House of Commons Journal Volume 8
24 May 1661

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 24 May 1661', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 258-259. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26350 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Veneris, 24 die Maii, 13° Car. 1661.

Prayers.

Cardiff Writ.

SIR Richard Lloyd Knight, being returned Knight of the Shire for Radnor, and Burgess for the Town of Cardiff, waved his Election as to the Town of Cardiff, and made Choice to serve as Knight for the County of Radnor:

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do make his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue a new Writ for the Election of a new Burgess for the said Town of Cardiff.

Howard's Estate.

A Bill for Confirmation of several Conveyances made by Sir Robert Howard Knight of the Bath, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read again the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.

Bash's Estate.

Ordered, That a Bill for settling several Lands, late of Sir Edward Bash Knight, upon Sir Ralph Bash Knight of the Bath, Heir of the said Edward, and his Heirs, which was this Day brought in, be read on Monday Morning next.

Highways.

A Bill for the enlarging and repairing of Highways, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read again the Second time on this Day Sevennight.

Great Level of Fens.

A Bill concerning the great Level of the Fens, was this Day read the Second time.

Another Bill for draining of the great Level of the Fens, was this Day also read the Second time.

Resolved, That both the said Bill be committed to Sir Henry North, Mr. Fane, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Prin, Mr. Thurland, Sir Charles Harboard, Mr. Croutch, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Maurrice Berkley, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Wren, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Chichley, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Allan Brotherick, Mr. Jeoffery Palmer, Lord Falkland, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Dennis, Sir John Goodricke, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Mr. Clifton, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Tucker, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Robert Howard, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Coventrye, Mr. Finch, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Wm. Smith, Mr. Chetwind, Mr. Lewes Palmer, Sir Thomas Stukeley, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Street, Sir Humphrey Bennett, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Whittaker, Sir John Brampston, Sir Benjamin Ayloff, Lord Cornberie, Sir Justiman Isam, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Sir Thomas Fanshaw, Mr. Higgons, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Richard Spencer, Lord Willoughby, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Knight, Mr. Goddard, Colonel Leg, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir John Denham, Sir Richard Fanshaw, Sir John Talbot, Lord Bruce, Sir John Hotham, Lord Ossory, Mr. Herbert Morley, Sir Henry Newton, Mr. Bucklend, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Gawdy, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Bunkley, Mr. Clifford, Sir Henry Herbert, Sir Nicholas Crisp, Mr. Andrewes, Sir John Harrison, Mr. Glascock, Mr. Waller, Lord Newburgh, Mr. Robert Long, Mr. Rigby, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir Thomas Strickland, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Morton, Mr. Lowther, Sir Thomas Ingram, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Francis Windham, Sir Baynan Throckmorton, Sir Thomas Lee, * Phillips, Sir Richard Mallecore, Sir Richard Lloyd, Mr. Popham, Sir Henry Lee, * Windham, Mr. Biscowen, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir John Covett, Sir Francis Lawley, Mr. Swinfein, Sir Cecill Wyche, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Clement Fisher, Sir George Reeve, Mr. Potter, Mr. Milward, Sir Henry Worsley, Sir John Barrington, Sir Humphrey Wynch, Sir John Shaw, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. George, Sir Thomas Peyton, Sir Wm. Hickman, and all the Members of this House, who serve for all the Six Counties into which the said Level doth extend: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Monday next: And to send for Persons, Witnesses, Papers, and Records, as they shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Waterbeach, Borisham, Swafain Bulbeck, and Swafain Prior, be referred to the Committee to whom the two Bills concerning the great Level of the Fens were this Day committed.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Owners, Commoners, and Inhabitants of Brandon, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Willingham be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Owners, Commoners, and Inhabitants of Mildenhall, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Sir John Maynard Knights be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Queen's Majesty's Tenants of Somersham be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Lakenheath be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Hockwold and Wilton, Feltwell and Methwold, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the . . . . Inhabitants of the City of Ely, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of Thomas Alleyn, Baldwin Arthur, and John Arthur, be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Town of Swasey be referred to the same Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Town of Northold be referred to the same Committee.

Resolved, That no Members within the Six Counties into which the great Level of the Fens do extend, nor any other Members of this House, who are Undertakers, or concerned, in Point of Interest, as Adventurers or Undertakers therein, though particularly named, do sit, or have any Vote, as the Committee to whom the Two Bills concerning the great Level of the Fens, were upon their second reading this Day committed.

Public Revenue.

Ordered, That the Matter touching his Majesty's Revenue and present Supply, be taken into Consideration the first Business on Monday Morning next.