Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 18 die Januarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more speedy and effectual Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Henry Bayntun, Esquire, deceased; and for raising a Portion for his Daughter.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Settling of the Manor of King's North, for the enabling Barnham Powell, Esquire, to make Provision for his younger Children, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Brewer, Sir John Dorrell, Sir John Banks, Colonel Granville, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Ryder, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Honywood, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Tho. Taylor, Colonel Perry, Sir John Fagg, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Hedges, Mr. Banks, Mr. Christy, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Ro. Clayton, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Serjeant Blincoe, Colonel Lee, Sir Fran. Massam, and all the Members for the Counties of Kent and Sussex: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Tythes of Hemp and Flax.
A Petition of Robert Shapleigh, Gentleman, was read; setting forth, That, in 1675, the Petitioner settled his Estate of about Sixty Pounds per Ann. upon himself, for Life; Remainder to his Wife, for Life; Remainder to his First, and so to his Seventh Son; without reserving any Power to raise any Money for Provision for younger Children: That by his said Wife he hath living One . . . and Three Daughters: That there is a very large House upon the Estate, much out of Repair (which will cost more than the Petitioner is able to allow); which, if it should fall down, the Estate will not yield near the Money it may now be sold for: That the Trustees are sensible, that the Sale of the said Estate will be a great Advantage as well to the Petitioner's Son, as to himself and Daughters; and do consent to the Sale of the said Estate; the Petitioner making as beneficial a Provision for his said Son: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him to make a Sale of his Estate.
|Tellers for the Yeas:||Colonel Lee,||36.|
|Tellers for the Noes:||Mr. How,||66.|
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
Burrough Bridge, &c. Cattle Tolls.
Leave of Absence.
Leasing Duchy of Cornwall.
A Bill for enabling their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of their Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmations of Leases and Grants already made, was read the First time.
Claims on East India Company.
A Petition of Edith Holloway, and others, whose Husbands were killed in the East India Company's War against the Mogul, on the Behalf of themselves and others, who served in the said War, was read; setting forth, That between 1684 and 1688, the Petitioners Husbands were hired for the said Company's Service as Mariners, and not as Soldiers, there being then no Wars; but, after their Arrival in the East Indies, the Companies Agents having engaged in the said War, the Mariners (contrary to their Agreements) were forced, by nailing their Hands to the Masts, and whipping them, and other Cruelties, to serve as Land Soldiers; but, those Cruelties not prevailing, as was expected, to encourage others, an Order of the Company's, made at London on the 20th Jan. 85, was published in East Indies, declaring, That a Sixth Part of all Prizes taken in the said Wars should be divided amongst those Seamen and Soldiers as should behave themselves valiantly; and accordingly they took several Prizes, amounting to One million Five hundred thousand Pounds Value; a Sixth Part of which of Right belongs to the said Mariners and their Widows and Orphans: That the Petitioners have several times applied themselves to the Company for Satisfaction, but can receive none; so that several of them are forced to seek Maintenance from their Parishes: That they petitioned the House the last Session; but, by reason of more weighty Affairs, nothing could be done therein: And praying Relief, and the Consideration of the House, in the Premises.
And it is referred to Mr. Boscawen, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Colonel Tytus, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Beddingfield, Sir Fran. Blake, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Smith, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir Pet. Colliton, Sir John Banks, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Arnold, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Travers, Mr. Christy, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Howard, Mr. Waller, Mr. White, Mr. Lewis, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Herbert, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. England, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Harcourt, Colonel Perry, Sir John Knight, Sir Richard Temple: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Mr. Attorney General, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was committed the Bill for settling a Fund of Seventy thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the Excise, for paying the Interest of a Million of Money, to be raised by voluntary Payments, before the Twenty-fourth of June 1693, the Principal paid in to be sunk, and the Persons paying in the same to receive, during their Lives, the respective Proportions of the said Seventy thousand Pounds per Annum, and with the Advantage of Survivorship, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, some of them were agreed, and others disagreed unto; and several other Amendments made to the Bill by the House.
Conference desired with Lords.
Sir Tho. Clarges reported, That, he having been at the Lords, to desire a Conference with their Lordships, upon the Subject Matter of the Amendments, by them sent down, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France; the Lords do agree to a Conference, this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
East India Trade.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the Bill for preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade.
Conference on Land Tax Bill.
Sir Tho. Clarges reported, That they had attended the Conference; and had given their Reasons for disagreeing with the Lords in the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill of Aid; and left the Bill and Amendments with their Lordships.
East India Trade.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade;
|Tellers for the Yeas:||Mr. Smith,||63.|
|Tellers for the Noes:||Colonel Perry,||66.|
Then a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill;
|Tellers for the Yeas:||Sir John Guise,||81.|
|Tellers for the Noes:||Colonel Perry,||52.|