House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 16 March 1678

Pages 455-456

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

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Sabbati, 16 die Martii, 1677.


St. Martin's in the Fields Church.

A BILL for erecting a new Church in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, was read the First time. Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. Asaph's Cathedral.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for appropriating the Rectories of Llanrhayder in Mochnant, in the Counties of Denbigh and Mountgomery, of Skieviog in the County of Flint, for Repairs of the Cathedral Church of St. Asaph; and for the better Maintenance of the Choir there; and also for the uniting several Rectories sine cura, and the Vicarages of the same Parishes, within the Diocese of St. Asaph aforesaid; was read the First time.

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

Burying in Woolen.

An ingrossed Bill for Burying in Woolen, was read the Third time.

And an Amendment . . . made at the Table;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Burying in Woolen.

Grantham Election.

A Petition of Sir Wm. Ellis, Baronet, complaining of an undue Return of Sir Robert Markham Baronet, to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincolne, in Injury of the Petitioner, who was duly elected, by the Majority of the Electors, a Burgess to serve for the said Borough, and ought to have been returned.

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

Woolen Manufactures.

An ingrossed Bill for Wearing of Woolen Manufactures, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Wearing of the Woolen Manufacture, and regulating the Making thereof.

And Sir George Downing is to carry up the Bill to the Lords; as also the Bill for Burying in Woolen; for their Concurrence.

Quakers, Dissenters, and Popish Recusants.

The House being informed, that several Quakers, and other Persons, that are Dissenters from the Church of England, are returned into the Exchequer, as Popish Recusants convict; and Process issued out of the said Court against them, as Popish Recusants; and the Twothirds of their Estates levied in Pursuance thereof;

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to inquire, Whether the Persons called Quakers, or any dissenting Protestants, have been convicted, as Popish Recusants, and the Two thirds of their Estates levied; and whether that, on the Persons that are Popish Recusants, and have been convicted, the Penalties have not been levied: And that the Committee do consider, to make a Distinction of Popish Recusants from other Dissenters from the Church of England.

And it is referred to Col. Birck, Sir Ph. Warwick, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edw. Harlo, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Sir John Rolles, Lord Cavendish, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Love, Mr. Browne, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Russell, Sir Rob. Berkley, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Mallet, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Rob. Carr, Lord Ancram, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Ash, Sir John Ernley, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Savile, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Mallett, Sir Tho. Doleman Sir John Knight, Col. Titus, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Fr. Rolles, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Hamden, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Trevor, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Newport, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Lord O Brien, Sir Hum. Winch, Mr. Morris, Mr. Henly, Mr. Powle, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Treby, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Buller: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Growth of Popery.

Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Tuesday Morning next, take into Consideration the Danger the Church of England is in, by the Growth of Popery.

Interment of Charles I.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill for the more decent and solemn Interment of his late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First, be read on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

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