House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 3 November 1690

Pages 459-460

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, 3 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Marshalsea Court.

A COMPLAINT being made of the Abuses of the Court of the Virge or Marshalsea;

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine into and consider of the Abuses of the said Court: And they to report their Opinions therein to the House:

And it is referred unto Mr. Arnold, Sir John Brownlow, Captain Bickerstaffe, Mr. Brownlow, Sir Tho. Darcye, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Christie, Lord Castleton, Sir Tho. Bernadiston, Mr. Foley, Mr. Greenfeild, Major Vincent, Sir Tho. Hussey, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Browne, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. England, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Waller, Mr. Blowfeild, and all the Members that serve for the City of London, the Counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, and Surry, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Davile's Estate.

A Bill for vesting certain Lands of Wm. Davile, and his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts, was presented to the House; and received.

Hutchinson's Estate.

A Petition of John Hutchinson, and his Wife, was read; setting forth, That John Norbury, the Petitioner's Wife's late Husband, in Consideration that the Petitioner consented to the Sale of a considerable Jointure, did convey the appropriated Lease to the Prebend of Brampton, in Com' Huntington, to certain Trustees, to secure the Petitioner One thousand Six hundred Pounds in lieu of the Jointure, in case she survived him the said John Norbury: Since whose Death, the Petitioner finds the Lease charged with a prior Mortgage of One thousand Two hundred Pounds; but that the Mortgagee hath an additional Security of a Copyhold Estate to the value of Forty Pounds per Annum, in the same Parish: And that the Petitioner is like to be deprived of the Benefit of the said Security, unless both the Copy and Leasehold Estate could be sold, whereby the Mortgagee may be paid his full Money; and the Remainder applied, as far as it will go, towards Payment of the Petitioner: And that, by the Rules of Chancery the said Estates cannot be sold, without being liable to an Equity of Redemption; and that the Heir at Law, being an Infant, cannot be foreclosed: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to vest a Leasehold and Copyhold Estate, in Trustees, to be sold.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.


Mr. Serjeant Wogan presented to the House a Bill for the better Help of Creditors, in cases of Bankruptcy, according to the Order of the House: And the same was received.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for raising One hundred Thirty-seven Thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Two-pence per mensem for Twelve Months, be now read the Third time.

The Bill was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, to be added to the Bill; That nothing in the Bill should extend to Houshold stuff, or Stock upon Land.

Resolved, That the said Proviso be read.

The Proviso was read the First time; and then withdrawn.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to be added to the Bill; That, for the better Managery and distribution of the several Sums of Money granted to their Majesties by this Act, and all others the Revenues, it Enacts, That the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and other the Commissioners of the Treasury shall, and are required, at or before the Day of next, to take the like Oath, as by the Laws is taken by every Lord Treasurer of England, is hereafter described and directed: The Chancellor of the Exchequer to take the same, before the Lord Chancellor, Keeper, or Commissioners of the Great Seal of England: And the Commissioners of the Treasury to take the said Oath before the said Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Tenor whereof being as followeth; viz.

I A. B. do truly and sincerely swear in the Presence of God, that I will well and truly serve the King and Queen, and their People, in the Office of Commissioner of the Treasury; That I will do Right to all Manner of People, poor and rich, of such Things as concern my Office; and truly keep and dispend their Majesties Treasure: That I will truly counsel the King and Queen, and conceal all their Counsel: That I will neither know nor suffer the King and Queen's Hurt: nor their Disinheriting; nor that the Right of the Crown be decreased by any means, as far forth as I may lett it; and, if I may not lett it, I shall make Knowledge thereof clearly and expresly to the King and Queen, with my true Device and Counsel: And I shall do and purchase the King and Queen's Profit, in all that I may reasonably do.

So help me God.

The said Clause was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Clause be read a Second time.

The Clause was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with these Words, "First Day of December."

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the Clause, by adding a Proviso;

"That nothing in the Act, or the aforesaid Oath, contained, shall be construed to extend to the enabling or obliging any Person or Persons whatsoever, to the Payment of any Pension, or Debts charged upon the Revenues of King Charles the Second, or the late King James, by them, or either of them, which remained and had Continuance on the Fifth Day of November 1688."

Which Proviso was Twice read.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made to the said Proviso, of these Words, "nor to the Payment of any Pension, granted by their Majesties, to any Person or Persons, since the said Fifth Day of November, aforesaid;"

And the Question being put, That the House do agree to the said Amendment to be made to the said Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the said Proviso be agreed to; and be made Part of the said Clause.

Resolved, That the said Clause, so amended, be read the Third time.

The Clause was read the Third time.

Ordered, That Leave be given to withdraw the said Clause.

And it was withdrawn accordingly.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting an Aid to their Majesties of the Sum of One Million Six hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred Two Pounds Eighteen Shillings.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Oath of Commissioners of Treasury.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, to oblige the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to take the like Oath as the Lord Treasurer of England used to take: And it is recommended to Sir Tho. Clarges and Sir Wm. Leveson Gower, to prepare the same.


Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for discouraging the Exportation of Bullion, and encouraging the Importation thereof; and converting thereof into the Coin of this Realm.


A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That all Committees be adjourned;

It passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.