House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 December 1670

Pages 186-187

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

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Martis, 20 die Decembris, 1670.


Lord Norryes' Estate.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the making Conveyances of Part of the Estate of James Lord Norryes, during his Minority, was read the First time.

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

Lord Erwin's Estate.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, for impowering the Executors and Trustees of Henry late Lord Ingram, Viscount Erwin in the Kingdom of Scotland, deceased, to sell Lands for the Payment of Debts and Legacies, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed; and the Bill returned to the Lords.

Duty on Wine.

Sir John Duncombe informs the House, that his Majesty had been attended with the Vote and Desire of the House, for taking off the Imposition of Four Pounds per Ton upon Wine: And that his Majesty had yielded to the Desires of the House; and given Order, that the said Duty of Four Pounds per Ton upon Wine should be taken off.

Boston Navigation.

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill for improving the Navigation between Boston and the River Trent:

And it is referred to Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Solo. Swale, to prepare Reasons for the Conference.

Employment of the Poor.

A Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants of St. Giles' in the Fields, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Mr. Montague, Sir John Coryton, Col. Birch, Sir John Lowther, Sir Tho. Clergis, Lord St. John, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Higgon, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Coventry, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Williamson, Col. Phillipps, Sir John Bennett, Sir Job Charleton, Mr. Steward, Sir John Moreton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Lord Ancram, Col. Nevill, Sir Phill. Howard, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Progers, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Jones, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Aish, Mr. Coventry, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Talbot, Col. Williams, Sir Rich. Temple, Lord Allington, Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Waller, Sir Wm. Smith, Lord Richardson, Sir Francis Clarke, Sir Edmond Pye, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Hamden, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Justinian Isham, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Garway, Mr. Otway, Mr. Price: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And to meet on Thursday Sevennight next at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Manufacture for preserving Shipping.

An ingrossed Bill on the Behalf of Sir Phillipp Howard, and Francis Waston Esquire, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to Sir Phillip Howard, and Francis Watson Esquire, the sole Use of a Manufacture for the Benefiting of Shipping; and it be carried up to the Lords.

Measures and Prices of Coals.

Mr. Coleman reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for continuing two former Acts, intituled * * * * was committed, That the Committee had perused the Bill; and saw no Cause to make any Amendment in it.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be ingrossed.

Exporting Beer, &c.

Sir Robert Steward reports from the Committee to which the Bill for exporting Beer and Mum, was committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were twice read; and, with some Alterations made at the Table, severally agreed to.

There being two Blanks to be filled up in the Amendment to the Eleventh Line of the Second Folio;

And the Matter, as to the filling up and perfecting that Amendment, being debated;

The Question being put, To re-commit the Bill, upon the Clause of Amendment to the Eleventh Line of the Second Folio;

The House divide.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Lee, for the Noes, 69.
Sir John Coventry,
Tellers, Sir Winston Churchill, for the Yeas, 63.
Sir Jonath. Trelawny,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The said Amendment, with some Alterations and Additions made at the Table, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

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

Exporting Coal.

Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for exporting of Coal: And Sir Robert Steward is to take care of it.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Gower have Leave to go into the Country.

Call of the House.

Resolved, &c. That the House be called over on the Ninth Day of January next; and that every Member, who shall then make Default of Attendance, whose Excuse shall not be allowed by the House, shall be doubly assessed in the Bill of Subsidies.

Ordered, That Notice of this Vote be sent, by the Clerk of this House, to the Sheriffs of the several Counties of England and Wales; to be by them communicated to such Members of Parliament in each County as are concerned.

Weever Navigation.

A Bill for making the River of Weever navigable, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time.

Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.

A Petition of John Goodyer, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Goodyer be discharged, paying his Fees.

And then the House adjourned till Thursday Sevennight next.