House of Commons Journal Volume 9
27 March 1668

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 March 1668', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 69-70. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27090 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 27 Martii, 1668.

Prayers.

Yarmouth Pier.

ORDERED, that the Report concerning the Bill for Yarmouth Pier be heard on Thursday next come Sevennight.

Privilege.

Information being given of a Breach of Privilege committed by one Mr. James Ash, in causing the Servants and Workmen of Colonel Wanckley a Member of this House, to be arrested, upon a pretended Attachment issued out of Chancery, and detained in Prison; for a supposed Breach of an Injunction to stay Wastes, and refusing to take Bail for their Appearance;

Resolved, &c. That Mr. James Ash be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms; to answer the Breach of Privilege objected against him.

Service of Process.

Ordered, That Leave be given for the bringing in of a Bill for the more easy and better Service of Process.

Persons in Custody to be discharged.

Ordered, That Simon Martin, John Hallett, John Nettle, Henry Stipin, and George Taprell, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, be discharged, paying their Fees.

Intestates Wives and Children.

A Bill for Relief of the Wives and Children of Persons dying intestate, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Buscawen, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Jo. Mainard, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Morice, Mr. Jo. Vaughan, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Nico. Morice, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir CharlesWheler, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Chetwin, Lord Fanshaw, Lord Angier, Sir James Thyn, Sir Jo. Coventry, Mr. Seymour, Sir Jo. Bennett, Mr. Pryn, Sir Walter St. John, Mr. Crooke, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Steward, Mr. Millward, Sir John Northcote, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Lucy, Col. Birch, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Nicho. Cary, and all the Members of the Long Robe: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Hearthmoney Tax.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for reforming Abuses in Collecting the Duty of Hearth-money, was committed, several Additions and Amendments agreed to by the Committee to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto.

The Question being put, That the Bill, upon the Debate, be re-committed;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Tellers,

Sir Gilbert Talbott, for the Yeas, 26.
Sir John Talbott,
Sir Thom. Meres, for the Noes, 42.
Mr. Crouch,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Lyndsey Level.

The Question being propounded, That the Day for hearing of the Matter concerning Lyndsey Level be put off till after the Call of the House;

And the Question being put, That that Question be put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Tellers,

Sir Thom. Allen, for the Yeas, 25.
Mr. Progers,
Sir Robert Carr, for the Noes, 25.
Sir Thom. Meres,

The Number being equal, the Speaker declares with the Yeas.

And the main Question being put, That the Day for hearing of the Matter concerning Lindsey Level be put off till after the Call of the House;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers,

Sir Robert Carr, for the Yeas, 25.
Mr. Marvell,
Sir Thom. Strickland, for the Noes, 25.
Sir Edw. Massey,

The Number being equal, the Speaker declares with the Yeas.

And so it was Resolved, That the Hearing of the Matter concerning Lyndsey Level, appointed for Tuesday next, be adjourned till this Day Fortnight.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord St. John have Leave to go into the Country for a Week.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.