Martis, 28 die Maii ;1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That all the Members that serve for
the Sea Ports and Maritime Towns, be added to the
Committee appointed to consider of a Way to provide for
Seamen that are maimed, and the Wives and Children
of such as shall be slain in their Majesties Service.
Arundell Building Grounds.
Mr. England reports from the Committee, to whom
the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled,
An Act for building into Tenements the remaining Part
of Arundell Grounds, as now inclosed, That they had
considered thereof, and did not think fit to make any
Resolved, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. England do carry the Bill up to the
Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this
House thereunto, without any Alteration.
Sir Joseph Tredenham reports from the Committee, to
whom the Address concerning the Irish Protestants was
re-committed, That the Committee had considered of
the Matters to them referred, and had agreed upon an
Address to be presented to his Majesty; which they had
directed him to report to the House: And he read the
same in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in
at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is
as followeth; viz.
WE Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects,
the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, having taken into our serious and tender Considerations, the many great Sufferings of the Protestant
Nobility and Gentry of Ireland, which their Zeal for the
Protestant Religion, Your Majesties Service, the Interest
of England in that Kingdom, and Love to our Nation,
have exposed them to; whereby great Numbers have
been forced to fly hither, deprived of all their real Estates,
as well as personal, of a much greater Value; so that they
are thereby reduced to the most pressing Necessities, and
are become great Objects of Compassion; being the only
Body of Protestants that are ruined by the late happy
Revolution; which hath wrought so great a Deliverance
not only for the rest of Your Majesties Subjects, but
for all the Protestant Interest in Europe; most humbly
crave Leave, on their Behalf, to offer their deplorable
Condition to Your Majesties most Princely Consideration.
And whereas, by reason of their Numbers, . . . . .
very apprehensive of their being and continuing a Burden
and Charge to this Kingdom, while they remain, in such
Condition, unemployed; and that many of them are, for
their Interest in, and Knowledge of, that Kingdom, as
well as Experience in Military Affairs, (having served
there, and thereby inured to the Country) well qualified to serve under Your Majesties for the Reducing
thereof; and all of them pressing and forward for that
Service, as well as to redeem their Wives, Children,
Friends, or Relations, from the present Slavery, and
miserable Oppression, they groan under;
1. We humbly recommend such of the said Nobility
and Gentry, as are fit for Military Employments, as very
proper Persons for Reducing of that Kingdom to its
Obedience to the Crown.
2. That such of them as are not fit for such Service,
may, as Your Majesty shall have an Opportunity, be put
into such Civil Employments as they are capable of, according to their several Abilities and Professions.
3. For the present Supply of the great Necessities of
the said Nobility and Gentry of Ireland, we humbly pray,
That such Part of the Stock which the late King hath in
the East India and Guinea Companies, as yet undisposed
of, may be sold, and distributed among them, according
to a List of Distribution already settled, and herewith presented to Your Majesties; with regard to others not yet
appearing; as their Estates, and other their Circumstances,
shall be presented, in order to their Support and Maintenance, proportionably with the rest: And that, for a further and standing Fund for their future Subsistence, until
Ireland be reduced, Your Majesties will be graciously
pleased to issue forth Your Royal Proclamation, requiring
all Papists, beyond the Seas, who have Estates in England, and all Protestants that are in Arms, or otherwise
engaged in Service against Your Majesties, if any such
there be, to return within such convenient time: And,
that the Estates of all such as shall not give Obedience
thereunto, be seized into Your Majesties Hands, for the
Relief of the Nobility and Gentry, who are, or shall be,
deprived of their Estates there. And, because possibly the
said Funds, as well for the present Supply, as future Subsistence of the said Nobility and Gentry, may prove either
so insufficient or dilatory a Provision, as their pressing Necessities cannot dispense with; we humbly pray Your Majesties to appoint such other certain and sufficient Fund as
may answer those Ends: And we are the rather induced
to make this our humble Supplication to Your Majesty
on Behalf of the said Nobility and Gentry, because we esteem ourselves obliged to afford them present Relief and
Support, and to represent the speedy Recovery of the
Kingdom of Ireland, of great Importance to This, in all respects, as Your Majesties and the Nation's true Interest.
And, in regard we have not named his Grace the
Duke of Ormond amongst the rest of the Nobility and Gentry of Ireland, in the List before-mentioned, because of his
eminent Service, Quality, and great Estate; and lest the
Fund we have proposed may not allow such Provision, as
his State and Merits require; we do therefore humbly
beseech Your Majesties, to take the Condition of the said
Duke, and his great Merits and Sufferings, into Your
particular and Royal Consideration: And that your
Majesty will be pleased also to consider of the rest of the
Nobility and Gentry already fled, and daily coming from
Ireland, that remain unprovided for.
