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, 27 die Januarii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the Borough of Barnstaple, was read; thereby setting forth, That they have had and still have, an independent Company of the Militia; and have had Commissions of Lieutenancy (a Copy of one of which was annexed to the Petition), and thereby Power to elect a Captain to command the same; which Company consists of One hundred Men, and were to be drawn out of the Borough to be mustered or exercised: And being informed of a Bill before the House for the better settling the Militia of the Kingdom; and praying such their ancient Privilege may be provided for therein: And that, by reason of the great Decay of Trade, the Number may be reduced to Sixty, besides Officers.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for settling the Militia of this Kingdom is referred: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Onslow, Colonel Birch, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Cha. Cæsar, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Cognisby, Mr. Foley, Colonel Austen, Sir Tho. Bernadiston, Sir John Moreton, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir John Brownlow, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Christy, Mr. Buscawen, Major Manly, Mr. Vincent, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Onslow, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Rashleigh, Mr. Carter, Mr. Titchborne, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Hawles, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Mr. Courtney, Sir Phil. Skippon, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. England, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Carey, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Rebow, Mr. Arnold: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Rich. Warburton, Esquire, was read; thereby setting forth, That his Real Estate, to the Value of One thousand Pounds per Annum, and his Personal Estate, to Two thousand Pounds Value, was seized in Ireland, for his adhering to their present Majesties: That the Petitioner also held by Lease; and was, the Fifth December 1688, possessed of several Lands and Tenements in the King's and Queen's Counties in Ireland, at the yearly Rent of One hundred Sixty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings, derived under the late Earl of Arlington, deceased; the Rent and Reversion whereof the Earl sold (inter alia) to Sir Pat. Trant; who often promised the Petitioner a Renewal of such his Lease, he having disbursed at least Two thousand Pounds upon the Premises: But for that Sir Pat. Trant, by the Bill of Forfeitures, may be liable to forfeit all his Estate, and consequently disabled from performing his Promise, and therefore praying, a Clause may be inserted in the Bill of Forfeitures, for the Relief of the Petitioner.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom the Bill to attaint such Persons as are in Rebellion against their Majesties in Ireland, is referred; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
Ordered, That all that come to the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting Courts of Conscience in the Borough of Southwarke, City of Westminster, Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes within the weekly Bills of Mortality, is referred, have Voices.
Recovery of Tythes.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do now proceed upon the Amendments come down from the Lords to the Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes, and for the Repair of Churches;
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A Petition of the Royal Affrican Company of England was read; setting forth, That they, by great Charge, have preserved to this Nation the Trade in Affrica, from the Port of Salley to Cape de bona Esperanza, under Letters Patents from the late King Charles the Second; where they have not only improved the Manufactories of this Nation, but, from the large Credit the said Company have given to their Majesties America Plantations, the Trade of Affrica hath produced an Increase of Wealth and Navigation to the Kingdom, and Revenue to the Crown: But there arising Disputes about the Company's Powers by their Letters Patents, whereby they are disturbed in their Trade: And presuming the House may find it necessary to secure the Trade of Affrica, and praying they may have Leave to offer a Bill for the better securing a Trade to the Petitioners the Company, or as the House shall see good.
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Brewer, Major Vincent, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Peter Rich, Major Manley, Mr. Elwell, Mr. Johnson, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Brumley, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Herne, Mr. Fenwick, Colonel Birch, Sir John Cary, Mr. England, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Coryton, Mr. Hawles, Mr. Christy, Sir Wal. Young, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Thompson, Sir Tho. Barnadiston, Mr. Cognisby, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Dun. Colchester, Sir Charles Bloys, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Carye: And all that come to have Voices: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Speaker, the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Wm. Batson, Esquire, to sell Lands in the County of Oxon, and to purchase and settle other Lands in the County of Suffolke to the same Uses, without any Amendments.
Bills of Indemnity, &c.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further upon the Bills of general Pardon and Indemnity, and for inflicting Pains and Penalties upon such Persons as shall be excepted thereout.