House of Commons Journal Volume 8
11 December 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 11 December 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 204-205. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26323 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Tuesday, the 11th December, 1660.

Prayers.

Browne's Estate.

SIR Edward Turner reports Amendments to the Bill for enabling Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands for Payment of Debts: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and were, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That this Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Invalid Soldiers, &c.

The humble Petition of divers lame Soldiers, and Widows, which were prest for the Service of King and Parliament, under Command of the Earl of Essex, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee to whom the Business of the Hospitals of Savoy and Ely House is committed, to consider of the said Petition; and to report to the House, how the Monies formerly appointed to be paid for the Petitioners Relief and Paying-off, are issued; and whether any Part thereof remains in the Treasurers Hands; and, if any, then into what Way it will be fit to put the Issuing thereof: And to offer their Opinion, upon the Whole, to the House.

And the Lord Fairfax is added to the Committee.

Master of Roll's Estate.

Mr. Montague reports Amendments to the Bill for enabling the Master of the Rolls to let Leases of the Mansion House, Ground, and Tenements, belonging to the Master of the Rolls: Which he read in his Place; and were after read the First and Second time by the Clerk; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, were agreed.

Resolved, That this Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.

Milward's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill for confirming a pretended Act to enable William Milward Esquire to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act for confirming a pretended Act to enable William Milward Esquire to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.

Resolved, That this Bill be carried to the Lords for their Concurrence: And Sir John Bowyer is to carry it to the Lords accordingly.

Custom Farmers.

Resolved, That, on Saturday next, a Bill be brought in for making effectual to Sir John Worstenholme, and others, late Farmers of several Customs, a Clause concerning the said Sir John Worstenholme, and others the said Farmers, contained in the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion: And that Mr. Goodricke do bring in a Bill accordingly.

Preston Rectory.

A Bill, ingrossed, concerning the Rectory of Preston in the County of Suffolke, was this Day read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of the Bill be, An Act for the disappropriating of the Rectory appropriate of Preston and uniting and consolidating of the said Rectory, and of the Vicarage of the Church of Preston; and for assureing of the Advowson, and Right of Patronage of the same, unto the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Emanuell College in Cambridge, and their Successors.

Resolved, That the Bill be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: And that Mr. Crowch do carry it to the Lords.

Victorme's &c. Nat.

Peter Victorme, Peter Vanden Aucker, and Court Bourn, took the Oaths, in order to their Naturalizing.

Publick Sales.

Serjeant Rainsford reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for publick Sales (being reduced into the Form of an intire Bill, in regard the Amendments were so many and various): Which were read the First time.

Resolved, That these Amendments be read the Second time on Friday Morning next.

Wards and Liveries.

Serjeant Charlton reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards, and Purveyance; and settling on his Majesty, his Heirs, and Successors, the Moiety of the Excise of Ale, Beer, and other Liquers, in Compensation thereof: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and were after read the First and Second time by the Clerk; and were after read by Parts; and all of the Amendments, but one, viz. Folio 9, Line 14, were, on several Questions, agreed unto.

Resolved, That, instead of the Amendments Folio 9, Line 14, these Words be inserted, viz. "as well by Night as by Day; and if by Night, then in the Presence of a Constable, or other lawful Officer."

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, concerning the Bishop of Durham.

And the Question being put, That the said Proviso be received;

It passed in the Negative.

Two other Provisoes were tendered to this Bill; viz.

"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That if any Person or Persons shall, at any time, be sued or prosecuted for any thing by him or them done or executed in pursuance of this Act, he or they shall and may plead the General Issue, and give this Act in Evidence, for his Defence; and if, upon the Trial, a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant or Defendants, or the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs be Nonsuit, then such Defendant or Defendants shall have double Costs to him or them awarded, against such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs."

