House of Lords Journal Volume 14
16 June 1685

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 14: 16 June 1685', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 14: 1685-1691 (1767-1830), pp. 43-45. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12946 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 16 die Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Peterborough.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Glouc.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Keeper.
L. Treasurer.
L. President.
L. Privy Seal.
Duke of Norff. E. Marshal.
L. Steward.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Westmerland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Litchfeild.
Comes Danby.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Macclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Weymouth.
Vicecomes Hatton.
Ds. Lawar.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Conyers.
Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler W.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jefferies.

PRAYERS.

Yarmouth Piers, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for clearing, preserving, maintaining, and repairing the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth."

Carriages for Navy and Ordnance Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving an Act for providing of Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance."

Meller's Bill.

Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Edward Meller Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."

Imposition on Tobacoo and Sugar Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the 24th Day of June 1693.

ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House.

And the House was presently put into a Committee.

The House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee of the whole House read this Bill for granting an Imposition upon Sugar and Tobacco; and think it fit to pass as it is, without any Amendments."

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons gave this Account:

That they had acquainted them, that their Lordships had passed the the Bill for the Attaint of the Duke of Monmouth of High Treason.

D. of Monmouth's Declaration burnt.

The Sheriffs of London gave this House an Account, That they had executed the Order of this House, for burning the Duke of Monmouth's Declaration Yesterday, before The Royal Exchange, about One of the Clock, by the Hand of the Hangman."

Imposition on Tobacco and Sugar Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Sugar and Tobacco imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the 24th Day of June 1693."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir James Astrey and Doctor Eddisbury:

To let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the 24th Day of June 1693."

Dutchy of Cornwall Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Higgins and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repealing a Clause for dividing of Commons, in an Act of Parliament made in the Fifteenth Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for settling the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Levell."

Writs of Error brought in.

This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench brought in Two Writs of Error:

Grantham Plaintiff and Wood Defendant.

Travell Plaintiff and Carteret Defendant.

Mason versus Onslow & al.

Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Ralph Carr, "That he served Arthur Onslowe Esquire and Richard Symes Gentleman, of Guilford, with an Order for putting in an Answer to the Appeal of Nicholas Mason, on the 10th of June Instant; which they have not done:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the 27th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Appellant Nicholas Mason is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Arthur Onslow and Richard Symes, to the End they may attend with their Counsel accordingly.

anoway versus Bedford.

Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition of William Janoway and Robert Dickens, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, in Mich. Terme 1675, concerning the Distribution of the Personal Estate of Edmond Arnold late of Doctors Commons Esquire, contrary to the Will of the Testator, as in the said Appeal is suggested; as also upon the Answers of Thomas Bedford Executor of the said Will, and Edward Buncher, John Steare, and John Buncher, put in thereunto:

After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Part thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of William Janoway and Robert Dickens be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and the Decree from which they appealed be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Butler versus Sir P. Warwick's Executors.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing Counsel upon the Appeal of Sir Oliver Butler, and the several Answers put in thereunto:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel at the Bar, upon the said Appeal and Answers, on Tuesday the 30th Day of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof all Parties concerned are to take Notice, and attend accordingly.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Regal Crown and Ornaments, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify His Pleasure to the House of Commons, "That they attend Him presently."

The Commons being come; their Speaker made a short Speech, to this Effect.

Speaker of H. C. Speech.

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons assembled in Parliament, do now, with all Chearfulness, present to Your Majesty Two Bills of Supply:

"The one, intituled, "An Act for granting His Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the 24th Day of June 1693."

"The other, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the 24th Day of June 1693."

"And we beseech Your Majesty graciously to accept of them.

"We very well know, that the Defence and Security of our Religion and Laws depend on Your Majesty's being enabled to protect and defend them, which are dearer to us than our Lives.

"We have repeated to Your Majesty our Resolution to stand by Your Majesty, with our Lives and Fortunes, against Your Rebels and our Enemies. And I may, upon this Occasion, presume with more Loyalty and Respect to say to Your Majesty, what was said to Your late Royal Brother at Oxford, That we Your loyal Commons shall manifest to Your Majesty and the World, that we are not inclinable to change our Resolution of assisting Your Majesty."

The Clerk of the Parliaments received the aforesaid Two Bills from the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; and the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the several Acts; and the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assents:

Bills passed.

"An Act for granting His Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar imported, between the 24th Day of June 1685, and the the 24th Day of June 1693."

The Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words,

"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"An Act for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the 24 of June 1685, and the 24th of June, 1693."

"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"An Act to attaint James Duke of Monmouth of High Treason."

"Le Roy le veult."

"An Act to enable James Lord Butler of Moore Parke, and Earl of Ossory in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make a Jointure to such Woman as he shall marry."

"Soit fait come il est desire."

"An Act for the Naturalization of John Esselbron, Otto Geertz, David Becceler, and others."

"Soit fait come il est desire."

This being done, His Majesty descended His Throne; and the Commons went to their House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 17um diem instantis Junii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.