Sabbati, 13 die Novembris, 1675.
Lord Kilmurrey's Estate.
SIR John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill for the Payment of the Debts of
Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmurrey, and for raising
Portions for Byron Nedham and Charles Nedham Two
of his younger Sons, was referred, several Amendments,
agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his
Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were,
upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Importing foreign Silks.
A Petition of the Bailiff, Wardens, and Assistants of
the Company of Weavers of London, was tendered, and
A Bill to enable Trustees to sell an Estate of Thomas
Berkley Esquire, for the Payment of Debts, was read a
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Henry
Ford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Edm.
Jennings, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Coriton, Serj. Maynard, Mr. Wright, Sir John Knight, Serjeant Jones, Mr.
Hopkins, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Otway,
Mr. Onslow, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Adam Browne, Mr.
Culliford, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Mr.
Crouch, Serj. Rigby, Mr. Buller, Colonel Sands, Mr.
Westphaling, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Bennett, and all that
serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they
are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to
send for all Parties concerned in the said Bill; and to
examine, how the Conveyances stand; and what the
Debts are that stand charged upon the Lands; and what
the Value of the Lands are, that are by the Bill appointed
to be sold; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Downing be added to the
Committee, to whom the Bill for reviving and continuing
the Act for Exportation of Leather is referred.
Ordered, That Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Brampston,
Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Chetwin, Mr. Williams, Sir John Knight,
Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Crowch, and Mr. Onslow, be
added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the
Augmentation of small Vicarages is referred: And that
the said Committee do meet in the Speaker's Chamber,
for the future; and not in the Inner Court of Wards, as
was formerly appointed.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the several
Counties of Yorke, Darby, Stafford, Warwick, Wilts, and
Hereford, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill
for preventing the Abuses in collecting the Duty of Hearthmoney, is referred: And that all that come are to have
Voices: And that the said Committee be revived; and
do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill to enable Trustees to raise Monies towards
Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davies Gentleman,
deceased, was referred, several Amendments, agreed by
the said Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he
read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again
twice read, with some Amendments made at the Table,
were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Coal and Wood Measures.
A Bill for regulating the Abuses in the Measures of
Coals and Wood, was read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be read a
It passed in the Negative.
Importing foreign Silks.
The Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants
of the Company of Weavers of London, delivered in this
Day; complaining of the Importation of foreign wrought
Silks and Stuffs; and of a Frame or Loom lately used for
the making many Ribbons at once, to the Destruction of
the Trade of Weaving, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to Mr. Alderm. Love, Sir Edw. Bowyer, Sir
Anth. Irby, Sir John Fagg, Lord Morpeth, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John
Berkenhead, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Buscowen, Mr.
Garraway, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Serj. Rigby, Sir Edward
Deering, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Henry
Ford, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Elwes, Mr.
Palmes, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Howard, Lord Hawley, Mr.
Culliford, Sir John Coriton, Col. Birch, Sir Rich. Ford,
Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Bennett, Sir
Nich. Carew, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Bludworth,
Sir Hen. Thompson, Sir Tho. Byde, Mr. Head, Mr.
Williams, Sir John Knight, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Wright,
Mr. Progers, Serjeant Jones, Serjeant Maynard, Sir John
Cotton, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Crowch, Sir Wm.
Hickman, Col. Titus, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Devoreux,
Col. Sands, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Powle,
Sir John Hotham, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Pepys,
Sir John Robinson, Alderm. Bence, Mr. Thompson, Sir
Wm. Bucknall, and all that serve for the Cities of
London and Westminster: And they are to meet on
Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber; and to send for the Petitioners
only, and not any other of the Weavers; and report the
Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Assault on de Luzancy, &c.
Sir John Mallett reports from the Committee to whom
the Matter about the Narrative relating to Monsieur de
Luzancy, was referred, the Examination of one Daniell
Cordier, taken before the said Committee: Which he read
in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Which being there read, is as followeth; viz.
"Friday, 12th November, 1675.
"Daniell Cordier a French Gentleman, being examined,
saith, He hath been examined before the King in Council,
Monday last in the Evening; and refers himself to his
Examination of what he hath there said: But further
saith, That Monday last about Noon, he being walking in
St. James Park, with Mons. Blanchard, Secretary to the
French Ambassador, and Mons. Le Pin, Clerk or Writer
to Secretary Coventrey, and Mons. L'angle, a French
Minister; they did see Mons. St. German walking
in the said Park, from Whitehall towards. St. James
House; and that the said Mons. St. German did stop a
while, and talk with a Gentlewoman in the Walk there.
A Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That an Address be presented to his
Majesty, representing to him the Default of not apprehending Mons. St. German: And that it be referred to
Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Meres, Lord Cavendish, Mr.
Sacheverell, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Williams, Mr. Powle,
Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir John Reresby, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Tho.
Clergis, Mr. Finch, Colonel Byrch, Mr. Vaughan, Sir
Tho. Littleton, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Sir
John Hotham, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Rob. Thomas, Sir
John Holland, or any Three of them, to prepare and
draw up the said Address upon the Debates of the House.
Several Motions being made for the Encouragement
of Converts from the Roman Catholick Church to the
Church of England; and particularly of Dr. Brevall,
Mons. De Luzancy, and Mons. La Mott;
And the House being informed by Mr. Secretary
Williamson, that his Majesty had been pleased already to
prefer Dr. Brevall to be Prebend of Rochester; and
designed him some further Preferment;
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned
to his Majesty, for his great Care for Promoting the
Protestant Religion, in preferring Dr. Brevall a Convert
from the Roman Catholick Church; and for his Grace and
Favour towards him: And that Mr. Secretary Williamson
do return the Thanks of his House accordingly.
Ordered, That Mons. de Luzancy, and Mons. La
Mott, Two Converts from the Roman Catholick Church,
be recommended by the House to his Majesty, as
Persons fit to partake of his Majesty's Grace and
Favour in preferring them.
The House being moved, that Mr. Barker, the Chaplain
now attending this House, be also recommended by this
House to his Majesty, as a Person fit for Preferment;
Ordered, That Mr. Barker; the Chaplain now attending
this House, be recommended by this House to his Majesty,
as a Person fit to partake of his Majesty's Grace and
Favour, in preferring him.
Information being given to the House of certain dangerous Words spoken by some Popish Recusants, upon
the Occasion of the Matter relating to Mons. de Luzancy;
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to whom the Narrative of Mons. de Luzancy is referred,
to examine the Matter of the said Information; and report
the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Privilege-Lords Jurisdiction; Shirley v. Fagg.
The House being informed, that the House of Lords
had appointed to hear the Cause upon the Appeal brought
by Dr. Shirley against Sir John Fagg, a Member of this
House, on Saturday the Twentieth of this instant November; and that the said Order was this Day served upon
Sir John Fagg;
And the Order being read;
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration thereof
be adjourned till Monday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Wednesday next,
at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the State and Condition of
the Woollen Manufacture; and how to improve it.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Friday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Act for prohibiting
the Importation of Irish Cattle.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.