Tuesday, August 7th, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Thomas Thyn, a Member of
this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
New Windsor Poor.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of his Majesty's Borough of New
Windsor, in the County of Berks, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Justices of Peace,
to take care of the Poor Women and Children, who are
commanded out of the Castle of New Windsor, to dispose
of the said Women and Children according to Law.
Ordered, That Mr. Aloffe have leave to proceed to
sort the Books, Papers, Writings, and Evidences, touching the Lands of Archbishops, Bishops, Deans and Chapters, remaining at the Office in Broadstreet, in the Presence of the Officers to whose Charge they are committed, and with their Assistance, without removing any of
them out of the said Office: And that all the said Writings, Books, Papers, and Evidences do still remain and
continue in the said Office, until this House take further
Order: And the Officers are to take care, that they be
not removed out of the said Office, but continued there
A Bill for Confirmation of Conveyances of Land,
made by Sir Robert Howard, by virtue of a pretended Act
of Parliament, was this Day read the Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed unto Sir John Evelyn of
Surrey, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Wild, Mr. Harris, Mr.
Annesley, Mr. Charlton, Serjeant Hales, Sir Henage
Finch, Mr. Rainsford, Lord Herbert, Colonel Edward
Harley, Mr. Sherrard, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Richard Lewis,
Mr. Hinson, alias Powell, Mr. Newton, Mr. Cox, Mr. Rich.
Lewis, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Grey, Mr. Doddeswell, Sir
Edward Turner, Sir Edmund Bowyer, Serjeant Glyn, Mr.
Chaffe, Mr. Throckmorton, Mr. Hall, Mr. Ellison, Mr.
Yong, Sir Geo. Browne, Mr. Hungerford, Colonel Archer,
Sir John Lowther, Mr. Hide, Mr. Newton, Mr. Buller,
Mr. Barnard, Major Harley, and all the Knights and
Burgesses of Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire: And they are to meet in the Duchy Court, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock: And they
have Power to send for Persons Papers, Witnesses, and
what else may conduce to the Business.
The Amendments to the Poll Bill, formerly agreed unto, being ingrossed in Parchment, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Schedule of Names for the Cinque
Ports, affixed to the Bill for Poll Money by the Lords,
be taken off.
And the Clerk took the same off accordingly. And it
was sent to the Lords in its Place, severed from the Bill.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesley, do carry this Bill to the
Lords reminded of Bills.
Ordered, That the Lords be put in mind, by Mr. Annesley, of the several Bills sent to the Lords; viz.
The Act of General Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion.
The Act for Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings.
The Act for Confirmation of Magna Charta, and
Privileges of Parliament, &c.: And
The Declaration to put the Acts in Execution against
Popish Priests and Jesuits:
And to desire the Lords to give Dispatch to them.
Mr. Annesley brings Answer, that he delivered the
Poll Bill, with the Amendments, to the Lords.
A Bill intituled, An Act for Excise, was this Day read
the Second time.
Ordered, That this House be resolved into a Grand
Committee upon this Bill, To-morrow, at Ten of the
Ordered, That a Clause or Proviso be added to the Bill
of Excise, to charge the Debts due to Sir Richard Browne,
and Sir Edward Massey, upon the Excise, in Course;
viz. Sir Richard Browne's, in such Manner as by Act of
Parliament, the 15th of March last, was directed; and
Sir Edward Masseye's, according to the Order or Orders
of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee for publick Debts do sit
this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dacre's Petition be referred
to the Committee for publick Debts; to examine the
Matter of Fact; and report it, with their Opinion, to
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
whole House, to whom the Bill for the Excise is referred,
to consider of the humble Petition and Case of the Inhabitants of Northwich and Leftwich, in the County of
Chester, on the Behalf of themselves, and others of the
Owners of Salt-works, and Salt-makers, within the said
County, and the County of Flint; who are to consider
thereof; as also of the whole Manufacture of Salt in Lancashire, and other Parts of this Nation; and to report
their Opinion to this House.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Citizens, and Commonalty of the City of Norwich, be referred to the Committee of the whole House
to whom the Bill for Excise is referred; to consider
thereof, and report their Opinion to the House.
