House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 March 1670

Pages 136-137

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, 10 Martii, 1669. 22° Car. II.


MAtthew Hebert did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.

Stockman's &c. Nat.

A Bill for the Naturalization of Isaac Stockman, and others, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.

Dunwich Writ.

Ordered, That the Speaker do certify the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England of the Death of Richard Cooke Esquire, who lately served as a Member of this House for the . . . . . of Dunwich, in the County of Suffolke, desiring him that a Writ may issue forth, under the Great Seal, for a new Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament, in his place and stead.

Heath's Petition.

A Petition of Sir John Heath Knight, and Dame Margery his Wife, was read.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider and examine the Matter of this Petition; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House; viz.

Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Humfry Wynch, Col. Williams, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Lord George, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Thom. Gower, Dr. Burwell, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Grey, Serj. Mainard, Col. Birch, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. George, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Nich. Slaning, Sir Thom. Doleman, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Mr. Westphaling, Col. Phillips, Mr. Glascock, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Geo. Courtop, Sir Thom. Monpesson, Lord Allington, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, and all that serve for the County of Kent: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Corn and Salt Measures.

Colonel Birch reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for settling the Measures of Corn and Salt was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made, and a Proviso to be added to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place: Which being twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed to;

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Proviso, ingrossed, to be added to the Bill, for Notice to be given by Proclamation, in due time, of the Act, in the several Market Towns.

Repairing Churches.

Ordered, That the Bill for Repair of Churches be read To-morrow Morning.

Newington Barrow Manor.

Ordered, That the Bill for vesting the Manor of Newington Barrow in his Majesty, be read To-morrow Morning.


Ordered, That the Bill for preventing the Stealing of Children be read To-morrow Morning.

Union with Scotland.

The House then resumed the Debate of the Matter, concerning the Union between the Two Nations of England and Scotland.

And the Vote of the Lords being read; and the Matter debated;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in their Vote, concerning the Union between the Two Nations of England and Scotland.

Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer do acquaint the Lords, that this House doth concur with them in their Vote concerning the Union between the Two Nations.

Publick Accounts

The Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts, attending, according to former Order, at the Door, were called in; and delivered in a List of Prize Ships and Vessels continuing still uncleared some of them remaining chargeable upon the Commissioners of Prizes, in relation to several Ports.

They likewise delivered in a further Report and State of Accounts concerning Sir George Carteret.

The said List of Prize Ships and Vessels were read.

The House then proceeded to the Hearing of the said Commissioners, as to their Proofs and Instances for makeing good their Report; particularly as to the Port of Bristol, Port of London, and Port of Dover; wherein several Members of this House, formerly Commissioners in that Affair, in their several Places, answered thereunto.

Resolved, That the further Hearing upon this Report, and particularly that Part of it relating to the Port of Dover, be adjourned till Monday Morning next: And the Commissioners for Accounts are desired then to attend.

Bromley's Estate.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee, to which Mr. Bromley's Bill was committed; viz. Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Milward, Lord Allington, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Fran. Clerke, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Steward, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Roger Bradshaish, Sir Jo. Covert, Mr. Whittaker, and all the Members that serve for the County of Kent.

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