December 1680

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House of Commons Journal Volume 9
16 December 1680

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 16 December 1680', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 680-681. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27843 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sabbati, 16 die Decembris, 1680.

Prayers.

Martin Mey, and Cornelius Steler, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Sandys the younger, and Mr. Stokes, Members of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Hoghton's Marriage Settlement.

A Bill for rectifying several Errors and Mistakes in certain Deeds of Settlement, made upon the Marriage of Sir Charles Hoghton, Baronet, with Mary the Daughter of John Lord Viscount Massareen, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Otway, Mr. Thomas Foley, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Henry Ford, Sir William Poultney, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hord, Sir Philip Parker, Sir George Hungerford, Mr. White, Sir John Hobbart, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Love, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Robert Henley, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Jefferyes, Mr. Slater, Mr. Duboys, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Fra. Winnington, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. England, Mr. Arnold, Sir William Bastard; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Lancaster, Norfolk, and Chester, and the City of Chester: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to summon before them all Parties concerned; and to inspect the several Articles and Settlements mentioned in the Bill: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ecclesiastical Courts.

A Petition of divers Inhabitants in the County of Surrey, against several Proceedings of Ecclesiastical Courts, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to Mr. Onslow, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir William Bastard, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Reynell, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Richard Corbett, Mr. Love, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Treby, Mr. Henley, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Barker, Mr. Papillon, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir James Oxenden, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Hotham, Sir Philip Skippon, Mr. Colt, Mr. Booth, Colonel Jefferyes, Colonel Birch, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Hord, Sir Richard How, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Owen, Mr. Duboys, Mr. Slater, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Freake; or any Five of them; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And all, that come, are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to receive all other Complaints against the Proceedings of any Ecclesiastical Courts: And to bring in a Bill or Bills for regulating the Proceedings of Ecclesiastical Courts.

African Company.

A Petition of Joshua Brooke, and other Merchants, against the Affrican Company, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to a Committee; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Love, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Duboys, Sir William Bastard, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Colonel Birch, Sir Henry Thompson, Sir Robert Markham, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Starkey, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Colt, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir William Waller, Mr. Treby, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Gilbert Gerald, Mr. Burdett, Mr. Cheile, Mr. Foley, Sir John Knight, Mr. Arnold, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Mr. Owen; and all Members that are Merchants; and all the Members that serve for the County of Cornwall, and the several Boroughs therein, or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Tryal of Peers.

Mr. Booth reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Regulating the Tryal of the Peers of England, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to an Amendment to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the same: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read.

And a Motion being made to the House, That a Clause be added, for repeal of the Laws de Scandalis Magnatum;

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, immediately, to withdraw, and prepare such a Clause.

And it is referred to Mr. Trenchard, Sir John Hotham, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Fra. Winnington, Sir George Downing, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Harbord, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir William Jones, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Powle, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Vernon; or any Three of them.

Uniting Protestants.

A Bill for uniting his Majesty's Protestant Subjects to the Church of England, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time on Monday Morning next, after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.

Protestant Dissenters.

A Bill for exempting his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time on Monday Morning next, after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.

Imprisonment of Members impeached.

Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee appointed to consider of Precedents concerning the Imprisoning Members of this House, upon an Impeachment in Parliament, do make Report thereof To-morrow Morning after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.

Protestant Dissenters.

The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for Repeal of the Statute made in the Thirty-fifth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, were twice read; and, upon the Question severally put, were agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir Eliab Harvey do acquaint the Lords, That this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill.

Marlborough, &c. Elections.

Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, touching the Elections for the Boroughs of Marlborough in the County of Wilts, St. Edmundsbury in the County of Suffolk, and Great Marlow in the County of Bucks, be made on Tuesday Morning next.

PapistsOath, &c.

A Petition of Robert Balron, desiring Leave, from this House, to print the Papists Oath of Secrecy, and Litany for Intercession for England.

Ordered, That the said Robert Balron have Liberty, from this House, to print and publish the said Oath of Secrecy, and Litany.

Strictness in Confinement of a person.

Ordered, That the Strictness of Mr. Sherridon's Confinement be taken off, saving only his continuing in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.

Papers to be examined.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine Mr. Sherridon and Mr. Wilson, as also their Papers, and Hand-writings; and to compare the same; and to make Report thereof, with their Opinions therein, upon the Debate, to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Love, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Duboys, Sir William Roberts, Sir Robert Carre, Sir John Carew, and Sir Gilbert Gerald, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Colt, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Wynne, or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to adjourn, and repair to such Place as they shall think fit, for the Service of the House; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Security against Popery.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, further to consider of Ways and Means to secure the Kingdom against Popery and Arbitrary Power.

Tryals of Peers.

Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Clause for Repeal of the Laws made de Scandalis Magnatum, That the Committee had agreed upon a Clause: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

The House resuming the Consideration of the Amendments, this Day reported to be made to the Bill, sent down from the Lords, for the better Regulating the Tryal of Peers:

And the Amendments, being read a Second time, were, upon the Question, . . . . to.

The Clause last reported, being twice read; and agreed to;

Resolved, That the said Clause be added to the said Bill;

And the Bill, with Amendments and Clauses, being read a Third time;

Resolved, That the Bill, thus amended, do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Booth do go up to the Lords with the said Bill and Amendment; and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.

Removing Papists, &c.

A Bill for restraining Papists from coming or residing within the Cities of London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles Distance from the same; and from wearing and having Arms; was read the First time;

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning: And that it be the first Business.

And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.