Wednesday, August 29th, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Peirpoint have Leave to go
into the Country.
Earl of Bristoll's Claim.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, towards the
Reparation and Satisfaction to be made unto George
Earl of Bristoll, out of the Manors and Lands of Carew
Raleigh, for the Sum of Six thousand Five hundred
Pounds, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed unto Sir George Booth, Mr.
Holles, Mr. Knight, Sir George Reeve, Mr. Powell, Mr.
Lowther, Sir Thomas Dacre, Sir Hennage Finch, Sir
George Savile, Colonel Harley, Sir George Downing, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Fynes, Sir John
Northcot, Mr. Marvell, Sir Henry North, Lord Ancrom,
Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Marsham,
Colonel Willoughby, Mr. Thomas, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir
Ralph Knight, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Chafe, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Trelawney, Sir George Reeve, Sir Robert Pye, Colonel Gerrard, Lord Angier, Mr. Yong, Sir Thomas Wrcth, Mr.
George Mountague, Mr. Robinson, Sir Richard Browne,
Sir Capell Luckin, Sir Richard Onslowe, Sir Wm. Wray,
Mr. Cheney, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Colonel
Arundle, Colonel King, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Skipwith,
Mr. Trevor, Mr. Malet, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Henry
Hungerford; and all the Knights and Burgesses for the
County of Dorset; and all the Gentlemen of the Long
Robe, Members of this House: And they are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's
The humble Petition of Colonel Carew Raleigh was
this Day read, and referred to the same Committee; to
examine the Business, and state Matter of Fact; and report it to this House.
Restoring Earl of Newcastle.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, for restoring
unto Wm. Earl of Newcastle, all his Honours, Manors,
&c. whereof he was in Possession on the Twentieth Day
of May 1642, or at any time since, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
to the former Committee: And that Mr. Knightley, Mr.
Gerrard, Lord Mansfield, Sir Ralph Knight, Mr. Tomkins, and all the Knights and Burgesses of the County
of Gloucester, be added to this Committee, as to this
Restoring Lord Gerrard.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, intituled, An
Act for restoring to Charles Lord Gerrard, Baron of
Brandon, all his Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, whereof he was in Possession on the
Twentieth Day of May 1642, or at any time since, was
this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the Committee to whom the Earl of Bristol's Bill is referred: And that Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, and
all the Knights and Burgesses for Lancashire and
Cheshire, and Serjeant Glyn, be added to this Committee, as to this Bill.
Ordered, That Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Edward Turner,
Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Hales, do withdraw, and consider of
the Bill touching Marriages; and report the Amendments
to this House.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent down from the Lords, for settling
the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands belonging to
the Earl of Winchelsea, in the County of Yorke, in the
Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts, was this
Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the Committee to whom the Earl of Bristol's Bill is referred: And that Sir Edward Deering, and
all the Knights and Burgesses of Kent and Yorke, be
added to this Committee.
Protestants in Piedmont.
A Bill for securing the Payment of Five thousand
Pounds, with Interest, collected for Relief of the poor
Protestants in Piedmont, was this Day read the First
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, Tomorrow Morning.
A Bill, ingrossed, for incorporating and appointing
Governors of the Lands, Possessions, and Revenues, of
the free Grammar School of Newport, in the County of
Salop, of the Foundation of Wm. Adams, was this Day
read the Third time.
Resolved, That in the 15 Line of the 3d Skin,
after the Word "Charges," these Words, viz. "Civil,
or Military," be inserted; and that, after the Word
"otherwise" in the 17th Line of the same Skin, these
Words, viz. "for and towards the Maintenance of the
Civil or Military, or for any other Purpose whatsoever,"
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Resolved, That this be the Title to the said Bill; viz.
An Act for the incorporating of the Master and Wardens
of the Company of Haberdashers London, to be Governors
of the Free School, and Alms House, in Newport, in the
County of Salop, of the Foundation of Wm. Adams;
and for settling of Lands and Possessions on them for
Maintenance thereof; and other charitable Uses.
Mr. Charleton is to carry this Bill to the Lords.
A Bill for constituting and appointing a Post Master
General, was this Day read the First time; and, upon
the Question, ordered to be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
A Bill, ingrossed, for Confirmation of Leases made
by Masters, Heads, and Fellows, of Colleges and Hospitals, was this Day read the Third time.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports a Proviso to this Bill; that
no Person or Persons shall be comfirmed in any Mastership, Provostship, Headship, or Fellowship, in any College or Hall, in either of the Universities of Oxford or
Cambridge, or in the Colleges of Eaton and Winchester,
that is not an ordained Minister by Bishops or Presbyters, and, being ordained, hath not renounced his Ordination, where, by the local Statutes of the said respective
Colleges or Halls, Ordination is required: Which was
read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That in the Fifth Line, after the Word
"Presbyters," instead of these Words, viz. "and being
ordained, hath not since," these Words be inserted, viz.
"or being ordained, hath since."
Ordered, That before the Word "Fellowship" in the
Second Line, the Word "or" be omitted; and after
the Word "Fellowship" in the same Line, these Words
"or Chaplain's Place" be inserted:
And the said Proviso, so amended, being put to the
Question, was agreed unto.
