House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 January 1662

Pages 346-347

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

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Veneris, 17 die Januarii, 13° Car. Regis.


Newport Writ.

ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue out a Writ for a new Election of a Burgess for Newport in Cornewall, in the room of Sir Francis Drake, deceased.

Hatfield Level.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning the settling Differences between the Participants of Hatfield Chace, and Parts adjacent, extending into the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, and Nottingham; and the Inhabitants of Misterton and Weststockwith, in the County of Nottingham; be read ths First Bill To-morrow Morning.

Gold and Silver Lace.

A Bill for preventing of Frauds and Deceits in making of Gold and Silver Lace, and other Manufactures usually made of Gold, Silver, and Copper Ingots, to be disgrossed for that Purpose; and for setting up and erecting an Office, whereunto all Gold, Silver, and Copper Ingots, to be disgrossed for making of the said Manufactures, are to be brought; was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time on this Day Sevennight.


Another Bill for regulating the Trade of Silk-throwing was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on this Day Sevennight.

Poor Relief.

A Bill for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the same be committed to Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. John Jones, Sir Lancelott Lake, Mr. William Sandys, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Long, Sir John Talbott, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Theop. Biddulph, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. William Coventry, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Richard Browne, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Smith, Mr. Yorke, Sir Henry North, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Maynard, Sir Edward Massey, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Birch, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Henry Coventry, Sir Thomas Bludworth, Sir John Goodricke, Mr. Bunckley, Sir William Fleetwood, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Crooke, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Allan Brouerick, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Chetwind, Mr. Churchill, Colonel Windham, Sir Clement Throgmorton, Mr. Newton, aline Puckering, Mr. Knight, Sir Thomas Tomkins, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir John Denham, Sir John Shew, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Edward Moseley, Sir John Holland, Mr. Jollife, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Thomas Leigh, Mr. Clifford, Sir Thomas Lee, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Henry Puchering, alias Newton, Mr. Goodrick, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir William Tompson: And they are to meet, in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And all other the Members of this House who shall come to the said Committee, are to have Voices thereat.

Richmond Election-Ineligibility by Holy Orders.

Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Borough of Richmond in the County of Yorke, That it appeared to them, that Dr. Craddock was in Holy Orders; and that Mr. Wandesford had the Majority of Voices present at the Election: And the Opinion of the Committee, That Dr. Craddock was uncapable of being elected a Burgess for the Borough; and that Mr. Wandesford was duly elected, and ought to sit as Burgess for the said Borough of Richmond.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Dr. Craddock was a Person uncapable to be elected, and his Election void; and that Mr. Wandesford was duly elected a Burgess for the said Borough of Richmond, and ought to sit in this House: And that the Clerk of the Crown, or his Deputy, do attend this House with the Return; and do erase out the Name of Dr. Craddock, and insert the Name of Mr. Wandesford.

Which was, the next Day, done at the Clerk's Table.

Proceedings against Regicides.

Upon Report made to this House by Sir Edmond Peirse from the Committee to which the Bill for executing the Persons attainted for the Murder of his late Majesty is referred; That they had an Information from one * Smith, that one * Daybone was an Actor in the said horrid Murder, as he did gather from some Discourse had with his Wife; and that one * Bickerstaffe was also an Actor therein;

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do cause the said * Daybene and his Wife, and * Bickerstaffe to be forthwith apprehended, and taken into Custody: And that the said Committee have Power to examine the Matter objected against them; and to send for and examine any other Persons that they shall have Information of, to have been Actors in the horrid Murder of his late Majesty.


Resolved, That this House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill of the Militia; and the said Bill be there read over, and proceeded in.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And

Mr. Solicitor General made Report to the House, That the Committee had read over the said Bill; and made a good Progress therein; and desired that the House would resolve itself again into a Committee on Monday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next, to resume the Debate of the said Bill.

Captives at Algiers, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Captives of Algiers and Tunis do meet, on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and then adjourn to another Day.

Winter's, &c. Nat.

Ordered, That the Name of Mrs. Mary Winter, Wife of Mr. Edward Winter, and Daughter of Mr. William Potter, born in the East Indies, be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.

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