House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 30 July 1689

Pages 244-245

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, 30 die Julii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Shirly's Estate.

MR. Christy reports from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Enabling of Hannah Shirly, Widow, and Mary Battilhey alias Shirly, her Daughter, to settle and dispose of certain Lands and Tenements in the Counties of Middlesex and Essex, That they had examined the Matters of Fact in the Bill; and found the same to be true; and did not find Cause to make any Amendment therein.

Then the Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry the Bill up to the Lords, and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House thereunto, without any Alteration.

Irish Clergy.

An ingrossed Bill for Relief of the Irish Clergy, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title thereof be, An Act for Relief of the Protestant Irish Clergy.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Poultney do carry the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

Claims on the Revenue.

A Petition of George Lord Viscount Grandison, surviveing Trustee for the Duke of Southampton, was read; setting forth, That the late King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents, did settle upon him the yearly Sum of Three thousand Pounds, payable Quarterly out of the hereditary Revenue of the Excise, in Trust, as a Support and Maintenance for Charles Duke of Southampton, and his Heirs Males; which Sum hath been accordingly paid: And that there being a Bill now depending in the House, whereby all Pensions, &c. are declared void; by means whereof, the said Duke will be deprived of all Subsistence, having no other Provision made for him: And praying the Consideration of the House therein; and that they would except the said Grant out of the Bill, or make some further Provision for the said Duke, as to them should seem meet.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling the Revenue, is referred.


A Petition of Thomas Greenhill was read; setting forth, That, about Twenty Years since, in a Suit brought in the Court of Chancery, wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff against Sir Thomas Chambers, and others, Defendants, the said Sir Thomas brought into Court Five thousand One hundred and Thirty-five Pounds Four Shillings and Sevenpence, which, by Order of Court, was lodged in Sir Robert Vyner's Hands for safe Custody, to be disposed as by the Decree of that Court the same should be directed; which was decreed to the Petitioner: And that Sir Rob. Vyner gave a Judgment for Security thereof to the Master of the Rolls, in whose Name the Petitioner hath extended Sir Robert's Estate in London; and that, if he should be compelled to take such Composition, as the rest of the Creditors shall think fit, he shall be defeated of that Money which was deposited for Safety in his Hands: And praying to be heard by his Counsel, at the Bar of the House, before the Bill passes, whereby he may be compelled to accept less, from Sir Robert's Estate, than his whole Debt.

Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table, to be considered when the Bill touching Bankrupts, is reported.

Preventing Export of Wool.

A Petition of several Clothiers and Dealers in Cloth, and other Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, was read; setting forth, That it is the Interest of this Nation to prohibit the Exportation of Wool; but, by the Laws, their Majesty's Subjects may export Cloth, and other Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, into Flanders, Brabant, Zealand, Holland, West and East Freizland, Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary: That, in the late Time, it was Declared, That the Subjects of this Kingdom ought not to export Cloth, or any other Woollen Manufactures, into any Place beyond the Seas, without Licence from the Crown: And that several of the Petitioners, and others, have been summoned before the Privy Council; and some of them imprisoned, and prohibited the free Use of their Trade; and being vexed with Suits at Law, and in Chancery; and their Goods and Ships seized and detained, without any legal Process; merely for endeavouring to export Cloth, and other Woollen Manufactures, into Germany: Which Practices have been violently carried on, by Colour of Letters Patents for the sole Trade there, contrary to Law, and . . the Obstruction of Trade; whereby the Price of Wool, and the Rents of this Kingdom, have been much abated; the Petitioners, and other Traders in Cloth, discouraged; and many Thousands of Clothiers, Weavers, Spinners, Tuckers, and others, and their Families, reduced to Poverty: And praying the Consideration of the House therein; and that they would make such Provision for the Prevention of the Exportation of Wool, and for the Freedom of Trade in Cloth and other Woollen Manufactures, as to them should seem meet.

Supply Bill; settling Revenue.

Then the Order of the House, to resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the Revenue, was read.

And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Groy, 69.
Sir John Barker,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Ralph Dutton, 55.
Mr. Ellwell,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move, That they may sit again To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.

Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the Revenue.


Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and sit this Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.