House of Commons Journal Volume 8
12 July 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 12 July 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 87-88. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26238 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Thursday, July 12th, 1660.

Prayers.

PETER de la Pierre, alias Peters, and John de la Pierre, alias Peters, desiring to be naturalized, did this Day come up to the Clerk's Table, and did there take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

A Certificate from the Pastors and Elders of the Wallone Congregation in Canterbury, dated Nine July 1660, that the said Peter de Pierre, and John de la Pierre, do profess the Protestant Religion, and do receive the Sacrament every Month, was read.

Pierre's Nat.

An Act, for naturalizing Peter de la Pierre, alias Peters, and John de la Pierre, alias Peters, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Marquis of Winchester's Estate.

Ordered, That the Proviso, touching John Marquis of Winchester, to be tendered to the Act for Sales, be referred to the Grand Committee, to whom the Bill for Sales is referred, to take the same into their Consideration.

Guards of the House.

Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to draw off the Guards of Soldiers for guarding this House.

Sir John Northcot, Sir Wm. Courtney, do acquaint his Excellency with this Order.

Evesham Election.

Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Evesham, in the County of Worcester; that, upon Examination of the Fact, they found it admitted, that John Egiocke Esquire, one of those who is returned, had the greater Number of Voices; and that the Question was betwixt Sir Thomas Rous, who is returned with Mr. Egiocke, and Mr. Andrewes the Petitioner; and that it appeared, that, by the Poll taken, that Sir Thomas Rous had a greater Number of Voices than Mr. Andrewes; and is therefore duly elected, and ought to sit.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Thomas Rouse is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Evesham; and that he do sit in this House.

Buckingham Election.

He also reports from the said Committee, the Case upon the Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham; that, upon Examination of the Fact, the Difference appeared to be betwixt John Dormer Esquire, who was returned to serve for the said Borough together with Sir Richard Temple, and Francis Ingoldsby Esquire the Petitioner; and that the Question was, Whether the Bailiff and Twelve Burgesses, or the Freemen at large, had Right to elect Members to serve in Parliament: And that, upon View of several antient Precedents, produced by Mr. Dormer, and hearing his Witnesses, and View of the Charter of the Corporation 1Mariæ, the Committee were of Opinion, that the Bailiff and Twelve Burgesses had Right to elect; and that Mr. Dormer, who was chosen by the Bailiff and Twelve Burgesses, is duly elected, and ought to sit.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Dormer is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Bucks; and that he do sit in this House.

Cornewall Election.

He also reports from the said Committee, the Case upon the Return of Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Cornewall; that, upon Examination of the Fact, the Committee were of Opinion that the Election was good; and that Sir John Carew Baronet, who is returned in one Indenture, together with . . Roberts Esquire, and . . Boscawen Esquire, who was a Petitioner by one Petition, as . . Elliot Esquire, was by another, had the greater Number of Voices, and were therefore duly elected, and ought to sit; and that the Sheriff had mis-carried himself in returning Mr. Roberts, who, by the Sheriff's own Poll, had but Eight hundred Forty-three Voices, and not Mr. Boscawen, who had, by the same Poll, Eight hundred Sixty-two Voices.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Sheriff of the County of Cornwall hath misdemeaned himself at the said Election.

The Question being propounded, That this House doth agree with the Committee that the said Election of Knights, to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Cornwall, is good;

And the Question being put, that the Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

The House was divided.

And the Noes went forth.

Mr. Hollis, Tellers for the Noes: 106.
Mr. Annesley, With the Noes,
Sir Anthony Irby, Tellers for the Yeas: 135.
Mr. Pedley, With the Yeas,

And so the Question passing in the Affirmative; it was

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the said Election of Knights, to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Cornwall, is good; and that Sir John Carew and Mr. Boscawen are duly elected; and that they do sit in this House.

Ordered, That the Return be amended; and that the Clerk of the Crown do attend To-morrow Morning for amending the same accordingly.

Records of House of Peers.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Hubert and . . ., Masters of Chancery;

The Lords desire, that the Clerk of this House may be ordered to deliver, to the Clerk of the House of Peers, such Writings remaining in his Hands, as are herein mentioned: And therewith they delivered in a Paper; which was read, and is as followeth; viz.

