Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 19 Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Selling Lands in Lincolne, &c.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Berks, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold for the buying of other Manors and Lands, to be settled for the same, or the like Uses, as those to be sold are now settled, was read the Third time.
Mr. Goldwell, reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable John Keeble, Gentleman, to sell certain Lands in Stow Market in the County of Suffolke, and to settle other Lands of greater Value to the same Uses, was committed, That they had agreed upon an Amendment to be made to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Duchy of Cornewall Leasing.
Mr. Boscowen reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling their Majesties to make Leases and grant Estates of the Duchy of Cornewall, was committed, That they had agreed upon an Amendment to be made to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the same was twice read; and agreed unto by the House.
Cambridge University Charters.
A Petition of Anne Hamond, Relict of Anthony Hamond, of Somersham in the County of Huntington, Esquire, was read; setting forth, that whereas there is a Bill depending before this House, intituled, An Act for confirming the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein; wherein there is a certain Clause inserted, whereby . . . .(inter alia) That the Rectory of Somersham, with Colne and Pidley, should stand appropriated to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the said University, and their Successors for ever, in Trust for the better Support of the Regius Professor of Divinity in the same University; and that the respective Professors for the Time being, and their Executors and Administrators, should be thereby impowered, in the Name of the said Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, to sue for and recover all Tythes, and other Profits, arising by the said Rectory: And whereas Dr. Beamont, the present Regius Professor of Divinity, having, for several Years, pretended to hold and injoy the said Rectory, without Institution and Induction therein, or taking the Oaths for the same, as by Law required, he having already as many Benefices, as he is by Law, qualified to hold; which hath occasioned divers Suits and Controversies between him, and the Petitioner, who hath a considerable Estate within the said Parish, and several other of the Parishioners thereof; and in which Suit the Petitioner hath obtained Sentence against him the said Dr. Beamont, in the Court of Delegates, by reason of his not being instituted and inducted, and otherwise qualified as aforesaid; therefore, forasmuch as the above-recited Clause does alter the nature of the said Rectory, and creates a Title thereto without Institution and Induction, contrary to the true Intent of the said Bill; and will be prejudicial to the Revenue of the Crown by taking away the Payment of the Tenths and First-fruits: and is an Encouragement to Pluralities, and purely designed for the Service of the said Dr. Beamont, to the great Prejudice of the Petitioner, and other the Inhabitants of the said Parish; therefore praying, That, before the said Bill be passed, the Petitioner may be heard at the Bar of this House, by her Counsel.
Ordered, That the Petitioner be heard, by her Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon Monday Morning next, against the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein.
Corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Samuell Barnardiston,||80.|
|Sir Jerv. Elwes,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Tho. Littleton,||70.|