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 Junii, 1678.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to supply an Omission in the Settlement of the Estate of Sir Trevor Williams Baronet, made upon the Marriage of his eldest Son; and to enable his eldest Son to make a Jointure to a Second Wife; was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Crouch, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Gray, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Rob. Berkeley, Sir Wm. Killegrew, Mr. Wright, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Barnably, Mr. Windham, Mr. Neale, Mr. Browne, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Wyn, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir John Covert, Lord Fitzharding, Sir John Hobart, Sir Rob. Cann, Sir John Cotton, Colonel Price, Sir Court Poole, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Clarke, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Price, Sir Lion. Walden, Major Braxhaline, Mr. Spry, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Eyres, Serjeant Gregory, Sir Fr. Clarke, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Mansell, Col. Birch, Colonel Tho. Howard, Sir Her. Parrot, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Woodcock, and all that serve for Hereford and Wales: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of several Clothiers was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Creditors of the Hamrough Company is committed.
Sir Edward Deering reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, was committed, several Amendments and Provisoes, agreed by the Committee to be made; and added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read, and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso was presented, and read, That the Prisoners, who are Handicraftsmen, may have Liberty to exercise their Trades in Prison; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
A Bill for hindering Papists to sit in either House of Parliament, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Privilege- a Member convicted of being a Papist.
The Officers of the Exchequer were called in; and delivered the Extract transmitted into the Exchequer, of the Record of the Conviction of Sir Solomon Swale's being a Popish Recusant; bearing Date the Tenth of Octob. 29° Caroli secundi; with Sir Solomon Swale's Plea; and the Proceedings thereupon.
A Letter from Sir Solomon Swale to Mr. Speaker was read to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Solomon Swale do, by Wednesday next come Sevennight, bring a Certificate of his Conformity to the Church of England; or in Default thereof, that Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, for the Borough of Aldborough in the County of Yorke, in the room of the said Sir Solomon Swale.
Sir Tho. Meeres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the State of the Case upon the Election for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne: And that the Committee, upon the Consideration thereof, had agreed upon Two Votes: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth:
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Markham is not duly elected to serve in the present Parliament as Burgess for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Ellis is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament as Burgess for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne.
The First of the said Votes being read a Second time;
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the said Vote;
The House divide.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers,||Lord O Brien,||for the Noes,||179.|
|Sir Jo. Talbot,|
|Tellers,||Sir Eliab Harvy,||for the Yeas,||167.|
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Markham is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament as Burgess for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.