House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 18 June 1661

Pages 273-274

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

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Martis, 18 Junii, 13° Car. Regis.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Sir William Fenwick, one of the Knights for the County of Northumberland, have Leave to go into the Country.

Records of King's Bench, &c.

Ordered, That the Records of the King's Bench and Common Pleas, which, by Order of a pretended Committee of Parliament, bearing Date the Twenty-ninth of January 1649, were removed out of the Rooms over the Parliament House, be brought back, and kept there, as formerly they used to be.

Thynne's Marriage Settlement.

A Bill for Supply of a Defect in a Conveyance made upon the Marriage of Sir Henry Fredericke Thynne with Mary his now Wife, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the same be read again, the Second time, on Friday next.

Hunt's Estate.

A Bill to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Thomas Hunt Esquire, and John Hunt Gentleman, for Payment of their Debts, being ingrossed, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That the said Bill do pass.

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill shall be, An Act to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Thomas Hunt Esquire, and John Hunt Gentleman, for Payment of their Debts.

And Mr. Fowell is to carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.


A Bill for erecting and augmenting of Vicarages, was this Day read the First time.

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

Cardiff Return amended.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, now attending at the Door with the Returns, do take from off the File the Writ and Indenture whereby Mr. Bassett was returned Burgess for Cardiff; and that he cancel the same.

Resolved, further, That he do raze the Name of Sir Richard Lloyd out of the Indenture, whereby he was returned Burgess for the said Town of Cardiff; and that he do, instead thereof, insert the Name of * Thomas Esquire, who was duly elected for the said Town of Cardiff.

In Obedience whereunto, the Deputy to the Clerk of the Crown did, at the Clerk's Table, take the said Writ and Indenture, whereby the said Mr. Bassett was returned, from off the File, and cancelled the same; and did raze the Name of the said Sir Richard Lloyd out of the Indenture whereby he was returned; and, instead thereof, inserted the Name of the said Mr. Thomas.

Publick Revenue.

Sir Phillip Warwick, according to an Order of the Thirteenth of June last, did this Day make Report to this House of the State of the Particulars designed for his Majesty's constant Revenue, to the Effect following:

That, by an Order, made the One-and-thirtieth of July 1660, by the Commons then assembled, it was referred to a Committee, to consider of settling such a Revenue on his Majesty, as might maintain the Splendor and Grandeur of his Kingly Office, and preserve the Crown from Want, and from being undervalued by his Neighbours; and to make a speedy Report to the House.

In pursuance whereof, several Particulars were designed for his Majesty's Revenue.

And that, upon the whole Matter, he found the Customs, estimated at Five hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, would fall short One hundred thousand Pounds:

That the Excise, valued at Three hundred thousand Pounds, would fall short Fifty thousands:

That the Crown Lands, valued at One hundred and Twenty thousand Pounds, would fall short Forty thousand Pounds:

That the Estimate upon Advance of the Queen's Jointure, at Fifty thousand Pounds, will fall short Forty thousand Pounds:

That the Estates forfeited, estimated at Thirty-eight thousand Pounds, will fall short Twenty-five thousand Pounds:

That the Wine Licences, estimated at Twenty-five thousand Pounds, will fall short Ten thousand Pounds:

Total of the Defects, Two hundred Sixty-five thousand Pounds.

That there were other Particulars fell short; but he would not trouble the House at present with them, because perchance they might bear their own Remedies. And he recommended very earnestly the Laws for coercive Powers to be strengthened.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect and examine the Business of the King's Majesty's Revenue, and the Particulars proposed to make it up; and to report how much, and wherein, the same is defective; and by what means it may be best and most effectually supplied.

And a Committee was accordingly appointed of the Members following; Sir Phillip Warwick, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Allen Brodrick, Mr. Edw. Phillips, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Sir Henry Herbert, Lord Bruce, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Robert Bolles, Mr. Secretary Morice, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Birch, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Robert Atkins, Lord Brereton, Lord Rich. Butler, Sir Baneham Throgmorton, Mr. Fane, Lord St. John, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Henry Coventry, Lord Cornebury, Sir John Goodrick, Sir John Nicholas, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Robert Phillips, Lord Falkland, Sir John Brampston, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Clifford, Lord Candish, Sir John Denham, Colonel Windham, Colonel Legg, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Mountague, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir James Smith, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Sir Ben. Ayliff, Lord Mandevil, Mr. Knight, Mr. John Trelawney, Mr. Fretchvill, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Mr. Harvy, Sir Tho. Bloodworth, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Williams, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Egerton, Sir Nich. Crispe, Mr. Phinees Andrewes, Mr. Clifton, Mr. Chowne, Sir John Holland, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Lord Buckhurst, Sir John Barrington, Sir Jordan Crosland, Sir John Covett, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Law. Hyde, Mr. Nicholas, Sir John Vaughan, Sir Wm. Heywood, Mr. Bulteele, Sir Francis Clerke, Mr. Francis Windham, Sir Georg Reeve, Mr. Peckham, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Colonel Sandis, Sir Jo. Talbot, Mr. George Pitts, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Jo. Harrison, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Georg Sandis, Mr. Swanton, Sir Antho. Cope, Sir John Duncomb, Sir Theop. Biddolph, Mr. Glascock, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Maurice, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Smith, Sir John Shaw, Sir Hum. Bennett, Mr. Bunkley, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Wren, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pryn, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Gawdy, Mr. Graham, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Tho. Jones, Mr. Kyrkby, Mr. Jo. Lowther, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Milward, Sir Henry North, Lord Ossory, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Jo. Rolls, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Scot, Mr. Street, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Hump. Winch, Sir Henry Worsley, Sir John Yorke, Mr. John Jones, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Jo. Cary, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Francis Finch, Colonel Gilby, Sir Robert Holt; Mr. James Herbert, Lord Herbert, Mr. Jolliff, Sir Gilbert Ireland, Mr. Wm. Lowther, Lord Mansfield, Mr. Georg Mountague, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Chetwind, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Wm. Powell, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Hender Roberts, Sir Adrian Scroope, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Sandis, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, Mr. Whitley, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Welden, Mr. Biscowen: And all the Members of this House that shall be present shall have Votes at the Committee: And the said Committee are hereby impowered to make Sub Committees, as there shall be Occasion; and to receive the Petition of the Brewers, or any other Petitions that shall be offered to them, concerning his Majesty's Revenue: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records: And they are to meet in this House on Friday next, at Two of the Clock.


And this House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Debate of the Bill for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom: And

Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And

Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor General, took the Chair:

And after much Debate upon the said Bill,

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.

And Mr. Solicitor General making Report, that the Committee of the whole House had had much Debate upon the said Bill, but made little Progress therein;

Ordered, That the Debate of the Bill for Confirmation of publick Acts be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

And then the House adjourned till Seven of the Clock To-morrow Morning.