House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 4 December 1660

Pages 198-199

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, 4 die Decembris.

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

D. of Cumberland.
D. of Albemarle.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes (fn. 1) Scarsdale.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Newport.
Comes Berks.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Bristoll.
Viscount Hereford.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Bedford.
Viscount Mordant.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Marlborough.
Viscount Fauconbridge.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Strafford.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Astley.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Coventrye.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Arrundell.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Brudnell.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Berkley of Berkeley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Rockingham.

Radcliff's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for restoring Thomas Radcliffe to his Estate in England and Ireland."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Watcher's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Abraham Watcher."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bill to vacate Sir E. Powel's Fines.

ORDERED, That the Lord Chief (fn. 2) Justice of the King's Bench, and Justice Tyrrell, have Notice to attend the Lords Committees for the Bill concerning Sir Edward Powell's Fines, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.

Bedells Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing of Edward Bedell and Ann Bedell."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That they have delivered the Earl of Dorsett's Bill.

E. of Arundel's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Charles Howard Esquire; who returned a Bill sent down from hence, for restoring the Earl of Arrundell to the Dukedom of Norff.; to which the House of Commons have consented.

Bill against planting Tobacco in Engl.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prohibit the planting of Tobacco in the Kingdom of England."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Brampston and Mr. Hobart;

To deliver to them Four Bills, and to desire their Concurrence therein:

1. The Bill for naturalizing Watcher.

2. The Bill for naturalizing Bedells.

3. The Bill against planting of Tobacco in Engl.

4. The Bill for restoring Mr. Radcliffe to his Estate.

Bill for repairing the Highways, &c.

ORDERED, That the Committee concerning the Bill for mending the Highways do meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

Sir G. Hamilton's Bill.

The Earl of Dorsett reported the Bill concerning Sir George Hamilton, as sit to pass, with some Amendments; which were read Twice, and Agreed to; and ORDERED That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Alterations now read, shall be ingrossed.

Sir T. Grymes' Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for restoring Sir Thomas Grymes to his Estate."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to these Lords following; (videlicet,)

Comes Pembrooke.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Chamberlain.
Viscount Stafford.
E. St. Albans.
Comes Berks.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Derby.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Howard of Charl.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Loughborough.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

E. of Suffolk versus Peper, for scandalous Words.

This Day Alexander Peper was brought to this Bar, as a Delinquent, for speaking scandalous Words against the Earl of Suffolke, a Member of this House.

And John Parker and George Fenn, upon their Oaths, did say, "That the said Pepper, in March last, at The Rose and Crowne in Walden, said, That the Earl of Suffolke was a Fool and a Knave; and he did hear that the Lords would choose him of their House of Parliament; but he did hope they had more Wit than to choose such a Fool."

And also Thomas Renham and John Bunniard deposed upon Oath, "That the said Alexander Peper did, on the 18 Day of May last past, say in their Hearing, at Walden, That the Earl of Suffolke was a base stinking Fellow."

And Peper being commanded to make Answer thereunto, he denied the Words witnessed by Parker and Fenn; but to the Words witnessed by Tho. Renham and Bunniard, "he said, he did not speak those Words, but he might say, the Earl of Suffolke shewed himself so."

Peper committed.

Hereupon this House ORDERED, That Friday next, this House will take into Consideration what Judgement to give herein, and Precedents are to (fn. 3) be searched against that Time; and the said Peper shall stand committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher in the mean Time, until further Order of this House.

Bill for Relief of the Poor, and Punishment of Vagrants.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants and other disorderly Persons, within the City of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and the late Lines of Communication."

Hawksworth released.

ORDERED, That Thomas Hawskworth, who arrested the Lady D'acres, having submitted himself to her Ladyship, be released.

Bill for College Leases.

ORDERED, That Justice Browne and Justice Windham have Notice to attend and assist the Committee for College Leases, To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Vanteythusen &al. Nat. Bill.

ORDERED, That the Bill for naturalizing the Merchant Strangers shall be read the Second Time To-morrow Morning.


House adjourned till 10a cras, Aurora.


  • 1. Origin. Scrasdale.
  • 2. Deest in Originali.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.