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, 4 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
New Malton Election.
A PETITION of Sir Watkinson Paylor Baronet, touching the Election for the Borough of New Malton in the County of York, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for repealing a Clause in the Act for Draining of Bedford Levell in the County of Northampton.
A Petition of William Strode Esquire, touching the Election for the Borough of Ilchester in the County of Somersett, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
St. James' Parish.
A Bill for erecting a new Parish, to be called The Parish of St. James within the Liberty of Westminster, was read the Second time.
Ordered, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Clarges, Colonel Strode, Sir Wm. Clifton, Mr. Richard Berty, Sir Hugh Chomley, Mr. Peregrine Berty, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Harrington, Lord Downe, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir John Banks, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Charles Gerrat, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Smith, Sir Cyrill Wych, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Mr. Bonithon, Sir Chr. Wren, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Chiffinch, Mr. Holloway, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. Neale, Mr. Mellish, Sir Edw. Nevill, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Henry Berty, Mr. Herbert, Dr. Davenant, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Paston, Mr. Chapman, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Lionell Walden, Captain Kendrick, Lord Vaughan, Mr. Williams, Sir John Key, Mr. Robert Cornwall, Major Arnold, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir James Butler, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Hewer, Sir John Nicholas, Sir Hen. Monson, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Hen. Cornwall, Mr. Geres, Mr. Boteler, Mr. Connisby, Sir John Packington, Mr. Aubery, Sir Cha. Gerard: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And due Notice is to be given to the Vicar, Churchwardens, and Overseers of the Poor, of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, that they may attend the Committee, if they shall see Cause: And the Committee are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for providing Carriages for his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance.
A Petition of James Durham, Tho. Cropper, and William Keep, on Behalf of themselves, and other Hackney Coachmen, licensed by virtue of the late Act of Parliament, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches.
Resolved, That some Part of what shall arise from the Licensing of Hackney Coaches, be applied to Chelsea College.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir John Ernle, Mr. Peregrine Berty, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Goring, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir John Talbot, Sir Chris. Wren, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Bill.
Carriages for the King.
Sir John Talbot reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty's Royal Progress and Removal, was committed, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the Amendments being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The Clause being read a Second time, was likewise agreed to by the House.
And a Proviso being to be added to the said Bill; and being twice read; the same was, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That the said Clause and Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, Clause, and Proviso, be ingrossed.
Recovery of Tythes.
A Bill for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, and other Dues, by Rectors and Vicars, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir John Lowther, Mr. Christy, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Charles Gaudy, Mr. Peregrine Bertie, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Fanshaw, Doctor Parrot, Sir Tho. Exton, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Montague, Lord Downe, Sir George Pudsey, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Common Serjeant, Sir John Knatchbull, Sir Charles Holt, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Mellish, Mr. North, Mr. Seymour, Sir Char. Littleton, Sir John Banks, Mr. Essex Strode, Lord Digby, Sir Wm. Twisden, Sir Richard Lloyd, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bonithon, Mr. Parker, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir William Trumball, Mr. Marwood, Mr. Dolben, Major Ashton, Mr. Williams, Mr. Bull, Mr. Cradock, Lord Falkland, Mr. Jones, Sir Christo. Wren, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Humph. Foster, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Verney, Mr. Lee, Lord Vaughan, Sir Rich May, Captain Kirkby; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell, and Doctor Edsbury;
Reversing Lord Stafford's Attainder.
Earl of Ossory's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent to this House Two Bills; the One intituled, An Act for reversing the Attainder of William late Viscount Stafford; and another, intituled, An Act to enable James Lord Butler of Moor Park, and Earl of Ossory in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make a Jointure to such Woman as he shall marry: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Clerk of the Crown being called in, produced the Return for the Town and Port of Hyth in the County of Kent.
And Mr. Deeds attending in his Place; and giving the House some Account concerning the said Election;
And it appearing to this House, That Mr. Julius Deeds was Mayor of the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent; and that the Precept was directed to the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of Hythe; and that Mr. Julius Deeds is returned by Indenture from the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That Mr. Julius Deeds is not duly elected a Baron to serve in this present Parliament, for the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Election of a Baron to serve in this present Parliament for the Town and Port of Hythe in the County of Kent.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Coventry, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Two Months, for Recovery of his Health.
Lord Bruce's Estate.
A Petition of Thomas Lord Bruce, for Leave to bring in a Bill to make Leases for raising Money for Payment of Fifteen thousand Pounds Debts, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.
A Petition of Sir Roger Norwich, was read.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Election of Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Northampton, be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, on Saturday Fortnight next.
Orders respecting Footmen.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do take care, that the Footmen and Lacquies do not come up the Stairs, or stay in the Passage between the Stairs and Westminster Hall; but that they do attend and stay in the Hall.
Ordered, That the several Members of this House be desired to disarm their Footmen and Lacquies attending them at this House.
Ordered, That the several Bills which were appointed to be read this Morning, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill for Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, which lies on the Table, be withdrawn, in order to the Rectifying some Mistakes therein: And that the same be afterwards again presented to the House.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend Tomorrow Morning, with the Return for Callington.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.