House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 21 March 1678

Pages 459-460

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, 21 die Martii, 1677.


A BILL to prevent Deer-stealing, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.

Williams' Jointure.

A Bill to enable Trevor Williams Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon a Wife, was read the First time.

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

Abington Election.

Sir Tho. Meeres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, That Sir Robert Hanson, by his Letter and Friend, did desire his Petition and Claim might be dismissed: That Sir Robert Cordell, at the Desire of Sir Robert Hanson, withdrew the said Sir Robert Hanson's Petition, by the Permission of the Committee: And that the Committee came to this Resolution thereupon;

Resolved, &c. That the Petition and Claim of Sir Robert Hanson, to be elected for the Borough of Abington, and the whole Cause and Question, both of the Return and Election, be totally dismissed.

And that the said Committee were of Opinion, That Sir John Stonehouse be reported well elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Abington.

And the said Vote being delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and there read;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Petition and Claim of Sir Robert Hanson, and the whole Cause and Question, both of the Return and Election, be totally dismissed: And that Sir John Stonehouse is well elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Abington.

Foreign Protestants.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for impowering and licensing Protestant Strangers to exercise their Trades in the Places herein after-mentioned, was read the Second time.

And a Debate being thereupon;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Love, Colonel Birch, Lord Cavendish, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Knight, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Crouch, Sir Geo. Downing, Lord O Brien, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Rob. Berkeley, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Morris, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Wright, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. May, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Cotton, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Berty, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir John Reresby, Lord Gorge, Sir James Rushout, Mr. Drapier, Sir Jon. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Mallet, Sir Lyonell Walden, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Spry, Sir Ph. Warwick, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Palmes, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Clarke, Sir Geo. Cartwright, Sir Edni. Windham, Sir Nich. Slaning, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Windham, Mr. Jones, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Jo. Frederick, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Thyn, Mr. Waller, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Warden, Mr. Cholmondley, Sir John Lowther: And all that come are to have Voices: And the Committee are to hear the City of London to this Bill: And the Committee are to take care, that those that have the Benefits of this Act, may be obliged to teach their Arts and Trades to the English: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.


A Complaint being made, that John Starr, Cook to Sir Charles Wheeler, a Member of this honourable House, is arrested and detained, during the Sitting and Privilege of Parliament.

Ordered, That the Privilege of Parliament be allowed to the said John Star: And that he be discharged from his Arrest by Warrant from Mr. Speaker.

Lords Amendments to Address.

Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons for not agreeing to the Amendments made by the Lords to the Address sent up from this House, Reasons agreed by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and with Two Amendments made at the Table, by inserting the Word "his," instead of the Word "your," upon the Question, agreed.

Conference desired with Lords.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Amendments by them made, to the Address sent up from this House: And that Sir George Downing do go up to the Lords, to desire the Conference.

Tax on new Buildings.

A Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings, was read the Second time.

And a Debate arising, touching the Commitment thereof;

Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned till Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.

Lords agree to Conference.

Sir George Downing reports, That the Lords had agreed to a Conference To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber.

Supply Bill; new Buildings.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Returns of the new Buildings is referred, do bring in an Account of an Estimate of the Value of what the same will amount unto: And they are to perfect their Report by Saturday Morning next: And they are revived; and to meet this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed: And that these Members following be added to the said Committee; Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Vaughan, Serjeant Gregory, Lord Russell, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Tho. Stringer.

Growth of Popery.

Ordered, That the House will, on Wednesday Morning next, take into Consideration the Danger the Church of England is in by the Growth of Popery.

Interment of Charles I.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for the more decent and solemn Interment of his late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First; and for erecting a Monument to his Memory.

Delays in Suits.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent unnecessary Suits and Delays is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

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