House of Commons Journal Volume 9
26 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 26 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 749-750. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27897 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Veneris, 26 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

Insolvent Debtors.

A BILL for Relief of Poor Prisoners for Debt, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Ditto.

A Bill for Relief and Discharge of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Improving Tillage.

An ingrossed Bill for the Improvement of Tillage.

And an ingrossed Proviso, Yesterday presented to the House, to be added to the Bill, and which was ordered to lie on the Table, being now again read;

And an Amendment being made to the Proviso at the Table;

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An additional Act for the Improvement of Tillage.

Resolved, That Mr. Awbery do carry the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Newcastle under Line Election.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Merits of the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Newcastle under Line, be put off: And that the same be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, on the Second Friday of the Sitting of the House, after the intended Recess of this Parliament.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

The House then, according to their Order Yesterday made, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edward Herbert took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Lords agree to Bills.

A Message from the Lords by Sir Adam Oateley and Dr. Edsbury;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, that they have passed the several Bills following, sent up from this House; viz. One, intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty an Imposition on all French Linen, and all East India Linen, and several other Manufactures of India; and on all French wrought Silks and Stuffs, and on all other wrought Silks; and on all Brandy imported after the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred Eighty-and-five, and before the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred and Ninety: And another, intituled, An Act for repealing certain Clauses in an Act of Parliament made in the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of the Reign of his late Majesty, for prohibiting French Commodities; without any Alterations.

House reminded of a Bill.

Their Lordships have likewise commanded us to put this House in mind of a Bill, formerly sent down from the Lords to this House, intituled, An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers and Guardians; and against their untimely Marriage after the Decease of their Fathers.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

The House then again resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill for Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edward Herbert took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.-

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuell Clark and the Clerk of the Crown;

Bangor Cathedral.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Repair of the Cathedral Church of Bangor, and for the Maintenance of the Choir there; and for the Augmentation of the Revenue of the Bishoprick of Bangor: And also for an Augmentation of several Vicarages within the Comportions of Llandinum in the Diocese of Bangor aforesaid: To which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. Ann's Parish.

They have likewise commanded us to acquaint this House, That their Lordships have passed a Bill sent up from this House, intituled, An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Ann's, within the Liberty of Westminster, to erect a Church to be the Parish Church there, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rebuilding St. Paul's.

Their Lordships have likewise passed a Bill, sent them up from this House, intituled, An Act for Rebuilding, Finishing, and Adorning of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, without any Alteration.

St. Ann's Parish.

The Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to be made to the Bill for enabling the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Ann's, within the Liberty of Westminster, to erect a Church to be the Parish Church there, being thrice severally read;

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

Ordered, That Sir Edmund Jennings do carry up the Bill, amended, to the Lords.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

The House then again resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to prooceed further in the Consideration of the Bill for Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edward Herbert took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ship-building

Mr. North reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for encouraging the Building of Ships in England was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made, and a Clause and Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice severally read, were, with an Amendment made at the Table, upon the Question put, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That the said Clause and Proviso be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, Clause, and Proviso, be ingrossed.

Lords agree to Bills.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuel Clark and Sir Adam Oatly;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Two Bills, sent up from this House; the one intituled, An Act for Naturalizing Magdalen Pellisary, and others; the other, An Act for reviving and continuing Two former Acts for Encouragement of Coinage; without any Alteration.

Clandestine Marriages.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers and Guardians, and against their untimely Marriage after the Decease of their Fathers, was committed, be revived; and do meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Expiring Laws.

Ordered, That Mr. Awbery do go up to the Lords, and put them in mind of a Bill, sent up to them from this House, intituled, An Act to revive and continue several Acts therein mentioned.

Woollen Manufacture.

A Bill for Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof, was read the Second time.

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Ten of the Clock To-morrow Morning.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

The House then again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill for the Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edward Herbert took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Lowther, Mr. North, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Etherick, Mr. Tipping, Dr. Brady, or any Three of them, be impowered to prepare and bring in a Clause to be added to the Bill for Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government; That none shall move, in either House of Parliament, for Alteration of the Succession of the Crown in the right Line.

Worthenbury Parish.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to sever the Church of Worthenbury from the Parish of Bangor in the County of Flint.

Perjury.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Suppressing of Perjury.

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