House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 March 1679

Pages 567-568

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

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Martis, 18 die Martii, 1678.


Members take Oaths.

THE House being set, the Members that had not already taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and subscribed the Declaration contained in the Act, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by hindering Papists to sit in either House of Parliament, proceeded in the doing thereof.

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A Bill touching reversing Outlawries in the King's Bench, was read the First time.

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

Grand Committees.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do sit every Tuesday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances do sit every Thursday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Trade do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Courts of Justice do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Double return.

Ordered, That upon all Double Returns of Members, none do sit, till their Returns be determined, excepting such only as are returned in all Indentures.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and Elections be appointed of these Persons following, viz. Sir William Ellis, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Nosworthy, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Richard Graham, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Savage, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Booth, Sir Walter Yonge, Mr. Powle, Mr. Elwes, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Fagge, Mr. Treby, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Carew, Sir George Downing, Sir Robert Peyton, Mr. Evelin, Lord Ancram, Sir Francis Russell, Serjeant Street, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Nich. Pedley, Mr. Morley, Sir William Portman, Mr. Earle, Mr. Trefusis, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Wright, Sir John Knight, Sir Gervase Elwes, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir John Fagge, Mr. Ayliffe, Mr. Reynall, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Hide, Sir John Fenwick, Sir Ralph Delavall, Mr. Courtney, Sir George Speake, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Gray, Colonel Sandys, Sir Thomas Plaire, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Henry Trenchard, Sir Nevil Cateline, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Clowberrow, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir William Hickman, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Philip Egerton, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. William Boscowen, Mr. Burdet, Lord Annesley, Mr. Parker, Mr. Lucy, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Gerrard, Lord Russell, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Henry Seymour junior, Mr. Buller, Mr. Mansell, Lord Cavendish, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir James Rushout, Lord Morpeth, Sir John Trenchard, Sir Chris. Colthorpe, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. James, Mr. William Corrington, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Thomas Foley, Sir William Francklyn, Mr. Whitehead, Lord Denicourt, Sir Robert Thomas, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Vernon, Mr. John Hamden, Mr. Turges, Col. Whitley, Mr. Nathan Knight, Sir John Bowyer, Sir Humphry Monnocks, Sir Thomas Bellott, Sir James Long, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Sandys, Sir Tho. Mecres, Colonel Norton, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Kempthorne, Colonel Birch, Mr. Penrudock, Mr. Bower, Sir John Hewley, Sir Henry Capell, Lord Fitzwilliams, Mr. Newport, Mr. Coward, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Arthur Onslow, Sir John Talbott, Sir Henry Thompson, Lord Fairfax, Sir Walter Earnly, Mr. Deane, Mr. Dunch, Sir Sydney Wortley, Mr. Wm. Cooke, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Hortford, Mr. Thistlewayte, Mr. Tregonell, Mr. Freke, Sir James Oxenden, Mr. Henry Wallop, Sir Anthony Deane, Sir Richard Haddock, Dr. Edesbury, Mr. Chafen, Mr. Pawlet, Sir Henry Beaumont, Colonel Mildmay, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Broome Whorwood, Sir Charles Gawdy, Sir Thomas Clarges, Lord Huntingtowre, Mr. Rich. Onslow, Mr. Booth, Sir Richard Cust, Mr. Edward Russell, Sir Tho. Reynell, Mr. Webb, Sir Roger Norwich, Mr. Beake, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Dubois, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Withers, Mr. Edward Patheridge, Mr. Wadham Strangeways, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir John Reresby, Sir John Banks, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Monson, Sir John Salusbury, Sir John Mallet, Colonel Kirby, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Gerrard Russel, Mr. Foote, Sir John Bramston, Colonel Legg, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Rich. Head, Lord Castleton, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Pawlet St. John, Sir Scroope How, Mr. Bennet: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber; and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place before mentioned; and to take into their Consideration all such Matters as shall or may come in Question, touching Returns, Elections, and Privileges; and to proceed upon Double Returns in the First Place; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions therein, to the House, from time to time: And all Persons that will question Returns, are to do it in Fourteen Days next; and so within Fourteen Days after any new Return shall be brought in: And the said Committee is to have Power to send for Witnesses, Persons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. And all Members, who are returned for Two or more Places, are to make their Elections, by this Day Three Weeks, for which of the Places they will serve; provided there be no Question upon the Return for that Place. And, if any Thing shall come in Question, touching the Return, Election, or Matter of Privilege of any Member, he is to withdraw during the time the Matter is in Debate.

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