House of Commons Journal Volume 9
20 November 1675

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 November 1675', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 381-382. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27500 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Sabbati, 20 die Novembris, 1675.

Prayers.

Bridport Writ.

ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make a new Writ for the Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bridport in the County of Dorsett, in the room of Colonel Humphrey Bishopp, lately deceased.

Lord Maynard's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for rectifying a Mistake in a general Settlement of the Lord Maynard's Estate, upon the Marriage of his Son, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Anthony Irby, Lord Allington, Sir John Otway, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Wm. Windham, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Neale, Sir Hum. Wynch, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Henry Ford, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Noell, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Morris, Sir * Moreton, Sir Rob. Carr, Colonel Phillips, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Price, Mr. Head, * Henley, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edward Phillipps, Mr. Hobby, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Rowland Berkley, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir John Holland Mr. Westphaling, Lord Fitzharding, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Barnaby, and all that serve for the several Counties of Essex and Suffolke: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Committees.

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

Northern Borders.

A Bill to prevent Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Rob. Bradshaw, Sir John Otway, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Hen. Ford, Col. Kirkby, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Mainard, Sir Richard Graham, Mr. Henley, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Covert, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Mallet, Sir Phillip Howard, Sir John Lowther, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Vane, Col. Grey, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Edward Morpeth, Lord Ogle, Sir Wm. Blackett, Col. Price, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Wright, Serjeant Rigby, Sir Fran. Anderson, Sir Wm. Francklin, Mr. Stockdale, Colonel Tempest, and all that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Northumberland, Durham, Westmerland, and Cumberland: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Lord Cullen's Estate.

A Bill to enable the Lord Cullen to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions, was read the First time.

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

Recovery of Tythes.

Ordered, That the Bill for Repair of Churches, and better Recovery of small Tithes, be brought in and read on Monday next.

Taking Affidavits.

A Bill for making Commissioners to take Affidavits in the Country, to be used in the Courts at Westminster, was read.

Lyndsey Level.

A Bill for draining Lyndsey Level, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Joseph Tredenham, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Gilb. Talbott, Mr. Neale, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir John Hotham, Sir Wm. Wyndham, Sir Courtney Poole, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Hale, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Rob. Carr, Sir Tho. Clargis, Sir John Talbot, Lord Digby, Sir Edm. Wyndham, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Phill. Harcourt, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Anth. Irby, Col. Byrch, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Newport, Sir * Moreton, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Williams, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Serj. Maynard, Mr. Vernon, Sir John Covert, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Denrey Ashburnham, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Hobart, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Scroope How, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Wm. Hartopp, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Pettus, Sir Tho. Allen, and all that serve for the several Counties of Lincolne, Yorke, and Huntington: And all that come are to have Voices.

Ordered, That the Matter concerning the Bill for draining Lyndsey Level be heard at the Bar of this House, on the First Wednesday after Christmas next.

Ordered, That Summons be delivered in Writing to the Ministers of the several Churches of the Parishes, Towns, and Villages hereunder named; or, in their Absence, to be left at their Houses, to be by them published in their several Churches, after Divine Service, Ten Days or more before the First Wednesday after Christmas next and also to fix it at the several Church Doors: And That to be a sufficient Summons. And it is likewise Ordered, That this Summons be also left with the High Constables of the several Hundreds or Wapentakes of Aveland, Aswardhurne, Kirton, and Elloe; to give Notice, that this House will proceed in the Hearing of this Cause, at the Bar of this House, upon the Bill now depending, on the First Wednesday after Christmas next, for settling the Draining of the Fens called Lyndsey Level in the County of Lincolne; whereof the Lords Owners and Commoners within the said Level are to take Notice; and this Summons to be counted sufficient.

The Names of the Parishes, Towns and Villages to be summoned, are as followeth; viz.

Great Hale
Bourne
Aslackby
Swaton
Ewerby
Gosberton
Morton
Pointon
Helpringham
Bickar Donington
South Kyme
Surflett
Hackenby
Sempringham
Little Hale
Swineshead
Pinchbeck
Dunsby
Billinborough
Spalding, and
Cowbitt
Rippingale
Horblin
Heckington
Dowseby
Briggend
Howell
Quadring.

Supply Bill; Shipbuilding.

A Bill for raising a Supply for the Building, and towards the Guns, Rigging, and other Furnishing of Twenty Ships of War; and for appropriating the Customs to the Use of the Navy, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Wednesday next, after Ten of the Clock.

Bills sent from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Bramston and Sir John Coell;

Davis' Estate.

Mr. Speaker, the Lords have sent down to this House, a Bill, intituled, * * * * to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And have commanded us to let you know, that they have agreed to the Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands for Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davis Gentleman, deceased, without any Alteration.

Privilege-Petition from a person in custody.

A Petition of Adam Decardonnell, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, and Misdemeanor, in aspersing Sir Robert Holmes, a Member of this House, and reflecting upon the other Members of this House, being read; whereby he acknowledgeth his Offence, and submits himself to the Pleasure of the House;

Resolved, &c. That the said Adam Decardonnell, having submitted himself to the Favour of this House, be discharged of his Commitment, paying his Fees.

Privilege-prosecuting Appeals against Members.

Ordered, That Thomas Sherley Esquire be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms now attending this House, for his Breach of Privilege, in prosecuting an Appeal in the House of Lords, against Sir John Fagg, a Member of this House.

The House being informed, that Sir Nicholas Staughton did Yesterday serve Mr. Onslow, a Member of this House, in Westminster Hall, with an Order of the House of Lords, for hearing an Appeal brought there by the said Sir Nicholas Staughton against the said Mr. Onslow, on the * Day of November instant; and that he refused to retract the same, after he had Notice of the Resolution of this House; made Yesterday, about Appeals to the Lords from Courts of Equity;

Ordered, That Sir Nicholas Staughton be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms now attending this House, for his Breach of Privilege, in prosecuting an Appeal in the House of Lords, against Mr. Onslow, a Member of this House.

Ordered, That Mr. Onslow do not proceed to make any Defence in this Cause.

Bribery at Elections.

Ordered, That the Committee of Elections and Privileges do, in the first Place, proceed upon the Paper committed to them, to prevent Bribery, and excessive Drinking, in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and report the same on Monday Morning next.

Plater's Estate.

A Bill to enable * Plater to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, tendered; and accepted.

Repairing Highways.

A Bill for the better Repairing and Amending the Highways, tendered; and accepted.

Adjournment.

The Question being put, That this House do now adjourn;

The House divide.

The Noes go out.

Tellers, Sir Wm. Hickman, for the Noes, 123.
Mr. Williams,
Tellers, Mr. Progers, for the Yeas, 138.
Mr. Robert Wright,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative: And

Accordingly the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.