Veneris, 13 die Decembris, 13° Car. Regis:
Ordered, That the Bill brought in for the better
Relief of the Poor, within the Counties of Lancaster,
Chester, Derby, Yorke, and Westmorland, be read.
Ordered, That the Case of * Matthews be referred
to the Committee of Elections, to examine, and report
it to the House.
A Bill to enable a Sale of the Lands of Sir Robert
Slingsby, for Payment of his Debts, was this Day read
the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time,
on Monday next.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill of Highways be
Ordered, That the Bill for the restoring and regulating
the Abuses of Hackney Coaches be read To-morrow.
The House then resuming the Debate upon the Report
of the Bill for confirming the Act for restoring the Marquis of Hertford to the Title and Dignity of the Duke of
A Proviso was brought in to be added to the Bill: Which,
being read, was, upon the Question, laid aside: And
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill, with
the Amendments reported and agreed unto, be ingrossed.
Confirming private Acts.
Then this House took into Debate the Amendments to
the Bill for confirming private Acts, sent from the Lords.
Which being severally twice read;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree to the First Amendment, being in the 1 Skin, 2
Line, after the Word "Lords," and before the Word
"and," put in these Words, "Spiritual and Temporal;"
and to the Third, for leaving out, after the Word "Wife,"
in the 1 Skin, and 31th Line, all the Words to the
Word "and," in the 30th Line of the 2d Skin.
And the Second Amendment, being in 1 Skin, after
the Word "others," in the 27th Line, and before the
Word "and," in the 28th Line, to insert these Words,
"one other Act for the Naturalizing of Dorothea Helena Countess of Derby, Wife of the Right Honourable
Charles Earl of Derby; and Emelia, called Countess of
Ossery, Wife of the Right honourable Thomas Butler,
called Earl of Ossery, Son and Heir-apparent of the Right
honourable James Marquis of Ormond, and Earl of Brecknocke; and Margarett Lady Culpepper, Wife of the Right
honourable Thomas Lord Culpepper, Baron of Thorsway;
and the Right honourable Charles Kirkhoven, Lord Wolton, and Dame Emilia his Sister, Children of Catharine
Stanhop, Countess of Chesterfeild, by John Kirkhoven,
Lord of Hemflett: One other Act for restoring to Charles
Lord Gerard, Baron of Brandon, all his Honours, Manors,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, whereof he was
in Possession, on the 20th Day of May 1642, or at any
time sithence: One other Act for restoring Henry Lord
Arundell of Warder, to the Possession of his Estate;"
This House conceiving, that, according to the Course
of Parliament, the same, being an Addition, ought to
have been sent down ingrossed in Parchment;
Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords
touching the same: And Mr. Solicitor General, Mr.
Pryn, Sir Anth. Irby, Attorney of the Duchy, Serjeant
Keeling, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir William Lewis, Mr.
Goodrick, and Mr. Thurland, are to manage the said
The House then resumed the Debate upon the rest of
the Amendments to the Bill for confirming the Act for
The Eleventh Proviso being, "Provided always, That
a Verdict, and a Judgment thereupon had, in the Court
of Common Bench, during this present Session of Parliament, by Joseph Crowther, Doctor in Divinity, Parson
of the Rectory of Tredington in the County of Wigorn,
or his Under Lessee for the said Rectory, against *
Durham Clerk, is not intended, nor shall be in any
sort impeached, or made invalid; but that the same shall
remain, continue, and be in full Force and Effect; this Act,
or any thing therein contained, to the contrary thereof
notwithstanding: And that the said Dr. Crowther, according to his said Judgment, be, by the Sheriff of the
said County, put into the actual Possession of the said
Rectory, so recovered, as aforesaid;" the same was twice
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the said Committee, to the said Proviso: And
that the same be made Part of the Bill.
And the Twelfth Proviso being, "Provided also, and
be it enacted, That the Commissioners appointed by the
Act, intituled, An Act for the Confirming and Restoring
of Ministers, or any Three or more of them, are hereby
authorized to put in Execution any Clause or Power of
the said Act, until the First Day of March next ensuing,
so as they do nothing contrary to the Intent and Meaning
of this present Act; the same was also twice read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Words "of
the said," in the 3d Line of the said Proviso, be put out;
and that there be inserted, instead thereof, these Words,
"in the said former Act, or in this present Act contained:" And that the Words "March next ensuing," in
the same Line, be also put out, and "July 1662," inserted,
Which said Amendments were accordingly made at
the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said
Committee, to the said Proviso, so amended: And that
the same be made Part of the Bill.
The Thirteenth Proviso being, "Provided also, and be
it Enacted, That neither this Act, nor the said Act, intituled, An Act for the Confirming and Restoring of Ministers, shall extend to confirm any Person in any Rectory,
Benefice, or other Ecclesiastical Promotion, who was not
ordained, according to the Rites and Constitutions of
the Church of England, before the 25th Day of December,
in the Year of our Lord 1660; or who hath omitted to
administer the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, in his
Parish Church, for Two Years last past together;" the
same was also twice read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Words "was
not ordained, according to the Rites and Constitutions
of the Church of England, before the 25th Day of December, in the Year of our Lord 1660," in the Third
Line of the said Proviso, be put out; and that there be
inserted, instead thereof, these Words, "hath not been,
or shall not be, ordained, by some Archbishop, or Bishop,
of the Church of England, Scotland, or Ireland, before
the 25th Day of March, in the Year of our Lord 1662:"
And that the Words following the Word "Church," in
the last Line of the said Proviso, be left out; and that
there be inserted, instead thereof, these Words, "or
Chapel, according to the Form of the Liturgy of the
Church of England, for one whole Year last past."
Which Amendments were accordingly made at the
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House do agree
with the Committee, to the said Proviso, so amended:
And that the same be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the further Debate of the remaining
Provisoes to the Ministers Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning; and then proceeded in, according to
the former Order.
Great Level of Fens.
Ordered, That the Business for the Great Level of the
Fens, called Bedford Level, be adjourned till Tuesday
next; and be then taken into Debate; as it was to have
Ordered, That the Committee for private Acts be revived; and do sit on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.