Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 16 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the more speedy Payment of the Debts of Elizabeth Curtis, Widow, late deceased, and Performance of an Agreement touching the same, made between Charles Curtis in his Life-time, and Edward Earle, according to a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, was read the Third time.
Duke of Grafton's Estate.
Mr. Goldwell reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting several Pieces and Parcels of Ground in the Parishes of St. James's and St. Martin's in the Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, was committed, That they had considered the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments. And he delivered the same in at the Table.
A Petition of Bryan Janson, Esquire, and John Gilbert, Gentleman, Creditors of the said Thomas Kinnersly, was read; setting forth, That the said Kinnersly is indebted to the Petitioner Bryan Janson, about Three hundred and Fifty Pounds for Principal, Interest, and Charges paid and expended by the Petitioner, as security for Kinnersly; towards Securing whereof the Petitioner hath a Judgment of many Years standing: And that the said Thomas Kinnersley is also indebted unto the Petitioner John Gilbert, in about One thousand One hundred Pounds, for Money lent to and paid for him, as his Bail, Security, and otherwise; for Securing whereof, the Petitioner hath several Securities affecting his Estate: That the said Kinnersley endeavouring to pass an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for making one or more Lease or Leases for the Payment of his Debts: And that it is but colourably pretended, That thereby all the Debts of the said Kinnersley will be paid; for that, by the said Act, such Provision is made for Sir Nathaniell Curson, and Mary London, Widow, over and above other Creditors, that the Remainder of his Estate will not be sufficient to pay your Petitioners, in proportion with the other Creditors, so much as the growing Interest of their respective Debts: Besides, the Petitioners Securities are precedent to Sir Nath. Curson's; and the Petitioners have lately discovered, That the pretended Debt of the said Mary London is either paid, or was from the Beginning fraudulent; and yet she hath not only hitherto covered the Estate with her Securities against the Petitioners, in case they do not come into the Act: And that the said Act is contrived by the Agents and Interest only of the said Kinersley, Sir Nath. Curson, and Mary London; and the Petitioners not privy thereto; the Petitioner Bryan Janson knowing nothing thereof, till within this Week: And praying, That the said Act may not pass this House till the Petitioners are heard by their Counsel, as to what they have to object against the same.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Arnold,||60.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Thom. Samwell,||86.|
Seamen in West India Trade.
Leave of Absence.
Bishop of London's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Bishop of London, and Trustees, to sell the Manor of Bushley in the County of Worcester, Part of the Bishoprick of London; and to purchase other Lands, to be annexed to the said Bishoprick, for the Improvement thereof:
And also to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Henry Halstead to make a Lease for the Improvement of his Prebend of Ealdstreete, in the Church of St. Paul in London.
Judges Commissions and Salaries.
Causes in Chancery.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That every Person who keepeth any Setting Dog, Greyhound, or Fowling-piece, not duly qualified thereto, and not herein before taxed as a Gentleman, shall pay the Sum of Twenty Shillings Quarterly.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Rob. Clayton,||91.|
|Sir Tho. Barnardiston,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Colonel Grandvile,||81.|
Court of Claims in Ireland.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for raising Monies upon the forfeited Estates in Ireland, and to inquire into the Disposal of forfeited Estates there, be made To-morrow Morning.
Supply Bill; Loan on Excise.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Borrowing of Money upon Two Acts of Parliament, the one made in the First Year, and the other in the Second Year, of their Majesties Reign, for granting several additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, in order to the more speedy Building of Sevenand-twenty Ships of War, by the latter of the said Acts provided to be built.
Ordered, That the Members to whom it is referred to prepare the Bill for the satisfying the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London, do meet this Afternoon at Six a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
St. Paul's, Shadwell, Waterworks.
Ordered, That Mr. Wharton, Sir John Thomson, Mr. Thomson, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for incorporating the Proprietors of the Waterworks in the Parish of St. Paul's, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Waterworks, is committed.