House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 5 April 1670

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Martis, 5 Aprilis , 1670.


Shadwell Church.

THE Proviso, sent from the Lords, to be added to the Bill for endowing a Church at Shadwell, was thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and the Bill, with the Proviso, ordered to be returned.


The House then resumed the Debate of the Proviso tendered to be added to the Bill to prevent the Delivery of English Ships to Pyrates, or Sea Robbers: Which was read twice:

And a Debate being thereupon had, for some Alteration to be made to the Proviso;

Ordered, That Mr. Wrenn, Colonel Strode, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Alderman Love, Mr. Chetwin, Mr. Seymour, Colonel Birch, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Jones, Mr. Jolliffe, or any Five of them, do consider of the Proviso and Debates of the House; and bring in Amendments to the Proviso.

Lady Southhampton's Estate.

Sir Philipp Warwick reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of the Countess of Southampton, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and a saving Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

But the Preamble, and Inducement of the Bill, being postponed,

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee to peruse the Preamble; and Inducement of the Bill and Amendments; and to make the same cohere and agreed; and bring in Amendments accordingly: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon: And Sir Courtney Poole, and Mr. Prideaux, are added to the Committee.

Yarmouth Pier.

Sir William Coventry reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Proviso brought down to be added to the Bill for repair of Yarmouth Pier, and not agreed to by this House, That he had left the Bill with the Lords; and delivered the Reasons of this House for not agreeing to the Proviso.

Fee-farm Rents.

The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for advancing the Sale of Fee-farm Rents, and other Rents, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sollicitor General, Sir George Downing, Lord Fanshaw, Lord Hawley, Colonel Strode, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Richard Temple, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Allington, Sir Thomas Strickland, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Angier, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Guy, Mr. Milward, Lord Buckhurst, Sir Phillip Warwicke, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir John Talbot, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Charles Cotterell, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Ernley, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hyde, Lord Richardson, Mr. Newport, Mr. Cheney, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Williamson, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Allen Brodericke, Mr. Wren, Col. Milward, Colonel Titus, Sir John Brampston, Sir Steven Fox, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Morice, Mr. Cholmely, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Hanmore, Sir Herbert Price: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Mr. Halsey;

Lords agree to Bills.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House, to the Bill on the Behalf of Dr. Wharton; and the Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Lee; without any Amendment: And also agreed, with this House, to the Bill for Repair of Yarmouth Pier, without the Proviso for Norwich: And

Conference on Conventicle Bill.

The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference, upon the Amendments to the Bill against Conventicles, in the Painted Chamber.

The Messengers being called, Mr. Speaker acquaints them, that this House had agreed to a present Conference.

Ordered, That the Managers formerly appointed do attend the Conference.

Mr. Solicitor reports from the Conference, That the Lords had agreed with this House in the First of the Amendments, in Difference, relating to the Search of their Houses, to wave their Amendment; but, as to the Proviso against attaching their Persons, they do adhere.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir John Brampston, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Milward, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Steward, or any Two of them, to see the Amendments rightly inserted, and Provisoes rightly placed in the Bill.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Persons, or to any Three of them, to look into the Method of Proceedings upon Conferences, or free Conferences, between the Two Houses; and report their Opinion to the House.


Ordered, That it be referred to the former Managers, to prepare Reasons, on the Amendments to the Bill of Highways.

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