House of Commons Journal Volume 9
18 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 739-741. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27890 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Jovis, 18 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

Improving Tillage.

A BILL for Improvement of Tillage, and Breed of Cattle, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

Expiring Laws.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect and inquire into what Laws are expired, or near expiring; and to report their Opinions, What Laws are fit to be discontinued; and what to be revived; be revived; and do meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Montague, Mr. Smith, Mr. Coryton, Doctor Perrott, Mr. Ethrick, Sir John Matthews, Mr. Hanses, Sir Roger Lestrange, Sir Roger Cave, Mr. Ryves, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Ashburnham, be added to the said Committee: And the said Committee is impowered to prepare and bring in a Clause or Bill for Regulating of Printing and Printing Presses; and a Clause or Bill for Exportation of Beer, Ale, and Mum; and also a Clause or Bill to revive an Act, made in the Seventh Year of King James the First, against the unseasonable Burning of Moor.

Pellisarii's &c. Nat.

A Bill for Naturalization of Magdalen Pellisarii, and others, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Wye and Lugg Navigation.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for making the Rivers of Wye and Lugg in the County of Hereford navigable.

Rochester, &c. Waterworks.

A Bill for Conveying of fresh Water to Rochester and Chatham, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir John Rowse, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Message from the King-Adjournment and Supply.

A Message from his Majesty, by the Earl of Middleton, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, was delivered in Writing: Which being read to the House, is as follows:

James R

HIS Majesty judges it necessary for the Good of His Service, that the Gentlemen of this House (on whose Loyalty and Affection He depends, where-ever they are) should be present in their respective Countries; and therefore designs there should be a Recess in a very few Days: But because the Rebellion in the West will occasion an extraordinary Expence, His Majesty desires there may be a good Fund of Credit provided, for a present Sum of Money, to answer the immediate Charge His Majesty must be at: And, to the end none of the Bills new depending may be prejudiced, His Majesty is pleased, that this Separation shall be an Adjournment, and for some short time only. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the Eighteenth Day of June 1685.

Supply.

Resolved, That a Supply, not exceeding the Sum of Four hundred thousand Pounds, be given to his Majesty, for his present extraordinary Occasions.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Franklyn;

Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.

Exporting Leather.

Mr. Speaker, the Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have passed Two Bills; the One intituled, An Act to enable his Majesty to make Grants and Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made: The other intituled, An Act for Transporting of Leather; which was sent up from this House; with an Amendment; to which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

Resolved, That the Consideration of his Majesty's Message, this Day sent to this House, be referred to a Committee of the whole House.

Supply.

Resolved, That this House will, according to the Order made Yesterday, immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of a further Supply for his Majesty's present extraordinary Occasions, and of his Majesty's Message.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of his Majesty's Message, and of a Supply for his Majesty's present extraordinary Occasions, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon a Resolve: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, is as follows:

Resolved, That the House be moved, That a Committee be appointed to bring in an Estimate, What new Buildings intended to be taxed will raise at One Year's Value.

And an Amendment being made in the said Resolve, at the Table, by adding the Words "pursuant to the Vote of this House," after the Word "taxed," before the Words "and will;" and by adding the Word "full" after the Word "Years," and before the Word "Value;"

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee (with the said Amendments).

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to bring in an Estimate of what new Buildings, intended to be taxed pursuant to the Vote of this House, will raise at One Year's full Value.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bonython, Sir Antho. Dean, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Clinkard, Mr. Common Serjeant, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Per. Bertie, Mr. Parsons, Marquis Worcester, Sir James Butler, Mr. Corryton, Mr. Courtney, Colonel Finch, Mr. Guy, Lord Willoughby, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Tipping, Sir William Wren, Lord Preston, Sir Winston Church, Colonel Oglethorpe, Sir Hen. Marwood, Mr. Serjeant Wynn, Mr. Hewer, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Alderman Duncomb, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Surveyor, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Fra. Clarke, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Gilbert Clark, Mr. Done, Sir John Ernle, Sir Wm. Gulston, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Peter Daniel, Mr. Awbry, Sir Wm. Maynard, Lord Falkland, Mr. Richard Graham, Mr. Cooke, Sir Wm. Trumball, Sir Cha. Rawley, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Cha. Gaudy, Lord Digby, Mr. Fox, Mr. Fanshaw, Mr. Hawtrey, Mr. Paston, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Bridgman; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

French Wines, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Roger North do prepare and bring in a Bill for taking off the Prohibition of the Importation of French Wines and Vinegar.

Exporting Leather.

The Amendment made by the Lords to the ingrossed Bill, sent up from this House, for the Exportation of Leather, was twice read, and is as follows:

Line 26, instead of the Word "Seven," insert the Word "Three."

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Ordered, That Sir Edmund Jennings, do carry up the said Bill; and acquaint the Lords with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendment.

Rebuilding St. Paul's

A Bill towards Repairing and Rebuilding of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Clandestine Marriages,

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act to disable Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians; and against their untimely marrying after the Decease of their Fathers; was read a Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Etherick, for the Yeas, 171.
Sir Winston Churchill,
Tellers, Mr. Gwyn, for the Noes, 96.
Mr. Kinaston,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir Thomas Dyke, Sir Tho. Norton, Mr. Browne, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lord Vaughan, Sir Fra. Clarke, Mr. Paston, Mr. Ash, Mr. Done, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Hanses, Mr. Gwyn, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Chudleigh, Sir Hen. Bedingfield, Lord Castleton, Colonel Strode, Lord Bruce, Sir James Butler, Mr. Christy, Sir Edward Nevill, Mr. Wild, Mr. Tipping, Dr. Brady, Mr. Webb, Dr. Davenant, Sir George Winneve, Marquis Worcester, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Lee, Mr. Hodges, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Charles Gawdy, Sir Char. Holt, Sir Antho. Deane, Mr. Freake, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Beare, Mr. Smith, Mr. Dolben, Sir Tho. Exton, Sir Dan. Fleming, Sir Wm. Trumball, Mr. North, Mr. Ethrick, Sir Richard Lloyd, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Cha. Rawley, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Falkland, Lord Buckleigh, Lord Willoughby, Mr. Bowles; or any Eight of them: And all that come are to have Voices: And the Care thereof is particularly recommended to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, to take care of the Bill: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

French Commodities.

A Bill for repealing certain Clauses in an Act made 29° and 30° of King Charles the Second, for prohibiting several French Commodities, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Exporting Wool.

A Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Seymour, Sir Hugh Ackland, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Bull, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Kelland, Sir Haswell Tynt, Mr. Christy, Sir John Knatchbull, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Peregrine Bertie, Mr. Hanses, Sir Wm. Twisden, Sir Deny Ashburnham, Sir Hen. Marwood, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Lee, Sir Orlando Gee, Lord Falkland, Sir Fra. Clark, Sir John Ernley, Mr. Sandford, Sir John Banks, Mr. Palmer, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Steph. Fox, Sir Metcalfe Robinson, Serjeant Maynard, Sir John Fagg, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Rich. Bertye, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Wareing, Mr. Ryves, Mr. Freake, Sir James Butler, Mr. Mellish, Sir Antho. Chester, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Dolben, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Cha. Bertie, Marquis Worcester: 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 they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Recovery of Tythes.

An ingrossed Bill for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, was read the Third time.

And an ingrossed Proviso being presented to the House, to be added to the said Bill;

The said Proviso was read Three times.

Resolved, That the Proviso be made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Proviso, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, and other Dues, by Rectors and Vicars.

Ordered, That Sir John Lowther do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

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