House of Commons Journal Volume 9
17 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 17 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 738-739. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27889 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 17 die Junii, 1685.

Prayers.

THIS Day Martin May, Frederick*, Henry Lighterman, and James Raillard, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Hackney Coaches.

A Petition of Dr. Barbon was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Weavers Trade.

A Petition of the Weavers of the City of London, and Parts adjacent, was read; praying a Bill might be brought in for the Preservation of that Trade or Craft.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as is desired.

Thetford Election.

Sir Christopher Musgrave reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to whom the Matter of the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford, was referred. That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon Three Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Table; where they, being again read, are as follow;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Right of Election is in the Mayor; Burgesses, which are Ten; and in the Commonalty, or Common Council, which are Twenty; amounting in the Whole, to One-and-thirty.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Sir Joseph Williamson is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That William de Gray Esquire is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Right of Election is in the Mayor; Burgesses, which are Ten; in the Commonalty, or Common Council, which are Twenty; amounting, in the Whole, to One-and-thirty.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Sir Joseph Williamson is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford.

The Third of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That William de Gray Esquire is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Thetford.

Ordered, That the Mayor of Thetford, or his Deputy, do attend this Day Sevennight; and bring up the Common Seal of the Borough of Thetford; in order to the amending the Return of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Hoskins and Dr. Edsbury;

Carriages for the King.

Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have passed Two Bills; the One intituled, An Act for providing necessary Carriages for his Majesty's Royal Progress and Removals: And the other intituled, An Act for the Reviving of Two Acts, for Providing of necessary Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance, without any Alteration or Amendment.

Cooke's Estate.

A Bill to enable Younger Cooke Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. Ann's Parish.

Sir Edmund Jennings reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Erecting of a Church in the Parish of Saint Ann's, within the Liberty of Westminster, was committed, That the Committee taking the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to by the House.

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

Supply.

A Motion being made, for a Supply to be given to his Majesty towards his present extraordinary Expence for suppressing the Rebellion of the late Duke of Monmouth, and the pretended Earl of Argyle;

Resolved, That a Supply be given to his Majesty for his present extraordinary Occasions, for suppressing the Rebellion of the late Duke of Monmouth, and the pretended Earl of Argyle.

Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, appointed to consider of a Supply for his Majesty, That the Committee, having taken the same into Consideration, had agreed upon several Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, are as follow;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Tax be laid upon new Buildings erected upon new Foundations.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Tax be laid upon such new Buildings as have been erected upon new Foundations, since the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year One thousand Six hundred and Sixty.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Tax be laid upon all such new Buildings as have been erected upon new Foundations, within the Limits of the Bills of Mortality, except all such Houses as have been built within the Compass of the late general Fires in the City of London and Borough of Southwark.

Resolved, That the House be moved for Leave to be given to bring in a Bill, That no new Buildings be erected upon new Foundations, which are not already laid.

Resolved, That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the said several Resolutions.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That a Tax be laid upon new Buildings erected upon new Foundations.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the said Tax be laid upon such new Buildings as have been erected upon new Foundations, since the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year One thousand Six hundred and Sixty.

The Third of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the said Tax be laid upon all such new Buildings as have been erected upon new Foundations, within the Limits of the Bills of Mortality, except all such Houses as have been built within the Compass of the late general Fires in the City of London, and Borough of Southwark.

The Fourth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That a Bill be brought in according to the said several Resolutions.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Richard Temple, Master of the Rolls, and Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Wogan, Mr. North, or any Three of them, do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the said Resolutions.

Leave of Absence.

Northampton Election.

Ordered, That Sir Roger Norwich, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the County: And that the Hearing of the Merits of the Election of Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Northampton be put off till next Saturday come Three Weeks.

Supply.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of a Supply to his Majesty.

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