House of Commons Journal Volume 9
26 October 1680

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 26 October 1680', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 639-640. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27799 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Martis, 26 die Octobris, 1680.

Election Petition.

A PETITION of Henry Whithed 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.

Heydon Writ.

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 Heydon, in the County of York, in the room of Sir Hugh Bethell Knight, deceased.

Radnor Writ.

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 Radnor, in the room of Griffith Jones Esquire.

Election Petition.

A Petition of Edward Brereton 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.

Lanceston Writ.

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 Dunhivid, alias Lanceston, in the room of Sir John Coryton Baronet, deceased.

Burying in Woollen.

An additional Bill concerning Persons Burying in Woollen, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Titus, Mr. White, Sir Richard Cust, Sir Robert Markham, Sir William York, Sir John Hartup, Mr. Wright, Sir James Oxenden, Mr. Wynne, Sir Francis Russell, Sir William Poultney, Sir Francis Rolls, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Bennett, Sir James Long, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Serjeant Strode, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Davyes, Mr. Grey, Mr. Colt, Mr. Bremen, Sir George Downing, Mr. Wentworth, Sir Wm. Estcourt, Sir John Knight, Mr. Thompson: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Linnington Writ.

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 Linnington, in the room of John Button Esquire, deceased.

Regulating Elections.

Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in, upon the Debate of the House, for regulating the Election of Members to serve in Parliament.

And it is referred to Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Hamden, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Garway, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Hartup, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Colt, Sir William Estcourt, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Wentworth, Sir Samuel Bernardiston; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock, this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same: And they are to take care to bring in a Clause, to declare the Law, That an Action of the Case may be brought, for any Damages sustained by undue Returns.

Election Petitions.

A Petition of Gerrard Russell and Edward Partrich 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 . . . ., with their Opinion therein, to the House.

A Petition of John Swinfen 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.

Ordered, That the Bailiff of Tamworth do deliver true Copies of the Poll to Mr. Swinfen, and all Parties concerned, or such Persons as they shall appoint: And that they have Liberty to examine the same with the Originals.

Monmouth Writ.

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 County of Monmouth, in the room of Mr. Morgan.

Dorchester Writ.

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 Dorchester, in the room of Sir Francis Hollis, called up to the House of Lords.

Election Petitions.

A Petition of Sir John Maynard 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 Dean 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 Petition.

A Petition of John Collins 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.

Melcombe Regis Writ.

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 Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorsett, in the room of Thomas Brown Esquire deceased.

Address- Discoveries of Plot.

The House, according to the Order Yesterday made, taking into Consideration the Message sent from the Lords;

Ordered, That an humble Address be prepared to be presented to his Majesty for the Pardon of such Persons who shall, within a limited time, make satisfactory Discovery to this House of the horrid Popish Plot.

And it is referred to Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Garway, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Francis Winnington, Mr. Powle, Mr. Treby, Colonel Titus, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Thomas Lee, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock.

Popish Plot.

The House being informed that Mr. Dangerfield was in the Speaker's Chamber; and desired he might acquaint the House with some Matters of Importance relating to the Popish Plot;

Ordered, That Mr. Dangerfield be called to the Bar of this House, to give an Account to the House, What he knows relating to the Popish Plot.

And Mr. Dangerfield, being accordingly called to the Bar of the House, related his Evidence.

And Mr. Dangerfield being withdrawn;

Matters respecting a Member.

The House taking notice of Mr. Dangerfield's having, in his Information, mentioned Sir Robert Peyton, a Member of this House;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of a Committee, to examine the Matters touching Sir Robert Peyton; and report the same to the House.

And it is referred to Colonel Titus, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Dutton Colt, Mr. Reynell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Fran. Winnington, Sir William York, Sir Charles Cæsar, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Wentworth, Serjeant Rigby, Sir William Roberts, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Foley, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Colonel Birch, Mr. White, Sir William Ellis, Sir John Hartup, Sir William Courtney, Mr. Woolrich, Mr. Garway, Sir Anthony Irby; or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Resolution against a Popish Successor.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this House to proceed effectually to suppress Popery; and prevent a Popish Successor.

Ordered, That Mr. Dangerfeild do put his Evidence, this Day given to the House, into Writing; and present the same to the House To-morrow Morning.

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