Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 26 die Maii, 1675.
GEorge Gooderis, James Crope, Martin Deijners, Frederick L'heureux, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization: And the Certificates of their having received the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper being perused and allowed by Mr. Speaker;
Ordered, That George Gooderis, James Crope, Martin Deyners, and Frederick L'heureux, be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
A Complaint being made of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Wm. Doyley, a Member of this House, by one Anthony Mingay of Norridge, and one * Richards, Bailiffs, by him employed, in arresting and suing Thomas Jermin, Henry Halls, and Edward Famine, Servants to Sir William Doyley, during the Session and Privilege of Parliament;
Resolved, &c. That the said Anthony Mingay, and * Richards be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in suing and arresting the Servants of Sir Wm. Doyley, a Member of this House, during the Session and Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for Electing a new Member to serve for the City of Chester, in the room of Sir Tho. Smith Baronet, lately deceased.
Frauds and Perjuries.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, in a full House.
Fines and Recoveries.
An ingrossed Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was read, being the Third time of Reading.
An Amendment was proposed to be inserted into the Bill, by adding these Words, "so as the Lands do lie in the same Parish, within which the Ville lieth;" and thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries.
Ordered, That the Bill to prevent Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders, be read a Second time, on Monday next.
Call of the House.
The House then, according to former Order, proceeded to call over the House.
Which was accordingly done: And several of the Members making Default in their Attendance, and being again called over; and some of them, upon the Second Call, having the Excuses made on their Behalf allowed by the House; but many others, for whom the Excuses offered were disallowed; and there being several others, for whom no Excuses were offered;
Ordered, That the Names of such Members as were Defaulters in their Attendance of the Service of this House, be called over again on Tuesday next: And that Mr. Speaker do send a Letter to the several Sheriffs of such Counties wherein any Knight of the Shire is a Defaulter in his Attendance; and to every Mayor, Bailiff, and proper Officer of any Cities, Boroughs, Towns Corporate, or Cinque Ports, where any other Member is a Defaulter; to the end Notice may be taken of the Failure of their Duties, to the Places for which they serve; and that it be referred to Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Garraway, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. May, Mr. Sacheverall, or any Three of them, to prepare a Draught of a Letter to that Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That the House be called over again on this Day Fortnight: And that Letters of the same Nature shall be sent against such as shall then be found Defaulters.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwin and Sir Wm. Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Charles Cotton Esquire to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children.
Privilege-Resistance to Mr. Speaker's Warrant.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee, in pursuance of the Order of this House, concerning the Commitment of Mr. Hastings and Mr. Crooke, found the Commitment was grounded upon a Misinformation and Abuse of Thomas Procter, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; and that Mr. Hastings and Mr. Crooke had sufficiently cleared themselves of the Matters informed against them: And were therefore of Opinion, and had agreed a Vote, that Mr. Hastings and Mr. Croke should be discharged, without paying any Fees.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Hastings and Mr. Croke be discharged of the said Commitment without paying any Fees: And that Thomas Procter, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms, do attend this House To-morrow Morning, half an Hour after Nine of the Clock, to give an Account of the Misdemeanour and Abuse aforesaid.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.