Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 24 die Maii ; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Lisle's Claim on Lord Jeffryes.
A PETITION of Anne Harfeild, Mary Browne, and Mabella Lisle, Daughters of the Lady Lisle, beheaded at Winchester was read; setting forth, That their Mother, 1° Jac. upon the Duke of Monmouth's Defeat, was seized on by a Troop of Horse; her House plundered, and Goods and Chattels taken from her, to some Thousands of Pounds Value: And afterwards she was imprisoned and indicted at Winchester, for harbouring one John Hicks, Clerk, as knowing him a Traitor, though, at that time, not indicted or convicted of any such Crime; and by a Verdict injuriously extorted by the late Lord Jeffryes, she was attainted, convicted, and executed for High Treason; whereby the Petitioners were left destitute of their Fortune, and forced to subsist on the Charity of their Relations; all the Real Estate being entailed on the Son, being Five hundred Pounds per Annum: And praying the Consideration of the House; and to order the Petitioners what they should think suitable to their Necessities, out of the Lord Jeffryes' Estate.
Arundell Building Grounds.
Tucker's forfeited Estate.
A Petition of Reignald Tucker was read; setting forth, The Petitioner, being zealous for the Protestant Religion, suffered greatly for the same under King James the Second; and That upon Advantage taken against him as a Favourer of the late Duke of Monmouth: So that the Petitioner was tried at Wells in Somersetshire, in March168 6/7; and by Sir Francis Withins condemned do die; but reprieved by the said King, during his Pleasure; who gave the Petitioner's Estate, Real and Personal, unto Theophilus Oglethorpe, and kept him in Prison till December last: So that he, and his Four Children, were exposed to Miseries: And that the Petitioner's Wife, Katherine, instead of purchasing a Pardon for him, was, before his Trial, married to one Vaughan, by means of Sir Tho. Williams; for which the said King pardoned her: And praying the said Sentence and Attainder to be reversed; and a Divorce from his Wife a Vinculo Matrimonii; the Court of Doctors Commons granting Divorcements only a Thoro & Mensa.
Naval Officers not qualifying.
Suspending Habeas Corpus.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; where the same were once read throughout; and a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Royal Assent to Bills.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Majesty had given the Royal Assent to the Bill for Exempting their Majesties Protestant Subjects from the Penalties of certain Laws: And the Bill for annulling, and making void, the Attainder of Alitia Lisle, Widow: And a Bill for the Sale or Leasing of a capital Messuage, late Mr. Secretary Coventrye's, in Piccadilly.
East India Company.
Ordered, That the Matter relating to the East India Company, upon the Petition of Martha Bolton, which was appointed to be this Day heard at the Bar of this House, be heard To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Matter relating to the East India Company, upon the Petition of Dorothy Bowyer, which was appointed to be this Day heard at the Bar of the House, be heard To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.