House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 December 1666

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 December 1666', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667, (London, 1802) pp. 663-664. British History Online [accessed 18 April 2024]


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Die Lunæ, 17 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.


Shirley's Estate.

A BILL for confirming a Settlement of the Estate of Sir Seymor Shirley Baronet was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Lord Fitzharding, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Steward, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Seymour, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Phillips, Sir Wm. Killegrew, Colonel Birch, Doctor Areis, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir James Thyn, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Morton, Sir Humfry Wynch, Doctor Burwell, Sir Richard Oateley, Lord Saint John, Mr. Mallett, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Mr. Crouch, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Derby, Leicester, and Stafford: 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.

The Plague.

An ingrossed Bill for such as shall be infected with the Plague was read: And some Amendments made thereto at the Table;

And a Debate arising on that Clause in the Bill concerning Bishops, Deans, and Chapters;

Ordered, That Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Ratcliffe, do withdraw, and prepare a Clause on the present Debate; and for making Provision, where Deans and Chapters are absent, and no * Justice resident, for a concurrent Power to the Mayor, or chief Officer, or Justices of such Places, to act in such Cases.

Canary Patent.

Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be given at a Conference with the Lords upon the Matter of the Patent of the Canary Company, several Reasons agreed by the Company; Which he opened in his Place.

Resolved, &c. That the Reasons reported be allowed for Heads of the Conference.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Message by them sent down, relating to the Patent of the Canary Company: And Mr. Seymour is to desire the Conference.

Tayleur's Petition.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Grievances, upon the Petition of Mr. Tayleur, be heard To-morrow Morning.

Committee of Grievances.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Grievances do receive no Business till after Christmas.

Bills depending.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Pryn, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Charles Harbord, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Talbott, Colonel Strangwaies, or any Three of them, to see what Bills and other Business is now depending, of most Consequence, and to receive Dispatch; and do report it to the House To-morrow Morning.

Supply Bill.

A Proviso was tendered touching the Borough of Thetford, to be added to the Bill of Assessment.

Resolved, &c. That, upon the Report from the Committee of the whole House, Leave be given to tender a Proviso touching the Borough of Thetford.

Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to move the Matter touching the City and County of Chester at the Committee of the whole House.

A Proviso was tendered for taking up Monies upon Security of the Bill of the Assessment; and was twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be committed to the Committee of the whole House.

The Plague.

A Proviso was brought in, according to the Direction of the House, to be inserted in the Bill touching the Plague: Which was twice read; and agreed to be inserted.

Which was done.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for making Provision for such Places and Persons as shall be infected with the Plague.

And then the House adjourned till Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Frazer's &c. Nat.

AN ingrossed Bill for the Naturalizing of Dame Mary Frazer, and others, was read.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Allen, an Infant, Son of Sir Thomas Allen, born in France, be inserted into the said Bill of Naturalization.

Which being accordingly done; and thrice read;

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Naturalizing of Dame Mary Frazer, and others: And that Sir John Birkenhead do carry up this Bill to the Lords; with the rest of the ingrossed Bills passed.

Lady Hollis' Nat.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for Naturalization of the Lady Hollis is committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Chimney Money.

Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for regulating Abuses in the Collecting of Chimney Money.


Ordered, That the Amendment of the Lords to the Bill concerning Coinage be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning.

Supply Bill.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill of Assessment.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee had entered upon the Bill of Assessment, but thought not fit to proceed thereupon, till the House had given some Directions concerning the filling up the Blanks in the Bill to the Sum of Money to be inserted.

Poll Bill.

The House debate the Estimate of the Poll Bill.

The Question being put, That the House agree with the Committee that brought in an Estimate of what may be raised by the Poll Bill, That the same be Five hundred Forty thousand and Thirty-five Pounds:

The House was divided.

The Yeas go forth,


Sir Robert Holt, For the Yeas, 58.
Mr. Seymour,
Sir Allen Apsley, For the Noes, 60.
Sir Thom. Meres,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Estimate upon the Poll Bill shall be Five hundred thousand Pounds.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk take care that the Order for Calling of the House in January next be printed in the next Thursday's Gazette.

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