House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 29 April 1664

Pages 552-553

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

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Veneris, 29 die Aprilis, 16° Car.


WILLIAM Dewert did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being naturalized.

Dewert's Nat.

Ordered, That the Name of the said William Dewert be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.

Colfe's Charities.

A Bill to establish and settle the charitable Use of Abraham Colfe Clerk, in erecting and endowing Two Free Schools in Levisham in Kent, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel Robinson, Colonel Kirby, Mr. Milward, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Street, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Moore, Mr. Biscawen, Mr. Croke, Sir Rich. Oateley, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Gower, Dr. Burrell, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Colonel Reames, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Kent, Mr. Whittaker, Sir William Lewis, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Solom. Swale, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Graham, Mr. Jones, Mr. Spry, Sir John Low, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Robinson, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Wm, Killigrew, Sir William Thompson, Sir Theo. Biddolph, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Knight, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Kent: 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.

Poole's Estate.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for the settling the Estate of Sir Wm. Poole was committed, do sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding their Adjournment Yesterday: And that this Bill be brought into the Committee: And is referred to Mr. George to take care of the Bill: And these Members following are added to the Committee; viz, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Street, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir Tho. Higgons, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Biscawen, Sir Hen. North, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Rich. Oateley, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Birkenhead, Colonel Reames, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Francis Vincent.


A Bill on the Behalf of the Company of Feltmakers, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Morrice, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Reames, Mr. Moore, Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Colonel Robinson, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Street, Mr. Jones, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Kent, Sir John Low, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Theop. Biddolph, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Finch, Lord Richardson, Colonel Kirby, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Knight, Sir John Denham, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Wm. Killigrew, Sir Anth. Irby, Colonel Whitley, Lord Allington, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Brampston, Sir William Lowther, Colonel Gilby, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Rich. Oately, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Jolly, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Hen. North, Sir John Coriton, Sir George Ryve: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to take the Petition of the Company of Skinners into Consideration: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Phillip Warwick, Dr. Burrell, Colonel Windham, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Job Charleton, Sir William Doyley, Mr. Finch, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Jones, Mr. Milward, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Vaughan, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill for Redress of Frauds and Abuses; and for better collecting the Duty of Excise.

Highways and Streets.

A Bill for better repairing Highways and Streets, and for regulating Hackney Coachmen, was read the First time.

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

Lord Strangford's Estate.

A Bill to enable the Lord Strangford to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Morrice, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir John Shaw, Sir John Brampston, Mr. William Mountague, Mr. George Mountague, Mr. Westphaling, Dr. Burrell, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Cha. Harbord, Lord Allington, Sir Rich. Oateley, Mr. John Ashburneham, Mr. Kent, Mr. Hobby, Colonel Edm. Windham, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir Court. Poole, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Scudamore, Mr. Street; Mr. Heath, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Edw. Mountague, Mr. Wren, Mr. Trevor, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Thurbane, Sir John Duncombe; Mr. Harbord, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Denny Ashburneham, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho. Peyton, Colonel Phillips, Sir John Denham, Mr. Whorwood, Sir James Smith, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir Solo. Swale, Lord Ancram, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Hugh Pollard, Sir Nicholas Crisp, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Swinfein, Sir Hump. Winch, Sir John Low, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir John Petham, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Buller, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glascock, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Chicheley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Hebblethwayte, Mr. Purcell, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir William Killigrew, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Lowther, Mr. George, Lord Cornebury, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Abra. Cullen, Mr. Waller, Sir John Corryton, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Hatton, Sir Nicholas Steward, Mr. Flint, Sir Geo. Courthope, Mr. Jones, Mr. Faunt, Sir Francis Lawley, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Wm. Windham, Sir Maur. Berkley: 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.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and Sir Mondeford Brampston;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us down to desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon an Answer they have from his Majesty to the Vote of both Houses, concerning the Indignities and Depredations done by the Dutch; with which his Majesty was attended by both Houses on Wednesday last.

The Messengers being again called in; Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That Mr. Clifford, and the other Members who were appointed to manage the former Conference with the Lords, do manage this Conference.

Mr. Clifford reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That the Lord Privy Seal did manage the Conference; and did there communicate the King's Majesty's Answer to the Vote of both Houses; and delivered the same, in Writing, to be also communicated to the House: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table. And the same being twice read by Mr. Speaker- (which was as followeth;

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Answer to Vote against Holland.

HIS Majesty, having considered the Address made to Him by His Two Houses of Parliament, is very well pleased with the great Zeal they have expressed for the Advancement of the Trade of this Kingdom, and removing all Obstructions which may hinder the same; being thoroughly convinced it is That which will contribute most to the Honour and Glory of this Nation, and the Prosperity of His People. His Majesty will examine and peruse the particular Complaints which have been represented to His Parliament; and thereupon, according to their Advice, appoint His Minister at the Hague to demand speedy Justice and Reparation from the States General; as also use His utmost Endeavours to secure His Subjects from the like Violences for the future. In the Prosecution of which, or upon the Denial of Justice, He depends on the Promise of both Houses to stand by Him: And returns them His hearty Thanks for their frank Declaration therein);-

Thanks for Answer.

Resolved, &c. That the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to the King's Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's honourable Privy Council, for his Majesty's gracious Message, in Answer to the Vote of both Houses, touching Depredations and Injuries done by the Dutch.


A Bill against Pluralities was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Crouch, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Wren, Sir Cha. Berkley, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Clifford, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Wm. Whitmore, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Rich. Oateley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Corryton, Mr. Pryn, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Heath, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Lewis, Lord Ancram, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Nicholas Steward, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Hobby, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Finch, Mr. Coventry, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Rouse, Sir Tho. Wendy, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Tho. Higgons, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Anth. cope, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Barneham, Sir Hen. Feltham: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to the Committee, are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

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