Monday, 27th August, 1660.
A BILL for uniting of the Parishes of St. Andrewes
and St. Mary Witton, in Droitwich, in the County
of Worcester, was read the First time; and ordered to be
read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next.
Mr. Cooper, a Member of this House, claimed his
Privilege about the Arrest of Richard Birt, his Servant,
at the Suit of Henry Newman; who detains him upon
the said Arrest in the Poultry Compter, though Notice
was given him, that he was the menial Servant of the
said Mr. Cooper:
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do send for the said Henry Newman, as also
Edward Barber, and * Gamage, Serjeants, who arrested
the said Richard Birt, in Custody, for their Contempt
and Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Marquis
of Hertford's Bill is referred, do hear the Lord Herbert
upon the whole Matter, by his Counsel, before the Bill
be reported: And that they meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon: And that the Lord Falkland, Colonel Harley, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Grove, Lord Bruce, Mr. George
Mountague, Mr. Bunckley, be added to that Committee.
Mr. Radcliffe, reports Amendments to the Bill for
enabling of Sir George Booth Baronet, to sell Lands for
Payment of his Debts: Which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Lord Herbert do produce the Patent in his Hands, touching the Grant of the Dukedom
of Somersett, unto the Committee to whom the Bill,
touching the Marquis of Hertford, is referred; that the
Committee may, from time to time, make use thereof,
as they shall see Cause.
Sir Wm. Doyley reports from the Committee of the
Army, the Account of Robert Smith, Receiver of the
Twelve Months Assessment, commencing 24 Junii
1659, and the Three Months Assessment, commencing
24th June 1660, for the County of Stafford and City of
Litchfeild: Which was read; and is as followeth; viz.
|His Charge, for the said Twelve Months,
|Paid upon Warrants of the Committee for the Army, and Acquittances of the Treasurers at War,
|Paid upon Pretence of Colonel Crompton's Order, to his Regiment of Foot, Troop of Horse, and other Forces, but without any good Warrant or Order,
|Paid to Captain Backhouse upon Pretence of a Copy of a Letter from the Council of State 250l. and, upon an Order from Colonel Lambert 100l.
|By Acknowledgment, in his Hands,
The said Smith is also Receiver of the present Three
Months Assessment, commencing 24 June 1660.
His Charge is
|Whereof he acknowledgeth in his Hands about
|Deposited in the Custody of Serjeant Mosse, of Stafford
|And in the said Smith's own Hands, at his own House,
Ordered, That Robert Smith, Receiver of the Twelve
Months Assessment, commencing 24 June 1659; and
of the present Three Months Assessment, commencing
24th of June 1660, for the County of Stafford, and
City of Litchfeild, do forthwith pay and satisfy the several
Sums of Three hundred Ninety-five Pounds Fourteen
Shillings Two-pence, and of One thousand Seven hundred Pounds, confessed, upon his Account, to be in his
Hands, unto such Person or Persons, as the Committee
of the Army shall appoint to receive the same: And
that the said Robert Smith do stand committed to the
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
until he make Payment thereof.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Proviso, tendered to the Bill touching Settlement of
Ministers, formerly adjourned.-
Lord Culpepper, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Hobart and * *,
Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire the Concurrence of
this House to these Two Bills, which concern Two Lords;
viz. the Lord Culpepper, and the Lord Gerrard.-
The Question being propounded, That it be referred
to a Committee, to examine and state Matter of Fact,
touching what Presentations have been passed under the
Great Seal, where the former Incumbents are dead; and
report it to this House To-morrow Morning;
And the Question being put, That That Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it was Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine and state Matter of Fact, touching
what Presentations have been passed under the Great
Seal, to Places where the former Incumbents are dead;
and report it to the House To-morrow Morning; viz. to
Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Henage Finch, Colonel King, Sir
Tho. Meeres, Mr. Annesley, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Hotham, Sir Solomon Swale,
Dr. Cleyton, Lord Aunger, Mr. Thorneton, Mr. Swinfin,
Mr. Secretary Morris, Sir John Bowyer, Mr. Harris,
Sir Edm. Bowyer, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Thomas, Mr.
Bulkeley, Sir Allen Broadrick, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Tho.
Clergis, Colonel Shapcot, Sir John Northcot, Colonel
Morley: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber (notwithstanding the Sitting of the Grand Committee;) with Power to
send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses, and what else
may conduce to the Business.
The humble Petition of divers distressed Ministers,
whose Livings, though in dead Places, are granted away
under the Broad Seal of England; in their own Names,
and many others; with a Catalogue of the Names of
Ministers dispossessed; were read.
Resolved, That this Petition, with the Proviso, be referred to the aforesaid Committee: And the said Committee are to present such Expedients as they shall think
fit, for the expediting of this Bill.