House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 8 May 1663

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Veneris, 8 Maii, 15 Car. IIdi.


Defaulters to Call of the House.

ORDERED, That Mr. Pendarvis, and Mr. Clarke, be excused for not attending the House on Monday last, and struck out of the List of such as made Default.

Le Gouch's Nat.

Ordered, That the Name of Isaac Le Gouch be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.


Upon Information, That the Lady Grace Newton, Widow, having in her Hands the Deeds and Evidences concerning an House which Colonel Francis Windham, a Member of this House, did purchase of Captain Dillon, lying in the Pall Mall; yet the Lady Newton proceeds at Law, to evict Colonel Windham of the House;

Ordered, That the Lady Grace Newton, and Howell Jones her Attorney, be enjoined to stay all Proceedings at Law, concerning the House in the Pall Mall, now in the Possession of Colonel Francis Windham, during the Session of this Parliament.

Advancement of Trade.

A Bill for the Advancement of Trade, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.


Upon Information, That one Richard Castell Esquire had brought an Action of Ejectment, and, in Hilary Term last, caused Declarations to try the Title of certain Lands in the County of Pembroke, in the Possession of Isaac Lloyd Esquire, a Member of this House, and his Tenants;

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do apprehend Richard Castell, and bring him up in Custody, for his Breach of Privilege objected against him by Mr. Lloyd, a Member of this House.

Weaving Trade.

A Bill for remedying divers Abuses and Grievances in the Trade of Weaving, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on This-day-sevennight.

Crown Revenue.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee appointed to inspect these Branches of his Majesty's Revenue which arise by Customs, and the Lands and Rents belonging to the Crown, That, upon Consideration of the Balance of the Profits of the Customs for the Year ended at Michaelmas last, the Opinion of the Committee, That the Customs are worth Four hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, and are so to be admitted and taken as Part of his Majesty's Revenue; and that, upon Debate and Consideration of the whole Revenue of the Crown, in Lands and Rents, in Charge in the Exchequer, and Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall, the Opinion of the Committee, That they conceive the same, being well managed, may reasonably amount to an Hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, de claro, besides all Forests, Parks, and Chaces, and such Lands and Rents as have been granted away by Letters Patents.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the Two Heads reported;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, by the Committee appointed to inspect the Customs and Crown Lands, for fixing the publick Charges of the Kingdom upon some particular Branches of his Majesty's Revenue.

Resolved, &c. That these several Branches of his Majesty's Revenue, arising by First Fruits, Newcastle Coal, Alienations, Hanaper, Post Fines, Issues of Jurors, Green-wax, Aulnage, Butlerage, Faculties included in the Hanaper and Coinage, and Pre-emption of Tin, or any other Branches of his Majesty's Revenue which are not here enumerated, be referred to the same Committee, to inspect and examine; and also to examine the Issues of his Majesty's Revenue, and such Grants and Charges as are upon any Branches of the Revenue; and to consider, how any of the Branches may be improved; and to report the same to the House: And they are impowered to make Sub Committees: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to sit de die in diem; and speed their Report.

Sir C. Cotterell.

Ordered, That the Cause depending before the Committee of Elections, touching the Election of Sir Charles Cotterell, be put off till Tuesday the Ninth Day of June next.

Lindsey Level.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill of Sir William Killigrew, touching the Draining of Lindsey Level, was committed, have Leave to sit on Monday next in the Afternoon.

The House adjourns itself till To-morrow Morning, Eight . . Clock in the Morning.