House of Commons Journal Volume 9
17 March 1670

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 17 March 1670', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 141-142. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27191 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Jovis, 17 die Martii, 1669.

Prayers.

MRS. Mary Carey, Samuell Sheapheard, and Statz Ahrens, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization: And their Certificates of receiving the Sacrament were produced, perused, and allowed in the House.

Carey's &c. Nat.

Ordered, That the Names of Mrs. Mary Carey, Samuell Sheapard, and Statz Ahrens, be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.

Bills to be read.

Resolved, &c. That the House do sit this Afternoon for the Reading of the ingrossed Bills.

Deeping Fennes.

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate, upon the Bill for settling the Draining of the Fens in Lyncolneshire, called Deeping Fennes.

And the Proviso, brought in to be added to the Bill, being twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso agreed, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Settling the Draining of the Fens in Lincolneshire, called Deeping Fenns.

Burning Corn and Hay Stacks, &c

Sir Jo. Brampston reports from the Committee, to which the Bill to prevent burning Stacks of Corn, and maiming Cattle, was committed, several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, with some Alterations made at the Table, agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Shadwell Church.

Mr. Crowch reports from the Committee to which the Bill for making the Precincts of Shadwell, in Middlesex, a distinct Parish from Stepney, several Amendments to be made, and Provisoes to be added to the Bill: Which were twice read: And one of the Provisoes, concerning the Collecting the Church Duties, being rejected; and the Allowance for the Minister agreed to be increased from 100£. per Ann. to 120£.; and another Proviso for inlarging the Parish being twice read; and, on the Question, agreed;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, and Provisoes agreed to, be ingrossed.

Falmouth Key.

Col. Spry reports from the Committee to which the Bill for explaining a former Act, and erecting a Key within the Harbour of Falmouth, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Committee for Journals.

Ordered, That Sir Humphry Wynch, Mr. Buscawen, and Sir John Birkenhead, be added to the Committee to inspect the Journals of this House.

Publick Accounts.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the Matter concerning the publick Accounts.

And the Commissioners of Accounts being called in; and the Report being read as to the Twenty-one Ships, and Goods therein, not cleared, in the Port of Dover, and the Districts therof, where Sir Thomas Peyton, Col. Strode, Sir Edw Massey, and Sir Francis Clarke, Knights, were Commissioners for Prizes;

And Counsel being allowed, and called in, and heard at the Bar, to make Defence on their Behalf; and the Instructions of the principal Commissioners for Prizes, and some Letters from them to the Commissioners for Dover, and other Letters of theirs to the principal Commissioners, were read, and the Matter fully heard at the Bar.

Lady Routh's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Mr. Halsey;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Dame Elizabeth Routh, Mother and Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Dorothy Farewell, Widow, deceased, late the Relict and Executrix of John Farewell, late of the Inner Temple, London, Esquire, to sell certain Lands for the Payment of Debts.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Rebuilding London.

ORDERED, That the Report of the Bill of the City of London, be heard To-morrow Morning.

Supply Bill; Duty on Brandy.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning Brandy, directed by Order of the House, be brought in, and read in the House To-morrow Morning.

Prettyman's Debt to the Crown.

A Bill for Sale of Part of the Lands of Sir John Prettyman, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to his Majesty, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.

Lord Strangford's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable the Trustees for the Lord Viscount Strangford, of the Kingdom of Ireland, to sell certain Lands, for the Payment of the Remainder of his Debts, was read.

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

Strode's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, concerning the Disposing of a House and Lands, belonging to the Sisters and Coheirs of Margarett Strode, was read.

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

Wharton's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to enable Henry and Jane Perkins to insure to Dr. Wharton Lands purchased in the County Palatine of Durham, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act, to enable Henry and Jane Perkins to insure to Dr. Wharton Lands purchased in the County Palatine of Durham.

Gunman's, &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill for the Naturalization of Captain Christopher Gunman, and others, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Naturalization of Captain Christopher Gunman and others.

Davison's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to enable Thomas Davison to sell Lands to pay Debts, and provide for younger Children, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable Thomas Davison to sell Lands to pay Debts, and provide for younger Children.

Tillage and Cattle.

An ingrossed Bill for Improvement of Tillage, and the Breed of Cattle, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Improvement of Tillage, and the Breed of Cattle.

Brandon, &c. Navigation.

An ingrossed Bill for making navigable the Rivers of Brandon and Waveney, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for making navigable the Rivers of Brandon and Wavney.

Dean of St. Paul's House.

An ingrossed Bill for the building of a Mansion House for the Dean of St. Paul's Church London, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the building of a Mansion House for the Dean of St. Paul's Church London.

Burning Corn and Hay Stacks, &c.

An ingrossed Bill to prevent the malicious burning of Houses, Stacks of Corn and Hay, and Killing or maiming of Cattle, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent the malicious burning of Houses, Stacks of Corn and Hay, and killing or maiming of Cattle.

Shadwell Church.

An ingrossed Bill for the Endowment of a Church at Shadwell, now in the Parish of Stepney in Middlesex, and making of it Parochial, distinct from Stepney, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And the Title be, An Act for Endowment of a Church at Shadwell, now in the Parish of Stepney in Middlesex, and making of it Parochial, distinct from Stepney.

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