House of Commons Journal Volume 9
3 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 3 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 725-727. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27879 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 3 die Junii, 1685. 1Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

St. James' Parish.

ORDERED, That the Bill for the new Parish of St. James in the County of Middlesex, be read To-morrow Morning.

Esselbron's &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the House of Lords, for the Naturalization of John Esselbron, and others, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Coinage.

A Bill for reviving Two former Acts concerning Coinage, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Lindsey Levell.

A Petition of Sir Henry Herne and Sir William Killegrew, in Behalf of themselves, and others, Participants in Lindsey Levell, was read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Draining of Lindsey Levell.

Recovery of Tythes.

A Bill for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, and other Dues, by Rectors and Vicars, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. Ann's Parish.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to build a Church for the new Parish of St. Ann's, late Parcel of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, at the Charge of the Parishioners.

Earl of Cleveland's Creditors.

A Bill for reviving several Acts made for the Relief of the Creditors of the late Earl of Cleveland being presented to the House;

Ordered, That the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Grantham Election.

A Petition of Sir William Ellis Baronet, touching the Election for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Thetford Election.

A Petition of the Burgesses and Common Council of the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norfolk, touching the Election of the said Borough; and a Petition of Henry Heveningham Esquire, touching the same Election, were read.

An Indenture being offered to the House, whereby Sir Joseph Williamson was alleged to be elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford; and which was said to have been tendered to the Mayor, to be by him returned with the Precept, but refused by him;

And a Motion being made, That the Witnesses might be called in to prove the Indentures at the Bar of this House;

The Question being put, That the Witnesses be called in;

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Sir Henry Goodrick, for the Yeas, 167.
Sir John Talbot,
Tellers, Sir Cha. Windham, for the Noes, 172.
Colonel Strode,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Merits of the Election for Thetford be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, on Saturday Sevennight.

Exporting Leather.

An ingrossed Bill for reviving an Act for Exporting of Leather, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Resolved, That the Title be, An Act for reviving a former Act for Exporting of Leather.

Ordered, That Sir Edmund Jennings do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Supply Bill; Duties on Wines, &c.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar imported between the Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand Six hundred Eighty-five, and the Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand Six hundred Ninety-three, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Resolved, That the Title be, An Act for granting to his Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar imported between the Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand Six hundred Eighty-five, and the Twentyfourth Day of June One thousand Six hundred Ninety-three.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Callington Election.

A Petition of Samuel Rolls Esquire, touching the Election for the Borough of Callington in the County of Cornwall, was read.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend the House, To-morrow Morning, with the Return for Callington, in the County of Cornwall.

Exporting Wool.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to mitigate the Penalties of the Law against Exporting of Wool.

Woollen Manufacture.

Ordered, That the Bill for Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, be read To-morrow Morning after Ten of the Clock.

Carriages for the King.

A Bill for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty, in his Royal Progress and Removals, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Hoskins, Mr. Dolben, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Aubery, Mr. Essex Strode, Lord Ancram, Mr. North, Sir John Chichley, Mr. Bridgman, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Duncombe, Mr. Christy, Mr. Onslow, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Barty, Sir Chris. Musgrave, Mr. Smith, Lord Falkland, Marquis Worcester, Mr. Pope, Mr. Beare, Colonel Strode, Lord Preston, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Kingdon, Sir James Butler, Mr. Done, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Knatchbull, Sir Will. Twisden, Sir Edw. Mansell, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Walden, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Sir John Fagg, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir John Reresby, Sir Daniel Fleming, Sir John Warden, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Tho. Meres, or any Eight of them: 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.

Plimpton Election.

A Petition of Sir George Treby, touching the Election for the Borough of Plimpton in the County of Devon, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Colchester Election.

A Petition of Samuel Reignolds Esquire, touching the Election for the Borough of Colchester in the County of Essex, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Hutchinson's Lamps.

A Petition of Samuel Hutchinson Gentleman, was read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for granting to the said Mr. Hutchinson the Benefit of the Invention of Lights and Lamps, as is desired.

Meller's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill to enable Edward Meller Esquire, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, be read To-morrow Morning.

Army Accounts.

Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Windham, Sir Antho. Deane, Captain Tufton, Marquis of Worcester, Alderman Duncombe, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Accompts of the Commissioners for disbanding the late Forces.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Baptist Noel Esquire, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

New Maltor Election.

A Petition of the Bailiff, Burgesses, and Inhabitants, of New Malton in the County of York, touching the Election for the said Borough, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Hyth Election.

The House being informed, That Mr. Julius Deeds, Mayor of the Borough and Port of Hyth in the County of Kent, hath returned himself a Baron to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough and Port:

Ordered, That the said Mr. Deeds have Notice to attend in his Place, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend this House, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, with the Return for the Port of Hyth, in the County of Kent.

Leave of Absence.

A Motion being made, That Sir John Fagg, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country; And the Question being put, That he have such Leave; It passed in the Negative.

Importing Candles.

A Petition of the Company of Tallow Chandlers of London, was read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the Importation of foreign-wrought Tallow Candles.

Great Marlow Election.

A Petition of Sir James Etheridge Knight, touching the Election for the Borough of Great Marlow in the County of Bucks, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Committee for Journals.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of this House, and to report what they think fit to be expunged, be revived: And that Marquis Worcester, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Worden, Lord Ancram, Sir Wm. Clifton, Mr. North, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Porter, Sir Anth. Deane, Sir Philip Egerton, Lord Digby, Mr. Hanses, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Aubery, Mr. Bonithon, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Chiffinch, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Newburgh, Lord Bruce, Sir Nath. Johnson, Mr. Coryton, Sir Will. Clifton, Mr. Pepys, Sir John Key, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Dudley North, Sir Nic. Bacon, Colonel Strangeways, Colonel Windham, Mr. Williams, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Roger L' Estrange, Lord Clifford, Sir James Butler, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Antho. Deane, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Lee . . . . . .

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