House of Lords Journal Volume 11
20 December 1660

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 20 December 1660', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 217-220. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14091 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Jovis, 20 die Decembris.

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

D. of Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
D. of Bucks.
D. of Richmond.
D. of Albemarle.
L. Treasurer.
Marq. of Dorchester.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Chamberlain.
L. Steward.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Sarum.
Viscount Mordant.
Viscount of Stafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Newport.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Berks.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Derby.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Suffolke.
Viscount Fauconbridge.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Mountagu.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Viscount Hereford.
Comes Midd.
Comes Dover.
Comes Devon.
Comes Strafford.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Astley.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Herbert of Cherbury.
Ds. Arrundell.
Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Brudnell.
Ds. Warde.
Ds. Coventrye.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. Euers.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkley of Berkley.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Capell.

Committee to examine Drake.

ORDERED, That the Earl of Lyncolne, Earl of Portland, Earl of Bridgwater, and the Lord Hunsdon, or any Three of them, do examine William Drake, to discover who are the Authors and Contrivers of that Book, intituled, "The Long Parliament revived," or who did set him on Work to write it.

Hyde & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing of Francis Hyde and others."

Committed to the former Committee concerning Naturalization; to meet this Afternoon.

Bill against planting Tobacco in England.

Hodie 1a, 2a, et 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prohibit the planting of Tobacco in England and Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Master of the Rolls' Bill.

Hodie 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act empowering the Master of The Rolls for the Time being to make Leases for Years, in order to new building."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Faunt's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling George Faunt, of Foston, in the County of Leycester, to sell and convey Part of his Lands, for Payment of Debts, &c."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Micklethwayte's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Joseph Mickletwayte, an Infant, and his Trustees, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Father's Debts."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the [ (fn. *) Committee for the] Bill concerning the Naturalization; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.

Bill against Exportation of Wool, &c.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prohibit the Transportation of Wool, Woolsells, and FullersSoap, &c."

Bill for further Amendment of the one for Poll-money.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for further supplying and explaining certain Defects in an Act for the speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom, both by Land and Sea."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the former Poll Bill was referred to; to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Commissioners for assessing the Lords for Poll-money.

ORDERED, That these Lords following are nominated to be added Commissioners, to assess the Lords for Pollmoney:

L. Chancellor.
L. Treasurer.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes North'ton.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.

Poor's Money to be disposed of.

ORDERED, That it is referred to the Committee for the Journal Book, to dispose of the Money remaining in the Poors Box.

Sir A. Brown's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Sir Anthony Browne to sell Land, for the Payment of Debts."

Message from H. C. with Orders.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Clement Throckmorton, &c.; who brought up Two Orders, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

1. An Order for One Thousand Pounds, for to buy a Jewel for Mrs. Lane. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

2. An Order for Fourteen Hundred Pounds for the maimed Soldiers. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in these Two Orders now brought up.

Hatfield Level Bill.

Upon Report of the Duke of Bucks, "That the Committee for the Bill of Hatfeild have made a Progress in hearing the Parties on both Sides; but the Commoners desire longer Time, which cannot now be, in regard of the Shortness of Time: Therefore the Opinion of the Committee is, That an Order of this House may be granted, to quiet the Possession as now it is, to prevent Riots and Disorders, till it be decided by due Course of Law; and that the Sheriffs and the Justices of the Peace do take Order herein."

All which was ordered by the House accordingly.

Bill to confirm Marriages.

The Marquis of Dorchester reported from the Committee, the Bill for Confirmation of Marriages, as sit to pass, with some Alterations; which, being read Twice, were Agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming of Marriages."

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations now read, shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir E. Gostwick's Bill.

ORDERED, That the Committee for Sir Edw. Gostwicke's Bill do meet this Afternoon.

Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

ORDERED, That the Earl of Pembrooke, Earl Midd. and the Lord Maynard, are added to the Committee concerning the Court of Wards.

Order to quiet the Possessions in Hatfield Level.

Upon Report this Day to the House, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill and Petitions concerning the Level of Hatfeild Chace, lying in the Counties of Yorke, Lyncolne, and Nottingham; "who have made some Progress in the Business, by hearing the Parties on all Sides, the Commoners within the said Level desiring further Time, which the Committee conceived could not be granted, in regard of the sudden Dissolution of this Parliament:" But, that the quiet Possession of the Seven Thousand and Four Hundred Acres in Controversy within the said Level might be continued in such Hands as have now the Possession of the same, it is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the quiet Possession of the said Seven Thousand and Four Hundred Acres, lying in the said Level of Hatfeild Chace, shall be continued in the Hands of the Participants, as it now is, until the Right of the Parties concerned be determined by due Course of Law; and that the several Sheriffs and Justices of Peace, in the respective Counties wherein the said Level lies, shall take special Care to prevent all Riots, Routs, and unlawful Assemblies, that shall be had or made in or upon the said Level, or any Part thereof, for or by reason of any Cause or Pretence of Right of any Person's Interest whatsoever; and to keep the Peace, according to the Laws of the Land, until the Right be determined as aforesaid: And all Parties any ways concerned in the Premises are to take Notice of this Order being published, and yield Obedience hereunto, as the contrary will be answered at their Perils.

