Friday, the 9th November, 1660.
ORDERED, That the Knights and Burgesses for
the County of Lancaster be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for endowing Vicarages out of
impropriate Rectories, is referred.
The humble Petition of Edward Stevens Esquire was
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Commissioners appointed by his Majesty to treat with
Purchasers of Bishops and Dean and Chapter Lands, to
do Right to the Petitioner; and this House doth specially
recommend him to their Respect in the Matter prayed:
And Sir Allen Brodricke is desired to take care hereof:
And the said Commissioners are desired in this, and other
like Cases of ancient Tenants, to give their Order or
Advice to the Bishops, and Deans and Chapters, (whom
it shall respectively concern) to forbear making of Leases
or Contracts with any other Persons, till further Order;
and, if they shall find such Order or Advice not observed,
then to certify it to this House.
A Letter, directed to Phineas Andrews Esquire, a
Member of this House, signed John Finch, and dated
at Hithe the Fifth Instant, was this Day read; giving
notice of some Quantities of Wool transported beyond
the Seas by one William Facoon of Canterbury, and John
Lee of West-hith.
Resolved, That the said William Facoone and John
Lee be forthwith sent for in Custody by the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House: And that it be referred to
the Committee for Woolen Manufactures, to examine
this whole Business; and, for their better Information,
to send for Persons and Witnesses; and to report the
Fact to the House.
Attainder of OliverCromwell, &c.
Mr. Thomas reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill of Attainder is referred, the humble Desire of
the said Committee, that this House will please to give
some Rules and Directions, in the Matter referred unto
them, by special Order, concerning Persons excepted by
the Act of Oblivion, as to future Pains and Penalties
not extending to Life.
The humble Petition of Barrington Bouchier Esquire,
Resolved, That the Cases of Barrington Bourchier
Esquire, Sir Richard Malecerer, Sir John Stapeley, and
of the Heirs of Sir John Danvers, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Bill of Attainder.
And they are also to take into Consideration all Cases
of like Nature, wherein any the Relations of the dead
Persons, whose Estates are concerned in the said Bill,
shall desire to be heard; and to examine the several
Cases, and the Settlement of Estates, where they shall
find it necessary: And they are to peruse ancient Precedents of Proceedings in Cases of Attainder: And have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, Journals, Records,
Evidences, and Witnesses, as they shall see Cause, for
their better Information; and to make Report, upon the
Whole, to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider the Cases of the Persons excepted in the Act
of General Pardon, as to future Pains and Penalties not
extending to Life; and to draw up Accusations against
them, severally or jointly, as the Case shall be; and, for
that Purpose, to peruse the Journals, and other Evidences,
which they shall find requisite, for making out of the
Fact; and to report the same to the House: And they
have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Serjeant at Arms.
The humble Petition of Michaell Crake, Fifteen Years
since, sworn Serjeant at Arms to attend the honourable
House of Commons, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee, to consider thereof, and to examine the Fact;
as also, the Fitness of the Petitioner for the Service therein
mentioned; his Affections, and former Carriage; and to
report the Whole to the House: And that Sir Robert
Brooke, Mr. Thurland, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Goodricke, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Ansley, Mr. Curriton, Sir
Francis Gerrard, Sir Salomon Swale, Mr. Harris, Mr.
Bampfeild, Sir John Massham, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Anth.
Irby, Sir Edward Jennings, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Phillips,
Sir Edward Dearing, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Thomas, Mr.
Mountague, Sir Samuell Jones, Mr. Mallet, Sir Tho.
Meeres, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Allen
Brodricke, Mr. Vivian, Mr. Hambden, Lord Herbert, Mr.
Chafe, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Parker, Sir Hen.
Cholmeley, Mr. Hide, Mr. Henley, Mr. More, Mr. Creswell, Mr. Gresham, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Orme, Mr.
Sparkes, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Lewes, Sir John Northcott,
Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Louther, Sir
William Lewes, be the said Committee: And they are
to meet on this Day Sevennight, at Three of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Phillips complains to the House, that Sir John
Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, had restrained Sir Hugh Owen, a Member of this House, of
his Liberty; upon Occasion of his visiting a Friend in
the Tower; though he was informed, he was a Member
of this House.
Sir John Robinson, standing in his Place, denied the
Matters objected; and offered several things for his
Sir Hugh Owen, standing in his Place, did give an
Account of the Matter; and of the particular Passages
betwixt himself and the Lieutenant of the Tower, and
his Officers, at that time.
Resolved, That this Business be referred to the Committee for Privileges; to examine and state the Matter of
Fact; and report it to this House.
The House being informed, that Joseph Smith, a
Warder of the Tower of London, upon Occasion of his
detaining Sir Hugh Owen at the Tower, being told, that
the said Sir Hugh Owen was a Member of this House, did
thereupon reply, to this Effect; That he would, notwithstanding, detain him, though he were hanged for it:
Resolved, That the said Joseph Smith be forthwith sent
for in Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
Privileges, to examine and state the Matter of Fact as to
the said * Smith; and to report the same to the House.
Banqueting House to be kept clear.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Gerard and Sir Lancelot
Lake, be desired to move the Lord Chamberlain, that
the Banqueting House at Whitehall may, by his Lordship's Order, be kept clear, until this House shall come
thither, in order to their attending of the King's Majesty
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.