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, 30 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
Delay of a Writ.
UPON Complaint made to this House, That the Sheriff of the County of Montgomery doth delay issuing his Precept to the Bailiffs of Montgomery, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the said Shire Town, contrary to his Duty;
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Montgomery do immediately, upon Notice hereof, direct and send his Precept to the Bailiffs of the Shire Town of Montgomery; requiring them, or One of them, to proceed to an Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the said Shire Town, according to the Tenor of his Majesty's Writ, some time since sent down, and delivered to the said Sheriff: And that the Bailiffs of the said Shire Town of Montgomery, or One of them, do, and are hereby required, within Two Days after Receipt of such Precept, to give or send due Notice to the Burgesses of the several Boroughs of Llanidloe's Pool and Llanvilling, of the precise Day of the Election; that they may, if they shall think fit, be present, and give their Voices at such Election; which is to be within Three Days after such Notice given to the said Out-boroughs: And the said Sheriff and Bailiffs are hereby required to perform their Duty in the Premises with Effect, as they will answer the Contrary at their Perils.
Hackney Coaches, &c.
A Bill for regulating of Hackney Coaches; and removing and preventing Nuisances in the Streets in and about London, and Westminster, and Southwark; was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir John Ernle, Sir Philip Parker, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir Dan. Fleming; Sir George Winneve, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Fra. Clark, Sir John Banks, Sir Nath. Johnson, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Mackworth, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Done, Sir Phil. Egerton, Sir John Hoskins, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wogan, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Graham, Mr. Common Serjeant, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Christo. Wren, Colonel Ashton, Sir Anthony Deane, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Pepys, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Parker, Sir Edw. Evelyn, Sir Jos. Williamson, Captain Tuston, Mr. Chiffinch, Sir James Butler, Mr. Guy, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Kingdon, Mr. Dolben, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Onslow, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Jones, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Cha. Gaudy, Sir Hen. Marwood, Lord Brackley, Mr. Ryves, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, Southwarke, and Middlesex; or any Eight of them. And all Members that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are to prepare and bring in a Clause to be added to the Bill, to give Leave to a reasonable Number of Hackney Coachmen (as they shall think fit), to drive about London, Westminster and Southwark, on Sundays.
A Bill for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee, upon the Debate of the House.
Sir Richard Lloyd reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for Repair of the Cathedral Church of Bangor, and for the Maintenance of the Choir there; and for the Augmentation of the Revenue of the Bishoprick of Bangor; and for an Augmentation of several Vicarages within the Comportions of Llandinum in the Diocese of Bangor aforesaid, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to the same, without any Alteration or Amendment.
The said ingrossed Bill being read a Third time;
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Lloyd do carry up the Bill to the Lords, with the Concurrence of the House thereto.
A Bill for Relief of Widows and Orphans of the City of London, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Alderman Duncombe, Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Guy, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Porter, Mr. Corryton, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Mr. Montague, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Bull, Sir Rich. May, Mr. Common Serjeant, Mr. Foley, Mr. Burrard, Colonel Lee, Mr. Weld, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lord Ancram, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir Thomas Byde, Mr. Paston, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Dan. Fleming, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Christo. Wren, Sir Nevill Catlyn, Mr. Beare, Mr. Stone, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir James Butler, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Ryves, Sir John Moor, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Done, Colonel Windham, Lord Digby, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Etherick, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord Brackley, Mr. Wogan, Sir Wm. Blackett, Lord Midleton, Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith, Lord Preston, Sir Anth. Deane, Lord Falkland, Sir John Banks, Sir Hen. Marwood, Mr. Tippin, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Parsons, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Exton, Sir Wm. Gulston, Mr. Pepys, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. John Powell, Doctor Brady, Mr. Serjeant Bedingfield, Mr. Bonython, Mr. Hen. Parker, Mr. Hen. Bertie, Mr. Rich. Bertie, Sir Nicolas Bacon, Mr. Hewer, Mr. Freeman, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Wm. Wren, Sir Wm. Tromball, Mr. Christy, Sir Wm. Cook, Mr. Serjeant Millington, Mr. John Backwell, Mr. Cha. Bertie, Mr. Pereg. Bertie, Sir John Chichley; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And all that come are to have Voices: And the said Committee are to have Power to inquire into the Value of the Debts due to the Widows and Orphans of the City of London; and how those Monies, received into the Chamber, were from time to time applied; and what Estate, Revenue, and Fund the said City hath, for Satisfaction of the said Debts: And to inquire, What of the Debts aforesaid have been assigned or sold to any Person whatsoever; and for what Consideration: And to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to prepare a Clause, to be added to the Bill, to appropriate the Monies to be raised for the Payment of the said Orphans and Widows only; and that no Part thereof be diverted.
St. James' Parish.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuel Clark, and Sir Lacon Child.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for erecting a new Parish, to be called the Parish of St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Their Lordships have likewise agreed to a Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act to encourage the Building of Ships in England, without any Alteration.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Walcott and Mr. Baron Wright;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for Reviving and Continuance of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned; with a short Proviso, and some Amendments: To which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
St. James' Parish.
The Amendments sent down from the Lords, to be made to the Bill for erecting a new Parish, to be called the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, were thrice read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendments.
Lords reminded of a Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges do carry up the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendments: And that he do at the same time put their Lordships in mind of a Bill, some time since sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for Suppressing of Pedlers, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen.
The Amendments, sent down by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Reviving and Continuance of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, being thrice severally read, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to by the House.
And the ingrossed Proviso, sent down from the Lords, to be added to the said Bill, being thrice read;
Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce do carry up the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the said Proviso and Amendments.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Repairing and Inlarging of Highways; with Power therein to lay a Tax, not exceeding Six-pence in the Pound, for that Purpose: And the Care thereof is particularly recommended to Sir Thomas Meres.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the respective Places formerly appointed.
A Debate arising in the House, concerning the taking away a certain Custom used in London, of enforcing the Payment of Orphans Money into the Chamber of London;
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.