Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 5 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Claims on the Revenue.
A PETITION of Dame Anne Chaplin, Widow and Executrix of Sir Francis Chaplin, late Alderman of London; and of Charles, Robert, and Anne, his Children, was read; setting forth, That whereas the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds was made payable to Sir George Carteret, late Treasurer of the Navy, by virtue of a Letter of Privy Seal of his late Majesty King Charles the Second, dated the Sixteenth of February 1666; for the Services of his Majesty's Navy; and by his Majesty's Warrant under his Royal Sign Manual and Privy Signet, dated Two-and-twentieth February aforesaid, Twenty several Orders for the said Thirty thousand Pounds were made and registred on the Act for Poll Money, in the said Sir Geo. Carteret's Name; and afterwards assigned by him unto Sir Dennis Gauden, then Victualler of the Navy, for Provisions, and other Necessaries for the same: And that, whereas the said Poll Act did not produce Money to satisfy the same, his said Majesty, by his Letters of Privy Seal, dated Thirtieth October 1668, did order the said Order for Thirty thousand Pound should be cancelled; and that the same should be transferred, and paid to Sir Dennis Gauden out of the Revenue of Fire-hearths, together with Interest at Six Pounds per Cent. per Annum; which were registred and transferred accordingly: And that the said Sir Dennis Gauden became indebted to your Petitioners said Husband and Father in Three thousand Five hundred Pounds, for Butter and Cheese for the Use of the Navy; for Payment whereof he assigned Six several Orders (so transferred to him, as aforesaid), amounting to Three thousand Five hundred Pounds Principal Money: But that none of the said Money hath been paid, nor any Interest for the same, since September 1679; the Want thereof is a great Streight to the Petitioners, the Children; it being, by their Father's Will, to be distributed among them: And that, by reason of the late Act for taking away the Duty of Hearth-money (being the Fund whereout the Petitioners were to have received their Money), they are wholly deprived of all Means of receiving their said Debt, unless relieved by this House: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and that they will be pleased to direct the Payment of the Petitioners said Debt out of some other Part of their Majesties Revenue, as they should think most meet.
A Petition of Rebecca, Daughter of Wm. Lord Chandois, deceased, was read; setting forth, That his late Majesty King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents, in Consideration of the Services, Losses and Sufferings of her Father and Family, was pleased to grant the Petitioner a Pension of Two hundred Pounds per Annum; payable out of the Exchequer; whereon lies her sole subsistence, and hath nothing else to pay those, of whom she hath borrowed Money upon Credit thereof: And praying a Confirmation of her said Grant by this House.
A Petition of Antony Ellisdon, and others, was read; setting forth, That King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents, dated Twenty-ninth of June, and the Eleventh of May, in the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Years of his Reign, in Consideration of the faithful Services of William Ellisdon, deceased, in contributing to his Majesty's Escape after the fatal Battle of Worcester, was pleased to grant to him, and Joan his Wife, a Pension of One hundred Pounds per Annum for their respective Lives; and another Pension of One hundred Pounds per Annum to Antony and Charles their Sons, for their Lives; and also a Pension of One hundred Pounds per Annum to Anne and Mary, their Daughters, for their Lives, payable out of the Customs of Lyme in the County of Dorset: The last Payment of which said Annuities was made at Christmas last: And praying a Continuance of their said several Annuities, pursuant to the Directions of the said Letters Patents.
Mr. Papillion reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill touching Bankrupts, was referred, That they had thought fit to make several Amendments 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 afterwards, several of them a Second time, one by one; and agreed unto by the House.
A Petition of the Creditors of Sir Robert Vyner, deceased, in Behalf of the major Part of the said Creditors, was read; setting forth, That this honourable House having read, and committed a Bill for Bankrupts, and their Creditors, obliging the lesser Number of Creditors to comply with the Terms which shall be agreed to by the greater; That the Committee for the said Bill, by the false Instigation of a few of the most turbulent Creditors of Sir Robert Vyner, have been wrought upon to insert a Proviso, excluding the Petitioners from the Benefits of the said Intended Act, without hearing any on Behalf of the said Petitioners: Which Clause will not only wholly ruin the Estate of the said Sir Rob. Vyner, but break all the intended Measures for the Satisfaction of the said Petitioners; the said Clause being also directly contradictory to the Intentions of the said Act: And praying, that they may not be excluded from the Benefit of the said Act; the Petitioners, together with those who have complied with the Offers of the said Sir Rob. Vyner, being much the greater Number.
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill; Settling the Revenue.
Bill of Attainder.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard acquaints the House, That he having been, according to the Order on Saturday, up at the Lords, to desire a Conference; they do agree to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reports from the Conference, That the Committee appointed to manage the same, had delivered to the Lords the Names of those who gave Evidence of the Persons, who are named in the Bill of Attainder, being in Ireland.
Supply Bill; Settling the Revenue.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Bill for settling the Revenue; and had considered of the Petition of the Planters, and others, concerned in their Majesties Sugar Plantations in America, presented to the House, the Third of April last; and also the Petition of divers Planters of Virginia and Maryland, presented to the House the Sixteenth of the same April; and also of several Petitions presented to the House by the Servants of King Charles the Second: And that the Impositions upon the Plantations seem to be burdensome: And that, there being Six hundred thousand Pounds to be raised for the Satisfaction of the Dutch, the Committee have also agreed upon a Sum of Sixty thousand Pounds to be applied towards the said Servants Satisfaction: And that, thereupon the Committee have agreed upon a Clause to be added to the said Bill, for the Purposes aforesaid; and upon a Resolution: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to give Leave, that a Bill, or Bills, be brought in for the Ease of the Plantations, and for inlarging the Time for the Duties imposed by an Act of the First Year of King James the Second, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty, by an Imposition on all French Linens, and on all India Linen, and on all French wrought Silks and Stuffs, and on all other wrought Silks, and on all Brandies imported after the First Day of July 1685, and before the First Day of July 1690.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, or Bills, for the Ease of the Plantations, and for inlarging the Time for the Duties imposed by an Act of the First Year of King James the Second, intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty, by an Imposition on all French Linens, and on all India Linen, and on all French wrought Silks and Stuffs, and on all other wrought Silks, and on all Brandies imported after the First Day of July 1685, and before the First Day of July 1690.