Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 26 die Martii; Anno Gulielmi et Mariæ Secundo.
Duke of Buckingham's Estate.
A PETITION of several of the Creditors of George late Duke of Buckingham, deceased, on the Behalf of Themselves, and the rest of the Creditors, was read; thereby setting forth, That, without the Assistance and Favour of this House, the Petitioners are likely to be deprived of their just Debts owing from the said Duke: And praying that they may have Leave to bring in a Bill for the better enabling the Trustees of the said Duke for the Sale of the several Lands and Tenements settled on the said Trustees, for the Payment of his just Debts.
Fees of Officers of the House.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erecting Courts of Conscience in the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof; and for the Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, in the County of Middlesex.
A Petition of John Wolstenholme, Esquire, was read; thereby setting forth, That the Petitioner's Father settled divers Manors and Lands, of about Two thousand Pounds per Annum, in the Counties of Middlesex, Northampton, Lincolne, and Yorke, upon himself for Life; after, for the Petitioner for Life; and after, to his First and other Sons on his Wife to be begotten, in Consideration of whose Marriage the Settlement was made: That the Petitioner hath Four Sons, and Four Daughters; the eldest Son being about Fourteen Years of Age: That, before the Settlement, divers of the Lands settled were in Mortgage for Five thousand Pounds; and the Petitioner's Father, by reason of the late Times, became much in Debt, for which the Petitioner was engaged, to prevent his ruin; the which Debts he is no ways able to pay, but by Sale of some Part of the settled Premises: And for that the Petitioner's Wife, her Trustee, the Petitioner's Relations and Brothers, to whom the Lands are settled in Remainder, being deeply sensible of the Petitioner's Condition, are consenting, that a Parcel of Lands, called the Frith, and several Closes near Boston in the County of Lincolne, should be sold, for the Payment of the said Debts, and praying Leave to bring in a Bill for enabling the Sale of the said Lands, for the Purposes aforesaid.