Thursday, 15th November, 1660.
Woolen Manufactures, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Woolen
Manufactures, and the Committee for Trade and
Navigation, be from henceforth added each to other, so
as to be for the future one Committee.
A Bill for enabling George Faunt Esquire, to make Sale
of some Lands in the County of Leycester, was read this
Day the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Babington, Sir
Tho. Meeres, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Willoughby, Sir George
Booth, Sir Richard Hopkins, Mr. Mallet, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Tompkins, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Baker,
Mr. Harris, Mr. Knight, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Lucy, Mr.
Gerard, Mr. Willoughby, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Bowman, Mr.
Bacon, Sir Raph Knight, Sir Geo. Browne, Mr. Phillips,
Mr. Mountague, Mr. Orme, Mr. Thurland, Lord Bruice,
Mr. Westfalin, Mr. Louther, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Bampfeild,
and all the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the Counties of Leicester and Northampton: And they are to send
for all Parties concerned; and to send for and peruse
Settlements and Evidences, as they shall find necessary;
and to consider of the Values of the Lands: And they are
to meet on Saturday next, at Two in the Afternoon, in
the Inner Court of Wards.
Restoring Earl of Roscommon.
A Bill ingrossed, sent from the Lords, to restore Wentworth Earl of Roscommon, of the Kingdom of Ireland,
all the Honours, Castles, Lordships, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, in Ireland, whereof James Earl of
Roscommon, his Great Grandfather, Robert Earl of Roscommon, his Grandfather, or James late Earl of Roscommon his Father, were in Possession on the Twenty-third of
October 1641, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Lords reminded of Bills.
Resolved, That Sir John Northcott do go to the Lords,
and communicate to them the Desire of this House, that
their Lordships will give Dispatch to some Bills formerly
sent from this House, and now depending before their
Lordships; viz. the Bill for confirming of Marriages;
the Bill for confirming of Leases from Colleges and Hospitals; the Bill for confirming of Magna Charta, and other
fundamental Laws; as also, the Proclamation for putting
the Laws against Popish Recusants in Execution, being
all of publick Importance.
A Bill for settling and constituting a Chapel of Ease in
the Forest of Waltham, for the Use of the Inhabitants
thereabout, was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, on the Question, committed to Mr. John Stevens,
Sir Waller Earle, Serjeant Rainsford, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir
William Lewes, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Streete, Mr. Wendy, Sir
Capell Luckin, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Molleneux, Mr.
Brampston, Lord Richardson, Mr. Walpeole, Mr. Merricke,
Mr. Knightly, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Salomon Swayle, Mr.
Ayre, Mr. Marvell, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Crowch, Mr.
Harris, Mr. Mynors, Mr. Orme, Mr. Hambden, Serjeant
Hales, Mr. Daniell, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Montague,
Sir Horatio Townesend, Mr. Baker, Lord Kildare, Mr.
Ellison, Sir Tho. Rant, Mr. Louther, and all the Knights
and Burgesses serving for the County of Essex; And they
are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon on
Saturday next, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn do, at the Sitting of the House
To-morrow Morning, give the House an Account how
the Business of the Excise Bill stands.
Mr. Marvell reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill for erecting and endowing Vicarages out
of impropriate Rectories: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and were afterwards read the First
and Second time by the Clerk.
Resolved, That this Bill be re-committed to the former
Committee: Who are to meet this Afternoon; and to
report with all convenient Speed.
Privilege- Counterfeiting Protections.
A Paper was this Day communicated to the House,
purporting a counterfeit Protection, dated 10 August
1660, and signed F. Buller, for protecting William Jenes
from Arrests, as Servant to the said Buller, a Member of
this House: Which was read.
The House being informed, that the said William Jenes
was at the Door, he was called in; and, standing at the
Bar, he did, upon Examination, confess, That he was the
Party mentioned in the Paper; that he knows not Mr.
Buller, whose Name is added to the Paper; that he had
the said Paper from one Belcher, who lives about Whitehall; that the said Belcher was brought to him by one
Tabor, a Porter, who lives in Southwarke; that he gave
Three Pounds for it to the said Tabor; that he entered
the same in the Compters, and elsewhere, by Belcher's Direction; and that he came now to Westminster to inquire
for the said Mr. Buller, he having been, since receiving
of it, arrested; the Prevention whereof was the Motive
of his endeavouring to obtain it.
Resolved, That the said Belcher and Tabor be forthwith
sent for, in Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending
Resolved, That the Business of forging Mr. Buller's
Hand to the pretended Protection, now read, be referred
to the Committee of Privileges; to examine the same;
and report the State thereof to this House.
Resolved and Declared, by the Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Privilege of this House, in point
of Protection, from Arrests, doth belong to the Members
of this House, and their menial Servants, only; and to
the Officers attending the Service of this House: And that
all Protections in Writing, granted by any Member of
this House to any Person whatsoever, be forthwith called
in; and are hereby declared to be null and void: And all
Persons, whom this may concern, are required, upon all
Occasions, to take notice of the Privilege belonging to
the Members of this House, and their menial Servants,
and of the Officers attending the Service of this House,
at their Peril.
Resolved, That this Order be forthwith printed and
The humble Petition of the Innholders and Victuallers
of New Windsor in the County of Berks was this Day
read; they thereby complaining, that about Three hundred Soldiers, lately listed in his Majesty's Castle of Windsor, are quartered upon them by several Numbers in a
House; and, besides Six-pence per diem apiece, which
the Petitioners are ordered to lend them, they are to allow
them Fire, Candle, dressing of their Diet, and Lodging;
which makes the Burden so heavy, that they are ready to
sink under it; and humbly praying Redress in these their
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who are of
his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to acquaint his
Majesty with the Substance of the said Petition; and with
the humble Desire of this House, that the Matters therein complained of as a Grievance, may be redressed in such
Sort, as his Majesty shall, in his great Wisdom, think fit.
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Northcott reports, that he had signified to the
Lords the Desire of this House, for the Dispatch of the
Three Bills and Proclamation, mentioned in an Order of
this Day; and that the Lords gave Answer, the Three
Bills were under Consideration; and so shall be the Proclamation also: And that they will send further Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Arrears of Assessments.
Mr. Pryn reports Amendments to the Bill for levying
the Arrears of Assessments, due on the Act for Twelve
Months, commencing 24th June 1659; and Six Months,
commencing 25 December 1659: Which he read in his
Place; and were, after, read the First and Second time
by the Clerk; and, upon the Question, were agreed.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments,