Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 18 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Lord Hereford's Jointure.
Mr. Etterick reports from the Committee to whom was referred the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling Edward Viscount Hereford to make a Jointure upon his Marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth North Narborne, notwithstanding his Minority, That they had considered the Bill; and had not thought fit to make any Amendments therein.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges, touching the Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Abbingdon in the County of Berks, be received upon Monday Morning next.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Papillion, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rich. Newdigate, Sir John Guise, Mr. Boyle, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir John Brownlow, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Fra. Warre, Sir Fra. Guibon, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir John Doyley, Mr. White, Mr. Colt, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Mr. Niccolls, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Milner, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Mansell, Sir John Cary, Mr. Rebow, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Baldwin, Sir Wm. Pinsent: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
The Petition was read; setting forth, That King Edward the Sixth erected a Free School at Byrmingham, settling an Allowance of Lands, then Twenty-one Pounds per Annum; but the same are now worth Three hundred Pounds per Annum: And that the said Endowment falling into mean Hands, and thereby suffering Miscarriages, the late King Charles accepted a Surrender of the Charter of the said Corporation, by Consent of all the Governors, Gentry, and Clergy thereabouts: But that some of the old Governors, pretending the Surrender was not inrolled, have brought Ejectments on the Lands: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Settling, Governing, and Managing of the said School and Revenues.
And it is referred unto Sir Hen. Goffe, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Rich. Newdigate, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Barker, Sir Cha. Bloys, Colonel Wheatly, Mr. England, Sir John Doyley, Sir Walter Young, Sir Tho. Foley, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Ash, Lord Digby, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Ellwell, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Colt, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Poultny, Mr. Harley, Mr. Niccolls, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Manwareing, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Phil. Foley, Mr. Etterick, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Warwick, Worcester, Stafford, Northampton, and Gloucester: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Cary, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Rob. Cotton, Lord Falkland, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Sir John Doyley, Sir James Rushout, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Christy, Sir Math. Andrews, Lord Sherrard, Sir John Banks, Sir Algernoon May, Earl of Bellamont, Sir Phil. Gell, Sir H. Hobart, Colonel Birch, Lord Digby, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Wm. Poultney, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Foley, Sir Walt. Young, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Harly, Mr. Smith, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Arnold, Mr. England, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Phil. Skippon, Sir Fra. Guibon, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Milner, Colonel Wheatly, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Niccolls, Sir John Key, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Fra. Blake, and all the Members that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir Thomas Pilkington's Complaint.
Sir Peter Rich acquainting the House, that he did, on Monday last, attend in his Place, according to the Order of Thursday last, made upon the Petition of Sir Thomas Pilkington, now Lord Mayor of London, and others; and so hath done daily since; and is now ready to answer to the Matter of the said Petition:
Impressing from Merchant Ships.
Supply Bill; collecting Revenue, &c.
Mr. Hampden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed upon a Clause to be added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed any way to extend to the confirming or invalidating certain Letters Patents, bearing Date the Twentieth Day of February, in the Second Year of the Reign of the late King James the Second; and granted by the said late King James the Second to the Right honourable Henry Earl of Clarendon, Laurence Earl of Rochester, and others, in Trust for their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess Ann of Denmarke; containing a Grant of the yearly Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds, issuing out of certain Revenues therein mentioned: But that the same shall be continued and remain in as full Force, and in the same State and Condition as they were before the Making of this Act, and no other; any thing herein to the contrary notwithstanding."
Mr. Hampden also reports from the same Committee, That they had ordered him to move the House, to direct an humble Address to be made to his Majesty, That he will be pleased to make a Provision for the Prince and Princess Anne of Denmarke of Fifty thousand Pounds, in the Whole, for the Year, beginning at Christmas next.
Resolved, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, That he will be pleased to make a Provision for the Prince and Princess Anne of Denmarke, of Fifty thousand Pounds in the Whole, for the Year, beginning at Christmas next.
And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Rob. Howard, Marquis of Winton, Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Finch, Colonel Tipping, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Foley, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Gray, Mr. Sacheverell, to prepare the said Address: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, That the Act shall continue in Force, from the Twenty-fourth Day of December 1689, for one whole Year, and no longer: Which was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, That this Act shall not continue the Act of the First of James the Second, for Impositions upon French and East India Commodities, beyond the First Day of July 1690.