Die Jovis, 2 Aprilis, 1668.
ORDERED, That these Members following be
added to the Committee to which the Proposals for
bringing down the Rates of Timber were committed; viz.
Sir Richard Ford, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Thomas Clergis,
Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Win, Mr. Milward, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir John Knight, Col. Birch, Sir Adam Browne, Sir
Charles Harbord, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Maurice Berkley.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
Mr. Harbord reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for Improvement and Preservation of Timber in the
Forest of Deane was committed, several Amendments to
be made, and Clauses and Provisoes to be added, to the
Bill: Which he read; and after delivered the same in at
the Clerk's Table.
And the several Amendments, precedent to the Amendment to the Eleventh Line of the Eleventh Folio, were
twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
That Amendment being read the Second time, and
Resolved, That this Amendment be re-committed to
the former Committee; to consider of the Debates of the
House upon this Amendment: And, for that Purpose,
the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon in the
Speaker's Chamber; and to expedite their Report; and
bring in a Clause pursuant to the Debate in the House
To-morrow Morning, if they can.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, upon the Bill for raising a Hundred thousand
Pounds at least upon Wines and Brandy, towards his
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee had made
some further Progress in the King's Supply; and came
to some Resolution, in order to the better Progress upon
the said Bill.
Motion being made, that the House would declare
their Intention as to the charging of Wine twice;
Resolved, &c. That it is not intended by this Bill, that
Wine shall be charged twice. And it is referred to Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Nico. Carey, Mr.
Comptroller, Mr. Jo. Vaughan, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Musgrave, Sir. Thom. Meres, Col. Birch, Sir Job Charlton, Mr.
Hen. Coventry, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Millward, or any Three
of them, to prepare and bring in a Clause accordingly:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That Sir Nicholas Carey be added to the
Members appointed to attend upon the Commissioners of
The House adjourned till Two of the Clock in
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Edmund Bowyer have Leave
to go into the Country for Four Days.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
Highways was committed, be revived; and do sit Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee to which Sir John Cutts
Bill was committed, be revived; and do sit on Saturday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Talbot, and Sir Gilbert Talbott,
have the Leave of this House to attend the Lord Shrewsbury's Corpse.
Resolved, That the Committee, as to Offices in the Bill
for the Royal Aid, be revived; and do sit on Saturday
Ordered, That the Bill for continuing the Act against
Conventicles, be read the First Bill To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.
The House then proceeded to the Hearing of the Cause
upon the Petition of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse:
And the Parties and their Counsel attending; and several Witnesses being called in; and examined, and crossexamined, on both Sides; and divers Deeds, Writings,
and Acquittances, being produced and read: And, upon
the whole Matter, nothing of the Complaint of the Petition in Point of Fraud, Force, or unjust Dealing, in the
least, being made out, either against the Earl of Clarendon, or the Lord Cornbury. But it appearing, that the
Lands and Estate in Question were, upon the Desire and
Seeking of Mr. John Lenthall, who married the Mother
of the Petitioners, being the Relief of Sir James Stonehouse,
fairly purchased for a full Consideration of the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds in Money actually paid to Mr. Lenthall, and his Use, whose Estate was but the Remainder of
a Term in a Lease, purchased of Mr. Brice, for about
Two Years and half, then in Being; and for the Consideration of Thirteen hundred Pounds satisfied to Mr. Brice,
who was the ancient Tenant; and Four hundred and Fifty
Pounds to one Mr. Granger, who had an Interest to some
Part of the Premises under Mr. Brice; besides Two
thousand Two hundred Pounds paid to the then Bishop
of Winchester: And the House, finding the Truth of the
Case to be, that the Petitioners are in Danger to be defeated of their Portion intended to them by their Father,
by the Endeavour of Mr. Lenthall to fix the Security for
the same upon an Estate which could not make it good,
and in Exchange for which could not make it good,
Estate to himself; upon Debate and due Consideration of
the whole Matter;
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of John, Dorothy, and
Mary Stonehouse, be dismissed.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on the
Behalf of John, Mary, and Dorothy Stonehouse, for their
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Wm. Portman, Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Chichester Wray,
Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Edw. Seymour, or any Two of
them, to prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly.