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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 3 March 1698

Pages 138-142

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Jovis, 3 die Martii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Resumption of Grants.

A PETITION of Henry Earl of Thomond, an Infant, by the Right Honourable the Lady Henrietta O Bryan, his Mother and Guardian, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That divers of the Petitioner's Tenants in Ireland were Principals in the late Rebellion there; whereby the Petitioner has not only lost his Rent for many Years, but had his Houses burnt, and his Stock and Goods carried away, by his rebellious Tenants, who have forfeited their Leases and Estates to the Petitioner, and the King, of whom the Petitioner hopes to obtain a Surrender, in consideration of the Petitioner's Sufferings: And praying, That a Clause may be inserted in the Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interest, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688, whereby his Majesty may, if he pleases, bestow on the Petitioner a Surrender of his Tenants forfeited Leases, as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Resumption of Grants.

A Petition of Nicolas Fitz Gerald was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was outlawed, as being a Rebel, in Ireland; but obtained a Reversal thereof having never been in Arms there: And praying a, saving Clause for him in the Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th of February 1688.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Lady Ellen Aylmer, in behalf of herself, and her Two Sons, Sir Justin and Luke Aylmer, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That her late Husband, Sir Fitz-Gerald Aylmer, settled his Estate, and secured a Jointure to the Petitioner; and died in 1685: But her said Two Sons, being very young, were sent, before the late Rebellion in Ireland, into France for Education; and they and their Mother were outlawed in Ireland; which is since reversed by the King's Order, and the Petitioners restored to their Estates: And praying, That the Bill depending in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688, may not prejudice the Petitioners now Titles to their Estates.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, Tawers, Fellmongers, and Leather-dressers, of the ancient Borough of Milborn-Port, in the County of Somersett, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Tanners, Tawers, and Makers of Leather, inhabiting within the Barony of Kendall, in the County of Westmorland, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they have, for many Years past, got a Livelihood by their several Trades; but they are now so impoverished and discouraged by the Act for laying a Duty upon Leather, that, if it be continued, they shall not be able to subsist: And praying, That the said Duty may be taken off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Tiverton Work-house.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting an Hospital and Work-house in Tiverton, in the County of Devon, is committed, That they have Power to receive a Clause to enforce the Act lately made for erecting Work-houses at Bristoll, and employing the Poor there.

Servants of Charles II.

A Petition of Francis *, Henry Eeles, Edmund Woodward, Edward White, Thomas Marlow, Edward Goldegay, and John Eeles, in behalf of themselves, and several other Servants of his late Majesty King Charles the IId, which were actually in his said Majesty's Service at the time of his Death, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, That * * * *.

Bishop of Chichester's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable John Lord Bishop of Chichester to make Leases of certain Houses and Grounds, belonging to the Bishoprick of Chichester, situate in Chaneery-lane, for a competent Number of Years, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Henry Dutton Colt, Sir Robert Burdett, Dr. Oxenden, Mr, Pocklington, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Henly, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Ashby, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Foley, Sir Matth. Andrews, Sir Henry Goff, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Harley, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Fleming, Sir Edw. Abney, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Holt, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Colt, Sir Tho. Roberts, Sir Cloudsly Shovell, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Watlington, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr. Hoblyn, Sir Henry Parker, Mr. Clark, Mr. Brotherton, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Palmes, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Gery, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Ashby, Mr. Harley, Mr. Pinnell, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. England, Mr. Slater: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Bishop of Chichester's Estate.

A Petition of Nicolas Clark senior, and Nicolas Clark junior, in behalf of themselves, and several others, Proprietors of several Houses and Grounds in and near Chancerylane, and White's-alley, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in the House to enable John Lord Bishop of Chichester to make Leases of certain Houses and Grounds belonging to the Bishoprick of Chichester, situate in Chancery-lane: That the Petitioners have long been Tenants to the said Bishoprick; who will be greatly prejudiced, and the Profits of the Successors of the said Bishoprick diminished, in case the said Bill should pass: And praying, That they may be heard, before the same do pass.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Hudson's-Bay Company.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England, trading to Hudson's Bay, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Mr. Edward Harley do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Duties on Earthenware.

A Petition of several Masters and working Pot-makers, on behalf of themselves, and the poor Pot-makers of England, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, . . . . their Trade was ever poor; yet many Hundreds were so employed therein, as in a mean way to maintain themselves and Families; but the late Duties have so lessened the Consumption of their Manufacture, that many are thereby brought to the Charge of the Parish, and others must unavoidably come to Ruin in a short time: And praying, That their poor Condition may be considered, and some Way found out for their Relief.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Glass-makers of the Town of Stourbridge is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Privilege.

A Complaint being made to the House, That Mr. Tho. Wells, an Attorney at Law, had caused Robert Spencer, Servant to Sir Robert Burdett, a Member of this House, to be arrested in several Actions, one at the Suit of Catharine Smith, and another at the Suit of William Busby, and detains him in Custody, notwithstanding he knows him to be the said Sir Robert Burdett's Servant, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Jennings have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Estates given to superstitious Uses.

A Bill for the better Discovery of Estates given to superstitious Uses, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Digby, Mr. England, Mr. Pendarvis, Mr. Fuller, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Moncton, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Foley, Mr. Granville, Mr. Holt, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Archer, Sir Robert Burdett, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Mason, Mr. Baldwyn, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Phil. Butler, Mr. Norris, Dr. Oxenden, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Pagitt, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Turgis, Mr. Brewer, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Edward Harley, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir John Phillips, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Owen, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Norris, Mr. Wortley, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Harley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Hamond, Lord Ashley, Mr. Henly, Mr. Burrington, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Blake, Mr. Pocklington: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of William Dockwra and John Freeman, which was ordered to lie upon the Table until the Bill was read a Second time, be referred to the said Committee.

Estates given to superstitious Uses.

A Petition of Thomas Bray, Doctor in Divinity, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by the Advice and Encouragement of several of the Clergy and Gentry of this Kingdom, the Petitioner, for some Years past, hath made it his Business to promote and propagate the true reformed Religion in Maryland, and other his Majesty's Colonies in America; to perfect which Work, he thinks it adviseable to provide good Books in Divinity, being the most proper Inducements to learned and pious Divines to go over in the Service of the Church, to render them serviceable in their Ministry, when there; the Petitioner, with the Assistance of pious, charitable Persons, having already sent over to the Value of 1,000 l. in the most valuable Books in Divinity, to be a standing Foundation for the promoting Christianity in those Parts: That there being a Bill depending in the House for the better Discovery of Estates given to superstitious Uses; and there being still wanting many necessary Provisions for the completing so great a Work, as the establishing Schools, &c.; he prays, That some Part of the said Estates may be set apart, or some other Provision may be made, for the good Ends and Purposes aforesaid.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That the Overplus of the said Estates discovered, after the Discoverers Share deducted, and the said Petitions considered, be appropriated for the Maintenance of sick and wounded Seamen.

Poor Relief.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for explaining an Act, made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom:

And the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

2d Skin, 13 L. after "Certificate," add, "or the Children of such Person, born in that Parish."

L. 16. for "any," read "a."

L. 17. for "any," read "some."

The First Amendment being read a Second time, 2d. Skin, 13 L.;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons, to be offered to the Lords, at a Conference, for disagreeing to the said Amendment.

And it is referred to Mr. Pagitt, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Watlington, Mr. Palmes, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Sir John Phillips, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Cowper, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Hoblyn, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Elwill, Lord Ashley, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Blake, Sir Robert Cotton; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

The Second and Third Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir William Rich have Leave to go into the Country for Fourteen Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax have Leave to go into the Country for a Week, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Privilege.

Mr. Norris reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter, as it appeared to the said Committee, touching the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege against Antony Hammond Esquire, by arresting Eliz. Davis, his menial Servant; and the Resolutions of the said Committee thereupon; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

Upon the Complaint made to the House, and referred to the Committee, against John Farmer and Joseph Barrenton, Followers to John Hunt, a Bailiff, for forcing into the House of Antony Hamond Esquire, and arresting Eliz. Davis, his menial Servant, at the Suit of Samuel Hoyle, in Breach of the Privilege of the House;

The Committee have examined the Witnesses, and heard the Parties.

That the First Witness produced was Tho. Davis, Brother to Eliz. Davis who was arrested: Who said, That after his Sister was arrested she sent for him, and he found her, locked up in an upper Room at the Ball in Middle-row, near Holborne Bars, detained as a Prisoner by John Farmer.

And the said Thomas Davis said, That the said John Farmer owned, That he and Joseph Barrenton had arrested her in Mr. Hammond's House, and had brought her thither; and further said, That he knew the said Eliz. Davis to be Mr. Hammond's Cook-maid; and that Mr. Hammond was a Housekeeper: That when he told the Bailiffs, That Mr. Hammond was a Parliament-man, they said, If he would bail her, she might go home with him.

Eliz. Davis, being examined herself, said, She was a Servant to Mr. Hammond by the Year, and hath been so Three Quarters of a Year: That the Bailiffs watched her coming into her Master's House, and called her up-stairs; and then told her they had a Writ against her, and carried her away: And said, She believed they knew her to be Mr. Hammond's Servant, because they staid for her over the Way; and that they kept her an Hour after she told one of the Bailiffs her Master was a Parliament-man.

Mr. Hoyle denied, That he knew Mr. Hammond to be a Parliament-man; and took the said Eliz. Davis to be above the Degree of a Servant, having several Houses: And said, The Debt was contracted for Law-charges; and Part of it in her Husband's Life-time.

John Farmer and Joseph Barrenton did not deny but they arrested the said Eliz. Davis; but denied, That they knew Mr. Hamond to be a Member of Parliament; and set her at Liberty as soon as they were told it: And Barrenton said, He was a common Follower to any Bailiff that would employ him; and Farmer told him at first, when he was to arrest her, That she was a Market-woman: And, as soon as they knew Mr. Hammond was a Parliament-man, they discharged her, and it cost her nothing.

That the Committee came to these Resolutions; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Samuel Hoyle is guilty of a Breach of Privilege, in causing Eliz. Davis, a menial Servant to Antony Hammond Esquire, a Member of this House, to be arrested at his Suit.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That John Farmer and Joseph Barrenton, Bailiffs Followers, are guilty of a Breach of Privilege, in arresting Eliz. Davis, a menial Servant to Anthony Hammond Esquire, a Member of this House, in his own Dwelling-house, at the Suit of Samuel Hoyle.

The said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the said Samuel Hoyle be, for the said Breach of Privilege, taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Ordered, That the said John Farmer and Joseph Barrenton be, for the said Breach of Privilege, taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Privilege of a Member in a Suit.

Mr. Norris also reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter, as it appeared to the Committee, upon the Petition of Sir Bouchier Wray, the Lady Salusbury, and the Lady Williams; and upon the Complaint of the Breach of Privilege against Arthur Owen Esquire; and the Resolutions of the Committee thereupon; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

That the Petition of Sir Bouchier Wray sets forth a forcible Entry made by Mr. Owen, and his Servants, at Two several times, viz. in March and December last, upon a capital House called Vainoll, devised by Sir Wm. Williams, deceased, to the Petitioner; at the First of which times, there was carried away several Writings concerning the said Estate.

To prove the First Part of the said Petition, several Witnesses were called; viz.

Mr. White, Dorothy Davis, Edward Williams: Who testified, That, in March last, Colonel Owen, with one Hill the younger, and one William Wynn. and others, came, and forcibly put out of Possession William White, who then kept Possession for Mr. Bulkley his Master, of the capital House called Vainoll; and kept Possession of the personal Estate for Sir Wm. Williams' Executors: That, at the same time, Mr. Owen turned out several other Servants; and there was carried away Four Trunks, which, they said, contained Writings. And

Dorothy Davis said, When she came back to the House, the being out when Mr. Owen first came, she found Mr. Owen, and several others, in the House; and the Cabinet, Escritoire, and Dressing-table, in the Lady Williams' Chamber, broke, which was not so when she went out. And

Edward Williams said, That Mr. Owen had caused to be cut down Thirteen Oaks, Nine Ashes; and that Twenty very small Walnut-trees were missing after Mr. Owen had taken Possession. And

John Parry and John Evans said, That Mr. Owen made use of all the Plate, Linen, and Meat and Drink, in the House, and particularly of what was provided for the Funeral of Sir William Williams: And that Sir Wm. Williams' Corpse, when brought down into the Country, his Executors had not the Liberty of Vaenoll House to lay it in; but made use of the Bishop of Bangor's House for that Purpose. And

Dorothy Davis said, She particularly took notice, That William Wynn was there, on behalf of Mr. Owen.

As to the other Part of the Petition, that relates to the Acting of Mr. Owen's Servants in December last; they likewise called several Witnesses; viz.

Privilege of a Member in a Suit.

Edward Williams, John Thomas, John Parry: By whose Evidence it appeared, That Possession had been delivered by the Sheriff on the 1st Day of December last, to the Lessee of Sir Bouchier Wray: And that, the last Day of the said Month, one John Parry being in the Possession of the capital House at Vaenoll, to keep Possession for Sir Bouchier Wray, about Thirty or Forty Persons; of whom were named by the Witnesses, Wm. Williams, Tho. Pritchard, John Evans, Richard Owen, Richard Jones, David Lloyd, Tho. Hughes, Eliz. Hughes, Griffith Rowland, Wm. Ap Evans, Stephen Jones, Edward Stevens, Tho. Parry, John Hill, Tho. Davis, and Hugh Morgan; came about Five a Clock in the Morning, pretending to be Servants or Agents to Mr. Owen; and, as the said John Parry was opening the Door, one of them put a Stick between the Door, and forced in upon him, and threw him down; and turned him, and several others that were in the House for Sir Bouchier Wray, out of Possession, and put the Cattle out of the Grounds.

John Glynn said, He was, on the 1st of December last, with the Under-Sheriff, and saw him deliver Possession to one Hughes, Lessee for Sir BouchierWray; but was obliged to give the Under-Sheriff Twenty Guineas, and a Bond of 500 l. to save him harmless.

That, the 18th of the last Month, he and Hughes went to Vaenoll; and Hughes demanded Possession; and Two Men said, They kept Possession for Mr. Owen: And he said, He saw Arthur Owen upon the Horns of the Castle in the Grounds.

Mr. Ja. Foster said, He was concerned in the Exchequer for Sir Bouchier Wray; and that he was cautioned, by some Agents for Sir Bouchier Wray, how he did proceed; for his Client did insist upon Privilege: But his Client brought him the Vote of this House; and then he proceeded: And that Sir Wm. Williams did tell the Court, The Defendant was a Member of Parliament, and did insist upon Privilege; or to that Effect.

The Counsel for Mr. Owen, in Answer to what had been said on the other Side, called, as Witnesses, Mr. Wm. Wynne, and Thomas Davis: But they having been charged, by the Petitioner's Witnesses, as acting for Mr. Owen in the Matters complained of; and Thomas Davis being particularly charged in Sir Bouchier Wray's Petition; and the Counsel declaring, They had no Witnesses but what were under the same Circumstances; the Committee came to these Resolutions; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Servants of Arthur Owen Esquire are guilty of the forcible Entry on the 31 of December last, set forth in the Petition of Sir Bouchier Wray Baronet.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Arthur Owen Esquire, in the Matter of the said forcible Entry and Detainer, ought to have no Privilege of Parliament.

As to the Petition of Dame Jane Salusbury:

That it was read in the Committee: and, after Reading thereof, the Counsel were ordered to be called in; but nobody appeared to prosecute the same: And the Committee was of Opinion, That there was no Matter of Privilege in the said Petition:

That the Matters upon the Petition of the Lady Williams; and also upon the Complaint of Mr. Owen, so far as related to Mr. Bulkly and Mr. Wynne, named in the said Complaint are accommodated:

So that no Evidence was produced to the Committee, as to those Matters:

That the other Persons, that were by Name complained of, were Charles Monson Esquire, John Evans, and Hugh Evans.

And, as to them, the Counsel called William Wynne to give an Account how the Possession of Vaenoll was at first, after the Death of Sir William Williams: But that being opposed by the Counsel of the other Side, as amounting to the Proof of what he was before not admitted a good Witness to; and thereupon he was waved as to that Point.

Then the said Complaint, being against several Persons, named in the Order, and others, Mr. Owen insisted, That Mr. Price was one meant by the Word "others," in that Order; and would have examined Mr. Wynne, as to some Matters relating to Mr. Price: But, Mr. Price not having any Notice, the Committee were of Opinion, That he ought not then to be admitted as a Witness against Mr. Price, or against any other not named in the Order of the House, by which the Complaint of Mr. Owen was referred to them.

The Counsel for Mr. Owen then proceeded to give Evidence against the particular Persons named in the Order: And, for that, they called

Hugh Morgan: Who pretended at first, he could not speak English; but a Witness being produced against him, that proved, he could, he afterwards gave his Evidence in English; which was to this Effect.

That he heard Mr. Owen's Servants were beaten by Hugh Evans: And Mr. Owen sent a Warrant to him for the Apprehending of the said Hugh Evans; and that Hugh Evans cocked his Pistol against him, and threatened to kill him; and said, That Mr. Owen was a Rebel; and threatened to cut Sir William Williams' Head as a Calt's Head.

William Wynn said, That he reckoned himself a menial Servant of Mr. Owen's for Twelve Months past; and was sometimes at Mr. Owen's House, and made his Leases, and did other Business for him: That he received Wages from Mr. Owen; but was a practising Attorney: That he distrained one Davis for Rent; and Hugh Evans rescued the Distress, and beat Mr. Owen's Servants, and was beaten himself.

Wm. Wynne and Richard Owen said, That Mr. Wynn was, on the First of September last, going along the Road by Vaenoll, having that Morning distrained; and Mr. Allinson and his Man met him; and Mr. Allinson asked him, What he was going to do; and told him, If he proceeded in that manner, he would put a Brace of Bullets in his Belly; and believed he had done it, but that he was prevented by his Man: And, as to John Evans, he said, That he had procured several Tenants of the Estate in Question to go off from Mr. Owen, and attorn to Sir Bouchier Wray; and had since prosecuted Suits at Law against Mr. Owen.

Upon hearing the Witnesses produced to make good the said Complaint of a Breach of Privilege against Mr. Owen, the Committee came to this Resolution;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there is no Breach of Privilege proved against Arthur Owen Esquire.

The First Resolution upon the First Report being read a Second time, That the Servants of Arthur Owen Esquire are guilty of the forcible Entry on the 31st Day of December last, set forth in the Petition of Sir Bouchier Wray Baronet;

And the Question being put, That the same be recommitted;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Thomas Dyke,
Mr. Bromley:
106.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Elwill,
Mr. Burrington:
115.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Servants of Arthur Owen Esquire, are guilty of the forcible Entry on the 31st Day of December last, set forth in the Petition of Sir Bouchier Wray Baronet.

The Second Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That Arthur Owen Esquire, in the Matter of the said forcible Entry and Detainer, ought to have no Privilege of Parliament.

The Resolution upon the Second Report being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That there is no Breach of Privilege proved against Arthur Owen Esquire.

Suppressing Atheism, &c.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Suppressing of Atheism, Blasphemy, and Profaneness.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Philips took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Philips reported from the Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

Committee.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.