House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 2 March 1671

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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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Jovis, 2 die Martii, 1670.


Houghton's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, according to a Decree . . . .

And a Debate arising, for adding some other Trustees, to join in the Sale of the Estate;

Ordered, That the Debate of the Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That the Report of the Committee to which the Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Gyles, and other Parishes, was committed be heard To-morrow, Morning.

Grocers Company.

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

Hemp and Flax planting.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning Hemp and Flax, be read To-morrow Morning.

Preventing Growth of Popery.

The Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Heath, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Cheney, Sir Robert Dillington, Doctor Burwell, Col. Kirby, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Coleman, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Croke, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir John Earneley, Sir Charles Harbord; Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Will. Beecher, Col. Windham, Col. Birch, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Bartie, Mr. Stanhop, Sir John Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Col. Reames, Sir John Knight, Sir Edm. Pye, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Finch, Col. Windham, Sir John Coriton, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir John Northcott, Sir Thom. Wendy, Mr. Ford, Sir Job Charleton, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Dowdswell, Lord Richardson, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Hugh Bethel, Mr. Mervell, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Chalmondly, Lord Obrian, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir John Mallet: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to consider the Debates of the House; and such Proposals as shall be offered: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the additional Bill of Conventicles is committed; viz. Sir John Earnely, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard.

Hearth Money, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Crouch, Mr. Powle, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Waller, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Vaughan, Mr. Fagg, Col. Birch, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Thom. Meeres; Sir William Lowther, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Henly, Sir Rich. Francklin, Mr. Marvell, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Shaw, Sir Capel Luckin, or any Five of them, to inspect the former Bill, passed this House, for regulating and ascertaining the Collection of Hearth Money; and the former Acts relating to the Duty; and to bring in such new additional Bill as they shall think fit: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

The Bill of additional Impositions on foreign Commodities was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Opening thereof, by the Speaker, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.


A Complaint being made, that Thomas Tomlyn, the menial Servant of Sir Philip Mounckton, a Member of this House, was arrested, at the Suit of Richard Bankes, John Bankes, Rich. Hawkesworth, Reignald Thompson, William Haigh, and Ralph Woollen, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

Ordered, That the Matter be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the same, and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That Lord St. John, Sir James Smith, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Hugh Bethel, Sir Edw. Harley, Sir Edm. Pye, Dr. Burwell, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Jay, Sir Joseph Ash, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Rich. Maleverer, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Finch, Sir Will. Lowther, Dr. Arras, Lord Richardson, be added to the Committee appointed to consider of the former Laws to prevent the Exporting of Wool.


Ordered, That all Committees that were discontinued be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

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