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, 22 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Manor or Lordship of King's Bromley, and other the Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, and Hereditaments of Barbara Newton, Wife of Samuell Newton, late of the Island of Barbadoes in America, Esquire, deceased, and John Newton, Esquire, Son and Heir of the said Samuell and the said Barbara, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to impower the High Court of Chancery, and the Court of Exchequer, to accept of the solemn Answer or Evidence of any of the People called Quakers, was read the Second time.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Sam. Barnardiston,||73.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Shackerley,||103.|
|Sir Tho. Vernon,|
St. Paul's Shadwell Waterworks.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the incorporating the Proprietors of the Waterworks in the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Waterworks:
And also to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to vest divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees; to be sold for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Wm. Halford, Knight, deceased; and for the Payment of the other Debts of Sir Wm. Halford now living, prior to his Marriage Settlement with the Lady Frances, his own Wife.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Chase, Sir Francis Blake, and Sir Math. Andrewes, do immediately repair to Mr. Fuller, and take his Examination and Information upon Oath; and secure his Papers; and to examine him, Who his Witnesses are, and where they live, and are to be found.
Conference on Bill for Recovery of Tythes.
Ordered, That the Members who prepared the Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, upon the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, do manage the said Conference.
Duchy of Cornewall Leasing.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors against fraudulent Devises, with some Amendments; to which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.
Butchers not to sell live Cattle.
Causes in Chancery.
And also of a Bill, intituled, An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians; and against their untimely Marrying after the Decease of their Fathers; and for preventing all clandestine Marriages for the future.
Supply Bill; Loan on Excise.
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 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, was read the Second time.
Cambridge University Charters.
Then (according to the Order of the Day) the Counsel for Mrs. Amy Hamond, and also for the University of Cambridge, were called in; and heard against, and for, the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Charters of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Masters, Provosts, and such Fellows, who by the Statutes and Usage of the respective Colleges and Halls, are Governors thereof, to allow, by Warrants, under their Hands and Seals, any Number of Fellows, not exceeding one Third of the whole Number of Fellows at a time, to profess Law or Physick; any Statutes, Ordinances, or Usages of the said University, Colleges, or Halls, to the contrary notwithstanding: And all Statutes and Ordinances of the said University, Colleges, and Halls, as to such Clause or Clauses in them, which oblige the Masters, Provosts, or Fellows, to the contrary; and all Oaths, or Part of any Oath, appointed to be taken by them, relating thereunto; are hereby abrogated, and made void. Provided nevertheless, That when, and as often as, any Fellow of any College or Hall in the said University, allowed to profess Law or Physick, by virtue of this Act, is in actual Possession of any Civil Office or Employment, of the yearly Value of Sixty Pounds per Annum, that then his Fellowship shall be made void, in like Way and Manner, as it might have been, if the said Fellow were inducted into an Ecclesiastical Benefice of the like Value, by the Statutes and Ordinances of the respective Colleges or Halls, before the making of this present Act.
Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That this Bill shall not prejudice their Majesties, or their First-fruits and Tenths, but that the said several Professors of Divinity, upon their Admittance into the said Places, and during their Continuance therein, shall pay to their Majesties the First-fruits and Tenths, due for the said Rectories, in such manner, as if they had been instituted into the said Rectories; any thing in this Bill to the contrary notwithstanding.
Another Proviso was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That this Act, nor any thing therein, shall prejudice or preclude Sir John Bolles, of Scampton in the County of Lincolne, Baronet, his Heirs, &c. of or from any Right, Title, Claim, or Demand, either in Law or Equity, that he or they now have, or at any time hereafter may have, against the Masters, Fellows, and Scholars of Sidney Sussex College in the University of Cambridge, or their Successors; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Bickerstaffe,||69.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Walter Young,||119.|
Ordered, That Mr. Culleford do given in his Answer to this House, To-morrow Morning, to the Report on Thursday last from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Disposal of forfeited Estates in Ireland.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill for paying the Army, according to the Musters of effective Men, and for the better Paying of Quarters, and punishing Mutineers and Deserters, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Second Pr. 16 L. after "Act," insert "And such Devisee or Devisees shall be liable and chargeable for a false Plea by him or them pleaded, in the same manner as any Heir should have been, for any false Plea, by him pleaded or for not confessing the Lands or Tenements to him descended."
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Customhouse; and giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Mountague,||51.|
|Sir Jon. Jennings,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Clarke,||56.|
Trade in Cities, &c.
Duke of Grafton's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground in the Parish of St. James and St. Martin's in the Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, was read the Third time.