Martis, 30 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
Delay of a Writ.
UPON Complaint made to this House, That the
Sheriff of the County of Montgomery doth delay
issuing his Precept to the Bailiffs of Montgomery, for the
Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament
for the said Shire Town, contrary to his Duty;
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Montgomery do immediately, upon Notice hereof, direct and send
his Precept to the Bailiffs of the Shire Town of Montgomery; requiring them, or One of them, to proceed to an
Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament
for the said Shire Town, according to the Tenor of his
Majesty's Writ, some time since sent down, and delivered
to the said Sheriff: And that the Bailiffs of the said Shire
Town of Montgomery, or One of them, do, and are hereby required, within Two Days after Receipt of such Precept, to give or send due Notice to the Burgesses of the
several Boroughs of Llanidloe's Pool and Llanvilling, of the
precise Day of the Election; that they may, if they shall
think fit, be present, and give their Voices at such Election; which is to be within Three Days after such Notice
given to the said Out-boroughs: And the said Sheriff and
Bailiffs are hereby required to perform their Duty in the
Premises with Effect, as they will answer the Contrary
at their Perils.
Hackney Coaches, &c.
A Bill for regulating of Hackney Coaches; and removing and preventing Nuisances in the Streets in and
about London, and Westminster, and Southwark; was
read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the
Debate of the House, to Sir John Ernle, Sir Philip
Parker, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir Dan. Fleming; Sir
George Winneve, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Sir Fra. Clark, Sir John Banks, Sir Nath. Johnson, Lord
Falkland, Sir Tho. Mackworth, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr.
Kendall, Mr. Done, Sir Phil. Egerton, Sir John Hoskins,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Wogan, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Tho.
Dyke, Mr. Graham, Mr. Common Serjeant, Sir Peter
Rich, Sir Christo. Wren, Colonel Ashton, Sir Anthony
Deane, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Pepys, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr.
Bridgman, Mr. Parker, Sir Edw. Evelyn, Sir Jos. Williamson, Captain Tuston, Mr. Chiffinch, Sir James Butler,
Mr. Guy, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Kingdon,
Mr. Dolben, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Onslow, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Jones, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Cha. Gaudy,
Sir Hen. Marwood, Lord Brackley, Mr. Ryves, and all
the Members that serve for the Cities of London and
Westminster, Southwarke, and Middlesex; or any Eight
of them. And all 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 they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And
they are to prepare and bring in a Clause to be added to
the Bill, to give Leave to a reasonable Number of Hackney Coachmen (as they shall think fit), to drive about
London, Westminster and Southwark, on Sundays.
A Bill for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same
Committee, upon the Debate of the House.
Sir Richard Lloyd reports from the Committee to
whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for
Repair of the Cathedral Church of Bangor, and for the
Maintenance of the Choir there; and for the Augmentation of the Revenue of the Bishoprick of Bangor; and
for an Augmentation of several Vicarages within the
Comportions of Llandinum in the Diocese of Bangor
aforesaid, was committed, That the Committee, having
taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to
the same, without any Alteration or Amendment.
The said ingrossed Bill being read a Third time;
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
Ordered, That Sir Richard Lloyd do carry up the Bill
to the Lords, with the Concurrence of the House thereto.
A Bill for Relief of Widows and Orphans of the City
of London, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate
of the House, to Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Richard Temple,
Mr. Alderman Duncombe, Mr. Solicitor General, Lord
Ranelagh, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Guy, Mr. Lampton,
Mr. Porter, Mr. Corryton, Sir Geo. Pudsey, Mr. Montague, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Bull, Sir Rich. May, Mr. Common Serjeant, Mr. Foley, Mr. Burrard, Colonel Lee, Mr.
Weld, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lord Ancram, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir Thomas Byde, Mr. Paston, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir
Dan. Fleming, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Christo.
Wren, Sir Nevill Catlyn, Mr. Beare, Mr. Stone, Mr.
Bickerstaffe, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir James Butler, Sir Tho.
Dyke, Mr. Ryves, Sir John Moor, Sir Dudley North, Mr.
Done, Colonel Windham, Lord Digby, Mr. Sandford,
Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Etherick, Sir Hen. Goodrick,
Lord Brackley, Mr. Wogan, Sir Wm. Blackett, Lord
Midleton, Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith, Lord Preston, Sir Anth.
Deane, Lord Falkland, Sir John Banks, Sir Hen. Marwood, Mr. Tippin, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Parsons, Sir
Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Exton, Sir Wm. Gulston, Mr.
Pepys, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. John Powell, Doctor Brady,
Mr. Serjeant Bedingfield, Mr. Bonython, Mr. Hen. Parker,
Mr. Hen. Bertie, Mr. Rich. Bertie, Sir Nicolas Bacon,
Mr. Hewer, Mr. Freeman, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Wm.
Wren, Sir Wm. Tromball, Mr. Christy, Sir Wm. Cook,
Mr. Serjeant Millington, Mr. John Backwell, Mr. Cha.
Bertie, Mr. Pereg. Bertie, Sir John Chichley; or any
Eight of them: And they are to meet To-morrow at
Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And all that come are to have Voices: And
the said Committee are to have Power to inquire into
the Value of the Debts due to the Widows and Orphans
of the City of London; and how those Monies, received
into the Chamber, were from time to time applied; and
what Estate, Revenue, and Fund the said City hath, for
Satisfaction of the said Debts: And to inquire, What of
the Debts aforesaid have been assigned or sold to any
Person whatsoever; and for what Consideration: And
to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the
House: And they are to prepare a Clause, to be added
to the Bill, to appropriate the Monies to be raised for the
Payment of the said Orphans and Widows only; and that
no Part thereof be diverted.
St. James' Parish.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuel Clark, and
Sir Lacon Child.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill, sent up from
this House, intituled, An Act for erecting a new Parish,
to be called the Parish of St. James, within the Liberty
of Westminster; with some Amendments: To which
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Their Lordships have likewise agreed to a Bill, sent up
from this House, intituled, An Act to encourage the
Building of Ships in England, without any Alteration.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Walcott
and Mr. Baron Wright;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill sent up from
this House, intituled, An Act for Reviving and Continuance of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned;
with a short Proviso, and some Amendments: To which
their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
St. James' Parish.
The Amendments sent down from the Lords, to be
made to the Bill for erecting a new Parish, to be called
the Parish of Saint James, within the Liberty of Westminster, were thrice read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords
in the said Amendments.
Lords reminded of a Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges do carry up the Bill
to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of
this House to the said Amendments: And that he do at
the same time put their Lordships in mind of a Bill, some
time since sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for
Suppressing of Pedlers, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen.
The Amendments, sent down by the Lords, to the Bill,
intituled, An Act for Reviving and Continuance of several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, being thrice
severally read, were, upon the Question severally put,
agreed to by the House.
And the ingrossed Proviso, sent down from the Lords,
to be added to the said Bill, being thrice read;
Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce do carry up the said Bill
to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence
of this House to the said Proviso and Amendments.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the better Repairing and Inlarging of Highways; with
Power therein to lay a Tax, not exceeding Six-pence in
the Pound, for that Purpose: And the Care thereof is
particularly recommended to Sir Thomas Meres.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit
at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the respective
Places formerly appointed.
A Debate arising in the House, concerning the taking
away a certain Custom used in London, of enforcing the
Payment of Orphans Money into the Chamber of London;
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Nine of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.