House of Commons Journal Volume 10
7 June 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 7 June 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 166-168. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28847 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Veneris, 7 die Junii ; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Price's Estate.

MR. Serjeant Wogan reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Supply of defective Conveyance made by Roger Price, Esquire, of the Manor of Westbury in the County of Bucks was referred, That the Committee thought fit to make several Amendments to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth:

Fo. 8. 1. 8, after the Word "same," leave out the whole Sentence, till you come to the Word, "to" in the 14th Line.

Fo. 8. 1. 15, after the Word "aforementioned," and before the Word "may," in the 16th Line, leave out these Words, "and the said after-born Sons."

Fo. 8. 1. 16, after the Word "most," and before the Word "Majesties," leave out the Word "sacred;" and, instead thereof, insert the Word "Excellent."

Fo. 9. 1. 2, between the Word "the" and the Word "of," leave out the Word "Assent;" and instead thereof, insert these Words, "Advice and Consent."

Fo. 9, 1. 14, between the Word "Manor" and the Word "Premises," leave out the Word "or," and, instead thereof, insert the Word "and".

Fo. 10, 1. 2, after the Word "accordingly," leave out all till you come to the Word, "saving," in the 14th Line.

Fo. 10, 1. 15, after the Word "Heirs," and before the Word, "*" leave out the Word "and;" and, instead thereof, insert the Word "Successors;" and after the Word "Executors," and before the Word "other," in the same Line, add the Words "and Administrators."

Fo. 10, 1. 16, between the Word "the," and the Word "and," leave out the Words "Father deceased;" and, instead thereof, insert these Words "Second Son."

Fo. 10, 1. 17, after the Word "the," and before the Word "all," leave out the Word "Father," and instead thereof, insert the Words "Second Son."

The First of the said Amendments being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Brewer, 43.
Mr. *,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Guise, 53.
Sir Tho. Barnardiston,

So it passed in the Negative.

The Second Amendment being read a Second Time;

And the Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Third, Fourth, and Fifth of the said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Sixth Amendment being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

All the rest of the said Amendments being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be engrossed.

Price's Estate.

Ordered, That the Persons concerned in opposing the Bill for to supply a defective Conveyance made by Roger Price, Esquire, of the Manor of Westbury in the County of Bucks; as also, the Prosecutors of the said Bill; be heard by their Counsel at the Bar of this House thereupon, this Day Sevennight, in the Morning.

Answer respecting Col. Lundee.

Sir Henry Capell acquaints the House, That he, with others of his Majesty's Privy Council, had, according to the Order of the House, acquainted his Majesty with their Desires, that Colonel Lundee might be brought to the Committee, to whom it was referred, to inquire into the Miscarriages relating to Ireland and Londonderry; and to transmit to the Committee the Commissions and Instructions relating to Londonderry; and that his Majesty had given Directions, that the same should be done.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool is referred, be made upon Friday Morning next.

Proceedings against the Seven Bishops, &c.

The House being informed, that the Clerk of the Crown, and Custos Brevium, attended with the Return of the Habeas Corpus, concerning the Seven Bishops, and the Record of their Trial; and the Record of the Case between Goodwyn and Hales;

Ordered, That they do attend therewith, and bring Copies thereof on Saturday Morning next.

The House being informed, that the Deputy Governor of the Tower attended; he was called in; and acquainted the House, that the Books and Warrants of Commitment of the Bishops were carried away by Sir Edward Hales; and therefore he cannot produce the Warrants of Commitments.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Montague, do inspect the Books of the Privy Council; and take Copies of what relates to the Commitment of the Seven Bishops.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Boyle have Leave to go to the Army for Two Months.

Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax have Leave to go to the Army, for Two Months.

Ordered, That Sir John Rouse have Leave to go into the Country, for Ten Days.

Ordered, That Mr. Jones have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.

East India Company.

A Petition of Jeffery Nightingale, in Behalf of himself and others, was read; setting forth; that he with other Merchants of London in 1684, employed a Ship, called The Streights Merchant, on a Voyage to Moco in the Red Sea, with a Cargo: To which Port she arrived; and, after Negotiation of the Traffick; and that she was reladen with Goods; which, at Market Price here, would have produced above Thirty thousand Pounds; and that while the Ship was in Preparation to return; on the 26th May 1687, there arrived in the said Road, the Ship Charles the Second, belonging to the East India Company, Jonathan Andrews Commander; who violently seized the Petitioner's Ship, and carried her to Bombay; where the Company's Factors, by a pretended Court of Admiralty, condemned and confiscated her, with the Cargo therein, still unjustly detaining the same: And praying the Compassion and Relief of this House.

Also the several Petitions following were presented to the House; viz.

The Petition of the Seamens Wives and Widows, that belonged to the Ship Loyal Adventure.

The Petition of the Wives or Widows of the Seamen, whose Names were thereunto subscribed.

The Petition of Eliz. Gosper and Elizabeth Cooke, Widows of John Gosper and Isaac Cooke, late Gunner of the Ship Nathanael and Rochester.

Ditto.

Mr. Pollexfen reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of Charles Price and others was referred to be considered; and also, the whole Affairs of the East India Company; that they had considered thereof accordingly; and had, in the first place, agreed upon a Resolution, respecting the East India Trade in general, and several Reports upon several Petitions, which were referred to the said Committee: Which Resolution, and the Report upon the Petition of the said Charles Price, and others, he read in his Place: But the House taking notice, that the Report was only a Narrative of the Evidence of several Witnesses produced to, and examined at, the Committee, without stating the Case, or any Resolution given by the Committee thereupon;

Resolved, That the said Report be re-committed to the same Committee, and that they do report their Opinion, in the several Matters referred to them.

Then the House resumed the adjourned Debate touching the East India Company, upon the Petitions of Martha Bolton and Dorothy Bowyer; and it was debated, Whether the Narrative and Journal of the Proceedings of the Court Martial in Sancta Helena, formerly delivered in, should be read.

Resolved, That the said Journal and Narrative be read.

The Narrative, dated at Sancta Helena, 27 December 1684, was read.

The Journal, dated at Sancta Helena, 3 December 1685, was read.

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

Threatening Petitioners.

The House being informed, that one Mr. Cooke, one of the East India Company, had spoke some threatening Words to the Petitioners, who were at the Door;

Resolved, That the Persons to whom the Words were spoke, be called in.

Whereupon Four Women came in; and gave an Account of the Discourse between them and Mr. Cooke.

And then withdrew.

Resolved, That Mr. Cooke be called in.

And he came in; and also gave an Account of what had passed between him, and those Women (who were none of the Petitioners); and denied any Threats to them.

And then he withdrew.

Whereupon the Complaint fell.

Measure of Norwich Stuffs.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine the Matters relating to the Norwich Stuffs, and Drapers and Mercers of London, be revived: And that all the Members that serve for the Counties of Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall, be added to the said Committee.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.