House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 10 March 1662

Pages 382-383

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

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Lunæ, 10 die Martii, 14 Car. Regis.

Woodcock's Lease.

A PETITION of Sir Thomas Woodcock was this Day read; wherein he complains, That he being, by several mean Assignments, interested in a Lease, for Three Lives, of a Farm called Strettham, in Sussex, belonging to the Bishoprick of Chichester, upon which above One thousand Pounds hath been laid out in Building and Improvement; and that Two of the Lives, in the Lease, died in the Time of the War, and the Third in February 1659; and that he thereupon did make Application to the Bishop, as soon as he was in a Capacity, to renew the said Lease; but he refused so to do, and pretends he hath granted the same to his Son;

Ordered, That the Case of Sir Thomas Woodcock be recommended, from this House, to his Majesty's Commissioners appointed in this Behalf, to treat between the Lord Bishop of Chichester and Sir Thomas Woodcock, and reconcile and settle the Difference between them, if they can; if not, to report their Opinion therein to this House: And it is also recommended to the said Bishop, from this House, to renew the Release of the Farm in Question, to Sir Thomas Woodcock, at a moderate Rate, according to ancient Use.

Fee-farm Rents.

A Bill for recovering the Arrears of Fee-farm Rents, and other Monies, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, To-morrow Morning.


Sir John Brampston reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for Silk-throwing was committed, several Amendments to be made in the said Bill, and two Provisoes to be added thereunto: Which Amendments he read, with the Coherence; and opened the Provisoes in his Place; and after delivered the same in, with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table. And the said Amendments and Provisoes, being severally twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

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

Marq. of Winchester's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for confirming the Estate of John Marquis of Winchester in certain Manors and Lands, whereof the Deeds and Evidences were burnt and lost, at the Taking of the Castle of Bazing, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.

Duke of Richmond's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling the Estate of James Duke of Richmond and Lenox according to Agreement of Charles Duke of Richmond and Lenox, Mary Duchess Dowager of Richmond and Lenox, and the Lady Mary her Daughter, and the Trustees of the Lady Duchess, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, that the said Bill be committed to Mr. Graham, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Knight, Colonel Legg, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Thomas Leigh, Mr. Clarke, Sir John Talbott, Colonel Shakerley, Mr. Robert Crook, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir Edmond Pye, Colonel Trelawny, Sir Edmond Peirse, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Richard Braham, Mr. Prynn, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Phillips, Colonel Windham, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Reymes, Mr. Seymour, Colonel Oneale, Sir William Fleetwood, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. King, Sir Thomas Allen, Serjeant Charleton, Sir John Brampston, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Baynham Throgmorton, Colonel Sandys, Mr. William Sandys, Sir William Lewes, Sir Nicholas Crisp, Colonel Windham, Sir Chichester Wray, Lord Angier, Lord Falkland, Sir Charles Berkeley, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Robert Howard, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Jay, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Philip Howard, Mr. Henley, Sir Richard Powell, Sir Thomas Meres, Colonel Phillips, Dr. Birkinhead, Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Lord Bruce, Mr. Clifford, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Jones, Colonel Francis Windham, Mr. Stanley, Colonel Gilby, Sir James Smith, Sir George Fletcher: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Fishing Trade.

A Bill to confirm Letters Patents granted by his Majesty, and to regulate and settle the Trade of Fishing, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Treasurer, Mr. King, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Robinson, Sir Bayncham Throgmorton, Sir Nicholas Crispe, Mr. Westphaling, Sir James Smith, Sir Lancelott Lake, Mr. Churchill, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Prynn, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Mr. Vaughan, Sir William Smith, Sir Thomas Strickland, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Chetwind, Colonel Bisshop, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Oneale, Colonel Windham, Colonel Trelawny, Mr. Long, Mr. Jay, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Henry Bennett, Sir John Packington, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Reames, Colonel Robinson, Sir John Roll, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir John Shaw, Sir Thomas Leigh, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Henry North, Colonel Legg, Sir George Ryve, Sir Thomas Gowre, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Knight, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Clifford, Sir Nicholas Crisp, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Cofferer, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Chichester Wray, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Allan Apsley, Colonel Strangwayes, Dr. Birkenhead, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir Edmond Pooley, Sir John Denham, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Biscawen, Sir Edmond Pye, Sir Edmond Peirse, Sir Maurice Berkley, Colonel Gilby, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Burlace, Mr. Harvey, Sir Richard Oately, Mr. Chicheley, Lord St. John, Mr. Windham, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Jordan Crosland: And all the Members of this House that come, to have Votes at the Committee: And they are to meet, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock, To-morrow in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And are to take into Consideration, such Proposals as shall be made touching the Western Fishing of this Kingdom; and to make Provision touching the same in the Bill; or report the same, and their Opinions, to the House.


Upon reading the Petition of William Cozens, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; wherein it is informed, That one Game hath lately caused him to be arrested, upon an Outlawry; and that he is in Custody thereupon;

Ordered, That the said Cozens be discharged of his Imprisonment, out of the Custody of John Halgate, Bailiff, who arrested him in Breach of the Privilege of this House.


Ordered, That the Business touching the Highways be resumed, and taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

Hearth Tax.

Sir John Brampston made Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for laying an Imposition upon Hearths was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place: And several Additions and Provisoes to be added thereunto: Which he also read; and afterwards, delivered in the said Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes, together with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, being severally twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed unto. And the said Additions and Provisoes brought in, being read Paragraph by Paragraph, after some small Amendments made therein, were severally agreed unto.

And another Proviso being tendered to be added to the said Bill; the same was twice read.

Resolved, That the Certificate therein mentioned shall not be made upon Oath.

And thereupon the said Provision was rectified in those Parts of the said Proviso, which related thereunto; and those Amendments, upon the Question, agreed unto.

And the Question being put, That the Words "Twenty Shillings" do stand in the said Proviso;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Sir Rich. Temple, Tellers for the Noes: 98.
Colonel Strangwaies, With the Noes,
Lord St. John, Tellers for the Yeas: 115.
Mr. Fretchvile, With the Yeas,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the said Proviso, so amended, be made Part of the Bill.

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

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