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, 21die Januarii ;4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Sheibell's, &c. Nat.
MR. Waller reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for naturalizing Henry Sheibell, and others, 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.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Woodlands in the County of Southampton, and certain Articles of Agreement made between Isaac Wollaston and Richard Wollaston, Esquires, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Christy, Sir Rowl. Gwynn, Mr. Harley, Mr. England, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Waller, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Burrard, Sir Robert Rich, Mr. Clark, Sir Ger. Elwes, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Perry, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Rebow, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Honywood, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Burridge, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Lutterell, Sir William Cooper, and all the Members, that serve for the County of Southampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Captain Dyot, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Baile, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Foley, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Christy, Mr. Stawell, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Clark, Mr. Blowfield, Mr. Norley, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Greenfield, Mr. Waller, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Arnold, Sir Edward Phillipps, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Freke, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Foley, Mr. Honywood, Colonel Perry: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Geo. Searle was read; setting forth, That Nicholas Searle, the Petitioner's Kinsman, deceased, being seized of several Lands, in Fee, and designing to continue the same in his Name, by his last Will, devised all his Lands, &c. to his Niece Mary Bryant, and the Heirs Male of her Body, upon Condition only, that she should marry with, and have such Issue by one surnamed Searle; and, for Default thereof, to Eliz. Bryant, in like manner; and, for Default thereof to the Petitioner, for Sixty Years; Remainder to the Heirs Male of his Body: That Eliz. Bryant married with one Jacob Cliffe, Gentleman: That one Isaac Savery, to enable him to marry the said Mary Bryant, and to intitle himself to the Benefit of the said Proviso, by changing his Surname to that of Searle, in 1685, and again in 1689, preferred his Bill in Parliament for that Purpose, but could not procure the same to pass: That Mary Bryant hath passed a Recovery, and done what she can by Law, to bar the Remainder to the Petitioner; and Savery has now again brought his Bill into this House for the Purpose aforesaid: And praying to be heard against the said Bill.
A Petition of William Searle, Merchant, was read; setting forth, There being a Bill depending in this House to enable Isaac Savery to take upon him the Surname of Searle, the Petitioner is advised the same will be prejudicial to his Right; and praying to be heard therein before the Passing of the said Bill.
Burrough Bridge Cattle Tolls.
Delivering Declarations to Prisoners.
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
A Petition of James Hamilton, Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Sir Geo. Hamilton, in the Time of Car. I. by Grant from the Crown, enjoyed the Royal Mines in Ireland, on which he expended many Thousand Pounds; and particularly on the Mines called the Silver Mines, in the County of Typerary; and would have received great Advantage thereby, had it not been for that barbarous Rebellion in Ireland; wherein all his Works and Workmen were destroyed: That afterwards King Charles the Second, in Consideration of the said Losses and Sufferings of the Petitioner's Father and Family (being all in Exile with his Majesty), did grant all the said Royal Mines to the Petitioner's Father, James Hamilton, Esquire, Son of the said Sir George, for Sixty-one Years; the Interest in which Grant, upon the Death of the Petitioner's Father, devolved on his Widow, who administered; and she surrendered the said Grant, in order to the obtaining a new Grant to the Petitioner, which passed the Great Seal of Ireland, for Sixty-one Years, in the Beginning of the Reign of the late King James: And that there being a Bill depending in the House, relating to the Royal Mines of England (of which the Petitioner had no Notice, until it had passed the Committee) that will affect the Petitioner's said Grant, and praying to be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar of the House, to so much of the said Bill, as relates to his Interest in the Royal Mines of Ireland, before the Bill do pass.
Leave of Absence.
To be burnt by Hangman.
Resolved, nemine contradicente, That a printed Pamphlet, intituled, "King William and Queen Mary Conquerors, &c.;" wherein are several Matters asserted, of dangerous Consequence to their Majesties, to the Liberties of the Subject, and Peace of the Kingdom; be burnt by the Hand of the common Hangman.
The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Ralph Macclesfield to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children.
Removing Licenser of the Press.
Resolved, That the Members of this House who are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, do humbly move his Majesty, that Edmund Bohun, the Licenser of the Press, be removed from his Employment.