House of Commons Journal Volume 9
11 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 11 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 732-733. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27884 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Jovis, 11 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

Bedford Level.

A BILL for repealing a certain Clause in an Act for Draining of Bedford Level in the County of Northampton, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Castleton, Sir John Barker, Mr. Fitzwilliams, Lord Brackley, Sir Nic. L'Estrange, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Richard May, Mr. Harrington, Sir John Chichley, Sir Justi. Isham, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir John Werden, Mr. Roger North, Sir Char. Windham, Sir Nevill Catlin, Mr. Walden, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Cha. Orme, Mr. Tho. Orme, Mr. Meller, Sir Levinus Bennet, Mr. Montague, Mr. Wild, Lord Huntingtowre, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir John Fagg, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir Geo. Winneve, Sir Cha. Rawley, Mr. Harvey, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Northampton, Cambridge, and Suffolk, 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.

Meller's Estate.

Mr. Ethrick reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Edward Meller Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were again read; and, upon the Question severally put, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Earl of Ossory's Estate.

Sir James Butler reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act enabling James Lord Butler of Moor Parke, Earl of Ossory in the Kingdom Ireland, to settle a Jointure on such Woman, as he shall marry, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Third time.

Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.

A Bill for reviving an Act, intituled, An Act for providing Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Chris. Musgrave, Mr. Corryton, Mr. Chiffinch, Colonel Finch, Sir Ben. Bathurst, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Cha. Keymish, Dr. Brady, Sir Chri. Wren, Lord Preston, Sir Dan. Fleming, Sir Wm. Trumbull, Lord Digby, Sir Nic. L'Estrange, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Sir John Ernle, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Rich. May, Mr. Mellish, Mr. Crofts, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Rich. Haddock, Sir Antho. Deane, Mr. Bear, Mr. Done, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir John Werden, Mr. Kingdon, Captain Kirkby, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Chichley, Lord Downe, Mr. Grahme, Colonel Strode, Mr. Pepys, Sir John Hoskins, Captain Tufton, Sir Cha. Gawdy, Sir John Godden, Mr. Ethrick, Mr. Porter, Mr. Jones; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Duty on Tobacco, &c.

A Petition of the Society of Merchants of the City of Bristoll, being presented to the House, mentioning an intended Imposition upon Tobacco and Sugar;

Ordered, That the said Petition be read To-morrow Morning, upon the Second Reading of the Bill for such Imposition.

Cirencester Election.

Ordered, That the Merits of the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cirencester, in the County of Gloucester, be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges, on next Saturday-three-weeks.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

A Bill for the better Suppressing of Pedlars, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Richard Temple, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Talbott, Sir Edmund Jennings, Captain Tufton, Mr. North, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Lee, Sir Litlet. Osbaldston, Marquis Worcester, Sir Tho. Yarborough, Sir Cha. Keymes, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord Downe, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Dudley North, Sir Ralph Wharton, Sir Wm. Twisden, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Jones, Lord Clifford, Sir John Key, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Colonel Ogelthorp, Sir Philip Egerton, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Earle, Mr. Fanshaw, Mr. Reeves, Sir Nath. Nappier, Colonel Windham, Sir Lewis Palmer, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Lowther, Sir Rich May, Sir John Mathews, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Cha. Gaudy, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Sandford, Sir Cha. Litleton; or any Eight of them: And all the Members that come are to have Voices: 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.

Cricklade Return amended.

The Clerk of the Crown being called in, amended the Return for Cricklade in the County of Wilts, by taking off the Indenture under the Common Seal of the Borough, whereby Edmund Webb Esquire alone was returned, and by rasing out the Name of Thomas Freak Esquire, and inserting the Name of the said Edmund Webb, instead thereof, in the Indenture read by the proper Officer; whereby the said Mr. Freak, together with Charles Fox Esquire, was returned.

Simony.

A Bill for Suppressing of Simony was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Lord Bruce's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill to enable Thomas Lord Bruce to make Leases of Lands, for Payment of Debts, be read a Second time on Monday Morning next: And that Counsel be heard at the Bar, upon the Matter of the said Bill.

Hackney Coaches.

Sir John Talbott reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for regulating of Hackney Coaches (the Revenue arising whereby, as to Part thereof, was ordered to be applied to Chelsey College), That they had prepared such Bill: Which he presented to the House.

And the same being read; and a Debate arising thereupon;

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee, upon the Debate of the House.

Earl of Cleaveland's Creditors.

A Petition of Sir Thomas Mackworth, Colonel Windham, and others, Descendants of the Coheirs of the late Lord Hopton, and Creditors of the late Earl of Cleaveland, and Thomas Lord Wentworth his Son, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for reviving several Acts made for Relief of the Creditors of the late Earl of Cleaveland, is referred: And they are to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

St. Ann's Parish.

A Bill to enable the Inhabitants of the intended Parish of St. Ann's, within the Liberty of Westminster, to raise Money to build a Church, to be the Parish Church there, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Edmund Jennings, Lord Preston, Colonel Webb, Captain Kendall, Mr. Langford, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Huntingtower, Mr. Peregr. Bertie, Lord Falkland, Sir Charles Gaudy, Sir Ralph Verney, Mr. Chiffinch, Sir Fra. Clerk, Sir Dudly North, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. Chomley, Mr. Price, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Exton, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Done, Sir William Drake, Mr. Fox, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Bridgman, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir Nath. Johnson, Sir Sam. Dashwood, and all the Members that serve for Middlesex, Westminster, and Southwark, 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.

Foreign Buttons.

A Bill to prohibit the Importation of Foreign Buttons was read.

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

Army Accompts.

A Petition of the Commission and Staff Officers of the Forces, raised in the Year 1677, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Commissioners for disbanding the late Forces: And they are to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Duty on Tobacco.

A Petition of the Merchants trading to Virginia and Maryland in Tobacco, and to other his Majesty's Plantations in America, together with the Planters, Dealers, and First Buyers of the said Commodity, being presented to the House;

Ordered, That the said Petition be read To-morrow Morning, upon the Second Reading of the Bill for an Imposition upon Sugars and Tobacco.

And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.