House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 15 February 1668

Pages 51-52

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Sabbati, 15 Februarii, 1667.

Lindsey Level.

A PETITION of the Lords, Owners, and Commoners, of and within several Fens and low Grounds lying and being within the Level between the Bourne and Keyme Eu, in the County of Lincolne, was read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Lindsey Level is committed, to take the Petition into Consideration.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the Day by them appointed for hearing of the Matter concerning Lyndsey Level;

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Destroying Wood in New Forest.

Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly desired by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, who are Members of this House, forthwith to give Order to restrain the cutting down any more Timber in the New Forest, and carrying away what is already felled, notwithstanding any Grants now in being.

Ordered, That the several Woodwards and Verdurers of the New Forest do attend the Committee appointed for Preservation of Timber, at such Day as they shall appoint, to give an Account what Waste and Destruction hath been already committed there; and that all further felling of Timber Trees, and carrying away of what is already felled, be stayed, notwithstanding any Grant in being.

Ordered, That the Committees do put the Laws in force, and inquire into what Grants are made of any Timber in the New Forest, or any other his Majesty's Forests and Woods; and to prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent Waste and Destruction, and for the Preservation, of Timber for the future, in any of his Majesty's Forests or Woods, or elsewhere: And that Serjeant Sise be added to the Committee, and to take care of the Bill: And the Committee is revived; and to sit on Monday next, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Collins, being to attend the Assizes, have the Leave of this House to absent for a Fortnight.

Stonehouse's Petition.

Ordered, That the whole Matter upon the Petition of the Lady Mary Stonehouse be heard on Monday Sevennight next.

Illegal fining Jurors.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning Jurors be read on Monday Morning.

Miscarriages of the War.

The House then resumed the Debate of the Report from the Committee, to inquire into the Miscarriages of the late War.

The Question being propounded, That the not timely recalling the Order for the Division of the Fleet, after the Intelligence of the coming out of the Dutch Fleet, was a Miscarriage;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided:

The Noes went out.


Sir Tho. Meeres, for the Yeas, 117.
Sir Edward Seymour,
Col. Sandys, for the Noes, 100.
Col. Birch,

The Main Question being put, That the not timely recalling the Order for the Division of the Fleet, after the Intelligence of the coming out of the Dutch Fleet, was a Miscarriage;

The House was divided;

The Yeas went out.


Sir Nicholas Carey, for the Yeas, 122.
Sir Tho. Clergis,
Sir Tho. Strickland, for the Noes, 99.
Col. Reames,

And so it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the further Debate of the Report be adjourned till Monday Morning next.


Ordered, That all Committees, which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.