House of Commons Journal Volume 9
23 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 23 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 745-746. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27894 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Martis, 23 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

Earl of Powis's House.

AN ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for rebuilding the Earl of Powis's House in Lincoln's Inn Fields, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Bruce, Sir Wm. Honnywood, Lord Falkland, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Awbery, Mr. Corryton, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. Foley, Mr. Pope, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Walcott, Mr. Fox, Mr. Weld, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Dan. Fleming, Mr. Beare, Sir James Butler, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Paston, Doctor Davenant, Marquiss Worcester, Mr. Hanses, Sir Wm. Maynard, Mr. Wareing, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Wogan, and all the Members for Westminster and Middlesex: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Pellisari's &c. Nat.

Sir Henry Goodrick reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Naturalization of Magdalen Pellisari, and others, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their 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 the same being again read, were agreed to by the House.

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

Redding 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 Redding in the County of Berks, was referred, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon Three Resolves to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, are as follows;

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That John Breedon Esquire is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Redding.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Coates Esquire is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Redding.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Election for the Borough of Redding is a void Election.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That John Breedon Esquire is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Redding.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Thomas Coates Esquire is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Redding.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee: That the Election for the Borough of Redding is a void Election.

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 Two Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Redding in the County of Berks.

St. James's Parish.

An ingrossed Bill for erecting a new Parish, to be called St. James's Parish within the Liberty of Westminster, was read a Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for erecting a new Parish, to be called The Parish of St. James's, within the Liberty of Westminster.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

London Orphans.

Ordered, That the Earl of Midleton and Lord Preston have Leave to bring in a Bill for Relief of Widows and Orphans of the City of London.

Improving Tillage.

Mr. Aubery reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Improvement of Tillage, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their 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 the same were again read; and, upon the Question severally put, agreed to by the House.

And some other Amendments being made at the Table;

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

Foreign Buttons.

A Petition of divers Shopkeepers of London, dealing in Lace, Needlework, &c. was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill against the Importation of Foreign Buttons, was committed, to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

And the said Committee is revived: And are to sit at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Woollen Manufacture.

A Bill for Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, by the general Wearing thereof, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. Ann's Parish.

An ingrossed Bill to enable the Inhabitants of the 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 Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Anne's, within the Liberty of Westminster, to raise Money to build a Church, to be the Parish Church there.

Ordered, That Sir Edmund Jennings do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Duty on Brandy, &c.

A Bill for an Imposition on Brandy, Callicoes, Silks, and other Merchandizes, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Rebuilding St. Pauls.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for rebuilding the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, was committed; and who were, by Order of the House, appointed to bring in a Clause, to be added to the Bill, for finishing the Four Churches remaining unfinished within the Walls of the City of London; That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had prepared such a Clause to be added to the Bill; and had agreed on some Amendments to be made to the Bill; and also upon another Clause to be added thereto: Which he severally read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That the several Clauses be made Part of the Bill.

A Motion being made, That the Word "Colme" be left out of the Bill;

The Question being put, That the said Word be left out;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the several Clauses and Amendments, be ingrossed.

Earl of Cleaveland's Creditors.

A Petition of Anne Stampe, and others; and a Petition of John Rumsey, and others; were read.

Ordered, That the said several Petitions be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Relief of the Earl of Cleaveland's Creditors, was committed; to examine the Allegations thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Coinage.

The House then, according to their former Order, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for Encouragement of Coinage.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Christopher Musgrave took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Christopher Musgrave reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for Encouragement of Coinage was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and delivered them in at the Table: Where the same being again read, were, upon the Question put, agreed to by the House.

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

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