House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 5 December 1670

Pages 175-176

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 5 die Decembris, 1670.


Fitz James' Estate.

MR. Hampden reports from the Committee to which the Bill for enabling the Daughters and Coheirs of Sir John Fitz James, to sell Lands, for Payment of their Father's Debts, and . . . ., some Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the same being twice read; and agreed;

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

Courtney's Estate.

A Bill to enable Sir William Courtney, Baronet, to settle his Estate upon the Marriage of his eldest Son, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Carre, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Moreton, Sir Solomon Swale, Lord Richardson, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Seymoure, Mr. Ford, Mr. Smith, Sir Fran. Goodricke, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Whittaker, Col. Kirby, and all that serve for the Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somersett, and Dorsett: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Williams' Estate.

Mr. Hungerford reports from the Committee to which the Bill on the Behalf of Henry Williams Esquire, for settling certain Fen Lands, was committed, the whole Proceedings of the Committee; and the Examinations by them taken; and State of the Case; contained in several Papers: Which, being opened, and read to the House, were delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Report of the Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Williams, be adjourned to Wednesday Morning next.


The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole . . ., to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that they had made a good further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply, and came to several Resolutions in order thereunto; and humbly moved, that the House would receive the Report thereof To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Report of their Resolutions be received To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That Thursday be appointed another Day, for receiving new Heads of Proposals for his Majesty's Supply.

Resolved, &c. That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there shall be an Imposition upon some Proceedings at Law.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to bring in an Estimate of the Impositions charged upon foreign and other Goods and Commodities, to send to the respective Officers at Law and other Courts, to bring in an Account of the several Proceedings; whereby they may inform themselves how to make an Estimate of the Impositions to be charged thereupon, for his Majesty's Supply: And Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Ernely, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. Coleman, Sir Fretz. Hollis, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Cheney, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir John Barneby, Sir John Birkenhead, and all the Members of the long Robe, are added to the said Committee: And they are therefore revived; to sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

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