"Provided also, and be it Enacted, That no Writ or Writs of Certiorari shall supersede Execution upon any Order or Orders made by the Justices aforesaid, in pursuance of this Act; but that Execution shall and may be had and made thereupon; any such Writ, or Writs, or Allowance thereof, notwithstanding."

Which were read the First and Second time; and, with the Addition of these Words, "or other Proceeding," in the Second Line of the Second Proviso, after the Word "Execution;" and these Words, "and other Proceedings," in the Fourth Line; were, on the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill; To save Reliefs due to common Persons: Which was read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That it be referred to Mr. Montague, Mr. Allen, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr. Conyers, Serjeant Glyn, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Hollis, Serjeant Maynard, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Chafe, Lord Howard, Mr. Prynn; or any Two of them; to withdraw, and pen a Clause upon the Debate of this House: And to bring in a Clause for repealing the Acts of 32, 33 Henry VIII. for erecting the Court of Wards and Liveries, or such Part thereof as shall be thought fit to be taken away: And they are to meet this Afternoon, the Sitting of the House notwithstanding.

This House adjourns itself till Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Restoring Lord Arundell.

A BILL sent from the Lords, for restoring Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour to all his Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, whereof he was possessed on the 20 May 1642, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.

Restoring Hamilton.

A Bill sent down from the Lords, for restoring Sir George Hamilton to his Manor, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, whereof he was possessed on the 23 October 1641, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next.

Windham's Estate.

A Bill for enabling John Windham Esquire, to sell Timber for Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Third time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill do pass;

The House was divided:

Sir Solomon Swaile, Tellers for the Noes: 116.
Lord Bruice, With the Noes,
Mr. Bramston, Tellers for the Yeas: 44.
Mr. Cornwallis, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Ld. Chancellor's Children, &c. Nat.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Turner do make his Report of the Amendments to the Bill for Naturalization of the Lord Chancellor's Children, and the King's Servants, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Hilton's Will.

Ordered, That the Bill for the Incorporating the Lord Mayor, and Four Senior Aldermen, of London, to enable them to execute the Will of Henry Hilton Esquire, deceased, be read the First time To-morrow Morning, next after the Report of the Amendments to the Bill for Naturalization.

Restoring Earl of Roscommon.

A Bill to restore Wentworth, now Earl of Roscommon, to all his Manors and Lands in the Kingdom of Ireland, whereof he, James Earl of Roscommon, and others, were possessed the 23 October 1641, was this Day read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be committed;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Bill be now read the Third time.

The said Bill was read the Third time accordingly; and, upon the Question, passed.

Mr. Hollis is desired to carry this Bill to the Lords.

Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the Sub Committee to whom the Petition of the Officers of the Court of Wards is referred, be made a Committee of this House: And that they state the Cases of the respective Officers; and report how the said Petitioners, and respective Officers, may be satisfied for Loss of their respective Offices: And that they meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.

Hutchinson's Estate.

A Bill for settling Lands of Colonel Hutchinson, in the County of Nottingham, upon the Lord Lexington and Sir Thomas Williamson, until the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred and Ninety Pounds, with Damages, be paid and satisfied; was this Day read the First time.

The humble Petition of John Hutchinson Esquire, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read the Second time;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Talbott, Tellers for the Yeas: 45.
Lord Angier, With the Yeas,
Mr. Bampfeild, Tellers for the Noes: 85.
Mr. Bodarda, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Covent Garden Precinct.

A Bill, ingrossed, for making the Precinct of Covent Garden parochial, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act for making the Precinct of Covent Garden parochial.

Ordered, That this Bill be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

That Mr. Knightly do carry it to the Lords.

Master of Rolls Estate.

The ingrossed Bill for enabling the Master of the Rolls to let Leases, was this Day read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act impowering the Master of the Rolls, for the Time being, to make Leases for Years, in order to new-build the old Houses belonging to the Rolls.

Resolved, That this Act be carried to the Lords: And

Sir Allen Broadricke is to carry it to the Lords.