House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 1 February 1678

Pages 430-431

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

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Veneris, 1 die Februarii , 1677.

Lindsey Level.

ORDERED, That all Parties concerned in the Bill for draining Lindsey Level be summoned from this House to attend the Committee to which that Bill is committed, at the Time and Place appointed by the House; being upon Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant February, at the Exchequer Chamber in Westminster: And that Notice by Copies of this Order be sufficient Summons.

Haverford West Election.

A Petition of William Wogan Esquire was read, complaining of the undue Election and Return of Sir Herbert Parrott, to serve in this present Parliament for the Town and County of Haverford West, in Wrong to the Petitioner.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: Who are to examine the same; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Preservation of Fishing.

A Bill for Preservation of the Piscary in several Rivers in this Kingdom, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel Sands, Sir John Knight, Sir John Cary, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Copp. Bampfeild, Sir John Robinson, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Crowch, Serj. Maynard, Col. Birch, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Hale, Mr. Gray, Mr. Serjeant Streete, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Spry, Sir John Coryton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Edward Harley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Gore, Mr. Gowre, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Wm. Hickman, and all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, and Cornwall; and all other the Counties mentioned in the said Bill: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege-a Member convicted of Recusancy.

The House being informed, that Sir Solomon Swale, a Member of this House, is convicted for Popish Recusancy, upon Record, in the County of Middlesex;

Ordered, That the Officer in whose Custody the said Record is, do attend this House, with the said Record, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

King appoints to be attended.

Mr. Secretary Coventry acquaints the House, That he had attended his Majesty, according to the Order of this House: And that his Majesty's Pleasure was, That the House should attend him with their Address this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, at the Banquetinghouse in Whitehall.

Fines and Recoveries.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries.

Hearth Money.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for regulating Abuses and collecting the Duty of Hearth Money, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.


A Complaint being made of some Irregularities and Abuses committed in collecting the Duty of Hearth Money;

Ordered, That the Farmers of his Majesty's Duty of Hearth Money do attend at the Bar of this House on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock; and do bring the Patent of their Farm along with them.

Members Protections.

A Motion being made, against the frequent and irregular Granting of Paper Protections, by Members of this House; and

A Petition of Angela Margaretta Cottington being read; complaining of Mr. Wanklyn, a Member of this House, for granting a Protection to Charles Cottington Esquire, her Husband, as his menial Servant; whereby she was hindered in her Prosecution at Law against him;

And the House being also informed, That the said Mr. Wanklyn had granted another Protection to one Jones, whereby to hinder the Execution of a Writ of Restitution awarded by the Court of King's Bench;

And Mr. Wanklyn being present; and standing up in his Place; and answering for himself, and to several Questions which were propounded to him by Mr. Speaker;

And being withdrawn by Order; and the Matter debated;

A Member expelled for abuse of Protections.

Resolved, &c. Nem. cantradicente, That Col. Wanklyn, in granting Protections to Mr. Cottington and Mr. Jones, not being his menial Servants, has violated the Justice and Honour of this House.

The Question being put, That Mr. Wanklyn, for granting such Protections, shall be expelled this House;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Sacheverell, for the Yeas, 140.
Mr. Williams,
Tellers, Mr. Progers, for the Noes, 109.
Sir Wm. Wentworth,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That Mr. Wanklyn shall receive his Sentence at the Bar standing;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mr. Wanklyn being brought to the Bar by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the House, pronounced the said Sentence.

Navy and Army Estimates.

Ordered, That Mr. Secretary of the Admiralty, and the principal Officers and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy do, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, present to this House a List of his Majesty's Navy; and an Estimate of a Number of Men to be employed therein; and of the Charge of fitting out and maintaining the same for One Year, in time of War.

Ordered, That the Auditor of the Receipt, and other Officers of his Majesty's Exchequer, do, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, present to this House an Account of the present established Charge of a Regiment of Foot Soldiers, for a Year.

Westbury Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Westbury in the County of Wilts, in the room of Thomas Wanklyn Esquire, who was this Day expelled the House.


The Question being put, That this House be adjourned till Monday Morning;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.