Mercuri, 4 die Aprilis, 1677.
Fines and Recoveries.
SIR John Trevor reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for better Assurance of such as claim under
ancient Fines and Recoveries, was committed, 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 were again twice read; and, upon the Question,
severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendements
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Westminster Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Sir Edmond Windham the Knight
Marshal, a Member of this House, be heard by his
Counsel, at the Bar of this House, as to the Matter of
the Bill depending in this House, for erecting a Court
of Conscience in the City and Liberties of Westminster;
and his Interest as Knight Marshal.
Sir Thomas Stringer reports from the Committee to
which the Bill to enable Mr. Standish and his Trustees to
sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, and for raising a Portion for his Daughter, was committed, several Amendments, agreed by the 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 were again
twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for
the Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Quinborough in the County of
Kent, in the room of James Herbert Esquire, deceased.
Privilege- Stopping a Member's Coach.
The House being informed, that Edward Clarke, a
Constable of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields,
Thomas Tompkins, John Clavile, Samuell Ridley, and
Thomas Taylor, did riotously and scandalously stop the
Coach and Horses, and beat and misuse the Coachman of
Sir Robert Carr, a Member of this House, without any
colour or pretence for the doing thereof, in Breach of the
Privilege of this House; and that they do obstinately persist in Justification of such their Proceedings;
Ordered, That the said Edward Clarke, Thomas Tompkins, John Clavile, Samuell Ridley, and Thomas Taylor,
be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending
this House, for their Breach of Privilege, in riotously and
scandalously stopping the Coach and Horses, and beating
and misusing the Coachman, of Sir Robert Carr, a
Member of this House.
Lord Morley's Estate.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Beversham
and Sir Miles Cooke;
Augmenting Vicarages, &c.
Lords desire Conference.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act to enable the Right Honourable Thomas
Lord Morley and Mounteagle, Baron of Rye, to make Sale
of the Manor of Farleton, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in Farleton in the County of Lancaster, for Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of
this House: And have commanded us to acquaint you,
That they have agreed to the Amendments and Provisoes,
sent up from this House, to the Bill to revive and perpetuate Augmentations made by Ecclesiastical Persons to
small Vicarages and Curacies: And that the Lords desire a Conference with this House, upon the Amendments
and Proviso sent up with the Bill for naturalizing the
Children of his Majesty's English Subjects born beyond
the Seas in the Time of the late Troubles, this Morning
at Eleven of the Clock in the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Conference desired.
And the Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker
acquainted them, That the House had agreed to the Conference.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the
Vesting of certain Manors and Lands of Edward Bedell,
of Woodrising in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, in
certain Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of his Debts;
and for raising of Portions for Diana Bedell, Isabella
Bedell, and Ann Bedell, Infants, Daughters of the said
Edward Bedell, and for such other Children as shall hereafter be begotten by the said Edward Bedell, upon the
Body of Isabella the said Edward Bedell his now Wife;
was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Price,
Mr. Crowch, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho.
Allen, Mr. Wright, Sir Edward Hungerford: Sir Lionell
Walden, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Mallett, Sir Anth. Irby,
Dr. Arris, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Eyres, Sir Tho. Stringer,
Sir Edward Masters, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Giles
Hungerford, Mr. May, Sir John Knight, Mr. Sackvile, Sir
John Mallett, Serjeant Seys, Sir John Covert, Mr. Chetwyn,
Sir John Ernle, Mr. Weld, Sir Tho. Bloodworth, Colonel
Howard, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Daniel, Sir John Elwayes,
Sir Wm. Glascock, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Allen Broderick, Col. Werden, Col. Wanklyn, Sir Trevor Williams,
Sir Jona. Trelawny, Sir John Trevor, Sir Fran. Compton,
Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Bennett, Sir Rob. Howard, Serjeant Pedley, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir John
Bennett, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Tufton, Sir John Werden,
Mr. Williams, Major Cornwall, Sir Tho. Williams, and all
the Members of this House, that serve for the several
Counties of Norfolke, Huntington, Northampton, and
Cambridge, and for the several Cities and Boroughs of the
same Counties: And they are to meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Inner Court of
Wards: And they are to examine the Matter of Fact;
and summon and hear the Parties concerned: And are
impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Whereas a Bill came down from the House of Lords,
intituled, An Act for the more effectual Conviction and
Prosecution of Popish Recusants;
Upon the reading the said Bill; and opening the Substance thereof to the House; it appeared to be much
different from the Title: And thereupon the House,
Nemine contradicente, rejected the same.
Members to attend Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Trevor, Sir
Cha. Wheeler, Sir Hen. Ford, Col. Byrch, Mr. Sacheverell,
Mr. Sawyer, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Powle, Mr. Vaughan,
Sir Richard Temple, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Eliab
Harvey, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Williams, do attend,
and manage the Conference with the Lords, in the
Painted Chamber, agreed to this Morning.
An ingrossed Bill for suppressing the Growth of Popery,
was read the Third time.
Resolved, upon the Question, Nemine contradicente,
That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act
for suppressing the Growth of Popery: And that Sir John
Trevor do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.