House of Commons Journal Volume 9
20 February 1674

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 February 1674', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 312-313. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27425 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Veneris, 20 die Februarii, 1673.

Prayers.

Westminster Court of Conscience.

ORDERED, That Sir Philip Warwick have Leave to bring in a Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience within the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, for the better Government of the poorer Sort of People.

Southwarke Court of Conscience.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clergis have Leave to bring in a Bill or Bills for erecting a Court of Conscience within the Borough of Southwarke, and other Places within the Bills of Mortality, which are not in the City of London.

Insolvent Debtors.

Ordered, That the Quorum of the Committee, to which it is referred to bring in a Bill or Bills for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, be Three.

Cage's Estate.

A Bill for the Sale of certain Lands of Seckford Cage Esquire, lying in the Counties of Essex and Cambridge, to Edward Atkins Esquire, for the Consideration of One thousand Four hundred Pounds, was read the First time.

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

Croydon Vicarage.

A Bill to provide a perpetual yearly Maintenance for the Vicar of Croydon for the future, and for removing the present Incumbent, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Col. Strangwaies, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. Morgan, Sir John Dawney, Sir Eliab Harvey, Lord Richardson, Sir Charles Wheeler, Mr. Crouch, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Dillington, Colonel Strode, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Talbot, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Hales, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Mallett, Lord Ashley, Sir Will. Heywood, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Tredinham, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Mallett, Sir Edmond Winham, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Culliford, Sir Edw. Massey, Colonel Birch, Sir Philip Harcourt, Sir Rich. Temple, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Surrey and Kent: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And they are to give Notice to the Inhabitants of Croyden; and to send particular Summons to Dr. Clewer, that he may come in, and be heard: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Illegal Exactions.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill against illegal exacting Money from the Subject, be heard To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

Test against Papists.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for a Test, to distinguish between Protestants and Papists, be heard on Wednesday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.

State of Ireland.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to take into further Consideration the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the said Committee, Two Votes and Resolves of the Committee, to be presented to the House: Which were delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and are as followeth; viz.

That a Committee be appointed to inspect the State and Condition of the Revenue of Ireland; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House, as speedily as they may.

That the same Committee do consider of the State of the Religion, and the Militia, of that Kingdom; and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House, as speedily as they may.

The Question being put, For adding the Words "and Forces,"after the Word "Militia," in the last Vote;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, For adding the Words "and examine the Matter of Fact," after the Word "Kingdom," in the same Vote;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, For adding the Words "how that Kingdom may be best secured," after the Word "Opinions;"

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers,

Mr. Mallet, for the Yeas, 77.
Mr. Waller,
Mr. Progers, for the Noes, 48.
Lord Ancram,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in these Amendments;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Committee be appointed to inspect the State and Condition of the Revenue of Ireland; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House, as speedily as they may.

Resolved, &c. That the same Committee do consider of the State of the Religion, and the Militia and Forces of that Kingdom; and examine the Matter of Fact; and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House, how that Kingdom may be best secured, as speedily as it may be.

And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Lord O Brien, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Mallett, Lord Orery, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Char. Wheeler, Sir Thom. Lee, Lord St. John, Mr. Garaway, Sir John Duncombe, Sir John Moreton, Lord Aungier, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Mr. Wright, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir John Hotham, Sir Hen. Goodricke, Sir John Lowther, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Robert Carre, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Cheney, Colonel Titus, Colonel Strode, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Will. Hickman, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Waller, Sir John Trevor, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir George Downing, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Will. Bucknall, Sir John Talbot, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Thinne, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Philip Harcourt, Lord Ancram, Mr. Morris, Sir John Mounson, Sir John Werden, Sir Robert Thomas, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Lancelot Lake, Lord Gorge, Mr. Price, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Progers, Lord Cornbury, Sir Fred. Hide, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Powle, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. King, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Stuart, Sir Geo. Shakerly, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Capt. Herbert: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Suffolk Return amended.

The Clerk of the Crown, and the late High Sheriff for the County of Suffolk, attending, according to the Order of the House; the said Sheriff did withdraw and take off the File, the Return of the Lord Huntingtower; and the Clerk of the Crown amended the Return of Sir Samuell Barnardiston.

Committees.

The Question being put, That all Committees be adjourned;

It passed in the Negative.

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

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