December 1689

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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
9 December 1689


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 9 December 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 303-304. URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 9 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Captain Crawford have Leave to go to his Command, for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Mr. Weld have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Privilege- petition from a person in Custody.

A Petition of Hugh Jones in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; setting forth, That he is very sensible and sorry, that he hath incurred the Displeasure of the House, for his inadvertent Behaviour before the Committee; the which the Petitioner acknowledgeth to be justly deemed a Breach of Privilege: And begging Pardon for his Offence; and praying, That in Consideration of the great Charge he is under, by the Care of Business for several Clients, and of a great Charge of Children, the House would be graciously pleased to order his Discharge from his Imprisonment.

But nothing was done thereupon.

Mitchell Election.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges, touching the Election of a Burgess for Mitchell in the County of Cornwall, be made upon Thursday Morning next.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Darcy, Mr. Christy, Mr. Boyle, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Niccolls, Mr. England, Lord Digby, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Freake, Mr. Rebow, Sir Nevill Catelyn, Mr. Reynolds, Sir John Fowell, Sir Cha. Blois, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Buckland, Mr. Gough, Sir Fra. Drake, Sir Wm. Cooke, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.

Rogerson's Nat.

A Bill for the Naturalizing of John Rogerson, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Patience Ward, Lord Clifford, Mr. Reynell, Sir Mat. Andrews, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. Christy, Sir Fran. Guibon, Mr. Williams, Mr. Moore, Sir John Bancks, Mr. Russell, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Colt, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Pitts, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Eldred, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Rob. Rich, Major Manly, Sir Phil. Skippon, Sir Tho. Littleton. Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Bull, Mr. Freke, Mr. Rebow, Sir John Moreton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Brereton have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, to look after his Affairs; his Mother being dead.

Lord Jeffryes Forfeiture.

A Petition of Sir Henry Pollexfen, Knight, Chief Justice of their Majesties Court of Common Pleas, Sir Rob. Clayton, Knight, Edward Jennings, Esquire, and Thomas Coulson, of London, Merchant, Trustees for the Creditors and Children of the late Lord Jeffryes, Ann Lady Jeffryes, Widow of the said Lord, Wm. Stringer Jeffry, and John Jeffryes, Esquires, Executors of the said late Lord Jeffryes, was read; setting forth, That they being informed of a Bill brought in for attainting the said Lord Jeffryes of High Treason, and forfeiting the Estate; and praying to be heard by Counsel at the Bar of this House, to offer Reasons against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, to be taken into Consideration, when the said Bill shall be read the Second time.

Lord Jeffryes' Forfeiture.

A Petition of Jeffery Jeffryes, Merchant, was read; setting forth, That the late Lord Jeffryes being indebted to him One thousand Pounds; and that, for Security thereof, and also of Nine thousand Pounds more, to be paid to the Creditors of the said Lord, of which he hath really paid Eight thousand One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Eight-pence, a Mortgage was made of the Manor of Dolby and Broughton, his Estate, in Leicestershire: And, that being informed there is a Bill depending for attainting the said Lord, and forfeiting his Estate; and praying, that a Saving of the Petitioner's Right may be inserted in the Bill, or that he may be heard in relation thereunto;

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, to be taken into Consideration when the said Bill shall be read the Second time.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Then the House proceeded in the further Consideration of the Bill for granting an Aid to their Majesties of Two Shillings in the Pound, for One Year:

And Mr. Sacheverell reports, That, according to the Order of Saturday last, Mr. Solicitor General and he had prepared a Clause for appropriating Part of the Money granted by the said Bill for the paying the Seamen, and providing Victuals and Stores for the Navy: Which he delivered in at the Table; and was twice read. And there being Blanks left for the Sum to be appropriated for those Purposes;

Resolved, That the Blank for the Sum to be appropriated be filled up with Four hundred thousand Pounds.

Resolved, That the Blank for the Sum to be appropriated for paying the Seamen be filled up with Two hundred thousand Pounds.

Resolved, That the Blank for the Sum to be appropriated for providing Victuals for the Navy be filled up with One hundred thousand Pounds.

Resolved, That the Blank for the Sum to be appropriated for providing Stores for the Navy be filled up with One hundred thousand Pounds.

And other Blanks for Penalties upon Persons who should misapply any of the said Monies, being, upon the Questions severally put, agreed to be filled up also;

The said Blanks in the Clause were filled up at the Table accordingly: And some other Amendments there made therein, upon Questions severally put for that Purpose,

Resolved, That the said Clause, so amended, be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, for the Commissioners in this Bill to review the Assessments made upon the Act made the last Session of this Parliament, for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound; Which is as followeth; viz.

"Provided always and be it Enacted, That the Commissioners appointed to put this Act in Execution shall, and are hereby impowered and required within their respective Counties, Divisions, Cities, and Places, to examine upon Oath, and review the several Assessments of each Parish and Place, made in pursuance of the late Act, intituled, An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of Twelve-pence in the Pound for One Year, for the necessary Defence of their Realms; and, where they shall find any Person or Place assessed at a lower Rate, or lesser Sum, than was directed by the said Act, to cause the same so omitted to be re-assessed, and paid to their Majesties, in such Manner, and by such Ways and Means, and under such Pains and Penalties, as is herein before provided and directed for the assessing and levying the Sums chargeable by this present Act.

Which Clause was twice read:

And the Question being put, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas Sir Fra. Drake, 136.
Sir Cha. Raleigh,
Tellers for the Noes Sir Fra. Russell, 127.
Sir John Knight,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, That Persons dispossessed of their Estates in Ireland should not be assessed to this Tax.

And the Question being put, That the same be read;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill; for appropriating Part of the Money given by this Bill to the Use of the Army in Ireland: And the Clause was read the First time:

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

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