House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 25 June 1661

Pages 279-280

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, 25 Junii, 13° Car. Regis.


Peck's Estate.

A BILL to enable Mr. Peck to sell Lands to pay his Debts, and make Provision for his Wife, being this Day read the Second time, was, upon the Question, committed to Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Pepis, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. George, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Courtney Poole, Colonel Legg, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Yorke, Sir Jo. Chechester, Mr. Whittaker, Doctor Rushton, Lord Cavendish, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Wm. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Stuckley, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Finch, Sir Jo. Covert, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Gawdy, Mr. Rigby, Sir Hen. Herbert, Colonel Gilby, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Clifford, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Bennet, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Hump. Bennet, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Law. Hide, Mr. Griffin, Sir Jo. Vaughan, Sir Edw. Seymore, Mr. Knight, Mr. Edw. Seymore, Mr. Coric, and all the Members that serve for Norfolke: And they are to meet in the Star Chamber on this Day Sevennight, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records. And Sir Peter Ball, being concerned, in Point of Interest, for his Daughter, who is married to Mr. Peck's *, is to have Notice in particular; that he may attend, and be heard before the Committee.

Earl of Cleveland's Estate.

A Bill to confirm the Earl of Cleveland's Act was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, To-morrow Morning.

Bills to be read.

Ordered, That all the Four ingrossed Bills be read Tomorrow Morning.

Carriages for the King.

A Bill for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty in his Royal Progress was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Tumultuary petitioning.

A Bill against Tumults, sent down from the Lords, being this Day read the Second time, was, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Comptroller, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Sollo. Swale, Mr. Churchill, Sir Hen. Newton, Lord Richardson, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir Ben. Ayloff, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Court. Poole, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Rich. Francklin, Lord Bruce, Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. Law. Hyde, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Hump. Bennett, Sir Phill. Warwick, Mr. Thurland, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Lowther, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Hussey, Sir Edm. Pierse, Sir Geo. Reeve, Colonel Legg, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Tulse, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bennett, Sir Wm. Haywood, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Maurice Berkley, Mr. Edward Seymore, Mr. Bulteele, Sir Allen Broderick, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Fanshaw junior, Colonel Windham, Sir Jo. Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Sir Robert Holt, Serjeant Keeling, Lord Falkland, Mr. Birch, Sir James Smith, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Newton, Sir Rich. Edgecombe, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Sir Antho. Cope, Mr. Harbert, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Chichesley, Mr. Crouch, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Thomas, Sir Wm. Hartop, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Allan Apsley, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Den. Ashburnham, Sir Wm. Smith, Colonel Kyrkby, Mr. Rigby, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Shackerley, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Hender Roberts, Sir Tho. Clerke, Sir Edward Walpoole: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Abuses at Elections.

A Bill touching Election of Members to serve in Parliament, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Pryn, Mr. Sandis, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Phil. Warwicke, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Churchill, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Geo. Sandis, Sir Hen. North, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Hen. Newton, Lord Richardson, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Geo. Carteret, Colonel Fretchvill, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Lowther, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Sam. Trelawney, Mr. Henry Williams, Mr. Swainton, Mr. Waller, Sir Robert Atkins, Lord Ossory, Mr. Hussey, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Mr. Clifford, Sir Rich. Maleverer, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Mr. Fran. Finch, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Orme, Colonel Shakerly, Mr. Windham, Mr. Churchill, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Crooke, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Milward, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Cliffton, Sir Ben. Ayloff, Mr. Lewes Palmer, and all the Members of this House that shall be present to have Votes at the Committee: And they are to meet on Thursday next, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.


Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to view the several Laws for confirming the Liturgy of the Church of England; and to make Search, whether the original Book of the Liturgy, annexed to the Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, be yet extant; and to bring in a compendious Bill to supply any Defect in the former Laws; and to provide for an effectual Conformity to the Liturgy of the Church, for the Time to come.

And a Committee was accordingly appointed, of all the Members of this House, that are of the Long Robe: And the preparing the Bill was especially recommended to the Care of Mr. Serjeant Keeling.

High Commission Court.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to look into the Act that takes away the High Commission Court; and to report their Opinion, how far the coercive Power of the Ecclesiastical Courts are taken away; and to prepare a Bill for settling the same, if they see Cause: And this Business is especially recommended to the Care of Mr. Serjeant Keeling.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Angier, a Member of this House, have the Leave of the House to go into Ireland.

Ordered, That the Lord Falkland (being called away in his Majesty's Service) have the Leave of this House to go unto Dunkirke.


Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for the well-governing of Corporations, be adjourned; and taken into Consideration, the first publick Business, To-morrow Morning.

The Paper of Amendments to the Bill for regulating Corporations, being, after the Rising of the House, on Saturday last, found missing; and probably, by Mistake, taken away from the Clerk's Table, by some Member, amongst other Papers:

Ordered, That the several Members do make Search into their Papers; and such Member as shall find the said Paper, do forthwith restore the same to the Clerk of this House.

Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.

Ordered, That the Bill enabling his Majesty to make Leases of Lands in his Duchy of Cornwall, be read Tomorrow Morning.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Newton, alias Puckering, be added to the Committee of Privileges.


The House being this Day informed, that one Wm. Taylor, being a menial Servant to Sir Robert Paston, one of the Members of this House, was arrested at the Suit of * *; and, though he had his Master's Protection about him, and shewed the same to the Bailiff, and the Bailiff shewed it to the Party, yet he refused to release him; in Breach of Privilege of this House.

Ordered, That the Party at whose Suit he was arrested, and the Bailiff that did arrest him, be taken into Custody: And the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, is to apprehend and bring them up in Custody, to answer the said Breach of Privilege.


And then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in Debate of the Bill for orderdering the forces of this Kingdom: And

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor General, took the Chair: And, after some Debate thereupon,

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And

Mr. Solicitor General reported, that the Committee had made some Progress therein * * * *

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