House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 March 1671

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 30 die Martii, 1671.


Harlakenden's Estate.

A BILL for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Harlakenden Esquire, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to his Majesty, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Austin, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir John Knight, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Ash, Sir Copleston Bampfeild, Sir John Talbot, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Waller, Colonel Birch, Sir Robert Atkins, Colonel Sandys, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Mervill, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Guy, Mr. Jay, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Robert Long, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Neale, Lord Richardson, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Henley, Sir Thom. Dolman, Mr. Price, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Goreing, Colonel Kirby, Dr. Burwell, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Colonel Phillipps, Sir Thom. Woodcocke, Sir John Strode, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Will. Bucknall, and all that serve for the several Counties of Kent, Sussex, and Essex: And they are to meet Tomorrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Houses burnt in London.

A Bill for determining Differences touching Houses burned down or blown up, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Lord Richardson, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir John Lowther, Colonel Kirtby, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Edward Massey, Sir John Knight, Mr. Bence, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Marvell, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Jones, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Joseph Ash, Mr. Maynard, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Neale, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Wright, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Henley, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Hampden, Sir Henry Herbert, Col. Birch, Mr. Delmahoy, Sir Cirill Wiche, Sir Joseph Ash, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Wood, Mr. Pleydall, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Phil. Warwicke, Mr. Morris, Sir Will. Bucknall, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Love, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Will. Fenwicke, Mr. Newport, and all the Members that serve for Surrey, Middlesex, and London: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to consider, whether the City of London do desire the Continuance of the former Judicature only, without inlarging it; and report the Matter to the House: And also to consider of a Relief for such whose Houses have been blown up by Command of publick Authority: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Buying and selling Cattle.

An ingrossed Bill, to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle in Smithfield, and elsewhere, was read: And some Amendments agreed and made at the Table.

A Proviso on Behalf of the County of Lincolne was read.

The Question being put, That the Proviso be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso, against making Compositions for Offences, was thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle in Smithfield, and elsewhere: And Mr. Cheney is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.


Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the additional Bill to prevent and suppress seditious Conventicles, was recommitted, some Amendments agreed to by the Committee, to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

A Clause being tendered, to forbear the Imposing of the Clauses in the Act of Uniformity, for subscribing a Form of Assent, and Consent, and Abjuring the Covenant;

And being to repeal Part of an Act; and brought in without Leave;

The Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Proviso of this Nature;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That there be an Addition for the Offenders against the Act to be included in the Clause of Indemnity, as well as those that have over-acted;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.


Sir Robert Howard, For the Yeas, 53.
Sir Thom. Lee,
Sir Robert Carr, For the Noes, 77.
Mr. Lau. Hide.

And so it passed in the Negative.

Debtors Relief.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir Will. Beversham;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Relief and Release of poor Prisoners for Debt: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fines and Forfeitures.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for the better Collecting and Answering of Fines and Forfeitures payable to his Majesty, was committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow Morning, Seven of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.


Ordered, That all Committees that were discontinued, be revived; to sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.

Resolved, That the House do To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections do sit this Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.