Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 14 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dod & al. versus Burrows.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Dod Widow, Magdalen Johnson Widow, Robert Colbach, Anne his Wife, Sarah Dod Spinster, and Priscilla Cooper Widow; shewing, "That, pursuant to the Judgement of this House, of the Thirtieth of April, One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, they obtained a Report against Thomas Burrows and others, in the Court of Chancery, for an Accompt of the Profits of the Estate in Question; but the said Thomas Burrows, to evade that Judgement, exhibited his Petition and Appeal in this House against the said Report, to which the Petitioners have answered; but the said Burrows doth not prosecute his Petition, whereby they are deprived of the Benefit of the said Judgement; and praying the said Petition may be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Thomas Burrows shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, he not having prosecuted his Petition of Appeal this Session of Parliament.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Bill for encouraging Privateers, and to prohibit all Trade with France.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Attorney General and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."
To which the House agreed.
Then, the Commons being called in again, were told, "The Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint the same, Half an Hour after Twelve of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber."
Reporters of the Conference.
Then these Lords following were named Managers of the Conference:
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Message from H. C. to return Atwood's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Bowles and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Abell Atwood to sell some Lands, for Payment of Debts, and make Provision for Younger Children;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Tooke versus L. C. Baron Atkyns.
Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Thomas Tooke is Appellant, and the Lord Chief Baron Atkyns Respondent:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Thomas Tooke shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Williams versus Reade.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Walter Williams against Richard Read:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Debate of this Business shall be adjourned until To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Privateers, for encouraging, and to prohibit all Trade with France, Bill.
The Commons being come to the Conference, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Lord President reported, "That they had attended the Conference; and the Commons had returned the Bill, and agreed to the First Amendment; as also the Second, with an Amendment thereto: But to the Third Amendment, (videlicet,) Pr. 7. L. 2. Leave out ["Commissioners for Prizes out of Their Majesties Share of Prizes"]; and read ["Collector of Their Majesties Customs in any Port, upon due Proof made of the same before the Chief Magistrate of the said Port"]; they had disagreed; and gave the Reasons following; (videlicet,)
"1. That the Reward mentioned in the Clause which your Lordships Amendment in the 7th Pr. L. 2d, does relate, being for Prizes taken, it is most proper that it should be paid out of Prizes.
"2. That, by a Bill sent up by the Commons, and agreed to by your Lordships, the Customs of all Prize Goods are appropriated to other Uses.
"3. That the other Branches of the Customs are already appropriated or charged.
"4. That by the Amendments proposed by the Commons to Clause (A), there is sufficient Care taken that the Persons interested in Private Men of War should receive the Reward intended."
Then the Reasons were read.
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Commons in this Amendment?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to Amendments in it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:
To let the Commons know, the Lords have agreed to their Amendments to the Amendments of this House.
L. Abergavenny's Pet.
A Petition of the Lord Abergavenny was read, and rejected.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Royal Robes and Regal Crown, ascended His Throne, all the Peers being in their Robes: The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech, relating to the Money Bills to be passed.
Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the said Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, as followeth; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act for granting to Their Majesties certain additional Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandize, for the prosecuting the present War against France."
"2. An Act for Review of the Quarterly Poll granted to Their Majesties in the last Session of this present Parliament."
"3. An Act continuing certain Acts therein mentioned, and for charging several joint Stocks."
To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in there Words, (videlicet,)
"Le Roy et " (fn. 1) " la Reyne, remerciant les bon Subjects acceptant leur Benevolence, et ainsi l' veulent."
In like Manner there following Bills were passed; (videlicet,)
"4. An Act for preventing Suits against such as acted for Their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom."
"5. An Act for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament, for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford."
"6. An Act for encouraging the apprehending of Highway-men."
"7. An Act to prevent Abuses committed by the Traders in Butter and Cheese."
"8. An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1693, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."
"9. An Act for examining, taking, and stating, the Public Accompts of this Kingdom."
"10. An Act for prohibiting the Importation of all Foreign Hair Buttons."
"11. An Act for delivering Declarations to Prisoners."
"12. An Act for the more easy Discovery and Conviction of such as shall destroy the Game of this Kingdom."
"13. An Act for the regaining, encouraging, and settling, the Greenland Trade."
"14. An Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert Their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for the Payment of Quarters."
"15. An Act to prevent malicious Informations in the Court of King's Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries in the same Court."
"16. An Act to prevent Frauds by clandestine Mortgages."
"17. An Act for reviving, continuing, and explaining, several Laws therein mentioned, which are expired, and near expiring."
"18. An Act to make Parishioners of the Church united Contributors to the Repairs and Ornaments of the Church to whom the Union is made."
"19. An Act for regulating Proceedings in the Crown-office of the Court of King's Bench at Westminster."
"20. An Act for the better Discovery of Judgements in the Court of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, at Westminster."
"21. An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."
To which the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy et" (fn. 1) " la Reyne l' veulent."
"22. An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments."
"23. An Act for removing Doubts and preventing Disputes touching Royal Mines; and that Their Majesties may have the Pre-emption."
