House of Commons Journal Volume 9
6 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 730-732. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27882 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 6 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

ANTONY Ayrens this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, at the Clerk's Table in order to his Naturalization.

Esselbron's &c. Nat.

Sir Lionell Walden reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Naturalization of John Esselbron, and others, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendments.

Bedford Level.

A Bill for repealing a certain Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for Draining of Bedford Level, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Trade of Foreign Protestants.

A Bill to enable Protestant Strangers to exercise several Trades in Westminster, and other Places, being presented to the House;

Ordered, That the Bill do lie on the Table.

Bankrupt Laws.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to supply the Defects of the Laws made against Bankrupts.

Yarmouth Pier.

A Bill for clearing, preserving, repairing, and maintaining the Haven and Pier of Great Yarmouth, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir William Cooke, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Mr. Recorder of London, Colonel Friend, Captain Tufton, Sir Hen. Beding field, Mr. Coryton, Colonel Booth, Lord Digby, Mr. Parsons, Sir John Knatchbull, Sir Wm. Twisden, Sir Christ. Wrenn, Marquis Worcester, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Hewer, Mr. Pepys, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Brackley, Mr. Awbery, Sir Tho. Slingsby, Sir John Rouse, Sir John Ernle, Sir John Lowther, Sir Dan. Fleming, Mr. Smith, Sir Wm. Honnywood, Colonel Strode, Colonel Finch, Sir John Key, Sir John Talbot, Colonel Worden, Sir Wm. Gulston, Admiral Herbert, Sir Antho. Deane, Sir Richard Temple, Sir John Cordell, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Winston Churchill, Major de Gray, Doctor Davenant, and all Members that serve for the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, and the Cinque Ports; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Meller's Estate.

A Bill to enable Edward Meller Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Digby, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Hollaway, Mr. Price, Sir Tho. Norton, Sir Roger Lestrange, Sir Hen. Butler, Mr. Bull, Mr. Coryton, Mr. Freak, Sir John Hoskins, Sir John Chichly, Mr. Etherick, Colonel Windham, Mr. North, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Wm. Clifton, Marquis Worcester, Mr. Montague, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Goreing, Sir George Pudsey, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Porter, Sir Winst. Churchill, Sir Len. Bennett, Colonel Strangeways, Sir John Norton: And all that serve for the County of Dorsett, or any Eight of them: And they are to take Care, that the Wife do consent in Person; and that she have a Recompence settled, in lieu of her Jointure, to her Good-liking: And they are to examine the Title of the Lands to be settled; and to see, that the same be indefeasible: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Earl of Ossory's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, to enable James Lord Butler, of Moore Parke, Earl or Ossory in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make a Jointure on such Woman as he shall marry, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir James Butler, Lord Brackley, Lord Bruce, Mr. Price, Sir Hugh Chomley, Mr. Monstevens, Marquis Worcester, Mr. Porter, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Steph. Fox, Sir Robert Southwell, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Richard Midleton, Mr. Smith, Sir Cyrill Wyche, Lord Cornbury, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Hunt, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Corryton, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Chomley, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir John Churchill, Sir Henry Beaumont, Mr. Parker, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Awbery, Mr. Beare, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Justinian Isham, Mr. Bridgman, Lord Falkland, Lord Digby, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Chichly, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Strode, Colonel Strangeways, Mr. Hewer; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Earl of Cleaveland's Creditors.

