Die Martis 7 Aprilis, 1668.
UPON Complaint made on Behalf of Mr. Scawen,
a Member of this House, that Edward and John
Herne had felled and lopped several Trees, and committed
other Waste upon the Estate of Mr. Scawen, whilst he
is attending the Service of this House, in Breach of the
Privilege of Parliament;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter of Breach of Privilege
objected against Edward and John Herne, for lopping the
Trees, and doing Spoil upon the Estate of Mr. Scawen,
a Member of this House; and that the said Edward and
John Herne do attend the Committee of Privileges to give
an Account herein: And the Committee are to report
the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
The Question being put, That the Bill concerning
Bishops Leases be read To-morrow Morning;
It passed in the Negative.
A Bill for raising Six thousand Pound out of the Estate
of Mr. John Lenthall, for the Portions of John, Mary,
and Dorothy Stonehouse, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Edm.
Windham, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Mr. Vaughan, Lord
Vaughan, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Glascock, Sir Jo. Fitz.
james, Sir Chichester Wrey, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Phill.
Musgrave, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Milward, Sir Adam
Browne, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Jo.
Moreton, Mr. Marvell, Sir Jo. Northcote, Mr. Crouch,
Sir Robert Holt, Lord Angier, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Tregonnell, Sir Jo. Warr, Serjeant Seis, Col. Birch, Sir James
Thyn, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Mr. Bartu, Sir Jo. Brampston,
Sir Jo. Fagg, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Steward, Sir Rich.
Browne, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Bainh. Throgmorton, Sir Thom.
Littleton, Col. Bishop, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Coventry, Mr. Daniell, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Gilb. Gerrard,
Major General Egerton, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Wm. Windham, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of
Somersett, and Devon: And they are to meet To-morrow
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And to examine the Matter of Fact, and report it to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers,
Ordered, That the Petition of the Creditors of Sir
Thomas Dawes, be read To-morrow Morning.
Monies due to the Crown.
A Bill for the better answering of Monies due to the
Crown was read the Second time.
A Proviso on Behalf of the Sheriffs was twice read.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be added to the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee to which the Matter was referred concerning Monies charged on Offices, and still in Arrear: And that
these Members following be added to the Committee; viz.
Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Vaughan, Sir
Thom. Meres, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Rob. Carr, Sir Thom.
Allen, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir
Richard Braham, Mr. Milward, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir
Fretchvile Hollis, Mr. Buscawen, Col. Progers, Sir Jo.
Moreton, Col. Reames, Mr. Morice, Col. Williams, Sir
Jonathan Trelawney, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Nicho. Cary, Sir Jo. Birkenhead,
Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Jeffery Shackerly, Mr. Wren, Sir Edm.
Windham, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Aldworth: And they
are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Six Clerks Office.
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Six Clerks
Office be read the Second time on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Fowler be read
Committee of Grievances.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Harbord's Report from the
Committee of Grievances be heard To-morrow Morning.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to
the Hearing of the Cause upon the Bill depending in this
House, concerning the Draining of Lindsey Level Fen in
And Parties and Counsel were called in to the Bar of
And the Petition of the Lords, Owners, and Commoners, was read; and Counsel heard; and Witnesses
examined on the Behalf of Sir William Kellegrew, and Sir
Henry Heron; and other Witnesses on the Behalf of the
Lords, Owners, and Commoners; and several Deeds and
Writings were produced and read on both Sides.
A Book containing the true Copy of Commission of
Sewers in 1609:
And the Question being put, That the same be read in
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That one True being offered
as a Witness on behalf of the Country;
And the Question being put, That he be admitted as
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the future Hearing of the said
Cause be put off till Saturday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.