House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 June 1661

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

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In this section

Jovis, 20 Junii, 13 Car. Regis.


ANNE Ferrers, Joachim Frederick Sagittary, and Isaack De Lamare, in order to their Naturalization, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy before Mr. Speaker at the Clerk's Table.

Peyton's Estate.

A Bill to enable Algernon Peyton, Doctor of Divinity, to make Sale of Part of his Lands, for Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Henry Williams, Mr. Waller, Mr. Walden, Mr. Pepis, Lord Castleton, Colonel Gilby, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Mr. Clifton, Sir Tho. Peyton, Mr. Smith, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Maurice, Mr. Newton, Mr. Corye, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Gray, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Collins, Sir Sollomon Swale, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Tho. Leigh, Colonel Windham, Mr. Clifford, Mr. George, Sir Hen. Williams, Mr. Daniell, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Orme, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Puckering, and all the Members that serve for Norfolke and Cambridgeshire: And they are to meet in the Star Chamber on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Fens in Lincolnshire.

A Bill for the better ordering, &c. of divers Fens and Fenny Grounds within the County of Lincolne, and within the County of the City of Lincolne, was this Day read the First time.

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

Okeover's Estate.

A Bill enabling Rowland Okeover Esquire to sell certain Lands in the County of Derby, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. Shakerly, Sir Sollomon Swale, Dr. Rushton, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Street, Mr. Crouch. Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Pitt, Baron of Kenderton, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Mr. Smith, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Clifford, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton. Mr. Orme, Mr. Milward, Lord Rich. Butler, Mr. Lowther, Sir George Reeve, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir James Smith, Mr. Pepis, Mr. George, Mr. Finch, Mr. Maurice, and all the Members that serve for Staffordshire: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records: And all Persons concerned are to have Notice.

Earl of Dorsett's Estate.

A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, for settling the Manors of Knoll Seale and Kempsing, in the County of Kent, upon the Earl of Dorsett and his Heirs, and chargeing the Manors of Berhill, Cowding, and other Lands, with a Rent Charge of One hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum in Lieu thereof, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Antho. Irby, Sir George Reeve, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Lovelace, Lord Rich. Butler, Sir Richard Breham, Sir Fran. Vincent, Mr. Wm. Lowther, Sir Geo. Sandis, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Shackerly, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Sir Cha. Herbert, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Fra. Clerke, Mr. Harbord, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Mr. Prin, Mr. Morton, Mr. Pitt, Lord Bruce, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Edw. Smith, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Jo. Covet, Mr. Herbert, Sir Hump. Bennett, Sir Heneage Finch, Mr. Geoffery Palmer, Mr. Kirkby, Sir Jo. Rouse, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Cliffton, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Street, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Fane, Mr. Waller, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Lord Cornbury, Sir Ralph Bankes, Mr. Yorke, Sir Cha. Berkley, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Surry and Sussex, and for the City of London: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And all concerned are to have Notice.

A Person discharged from custody.

The Mayor of Northampton, being in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Miscarriages in the Election for that Borough, and irreverent Carriage in the Church, and at the Communion Table, was this Day brought to the Bar of this House; and, making an humble Submission upon his Knees, received a grave Reprehension from Mr. Speaker; and was thereupon discharged of his Imprisonment, paying his Fees.

Masters in Chancery.

Mr. Edward Smith reported several Amendments to the Bill for ascertaining and establishing the Fees of the Masters of the Chancery, in Ordinary: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and delivered in the same, together with the said Bill, at the Clerk's Table.

And the said Amendments being severally twice read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said several Amendments, with this Addition after the Word "mentioned," in the Sixth Amendment, "that then every such Master, being thereof legally convicted, shall thenceforth be disabled from the Execution of his said Office of Master of the Chancery;" And also

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

Fees of Courts of Justice.

Ordered, That a Grand Committee for regulating the Courts of Justice do sit upon Mondays; and that they take into Consideration the several Fees in all the Courts, Offices, and Prisons, and particularly the Fees in the Exchequer upon passing Sheriffs Accounts; and they are to send for Persons, Papers, and Records, from all Courts, Offices, and Prisons.


Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be authorized to write Letters into the several Counties of England and Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, to quicken the speedy Payment of all Arrears of Assessments, Poll-money, and any other Monies whatsoever due to his Majesty, and yet unpaid: And the Knights of the Shires of the several Counties are desired to take care of the Conveyance thereof; and to use their best Endeavours for the Furtherance of this important Service.

