House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 December 1678

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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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Mercurii, 18 die Decembris, 1678.


Children of Popish Recusants.

A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Lacon William Childe and Sir Samuel Clerke;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Preventing the Sending or Going of the Children of Popish Recusants into Parts beyond the Seas, out of the King's Obedience: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Lancelot Lake have Leave to go into the Country for a Week,

Ordered, That Sir Charles Gawdy have Leave to go into the Country for Fourteen Days.

Absentees without Leave.

Ordered, That Mr. Appreece, having departed the Service of the House without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House: And that he shall not take his Place in the House till he hath paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.

Ordered, That, if Mr. Appreece do appear before the Rising of the House, the Warrant shall be respited.

Defaulters at Call of the House.

The House then proceeded to call over the Names of the Members that have made Default in attending the Service of the House; and have not taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and subscribed the Declaration according to the Act of Parliament.

The Question being put, That Sir Richard Graham be excused;

The House divide.

Tellers, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, for the Yeas, 115.
Sir Winston Churchill,
Tellers, Sir John Coryton, for the Noes, 136.
Sir Robert Markham,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That Sir John Duncomb be excused;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Capell Luckin, for the Yeas, 146.
Sir Joseph Ash,
Tellers, Mr. Hopkins, for the Noes, 162.
Mr. Wentworth,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That Sir Richard Edgcomb, Mr. Charles Smith, Mr. John Arundell, Sir John Carew, Mr. Hender Roberts, Mr. Francis Buller, Mr. John Buller, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Mr. John Trelawney, Mr. Charles Trevanion, Mr. Tho. Herle, Mr. Francis Roberts, Mr. James Praed, Mr. Jonathan Rashley, Mr. John Rashley, Mr. John Elliot, Mr. Edward Elliot, Mr. Humphry Burlace, Sir George Fletcher, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Sir Richard Graham, Sir John Rolles, Sir Coplestone Bampfeild, Mr. Henry Northleigh, Mr. John Tregonwell, Mr. Richard Leigh, Sir Geoffrey Shakcrly, Mr. Robert Leighton, Mr. Wm. Oakely, John Lord Ross, Sir Edward Phillips, Sir John Barrington, Sir Edward Littleton, Mr. William Chetwyn, Sir Cæsar Calclough, Sir John Duncomb, Sir George Courtop, Mr. Thomas Tufton, Sir Edward Bainton, Sir John Packington, Sir James Rushout, Sir Metcalfe Robinson, Mr. Roger Talbot, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Mr. Nicholas Bagnall, and Robert Lord Bulkely, having made Default in attending the Service of this House, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Address on Danger of the Nation.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare an Address, representing to his Majesty the dangerous State and Condition of the Nation, do hasten their Report.


Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House, having Matters of great Moment and Importance before them, have resolved to adjourn for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day only, during the Holy Days: And that Sir Tho. Lee do go up with the Message.

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