Saturday, 8th December, 1660.
Committee of Privileges.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Privileges
and Elections have Leave to sit this Afternoon,
notwithstanding the Sitting of the Grand Committee:
And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer
An ingrossed Bill for enabling George Faunt Esquire,
to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, and other
Uses, was this Day read the Third time; and, on the
Resolved, That this be the Title of the said Bill; viz.
An Act for enabling George Faunt, of Fauston in the
County of Leicester, Esquire, to sell and convey Part of
his Lands for Payment of several Debts and Legacies
charged upon his Estate by Sir William Faunt Knight,
deceased; and for the Raising of Portions for his younger
Children; and for the making his Wife a Jointure.
Resolved, That this Bill be carried to the Lords: And
that Mr. Babbington do carry it accordingly.
Mr. Crowch reports Amendments to the Bill for disappropriating the Rectory appropriate of Preston in the
County of Suffolke, and uniting the Rectory and Vicarage
there; and for assuring the Advowson and Patronage
thereof to Emanuell College in Cambridge: Which he
read in his Place, with the Coherence; and were, on
the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.
Resolved, That this House be forthwith resolved into a
Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Six Months Assessments, at Seventy thousand Pounds per Mensem.
The House was resolved into a Grand Committee
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Henage Finch takes the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Sir Henage Finch reports from the said Grand Committee, the Desire of the said Committee, that this House
would be pleased to appoint a Committee, to consider of
drawing up the Preamble to the Act for an Assessment;
and also to draw up Rules and Instructions for disbanding the Residue of the Army, and paying off the Navy:
And that the said Grand Committee may sit again on
Monday Morning next.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to draw up
a Preamble to the Bill for an Assessment for Six Months,
at the Rate of Seventy thousand Pounds per Mensem; and
also to consider of Instructions and Rules for disbanding
of the remaining Part of the Army, and paying off the
Navy; viz. Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Spry, Mr. Hollis, Sir
Wm. Lewes, Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Middleton, Sir Tho.
Clergis, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Allen, Mr. Knight, Mr.
Reames, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Daniell, Sir George Downing, Mr. Ferrers, Mr. Whitely, Mr. Boderda, Mr. Prin,
Colonel King, Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Wm. Penn, Sir John
Talbot, Mr. Skipwith, Colonel Birch, Sir Sal. Swayle,
Colonel Jones, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir John Northcot,
Mr. Pedley, Doctor Mills, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Conyers,
Mr. Bascawen, Sir Tho. Willis, Mr. Chafe, Serjeant
Glynn, Sir Jo. Robinson, and the Commissioners for
disbanding the Army: And are to meet this Afternoon,
at Two of the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the Bill for an Assessment, on Monday
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Child and Mr.
Glascocke, Two Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, My Lords do here send you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act for the draining of the Level of Fens
in the County of Lincolne, extending itself from the River
of Gleane and Bowrne, to Rynne East, as well within
the Parts of Kistiven as Holland, (the Eight hundred
Fen excepted) and from the said Rinne East, to the
City of Lincolne, and thence Westward to the Banks of
Trent, commonly called Lindsey Level; to which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
They likewise send you back an Order for taking up
the Carcases of Oliver Cromwell, &c. with this Addition;
viz. "And the Dean of Westminster is desired to give
Directions to his Officers of the Abbey to be assistant in
the Execution of this Order."
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said
Addition to the said Order: And so the Order will stand
as followeth; viz.
Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Carcases of Oliver Cromwell, Henry
Ireton, John Bradshaw, Thomas Pride, whether buried in
Westminster Abbey, or elsewhere, be, with all Expedition,
taken up, and drawn upon a Hurdle to Tyburn, and there
hanged up in their Coffins for some time; and after that
buried under the said Gallows: And that James Norfolke
Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, do take care, that this Order be put in effectual
Execution by the common Executioner for the County of
Middlesex, and all such others to whom it shall respectively appertain; who are required, in their several Places,
to conform to and observe this Order, with Effect: And
the Sheriff of Middlesex is to give his Assistance herein,
as there shall be Occasion: And the Dean of Westminster
is desired to give Directions to his Officers of the Abbey
to be assistant in the Execution of this Order.
The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
The House have considered of your Message; and,
as to the Addition, offered by the Lords, to the Order
you brought down concerning taking up the Four Corpses,
this House doth concur therein.