House of Commons Journal Volume 8
18 December 1666

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 18 December 1666', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 664-665. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26828 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 18 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Fire of London Judicature.

MR. Pepis reports from the Committee to which the Bill for erecting a Judicature to determine Differences concerning Houses burnt down by the late calamitous Fire, some Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Amendments being twice read; and some Amendments made thereto at the Table; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with . . . Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed; and read on Thursday Morning, when the House is full.

Tayleur's Petition.

Sir Thomas Gower reports from the Committee of Grievances, the State of the Case to them referred, upon the Petition of Mr. Wm. Tayleur, complaining of the Lord Mordant, and others; together with the Matter of Fact; and Evidence on both Sides; and the Votes and Resolves of the Committee thereupon: Which Report and Votes he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Votes and Resolves of the Committee were twice read; and were as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this Committee doth find it proved, That upon an Order from his Majesty to the Lord Mordant, to clear Lodgings belonging to the Chancellor of the Garter in the Castle of Windsor, Mr. Tayleur was turned out of certain Lodgings in that Castle, in March 1660, by Soldiers of that Garrison.

Resolved, &c. That this Committee do find, That Mr. Tayleur's First Imprisonment, in March 1660, was illegal and arbitrary.

Resolved, &c. That the Second Dispossession of Mr. Tayleur, out of certain Rooms in the Timber-yard belonging to the Castle of Windsor, by Order of the Lord Mordant, was illegal.

Resolved, &c. That the Second Commitment of Mr. Tayleur, by my Lord Mordant, was illegal.

Resolved, &c. That the whole Matter of Fact be reported to the House, together with the Votes and Opinion of this Committee.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Tayleur's First Imprisonment, in March 1660, . . . illegal, and arbitrary.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, That the Second Dispossession of Mr. Tayleur, out of certain Rooms in the Timber-yard belonging to the Castle of Windsor, by Order of the Lord Mordant, was illegal.

Resolved, &c. That the Second Commitment of Mr. Tayleur, by my Lord Mordant, was illegal.

Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.

Resolved, &c. That an Impeachment be drawn up against the Lord Mordant, upon the Votes of the House.

Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thomas Meres, or any Three of them, to draw up the said Impeachment.

Regulating the Press.

Ordered, That the Report concerning Printing be heard on Friday next.

Absent Members.

Ordered, That such Members of the House as do depart into the Country without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.

Supply Bill.

Resolved, &c. That the House will, To-morrow Morning, proceed on the Bill of Assessment.