Disbanding the Army, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for the paying off and disbanding the Army and Navy do make Report thereof unto this House on Tuesday Morning next.

Chippenham Election.

Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the several Returns of Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Bainton, and Sir Hugh Speake, as Burgesses for the Borough of Chippenham in the County of Wilts, that no due Notice was given for the Election; and that so many of the Electors were absent, as might have over-balanced the Poll, had they all been there; and that the Poll, being demanded for all Three, was refused, as against Mr. Bainton; and the Opinion of the Committee, of the wilful Miscarriage of the Bailiff therein, as by Design; and that the Election was void.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee, that the Election for the said Borough of Chippenham is void.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired to make a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue a new Writ for the Election of Burgesses for the said Borough of Chippenham.

Resolved, That the Bailiff of Chippenham be sent for in Custody to answer his said Miscarriage at the Election, and his insolent Carriage before the Committee; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do apprehend and bring him up in Custody.

Bills sent to Lords.

Ordered, That the Lord Cornbury do carry up to the Lords the Two Bills which were Yesterday returned from the Lords, as they are amended in the Particulars therewith sent; and to desire their Concurrence to them both; but that the Bill for a free and voluntary Present to his Majesty may be sent back.


The Bill for well-governing of Corporations was this Day read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That the said Bill should be committed;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Duncombe, Tellers for the Yeas: 185.
Sir Tho. Fanshaw, jun. With the Yeas,
Mr. Stanley, Tellers for the Noes: 136.
Sir Edw. Massey, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And thereupon the said Bill was committed to Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Thomas Fanshaw, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Clifford, Sir Robert Atkins, Lord Bruce, Lord Castleton, Sir Tho. Leigh, Lord Cornbury, Sir Antho. Cope, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Jo. Morley, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Fane, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Jay, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Allen Brodricke, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Lewes Pallmer, Colonel Windham, Sir Jo. Tuffton, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Grey, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, Sir Heneage Finch, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Knight, Mr. Churchill, Sir Phill. Warwick, Mr. Peckham, Lord Falkland, Sir Bay. Throgmorton, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Chichley, Sir Roger Bradsheigh, Mr. Flint, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Mr. Andrewes, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Milward, Mr. Waller, Sir Edw. Hopton, Mr. Stafford, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Lord St. John, Sir Rich. Frankin, Mr. Edw. Phillips, Sir Ralph Banks, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Jo. Talbot, Sir Ben. Ayloff, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Wren, Sir George Courtop, Sir Hump. Bennett, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Garway, Mr. Mompesson, Mr. Chune, Mr. Heath, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir Wm. Haywood, Lord Mandivell, Mr. Cliffton, Sir Rich. Maliverer, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Mr. Harbert, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Colonel Fretchvill, Mr. Biscowen, Mr. Stanley, Sir Herbert Price, Mr. Denny Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir Wm. Smith, Mr. Whiteker, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Sir Edw. Mosley, Mr. Bunkley, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Orme, Mr. Walden, Lord Ossory, Mr. Hen. Williams, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Jo. Nicholas, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Fowell, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Robert Phillips, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Glascoke, Sir Wm. Fleewood, Sir James Smith, Lord Brereton, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Edm. Peirse, Dr. Arris, Colonel Kyrkby, Mr. Rob. Crooke, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Trevanyan, Mr. Tanner, Sir Hen. Williams, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Rob. Brooke, Sir Rob. Holt, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Baron of Kinderton, Mr. Scot, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. Hender Roberts, Lord Le de Spencer, Mr. Fra. Buller, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Tint, Sir Cæsar Coleclouch, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Southcott, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Sam. Sandis, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Hen. Williams, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Weld, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Jo. Barrington, Lord Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Herle, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Adrian Scroope, Colonel Bethell, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir George Sandis, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Mr. Price: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.

And the Question being put, That all the Members of this House, that shall come to the said Committee, shall have Votes.

The House was divided: And

The Noes went forth.

Sir Henry Lea, Teller for the Yeas: 73.
With the Yeas,
Sir John Duncombe, Tellers for the Noes: 111.
Sir Cha. Cornwallis, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

And the House then adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.