House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 2 April 1670

Pages 152-153

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 Sabbati, 2 Aprilis , 1670.

Privilege- Persons discharged from custody.

ORDERED, That Robert Mason, and Thomas Shewell, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege, be discharged, paying their Fees.

Conference on Highways Bill.

Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Thomas Clargis, Sir * Talbot, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Thomas Meeres, Colonel Birch, Sir John Brampston, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Carr, to prepare Reasons, to offer at a Conference with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill of Highways: And that Sir Thomas Meeres go to the Lords to desire a Conference.

Sir Thomas Meeres reports, that the Lords, being engaged in a Debate, would return Answer by Messengers of their own.

London Poor.

Mr. Steward reports Amendments, agreed to be made to the Bill for Recovery of Arrears of Money, given to the Poor of London: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

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

Westminster Poor.

Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in the like Bill on the Behalf of Westminster, and the Out Parishes adjacent.

Wey Navigation.

Two Bills, for settling the Navigation of the River Wey in Surrey, were read the Second time.

A Proviso, on the Behalf of Thomas Dalmahoy Esquire, was twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bills and Proviso be committed to Mr. Buller, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Bridgeman, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Heath, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Fagg, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Thomas Clargis, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Alderman Love, Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Hen. Seymour, Sir John Coventry, Sir John Bennet, Lord Richardson, Sir Nicho. Steward, Mr. Onslow, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Heywood, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Colonel Sands, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Trelawney, Colonel Legg, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Phil. Howard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Milward, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Newport, Mr. Crowch, Sir Thomas Doleman, Mr. Buscawen, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Char. Wheeler, Sir Herbert Price, Sir John Pettus, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Steward, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Daniell, Sir Hum. Wynch, Sir John Earnely, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Gray, Sir John Fitz James, Mr. Wareing, and all the Members that serve for London, Middlesex, Sussex, Surrey, Lincolne, and Norfolk: And all that come shall have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Exporting Beer, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning Beer and Coal, be revived.

Supply Bill; Duty on Brandy.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Cheney, Sir John Brampston, and Mr. Cornewallis, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill concerning Brandy, is committed.

London Poor.

The ingrossed Bill for Recovery of Monies given to the Poor of London, was read; and passed; and sent up to the Lords.

Woodhouse's, &c. Nat.

The ingrossed Bill for Naturalization of Horatio Woodhouse, and others, was read: And the Names of John and George Cock, Sons of George Cock, Merchant, ordered to be inserted: And the Bill passed.

Committee of Grievances.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit on Wednesday next: And that the Chairman do make out Summons for Witnesses, then to attend.

Heath's Relief.

The Question being put, That the Bill of Sir John Heath, now tendered, be now received in;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers, Sir Lanc. Lake, for the Yeas, 42.
Sir Jonath. Trelawny,
Tellers, Sir Robert Carr, for the Noes, 35.
Sir Fretz. Hollis,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Repairing Highways.

SIR Thomas Clargis reports Reasons to be offered to the Lords, upon the Conference to be had, upon the Amendments to the Bill concerning Highways: Which were allowed by the House.

Bishop of Rochester's Charities.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for declaring and settling the charitable Uses of the late Bishop of Rochester, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Phillipp Warwicke, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Neale, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Talbott, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Thomas Peyton, Sir John Harley, Sir John Coriton, * Fowell, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. *, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Crowch, Sir John Fagg, Sir Nicho. Slaning, Sir Phillipp Musgrave, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Milward, Lord Clifford, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Heath, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Sir Franc. Clarke, and all that serve for the County of Kent: And they are to meet on Monday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Heath's Relief.

The Bill on the behalf of Sir John Heath, and Dame Margarett his Wife, was read the First time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers, Colonel Strode, for the Yeas, 28.
Mr. Hen. Coventry,
Tellers, Sir Robert Howard, for the Noes, 45.
Sir Thomas Doleman,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Duty on Brandy.

Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Bill concerning Brandy, be made on Monday Morning, the First Business.


The ingrossed Bill to prevent the Delivery of English Ships to Pyrates, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Bill be adjourned till Monday Morning.

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

Lords desire a Conference.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, upon the Amendments to the Bill of Highways:

Yarmouth Pier.

And have returned the Bill of Yarmouth Pier, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Ordered, That the former Managers do manage this Conference.

Sir Thomas Meeres reports, that they had received the Lords Reasons, at the Conference, on the Amendments, to the Bill of Highways.

Ordered, That the Report thereof be made on Monday Morning.

Lady Southhampton's Estate.

Ordered, That Counsel be heard at the Bar on Tuesday Morning, upon the Report to the Bill concerning the Lady Southampton.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned till Monday, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till Monday, Eight of the Clock.