Sabbati, 15 Junii, 13° Car. Regis.
THE Petition of the Gentlemen, Inhabitants of the
County of Cornwall, was this Day read.
Serjeant Charleton made Report from the Committee
of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the
Borough of Wareham in the County of Dorsett (touching
which Robert Laurence Esquire had preferred his Petition) That the First Question was, Whether the Election
was to be by the Mayor, Magistrates, and Freeholders,
of the said Borough only; or by them, and all that
paid Scot and Lot; and the Opinion of the Committee,
that all that paid Scot and Lot had Votes in Election
with the said Magistrates and Freeholders: And that the
Second Question was, Whether Mr. Laurence or Mr.
Culliford had the Majority of Voices; and the Opinion
of the Committee, that the said Mr. Culliford was duly
elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said
Committee, that Mr. Culliford was duly elected one of
the Burgesses for the said Town of Wareham, and ought
to sit in this House.
Mr. Serjeant Charleton made Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Return and
Election for the Town of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan: That the said Committee had examined the Cause
upon the Merits, and concerning Sir Richard Lloyd's
Waver of his being returned as Burgess for the said Town
of Cardiff: and that it appeared to the said Committee,
that, after Mr. Thomas had preferred his Petition, setting
forth his Election as Burgess of Cardiff, Sir Richard
Lloyd, having Notice thereof, and being elected Knight of
the Shire for the County of Radnor, had waved his Election for Cardiff; and that this House, not being informed
that that Election was questioned, did thereupon direct a
Writ for a new Election; by virtue whereof Mr. Basset
was elected, and returned; whereas Mr. Thomas, at the
former Election, had clearly the Majority of Voices, there
being an Hundred and Five for him, and but Forty for
Sir Richard Lloyd, and none of them came to the Poll;
and that Sir Richard Lloyd acknowledged, that he knew
nothing of his Election till that he was advertised thereof
by Letter; and that he did not make any Defence;
and the Opinion of the Committee, that Mr. Thomas
was duly chosen; and that the Committee submitted to
the Judgment of the House, what was to be done with
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the Committee, that Mr. Thomas was duly
chosen Burgess for the said Town of Cardiff, and only
ought to sit in this House as Burgess for that Place.
Resolved also, upon the Question, That the new Writ,
and Election of Mr. Bassett, is void; and that the same
be discharged: And
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do, on Monday
next, attend this House with the several Returns touching the said Town of Cardiff; and that the Sheriff of
Glamorganshire do then likewise attend, and take the said
Writ and Indenture, whereby Mr. Bassett was returned,
from the File; and that he do bring in the Indenture
whereby Mr. Thomas was returned, and file the same;
Whereof the said Sheriff's Deputy, or such as deal for
him, are to have notice.
Serjeant Charleton made Report from the said Committee, touching the Difference between William Constantine Esquire and Sir John Fitzjames Knight, concerning
their Elections for the Town of Poole in the County of
Dorsett, That the First Question before them was, Whether the Out Burgesses of the said Town of Poole had
Voices as well as the In Burgesses; and the Opinion of
the Committee, that the Out Burgesses had equal Voices
in the Election with the In Burgesses: And that the
Second Question being, Who had the Majority of Voices,
it appeared, that Sir John Fitzjames had much more the
Majority of Voices, and was duly elected one of the Burgesses for the said Town of Poole; and the Opinion of
the Committee, that the said Sir John Fitzjames was duly
elected one of the Burgesses for the said Town of Poole,
and ought to sit.
Resolved, That this House agree with the said Committee, that Sir John Fitzjames was duly elected one of
the Burgesses for the said Town of Poole, and ought to
sit in this House.
This House being this Day informed by Sir John Talbot Knight, one of the Burgesses of Knaresborough, in the
County of Yorke, that one Robert Acton of Salwarpe,
hath, since the said Sir John Talbot was returned a Burgess for the said Town of Knaresborough, made violent
Entries into and upon certain Lands and Tenements and
other the Possessions of the said Sir John Talbot; and hath
commenced Suits against one Thomas Ellis, who is Bailiff
to the said Sir John, and caused him to be arrested by one
Gill, one of the Sheriff's Bailiffs, in Breach of Privilege
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Sir John
Talbot have Privilege, as a Member attending the Service
of this House; and that the said Acton and Gill be brought
up in Custody to answer their said Breach of Privilege:
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, or his Deputy, do accordingly apprehend them,
and bring them up in safe Custody.
Upon the Report, made unto this House by Mr. Steward, from the Grand Committee of Grievances, touching
the Complaint made against James Halsall and Edward
Halsall Esquires, and John Walter Gentleman, from the
Ports of Plymouth, Dartmouth, Barnstaple, and Kingston
upon Hull, and several other Parts of the Kingdom, that,
by Pretence of a Patent touching Ballast, the said Parties,
and their Deputies and Agents, do demand and exact
new Duties and Fees, that were never known before;
Resolved, upon the Question, and Ordered, That the
Execution of the Patent, as to the new Duties and Fees
complained of, be suspended; and that the said Patentees, their Deputies and Agents, be enjoined to forbear
to levy or receive any Money for the new Duties and
Fees complained of, until the Matters complained of be
heard by the Committee of Grievances, and reported to
Act of Oblivion.
The House then resumed the Debate touching the Proviso tendered to be added to the Act of Oblivion.
And the Question being put, That the Proviso, tendered to be added to the Act of free and general Pardon,
Indemnity, and Oblivion, be read;
The House was divided: And
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. James Herbert,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Henry Capell,
||With the Noes:
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Mr. Edward Seymour,
||With the Yeas.
So it passed in the Negative.
And the Proviso was ordered to be laid aside.
Duchy of Cornwall.
Ordered, That the Bill to enable the King's Majesty
to make Leases of Lands, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy
of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, be read on Monday
Ordered, That the Bill for constituting the Parish of
Stansted, formerly annexed to the Parish of Wrotham, in
the County of Kent, a distinct Parish and Rectory from
Wrotham, be read on Monday Morning.
Act of Oblivion.
Ordered, That the House proceed upon the Act of
Oblivion on Monday Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
And the House adjourned till Seven of the Clock
on Monday Morning next.