Sir Edward Turner reports a Proviso; that this Act
shall not extend to confirm any Lease or Leases of the
Rectories and Parsonages of Randall and Littlewates, in
the County of Lyncolne, which have long since been in
the Tenure or Occupation of John Lord Culpepper,
deceased; as by several Leases, under the Seal of the
Master and Fellows of the College of the Holy and
Undivided Trinity, within the Town and University of
Cambridge, of King Henry the Eighth's Foundation, may
appear; and were unjustly sold by the Committee, for
the pretended Delinquency, of the said John Lord Culpepper, at or about the Year 1651, to one * West, late
Burser of the said College; and afterwards leased over the
Head of the said John Lord Culpepper, the ancient Tenant,
to the said * West then and before unjustly in Possession, though, according to Usage, he claimed to renew
his Lease Three Years before the Expiration thereof, at
the usual Fines, or more; but that the Executors or Administrators of the said Lord Culpepper, lately deceased,
reimbursing the said new Tenant, or Lessee, so much
Money as hath been really paid to the said College for
the Fine for such Lease; they may be admitted to renew
the said Lease, for the said Fine; any thing in this Act
contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Which was
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
He also reports another Proviso; that this Act shall
not extend to confirm any Lease or Leases of the Manor,
Rectory, and Parsonage, of Kirkham, which hath been
long in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Clifton
Esquire, and his Ancestors, by several successive Leases,
under the late Abbot and Convent of Vale Royal, and the
College of Christ Church in Oxon, respectively; and was
leased over the Head of the ancient Tenant, who, according to the Usage, claimed to renew his Lease, long
before Expiration, at the usual Fines, or more, by
Dr. Owen, late reputed Dean, and the Chapter, of the
Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxon, of the Foundation of
King Henry the VIII; but that the said Thomas Clifton,
his Executors or Administrators, reimbursing the new
Tenant, or Lessee, so much Money as hath been really
and truly paid unto the said Dean and Chapter for any
Fine or Fines, for the making of such new Lease or
Leases; or, otherwise, permitting such new Tenant, or
Lessee, to hold and enjoy the said Premises, until, out of
the Rents and Profits thereof, the Money disbursed for
the same Fine or Fines shall be fully received; may be
admitted to renew his old Lease, before any other Persons; this Act, or any thing therein contained to the
contrary notwithstanding: Which was read the First
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, that the Usher of the
Black Rod was at the Door, he was called in; and, haveing thrice made Obeisance, stood in the Midst of the
House, and delivered his Message in these Words;
The King hath commanded me to call yourself, and
the rest of the Members of this House, to him, presently,
into the House of Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Col. Coker have Leave to go into the
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wild have Leave to go into the
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee for the
Army be made To-morrow Morning; and that the said
Committee do inform themselves, from the Officers of
the Exchequer, what the last Subsidy, granted to the
late King, did amount unto.
Earl of Bristoll's Claims.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce, and Mr. Bowman, Sir
Horatio Townesend, and Sir Daniell Harvey, be added to
the Committee for the Earl of Bristoll's Bill.-
Resolved, That the Debate upon the Bill for Confirmation of Leases, made by Masters, Heads, and Fellows of
Colleges, be adjourned unto Friday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Wivell, and Mr. John
Barton, have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Speaker's Speech to be printed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired to print his
Speech, spoken this Day to his Majesty in the Lords
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to consider of what was now proposed, for satisfying, by Defalcation out of Arrears of Excise, or otherwise, such Monies as shall be payable to Merchants, on
re-shipping of Merchandizes, imported before the Customs were received on His Majesty's Account; and to
state the Fact, and report the same, with their Opinion,
to this House.
Sir H. Vane, and Lambert.
Mr. Hollis reports the Draught of a Petition to his
Majesty, on behalf of Sir Henry Vane, and Col. John
Lambert: Which, on the Question, was ordered to be
read: And was read accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Petition be re-committed to
the former Committee that brought it in: And that Sir
Henage Finch, Serjeant Hales, Sir John Marsham, Mr.
Bampfeild, and Mr. Charlton, are added to that Committee.
Whereas, by Order of both Houses of Parliament,
of the Sixth of May 1647, there was placed, upon the
Excise, the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Ninetyone Pounds Seventeen Shillings Six-pence, together with
Interest, and made payable to Samuell Vassall Esquire,
for Money and Provisions furnished by him, for Relief
of the then distressed Garisons of Ireland; which was,
after the Seclusion of the Members of Parliament in
1648, taken off the Excise:
Ordered, That so much of the said Debt of Two
thousand Five hundred Ninety-one Pounds Seventeen
Shillings Six-pence, as remaineth due and unpaid to the
said Mr. Vassall, both Principal and Interest, be and
hereby is charged on the Moiety of the Receipt of
Excise; and that the same be paid to him, or his Assigns,
in Course, in the same sort as the same was charged by
the said Order of both Houses of Parliament: And the
Commissioners of Excise are impowered and required to
pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with
the Acquittance of the said Mr. Vassall, or his Assigns,
testifying his or their Receipt thereof, shall be, to the
said Commissioners of the Excise, a sufficient Warrant