Die Veneris, 26 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Ly. Noell's Estate.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for Supply
of Part of the Jointure of the Lady Elizabeth Noell,
was read the First time.
Ordered, That the Bill be read the Second time on
Priests and Jesuits.
Mr. Hungerford reports from the Committee appointed
to receive Information of the Insolency of the Popish
Priests and Jesuists, and of the Increase of Popery; and
to consider, How the same may be suppressed; and to
inspect the former Laws against Recusants; and to provide Remedies for the effectual Execution of them; That
the Committee had agreed on a Report to be presented
to the House: Which he read; and after, delivered the
same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Report being read the First time; and after,
read by Paragraphs; and the Blanks being filled up; and
some Amendments and Additions, upon the Question,
agreed, and made thereto at the Table:
Resolved &c. That, in order to the suppressing the Insolency of the Papists, his Majesty be humbly desired
forthwith to issue out his Royal Proclamation, for the
Banishment of all Priests and Jesuits out of this Kingdom,
within Thirty Days, to be therein limited; other than
such (not being his Majesty's natural-born Subjects) who
are obliged to attend upon the Queen Consort, or the
Queen Mother: And that, if any Priest or Jesuit shall
happen to be taken in England after the said Days, that
the Laws be put in due Execution against them.
Resolved, &c. That in the said Proclamation, strict
Order be given to the Judges, and Barons of the Exchequer, and to all his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and to
all other Ministers of Justice, for the putting the Laws in
due Execution against all Popish Recusants, and such as
are suspected so to be, in order to their speedy Conviction:
And that the said Judges, Barons, and Justices, be required,
at their respective Assizes and Quarter Sessions, to give
the Laws in Charge against Popish Recusants.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved,
That, considering the present Juncture of Affairs, all Popish Recusants, and such as, being suspected so to be, shall
refuse to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, being tendered to them, may be forthwith so disarmed, as to
remove all Apprehensions from the People, of their Possibility to disturb the publick Peace of the Nation: And
that all Officers, Military and Civil, and Soldiers, as shall
not, within Twenty Days, take the Oaths of Allegiance
and Supremacy, may be disbanded and displaced: And
that the Lord Chancellor, and Chancellor of the Duchy
respectively, do issue out Dedimus potestatem to such Persons, as the Lord General (not being Officers commanding
Soldiers) shall appoint for the Administration of the said
Oaths to the Military Officers and Soldiers in his Majesty's
Pay and Entertainment; and to the Lord Chamberlain,
Vice Chamberlain, Treasurer and Comptroller, of his Majesty's Household, and Steward of the Marshalsea, or any
Two of them, for the Administration thereof to the Officers of his Majesty's Household; and to such other Person
or Persons as the Lord Chancellor, and Chancellor of the
Duchy respectively, shall think meet, for doing the like to
all other Officers and Persons in all Counties and County
Palatines, and privileged Places, in the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweed;
and also in the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey: so as an
Account be given thereof by the Persons so authorized.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissaries of the Musters
be commanded and enjoined, upon Penalty of losing their
Places, not to permit any Officer or Soldier to be mustered
in the Service and Pay of his Majesty, till he or they shall
have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance respectively, and received the Sacrament of the Lord's
Supper, according to the Laws and Usage of the Church
Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be
desired to these Votes: And that Mr. Hungerford is to
go up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly desired, by
such Members of this House as are of his Privy Council,
to issue out a new Commission for tendering and administering the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to
the Members of this House.
Committee of Privileges.
The Question being put, That the Report from the
Committee of Elections be now heard;
The House was divided.
Sir Courtney Poole,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Roger Bradshaigh,|
||For the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Report be made To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Wm. Thorold, Mr.
Walden, Mr. Dalton, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Orme, Mr.
Jolliffe, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir James Smith,
Sir John Brampston, Mr. Jones, Sir John Knight, Mr. St.
John, be added to the Committee to which the Matter
concerning Printing is committed.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Edgcombe, Sir John
Newton, Sir Wm. Thorold, Sir John Heath, be added
to the Committee of Elections.
Ordered, That Tuesday next come Fortnight, being the
Thirteenth of November, be appointed for hearing the
Cause upon the Bill depending in this House, for setting
aside a Will, and settling the Estate, of John Bodvell,
Esquire, deceased: And that Witnesses on both Sides
do then attend.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.