House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 10 November 1660

Pages 180-181

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

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Saturday, 10th November, 1660.


Woollen Manufactures.

The humble Petition of many Thousand Merchants, Clothiers, and others, concerned in the Manufactures of Wool in the County of Devon, and within the City of Exon, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of this House for Trade; to examine the Business, and hear Parties; and state the Case, and report the same to the House, with their Opinion: And they have Power to send for Parties and Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.

Lord's Day.

Sir William Wheeler reports Amendments to the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and were afterwards read the First and Second time; and, on the Question, agreed.

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.

Weavers Company.

A Bill for regulating the Election of the Bailiffs and Wardens of the Company of Weavers, London, was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.

Preston Vicarage.

A Bill for uniting and consolidating of the Rectory and Vicarage of Preston, in the County of Suffolke, was this Day read the Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Crowch, Sir Walter Erle, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Thornton, Mr. Harris, Sir Geo. Browne, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Stoughton, Sir Henry North, Mr. Thomas, Sir William Wheeler, Sir Tho. Rich, Mr. Collins, Lord Bruice, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Tompkins, Sir Capel Luckin, Sir John Rolle, Mr. Stroade, Sir Salomon Swayle, Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Minors, Sir Samuel Luke, Mr. Cleyton, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Thurland, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Parker, Sir Edmond Boyer, Sir Samuel Jones, Sir Tho. Willis, Mr. Shaw, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Wm. Montague, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Lowther, Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Mollineux, Mr. Reames, Sir John Northcott, Mr. George Mountague, Mr. Elliott, and all the Knights and Burgesses for the County of Suffolk: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: and have Power to send for Persons, Parties, Deeds, and Evidences, as they shall find it necessary.


Ordered, That on Monday next the House take into Consideration the Business of the Excise.

Swearing and Cursing.

A Bill for the better preventing and suppressing of the detestable Sins of profane Swearing and Cursing, was this Day read the Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Mr. Edward Stevens, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Harris, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir John Northcott, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Orme, Sir Capell Luckin, Lord Falkland, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Thornton, Sir Tho. Rich, Sir Sal. Swale, Mr. Thurland, Sir Edmund Boyer, Mr. Ansley, Lord Ancram, Mr. Huxley, Mr. Trevor, Sir John Temple, Sir Tho. Wharton, Mr. Tucker, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Hales, Mr. Reames, Sir George Reeve, Sir John Cloberry, Lord Bruice, Sir John Carey, Mr. John Goodwin, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Herbert, Sir Henry North, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Merricke, Serjeant Browne, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Titus, Mr. Stroade, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Ratcliffe, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Peacocke, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Fox, Colonel Arundle, Sir John Rolle, Mr. Delves, Mr. Rigby, Sir Edw. Turner, Lord Angier, Major Cleyton, Mr. Shapcot, Mr. Coker, Mr. How, Mr. Orme, Sir Henry Crofts, Mr. Foley, Lord Herbert, Mr. Radcliffe, Major Knight, Sir John Marsham, Mr. Gerard, Mr. Minors, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Haris, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Hele, Mr. Bowman, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Grove, Mr. Yong, Mr. Bacon, Colonel Popham, Mr. More, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Lucy, Sir Hen. Wolsley, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Baker: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Chequer Chamber.

Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to peruse the Laws in Force against Drunkenness; and to consider what is defective therein; and to propose to the House what they shall find most convenient for Supply of those Defects: And Mr. Bampfeild is desired to take care hereof.

Separation of married Persons.

A Bill for preventing the voluntary Separation, and living apart, of married Persons, was this Day read the First time:

And the Question being propounded, That this Bill be read the Second time, on Wednesday next;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Sir Ralph Knight, Tellers for the Yeas: 116.
Mr. Willoughby, With the Yeas,
Mr. Herbert, Tellers for the Noes: 96.
Lord Ancram, With the Noes,

And so it was Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.


Ordered, That the Bill for repairing of Highways, be read on Monday Morning next.


Ordered, That the Lord Faulkland, Sir Rowland Litton, Sir John Marsham, Mr. How, Sir John Potts, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Allen Brodricke, Mr. Allen, Sir Tho. Meeres, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Orme, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Henly, Mr. Fox, Mr. Pedley, Sir Francis Gerrard, Mr. Barton, Mr. Elliot, Sir John Talbot, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Mollineux, Sir George Reeve, Colonel Windham, Mr. Earnely, Mr. Capell, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Winfeild, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Henry Cesar, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Minors, Mr. Cronwallis, Sir Samuell Jones, Sir George Browne, Mr. Babington, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Bascowen, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Phillip Woodhouse, Mr. Reames, are added to the Committee to whom the preparing of a Bill for settling the Militia of the Kingdom, is referred.

Earl of Bristoll's Claims.

Resolved, That the Committee for the Bill sent from the Lords, concerning the Earl of Bristoll, be and hereby is revived.

Marq. of Winchester's Estate.

Resolved, That the Committee for the Bill sent from the Lords, concerning the Marquis of Winchester, be and hereby is revived.

Browne's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill for enabling Sir Anth. Browne, to make Sale of some Lands, be read the Second time on Tuesday next.

This House doth adjourn itself to Monday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.