House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 April 1668

Pages 83-84

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

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Die Lunæ, 20 Aprilis, 1668.



ORDERED, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege complained of on the Behalf of Sir Thomas Dolman, in being summoned to appear at the Heralds Court, whilst he is attending the Service of this House, be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to examine the Matter; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.


Resolved, &c. That Thomas Crue and John Battell, Serjeants at Mace, who arrested * Mowbray the Servant of Sir John Bennett, a Member of this House, knowing her to be his menial Servant, and taking her out of his House, be, for their Breach of Privilege, sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms; and that the Arrest be suspended, and the said * Mowbray be discharged.

Aulnage Duty.

The Question being put, That the Bill for settling the Duty of Aulnage be now read;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.


Lord Newbourgh, for the Yeas, 74.
Lord Hawley,
Lord Fitz Williams, for the Noes, 70.
Sir Jo. Holland,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Bill, sent from the Lords, for ascertaining the Duties of Subsidies and Aulnage was read the First time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read the Second time;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.


Sir Gilbert Talbott, for the Yeas, 46.
Sir Norton Knatchbold,
Lord Richardson, for the Noes, 149.
Sir John Holland,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Irish Land Adventurers.

The House then, according to former Order, resumed the Hearing of the Cause upon the Petition of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland:

And the Parties complaining, and Counsel on both Sides being called in; and the Petition read;

Mr. Perian Poole, offered as a Witness on the Behalf of the Petitioners, was objected against, being a Fortynine Officer: Which being debated;

Resolved, &c. That the further Debate thereof be adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

The House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Lady Savill's Portion.

THE ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better securing of a Portion of Five thousand Pounds, to and for the Lady Frances Savill, an Insant, Daughter of Thomas late Earl of Sussex, deceased, out of Part of the Estate of James Earl of Sussex, also an Infant, in pursuance of the Will of Thomas Earl of Sussex, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Solom. Swale, Lord Angier, Lord St. John, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Colonel Williams, Sir Wm. Portman, Sir Robert Carr, Lord Fitz Williams, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Thom. Gower, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Thomas Allen, Lord St. John, Sir Jo. Coventry, Mr. Hambden, Mr. Rigby, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Col. Birch, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Adam Browne, and all the Members that serve for the County of York: 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.

Admissibility of a Witness.

The House proceeded in the Debate (adjourned) concerning Mr. Poole's being admitted a Witness.

The Question being put, That Mr. Poole be admitted a Witness;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.


Mr. Weld, for the Yeas, 79.
Mr. Whorwood,
Sir Fran. Clarke, for the Noes, 77.
Mr. Pleydall.

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Parties and Counsel on both Sides being then called in; the House proceeded to the Examination of the said Mr. Poole, and several other Witnesses, on the Petitioners Behalf.

The Petitioners tendered the Speech of Sir Audley Mervin Speaker of the House of Commons in Ireland, dated the Thirteenth of February 1667, to be read in this Cause; which being objected against; the House debated the same.

Resolved, &c. That the said Speech shall be read.

Resolved, &c. That the further Hearing of this Cause be adjourned till Thursday next.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned till Tomorrow Two of the Clock, in the Afternoon.

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