House of Commons Journal Volume 9
25 October 1680

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 25 October 1680', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 636-639. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27798 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 25 die Octobris, 1680.

Prayers.

Members take Oaths.

THE House, being met, proceeded further in the Taking of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and making and subscribing the Declaration directed by the Act made in the Thirtieth Year of his now Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.

And such Members as were present, having taken the said Oath; and made and subscribed the said Declaration;

Burying in Woolen.

An additional Bill concerning Persons buried in Woollen, was read the First time.

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

Double Returns.

Ordered, That, where there are any Double Returns of Members to serve in this present Parliament, such Members do forbear to sit, until the said Returns be decided.

Grand Committees.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do sit every Tuesday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances do sit every Thursday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Trade do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Courts of Justice do sit every Saturday in the Afternoon, in the House.

Committee of Privileges.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee of Elections and Privileges be appointed of these Members following; viz. Mr. John Trenchard, Mr. John Gray, Sir John Trevor, Sir William Roberts, Sir John Hotham, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Barker, Mr. Hamden, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Treby, Lord Russell, Sir William Poulteney, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Nicholas Cary, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Conningsby, Mr. Dutton Colt, Lord Gerrard, Mr. Thistlethwayte, Sir John Holman, Mr. Edward Seymour, Sir John Wynn, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Bremen, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Will. Barker, Sir Francis Winnington, Sir Walter Long, Mr. Papillon, Sir Charles Cæsar, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Knight, Mr. Wright, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Fran. Stonehouse, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Vernon, Sir John Cope, Alderman Love, Mr. Farrington, Sir Roger Hill, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Garraway, Mr. White, Lord Fairfax, Sir Robert Markham, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Sir Thomas Probey, Sir James Long, Sir Robert Henley, Colonel Birch, Mr. John Hamden, Sir John Coventry, Sir John Fagg, Sir George Speake, Sir Edward Harley, Mr. Reynell, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir Jonathan Keat, Mr. John Woolrich, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Hobart, Colonel Whitley, Sir John Stonehouse, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Upton, Mr. Orlando Gee, Mr. Davyes, Sir William Courtney, Mr. Butler, Mr. Holt, Sir John Hewley, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Pelham, Sir Nicholas Pelham, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Nosworthy, Mr. Wharton, Sir Robert Thomas, Lord Cavendish, Sir William Portman, Sir Rob. Atkins, Lord Annesley, Sir John Bowyer, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Henry Calverly, Sir John Burlace, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Titus, Mr. Henry Trenchard, Mr. Browne, Sir William Langham, Mr. Thomas Lewis, Lord Clifford, Sir Humphry Winch: And all that come, are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at the Time and Place before-mentioned: And to take into their Consideration all such Matters as shall or may come in Question, touching Returns, Elections, and Privileges; and to proceed upon Double Returns, in the first Place; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions therein, to the House, from time to time: And all Persons that will question Returns, are to do it in Fourteen Days next; and so in Fourteen Days after any new Return shall be brought in: And the said Committee is to have Power to send for Witnesses, Persons, Papers, and Records, for their Information: And all Members who are returned for Two or more Places, to make their Elections by this Day Three Weeks, for which of the Places they will serve; provided there be no Question upon the Return for that Place: And if any thing shall come in Question touching the Return, Election, or Matter of Privilege, of any Member of this Committee, such Member is to withdraw during the Time the Matter is in Debate.

Election Petition.

A Petition of Thomas Hoby Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Message from Lords- Popish Plot.

A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Justice Scroggs and the Lord Chief Justice North;

Mr. Speaker, the Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have made an Address to his Majesty, and have received his Majesty's Answer thereto; which they have thought fit to communicate to this House.

And the said Address and Answer being delivered in at the Clerk's Table;

And the Messengers being withdrawn;

The said Address and Answer were read to the House, and are as followeth; viz.

"Die Sabbati, 23 Octobris, 1680."

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with white Staves do attend his Majesty, humbly to desire him, from this House, That, whereas there hath been a Discovery of an horrid Plot and Conspiracy, by the Papists, against his Majesty's Person and Government, which still continues, his Majesty will be graciously pleased to issue out his Royal Proclamation; thereby declaring, That if any Person or Persons shall, within the Space of Two Months after the Date of such Proclamation, come in, and give Evidence of any Treason or Conspiracy against his Majesty's Royal Person and Government; that then his Majesty will graciously pardon such Person or Persons all Treasons, and Misprision of Treasons, and all Offences in Concealment of the same, to the Time limited by the said Proclamation. Jo. Browne, Cleric. Parliamentor."

"His Majesty hath considered of the Address made by the House, and is so willing to encourage all Persons who know any thing of any Treasons and Conspiracies against his Person and Government, that he will cause his Royal Proclamation to issue, declaring, That he will fully pardon and secure all Persons who shall make such Discovery, not only during the Space of Two Months, as is desired, but at any time after, whensoever such Discovery shall be made."

Election Petitions.

A Petition of William Trenchard and Edward Norton Esquires was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report their Opinions therein to the House.

A Petition of John Arnold Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

A Petition of Matthew Irish, William Merefield, and others, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Robert Henley Merchant was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House.

A Petition of Deane Goodwin Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Richard Lee Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of William Cooke Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Election Petitions.

A Petition of Denzil Onslow Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Francis Dorington Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Sir William Waller Knight was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Philip Gell Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of William Glanvill Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Sir Peter Tyrrell Baronet was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Charles Baldwyn Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Algernon Sidney Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Richard Winwood and Samuel Starkey Esquires was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Cary and John Powney Esquires was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine . . . . . thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Robert Wharton Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Francis Trefusis and James Vernon Esquires was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Rotherham Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of James George Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein. . . .

A Petition of Henry Herbert Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

A Petition of Sir Peter Colleton Baronet was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Kendall Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Peachy Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Archer, William Palmer, and others, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Humphry Burlace Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of the Portreve and Burgesses of the Borough of St. Michell in the County of Cornwall, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Robert Fagge Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Sir James Hayes Knight, and John Wildman Esquire, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Borough of Truro, in the County of Cornwall, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Thomas Kendall and Humphry Courtney Esquires was read.

Election Petitions.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Smith Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of William Clark Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Edmund Prideaux Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Philip Howard Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Henry Whithed Esquire was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of Edward Rudge Merchant was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Message from Lords deferred.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Message this Day sent from the Lords be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

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