House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 21 May 1679

Pages 626-627

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

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Mercurii, 21 die Maii, 1679.


Tin in Cornwall.

A BILL for appointing certain Times for Coinage of Tin in Cornwall, was read the First time.

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

Woollen Manufacture.

A Bill for the better Encouragement of Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof for certain Months in the Year, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Gold, Mr. White, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Slater, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Mr. Freake, Mr. Trefusis, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Penrudduck, Mr. Foley, Mr. Onslow senior, Sir John Talbot, Serjeant Seys, Sir Richard Head, Mr. Wright, Mr. Papillon, Sir Phil. Egerton, Mr. Fines, Mr. Henley, Sir James Oxenden, Mr. Thistletwayte, Sir Thomas Bide, Major Broxham, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir George Downing, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Burdett, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Thomas Clerges, Mr. Pine, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Escourt, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Onslow junior, Mr. Bockland, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Colt, Mr. Ayliffe, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Anth. Deane, Mr. St. John, Sir John Darrell, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Bremen: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Privilege Petition from a person in custody.

A Petition of Doctor John Hildiard, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms; whereby he acknowledges his Offence in not attending this House upon Summons to him given; humbly begs Pardon of the House; and prays to be discharged from his Confinement.

Ordered, That the said Doctor John Hildyard be discharged from his Commitment to the Serjeant at Arms, paying his Fees.

Ordered, That the said Doctor Hildyard do attend this House, when the Miscarriages in the Election of Knights of the Shire for the County of Norfolke shall be taken into Consideration.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Appreece have Leave to go into the Country.

Cloth Manufacture in Yorkshire.

A Bill for Continuance of an Act, intituled, An Act for the better Regulating the Manufacture of the Broad Woollen Cloth, within the West Riding in the County of Yorke, was read the First time.

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

Removing Papists.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for freeing the Cities of London . . . . . . . and Parts adjacent, from Popish Inhabitants, with the Amendments, was read the Third time.

A Clause being tendered, and thrice read, touching Penalties to be inflicted on the Justices of the Peace, and other Officers neglecting their Duty, was, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed.

Another Clause for pleading the General Issue, Not guilty to any Action brought upon this Act, was likewise tendered; and thrice read; and, up . . the Question, agreed.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for freeing the City of London, and Parts adjacent, from Popish Inhabitants; and providing against other Dangers which may arise from Papists: And that Sir Thomas Clergis do carry back the Bill, with the Amendments, to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Proceedings concerning the Duke of Yorke.

Mr. Treby reports from the Committee of Secrecy appointed to prepare Evidence against the Five Lords in the Tower, and to prepare and draw up an Abstract of such Matters as concern the Duke of Yorke, relating to the Plot, as are contained in the Letters and Papers which they have in their Custody, several Matters contained in the said Letters and Papers: Which he read to the House.

Disabling the Duke of Yorke.

A Bill for disabling the Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of this Realm, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Robert Peyton, for the Yeas, 207.
Mr. Hamden,
Tellers, Lord Ancram, for the Noes, 128.
Mr. Thyn,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for disabling the Duke of Yorke to inherit the Imperial Crown of this Realm.

Miscarriages of the Navy.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine into the Miscarriages of his Majesty's Navy be impowered to examine the Matter of Fact, and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.


Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Places formerly appointed.

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