Friday, 16th November, 1660.
THE humble Petition of Elizabeth Gilbert, setting
forth, that Sir William Houghton, being possessed
of the Manor of Stapleford in the County of Cambridge
(belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Ely) for certain
Years, and having purchased the Reversion in Fee, did
sell the Reversion, with the reserved Rents, to the Petitioner; and, after, sold the remaining Term to one
Mr. Wakefield, who knew of the said Grant made to the
Petitioner, and could not expect to renew the Lease; that
she having, as she hopeth, a just Title to the renewing of
the said Lease, and, to that Purpose, his Majesty's Royal
Letters were directed to the said Dean and Chapter, yet
the Dean and Chapter have refused to admit the Petitioner
Tenant to the said Church; humbly praying, that she
may have the Lease granted to her; and that the said Dean
and Chapter may be prohibited to grant the said Lease to
any other; was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be and is hereby recommended to the Commissioners appointed by the King's
Majesty to settle Differences between Ecclesiastical Persons and Purchasers, to do the Petitioner Right herein;
and the said Dean and Chapter of Ely be and are hereby
required to forbear to make any Lease of the said Manor
of Stapleford, until the said Matter be heard by the said
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis be desired to take care, that
Right be done to the said Elizabeth Gilbert the Petitioner,
according to his Majesty's Pleasure, signified in his Royal
Letters in that Behalf; and, in case the Petitioner be not
relieved accordingly, to report the Matter of Fact, and
the Proceedings therein, to this House.
The House being informed, that the Person of Mr.
Nosworthy, a Member of this House, was assaulted in
his Chamber by one Mr. Henry Nicholls, to the Breach
of the Privilege of this House;
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Nicholls be sent for, in Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine the Matter of Fact, touching the
assaulting of the Person of Mr. Nosworthy, a Member
of this House, in his Chamber, by Mr. Henry Nicholls;
to state the same; and report it to this House.
Mr. Pryn, according to the Order of Yesterday, gave
an Account to this House, how the Business stands upon
the Bill for settling the Excise; and of the Proceeding of
the Committee therein.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred
to consider what Debts stand charged upon the Excise,
be revived; and do give a speedy Account of the same
to this House: And that Sir Thomas Clergys do take
Mr. Knightly reports a Bill for settling of the Militia of
the Kingdom: Which was this Day read the First time;
and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second
time upon Tuesday Morning next.
A Letter, purporting some Miscarriage of some Person or Persons, under colour of acting as a Commissioner
for the Militia, was offered to the House to be read:
Upon Debate whereof, the Question being propounded,
That the said Letter be now read;
And the Question being put, That That Question be
It passed with the Affirmative:
And the main Question being put, That the said Letter
be now read;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Walter Earle,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Tho. Meeres,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Ralph Knight,
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Attainder of Oliver Cromwell, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas do make Report of the
Amendments to the Bill of Attainder, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Clerk of the House.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House with the humble Suit
of Mr. Jessop, Clerk of this House, that this House will
be pleased to dispence with his Absence, and excuse his
not attending the Service of this House, being suddenly
sent for into the Country, his Wife lying at the Point of
Resolved, That Mr. Jessop be and is hereby excused
for not attending the Service of this House, upon this
Ordered, That the Lord Howard do bring in a Bill for
preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Borders of
England, on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the respective Committees to whom
the Bills concerning the Earl of Bristol and the Marquis
of Winchester are referred, do sit on Monday next, at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.