DIE Sabbati, 31 die Januarii,
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Increase of Trade.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Increase
Put to the Question, and Assented unto per plures.
Lady Stranges Naturalization.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Natu
ralizing of the Right Honourable Charlote Lady
Put to the Question, and generally Assented unto.
Preserving His Majestys Revenue.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better
preserving His Majestys Revenue.
Put to the Question, and Assented unto per plures.
These Three Bills, and the Bill concerning Privileged
Persons arrested after the Parliament, were sent down
to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Damporte and Sir
Ordered, If Roger Clay and John Segar, who are
in the Serjeant's Custody upon the Complaint of John
Glanvill, Esquire, for Breach of Privilege, do repair
unto the Clerk, and enter into Bond to attend the Committee for Privileges, that then they shall be discharged
out of the Serjeant's Custody.
The Committee for Privileges are to meet hereon
upon Wednesday next, Fourth of February, at
Two in the Afternoon.
Crokey vers Smith concerning Wotton Underedge School.
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported, That the
Committee for Petitions had considered of the Petition
of Benjamyne Crokey against John Smith, on the Behalf
of a Grammar-School in Wotton Underedge; and that
their Lordships found, that the said School was endowed
with fair Possessions by the Widow of the Lord Berkley,
in the Time of Richard the Second, which were much
abated by a bad School-master in the Time of Henry
the Eighth, who made a long Lease thereof (which yet
continues) at a small Rent of Forty Shillings per Annum;
that, by a Decree of the Chancery; the Rents thereof
were increased to Seven and Forty Pounds per Annum,
or thereabouts; the said long Lease being declared void,
and each Tenant being ordered to pay a Third Part of
the Value of their Lands, upon a former Survey there
of returned into the Chancery; but the Committee are
informed, by the said Crokey, that the said Lands are
much undervalued by the said Survey, and so a full
Third Part of the Rent not settled upon the said School,
as the Chancery intended; and that the said Crokey, by
his Counsel, affirmed, that the said Lands are worth
Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum; and the said
Crokey himself avoweth them to be worth Three Hundred Pounds per Annum, or thereabouts; and that the
true Value thereof could not appear unto the Com
missioners of the former Survey, by reason of the
cunning Practices of the said John Smith (a potent
Man in the County of Gloucester, where those Lands
do lie); and, on the contrary Side, the said John Smith
affirmed as confidently, that the said Lands are no more
worth than One Hundred Forty three Pounds odd
Money per Annum; wheresore the said Committee
thought fit that a new Commission of Survey of the
said School-Lands be awarded out of the Chancery,
unto Commissioners who dwell out of the said County,
to be named by the House, to survey the said Lands by
The School Lands to be surveyed.
Ordered, A Commission to be awarded out of the
Chancery unto the Parties here undernamed, any Three
or more of them, to survey all the Lands (in their own
Persons), which do belong unto the School in Wootton
Under-edge, in Comitatu Glouc. and to appoint skilful
Surveyors, and to swear them to make a true and exact
The Names of the said Commissioners:
Mr. Drewe of The Devysees.
Sir. Edward Baynton.
Sir. Edward Hungerford.
Sir. George Wroughton.
Mr. Tho. Ivye of Hellington.
Sir. Hen Poole of Okescy.
Sir. Walter Smith.
Mr. Daniell of Marleborough.
To these Ten, or any Three or more of them.
Crokey's Petition for a Hebeas corpus, to be present at the Survey.
A Petition of the said Benjamine Crokey was also read;
shewing, That the Power of the said John Smith is such
in Gloucestershire, that, unless he the said Crokey be present at the executing of the said Commission, he shall
not be able to maintain his Assertions on the School's
Behalf, but he doubteth not to prove the true Value,
as he hath informed the Committee; as also to prove
that the said John Smith hath exchanged Part of the
said Lands, and taken away and defaced the Metes and
Bounds thereof; and prayeth a Habeas corpus, etc. to
attend the said Commission, putting in sufficient Caution
to the Warden of The Fleet; and that he may have the
carrying of the said Commission, and that the said John
Smith may bear the Charges thereof, for that he the
said John Smith doth receive the Profits of a great Part
of the said School-Lands.
Ordered, A special Habeas corpus to be awarded,
and directed to the Warden of The Fleet, to bring the
Body of the said Crokey before the Lord Keeper, to the
Intent he may attend the said Commission accordingly;
and touching the Charges of the said Commission; it is
further Ordered, That the said Benjamine Crokey shall,
according to his own Offer here this Day in Court, bear
all the Charges of the said Commission; and, if he the
said Benjamyne Crokey shall convince the said John Smith
of that he chargeth him with, touching the Value of
the said Lands, in such Manner as shall be approved of
by the said Lords Committees for Petitions, then he the
said John Smith shall repay all the said Charges unto
him the said Benjamine Crokey again, or to such of Crokeyes Friends as shall disburse the same for him.
The Lord Bishop of Sarum is added to the SubCommittee for Privileges, etc.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis
proximum, videlicet, 3m diem Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.