To these Bills the Answer was,
"Le Roy e" (fn. 1) " la Reyne se aviseront."
"1. An Act for dividing the Chapelries of North Chappell and Dungton from the Parish of Petworth, and erecting them into new Parishes; and for settling the Advowsons and Rights of Patronage of the Rectories of Petworth, North Chappell, Dungton, Clewer, Farnham Royall, Worplesdon, Kirby Overblows, and Catton, and the Vicarge of Long Horsley."
"2. An Act for the Sale of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, late the Estate of Francis Osbaston Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, and raising Ten Thousand Pounds for the Portion of Mary Osbaston his Daughter, chargeable upon the said Estate."
"3. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Wroth Baronet to make a Jointure and Settlement upon his Marriage, and to make a Provision for his Sister, notwithstanding his being under the Age of One and Twenty Years."
"4. An Act for the settling a Jointure on the Wife of Anthony Danby Esquire, and for making Provision for his Brothers and Younger Children, and for Payment of his Debts."
"5. An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Wood-lands, in the County of South'ton, and certain Articles of Agreement made between Isaac Woollaston and Richard Woollaston Esquires."
"6. 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."
"7. An Act to enable Richard Walthall Esquire to sell Lands, for the Payment of Portions and Debts."
"8. An Act for the better Assurance of the Manor of Woodlands and Hundred of Knolton unto Edward Seymour Esquire."
"9. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pitt Esquire and Robert Pitt Gentleman, for the Payment of Debts; and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Mathew and Robert, and the Wife of the said Robert, and their Issue."
"10. An Act for settling the Estate of Francis Boyle, Lord Viscount Shannon in the Kingdom of Ireland."
"11. An Act to enable Humphry Lord Bishop of Bangor to make a Lease of Bangor-house, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborne, London, for a competent Term of Years, in order to the new-building and improving the Rent thereof, for the Benefit of his Successors."
"12. An Act for vesting the Manors of Barcrofts, otherwise Thonock, otherwise Low Thonock, Hinton, otherwise Hengton, and other Lands, in the County of Lincoln, Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolke, in Trustees, for the Payment of the Debts of Thomas Towers Esquire, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter."
"13. An Act to enable Thomas Goodwyn the Younger to sell Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children."
"14. An Act to enable Roger Price Esquire to sell some Part of his Estate, for Payment of Portions to the Daughters of John Price Esquire, deceased."
"15. An Act to enable Sir John Williams, of Langibby Castle, in the County of Monmouth, Baronet, to sell the Manors of Ewyas Lacy, Waterston, and Trescaillan,and other Lands, in the County of Hereford, and the Manor of Carwent and other Lands in the County of Monmouth, for Payment of Debts."
"16. An Act for the Sale of such Interest as Thomas Bromhall, an Infant, hath in the Office of Warden of The Fleete and in Thirteen Houses adjoining, and in an Office of the Custody and Keeping of the Palace at Westminster, for the more effectual Payment of Debts."
"17. An Act for exchanging of several small Parcels of Land in the Parish and Manor of Fulham, belonging to the Bishopric of London, and Part of the Bishopric of London, for other Lands, of the like Value, to Charles Earl of Monmouth and his Heirs."
"18. An Act for the naturalizing of Henry Sheibell and others."
"19. An Act for settling and confirming the Manors and Lands in Hameldon, in the County of Rutland, as they are now enjoyed, and have been for divers Years last past, pursuant to an Agreement for enclosing and exchanging of Lands there."
"20. An Act for the Sale of Lands by Sir Robert Smith; and settling other Lands, of a greater Value, to the same Uses, in Lieu thereof."
"21. An Act for the vesting a Messuage and Lands in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of Abraham Hinde, deceased."
"22. An Act to enable Abell Atwood to sell some Lands, to pay Debts, and make Provision for Younger Children."
To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words,
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty made a Speech, as followeth; (videlicet,)
His Majesty's Speech.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The large Supplies which you have given Me this Session are so great Testimonies of your good Affections, that I take this Occasion, with great Willingness, to return My hearty Thanks to you: And I assure you, that it shall be My Care to see that that Money you have given Me may be effectually applied to such Services as may be most for the Honour and Interest of England.
"I must recommend to your Care the Peace and Quiet of the several Counties to which you are now returning; and doubt not but, by your Care, the Supply which you have so freely given will not only be effectually levied, but with the greatest Equality too, and the least Uneasiness to the People that is possible.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The Posture of Affairs does necessarily require My Presence Abroad; but I shall take Care to leave such a Number of Troops here, as may be sufficient for the Security of the Kingdom against any Attempts of our Enemies.
"I shall add no more, but that, as I shall continue to expose My own Person upon all Occasions for the Good and Advantage of these Kingdoms; so I do likewise assure you, that My hearty and sincere Endeavours shall never be wanting, in any other Kind, to make this a great and flourishing Nation."
Which being ended; the Lord Chief Baron Atkyns, by His Majesty's Command, said,
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this Parliament shall be prorogued to the Second Day of May next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to the Second Day of May next."
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw, and the Commons went to their House.
Hitherto examined by us, this 1st Day of April, 1693,