House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 4 November 1675

Pages 367-368

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, 4 die Novembris, 1675.


Lindsey Level.

A BILL for the Draining of Lindsey Level being brought in, and received, according to Order;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill for the Draining of Lindsey Level be read on Monday Morning next, after Ten of the Clock.

Rebuilding Northampton.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the Rebuilding the Town of Northampton; and for Erecting a Judicature, to determine Differences which may arise, touching the same.

Barkley's Estate.

A Bill to enable Trustees to sell an Estate of Thomas Barkley Esquire, was read.

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

Custom Fees at Out-Ports.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight was read, complaining of the Officers of the Customs at the Ports of Southampton, Cowes, Portsmouth, and Lymington, for exacting several extraordinary Fees from the Petitioners, and others, to the great Prejudice of the publick Good, and Trade of the Island.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to examine the Matter of the Petition, Whether the said Officers do exact Money for Fees which by Law they ought not; and whether their Fees be excessive, and fit to be regulated; and to report the Matter with their Opinions therein, to the House: And it is referred to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Gray, Colonel Sands, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Williams, Sir Fulke Lucy, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Maynard, Colonel Norton, Sir Richard Edgcomb, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Serj. Rigby, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Wright, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir John Knight, Sir Richard Powell, Sir Edm. Jenings, Col. Gray, Mr. Sands, Mr. Culliford, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Kingsmill Lucy, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Elwayes, Mr. Neale, Mr. Norton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Garway, Mr. Banckes, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir John Otway, Mr. Sawyer, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Newport, and all that serve for the County of Southampton, and for the Out-Ports of this Kingdom: 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.

Privilege.- Libellous Words.

Information being given to the House, against one Adam Decardonell, a Patent Officer of the Customs for the Town of Southampton, for aspersing Sir Robert Holmes, a Member of this House, Governor of the Isle of Wight; and reflecting upon the other Members of this House, and other Inhabitants of the said Island; saying, That the Inhabitants were a Company of mutinous Persons; and the Governor was ready, upon all Occasions, to join with them;

Resolved, That the said Adam Decardonell, for his Misdemeanor and Breach of Privilege of this House, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy.

Forces in French Service.

A Bill for recalling the Forces out of the French King's Service, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Tuesday Morning next, after Ten a Clock.

Liberty of the Subject.

Ordered, That a Bill concerning Writs of Habeas Corpus, be brought in, and read on Saturday Morning next.

State of the Nation.

Resolved, &c. That this House will on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State and Condition of the Kingdom.

Westminster &c. Courts of Conscience.

Ordered, That the Bills for Erecting Courts of Conscience in Westminster, Southwarke, and other Places within the weekly Bills of Mortality, be read on Tuesday next.

Exporting Wool.

Ordered, That the Bill to prevent Exportation of Wool, be read on Tuesday next.

Papists not to sit in Parliament.

Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to which the Bill for hindering Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament, was referred, several Amendments, agreed by the said Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

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

Building Ships.

A Motion being made, for a further Direction to be given to the Committee of the whole House;

The Question being put, Whether any further Direction shall be given to the Committee of the whole House;

The House divide.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers, Sir John Mallet, for the Noes, 163.
Mr. Tregonwell,
Tellers, Sir Gilbert Talbot, for the Yeas, 157.
Sir Henry Ford,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of that Part of his Majesty's Speech, which relates to a Supply for building of more Ships.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress therein; and had agreed several Votes to be reported to the House: And humbly moved, from the said Committee, that he might have Leave to report to the House the said Votes, so agreed by the said Committee of the whole House; upon Saturday Morning next.

Resolved, &c. That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, concerning that Part of his Majesty's Speech which relates to a Supply for building of more Ships, be made on Saturday Morning next.


Ordered, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

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