House of Commons Journal Volume 9
10 April 1677

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 April 1677', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 417-418. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27546 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Martis, 10 die Aprilis , 1677.

Reneu's &c. Nat.

SIR John Pettus reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Naturalization of Peter Reneu and others, was committed, several Amendments, agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which being twice read at the Table; and, upon the Question, severally agreed;

The Bill, with the Amendments, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to: And that Sir John Pettus do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Earl of Manchester's Estate.

The Proviso, brought in, by Order, to the Bill on the Behalf of the Lord Manchester, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and read a Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso, do pass: And that the Title be agreed to: And that Sir John Pettus do carry up the Bill to the Lords: And also, the Bills on the Behalf of Sir Francis Compton and Sir Edward Hungerford.

Repair of Churches.

An ingrossed Bill for the better repairing of Churches, was read the Third time.

And an Amendment made at the Table.

The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Gilbert Talbot, for the Yeas, 127.
Sir Wm. Hayward,
Tellers, Sir Jos. Tridenham, for the Noes, 85.
Mr. Wyn,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Repairing of Churches.

Gery's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn;

A Message from the Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Settling certain Lands belonging to William Gery, of Rushmead in the County of Bedford, Esquire, upon Trustees; to be sold for the Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Address concerning Duke of Norfolke.

Mr. Powle reports from the Committee, to whom it was referred to draw up an Address to be presented to his Majesty, that the Duke of Norfolke may be brought over into England, an Address agreed by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was again twice read; and, with an Amendment made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed; and is as followeth:

May it please Your Majesty,

WE Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in this present Parliament assembled; having, at the Petition of divers Commoners, greatly concerned in the Preservation of the Life and Estate of the Duke of Norfolke, entered into Consideration of the present Condition of the said Duke; and, upon solemn Hearing of Counsel on both Sides, and Examination of several Witnesses before the House, having found that the said Duke is a Lunatick; and hath been so for many Years past; and during all that Time to have been kept in Parts beyond the Sea at Padua, under the Dominion of the State of Venice; notwithstanding his Condition is such, as we conceive, that he may be safely and conveniently, and to the great Benefit of his Person (considering his Distemper) be removed thence into England; do most humbly beseech Your Majesty, That you would graciously be pleased to take some effectual Course, that the said Duke may be speedily brought over into this Kingdom; that thereby he may be more immediately under Your Majesty's Care: Which will be not only to the great Comfort and Relief of the said Petitioners, but the general Satisfaction of Your Majesty's Subjects; who think themselves, and all others in whom they are concerned, most safe and secure under your Majesty's Royal Protection.

Ordered, That such Members of the House, as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do present the said Address to his Majesty.

Supply Bill; Excise.

A Bill for continuing the additional Duty of Excise, was read the Second time.

A Petition of several Brewers was read.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the same Committee.

The Question being put, That it be referred to the said Committee, to consider of a Clause to be added to the said Bill, for the Exportation of Corn;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Wm. Portman, for the Yeas, 87.
Sir Robert Thomas,
Tellers, Lord O Brien, for the Noes, 116.
Mr. Arrundell,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed upon the Bill for continuing the additional Duty of Excise;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Lee, for the Yeas, 56.
Col. Birch,
Tellers, Sir Giles Hungerford, for the Noes, 110.
Mr. Spry,

And so it passed in the Negative.

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

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Sir Robert Southwell, for the Noes, 98.
Sir Cyrill Wyche,
Tellers, Sir Walter St. John, for the Yeas, 60.
Sir Rich. How,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House do now resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for continuing the additional Duty of Excise.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That the Committee had taken the said Bill into their Consideration; and had agreed upon several Amendments to be made thereto: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were, with some Amendments made at the Table, agreed to.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

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