House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 5 June 1678

Pages 488-489

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

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Mercurii, 5 die Junii, 1678.


Scoppens', &c. Nat.

A BILL for naturalizing John Scoppens, and others, was read the First time.

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

Thompson's, &c. Estate.

A Bill for better Discovery of the Estate of Thompson, Nelthrop, and others, Bankrupts, was read the First time.

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

Hearth Money.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Ironmongers was presented to the House.

And the Petitioners being called in to the Bar; and owning the said Petition; the same was read to the House.

A Petition of Thomas Partridge, Nicholas Parbery, and several others, on behalf of themselves and others, was presented to the House:

And Nicholas Parbery being called in; and owning the said Petition; the same was read to the House.

Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Duty of Hearth Money, stands committed.

Lyndsey Level.

Sir Edmund Windham presents the Bill for Draining of Lyndsey Level.

Stolen Goods.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for better Discovery of stolen Goods; and to prevent Oppressing of the Poor.

Hambourg Company.

A Petition of several of the Creditors of the Hambourg Company, on Behalf of themselves and others, was presented to the House.

And several of the Petitioners being called in; and owning the Petition;

The said Petition was read to the House.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the said Petition; and to report their Opinions therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Wright, Mr. Hen. Berty, Sir John Holman, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir John Trevor, Sir Fr. Clerke, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Weld, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rob. Southwell, Major Linfield, Sir John Lowther, Sir James Smith, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Lord Morpeth, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir John Elwes, Mr. Clerk, Sir Ad. Browne, Sir Wm. Blacket, Sir Fr. Anderson, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Finch, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Tho. Doleman, Mr. Bennet, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Rich. Everard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Ch. Berty, Colonel Phillips, Sir Wm. Terringham, Lord Allington, Mr. Pepis, Major Broxholme, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Neale, Sir Rich. Graham, Colonel Kirby, Sir John Otway, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Oakely, Mr. Wareing, Mr. Thynn, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Phillips, Sir Robert Cann, Sir John Holmes, Lord Latimer, Mr. Jones, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Cookes, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Hum. Foster, Mr. Love, Sir John Coriton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Dumblaine, Mr. Reeves, Sir Tho. Littleton, and all that serve for the Counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Glocester, Wilts, Worcester, Suffolke, and Yorke: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to inspect the Charter of the Merchant Adventurers of England; and consider, if there be therein any Inconveniencies in relation to Trade; and, if there be, to provide Remedies to prevent the same; and report them to the House.

Liverpoole Election.

A Petition of Sir Edward Moore Baronet, complaining of an undue Return of Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet, and Richard Atherton Esquire, to serve as Burgesses for the Borough of Liverpoole in the County of Lancaster, in Injury of the Petitioner, who was duly elected, and ought to have been returned, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Privilege- a Member convicted of being a Papist.

Ordered, That the Officer of the Exchequer do attend with the Record transmitted into the Exchequer, of the Conviction of Sir Solomon Swale's being a Popish Recusant: And that Sir Solo. Swale do then also attend the Service of the House.

St. Martin's in the Fields Church.

Ordered, That all the Members that will come shall have Voices at the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting another Church, in the Parish of St. Martin's is committed.


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


The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be given to his Majesty, for dismissing the extraordinary Charge of the Fleet.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That they had taken the Matter into Consideration; and had agreed upon a Vote: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:

Where the same was read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That a Supply be granted to his Majesty, towards the Dismissing of the extraordinary Charge of the Fleet.

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