House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 5 March 1662

Pages 378-379

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

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Mercurii, 5 die Martii, 14 Car. Regis.

Nevill's Estate.

ORDERED, That Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir John Marley, Mr. Kent, Sir William Hayward, Mr. Walgrave, Sir Francis Anderson, Mr. Pleydwell, Mr. Reames, be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Mr. Nevill is committed.

Bonelace, &c.

A Bill against importing foreign Bonelace, and Embroidery, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on Friday next.

Fishing Trade.

A Bill to confirm his Majesty's Letters Patents concerning the Fishing Trade, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time, on Saturday: And that Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Sandys, and Mr. King, do peruse this Bill, and the King's Letters Patents; and supply any Defect they find in the Bill.

Privilege- Persons discharged.

Ordered, That Mr. John Gofe and his Wife, and John Thorner, be discharged of their Commitment to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.


Upon Information that Sir Thomas Longvill Baronet, and his Lady, Nicholas Bulmer, William Lloyd, Henry Longvile, Valentine Lane, Mark Lampton, John French, Matthew Smith, Mary Bugs, Mrs. Heron, John Risdon, and one Mr. Blunt an Attorney, had, by Force, entered upon, and do still keep Possession of, an House and Lands in Wolverton; and also, another House in Billing in the County of Northampton; of which Colonel Gray, a Member of this House, his Tenants or Assigns, were lately in Possession; the said Colonel Gray having an Estate therein from Sir Edward Longvile, deceased, and his Lady, in Trust to pay Debts, and raise Portions for younger Children;

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do apprehend, and take into Custody, the Persons above named; to answer their Misdemeanor, and Breach of Privilege, in taking and keeping Possession of the Houses and Lands aforesaid, in which Colonel Gray hath an Estate and Interest for the Purposes before expressed.

Bedford Level.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill concerning Bedford Level, in the Fens, was committed, do sit To-morrow, being Thursday, and on Saturday next in the Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of any other Committee.

Stower, &c. Navigation.

The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for making navigable the Rivers of Stower and Salwerpe in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford, with the several Amendments agreed to, was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso tendered, on the Behalf of Staffordshire, was Three times read.

Resolved, That the said Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the Names of Sir Thomas Leigh, Sir John Talbott, Samuel Sandys Esquire, William Chetwind Esquire, Henry Tounsend Esquire, and Henry Eaatt Gentleman, be inserted into the ingrossed Bill, as Commissioners.

Which was done accordingly; and their Names thrice read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes agreed to, do pass: And that the same be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence.

And Sir John Goodrick is to carry the same up to the Lords.

Ministers Maintenance.

A Bill for Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Corporate and Market Towns, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Lord Ossory, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Thomas Leigh, Sir George Ryve, Dr. Burvell, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Churchill, Mr. William Sandys, Mr. Bunckley, Sir John Nicholas, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Henry North, Sir William Lowther, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Builteele, Mr. Coventry, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Chetwind, Sir George Hungerford, Sir John Burlace, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Jay, Sir James Langham, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Treasurer, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Knight, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Morrice Berkley, Mr. Robert Crook, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Thomas Strickland, Sir Benj. Ayloffe, Sir Allan Broderick, Colonel Gray, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir William Doyley, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Westphalin, Sir Edmond Pye, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. George, Sir Francis Goodrick, Sir Edmond Pierse, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Thomas Littleton, Colonel Robinson, Colonel Windham, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Tho. Gowre, Lord Ancram, Sir John Dawney, Mr. Mountague, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Mallett, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Dr. Birkenhead, Mr. Swinfen, Sir James Smith, Sir Nicholas Crisp, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kent, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir John Brampston, Sir Henry Newton, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Marvill, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Lewes, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Clement Fisher, Mr. Tayler, Mr. Oneale, Mr. Henley, Mr. Evelyn: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to the said Committee, are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Ordered, That the Bill, prepared by Sir John Duncombe, for regulating the Receipts of the King's Revenue with the least Charge, and for his Majesty's best Advantage, be brought in, and read To-morrow Morning.

Hearth Tax.

And then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to resume the Debate of the Bill for laying an Imposition upon Chimney Hearths.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Brampston took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.

Sir John Brampston made Report, That the Committee, had made some Progress in the further Debate of the said Bill; and desired, that this House might again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Debate of the said Bill To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That this House do again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

D. of Richmond's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Chyld, and Sir Toby Wolrich;

The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Settling of the Estate of James late Duke of Richmond and Lenos, according to Agreement of Charles Duke of Richmond and Lenos, Mary Duchess Dowager of Richmond and Lenos, and the Lady Mary her Daughter, and the Trustees of the said Lady Duchess; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duty on Iron.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition touching Iron is committed have Leave to sit in this House To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Morgan's Nat.

Ordered, That Jane and Katharine, the Daughters of Captain Michaell Morgan, who were born in Flanders, and are under Age, be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.

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