House of Commons Journal Volume 10
17 November 1690

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 17 November 1690', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 473-474. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29081 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Lunæ, 17 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege.

A COMPLAINT being made to the House, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, That one Thom. Greenvile, a Bailiff, had arrested Arthur Nicolson, a Messenger daily attending this House; and had caused him to be put into the Dungeon of the Gatehouse Prison, Westminster; in Breach of the Privileges of the House;

Ordered, That the said Thomas Greenvile be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the said Breach of Privilege.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do go and demand the said Messenger at the Gatehouse.

Baines' Estate.

A Bill for the vesting several Houses within the City of London, late the Estate of John Baines, Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment of Debts, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Sheafe's Estate.

A Bill to enable Thomas Sheafe, to sell some Lands for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife, according to an Agreement, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Clandestine Marriages.

A Bill for preventing clandestine Marriages, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Christopher Musgrave, Colonel Granvile, Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Brewer, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Price, Mr. England, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Jennings, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Tayler, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Foley, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Mr. Russell, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Key, Colonel Sackvile, Sir James Long, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Bockenham, Sir John Guise, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Bedding feild, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Waller, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Gray, Sir Tho. Haslerig, Mr. Henley, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Neale, Colonel Birch, Mr. Clerke, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Burdet, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Perry: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers and Records: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they do provide by the said Bill, that all clandestine Marriages shall be void.

Bagnall's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill to bar a Remainder limited to Dudley Bagnall, Esquire, in the Estate of Nich. Bagnall, Esquire, in Ireland, be read To-morrow Morning.

Bullion.

An ingrossed Bill for the discouraging the Exportation of Bullion, and encouraging the Importation thereof, and converting the same into the Coin of this Realm, was read the Third time. And

An Amendment being proposed to be made therein, in Press *, Line *, by leaving out the Words "Four;" and, instead thereof, inserting "Five;" the same was, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill was amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act against the Exporting of Gold or Silver, and melting down the Coin of this Realm.

Ordered, That Mr. Neale do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke, and Mr. Keck;

Chambre's &c. Nat.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for Naturalizing of Francis de la Chambre, and others; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And also

Hildeyard's Estate.

An Act to enable Philip Hildeyard, Esquire, to sell Lands in Surrey, and to settle Lands in Lincolnshire, in lieu thereof; To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Commissioners of Admiralty, &c.

Also the Lords have agreed to all the Amendments sent up from this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act concerning the Commissioners of the Admiralty; and also to the Bills concerning David Bigg, Esquire, and George Vilet, Esquire, without any Amendments.

Earl Torrington's Relation of Sea Engagement.

Mr. Henry Herbert acquainted the House, That he had a Paper, signed by the Earl of Torrington, to present to the House from the said Earl, being his Lordship's Relation of the Engagement at Sea against the French: Which he delivered in at the Table: Where the same was read.

Cirencester Election.

Ordered, That the Books of the Overseers of the Poor for the Town of Cirencester in the County of Gloucester be forthwith left with the Clerk of this House by John How, Esquire, or such other Person as hath the same; that the same may be inspected, by the Parties concerned, in the Hearing, which is to be at the Bar of this House, touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cirencester aforesaid.

Supply Bill; Excise.

Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for doubling the Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Bill: And that they had directed him to move the House, that they might have leave to sit again To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for doubling the Excise; and nothing to intervene.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny or desert their Majesties' Service, and for punishing false Musters, is committed, be made upon Wednesday Morning next at Ten a Clock; and nothing to intervene.

Preston Election.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Matter touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Preston in Lancashire, which was ordered to be upon Wednesday Morning next, be put off, and heard on Thursday Morning next, at the Bar of this House.

Burroughbridge Election.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of Burgesses for the Borough of Burroughbridge, in the County of Yorke, be made To-morrow Morning.

Great Marlow Election.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Borough of Great Marlow, in the County Berks be made upon Friday Morning next.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees, except the Committee for preparing the Bill for regulating and making the Militia of this Kingdom more useful, and the Committee to whom the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, Navy and Treasury are referred, be adjourned.

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