Tuesday, 27th November, 1660.
MR. Marvell reports further Amendments, and Two
Provisoes, to the Bill for erecting and endowing
of Vicarages out of impropriate Rectories: Which he
read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and were after
read the First and Second time by the Clerk: And, on
the Question, the said Amendments and Provisoes, with
the Amendments and Proviso formerly reported, were,
on the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That this Bill, with all the said Amendments, be ingrossed.
Mr. Marvell reports, from the said Committee, the
Desire of the said Committee, that this House would
desire his Majesty, that he would be pleased to write his
Letter to the Colleges in the Universities, that they would
take into Consideration their respective Impropriations,
and augment the Vicarages, or Curates Places, belonging
thereto, to such Proportion, as will consist with the
Maintenance of their said Colleges.
Covent Garden Precinct.
Mr. Knightly reports further Amendments, and a
Proviso to the Bill for making the Precinct of Covent
Garden a distinct Parish: Which he first read in his Place;
and was after read by the Clerk the First and Second
time; and, on the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That this Bill, with the Amendments and
Proviso, be ingrossed.
Mr. Prynn tenders a Clause to the Bill for endowing
Vicarages out of appropriate Rectories: Which was read
the First and Second time; and is as followeth:
"Be it Enacted, by the King's most Excellent Majesty, and the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, That no Incumbent, or Professor of
any Parsonage, Vicarage, or Owner of any impropriate
Rectory, within this Kingdom, or the Dominion of Wales,
shall be accountable to any Archbishop, Bishop, Archdeacon, or any other Ecclesiastical Person, for any Sum
or Sums of Money, incurred, or grown due, for any
Arrears of Synodals, Proxies, or Pensions, to them, or
any of them, in respect of Visitations, during the late
Troubles, from the Year of our Lord One thousand Six
hundred Forty-two, until the First of August One thousand
Six hundred Sixty: But that they, and every of them,
shall be, and are hereby, absolutely acquitted and discharged of and from the same."
Ordered, That, in the Beginning of the said Clause,
these Words be added, "Provided further:" And the
said Clause, so amended, was, on the Question, agreed;
and ordered to be ingrossed with the Bill for endowing
Vicarages; and be made Part thereof.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Consideration of Fees is referred, be revived; and that they do
sit de die in diem, and make a speedy Report to the House:
And they have Power to consider of all Fees taken by
any Officers, as well those belonging to Courts of Justice,
as others: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Chequer Chamber:
And Colonel West is added to the Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to
whom the Bill for Highways is referred, to prepare a Bill
for restraining of Carriages, as to the Number of Beasts
for Draught, and Proportion of Weight; and also to insert therein such Clauses of the former Bill, as they shall
judge agreeable with the present sense of this House; and
to report the same with all convenient Speed: And Sir
Lancelot Lake, Mr. Prynn, Sir Francis Gerard, Mr.
Bampfeild, Mr. Goodricke, and Mr. Eyre, are added
to the Committee: And it is specially recommended to
them to take care of this Business.
The House, according to former Order, took into
Debate the Business of his Majesty's Revenue.
Resolved, That the other Moiety of the Revenue of
the Excise of Beer, Ale, Cyder, Perry, strong Waters,
Chocolate, Coffee, Sherbett, and Metheglin, be settled
on the King for and during his natural Life; in full of the
Twelve hundred thousand Pounds per Annum Revenue,
resolved to be settled on his Majesty.
Resolved, That the several Particulars of Chocoletta,
Coffee, Sherbett, and Metheglin, be added to the former
Vote for settling a Moiety of the Excise of Beer and Ale
on his Majesty; in Compensation for the Court of Wards
Resolved, That the Time for Commencement of that
Part of his Majesty's Revenue, which is to arise from the
Excise of Beer, Ale, &c. be the Twenty-fifth of December
Resolved, That the Committee for his Majesty's Revenue be revived; and that they do meet de die in diem;
and sit at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Queen's Court: And Mr. Louther, Sir John Talbott,
Mr. Boscawen, and Mr. Reames, are added to the
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for his
Majesty's Revenue, to state the several particular Heads
from which the yearly Revenue of Twelve hundred thousand Pounds for his Majesty is to arise; and to prepare
Bills, as they shall find necessary, for the settling and
making the same effectual; and to report the Whole to
the House: And Colonel King, Mr. Elliot, and Mr.
Yong, are added to that Committee.
Resolved, That the Committee that brought in the
Excise Bill, be revived; and that they sit this Afternoon;
and speedily consider of forming the said Bill, as to foreign
and inland Commodities, in such Sort as may be consistent with the Votes of this House, for settling the Excise of Beer and Ale on his Majesty; and to strike out
of the Bill those Clauses which concern Ale and Beer:
And they are to inform themselves, what Debts have
been charged by this Parliament on the Receipt of Excise; and what other publick Debts are charged thereon;
and to report a List of them to the House: And the said
Committee are to meet de die in diem, till the same be
perfected; and report the whole to the House.
Communication to the King.
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who are
of his Majest's Privy Council, be desired to attend the
King's Majesty; and humbly represent to him, in the
Name of this House, the great Sense this House hath of
the many Expressions of Grace, which they have received
from his Majesty in his several Declarations; and also to
acquaint his Majesty with the great Unanimity of this
House, in settling a Revenue of Twelve hundred thousand
Pounds per Annum on his Majesty, according to their
Resolved, That it be referred to Sir William Lewes,
Colonel Birch, Sir George Downing, and Mr. Yong, to
receive and consider of a Proposition, which shall be
offered by Mr. John Holland; and to report the same,
with their Opinion, to the House.
Peter Richier Doctor of Physick, and Martin Boothby,
in order to their Naturalization, did this Day take the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Sir Harbottle
Grimston Speaker of the Parliament, at the Clerk's Table.