House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 1 April 1663

Pages 461-462

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

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Die Mercurii, 1 Aprilis, 15 Car. IIdi.


St. Oswald Hospital.

A BILL for settling the Hospital of St. Oswald in Worcestershire, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Knight, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. James, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Sandis, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Wm. Lewis, Colonel Robinson, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Manwaring, Dr. Arris, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Street, Sir Rich. Oatley, Colonel Sandis, Mr. Ernley, Sir John Packington, Sir John Coriton, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Eyre, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Worcester: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Kiligrew's, &c. Nat.

Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the Naturalizing of Charlotte Hessen Killigrew, and others, was committed, That the Committee had taken into Consideration the Case, with the Certificates concerning the several Persons mentioned in the Bill, being Fourteen in Number; and found, that they were all clearly capable, according to the Statute, of being naturalized: And delivered in the Bill at the Clerk's Table.

The Question being put, That the Name of James Taudin shall stand in the Bill;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir Rich. Mauleverer, Tellers for the Yeas: 31.
Sir Geo. Probert, With the Yeas,
Sir John Coriton, Tellers for the Noes: 44.
Sir Robert Brooke, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Bill for the rest of the Persons be ingrossed;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Name of Mrs. Abigall Holland, Daughter of Sir John Holland, be inserted into this Bill for Naturalization.

Ordered, That the Name of Thomas Verbeque be inserted into this Bill for Naturalizing.

Marq. of Winchester's Award.

A Bill for confirming an Award, made by the King's Majesty for settling the Differences between John Lord Marquis of Winchester, and Charles Lord St. John, his eldest Son; and the Conveyances in pursuance of the Award; was this Day read the First time.

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

Challoner's Estate.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Bill for enabling Mr. Edward Challoner to make Provision for his Wife and Children was committed, some Amendments to the Bill; Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Church Lands.

A Bill for apportioning Rents, and preventing concurrent Leases of the Lands of Bishops and other Ecclesiastical Persons, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Wm. Compton, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Mountague, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Pryn, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Waller, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Coventry, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Knight, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. John Holland, Mr. Fane, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Morice: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

King's Speech.

Mr. Speaker reports from his Majesty, That the Lord Chancellor did tender the Petition of both Houses, with a short Speech: And that then the Petition was read to his Majesty: Which he received very graciously; and returned an Answer to it: And did deliver his Speech, which he had made in Answer to it, in Writing, to Mr. Speaker: Which he read to this House: Which was as followeth:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

YOU do not expect, that I should give you an Answer presently to your Petition: Yet I will tell you, that I will speedily send you an Answer; which, I am confident, will be to your Satisfaction. It may be, the general Jealousy of the Nation hath made this Address necessary: And, indeed, I believe, nothing hath more contributed to that Jealousy, than My own Confidence, that it was impossible there should be any such Jealousy; and the Effects of that Confidence: But I shall give you Satisfaction; and then, I am sure, you will easily satisfy and compose the Minds of the Nation.

I confess, my Lords and Gentlemen, I have heard of one Jealousy, which I will never forgive the Authors of; "That I had a Jealousy of your Affections; that I was offended with the Parliament to that Degree, that I intended to dissolve it." They say, Men are naturally most angry with those Reports which reflect upon their Understanding; which make them thought weak Men. Truly, I should appear a very weak Man, if I should have any such Passion, any such Purpose.

No, my Lords and Gentlemen, I will not part with you upon these Terms: Never King was so much beholden to a Parliament, as I am to you: And, if My Kindness to you, and My Confidence in you, be not proportionable, I am behind-hand with you: Which, God willing, I will not be.

Mr. Speaker, and you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I am willing to take this Occasion to give you My particular Thanks, for your great Kindness, in taking hold upon an easy Intimation, rather than an Invitation from Me, to enter upon the Consideration of My Revenue: It was kindly done, and I shall never forget it. I have given Order, that you be fully informed of the true State of it; and then I know you will do that which is good for Me and you. And, I pray, pursue your good Resolutions, in putting the Kingdom into such a Posture, that we may prevent, at least not fear, any desperate Insurrection.

Committee for Trade.

Ordered, That the Committee for Trade do sit constantly on every Monday and Wednesday in the Afternoon: And that no other Committee do then sit.

Crown Revenue.

Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Majesty's Revenue do sit constantly every Friday and Saturday in the Afternoon: And that no other Committee do then sit.

Preventing Popery.

The House then, according to the Order made on Monday last, took into Debate the Matter upon the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery be re-committed to the former Committee, upon the present Debate: And that the Provisoes brought in, and such other Provisoes as shall be offered, be referred to the Consideration of the same Committee: And the Committee is hereby revived: And they are to sit Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And no other Committee to sit then.


Ordered, That the Report concerning the Militia be heard on Friday.

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