Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 22 Nov. 18 Car. IIdi.
JOHN William David did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in Order to his Naturalization.
Mr. Serjeant Charlton reports, That the Committee of Elections had taken into Consideration the Cause between Mr. Gray and Mr. Collingwood, touching the Election for the Town of Berwicke upon Tweed: And, having examined the Witnesses, and fully heard the Matter on both Sides, That the Committee was of Opinion, That Mr. Collingwood had the Majority of Voices, was duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee of Elections: And that Mr. Collingwood was duly elected for the Town of Berwick.
A Bill to continue a former Act for Prevention of Rapine on the Northern Borders, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Pryn, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Dalston, Sir Hen. Bellasis, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Wm. Morton, Lord Castleton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Collingwood, Sir John Talbott, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Yorksheere: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Saturday next: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir John Vaughan, be added to the Committee for the Bill for Naturalization.
A Bill to prevent the Sending and Carrying of Challenges, and Fighting of Duels, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Pryn, Sir Hen. Bellasis, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Heath, Sir Wm. Moreton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Jay, Mr. Trelawney, Sir John Strode, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Waller, Mr. Sandys, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Hungerford, Lord Richardson, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Chowne, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Hobby: And all the Members of this House that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Cause between Mr. Robarts and others, and Mr. Wyn and others, upon the Bill depending in this House, for setting aside a pretended Will, and settling the Estate, of John Bodvile Esquire, deceased.
And Mr. Serjeant Littleton and Mr. Jones, Two Members of the House, having given their Testimony touching the Sanity of Memory in Mr. Bodvile about the Time of passing the Fines;
And Mr. Henry Wyn having given his Evidence touching the Intention and Declaration of Mr. Bodvile for settling his Estate; and of Mr. Wyn's Practice and Contrivance in procuring the last Will;
And Sir James Smith having given his Testimony touching the Credit of one Toll;
And the Matter being debated in the House;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for setting aside a pretended Will, and settling the Estate, of John Bodvile Esquire, deceased, be committed to Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thomas Clifford, Sir John Knight, Sir Robert Holt, Colonel Birch, Mr. Secretary Morice, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir John Goodrick, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Richardson, Sir Hen. Bellasis, Lord Herbert, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Talbott, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Joseph Tredinham, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Sir James Smith, Mr. Praed, Mr. Richard Rouse, Lord Morpeth, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Edw. Thurland, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Lord Ancram, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Morice, Mr. Wyn, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Mandevile, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Price, and all the Members of this House that serve for North Wales, and the Counties of Cornwall and Devon: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then . . . House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.