House of Lords Journal Volume 14
27 June 1685

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 14: 27 June 1685', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 14: 1685-1691 (1767-1830), pp. 63-66. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12955 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 27 Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Co. & Litch'd.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Peterborough.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Exeter.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Rochest'.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Keeper.
L. Treasurer.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolke, E. Marshal.
L. Steward.
D. Bucks.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewat'.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westm'l'd.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Thannet.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Danby.
Comes (fn. *) Macclesfeild.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plymouth.
Vicecomes Fauconberge.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Weymouth.
Vicecomes Hatton.
Ds. Lawar.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Butler Wes.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffryes.

PRAYERS.

Bill to prevent the Importation of Tallow Candles.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the Importation of Tallow Candles."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

After some Debate, this Question was put,

Reviving Acts Bill.

"Whether the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill for reviving several Acts therein mentioned, shall sit at the Time to which they have adjourned?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rochester Water, Bill:

The Earl of Anglesey reported from the Committee, the Bill for the Conveyance of fresh Water through several Grounds to the City of Rochester, with some Amendments; which Amendments were read Twice, and Agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Conveyance of fresh Water through several Grounds to the City of Rochest'."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass, with these Amendments?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message with it to H. C.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir James Astry and Doctor Edsbury:

To let them know, this House hath passed the Bill for the Conveyance of fresh Water through several Grounds to the City of Rochest, with some Amendments; to which they desire their Concurrence.

Improvement of Tillage, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for Improvement of Tillage."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. North and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the building of Ships in England."

To encourage building Ships, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to encourage the building of Ships in England."

Message from the King, that He will pass Bills P. M.

The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, by His Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, "That His Majesty intends this Afternoon to pass those Bills that are finished; but doth not intend to make a Recess yet."

Tillage Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for Improvement of Tillage."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

L. Treasurer.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Steward.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewat'.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westm'l'd.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thannet.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Danby.
Comes Macclesfeild.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plymouth.
Vicecomes Fauconberge.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Townsbend.
Vicecomes Hatton.
L. Arch. Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Chichest'.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Peterborough.
Epus. Exeter.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Rochest'.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Conyers.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Butler We.
Ds. (fn. *) Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffryes.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Lord Treasurer's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

Bill for Recovery of Small Tithes, &c.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and other Dues, by Rectors and Vicars."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message from H. C. with Rochester Water Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bickerstaffe and others:

To return the Bill for Conveyance of fresh Water through several Grounds to the City of Rochester, sent to them with Amendments; to which they have agreed.

Deeping Fen Bill.

The House being moved, "That the Adjudication made by the Commissioners of Sewers, relating to the Fen called Deeping Fenne, may be delivered back to the Parties who produced the same to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill for incorporating the Undertakers for draining of Deeping Fenne:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Adjudication, now in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliaments, be delivered to the said Parties; they producing the same at the Hearing at the Bar on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Fountaine versus Coke and Guavas.

The House being moved, "That a further Day may be given for Edw'd Coke by his Guardian, and William Guavas, for putting in their Answers to the Appeal of Andrew Fountaine:"

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they have hereby Leave given them for putting in their said Answers, till Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Guavas, arrested coming to the House, to be released.

Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Guavas Esquire; shewing, "That, as he was coming to attend his Business depending in this House, he was taken up by a Serjeant at Arms, for not answering to a Bill in Chancery; and praying he may be released:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Wm. Guavas be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

Eston & al. versus Lane, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of John Lane; shewing, That George Eaton and others have brought into this House a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench, and hath thereupon 'signed the general Error, to which he hath joined Issue; and praying a Day for hearing the Errors argued at the Bar:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar, on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and hereof the said Parties are to take Notice, and attend accordingly.

E. Danby, Privilege: Cox released.

Whereas Gabriell Cox was this Day brought to the Bar, by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for printing and publishing a scandalous Paper, reflecting on the Right Honourable the Earl of Danby, and contrary to the Privilege of Peerage and of this House; and there acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon of the said Earl of Danby and of this House, and received the Reprehension of this House for the same:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Gabriell Cox be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint concerning this Matter, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque post meridiem instantis diei, hora quarta, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Co. & Litch.
Epus. Chichest'.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Peterbor.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Exeter.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Rochest'.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Keeper.
L. Treasurer.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
D. Norff. E. Marshal.
L. Steward.
D. Bucks.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westm'l'd.
Comes Manchest'.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Thannet.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sund'l'd.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Danby.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Plimouth.
Vicecomes Fauconberge.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Weymouth.
Vicecomes Hatton.
Ds. Lawar.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. (fn. *) Cromwell.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Butler West.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Jeffryes.