Message from the King- Clergy Maintenance.
Sir Allen Broadrick communicates to the House a
Message from his Majesty: Which he was desired to
reduce into Writing: And was accordingly delivered by
him in Writing, and is as followeth;
"I was commanded by his Majesty to inform this
House, that his Majesty had written to the several Bishops,
Deans, and Chapters, not to let Leases of any impropriate
Tythes, till Maintenance were settled on the several Vicarages, or Curates Places, where no Vicarages were
endowed, to the Value of Fourscore Pounds per Annum,
He also presents one of his Majesty's Letters, to the
Purport aforesaid: Which was read; and is as followeth:
AS nothing is more in Our Desires, than to provide,
that the Church of England, under Our Reign, may
be furnished with a religious, learned, sober, modest,
and prudent Clergy; so We are ready to give Encouragement to their Labours and Studies, in their
several Degrees and Stations; that they may give Check
to all Profaneness and Superstition; and do zealously
affect to remove all Scandal and Reproach from them,
and their Calling. Conceiving, therefore, a competent
Maintenance to be a necessary Encouragement; and that
all other Persons, who have Power to dispose of Tythes,
may be invited to cherish learned and godly Ministers;
We do resolve, that because, where Tythes have been
appropriated to the Support of Bishops, Deans, and
Chapters, Collegiate Churches and Colleges, and other
single Persons, they have not taken due Care to provide
and ordain sufficient Maintenance for the Vicars of the
respective Places, or for the Curates, where Vicarages
were not endowed; to settle, for the future, some good
Addition and Increase on such Vicarages, and Curates
Places. Our Will therefore is, that, forthwith, Provision be made for the Augmentation of all such Vicarages and Cures, where the Tythes and Profits are
appropriated to you and your Successors, in such Manner, that they who are immediately attending upon the
Performance of Ministerial Offices in every Parish, may
have a competent Portion out of every Rectory impropriate to your See. And, to this End, Our further Will
is, that no Lease be granted, of any Rectories or Parsonages belonging to your See, belonging to you, or your
Successors, until you shall provide, that the respective
Vicarages, or Curates Places, where are no Vicarages
endowed, have so much Revenue in Glebe, Tythes, or
other Emoluments, as commonly will amount to Fourscore
Pounds, per Annum, or more, if it will bear it; and in
good Form of Law settled upon them, and their Successors: And, where the Rectories are of small Value, and
cannot admit of such Portion to the Vicar and Curate;
Our Will is, that one Half of the Profits of such Rectory
be reserved for the Maintenance of the Vicar or Curate:
And it any Leases or Grants of such forenamed Rectories
have been made by you, since the First Day of June last
past; and you did not ordain competent Augmentations
of the Vicarages or Cures in the respective Places;
Our Will is, that out of the Fines which you have received, or are to receive, you do add such Increase to
the Vicars and Curates, as is agreeable to the Rates and
Proportions formerly mentioned. And Our further Will
is, that you do employ your Authority and Power, which
by Law belongeth to you, as Ordinary, for the Augmentation of Vicarages, and Stipends of Curates; and that
you do with Diligence proceed, in due Form of Law,
for the raising and establishing convenient Maintenance
for those who attend holy Duties in Parochial Churches:
And if any Prebendary in any Church, the Corps of whose
Prebend consists of Tythes, shall not observe these Our
Commands; then We require you, or the Dean of that
Church, to use all due Means in Law, where you or
he hath Power, to compel them; or otherwise, that you
report to the Bishop of the Diocese, where the said
Corps do lie, that he may interpose his Authority for the
fulfilling this Our Order: And if any Dean, or Dean and
Chapter, or any that holdeth any Dignity or Prebend in
that Cathedral, do not observe these our Commands;
that you call them before you, and see this Our Will
obeyed: And if you, or any Bishop, do not their Duty,
either in their own Grants, or in seeing others to do it,
then We will, that, upon Complaint, the Archbishop of
the Province see all performed, according to this Our Declaration, Will, and Pleasure. And, whereas there are
divers Rural Prebends, where the Vicarages are not sufficiently endowed; We require you to see, that these Our
Commands be fully observed by them. And we do declare our Will and Pleasure, in all the Particulars forecited, to be, that if you, or any of your Successors, or
any Dean, or Dean and Chapter, of that Our Cathedral
Church, or any other Person, holding any Office, Benefice, or Prebend in the same, do, or shall, refuse or
omit to observe these Our Commands; We shall judge
them unworthy of Our future Favour, whensoever any
Preferment Ecclesiastical shall be desired from them by
Us. And, lastly, Our Will and Command is, that you
and your Successors do, at or before the First Day of
October, in every Year, render an Account to the Archbishop of how these Our Orders and
Commands are observed; and the Archbishop may afterwards represent the same unto Us.
