Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 20 die Januarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christy reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Sale of the Estate of Francis Osbaston, for Payment of Ten thousand Pounds Portion to Mary Osbaston, and of the Arrears of several Annuities of Two hundred Pounds and Four hundred Pounds per Annum, chargeable upon the said Estate, was committed, 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 then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Mr. England reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Ralph Macclesfield to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children, was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, with an Amendment; 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 was twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
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The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Mr. England do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with the said Amendment: To which Amendment this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.
A Petition of Tho. Goodwyn the elder, and Tho. Goodwyn the younger, and Eliz. his Wife, was read; setting forth, That, by a Settlement made upon the Marriage of the Petitioners Tho. and Eliz. several Lands, &c. were settled to the Use of Tho. the younger for Life, without Impeachment of Waste; and after his Death, to such Children the Body of the said Eliz. as he should appoint; with other Remainders over; subject to several Rent Charges to Tho. senior, and Eliz.: That Thomas senior hath, by Trade, contracted several great Debts; and Tho. junior stands obliged with him for Payment of One thousand Five hundred Pounds; and is himself indebted Five hundred Pounds; to which their and the said Estate are liable; whereby Tho. junior is disabled to provide for his Wife and Children: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to sell some Lands towards Payment of Debts, and for settling the Surplus of the Money to be raised by Sale, for the Benefit of his Wife and Children.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Sir Joseph Tredenham reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the settling the Manor of King's North, for the enabling Barnham Powell, Esquire, to make Provision for his younger Children, was committed, That they had considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dyke do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.
Tythes of Hemp and Flax.
Sir Edward Hussey, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Explaining of a former Act made in this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for the better ascertaining the Tythes of Hemp and Flax. And the same was received.
Holbourn, &c. Court of Conscience.
Colonel Perry, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience, for Recovery of small Debts under Forty Shillings, within Holbourn and Finsbury Divisions in the County of Middlesex. And the same was received.
Then the King's Counsel were, according to the Order of the Day, called in; and heard at the Bar of the House, against the Bill for removing Doubts, and preventing Controversies, concerning Royal Mines, and that the King may have the Pre-emption.
And being withdrawn;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
A Complaint being made to this House of a printed Pamphlet, intituled, "King William and Queen Mary Conquerors, &c.;" wherein are several Matters asserted, of dangerous Consequence to their Majesties, to the Liberty of the Subjects, and Peace of the Kingdom;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That Edmund Bohun, the Licenser, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the same.
Ordered, That Richard Baldwyn, for whom the said Pamphlet was printed, be summoned immediately to attend this House.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Hoskins and Sir Robert Legard:
The Lords desire a present Conference with this House in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present Conference with the Lords, as their Lordships do desire.
And the Messengers were called in again, and acquainted therewith.
Ordered, That the Members that managed the last Conference, do manage this Conference.
And the Managers went to the Conference.
And being returned;
Mr. Attorney General reported from the said Conference, That the Managers had attended the same; and that the Lord Privy Seal managed the Conference on the Behalf of the Lords; and that he acquainted them, That their Lordships did not insist upon their Provisoes.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Tho. Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.
And Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty accordingly.
And being returned;
Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several Bills following; viz.
1. 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.
2. An Act, That the Inhabitants of the Province of York may dispose of their personal Estates by their Wills, notwithstanding the Custom of that Province.
3. An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Anthony Eyre, Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and Portions for his Children.
4. An Act for vesting the real and personal Estate, late of Henry Hawley, in Trustees to be sold, or otherwise disposed, for the Benefit of his Daughters and Heirs Susanna and Mary, who are both Minors.
5. An Act for clearing and removing some Doubts, which may arise, in an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Berks, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold for the buying other Manors and Lands to be settled for the same or the like Uses, as those to be sold are now settled.
6. An Act to enable Sir John Wentworth, Baronet, an Infant, under the Age of Twenty-one Years, to make a Jointure out and Settlement of his Manors and Lands in the Counties of York, in the County of the City of York, and Westmoreland.
7. An Act for the more speedy and effectual Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Sir Anthony Browne, Baronet, deceased; and of a Decree in Chancery thereupon.
8. An Act to enable Alexander Popham, Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon his Wife, and to make Provision for younger Children, upon Receipt of Twelve thousand Pounds Portion, to be applied for Payment of his Debts.
9. An Act to enable Sir George Parker, of Ratton in the County of Sussex, Baronet, to make a Settlement, upon his Marriage, notwithstanding his Minority.
10. An Act to enable Wm. Wake, Gentleman, and William Wake, Doctor in Divinity, to make Leases for Lives or Years, within the Manor of Shapwick in the County of Dorset.
11. An Act for the rectifying a Mistake in a certain Act of this present Parliament, passed in the Year One thousand Six hundred and Ninety-one, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands of William Molyneux, Gentleman, in Trustees, for raising the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, for paying the Portions to his younger Brothers and Sisters, pursuant to a Decree in the Court of Chancery.
12. An Act for the enabling Sir Wm. Mannock, Baronet, to charge his Estate for the raising his younger Children Portions.
13. An Act for the settling the Manor of King's North, for the enabling Barnham Powell, Esquire, to make Provision for his younger Children.
Supply Bill; Excise.
An ingrossed 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, was read the Third time.
And several Amendments being proposed to be made, the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
An ingrossed Proviso was offered to be added, as a Rider, That all Grants of any Monies arising by the Act, in any other Manner than the Act appoints, shall be void.
And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
An ingrossed Clause of Appropriation of * *, for the Use of the Navy, was offered to be added, as a Rider.
And the same was twice read; and the Blank was, by the House, filled up with Five hundred thousand Pounds.
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read the Third time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Act mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against France.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
The House being informed, That Richard Baldwyn attended, according to their Order;
He was called in: And, being examined at the Bar touching the said printed Pamphlet, he delivered in the same to the House, licensed by Mr. Bohun; and acquainted the House, That he had the Copy from one Mr. Bentley, a Bookseller: And then withdrew.
Ordered, That the said Richard Baldwyn be discharged of his Attendance at present.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Bentley be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of London, concerning the Orphans of the said City.
East India Trade.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven 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.
Privileges of Members in Suits.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity, may be regulated and limited, be taken into Consideration upon Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.