Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 8 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL to bar a Remainder limited to Dudley Bagnall, Esquire, in the Estate of Nich. Bagnall, Esquire, in Ireland, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
A Bill for vesting certain Lands of Wm. Davile, and his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Ann Williams, Relict of Thomas Williams, Esquire, and of John Williams, an Infant, her Son, and her other Children, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner's Husband was seised at his Death of divers Lands and Tenements, to the Value of Eighty Pounds per Annum; the which he settled upon himself, and his Heirs, in Tail Male, with Remainder over, in Trust to raise Daughters Portions; and that the said Thomas Williams is lately dead; indebted Three thousand Five hundred Pounds, having no other real Estate, but an Estate conveyed in Mortgage for Eight hundred . . . ., not worth above Twelve hundred Pounds; and about Five hundred . . . . Personal Estate; all which Premises, by his Will, he made liable to pay his Debts; which, should they remain unsatisfied, till the Petitioner, the Heir, should come of Age, are in great likelihood to swallow up the whole Estate: But the Creditors are content to receive their Money as the same might be raised out of the growing Profits of the Estate, and Renewing of Leases, whereby no great Detriment will fall on the Petitioner's Inheritance: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to vest the Equity of Redemption of the said Lands in Trustees, and for enabling the letting Leases of the said Premises during the Minority of the Children, for raising Money to be applied to pay the Debts of the said Thomas Williams.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.
A Bill to enable Eliz. Mountague, Widow, to make Leases for Years, of Houses and Grounds in Stepney, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Mr. Vincent, Sir John Pelham, Mr. Mountague, Mr. England, Mr. Howard, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Glemham, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Harbord, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. How, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Campion, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Brewer, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Mansell, Sir Wm. Poultny, Mr. Price, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Pelham, Sir Tho. Mansell, Mr. Hen. Pelham, Sir Jerv. Elwes: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom the Matter touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cirencester, was re-committed, That the said Committee had agreed upon several Resolutions: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read: and are as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That they do not proceed to sum up the Poll without hearing further Evidence.
That thereupon the Master of the Rolls insisted, That he had not been heard as to his own particular Case; and prayed to be heard thereupon: And that thereupon it was
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to give Leave to the said Committee to examine further Evidence, as to all the Parties concerned in the Election.
The First of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That they do not proceed to sum up the Poll without hearing further Evidence.
The Second Resolution being read a Second time;
Resolved, That the said Committee do examine further Evidence as to all the Parties concerned in the Election.
Ordered, That the said Matter be heard upon Tuesdayfortnight next.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir James Astry;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill intituled, An Act for granting an Aid to their Majesties of One Million Six hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred Two Pounds and Eighteen Shillings, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
And then the said Amendments being read, were as followeth; viz.
Press 24, Line 6, leave out "Lord Dursly, Son to the Earl of Berkley;" and, instead thereof, read "the Right honourable."
Line 8, after "Exchequer," read "and Speaker of the House of Peers."
Press 56, Line 21, after "Browne," add "Clerk of the Parliaments."
And the said Amendments being read a Second time, one by one, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for doubling the Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move the House, that they may have Leave to sit again on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill.
Then the Earl of Ranelagh presented to the House several Accompts relating to the Army; the Titles whereof were read; and are as followeth; viz.
An Abstract of the Earl of Ranelagh's Receipts and Payments, for the Use of their Majesties Guards, Garisons, and Forces, except those employed for Reducing of Ireland, from Fifth November 1688, to Twenty-ninth Sep. 1690, both Days included.
A Particular of the Arrears due the First October 1690, to the Forces under the Earl of Ranelagh's Care.
Also Mr. Fox presented to the House an Accompt relating to the Army in Ireland; the Title whereof was read; and is as followeth; viz.
A State of the Debt due to the Army in Ireland, from the First May 1689, to 1 Oct. 1690, according to Payments made by the several Paymasters General.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Accompts be referred to the Committee to whom the Estimates and Accompts brought in to this House, relating to the Navy, Transport Ships, Marine Regiments, Treasury, Ordnance, and Army, are referred.
The House being acquainted, That Edward Vaughan, Esquire, a Member of this House, was willing and satisfied, That Henry Mostyn, Wm. Wine, Richard Green, and Edw. Price, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon a Complaint of a Breach of Privilege committed against the said Mr. Vaughan, should be discharged;
Ordered, That the said Henry Mostyn, Wm. Wyne, Rich. Greene, and Edw. Price, be discharged out of Custody.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of Privileges and Elections, do make his Reports upon Tuesday Morning next, at Nine a Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, at Eight a Clock.