Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 1 Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffryes.
A BILL to charge the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, the Estate of the late Lord Jeffryes, with Fourteen thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds, and Interest, to Edmund Prideaux, Esquire, was read the First time.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
A Petition of Wm. Eyre, Esquire, Bailiff of the Liberty of the Town and Borough of Southwarke, was read; setting forth, That the City of London, in 1684, did grant the Bailiwick of the said Borough, and Towns thereto belonging, to the Petitioner, under a great Rent, and several other Payments for the same: That, by the Bill before this House, for erecting a Court of Conscience in the said Borough; whereby new Officers are appointed to execute all Process, and receive the Profits thereof, in the stead of the Petitioner; which will tend not only to his Ruin, but to the great Detriment of the City, touching the Premises: And praying to be heard by his Counsel against the said Bill, before the same doth pass.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience for the Borough of Southwarke, and other Parishes within the weekly Bills of Mortality, is committed.
A Petition of several Owners of Land, and their Tenants, bordering on the River of Thames, and within the Jurisdiction, as is pretended, of the Lord Mayor and Citizens of London, was read; setting forth, That the Water Bailiff of the River of Thames, under such pretended Powers, hath very unduly and oppressively exacted great Sums from the Inhabitants living on the Banks of the River, for letting down Stairs on their own Freeholds, and taking Compositions for the same; or drawing such as refuse to become, as it were, his Tenants, into the Lord Mayor's Courts of Conservancy, or Westminster Hall; whereby many, not able to go to Law, have been grieveously oppressed: And whereas many Suits have been had with Owners of Land on the Banks of the said River, supported by the like pretended Powers of the Lord Mayor; whereby many have lost their Rights, for want of being able to maintain their Suits; and that Tolls and Taxes have been illegally exacted, as well within their Liberties as without, by the City Officers; and praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises, and Redress therein.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of several Persons, of divers Callings, which keep the Markets of the City of London, on behalf of themselves and Hundreds more, who keep the Markets, is referred.
Reversing Judgment against Arnold.
Westminster, &c. Streets.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Roberts, Lord Cheny, Sir Robert Cotton, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Car. Price, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir John Guise, Mr. Newport, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Colmore, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Waller, Sir Rob. Davers, Lord Commissioner Maynard, Mr. Price, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Perry, Sir Orl. Gee, Mr. Fuller, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Dr. Barbon, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Done, Mr. Cary, Sir Christopher Wren, Mr. Burdett, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, and Borough of Southwarke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That the House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the better securing the Trade to the Royal African Company.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Supply Bill; Forfeitures.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Exercise of the Government by her Majesty, in the Absence of his Majesty.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move the House, That the Committee may have Leave to sit again upon Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.