The same was again read, Paragraph by Paragraph:
And an Amendment being proposed to be made in the
First Paragraph, by leaving out these Words, "of much
greater Value;" the same was, upon the Question put
thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the First Paragraph, so amended, be
The Three next Paragraphs were, upon the Question
severally put, agreed unto by the House.
The Fifth Paragraph being read a Second time, the
Persons appointed the 22th Instant, to inquire, by the
best Means they could, what Stock the late King James
had undisposed of, in the East India Company, Guinea
Company, and Hudson's Bay Company: and to bring an
Account thereof to the House . . . to make their Report
concerning the same:
East India Stock, &c. possessed by late K. James.
Whereupon Mr. Papillion acquainted the House, That
they had made Inquiry accordingly; and found, as to
the East India Company,
That 3,000l. Stock, in the said Company, was purchased and transferred to his Royal Highness James Duke
of Yorke, as followeth; viz.
l . 2,000, the 30 Apr. 1684, from Sir Ben. Bathurst.
500, the 22 Sept. 1684, from Ro. Nelson, Esq.
500, the 1 Oct. 1684, from Sir Ben. Bathurst.
That 7,000l. Stock more, in the said Company, to
make up the former 3,000l. Stock to be 10,000l. Stock,
was transferred from the Accompt apart, of Geo. Boune
to King James his Accompt: Which was, in the said Company's Books, so passed the 30th of November 1687.
That, by a Transfer, dated at St. Germains the 10th of
January 168 8/9, signed James R., and sealed with a Seal in
hard Wax, and witnessed by F. Grahme and Row. Tempest,
the said King James did transfer 3,000l. Stock in the said
Company to James Grahme; which said Transfer is attested also by Two publick Acts in French, of publick
Notaries, and the Provost des Merchands: And they
find, that the said Tranfer was accepted, and passed in
the said Company's Book, the 1st March 168 8/9.
That the said James Grahme hath transferred the said
3,000l. as followeth; viz.
500l. to Josiah Child, Esquire, the 2d Mar. 1689.
1,200, to Wm. Sheppard, the 2d Mar. ditto.
1,300, to Rich. Sterne of Yorke, Esq. 25 Mar. 1689.
As to the Guinea or African Company, they find, That,
the First July 1674, his Royal Highness James Duke of
Yorke had Credit per the general Stock 3,000l.; and, on
Inquiry, the same was affirmed to be so much paid in
That by a Transfer, dated at St. Germain the 10th
January 168 8/9, signed, sealed, witnessed, and attested, as
the Transfer above-mentioned of the East India Stock,
the said 3,000l. was transferred to James Grahme; and
the same passed in the Company's Books the 12th March
168 8/9: The Acceptance of the said Transfer by James
Grahme, hath no Date; but was affirmed to be done the
said 12th Day of March.
That the said James Grahme hath, as yet, transferred
only 2,500l. of the said 3,000l. Stock; viz.
20th April 1689,
||to Rob. Booth
||to Urban Hall
||to Sir Tho Fowle
||to Cha. Pigeon
So there remains 500l. as Colonel James Grahme hath
not yet transferred.
As to Hudson Bay Company, they find, That his Royal
Highness James Duke of Yorke hath Credit, for his Share,
in the general joint Stock and Adventure in that Company's Stock, 300l.; which Stock was passed to his Credit
in Anno 1676, and continues so yet undisposed of.
A Debate arose thereupon, what Sum should be desired
for the said Persons present Subsistence.
Resolved, That 15,000l. be the Sum that his Majesty
be desired to distribute among the Irish Nobility and
Ordered, That the said Address be re-committed to the
same Committee, to make the same agreeable to the said
Resolve: And that Mr. Howe, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr.
Colt, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Sir John Cope, Sir Algernoon
May, be added to the said Committee: And they are to
meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Place
formerly appointed; and to make their Report to the
House, with all convenient Speed.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting a Subsidy to their Majesties was
read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Thursday Morning
next, at Nine of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the said Bill.
Resolved, That the House will proceed de die in diem,
upon the said Bill, until it be finished.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from the King, by Sir Thomas Duppa,
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.
Accordingly, the House went up to attend his Majesty:
And being returned,
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Majesty
had given his Royal Assent to several Acts; viz.
An Act to impower their Majesties to commit, without
Bail, such Persons as they shall find just Cause to suspect
are conspiring against the Government: And,
An Act for building into Tenements the remaining
Part of Arundell Ground, as now inclosed.
Orphans of London.
Resolved, That the House do, on Tuesday next, resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed
in the Consideration of the Bill for Relief of the Orphans
of the City of London.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Ordered, That the Report, touching the Breach of
Privilege between Sir Richard Temple and Mr. Palmes,
be made To-morrow Sevennight.
Resolved, That the adjourned Debate, upon the Report
from the Conference touching the Amendments to the
additional Poll Bill, be resumed To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.