House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 2 March 1665

Pages 612-613

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

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Jovis, 2 die Martii, 17 Car. IIdi.



MR. Pryn reports, That they had been to attend his Majesty: And that his Majesty received the Message touching a Day to be appointed for imploring the Blessing of God upon his Majesty's Fleet, very graciously; and declared, He would appoint a time to be solemnized accordingly.

Charles I's Creditors.

Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to which the Petition of William Newman, Thomas Carpenter, and John Brewer, Trustees, on Behalf of themselves, and others, Creditors of King Charles the First, and of Sir Allan Apsley, and Sir Sampson Darrell, Co Patentees for the Victualling of his late Majesty's Navy, was committed, That the Committee had agreed Two Votes to be reported to the House: Which he read, and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And were as followeth; viz.

1. That the Forest of Gualtres, in the County of Yorke, was legally sold, at a valuable Consideration: And that neither these Creditors, nor any others, are to expect any further Satisfaction from the Purchasers of the said Forest, or from such as claim under them.

2. That Mr. Thomas Austen, late Trustee for Sir Allan Apsley, for the Sale of the said Forest of Gualtres and Newington Barrow, and other Manors, was privy to the original Trust reposed by his late Majesty in Sir Allen Apsley, and others, for Sale of the said Manors, to pay the said Creditors of the Navy.

And the same being again read;

Resolved, &c. That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for Relief of the said Creditors.

Bills from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Brampston, and Mr. Cole;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill concerning Jurors, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

And have also commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed with this House in leaving the Proviso on the Behalf of the Lord Rochford, out of the Bill to prevent Delays in extending of Statutes, Judgments, and Executions: And have agreed with you in the Bill for Setting the Price on Coals.


The Amendments to the Bill concerning Jurors were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and read a Third time.

Loyal Officers.

Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee, for Relief of the truly loyal indigent Officers, That the Committee had agreed upon Two Votes to be reported to the House: Which he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Votes were as followeth; viz.

1. That the pretended Letter of Attorney, made in the Name of many truly loyal indigent Officers within the County Palatine of Chester, is forged and counterfeit.

2. That the Payment made upon the said counterfeit Letter of Attorney was neither according to the Act of Parliament, nor according to the Commissioners Warrant sitting in the Star Chamber.

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Message to attend the King.

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

Mr. Speaker,

His Majesty commands this honourable House to attend him forthwith, in His House of Peers.

Parliament prorogued.

And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the Lords, to attend his Majesty; who was pleased to prorogue the Parliament to the One-and-twentieth of June next ensuing.