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, 6 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
York Buildings Water Company.
A BILL for the better encouraging and carrying on and settling the Waterworks in York Buildings, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Pollexfen, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Wm. Langham, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Slater, Mr. Christie, Mr. Carie, Lord Falkland, Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Peter Colleton, Mr. Palmes, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir John Guise, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Price, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Ogle, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Wm. Cooper, Lord Cornbury, Mr. England, Mr. Howard, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Done, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Ash, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Clarke, Sir Wm. Poultney: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Mompesson, a Member of this House, be heard before the said Committee as to his Interest in relation to the said Bill.
Mr. Ogle reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the Estate of Henry Serle, Esquire, deceased, was committed, That they had agreed upon a Proviso to be added to the Bill as an Amendment thereto; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Proviso A. "That nothing in the Bill contained shall be construed to invalidate certain Articles made between the Benchers of Lincolne's Inn, and Henry Serle aforesaid, dated Eleventh July 34 Car. IIdi; but that the same shall be in as good Force as they now are."
The said Proviso being read a Second time; the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the Bill for transferring the Duty and Subsidy of Aulnage to the Custom-house, be now read the Second time.
The Bill was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Gray, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Thomson, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Rob. Holmes, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Slater, Colonel Birch, Mr. Beddingfeild, Sir John Barker, Mr. Done, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Guise, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Papillion, Sir Tho. Bernadiston, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Greenfeild, Sir Cha. Porter, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Price, Sir Fran. Blake, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Cary, Mr. Carew, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Foley, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Mr. Palmes, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Perry, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Colonel Birch, Sir John Bowles, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Phil. Skippon, Mr. Foley, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Freeman, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Robinson, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Waller, Mr. Reignolds: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Dutchess of Richmond and Lenox be heard before the said Committee, as to her Interest in the said Duty: And that the said Committee have Power to receive and consider of a Clause for securing the same, if they think fit.
A Petition of Rich. Seys, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That, 1682, he purchased a Rent-charge of the Dutchess of Richmond, of One hundred Thirty-eight Pounds per Annum, issuing out of the Rent reserved to her on the Farm of the Aulnage, for which he paid to her One thousand One hundred Forty-eight Pounds for the Remainder of her Term: And, for that, by the Bill before the House, it is designed the Duties of Subsidy and Aulnage shall be paid at the Custom-house, whereby the Petitioner's Right may be prejudiced: And praying the Care and Provision of his Right by the House in the said Bill, that he may receive his said Rent-charge, as before.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for transferring the Duty and Subsidy of Aulnage to the Customhouse, is committed.
Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of the Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Dorchester, be made upon Wednesday Morning next.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
Then the Order of the Day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for Attainting of the Persons that are or have been in Rebellion in England or Ireland, and for confiscating their Estates, and applying the same for the Charge of the War, was read.
Resolved, That the House will now proceed on the said Order.
Mathews' forfeited Estates.
A Petition of the Lady Hume was presented to the House.
Resolved, That the Petition be read.
The Petition was read; setting forth, That she was forced to repair out of Ireland into this Kingdom, for the Safety of her Life, from the Designs of her late Husband Captain George Mathews' Relations, who were Papists, and averse to the present Government there; and that after his Majesty's Success at the Boyne, the Petitioner went over again, her Husband being dead, hoping to get her Thirds of her said Husband's real and personal Estate; but was disappointed by her Husband's Daughterin-law, who hath gotten and converted the same to her own Use, although the Petitioner brought her Husband an Estate of near Ten thousand Pounds, which he oft promised should be secured for her, but it was not; but has left the Petitioner without Subsistence: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and to grant to her such Saving in the Bill of Attainder, as shall be thought fit.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of
the Bill for Attainting of the Persons that are or have
been in Rebellion in England or Ireland; and for confiscating their Estates and applying the same to bear the
Charge of the War.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, after the Business of the City of London is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the said Bill.
Resolved, That Clauses be prepared and brought in for the more effectual Applying of the Forfeitures in England and Ireland, to be a Security for the raising of Money towards the Charge of the present War.
Resolved, That a Clause be prepared and brought in for reserving a Proportion of the Forfeitures in England and Ireland to his Majesty's Disposal.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Rob. Cotton, Colonel Austen, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Musgrave, Serjeant Blincoe, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Buscawen, Colonel Birch, Mr. Roberts, Sir Cha. Porter, Sir Edw. Seymor, Mr. Leving, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Jos. Williamson, Mr. Montague, Sir Rich. Reynell, Mr. Traverse, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Mr. Cary, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Clauses: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber. And it is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Blincoe to take care therein.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.