Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 14 die Maii;1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Newcastle Court of Conscience.
Leave of Absence.
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffreys.
A Petition of Sir Henry Pollexfen, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Sir Robert Clayton, Knight, Doctor James Jeffreys, Edward Jennings, Esquire, and Thomas Coulston, Merchant, Trustees for the Creditors and Children of the late Lord Jeffryes, was read; setting forth, That they being informed that a Bill is brought into this House, for charging the Estate of the said Lord Jeffryes, in the County of Leicester, with the Payment of the Sum of Fourteen thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds to Edmund Prideaux, Esquire, with Interest for the same; and praying to be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar of the House (in pursuance of the Trust reposed in them), to offer Reasons against the Bill;
Recovery of Tythes.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christy, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Blake, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Lord Falkland, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Wynne, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Waller, Mr. Etterick, Sir Walter Moyle, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Herle, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Cooke, Sir Rob. Davers, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Hellier, Mr. Parker, Sir Philip Skippon, Mr. Boyle, Sir Wm. Poultney, Sir Wm. Cooke, Colonel Birch, Sir Edw. Askue, Sir John Thomson, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Tho. Barnadiston: And all that come to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, That they consider of, and bring in a Clause, that there be a Remedy for the Levying the Rates for Repair of Churches, by Direction of the Justices of Peace.
Leave of Absence.
New Windsor Election.
Colonel Birch reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom the Matter touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of New Windsor in the County of Berks, was referred, the State of the Case, as it appeared to the Committee: Which he produced in Writing; and was read at the Clerk's Table, as followeth:
And that, upon this Fact, the Committee came to Three Resolutions: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth:
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Election of Sir Christopher Wren, to be One of the Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of New Windsor, is a void Election.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Tho. Littleton,||107.|
|Sir Rich. Newdigate,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Fra. Russell,||72.|
New Windsor Writ.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue forth a new Writ for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of New Windsor in the County of Berks; the former Election of Sir Christopher Wren being resolved by this House to be void.
Bill of Indemnity.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they proceeded to consider what Exceptions should be made in the said Bill; and thereupon had agreed upon a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as follows:
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, in proceeding upon the Bill of Indemnity, the Crimes be first declared, for which some Persons shall be excepted, for Vindication of publick Justice.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That, in proceeding upon the Bill of Indemnity, the Crimes be first declared, for which some Persons shall be excepted, for Vindication of publick Justice.
Resolved, That the House do, on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Heads for a Bill of Indemnity.
Estimate of Taxes.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred to consider, and make an Estimate of, what the Tax of the additional Excise, and upon Ground Rents, and for Forfeitures, may amount unto, be revived, and do sit this Afternoon.