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Resolved, That Answer be given to this Message, that this House will return Answer by Messengers of their own.

The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House have considered of your Message; and will return Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That the Paper, sent from the Lords this Day, be referred to the Committee, to whom several Orders of the Lords House were referred, by an Order of this House of the Fourth Day of July Instant, to be by them considered of, and the Fact examined, and reported to this House; and the said Committee are to meet de die in diem; and that the Quorum of them be Five.

Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Earl of St. Alban's Interest to the Office of Clerk of the Liveries be referred to the Grand Committee upon the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

Whereas the House is informed that Henry Earl of Manchester, deceased, did, in the Year of our Lord 1639, lend unto the late King Charles of blessed Memory, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, which said Sum of the said late King secured to be repaid with Interest, out of the Revenue of the Court of Wards; which Debt is since come unto the now Earl of Manchester, and his Two Daughters; It is now Ordered, That it be referred to the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is referred, to examine the said Debt, and state Matter of Fact thereupon, and report it to this House.

Army Commissioners.

A Bill for settling Commissioners for the Army, and Treasurers at War, was read the First time; and, upon the Question, laid aside.

Poll Bill.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, that brought in this Bill, to consider of a Bill to answer the Relation and Ends of the Bill for Poll Money; and that the said Committee do meet together, in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Tonage and Poundage.

Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, for the Bill for Tonage and Poundage, Tomorrow Morning.

Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the Report from the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is referred, be made, and taken into Consideration, on Saturday Morning next.

Ordered, That the Earl of Bristoll's Debt, charged on the Court of Wards, be referred to the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards is committed; who are to examine the Debt, and the Matter of Fact thereupon, and report it to this House.

Newport Writ.

Mr. Secretary Morris, being elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, and also for the Borough of Newport, in the County of Cornwall, makes his Election to serve for the Borough of Plymouth, and waves his Election for Newport.

Ordered, That a new Writ be issued for the Election of a Burgess to serve for the Borough of Newport, in the County of Cornewall, in the Place of Mr. Secretary Morris, who hath made his Election to serve for the Borough of Plymouth; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ for that Purpose; which the Lord Chancellor is to pass under the Great Seal accordingly.

Ludgersall Writ.

Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges, that, upon Examination of the Business touching the Miscarriage of the Writ formerly issued for a new Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Ludgersall, in the County of Wilts, in the Place of Mr. Pryn, who hath made his Election to serve for the City of Bath; and that, upon Examination of the Case, they find the Writ was delivered by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to the Person that brought the Warrant, but no Notice was taken of his Name.

Ordered, That a new Writ be issued for an Election, as aforesaid; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a new Writ for the Purpose aforesaid; which the Lord Chancellor is to issue and pass under the Great Seal of England accordingly: And the Lord Chancellor is also desired to supersede the former Writ.

Oaths of Supremacy.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred to examine what Members of the House have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, do make Report, with the first Conveniency therein, to this House; to the End it may appear, whether any do sit in this House who have not taken the said Oaths.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Bradshawe's Goods.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do deliver the Goods by him seized, and lately belonging to Serjeant Bradshawe, according to Mr. Secretary Morris his Warrant, dated the 11th of July Instant; the Particular of which Goods is annexed to the said Warrant, and is as followeth; viz.

Two Suits of Tapestry Hangings, worth 100 - -
A Cloth Bed worked with Silk 50 - -
A grey Serge Bed, lined with yellow Damask 20 - -
A green Bed 2 10 -
Three Turkey Carpets 3 - -
A grey Serge Bed, lined with red Damask, Six Stools and a Chair 12 - -
A Drugget Bed, and Six Stools 8 - -
A Dozen of Turkey Chairs 6 - -
Fourteen old Damask Stools 3 10 -
Fifteen Gowns and Robes 200 - -
Two Trunks full of Linen 15 - -
A red Bed 3 - -
A Philemot old Cloth Bed and Stools 2 - -
Several Cabinets, and a Trunk for Linen 8 - -
A Parcel of Pewter 10 - -
Books 20 - -