House of Commons Journal Volume 9
6 February 1673

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 February 1673', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 248-249. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27343 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Jovis, 6 die Februarii, 1672.

Prayers.

Irregular Writs issued and Returns made in Recess;

THE House, being met, did according to the Order made Yesterday, assume the Consideration of the Matter concerning the Electing and Returning of Persons to serve in Parliament, since the last Session: And, upon Debate of the Matter, It was

to be superseded.

Resolved, &c. That Warrants do issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Crown, for the Superseding all the Writs, issued for electing of Persons since the last Session, that were not executed before the First Day of the Sitting of the House, this Session; and for the making out new Writs, in the Room of those superseded.

The Matter being further debated;

And a Motion being made for a Committee to be appointed to inspect the Precedents touching Elections and Returns;

The Question being put, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Precedents touching Elections and Returns; and to report the Matter to the House, on Saturday Morning next;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers,

Sir Thomas Littleton, For the Yeas, 103.
Sir Thomas Strickland,
Sir Nicholas Carew, For the Noes, 169.
Mr. Whorwood,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Right of issuing Writs declared to be in the House.

The House then went into the Debate of the Matter of issuing Writs, and making Elections and Returns of Persons to serve in Parliament, without Order or Warrant from this House.

And several Cases and Precedents being cited; and the Matter at large debated; and the general Sense and Opinion of the House being, That during the Continuance of the High Court of Parliament, the Right and Power of issuing Writs for electing Members to serve in this House, in such Places as are vacant, is in this House, who are the proper Judges also of Elections and Returns of their Members: Thereupon it was

Writs issued in Recess declared void, and new ones issued.

Resolved, &c. That all Elections upon the Writs issued since the last Session, are void: And that Mr. Speaker do issue out Warrants to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out new Writs for those Places.

Whereupon several Motions were made for several Places; and Orders granted for Mr. Speaker, to make out Warrants, according to the Vote aforesaid; and for other vacant Places; as followeth; viz.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Chiping Wicombe in the County of Bucks, in the room of Sir John Burlacy Baronet, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Wendover in the County of Bucks, in the room of Robert Crooke Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the City of Chester in the room of John Ratcliffe Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Eastlow, in the room of Sir Robert Atkins, called up as an Assistant to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Penrynn in the County of Cornwall, in the room of William Pendarves Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Bossiny in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Richard Rous Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Michaell in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Matthew Wrenn Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Totnes in the County of Devon, in the room of Sir Thomas Clifford, called up to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Tavistocke in the County of Devon, in the room of George Howard Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Clifton in the County of Devon, in the room of William Gould Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Poole in the County of Dorsett, in the room of Thomas Trenchard Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorsett, in the room of Bullen Reymes Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Hertford, in the County of Hertford, in the room of Sir Edward Turner, called up as an Assistant to the Lords House.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Huntington, in the room of Robert Lord Mandevill, called up to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member for the City of Hereford, in the County of Hereford, in the room of Roger Vaughan Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Grimsby in the County of Lincolne, in the room of Sir Fretchvile Hollis, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Norfolke, in the room of Sir Ralph Hare.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member, to serve for the Borough of King's Linne in the County of Norfolke, in the room of John Cooke Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member, to serve for the Borough of Castleriseing, in the County of Norfolke, in the room of Sir Robert Steward, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Nottingham, in the Place of Anthony Eyre Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Burgess for the Borough of Minehead, in the County of Somerset, in the room of Sir Hugh Windham, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Burgess for the Borough of Shorham in the County of Sussex, in the room of John Fagg Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Andover in the County of Southampton, in the room of Sir John Trott, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Ryegate in the County of Surrey, in the room of Sir Edward Thurland, called up as an Assistant to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Suffolke, in the room of Sir Henry North, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of St. Edmondsbury, in the County of Suffolke, in the room of Sir Edmond Pooley, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Chippenham in the County of Wiltes, in the room of Henry Bainton Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Great Bedwin in the County of Wiltes, in the room of Sir John Trevor, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Ludgersall, in the County of Wiltes, in the room of Thomas Grey Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Marlborough in the County of Wiltes, in the room of John Lord Seymour, called up to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the City of Salisbury in the County of Wiltes, in the room of Richard Coleman Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Thirske in the County of Yorkshire, in the room of Sir Thomas Ingram, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Borough of Malton in the County of Yorkshire, in the room of Sir Thomas Gower, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Port of Hyeth in the County of Kent, in the room of Sir Henry Wood, deceased.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve for the Port of Dover in the County of Kent, in the room of Edward Lord Hinchinbrooke, called up to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Member to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Merioneth in Wales, in the room of Henry Winne Esquire, deceased.