Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 23 die Februarii, 1670.
INFORMATION being given of a Breach of Privilege, committed by one John Knight, now Mayor of Bristoll, against Sir John Knight, a Member of this House, by assaulting, and throwing him down in the Street, when he was in the Execution of his Office, as Justice of the Peace, and by the said Knight's arresting one Richard Hyot, who did assist the said Sir John Knight with a Simul cum in the Declaration, against Sir John Knight.
Ordered, That the said John Knight be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, to answer his Breach of Privilege.
The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Manor of Portswood, and other Lands, late of John Knight Gentleman, in the County, and Town and County of Southampton, in John Parker Serjeant at Law, Mr. William Morgan, and William Bleverhassett of London Gentleman, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Knight, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Mallet, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Thom. Dolman, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Dowdswell, Colonel Sandis, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Price, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Powle, Mr. Grenvile, Mr. Roberts, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Coriton, Mr. How, Mr. Winne, Colonel Reames, Dr. Burwell, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Evelyn, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Fox, Lord Richardson, Sir John Newton, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Robert Steward, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Wood, and all that serve for Hampshire: And they are to meet on Saturday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee, to which the Bill against Conventicles, was committed, That the Committee had perused the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Amendment therein.
But a Clause being tendered to be added to the Bill; and a Debate thereupon, and upon other Matters, arising;
Resolved, That the Bill be re-committed, upon the Debates of the House; and that the Committee be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of the Grand Committee of Trade; and do make their Report therein on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Upon Complaint made, of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Trevor Williams, a Member of this House, by one Herbert Jones, John, William, Edward, and Charles Williams, in causing and procuring one William Morgan, menial Servant of Sir Trevor Williams, to be arrested at a Fair at Carlyon in the County of Monmouth, where he was employed by his Master to sell certain fat and store Cattle, and forcing him to put in special Bail, of Four hundred Pounds, for his Appearance; although the said William Morgan never owed the said Herbert Jones, John, William, Edward, and Charles Williams One Peny;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter of Breach of Privilege, committed against the said Sir Trevor Williams, by the said Herbert Jones, John, William, Edward, and Charles Williams; and to report it, with their Opinion, to the House: And the said Persons are, at their own Charge, to attend the Committee, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against them: And that the Action, brought against the said Will. Morgan, be discharged.
Registry of Deeds, &c.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter touching a publick Registry, be resumed on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock; nothing else to intervene.
Grocers Company's Creditors.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Grocers Company, be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight, at Ten of the Clock.
Committee of Grievances.
Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.
Mr. Secretary Trevor acquaints the House, that his Majesty, upon the Address of the House, had issued a Commission for taking the Account of the Monies raised for the Repair of Dover Pier; and that the Commission had been executed; and the Account returned in to his Majesty: Whereby it did appear, there had not been sufficient yet raised for the Repair of the Pier, as by the Act of Parliament was intended; and that it was necessary the Act should be continued for a longer Time:
And, upon Debate of the Matter,
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to look into, and examine, the Account returned in, by virtue of the Commission issued from his Majesty to take the Account of the Monies raised for Repair of Dover Pier, to see how much has been raised, and how employed; and what will be further wanting for the finishing that Work; and how it may best be raised; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Thom. Meeres, Colonel Reames, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Jones, Sir Thomas Peyton, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir John Knight, Sir Job Charleton, Sir John Northcot, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Mr. Pleydall, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bertie, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Morris, Sir Will. Bucknall, and all the Members that serve for the City of London, and for the County of Kent; and all the Merchants of the House; and such Members as serve for the Port Towns: And they are to meet on Saturday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Paris Garden made a Parish.
An ingrossed Bill for making the Manor of Paris Garden a Parish; and to enable the Parishioners of St. Saviour's Southwarke to raise a Maintenance for a Minister; and for Repair of their Church; was read.
A Proviso, on the Behalf of the Lord Bishop of Winchester, was read Three times; and, upon the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for making the Manor of Paris Garden a Parish; and to enable the Parishioners of St. Saviour's Southwarke to raise a Maintenance for a Minister; and for Repair of their Church.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed for preventing the Growth of Popery, be revived.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the additional Bill of Excise on Beer, and Ale, and other Liquors, towards 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 some Progress in the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House again, on Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the House do resolve into a Committee of the whole House again, on Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill of Excise on Beer, Ale, and other Liquors.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till Saturday Morning, Eight of the Clock.