A Bill for continuing and reviving several Acts, made for Relief of the Creditors of the late Earl of Cleaveland, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Winst. Churchill, Mr. Hunt, Sir John Talbott, Lord Preston, Lord Midleton, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Tho. Higgins, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Charles Garrett, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Christy, Sir John Lowther, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir Daniel Fleming, Mr. Montague, Mr. Essex Strode, Lord Brackley, Sir Cop. Bamfield, Mr. Cholmley, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Aubery, Sir Nevill Catlyn, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Earle, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Roger L'Estrange, Sir Edw. Herbert, Mr. Price, Lord Downe, Mr. Dane, Mr. Cornwall, Sir Tho. Harvey, Sir Dudley North, Sir Cyrill Wyche, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Coryton, Mr. Smith, Lord Downe, Marquiss Worcester, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Bonython, Mr. Tippin, Lord Falkland, Sir Hum. Winch, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Bedford, Hertford, Essex, and Middlesex; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Expiring Laws.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect and inquire into such Laws as are expired, or near expiring; and to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House, be impowered to bring in a Bill, or Clause, for reviving an Act made 22° Car. II. intituled, An Act for the taking off the Aliens Duties on Commodities of the Growth, Product, and Manufacture of this Kingdom.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

A Bill against Hawkers, and Pedlars, and petty Chapmen, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.

A Bill to revive an Act for providing Carriages for the Use of his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Reversing Lord Stafford's Attainder.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for reversing the Attainder of William late Viscount Stafford, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the said Bill.

Northern Borders.

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

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Preston, Mr. Price, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Seymour, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Fairfax, Marquis Worcester, Colonel Oglethorpe, Lord Midleton, Mr. Fanshaw, Mr. Parker, Mr. Lampton, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Mathews, Sir Wm. Maynard, Mr. Byerly, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Kingdon, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Coryton, Mr. Cradock, Mr. Stockdale, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Durham; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Carriages for the King.

An ingrossed Bill for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty in his Royal Progress and Removals, was read the Third time.

And an Amendment being made at the Table;

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty in his Royal Progress and Removals.

Ordered, That Sir John Talbott do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Esselbrone's &c. Eat.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Naturalization of John Esselbron, and others, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir John Lowther do carry up the said Bill to the Lords.

St. Ann's Parish.

A Bill for erecting a Church in the Parish of St. Ann's, within the Liberty of Westminster, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Southwarke, &c. Courts of Conscience.

Ordered, That Mr. Porter and Mr. Bonithon have Leave to bring in a Bill for erecting One or more Courts of Conscience for the Borough of Southwarke, Tower Hamlet, City of Westminster, and other Places within the Bills of Mortality.

Callington Election.

The Clerk of the Crown being called in; and having produced the Return for Callington in the County of Cornwall; whereby it appeared, that Sir John Corryton, One of the present Burgesses for the said Borough, was Mayor of the said Borough at the Time of the Election;

And a Motion being made, That a new Writ do issue, for the Election of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough, in the room of the said Sir John Corryton;

And the House being moved, That he is sick in Cornwall;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write to Sir John Corryton, touching the said Matter; and requiring his speedy Answer, before such new Writ do issue.

Coinage.

Resolved, That this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on Friday Morning next, to consider of the Bill for Coinage.

Hackney Coaches.

A Petition of Thomas Cadman, Thomas Whitle, and others, in Behalf of themselves, and others, Hackney Coachmen, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches.

Ditto.

Ordered, That the Earl of Middleton, Major Darcy, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Essex Strode, Colonel Finch, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Awbery, Mr. Hanses, Mr. Bonithon, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Kingdon, Mr. Goreing, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Guy, Sir John Talbott, Mr. St. Annand, Mr. Arnold, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Rich. May, Lord Preston, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Chichley, Colonel Oglethorp, Sir Tho. Slingsby, Sir Roger L'Estrange, Mr. Geeres, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Cornwall, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Cha. Litleton, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Chiffinch, Mr. Montague, Marquis Worcester, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Smith, be added to the said Committee: And they are to inquire into that Part of the said Petition, which complains of a Tax lately imposed by the City of London on several Hackney Coachmen; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

St. James' Parish.

Ordered, That Sir Richard May be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the new Parish of St. James in the County of Middlesex, is committed.

Lord Bruce's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill to enable Thomas Lord Bruce to make Leases, for raising Money to pay Debts, be read a Second time on Saturday Morning next.

And then the House adjourned to Wednesday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.