House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 4 July 1661

Pages 289-290

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

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Jovis, 4 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.


JOHN Motteux and Anthony Grouen, in order to their Naturalization, did this Day take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table.

Committes added.

Ordered, That Mr. Fane, Mr. Biscowen, Sir Edward Harly, and Sir Roger Bradshaigh, be added to the Committee to whom Sir John Munson's Bill is committed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Robinson, a Member of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Tanners Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Tanners of Essex and Middlesex, which was this Day read, be referred to the Grand Committee for Trade, to whom the Bill for the better Tanning and Dressing of Leather is committed; who are to hear the Petitioners therein.


A Bill for appointing a Register to the Brokers, being brought in this Day;

Ordered, That this Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Stocking Knitters.

A Petition of the Mayor, Justices, Sheriff, and Aldermen of Norwich, touching the knitting of Stockings, being this Day read;

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Grand Committee of Trade, to take the same into Consideration; and to hear the Petitioners; and to direct a Bill to be prepared and brought in, if they find Cause.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Lane, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Plextoll Parish.

A Bill for making the Chapel of Plextoll, heretofore annexed to the Parish of Wrotham in the County of Kent, a distinct Parish of itself, from Wrotham;

Stanstead Parish.

And another Bill for constituting the Parish of Stanstead, formerly annexed to the said Parish of Wrothom, a distinct Parish and Rectory, from Wrotham; were both this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bills be committed to Mr. Mervill, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Matthew Appleyard, Sir Anthony Irby, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Churchill, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Faunt, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Mr. Fra. Lovelace, Sir Fra. Clarke, Mr. Herbert, Sir Norton Knatchbull, Mr. Harvey, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Edw. Mountague, Doctor King, Mr. Pepis, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir John Covett, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Clifton, Mr. Knight, Mr. Hender Roberts, Mr. Birkinhead, Sir Hugh Bethell, Sir Tho. Peyton, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir John Tufton, Sir Edw. Master, Sir Wm. Batten, Mr. Barnham, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Cha. Berkley, Mr. Andrewes, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Mr. Thurbane: And they are to meet in the Star Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Restoring Advowsons, &c.

A Bill for restoring Rectories and Advowsons to his Majesty's loyal Subjects, was this Day read the First time.

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

Discharging Loyalists of Interest.

A Bill for moderating Interest to Three Pounds per Cent. for such Persons as have served the late King's Majesty, was this Day read the First time.

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

Shooter's Estate.

A Bill enabling Latham and Hopton Shooter to sell Lands, was this Day read the First time.

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

Importing Mader.

A Bill for importing of Mader, pure and unmixed, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, The same be read again, the Second time, on Monday next.

Repairs of Churches.

Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling Churchwardens, &c. was referred, several Amendments, with Three Provisoes, to be added to the Bill: Which Amendments and Provisoes being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed unto;

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes agreed to, be ingrossed.

Sabran's Nat.

Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for naturalizing Renee de Sabran, was committed, That the Committee saw no Cause to recede from the Amendments formerly made, or to make any other Amendments to the Bill; but that Sir Lancelot Lake, a Member of this House, being the Person concerned, had, according to the usual Privilege granted to Members in like Cases, desired to be heard by Counsel at the Bar of this House.

Ordered, That Sir Lancelot Lake be heard by his Counsel, against the Bill for naturalizing Penee de Sabran, at the Bar of this House, on Tuesday next.

Pains and Penalties against Regicides.

A Bill declaring the Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, to be imposed upon the Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders excepted out of the Act of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Sir Heneag Finch, Mr. Mountague, Sir Robert Atkins, Serj. Keeling, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Serj. Charleton, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Fran. Clerke, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Hen. Bennet, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Churchill, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Fane, Sir Jo. Rowse, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Wm. Smith, Mr. Strangwayes, Lord Le De Spencer, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Fran. Finch, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Heath, Sir John Holland, Sir Jo. Nicholas, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Morton, Lord Richardson, Sir Hump. Bennet, Lord Bruce, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Cotton, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Jo. Covert, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Ben. Ayloff, Mr. Broome Whorwood, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Darey, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Clement Throgmorton, Sir William Morice, Mr. Clerke, Sir Clement Fisher, Sir Allen Broderick, Sir Jo. Burlace, Mr. Gawdy, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Smith, Sir James Smith, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Hen. Newton alias Puckering, Mr. Jonathan Trelawney, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Newton, Mr. Cliffton, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Geo. Sandis, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Glascock, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Sir Tho. Stulley, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Kyrkby, Colonel Sandis, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Rich. Francklin, Mr. Mountague, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Maurice Berkley, Mr. Sandis, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Bennett. Lord Mandivell, Mr. Taylor, Lord Cornbury, Doctor Birkenhead, Mr. Joley, Sir Jo. Talbot, Mr. Cartwright, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Fownt, Sir Hen. North, Sir Wm. Courtop, Mr. Chetwind, Sir Tho. Meers, Sir Nich. Crisp, Mr. Bultecle, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Tho. Strickland, Colonel Shackerley, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Newton alias Puckering, Colonel Windham, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Griffin: 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, and Records: And to take care for a Proviso, that may save unto the Lord Marquis of Winchester the Advantage of the Act, made on his Behalf, for Reparation of Thirteen thousand Pounds out of the Estate of Robert Wallop; and also for a Proviso, on the Behalf of the Lord Craven; and to provide for the Indemnifying the Executors of any of the said exempted Persons that are dead, for any just Payments of Monies by them made.

Executing Regicides.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do bring in a Bill, To-morrow Morning, for Execution of the Persons, Prisoners in the Tower, condemned for the horrid Murder of his late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First.

Disbanding the Army, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for disbanding the Army and Navy, do make Report to this House, on Saturday Morning next.

Charge against Haslerigg.

Ordered, That his Majesty's Attorney General be desired to prepare and bring in the Evidence, against Sir Arthur Haslerigg deceased, with what convenient Speed he can.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That Sir Clement Throgmorton and Doctor Birkenhead be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.

Sir W. Killegrewe.

Ordered, That Sir William Killegrewe's Bill be read To-morrow.

Common Fields.

Ordered, That the Bill for Common Fields be read To-morrow.

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