House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 March 1673

Pages 266-267

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

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Lunæ, 10 die Martii, 1672.


Berkeley's Estate.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for transferring the Interest of a Term of Years, in certain Manors and Lands, late of Sir Robert Berkeley, Knight, deceased, and Payment of Portions appointed to his Grand-children, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir John Pelham, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Mallett, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Dowdswell, Colonel Birch, Mr. Henley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Brampston, Sir Francis Clarke, Col. Titus, Mr. Crouch, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Knight, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Thom. Hanmer, Sir John Morton, Mr. Maynard, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Wm. Bassett, Lord Ashley, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Hobby, Sir Edward Sprague, Sir Rowland Berkeley, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Packer, Mr. Love, Mr. Weld, Mr. Buller, Mr. Clerke, and all that serve for the County of Worcester: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Durham, Election of Members.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill to enable the County Palatime of Durham to send Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament, which was read a Second time on Saturday last, be committed to Lord Ogle, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Morrice, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Newport, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Clarke, Sir Ralph Banks, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Morris, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Swanton, Sir Thomas Slingsby, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Crowch, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Thom. Clergis, Lord Cornebury, Col. Birch, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Cheney, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Lyoline Jenkins, Sir Christ. Musgrave, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Edward Massey, Sir Edw. Deering, Lord Richardson, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Milward, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Tulse, Sir James Smith, Colonel Strangewayes, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Johnson, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Love, Colonel Nevill, Sir John Pettus, Colonel Phillipps, Sir Jos. Williamson, and all that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Cumberland, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Lincolne: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Protestant Dissenters.

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate upon the Bill for Ease of Dissenters, Whether it should be given as an Instruction to the Committee for that Bill, to provide therein, that such as do dissent from the Church of England, should be uncapable of sitting as Members in this House.

And a Debate thereupon arising, whether the same were proper to be made Part of the Bill for suppressing the Growth of Poperty; or the Bill for regulating Elections; or, whether it were not more convenient to have a distinct Bill, to make Provision therein;

The Question being put, That it be given as an Instruction to the Committee, That such as do dissent from the Church of England, shall be uncapable to serve as Members of this House;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers Sir Tho. Allen, For the Yeas, 107.
Sir Gilbert Talbot,
Tellers Mr. Russel, For the Noes, 163.
Sir Eliab Harvey,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Bill for Ease of his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters in Matters of Religion from the Church of England, was committed, do sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.

Resolved, &c. That a distinct Bill be prepared and brought in upon the Subject Matter of the Debate, as to the making such as do dissent from the Church of England, uncapable of sitting as Members of this House: And that it be recommended to Sir Thomas Meeres, to prepare and bring in a Bill.

Preventing Growth of Popery.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for suppressing the Growth of Popery was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made; and Three several Clauses agreed to be added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, and the two first Clauses, being twice read, were, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The last Clause, relating to Privy Counsellors, was twice read; and, upon the Question, rejected.

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

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