Order for 1000£. to Mrs. Lane, for preserving the King.

ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That, as a Mark of Respect to Mrs. Lane, and in Testimony of the Parliament's high Resentment and Value of her Service, in being so signally instrumental to the Preservation and Security of the Person of His Royal Majesty, there be conferred upon the said Mrs. Lane the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, to buy her a Jewel; and that the same be, and hereby stands, charged on the Arrears of the Grand Excise, after the other Sums shall be satisfied, which are charged on the Grand Excise by former Order of this Parliament: And the Commissioners of the Excise for the Time being are hereby empowered and required to satisfy and pay the same accordingly; and this Order, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Mrs. Lane, or her Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise in that Behalf.

Order for 1400£. for maimed Soldiers.

"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fourteen Hundred Pounds be paid and satisfied, in full Discharge of all Demands for the wounded and maimed Soldiers and Widows in Ely House, and The Savoy; and that the same be charged upon the Arrears of the Excise and paid in Course; and the Commissioners of the Excise be, and are hereby, authorized and required to pay the same."

Adjourn.

house adjourned till 5 apost meridiem.

post meridiem

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Cancellarius.
L. Treasurer.
D. Bucks.
D. of Richmond.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Dorchester.
Marq. Worcester.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain of the Household.
Comes Northumb.
Comes (fn. *) Shrewsbury.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Berks.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Suffolke.
Viscount of Stafford.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Dorsett.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Oxon.
Viscount Mountagu.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Norwich.
Viscount Fauconbridge.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Strafford.
Viscount Mordant.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Capell.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Brudnell.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Herbert of Cherbery.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Berkeley of Berkeley.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.

Sir Anthony Brown's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands, for the Payment of Debts."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to these Lords following:

Marq. of Worcester.
Comes Oxon.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes North'ton.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Maynard.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and their Lordships to take into Consideration the Petition of the Younger Brothers of Sir Anthony Browne.

Bill for further Amendment of the Poll Bill.

ORDERED, That the Committee for Review of the Poll Bill do meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.

Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee, the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards, with Alterations and Provisos, which were read Twice.

Also a Petition of the Dutchess of Somersett was read; and likewise a Petition of the Lady Herbert was read, concerning the Custody of the now Duke of Som'sett.

The Question being put, "Whether these Two Petitions shall be laid aside?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Jo. Clark's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Sir John Clarke to sell Lands, &c."

ORDERED, To be read again To-morrow Morning, the First Business.

Thorowton L. Byron's Servant arrested.

Upon Complaint made, "That John Thorowton, menial Servant to the Lord Byron, is arrested, by Charles Blackamore, Bailiff, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament;" and the Lord Byron avowing the said Thoroughton to be his menial Servant:

Blackamore sent for.

It is ORDERED, That the said Thorowton shall be forthwith released of his Imprisonment; and Blackamore to be brought before this House To-morrow Morning, as a Delinquent. And the Under Sheriff of Midd. to appear before this House at the same (fn. *) Time, for to give a further Account of this Business.

Rodney's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Rodney, Widow:

It is ORDERED, That her Petition is recommended to the Lord Chancellor, to proceed therein according to Justice and Equity.

Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in Capite and by Knights Service, and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in Lieu thereof."

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations and Provisos now read, shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.

Memorandum, Before the putting the aforesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative.

"Stafford."

Message to H. C. with it; and to let them know the Lords have passed the following ones.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Chylde and Dr. Woolrich:

To deliver to them the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, &c.; and to desire their Concurrence in the Alterations and Provisos.

2. To let them know, that their Lordships have passed these Bills which came up from them:

1. The Bill against Planting of Tobacco in England.

2. The Bill empowering the Master of The Rolls to make Leases, &c.

3. The Bill to enable Mr. Faunt to sell Land.

4. The Bill for levying the Arrears of Assessments.

5. The Bill to enable Sir Wm. Wray to sell Land.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a cras, Aurora.

Footnotes

* Deest in Originali.
* Origin. Shreswsbury.
* Deest in Originali.