Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 12th December, 1660.
DAME Anna Morgan, born at Delfe in Holland, only Daughter and Heir of Sir Charles Morgan, Colonel, and late Governor of Burgen up Zom, and now Wife of Walter Strickland Esquire, took the Oaths, in order to her Naturalization.
Mr. Rich reports from the Committee for Trade, That they had examined the Matter complained of against John Lee, Elias Mashman, John Bound, John Burgo, of Canterbury, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon Information that they had transported Wool beyond Sea, contrary to Law: And that the Committee are of Opinion, that they be forthwith discharged.
Resolved, That John Lee, Elias Mashman, John Bound, and John Burgo, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be forthwith released, and set at Liberty, they paying their Fees.
Oudart's, &c. Nat.
Sir Edward Turner reports Amendments in the Bill for Naruralizing of Nicholas Oudart Esquire, and others: Which he read in his Place.
Resolved, That John Van de Hoeux, Abigail Bourchier, Wm. Geering, and Elizabeth Hodgkin, who have produced no Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, be left out of the Bill.
He also presents a List of Names recommended by his Majesty, the Lord Chancellor, and others, amounting to Thirty-six in Number.
Resolved, That the said Names be added in the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill, with those Amendments and Additions, be ingrossed.
Ordered, by the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Two thousand and Two hundred Pounds, due to several Persons on Bills of Exchange, drawn by Sir Robert Honywood, and the other late Commissioners in Sweden, for their Allowance, from the Nineteenth of April 1660, and for Mourning at the King of Sweden's Death; viz. Three hundred Pounds on Bill, dated 8 May 1660, payable to William Allott; Four hundred Pounds on Bill, dated 8 May 1660, payable to the said William Allot; Six hundred Pounds on Bill, dated 8 May 1660, payable to Mr. Robert Swayle; and the several Sums of Six hundred Pounds, and Three hundred Pounds, payable to the said Mr. Swayle; extending the Allowance to the One-and-thirtieth of August 1660, when the said Sir Robert Honywood caused his Majesty's Plate and Household-stuff to be delivered at Whitehall; be charged on the Receipt of Excise, arising by foreign Commodities imported, and paid (together with Interest, after Six per Cent. from the Date hereof, to the time of Payment) in Course, after the other Sums shall be satisfied, which are charged on the Excise, by former Orders of Parliament, to the several Persons to whom the said Bills are payable, as aforesaid, or their Assigns, according to the Sums charged in the said Bills respectively, in full Satisfaction of the said several Bills: And the Commissioners of the Excise, for the Time being, are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, with the Acquittances of the said several Persons, or their respective Assigns, testifying their Receipts of the said several Bills, shall be, to the said Commissioners, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, by the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Three-pence, due to Colonel John Streattor, and John Macocke, Printers, for several things by them printed, after the Admission of the secluded Members, and for the Service of the House then sitting, according to an Account, allowed by their Order, dated 15 March 1659, be charged on the Receipt of Excise, arising by foreign Commodities imported, and paid, in Course, after the other Sums shall be satisfied, which are charged on the Excise, by former Orders of this Parliament, to the said John Streattor, and John Macocke, or their Assigns: And the Commissioners of the Excise, for the time being, are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of the said John Streatter, and John Macock, or their Assigns, shall be, to the said Commissioners, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to these Orders: And Sir John Temple is to carry them to the Lords.
Assessment on the City.
Resolved, That Mr. Titus have Leave to bring into this House, To-morrow Morning, a Bill for levying, in the City of London, an Assessment for defraying the Charges of the Officers, Trophies, and other Contingencies of the Militia of that City.
Mr. Pedley reports Amendments to the Bill for supplying the Defects of the Act for Poll Money: Which he read in his Place; and were afterwards read the First and Second time by the Clerk.
Resolved, That the Time for returning of the Sums charged be altered from the Second of February to the Second of March 1660.
Resolved, That the Clause in the Amendments, concerning the Sum chargeable on Esquires, or reputed Esquires, be as it is in the Bill.
And the Amendments, so altered, were, upon the Question, agreed.
That the Members of the respective Counties or Places where there's a Defect of Commissioners, may add Commissioners Names for their respective Counties and Precincts, before the Rising of the House; and such as shall be brought in, sitting the House, and signed by one or more Members of this House, be ingrossed into the Bill.
Mr. Pedley reports an introductory Clause to the additional Commissioners to be named in this Bill: Which was read; and agreed to be Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Wards and Liveries.
Mr. Montague reports from the Committee to whom it was referred, by an Order of Yesterday, to bring in a Proviso upon the then Debate of the House, concerning the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards, a Proviso to the Tenor following:
Provided always, and be it Enacted, That any thing herein contained shall not take away, nor be construed to take away, any Fines, Duties, or Payments, due, by particular Customs, to any mean Lord, or private Person, other than such Duties which, by the common Law of this Realm, or by the Custom of Fee *, are incident to any the Tenures by this Act intended to be taken away:
Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
He tenders another Clause to the said Bill; viz.
And be it further Ordained and Enacted, by Authority of this present Parliament, that one Act, made in the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, An Act for the Establishing the Court of the King's Wards; and also one Act of Parliament, made in the Three-andthirtieth Year of the Reign of the said King Henry VIII. concerning the Officers of the Court of Wards and Liveries; and every Clause, Article, and Matter, in the said Act contained, shall from henceforth be repealed, and utterly void.
An Amendment was tendered to the Bill, concerning the Grandfather's Guardship of a Child, in case of the Death of a Father, and the Re-marrying of the Mother.
And the Question being put, That the Amendment, now propounded, be received and read;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That, in Folio 5, Line 17, the Word "Whether," and these Words, Line 18, "or otherwise," be omitted in the additional Part of the Bill; and so the Words to stand thus, "sold by Retail."
Resolved, That, in the same Folio, Line 18, the Word "Buyer," in the Interlineation, be omitted; and, instead thereof, the Word "Retailer" be inserted.
Resolved, That, in Folio 14, Line last but one, these Words, "Commissioners, who shall be appointed by his Majesty for Appeals and Regulation in the Excise," be omitted; and, instead thereof, these Words, viz. "Lord Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being; or such other Person or Persons, as his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, shall appoint," be inserted.
That the Clause, Folio, 15, beginning with these Words, "and that the Commissioners," and ending, Line 15, with these Words, "said Receipt," be omitted out of the Bill; and that Amendments be answerably made, Folio 16, Line 3, and Line 11; and in Folio 15, Line *, the Word "appointed," and all following in 18, 19, 20, and 21 Line, to "on Behalf," be omitted.
Resolved, That this Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes agreed on, be ingrossed.
Sharlott, Wife of Tho. Killegrew Esquire, and Jane Sayer, this Day took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalization.