Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Mercurii, 18 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
RESOLVED, That the House do, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to raise Money to pay the Debts of the Orphans of the City of London.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Pawlett have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Sir Ralph Dutton have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon urgent Business.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Whitlock have Leave to attend at the Bar of the House of Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Underwood and Canham.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Skippon have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Hart have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.
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.
Then the Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Etterick do carry the Bill up to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House thereto, without any Alteration.
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.
A Bill to preserve French Bay Salt, taken as Prize, from being destroyed, was read the Second time.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Palmer have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.
A Petition of the neighbouring Gentlemen, and Inhabitants of the Town of Byrmingham, was presented to the House.
Resolved, That the Petition be now read.
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.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to bring in a Bill, as is desired by the said Petition, if they think fit.
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.
A Bill for the better securing their Majesties Protestant Subjects of Ireland, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed.
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:
But Sir Thomas Pilkington, a Member of this House, being not present in the House;
Ordered, That Sir Peter Rich do attend in his Place again upon Friday Morning next: And that the Petitioners have Notice then also to attend this House.
Impressing from Merchant Ships.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of Arthur Bayly, and others, Merchants and Mariners, was referred, be received upon Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived, to sit this Afternoon.
Supply Bill; collecting Revenue, &c.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the Continuance of the collecting the publick Revenue, for a Year, from Christmas next.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hampden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
Which Clause was twice read:
And the Question being put, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.