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 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.
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.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
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.
Supply Bill; Excise.
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.
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.
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;