House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 5 April 1664

Pages 543-544

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

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Martis, 5 Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.

FRANCIS Smith, alias Lefeburne, John Longuett, and Peter Overing, did, this Day, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.


Writs of Error.

Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee to which the ingrossed Bill sent from the Lords, to prevent Abatements of Writs of Error, upon Judgments had in the Exchequer, was committed, one Amendment agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Amendment being twice read; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The Bill, with the Amendment agreed to, was read the Third time.

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

Resolved, &c. That the Title of the Bill be agreed to: And that Mr. Pryn do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Malverne Chace.

A Bill for confirming the Disafforestation and Improvement of Malverne Chace was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Dowdeswell, Colonel Kirkby, Sir John Packington, Mr. Morice, Sir John Brampston, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Lucy, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rowland Berkley, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir John Roll, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir John Trot, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir John Covert, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir John Holland, Sir Hen. Worsley, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. John Vaughan, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Clifford, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir John Tuston, Mr. George, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Rich. Ingoldsby, Sir Edw. Hale, Sir Tho. Smith, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Worcester, Hereford, and Gloucester: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Batten, being to attend his Majesty's Service, have the Leave of this House to be absent for Three Weeks.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir John Knight have the Leave of this House to go home to Bristoll, being Mayor of that City; and to attend his Majesty's Service there.

Northampton Election.

A Petition of Sir Henry Yelverton was read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections: And that they do meet this Afternoon; and agree a Time to send for Persons and Papers, and to hear the Cause upon this Petition: And, if they find a Miscarriage in the Mayor of Northampton, to report it specially to the House.


A Bill for the Enabling and Encouraging of James Smith to plant and make Madder, within the Kingdom of England, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, that the Bill be committed;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed to the Committee appointed to consider of the Petitions of the Clothiers; and the Matter concerning Wool and Wool-fells;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message from the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and Sir Toby Woolrich;

Mr. Speaker, the Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That his Majesty hath sent Word, That he will be at the House of Lords, about Eleven of the Clock this Morning, to pass the Bill concerning Triennial Parliaments.

Crown Revenue.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for the better collecting and levying of the additional Revenue, established on his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, for the better Support of his and their Crown and Dignity.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkyns took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.

Resolved, &c. That this House will resolve itself into a Committee, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to proceed upon the said Bill.

Message to attend the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

His Majesty hath commanded you, presently, to attend Him in the House of Peers.

Merchant Adventurers.

Ordered, That Mr. Chichley, Sir Edmond Bowyer, and Sir Wm. Haward, be added to the Committee to whom the Two Bills for Relief of the Creditors of the Merchant Adventurers is referred.

Poor Relief.

A Petition of the Parish of St. Clement Danes was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to which the additional Bill for Relief of the Poor is committed: And the Committee is hereby impowered to receive such Petitions, of the like Nature, as shall be offered to them.