By his Majesty's Command,
Thanks for Message.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, who are
of his Majesty's Privy Council, and Sir Allen Broadrick, do present to his Majesty the humble Thanks of this
House, for his gracious Message, this Day communicated by Sir Allen Broadrick; and the great Joy they
take in the Goodness and Favour therein expressed to
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the preparing
of a Bill for restraining the granting Leases by Ecclesiastical Persons do hasten the perfecting thereof; and
that they likewise prepare, and bring in, another Bill
taking notice, in the Preamble thereof, of the Substance
of his Majesty's Message, this Day communicated; and
making Provision, pursuant thereunto, for settling a competent Maintenance out of Impropriations and Appropriations, for the Persons who shall officiate the Cure in
such Rectories: And that Sir Henage Finch do take care
Ordered, That a Copy of his Majesty's Letter, this
Day read, be delivered to Sir Henage Finch.
Whereas by an Order of the late Council of State,
dated 20th April 1660, Order was taken for the paying,
at the Receipt of Exchequer, by the Moiety of the
Excise of Beer, Ale, Perry, Cyder, and Metheglin, to
Edward Backwall Alderman of the City of London, the
Sum of Four thousand Eight hundred Pounds, to be by
him remitted to Dunkirk, for the Pay of the Forces of
that Garrison; upon which Order there was paid, towards the said Sum of Four thousand Eight hundred
Pounds, the Sum of Three thousand Seven hundred
Seventy-four Pounds Seventeen Shillings and a Peny, and
no more, according to a Certificate under the Hand of Sir
Robert Pye, Auditor of the Receipt of Exchequer, dated
the Tenth of July last; and so there remains unpaid,
to complete the same, the Sum of One thousand Twenty-five Pounds Two Shillings Eleven-pence: And whereas
by another Order of the said Council of State, dated
17th May 1660, Order is taken for paying, at the said
Receipt, to the said Alderman Edward Backwell, for the
Use aforesaid, the further Sum of Four thousand Eight
hundred Pounds; of which the said Sir Robert Pye, by
his Certificate, dated the Tenth of July last, certifies no
Part to be paid:
Ordered, That the said Residue of the first Four thousand Eight hundred Pounds, viz. One thousand Twenty-five Pounds Two Shillings Eleven-pence, and the said
second Four thousand Eight hundred Pounds, both
amounting to Five thousand Eight hundred Twenty-five
Pounds Two Shillings Eleven-pence, be paid at the said
Receipt of Exchequer to the said Alderman Edward
Backwell, or his Assigns; in full Satisfaction of the said
Orders, to the Use therein expressed; and that the said
Sir Robert Pye, and all other Officers of the said Receipt,
whom the same concerns, do take care, in their respective
Places, that the same be paid accordingly, out of the
Money coming into the said Receipt by the Moiety of
the said Excise. And this Order, together with the said
Alderman Backwell's Acquittance, shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the Person or Persons who shall pay the