PRAYERS.

The King present.

His Majesty, seated in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and other Regal Ornaments, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they forthwith attend Him with their Speaker."

The Commons being come, Mr. Speaker spake to the Effect following:

Speaker of H. C. Speech.

"That His Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, did now present unto His Majesty an Act for reviving and continuing Two former Acts, for Encouragement of Coinage; and that they did also present unto His Majesty a Supply, for suppressing the Rebellion of the late Duke of Monmouth and his Adherents, videlicet, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by an Imposition on all French Linens, and all East India Linen, and several other Manufactures of India, and on all French Wrought Silks and Stuffs, and on all other Wrought Silks, and on all Brandies, imported after the First Day of July 1685, and before the First Day of July 1690; and that they were ready to give it before asked, and did now present it most readily and heartily."

Bills passed.

The Clerk of the Parliaments received the aforesaid Two Bills from the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown did read the Titles, as follow:

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by an Imposition on all French Linen, and all East India Linen, and several other Manufactures of India, and on all French Wrought Silks and Stuffs, and on all other Wrought Silks, and on all Brandies, imported after the First Day of July 1685, and before the First Day of July 1690."

To which Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words:

"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for reviving and continuing Two former Acts, for Encouragement of Coinage."

"3. An Act for the providing necessary Carriages for His Majesty, in His Royal Progress and Removals."

"4. An Act for reviving an Act for providing of Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance."

"5. An Act for consolidating the Estate Taille and Reversion in Fee, which His Majesty hath in the Postoffice, and Twenty-four Thousand Pounds per Annum of the Hereditary Excise."

"6. An Act to enable His Majesty to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Highness's Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made.

"7. An Act against the Importation of Gunpowder, Arms, and other Ammunition and Utensils of War."

"8. An Act for repealing certain Clauses in an Act of Parliament made in the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, for prohibiting French Commodities."

"9. An Act for reviving a former Act for exporting Leather."

"10. An Act for Continuance of Three former Acts, for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Borders of England."

"11. An Act for clearing, preserving, maintaining, and repairing the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth."

"12. An Act for re-building, finishing, and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London."

The Royal Assent was pronounced,

"Le Roy le veult."

Private Acts:

"1. An Act for re-building of the Earl of Powis's House in Lyncolne's Inn Feilds."

"2. An Act for the Conveyance of fresh Water through several Grounds unto the City of Rochester."

"3. An Act for repealing a Clause for dividing of Commons, in an Act of Parliament made in the 15th Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for settling the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Levell."

"4. An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Anne, within the Liberty of Westm. to raise Money, to build a Church, to be a Parish Church there."

"5. An Act for naturalizing Magdalen Pellassary and others."

"6. An Act for the naturalizing of James Dufaii, Theodore Jansen, and others."

"7. An Act to enable Edward Meller to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."

The Royal Assent was pronounced,

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

His Majesty, after this, descended His Throne; and the Commons went to their House.

To encourage building Ships, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to encourage the building of Ships in England."

ORDERED, That this Bill be committed to the Consideration of the whole House; and for that Purpose the House was adjourned into a Committee presently.

The House being resumed;

The Lord Steward reported, "That the Committee of the whole House considered of the Bill to encourage the building of Ships in England; and thinks it fit to pass as it is, without any Amendment."

Sir O. Butler versus Regem, &c.

ORDERED, That the Judges do deliver their Opinions in Sir Oliver Butler's Case on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Deeping Fen Bill.

The House being moved, "That Mr. Williams and Mr. Edward Ward may be of Counsel for the Undertakers for draining Deeping Fenns, and appointed to attend this House on Monday next:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Mr. Will'm Williams and Mr. Edward Ward do attend this House on Monday next, as Counsel for the Undertakers for draining the said Fens, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Bateman versus Foote.

ORDERED, That the Cause wherein Sir Thomas Bateman is Plaintiff, and Sir Thomas Foote Defendant, shall be heard, by Counsel at the Bar, on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 29um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

* Origin. Manchester; vide the Committee in next Column.
* Origin. Darmouth.
* Origin. Cronwell.