House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 17 December 1689

Pages 310-311

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, 17 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Relief to Irish Refugees.

SIR Joseph Tredenham reports from the Committee, appointed to consider, What Persons of the Irish Nobility, Gentry, and Clergy, are fit to receive his Majesty's Bounty, That the Committee had agreed upon Lists of the Persons they conceive fit to receive the same; a Resolution relating thereunto: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Irish Nobility and Gentry, whose Names are mentioned in the Lists agreed on, are fit to receive and partake of his Majesty's Bounty, according to their Proportions on their several Names.

Then the several Lists of the Nobility, Gentry, and Clergy, and of several Prisoners, were also read.

And the House being informed, that several Persons in the Lists had good Subsistences here in England; and that several other Persons, not in the Lists, are lately come over, who are fit Objects of his Majesty's Charity;

And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned until Friday Morning next: And that the House do then take the said Lists into further Consideration.

Mitchell Return amended.

The House being moved, that the Clerk of the Crown (who was at the Door) may be called in; to amend the Return of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Mitchell in the County of Cornwall, according to the Resolutions of the House upon the Report of the Matter of the Election for the said Borough;

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Crown be called in, to amend the Return accordingly.

And he came in; and amended the said Return accordingly, by striking out the Name of Humphry Courtny, William Coryton, and inserting the Name of Humphry Courtny: And being withdrawn;

Mr. Courtny was introduced into the House, according to the usual Custom.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Norris have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Capeld's, &c. Discoveries of Treason.

A Petition of John Capeld, John Price, and Robert Swaine, was read; setting forth, That they, hearing several Proclamations from their Majesties have been put forth, and by the Consent of this House, for the better Discovery of treasonable and seditious Persons, did make divers such Discoveries of Matter of Moment: And praying, they may be heard, to give an Account, before whom such Discoveries have been made, and from time to time discouraged, and the Evidences threatened, in order to stifle the Matter.

Resolved, That the Petitioners be called in to the Bar of the House; and heard what they have to say.

And the Petitioners Price and Swaine (the other being in Prison) were called in; and heard accordingly: And being afterwards withdrawn;

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine the Matter complained of in the said Petition; and to make their Report thereof to the House.

And it is referred unto Sir Fra. Blake, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Buscawen, Major Wildman, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Major Manley, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Patten, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rich. Newdigate, Lord Brandon, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Pat. Ward, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Leve. Gowre, Colonel Birch, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Hawles, Mr. Rebow, Colonel Tipping, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Rob. Nappier, Mr. Smith, Sir John Morton, Mr. Colt, Sir Mat. Andrews, Mr. Arnold, Colonel Greenvile, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Gray, Mr. Buckley: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Yorke have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Mr. Morgan have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Supply Bill; collecting Revenue, &c.

Mr. Hampden reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for the Continuance of the Collecting of the publick Revenue for a Year from Christmas next, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill; and also upon a Clause for making a Provision for the Prince and Princess Ann of Denmarke: Which Amendments he read in his Place, with the Coherence, and also the said Clause; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth;

Folio 2, Line 6, 7, leave out "last;" And, instead thereof, insert "1688."

Folio 2, Line 11, after "Ninety," insert "and no longer."

Folio 3, Line *, after "Majesties," insert "during the Continuance of any of the said Acts, respectively."

At the End of the Bill add Clause (A);

"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That nothing in the said Act shall extend to the Patent made by King James the Second, giving to the Prince and Princess of Denmarke Thirty thousand Pounds per Annum: But enacts, That they are to have Forty thousand Pounds more out of the Revenue arising by Excise of Ale, Beer, &c. to be paid at the Four most usual and quarterly Days of Payment; and their Receipt to be a sufficient Discharge."

The First of the said Amendments, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Second and Third of the said Amendments being severally read a Second time;

And the Question being severally put thereupon, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendments;

It passed in the Negative.

The Clause being read a Third time;

And the Question being put, That the Bill be re-committed upon the said Clause;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Scroope How, 190.
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Tellers for the Noes, Lord Cornbury; 127.
Mr. Buckly;

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at Eleven of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House upon the said Bill.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.