House of Commons Journal Volume 10
16 February 1692

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 16 February 1692', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 671-672. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29220 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Martis, 16 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Curtis' Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the more speedy Payment of the Debts of Elizabeth Curtis, Widow, late deceased, and Performance of an Agreement touching the same, made between Charles Curtis in his Life-time, and Edward Earle, according to a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And the Title . . agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr. Clerke do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Duke of Grafton's Estate.

Mr. Goldwell reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting several Pieces and Parcels of Ground in the Parishes of St. James's and St. Martin's in the Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, was committed, That they had considered the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments. And he delivered the same in at the Table.

Kinnersley's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Kinnersley to make a Lease or Leases for Payment of his Debts, was read the Third time. And

A Petition of Bryan Janson, Esquire, and John Gilbert, Gentleman, Creditors of the said Thomas Kinnersly, was read; setting forth, That the said Kinnersly is indebted to the Petitioner Bryan Janson, about Three hundred and Fifty Pounds for Principal, Interest, and Charges paid and expended by the Petitioner, as security for Kinnersly; towards Securing whereof the Petitioner hath a Judgment of many Years standing: And that the said Thomas Kinnersley is also indebted unto the Petitioner John Gilbert, in about One thousand One hundred Pounds, for Money lent to and paid for him, as his Bail, Security, and otherwise; for Securing whereof, the Petitioner hath several Securities affecting his Estate: That the said Kinnersley endeavouring to pass an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for making one or more Lease or Leases for the Payment of his Debts: And that it is but colourably pretended, That thereby all the Debts of the said Kinnersley will be paid; for that, by the said Act, such Provision is made for Sir Nathaniell Curson, and Mary London, Widow, over and above other Creditors, that the Remainder of his Estate will not be sufficient to pay your Petitioners, in proportion with the other Creditors, so much as the growing Interest of their respective Debts: Besides, the Petitioners Securities are precedent to Sir Nath. Curson's; and the Petitioners have lately discovered, That the pretended Debt of the said Mary London is either paid, or was from the Beginning fraudulent; and yet she hath not only hitherto covered the Estate with her Securities against the Petitioners, in case they do not come into the Act: And that the said Act is contrived by the Agents and Interest only of the said Kinersley, Sir Nath. Curson, and Mary London; and the Petitioners not privy thereto; the Petitioner Bryan Janson knowing nothing thereof, till within this Week: And praying, That the said Act may not pass this House till the Petitioners are heard by their Counsel, as to what they have to object against the same.

And the Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Arnold, 60.
Mr. Cary,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Thom. Samwell, 86.
Mr. Travers,

So it passed in the Negative.

Seamen in West India Trade.

An ingrossed Bill for permitting English Ships to be navigated with Foreign Seamen to and from the West Indies, during the War, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for permitting English Ships to be navigated with Foreign Seamen to and from the West Indies, during the War.

Ordered, That Sir Samuel Barnardiston do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Jonathan Trelawny have Leave to go into the Country for a Month, upon extraordinary Occasions.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke, and Sir Lacon William Child.

Bishop of London's Estate.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Bishop of London, and Trustees, to sell the Manor of Bushley in the County of Worcester, Part of the Bishoprick of London; and to purchase other Lands, to be annexed to the said Bishoprick, for the Improvement thereof:

Baldstreete Prebend.

And also to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Henry Halstead to make a Lease for the Improvement of his Prebend of Ealdstreete, in the Church of St. Paul in London.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Judges Commissions and Salaries.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for ascertaining the Commissions and Salaries of the Judges, be read Tomorrow Morning after Eleven a Clock.

Causes in Chancery.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Reviewing of Causes in Chancery, and other Courts of Equity, be read upon Thursday Morning after Eleven a Clock.

Bankrupts Estates.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Discovery and more equal Distribution of Bankrupts Estates, was committed, be made upon Thursday Morning next.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Then, according to the Order of Yesterday, the appropriating Clause, presented to the House, was read the Second time.

Ordered, That Leave be given to withdraw the same.

And it was accordingly withdrawn.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, For Credit * * * *.

And the same was twice read; and, with some Amendments made thereunto, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added, For taking off paying in Course * * * *.

And the same was once read.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That every Person who keepeth any Setting Dog, Greyhound, or Fowling-piece, not duly qualified thereto, and not herein before taxed as a Gentleman, shall pay the Sum of Twenty Shillings Quarterly.

And the same was once read.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Rob. Clayton, 91.
Sir Tho. Barnardiston,
Tellers for the Noes, Colonel Grandvile, 81.
Mr. Hopkins,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Clause was read the Second time.

And then the House taking notice, That the same Clause was Yesterday refused by the House to be received;

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

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill for granting a Quarterly Poll, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Court of Claims in Ireland.

Ordered, That the Bill for erecting a Court of Claims in Ireland be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strickland, have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Irish Forfeitures.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for raising Monies upon the forfeited Estates in Ireland, and to inquire into the Disposal of forfeited Estates there, be made To-morrow Morning.

Supply Bill; Loan on Excise.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Borrowing of Money upon Two Acts of Parliament, the one made in the First Year, and the other in the Second Year, of their Majesties Reign, for granting several additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, in order to the more speedy Building of Sevenand-twenty Ships of War, by the latter of the said Acts provided to be built.

London Orphans.

Ordered, That the Members to whom it is referred to prepare the Bill for the satisfying the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London, do meet this Afternoon at Six a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

St. Paul's, Shadwell, Waterworks.

Ordered, That Mr. Wharton, Sir John Thomson, Mr. Thomson, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for incorporating the Proprietors of the Waterworks in the Parish of St. Paul's, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Waterworks, is committed.

Sugar Trade.

Ordered, That Sir Rob. Dashwood, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Wallpoole, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Refiners of Sugar, is referred.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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