Sabbati, 18 die Maii ; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Annulling Lisle's Attainder.
AN ingrossed Bill sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the annulling, and making void
the Attainder of Alice Lisle, Widow, was read the Second
Resolved, That the Bill be read the third Time.
Ordered, That Colonel Sackvile, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Colonel Tipping, Major Manley, Sir Duncomb Colchester, Mr.
Gwyn, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred
to prepare a Bill for rendering the Militia more effectual:
And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Armstrong's Claim on Lord Jefferyes.
A Petition of the Lady Katharine Armstrong, and of
Katharine, Jane, and Mary, her Daughters, was read:
setting forth, That Sir Thomas Armstrong being unduly
outlawed for High Treason in Trinity Term 1684, Execution was illegally awarded against him by the Lord
Jefferyes, and the rest of the Judges of the King's Bench;
and he was thereupon executed; and his real and personal
Estate, to Twelve thousand Pounds Value, seized to the
Use of the Crown, reducing the Petitioners to Want:
Which said Prosecution was found illegal by the Vote of
this House: and praying Reparation out of his Estate,
when his Attainder comes to be considered; and that
the House will recommend their Condition, and the great
Injustice they have suffered, to his Majesty; that he may
order such Reparations . . his Majesty shall think fit, out
of his Estate accruing to the Crown by such Attainder.
Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table, to
be considered, when the Bill for charging the Manors of
Dalby and Broughton in the County of Leicester, with the
Sum of Fourteen thousand Seven hundred and Sixty
Pounds to Edm. Prideaux, Esquire, is read a Second Time.
A Petition of John Willmore, Merchant, was read;
setting forth, That in Michaelmas Term 1681, an Indictment of Recusancy being prepared against the Duke of
Yorke, the then Judges of the King's Bench prevented the
bringing in the same being tried, by illegal discharging the
Grand Jury then attending; and that the Petitioner, in
Hillary Term following, being of the Grand Jury, brought
in the Bill of Indictment, which was proved upon Oath,
and found accordingly; which Procedure was afterwards
stopt by a Noli prosequi: That the Petitioner was Foreman
of the Grand Jury for London, before whom an Indictment was brought against Stephen Colledge for High Treason; and, finding the Evidence to be ill Persons, prevailed with the rest of the Juries to bring in the Bill Ignoramus; which was a Prevention to the Papists Designs at
that time: That, for these and the like Services, the Petitioner is a great Sufferer: That the Petitioner was, by a
Warrant from Sir Leoline Jenkins, taken into Custody,
and kept a close Prisoner; and, by a further Warrant,
sent to the Tower a close Prisoner, in order to frustrate
his going to Oxford to Colledge's Trial: That the Popish
Party was so vigorous against him, by prosecuting him
by Information, and otherwise, that he was forced to abscond, until he came over as a Voluntier with his now
Majesty; which was to his Loss the Sum of several Thousand Pounds: And praying, that the chief Persons concerned in such illegal Prosecutions and Commitments,
may receive condign Punishment; and that, out of their
Estates, some Satisfaction may be made to the Petitioner
for his Suffering and Losses.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom
the Matter of Mr. Speake's Petition is referred, to examine
the Matter of Fact upon the said Petition, and report the
same to the House: And that Sir Thomas Mompesson, Mr.
Hales, Mr. St. John, Mr. Bockland, Colonel Whitley, Mr.
Arnold, and all the Members that serve for the City of
London, be added to the said Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Bagott have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham have Leave to go
into the Country, for Three Weeks.
A Bill for the better ordering the Forces of this Kingdom, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Papists Children sent abroad.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inquire
what Children are sent abroad to be educated in the Popish Religion; and who have been the Occasion of sending them abroad.
And it is referred to Colonel Tipping, Marquis Winchester, Mr. Machell, Mr. Finch, Colonel Birch, Mr.
Sacheverell, Sir Walter Young, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Wm.
Williams, Sir Christoph. Houghton, Mr. Foley, Mr. Colt, Sir
John Wyn, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Norreis, Mr. Boyle, Mr.
England, Mr. Hales, Sir John Fowell, Lord Downe, Mr.
Cooke, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Grey, Mr. Banks, Sir Gilb. Clerke,
Sir John Cotton, Mr. Somers, Mr. Niccolas, Sir Robert
Nappier, Sir John Knight, Colonel Whitley, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Hen. Hobart, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Scroop How.
Mr. Hen. Herbert, Colonel Austen, Mr. Arnold, Sir
John Key, Sir Edw. Chiswell: And they are to meet on
Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Exchequer Chamber: And they are impowered to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to make
their Report to the House, with all convenient Speed.
Lords Amendments to Poll Bill.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, Sir Tho. Clarges,
Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel Birch, be added to the
Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare Reasons to
be offered at a Conference with the Lords, touching the
Amendments to the additional Poll Bill.
Bill of Indemnity.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, according to the Order of * * * *, to proceed
in the further Consideration of the Heads for a Bill of Indemnity.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee of . .
whole House, That they had proceeded further in the
Consideration of the said Heads; had agreed upon several Resolutions; which they directed him to report to
the House on Wednesday next.
Resolved, That the House will, on Wednesday next,
receive the said Report.
Thanks to the Fleet.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Thanks of the
House be given to Admiral Herbert, and by him to the
Officers and Seamen in the Fleet, for the Honour and
good Service they have done to the King and Kingdom
in the late Expedition at Sea against the French.
Prosecution of Sir J. Smith.
Ordered, That the Papers, in the Hands of the Clerk
of the House, relating to Sir James Smith, be delivered
to Mr. Attorney or Mr. Solicitor General, in order to the
Prosecution of the Indictment directed against Sir James
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to issue forth a new Writ for the
Electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for
the Borough of Newport in the County of Southampton, in
the room of Sir Robert Dillington, Baronet, deceased.
A Motion being made, That the House do adjourn till
Monday Morning, Nine a Clock;
The Question was put, That the House adjourn accordingly.
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
||Mr. H. Herbert,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Tho. Clarges,
|Sir Wm. Rich,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning,
Nine of the Clock.