House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 4 May 1675

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 4 May 1675', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) pp. 329-330. British History Online [accessed 5 March 2024]


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Martis, 4 die Maii, 1675.


Privilege against Jurisdiction of Lords-Sherley v. Fagg.

A MOTION being made on the Behalf of Sir John Fagg, a Member of this House, That he is served with an Order of the House of Lords, made on the Petition of Thomas Sherley Esquire, to put in an Answer to the Petition on Friday next;

And the Opinion of the House being desired, Whether, by his Privilege, as a Member of this House, he is not excused from answering the Petition in the Lords House;

And a Precedent being urged in the like Case;

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Matter touching the Privilege of Sir John Fagg, a Member of this House, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

And it is referred to Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Hales, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Anth. Irby, or any one of them, to inspect the Journals; and give an Account to the House, of the Precedent in the Case of Mr. Hales.


Complaint being made of a Breach of Privilege, committed against Col. Kirkby, by an Arrest made of Robert Dunbarr, Servant attending the Person of the said Col. Kirkby; and detaining him Prisoner in Execution in the Gate-house, at the Suit of George Jenings, since the present Session of Parliament; knowing him to be Servant to Colonel Kirkby;

Ordered, That the Keeper of the Gate House do forthwith release and discharge the said Robert Dunbarr out of the Prison of the Gatehouse.

Lewis's Estate.

A Bill to enable the Executors of Edward Lewis Esquire to sell certain Lands in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, was read.

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

Tayer's Estate.

A Bill for Sale of Part of the Estate of Robert Tayer Gentleman, was read.

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

Newcastle Election.

A Petition of Sir John Bowyer Baronet was read; complaining of several undue Practices used in the Election of Leveston Gower Esquire, to serve for Newcastle Underline, in Injury of the Petitioner.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition (if it be not excluded in point of Time) be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Davyes' Estate.

A Bill for Selling of Lands, for the Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davyes Gentleman, deceased, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Charles Wheeler, Mr. Baptist May, Mr. May, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Tho. Morris, Mr. Nich. Morris, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Lowther, Colonel Strode, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Hall, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Ayres, Mr. Swanton, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Serj. Rigby, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir Ralph Banks, Mr. Jay, Mr. Cory, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir John Morton, Mr. Mallett, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Knight, Sir Fr. Drake, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Lewys, Sir John Otway, Sir Tho. Dolman, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Wm. Lewys, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Spry, Sir John Mallett, Col. Sands, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Sands, and the Burgesses for Westminster: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to summon and hear the Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Lindsey Level.

Ordered, That the Bill for draining of Lindsey Level, be read To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, in a full House.

Encouraging Artificers.

Ordered, That Sir George Downeing have Leave to bring in a Bill for Encouragement of Artificers and Handicraft Workmen.

Hearth Money.

Ordered, That Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Francis Clerke, Mr. Chetwin, Mr. Henley, Sir Foulke Lucy, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Tho. Morris, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Layton, Mr. Foote, Sir John Reresby, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Derby, Lancaster, Lincolne, and Wilts, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill concerning the Duty of Hearth Money, is committed: And all that shall come are to have Voices.

Exporting Leather.

Ordered, That Sir George Downeing, Mr. Devereux, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Dolman, Sir John Shawe, Sir Tho. Byde, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for the Exportation of Leather, is committed.

Chancery-lane, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Weld, Sir Tho. Byde, Mr. Ayres, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Wood, Sir Fra. Windham, Colonel Birch, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for making a Passage from Chancery-lane to Lincoln's Inn Fields, is committed.


A Petition of Sir Tho. Dolman Knight was read.

Another Petition of Sir John Prettiman was read.

Another Petition of Mr. Faunt was read; complaining of some Doubts and Inconveniencies, whereby the Execution of an Act of Parliament, relating to Sir John Prettiman, is obstructed.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Matter of the Petitions; and what doubtful Clauses there are in the Act for saving of Sir John Prettiman's Estate, that may obstruct the Trustees in the Execution of the Trust; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that it be referred to Mr. Powle, Colonel Titus, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Wm. Bucknall, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Mallett, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Morris, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Cha. Smith, Sir John Covert, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. May, Mr. King, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Cheney, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Otway, Sir John Knight, Mr. Daniell, Lord Obryan, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Spry, Mr. Thynn; or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege-scandalous Words.

Complaint being made, on Behalf of Sir Thomas Littleton, of a Scandal and Aspersion cast upon him, and dispersed abroad, of his tampering with, and promising Money to, Thomas Salter, lately ordered to be summoned to give in his Testimony, in the Matter relating to the Lord Treasurer;

Ordered, That the said Thomas Salter be sent for to give an Account to the House, in the Matter before-mentioned.

State of the Navy.

The House then resumed the Debate of the Matter concerning the Navy, according to the Votes made Yesterday: Which being debated;

Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, to appropriate that Part of the Revenue that arises by the Act of Tonage and Poundage, passed in the Twelfth Year of the King, to the Use of the Navy, for Three Years, if the Duties granted by that Act shall so long continue.

And it is referred to Mr. Garraway, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Powle, Colonel Birch, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Trevor, Sir George Downeing, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the Bill.

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