Die Jovis, 18 Novembris, 1669, 21 Car. II.
ISabella Beovey did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance
and Supremacy before the Speaker, at the Clerk's
Table, in order to her Naturalization.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee of Privileges and Elections; viz. Mr.
Francis Buller, Mr. Love, Sir Jeoffery Shackerly, Sir
Thom. Hanmer, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Thom. Morris, Sir
Richard Oatlcy, Sir Thom. Lee.
A Bill to improve the Art of Navigation was read the
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr.
Pleydall, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Sir
Thomas Lee, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir
Edm. Windham, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Gilbert Talbott,
Colonel Kirkby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Morris, Mr.
Orme, Mr. Churchill, Sir John Lowther, Lord Rosse,
Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Thom. Doleman,
Col. Birch, Sir Richard Everard, Col. Williams, Sir Wm.
Heyward, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Pepis, Lord Ancram, Sir
Robert Holmes, Sir Jo. Norton, Sir James Thyn, Sir Winston Churchill: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Lady Lee's Estate.
A Bill for settling the Differences between the Lady
Eliz. Lee, and the Daughters and Coheirs of Sir Thomas
Pope, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Walter Saint John, Sir Richard
Francklyn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Col.
Hollis, Col. Phillips, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Crouch,
Mr. Clarke, Mr. Chichley, Mr. Hen. Baynton, Sir Thom.
Lee, Mr. Cheyne, Lord Cornbury, Lord Fanshaw, Sir
Jo. Ernley, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir
Anth. Irby, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Edm. Wyndham,
Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Allen Broadrick, Sir Edm. Powle,
Sir John Coventry, Mr. Sam. Sandys, Mr. Dowdeswell,
Mr. Collingwood, Serj. Mainard, Mr. Hen. Seymour, Mr.
Packer, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Marvel, Sir John Talbott, Sir Fran. Compton, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Jo. Northcote,
Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Geo.
Mountague, Mr. Wren, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Vaughan, Sir
Thomas Wendy, Mr. George Low, Sir John Morton, Sir
Jo. Holman, Mr. Hobby, Sir James Thyn, Sir Humfry
Wynch, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Wm.
Heyward, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir * Harcourt, Lord
Allington, Sir Robert Worsley, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Mr.
Attorney Mountague, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Crooke, Sir Anth.
Cope, Sir Herbert Price, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Daniell,
and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Oxon
and Northampton: And it is recommended to Mr. Mountague to take care of the Bill: And they are to meet
To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for continuing the Act to suppress seditious
Conventicles was committed, a Vote and Opinion of the
Committee: Which he read; and is as followeth; viz.
That it be specially reported to the House, that this
Committee is informed, that there are divers Conventicles and other seditious Meetings in Westminster near
the Parliament, where great Numbers of evil-affected
Persons frequently meet; which, this Committee conceives, is not only an Affront to the present Government,
but also of imminent Danger to both Houses of Parliament, and the Peace of the Kingdom:
And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to
receive Informations touching Conventicles and other
Meetings of factious and disaffected Persons; and to inquire whether they have stirred up the People, or held
Councils, or acted any thing, against the Government
and Laws of this Kingdom; and wherein, and from
whence they have had Encouragement: And to report
the Matter to the House; viz. Sir Robert Carr, Sir Adam
Browne, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Colonel Hollis,
Mr. Street, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Jo. Morley,
Sir Thom. Strickland, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Garraway, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir
Hugh Windham, Col. Fran. Windham, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir
John Coventry, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Christop. Musgrave,
Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Col. Kirkby, Sir Nico. Steward, Sir
Robert Worsley, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Allen Apsley,
Mr. Strickland, Sir Jeoffery Shackerley, Col. Williams, Mr.
Milward, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Jo. Robinson, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Col. Whitley, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir
John Talbott, Col. Reames, Sir Thom. Tomkins, Sir Thom.
Doleman, Sir Walter Young, Sir Solom. Swale, Lord Fansham, Dr. Burrell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir
Allen Brodrick, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Lord Cornbury, Sir
Thom. Woodcock, Mr. Chichley, Col. Sandys, Sir Nico. Cary,
Sir Thom. Cary, Mr. Williamson, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir
Ralph Bancks, Mr. Finch, Col. Birch, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir
Charles Wheeler, Sir Jo. Heath, Mr. Wren, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr.
Morgan, Sir Anth. Irby, Lord Cavendish, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Lord Allington, Col. Phillips: And they are to meet
at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Declaration to adhere to Church and State.
Upon the former Vote passed; and the Committee appointed; and further Debate of the Matter;
The House doth declare it their Resolution, that they
will adhere to his Majesty in the Maintenance of the
Government of the Church and State, as it is now established, against all Enemies whatsoever.
Privilege- Reflections on a Member.
Sir Fretchvile Hollis informs the House, that he had
been reflected upon for Words spoken in the House, by
Mr. Offley, to this Effect; viz. That in opposing a Bill
concerning the Lady Lee, it was basely and unworthily
done: And that there was one Mr. Soames at the Door,
who could testify to the Words.
Mr. Soames was called in to the Bar of the House; and
examined thereunto: Who said, that, being in the Chamber of Mr. Offley's, about Three or Four Days ago, he
heard Mr. Offley express Words to this Effect: That it
was a very unworthy and unhandsome Action of Sir
Fretchvile Hollis, in opposing the Bill concerning the
The House being informed, That Mr. Offley was at the
Door, he was called in; and examined to the Matter
charged against him: Who denied, that he ever spoke
any such Words, directly or indirectly, in reference to
any Debate or Bill depending in this House.
Upon the Debate of the whole Matter;
Resolved, That the further Examination of this Matter concerning Mr. Offley, be referred to the Committee
of Privileges: That they proceed therein on Saturday
next; summoning the Parties before them to be heard
and examined thereunto; and report the same to the
Sir Wm. Lowther informs the House, that he had
Books and Papers in his Hands, relating to publick Accounts.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lowther deliver the said Books
and Papers into the Hands of the Commissioners of Accompts.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report of the
Commissioners for Accounts be adjourned till Saturday
Morning next: And the Commissioners are desired to
be then present.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.