Martis, 29 die Martii, 16 Car. IIdi.
A BILL to enable Francis Cottington and Charles
Cottington to settle and dispose of Lands in Jointure
to any Wife or Wives they shall take in Marriage, was
this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to
Colonel Bullen Reames, Sir John Duncombe, Colonel Edm.
Windham, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Churchill, Colonel Robert
Phillips, Mr. Daniell, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Mr. Henry
Coventry, Mr. Finch, Sir Robert Long, Mr. Crouch, Sir
Wm. Gaudy, Mr. Yorke, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir Courtney
Poole, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Low, Mr. Seymour,
Mr. William Sandys, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Tho. Allen,
Colonel Whittley, Sir Rich. Breames, Mr. Aldworth,
Sir Clifford Cliffton, Mr. Progers, Colonel Windham,
Mr. Vaughan, Lord Ancram, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir
Anth. Irby, Dr. Burrell, Dr. Arris, and all the Members
of this House that serve for the several Counties of
Middlesex, Berks, and Wilts: And they are to meet
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Wood, Mr. Ashburneham,
Mr. Fox, and all the Members of the House, that serve
for the several Counties of Suffolke and Kent, be added
to the Committee to which the Bill for Sale of Lands, to
pay the Debts of Sir Sackvile Glemham, is committed.
A Bill for the better enabling the principal Officers
and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy Royal, for
the Performance of their Duties in the Service thereof,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
William Batten, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Coventry,
Sir Court. Poole, Colonel Reames, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir
Anth. Irby, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Fra.
Clerke, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr.
Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Sir John
Knight, Sir John Shaw, Sir William Thompson, Sir Wm.
Penn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John
Brampston, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Jolly, Sir William
Doyley, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Phillips,
Mr. Clifford, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Carterett, Sir John
Maynard, Sir John Fredericke, Mr. Jones: And they are
to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers,
A Bill for the Relief of the Creditors of the Fellowship
of Merchant Adventurers of England, was this Day read
the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Solicitor General, Serjeant Charleton, Secretary Morrice, Mr.
Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Edw.
Walpoole, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Edm. Windham, Mr.
Finch, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Jolly,
Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Robinson, Sir Abra. Cullen,
Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Harrison, Sir John Marley,
Mr. Thomas, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir
Tho. Meres, Colonel Fra. Windham, Sir Robert Brooke,
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr.
Wm. Coventry, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir
Wm. Batten, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Holland, Sir
John Brikenhead, Mr. Wren, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Clifford,
Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Littleton,
Sir Hen. Wood, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Cirrell Wych,
Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Courthope, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr.
John Ashburnham, Sir Chich. Wray, Sir Fra. Anderson,
Dr. Burrell, Mr. Hide, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Wm. Gawdy,
Mr. Morrice, Sir Wm. Lowther: And all the Members
of this House, that shall come to the Committee, are
to have Votes thereat: And they are to meet in the
Exchequer Chamber on this Day Sevennight, at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon: And to summon and hear
all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers,
and Records: And to receive Proposals for the better
regulating the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers.
Another Bill for Relief of the Creditors of the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers was also read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the same
Committee to which the former Bill on the Behalf of the
Creditors, was committed: And they are to receive such
Informations as shall be offered, touching the Matter in
Question; and also Proposals for regulating the Company of Merchant Adventurers; and to peruse both Bills;
and extract such a Bill out of them, as may be most equal
for Satisfaction of the Creditors, and Advantage of the
Fellowship and Trade of Merchant Adventurers.
A Petition of the Governor, Wardens, and Assistants,
of the Fellowship of the Merchant Adventurers of the
Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the same
Committee to which the Two Bills, touching the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers, and their Creditors, were
committed; to take the same into Consideration; and
report the Matter to the House.
Writs of Error.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Thomas Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act for Preventing of Abatements of Writs
of Error upon Judgments in the Exchequer: To which
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Bill for apportioning Rents, and preventing concurrent Leases of the Lands of Bishops, and other
Ecclesiastical Persons, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, to supply
the Defects in the former Laws; and to prevent the
Meetings and Designs of Sectaries, and Dissenters from
the Church: And it is referred to Serjeant Charleton,
Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho.
Strickland, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Churchill, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Heath, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Courtney Poole, or any Two of
them, to prepare the said Bill: And it is recommended
to the especial Care of Sir Job Charleton, for the expediting and bringing in the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.