House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 7 May 1662

Pages 422-423

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, 7 Maii, 14 Car.


MARK Le Pla, James Le Pla, Peter De Cou senior, Peter De Cou junior, John Le Houcque, Daniel Dubo, John De Beauecarne, and David Le Conte, did this Day take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Common Fields.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Regulating of Common Fields, was this Day read the Third time.

The Question being put, That these Words "and other Commonable Grounds," be added to the Bill in the respective Places, after "Common Fields;"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And that Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Bunkley, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Yorke, and Sir Francis Goodrick, do see it put in against To-morrow Morning, in the Places where it is proper, after the Words "Common Fields."

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Taylor have the Leave of this House to attend the Jury in Westminster Hall.

Captives at Algiers, &c.

Sir Jervas Hollis delivers a Message from his Majesty,

That he had, upon the Petition of the Captives of Algiers, recommended them to this House, to take their Case into Consideration."

Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter touching the Captives of Algiers be heard on Friday next.

Regulating the Excise.

A Bill of regulating the Excise, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the same be committed to Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Henry Newton, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel Reames, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Baynham Throckmorton, Sir Geo. Ryve, Mr. Smith, Mr. Steward, Mr. Yorke, Lord George, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Jones, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Heath, Mr. Milward, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Colonel Bishop, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Rich. Franklyn, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Flint, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Hum. Winch, Colonel Wanklyn, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Morris, Sir Rich. Temple, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Fane, Sir John Strode, Mr. Birch, Mr. Clifford, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Brampston, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Boscowen, Lord Brereton, Sir John Tirrell, Sir Nich. Crisp, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Rich. Browne, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Chowne, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Knight, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Pryn, Sir Edm. Pooley, Colonel Windham, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. King, Sir Edm. Peirse, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Puckering, Colonel Progers, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Oakley, Colonel Fretchvile, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Thurland: And all the Members of this House, that come to the said Committee, are to have Votes thereat: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the House; and to sit there, and not elsewhere: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


The House then resumed the Debate upon the Two Provisoes, in Parchment, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for the Militia: One, for Ten Pounds, to be paid in lieu of an Horse; and the other, for saving the Right of the Muster Master General's Place.

The First Paragraph of the First Proviso was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to that Part of the Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

The next Paragraph of That Proviso being read the Second time;

The Question being put, To agree to That Paragraph;

It passed in the Negative.

Lords desire a Conference, &c.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Walter Littleton and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference in the Painted Chamber, upon a Message they have received from his Majesty.

And they have returned you Two Bills: One, for the Repair of Bengworth Bridge; and the other, for the Distribution of the Sixty-thousand Pounds amongst the loyal Officers, and assessing Offices for their further Supply; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Messengers being withdrawn;

Conference agreed to.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present Conference: And Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Bruce, Mr. Clifford, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Waller, Sir John Talbot, and Sir William Compton, are to manage the Conference.

Relief of Loyalists.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for Distribution of the Sixty-thousand Pounds, be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning.

The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference.

Message from the King.

Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor General, reports from the Conference, That the Lords did acquaint them, that they had received a Message from his Majesty, intimating, That he had received News of the Queen's approaching near the English Coast: and of his Majesty's Intent, upon the first Notice of her landing, to set forward to receive her: And therefore desired, that they would lay aside all private Business, and apply themselves wholly to the Publick, that they may be the sooner ready to rise.

Restoring Impropriations.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, by Colonel Fretchvile, to desire them to expedite the Bill for restoring Impropriations to the Loyal Party.

Lord's Day.

Ordered, That the Bill for the better observing the Lord's Day, be read on Friday Morning.

Damage cleere.

Ordered, That the Report of Sir Thomas Meres from the Committee to which the Bill for taking away Damage cleere, was committed, be heard on Friday Morning.


The House then resumed the Debate of the Two other Provisoes, in Parchment, sent from the Lords, to the Bill of the Militia.

The First of which, as to the saving the Right of the eldest Clerk of the Council to be Muster Master General, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords as to this Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

The last Proviso, as to the Lords being assessed by Five of the Privy Council, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to this Proviso, as it is now sent from the Lords;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, To commit the Proviso;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir Rich. Temple, Tellers for the Noes: 76.
Mr. Seymour, With the Noes,
Sir Tho. Meres, Tellers for the Yeas: 86.
Sir Fra. Goodrick, With the Yeas,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That the said Proviso be committed to Mr. Treasurer, Lord Bruce, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Ashburnham, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Scot, Dr. Birkinhead, Sir Tho. Gower, Colonel Robinson, Sir Jordan Crosland, Sir Wm. Portman, Lord Angier, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Milward, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Hen. Bennett, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Progers, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir John Talbot, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Lord Gorge, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Wanklyn: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to prepare, and bring in, Amendments to the said Proviso, pursuant to the present Debate.