House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 May 1675

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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, 6 die Maii, 1675.


George Watsen, Cornelius van Beselaer, John Martens Eelkinge, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.

Ordered, That the Names of George Watsen, Cornelius van Bezelaer, John Martens Eelkinge, be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.

Insolvent Debtors.

A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, in a full House.

Liverpoole Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for Election of a Member to serve for the Borough of Liverpoole in the County of Lancaster, in the room of Sir Gilbert Ireland, lately deceased.

Kelshall Charities.

A Bill for settling certain Lands and Tenements to charitable Uses, for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall in the County of Suffolke, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir John Pettus, Mr. Morris, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Weld, Mr. Devereuz, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Shawe, Mr. Powle, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Lindfeild, Sir John Knight, Lord Burley, Sir Cyril Wych, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Price, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. May, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Culliford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Wright, Sir Wm. Killigrew, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Nich. Slaning, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Eliab Harvey, and all that serve for the Counties of Suffolk and Norfolke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Earl of Cleaveland's, Estate.

A Bill for Reviving and Continuing a former Act for the Payment of the Debts of the late Earl of Cleaveland, and the Lord Wentworth his Son, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Illegal Imprisonment.

An ingrossed Bill to prevent illegal Imprisonment of the Subject, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent illegal Imprisonment of the Subject.

Fines and Recoveries.

Mr. Serjeant Rigby reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was committed, some Amendments agreed to by the Committee: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place, and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read;

Resolved, &c. That the Amendments, with the Alteration of "1676," instead of "1675," in the Amendment, be agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, agreed with the Alteration aforesaid, be ingrossed.

Duke of Lauderdale.

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate of the Matter relating to the Duke of Lauderdale, on the Testimony of Dr. Burnett.

A Petition of Robert Murrey being tendered; and he being called in, and owning the Petition at the Bar;

The Petition was read.

The Question being put, Whether the House will now proceed in the further Consideration of the Business touching the Duke of Lauderdale:

The House divided.

The Noes go out.

Tellers, Sir Hen. Ford, for the Yeas, 132.
Mr. Herbord,
Tellers, Lord O'Bryen, for the Noes, 146.
Sir John Mallett,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of this Matter; concerning the Duke of Lauderdale, be adjourned till To-morrow Sevennight.

Liberty of the Subject.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Wharton, Mr. May, Mr. Mounson, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Fr. Drake, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Whorwood, be added to the Committee to which the Bill touching of Writs of Habeas Corpus, was committed.

Recovery of Tythes, &c.

Ordered, That Sir John Hotham, Mr. Hales, Doctor Arris, Sir Hen. Felton, Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Mounson, Mr. Feild, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Leonell Walden, Mr. Hopkins, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for Repair of Churches, and Recovery of small Tythes, is committed.

Ascertaining Measures.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Dillington, and Mr. Ayliffe, be added to the Committee appointed to peruse the Acts concerning Measures; and to bring in a Bill to remedy the Defects therein; and to ascertain the Measures for the future.

King to be attended.

Ordered, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he will be attended with the further Address of this House, concerning the Duke of Lauderdale.

Foy Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for Election of a Member to serve for the Borough of Foy in the County of Cornewall, in the room of Jonathan Raishley Esquire, lately deceased.

Duke of Lauderdale.

Resolved, &c. That the Petition of Robert Murrey, which was read this Day, complaining of his being imprisoned by the Procurement of the Duke of Lauderdale, be referred to the Committee of Grievances; to examine, and report the Matter to the House.

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