House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 29 April 1663

Pages 472-473

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, 29 April. 15 Car.

JOHN Baptist Capell and Peter Vanoverscheld did this Day take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their being naturalized.


Capell's, &c. Nat.

Ordered, That the Names of the said John Baptist Capell and Peter Vanoverscheld be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.

Wallingford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ, for Electing of a new Member, to serve for the Town of Wallingford in the County of Berks, in the room of Mr. George Fane, lately deceased.

Richmond Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ, for Electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Richmond in the County of Yorke, in the room of Sir John Yorke, lately deceased.

Profaneness, &c.

A Bill for preventing Profaneness, Licentiousness, and Impiety, was this Day read the First time.

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

Lyndsey Level.

The Question being put, That the Order, made the Second of this Month, for Hearing of the Cause, upon the Bills depending concerning the Draining of the Level of the Fens, called Lyndsey Level, at the Bar of this House, To-morrow, do stand;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Committees on Revenue.

Ordered, That such Committees as were appointed to inspect the several Branches of the King's Majesty's Revenue, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon, at the Places formerly appointed: And they are to prepare, and bring in, their Reports, on Tuesday Morning next.


Ordered, That all Committees, which are not already adjourned to a Day certain, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon, at the Places formerly appointed.

Courts of Justice.

Ordered, That Mr. Spry, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Culleford, Sir Tho. Stewkley, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Rigby, Sir Bain. Thockmorton, Mr. Elliot, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for regulating Abuses in the Law is committed.

Vaughan's Claims.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill for restoring Henry Vaughan Esquire, to certain Sums of Money unduly gained from him by John Allured, was committed; viz. Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Tho. Strickland, Colonel Arundell, Mr. Warton, Sir Geo. Ryve, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Harbord, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Oldfeild, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Waller.

Earl of Portland's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling an Annuity of Three hundred Pounds per Annum upon Charles Earl of Portland, and for the Benefit of Willoughby Whitlocke, Bulstrode Whitlocke, and Carleton Whitlocke, Infants; and for Confirming of Agreements made to compose Suits in Law against them; was this Day read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read the Second time, on This-day-sevennight;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Tellers for the Yeas: 64.
Sir Cliff. Clifton, With the Yeas,
Sir Tho. Tompkins, Tellers for the Noes: 59.
Sir Cha. Harbord, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That this Bill be read the Second time, on This-day-sevennight.

Merchants Bills, &c.

A Bill to enable Merchants, and others, to assign Bills and Bonds, and for preventing Abuses in Shop Books and Contracts, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Job. Charlton, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Keeling, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Colonel Legg, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Finch, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Sprye, Sir Rich. Ford, Colonel Birch, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Cha. Cottrell, Sir Geo Downing, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Tho. Allen, Colonel Arundell, Colonel Robinson, Sir Wm. Batten, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Newport, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Pryn, Colonel Reames, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Edw. Mosely, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Jones, Sir Hen. Wood, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir John Talbot, Colonel Edm. Windham, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Oglander, Sir Jeoffrey Shakerley, Mr. Wm. Mountague, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Milward: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Sectaries, &c.

A Letter, directed to the Lord Fanshaw, and subscribed by Mr. Willoughby, and several other Persons of Quality, of the County of Hertford, complaining of the frequent and numerous Conventions of Quakers, Anabaptists, and other Dissenters from the Church of England, was read.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to peruse the Statute of 35° Eliz.; and to consider whether the same be defective, and wherein; and to provide such further Remedies and Expedients as they shall find necessary, against the Meetings and Conventions of Sectaries, Nonconformists, and Dissenters from the Church; viz. Lord Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir James Smith, Colonel Robinson, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Arundell, Sir Tho. Allen, Lord Herbert, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir John Keeling, Sir John Birkinhead, Colonel Leg, Mr. Gaudy, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edw. Mosely, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Culleford, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Price, Sir Cha. Chottrell, Lord Gorge, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Hen. Herbert, Lord Bruce, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Colonel Sandys, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir John Denham, Sir Rich. Vivian, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Newport, Mr. Milward, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Lovelace, Mr. Bulteele: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons Papers, and Records.

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