House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 July 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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Sabbati, 20 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.


Lindsey Level, &c.

THE Committee to whom Two Bills touching the Level of the Fens, called Lindsey Level, lying in the County of Lincolne, and the County of the City of Lincolne, was committed, having adjourned to that Day Sevennight, next after the First Day that this Parliament shall meet on after their intended Recess; and to meet that Day in the Afternoon, in the Star Chamber;

Ordered, That all Persons concerned in the said Two Bills have notice of the said Adjournment, to the end they may attend at the Time and Place appointed, to offer what they have to say to the said Committee.

Resolved, That those that are Adventurers shall have Access to the Records and Papers concerning the Fens: And that the Clerk for the Adventurers of the Great Level of the Fens do, from time to time, produce before the Committee such Books, Papers, and Records, as he shall receive any Warrant for, under the Hand of the Chairman of the Committee.

And it is further Ordered, That there be free Liberty for Parties, Counsel, and Solicitors, on all Sides, to have recourse to the Records of Proceedings remaining with the said Clerk; and to search, peruse, and take Conies of what they think fit, or may serve for their Purpose, respectively.

Parson's Green Inclosure.

Sir Richard Onslow reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for confirming of an Inclosure of Land, formerly used for a Common Highway from ParsonsGreen to Southfeild in Fulham, and the Settling of other Land for a Common Highway there in lieu thereof, was committed, That the Committee saw no Cause to alter or amend the same: And thereupon delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which being read the Third time;

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent to the said Bill: And that the same do pass.

And Sir Richard Onslow is to return the same to the Lords.

Grey's Claim.

A Bill for Angell Grey Esquire to hold the Land of Sir John Danvers, till he receive 3,000£. with Interest, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Fane, Colonel Legg, Mr. Churchill, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Mallet, Sir Allen Brodrick, Mr. Biscowen, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Doleman, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Knight, Mr. Bulteel, Mr. Clerk, Mr. Mountague, Sir Jo. Rouse, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Waldron, Mr. Pleadwell, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Sandys, Sir Heneag Fince, Sir Francis Henry Lee, Mr. Francis Finch, Mr. Cliford, Mr. Clifton, Sir Jo. Talbot, and all the Members that serve for Somersetshire: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Powell's Estate.

A Bill for the making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied, by Sir Edward Powell Knight and Baronet, and Dame Mary his Wife, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second Tuesday at the next Meeting after this Recess.

Mr. Scudamor.

Ordered That the Bill of Mr. Scudamor be read on Monday Morning.

Truro Election.

Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Double Return for the Borough of Truro in Cornwall, That, upon Examination of the Fact, the Question appeared to be, Whether the Mayor and Twenty-four, or all the Freemen, of that Borough, have Right to elect Members to serve in Parliament: And this was the Resolution of the last Parliament: and the Opinion of the Committee, That the Twenty-four only, without the other Freemen, had Right to elect; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell were duly elected by them, and ought to sit.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Mayor and Twentyfour of the Borough of Truro in the County of Cornwall have the Right of electing Members to serve in Parliament for that Borough; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell were duly elected as Burgesses for the said Borough of Truro; and that they do sit in this House.

Chippenham Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for a new Election of a Burgess at Chippenham in the Room of Sir John Speake.

Bills to be read.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bills for Rannes and Clethero in the Duchy of Lancaster; and also for to enable the King to make Leases of his Duchy of Cornwall; be read on Monday Morning next.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney of the Duchy have the Leave of this House, to go into the Country.

Publick Revenue.

And then this House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to resume the Debate of the advancing of his Majesty's Revenue; and to settle the Proportions, according to the former Votes.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee: And afterwards,

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And

Sir Robert Atkins made Report, That the Committee had made some Progress; and desired that the House might again resolve itself into a Committee on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock, to proceed upon the last Debate.

Resolved, That this House do again resolve itself into a Committee on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock, to proceed upon the last Debate.

Message about Adjournment.

Mr. Secretary Moris acquainted Mr. Speaker, That the King's Majesty, respecting the Season of the Year, and that it was hotter at this Time than it used to be; and that some of the Judges had entered upon their Circuits this Day, and others were to set out on Monday next; and that, upon that Occasion, many of the Long Robe were to leave the Town; and believing that many other of the Members of this House desired a Recess, to refresh themselves, and to intend their own Affairs; was therefore graciously pleased to signify his Pleasure, that this House would so dispose their Business as to rise on Friday or Saturday next; at which time, his Majesty intended to come to the House of Lords to adjourn the Parliament.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, at Eight of the Clock.