House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 November 1669

Pages 108-109

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

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Die Jovis, 18 Novembris, 1669, 21 Car. II.


ISabella Beovey did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to her Naturalization.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; viz. Mr. Francis Buller, Mr. Love, Sir Jeoffery Shackerly, Sir Thom. Hanmer, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Thom. Morris, Sir Richard Oatlcy, Sir Thom. Lee.

Improving Navigation.

A Bill to improve the Art of Navigation was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Pleydall, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Morris, Mr. Orme, Mr. Churchill, Sir John Lowther, Lord Rosse, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Thom. Doleman, Col. Birch, Sir Richard Everard, Col. Williams, Sir Wm. Heyward, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Pepis, Lord Ancram, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Jo. Norton, Sir James Thyn, Sir Winston Churchill: 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.

Lady Lee's Estate.

A Bill for settling the Differences between the Lady Eliz. Lee, and the Daughters and Coheirs of Sir Thomas Pope, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Walter Saint John, Sir Richard Francklyn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Col. Hollis, Col. Phillips, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Chichley, Mr. Hen. Baynton, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Cheyne, Lord Cornbury, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Edm. Wyndham, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Allen Broadrick, Sir Edm. Powle, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Sam. Sandys, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Collingwood, Serj. Mainard, Mr. Hen. Seymour, Mr. Packer, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Marvel, Sir John Talbott, Sir Fran. Compton, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Mr. Wren, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Thomas Wendy, Mr. George Low, Sir John Morton, Sir Jo. Holman, Mr. Hobby, Sir James Thyn, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Heyward, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir * Harcourt, Lord Allington, Sir Robert Worsley, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Crooke, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Herbert Price, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Daniell, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Oxon and Northampton: And it is recommended to Mr. Mountague to take care of the Bill: 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.


Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to which the Bill for continuing the Act to suppress seditious Conventicles was committed, a Vote and Opinion of the Committee: Which he read; and is as followeth; viz.

That it be specially reported to the House, that this Committee is informed, that there are divers Conventicles and other seditious Meetings in Westminster near the Parliament, where great Numbers of evil-affected Persons frequently meet; which, this Committee conceives, is not only an Affront to the present Government, but also of imminent Danger to both Houses of Parliament, and the Peace of the Kingdom:

And the Matter being debated;

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to receive Informations touching Conventicles and other Meetings of factious and disaffected Persons; and to inquire whether they have stirred up the People, or held Councils, or acted any thing, against the Government and Laws of this Kingdom; and wherein, and from whence they have had Encouragement: And to report the Matter to the House; viz. Sir Robert Carr, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Colonel Hollis, Mr. Street, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Jo. Morley, Sir Thom. Strickland, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Hugh Windham, Col. Fran. Windham, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Christop. Musgrave, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Col. Kirkby, Sir Nico. Steward, Sir Robert Worsley, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Strickland, Sir Jeoffery Shackerley, Col. Williams, Mr. Milward, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Jo. Robinson, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Col. Whitley, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir John Talbott, Col. Reames, Sir Thom. Tomkins, Sir Thom. Doleman, Sir Walter Young, Sir Solom. Swale, Lord Fansham, Dr. Burrell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir Allen Brodrick, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Lord Cornbury, Sir Thom. Woodcock, Mr. Chichley, Col. Sandys, Sir Nico. Cary, Sir Thom. Cary, Mr. Williamson, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Ralph Bancks, Mr. Finch, Col. Birch, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Jo. Heath, Mr. Wren, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Morgan, Sir Anth. Irby, Lord Cavendish, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Lord Allington, Col. Phillips: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Declaration to adhere to Church and State.

Upon the former Vote passed; and the Committee appointed; and further Debate of the Matter;

The House doth declare it their Resolution, that they will adhere to his Majesty in the Maintenance of the Government of the Church and State, as it is now established, against all Enemies whatsoever.

Privilege- Reflections on a Member.

Sir Fretchvile Hollis informs the House, that he had been reflected upon for Words spoken in the House, by Mr. Offley, to this Effect; viz. That in opposing a Bill concerning the Lady Lee, it was basely and unworthily done: And that there was one Mr. Soames at the Door, who could testify to the Words.

Mr. Soames was called in to the Bar of the House; and examined thereunto: Who said, that, being in the Chamber of Mr. Offley's, about Three or Four Days ago, he heard Mr. Offley express Words to this Effect: That it was a very unworthy and unhandsome Action of Sir Fretchvile Hollis, in opposing the Bill concerning the Lady Lee.

The House being informed, That Mr. Offley was at the Door, he was called in; and examined to the Matter charged against him: Who denied, that he ever spoke any such Words, directly or indirectly, in reference to any Debate or Bill depending in this House.

Upon the Debate of the whole Matter;

Resolved, That the further Examination of this Matter concerning Mr. Offley, be referred to the Committee of Privileges: That they proceed therein on Saturday next; summoning the Parties before them to be heard and examined thereunto; and report the same to the House.

Publick Accounts.

Sir Wm. Lowther informs the House, that he had Books and Papers in his Hands, relating to publick Accounts.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lowther deliver the said Books and Papers into the Hands of the Commissioners of Accompts.


Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners for Accounts be adjourned till Saturday Morning next: And the Commissioners are desired to be then present.

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