House of Commons Journal Volume 10
22 February 1692

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 22 February 1692', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 682-684. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29225 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Lunæ, 22 die Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Newton's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Manor or Lordship of King's Bromley, and other the Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, and Hereditaments of Barbara Newton, Wife of Samuell Newton, late of the Island of Barbadoes in America, Esquire, deceased, and John Newton, Esquire, Son and Heir of the said Samuell and the said Barbara, was read the Third time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Harcourt do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Sadler's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Edwyn Sadler, Baronet, to sell Lands to pay his Debts, was read the Third time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Travers do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Quakers Affirmation.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to impower the High Court of Chancery, and the Court of Exchequer, to accept of the solemn Answer or Evidence of any of the People called Quakers, was read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be Committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, 73.
Mr. Machell,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Shackerley, 103.
Sir Tho. Vernon,

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be rejected;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Sir John Hoskyns;

St. Paul's Shadwell Waterworks.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the incorporating the Proprietors of the Waterworks in the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex; and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Waterworks:

Halford's Estate.

And also to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to vest divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees; to be sold for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Sir Wm. Halford, Knight, deceased; and for the Payment of the other Debts of Sir Wm. Halford now living, prior to his Marriage Settlement with the Lady Frances, his own Wife.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Fuller's pretended Discoveries.

The House being acquainted, that the Marshal of the King's Bench attended from Mr. Fuller;

He was called in; and, at the Bar, acquainted the House, That Mr. Fuller was very ill, and not able to attend the House, according to their Order.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Chase, Sir Francis Blake, and Sir Math. Andrewes, do immediately repair to Mr. Fuller, and take his Examination and Information upon Oath; and secure his Papers; and to examine him, Who his Witnesses are, and where they live, and are to be found.

Also the House being acquainted, That Mr. Fuller had informed Mr. Arnold, a Member of this House, Where the said Witnesses would be this Morning;

Ordered, That Mr. Arnold do go to the Place where Mr. Fuller told him his Witnesses would be, and bring them to this House.

Conference on Bill for Recovery of Tythes.

Ordered, That the Members who prepared the Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, upon the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes, do manage the said Conference.

And they went to the Conference accordingly.

And being returned;

Mr. Clerke reports, That they had attended the Conference, and given their Reasons to the Lords for their disagreeing to the said Amendments.

Duchy of Cornewall Leasing.

An ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act to enable their Majesties to make Leases, and grant Estates of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, belonging to the Duchy of Cornewall, was read the Third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made, Pr. 5, L. 33, by adding, after "grant," "any Tenement within the County of Cornewall."

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable their Majesties to make Leases, and grant Estates of Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, belonging to the Duchy of Cornewall.

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

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Francklyn, and Sir John Hoskyns;

Fraudulent Devises.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors against fraudulent Devises, with some Amendments; to which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.

Also they have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act against corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.

Butchers not to sell live Cattle.

Also they do put this House in mind of a Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Butchers selling live Cattle:

Causes in Chancery.

And also of a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Reviving of Causes in Chancery, and other Courts of Equity:

Clandestine Marriages.

And also of a Bill, intituled, An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians; and against their untimely Marrying after the Decease of their Fathers; and for preventing all clandestine Marriages for the future.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Loan on Excise.

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 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, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Committee do prepare, and bring in, a Borrowing Clause, for the enabling the finishing Three Ships now building, mentioned in the Act for the additional Duty of Excise.

Cambridge University Charters.

Then (according to the Order of the Day) the Counsel for Mrs. Amy Hamond, and also for the University of Cambridge, were called in; and heard against, and for, the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Charters of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein.

And being withdrawn;

The Bill was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Masters, Provosts, and such Fellows, who by the Statutes and Usage of the respective Colleges and Halls, are Governors thereof, to allow, by Warrants, under their Hands and Seals, any Number of Fellows, not exceeding one Third of the whole Number of Fellows at a time, to profess Law or Physick; any Statutes, Ordinances, or Usages of the said University, Colleges, or Halls, to the contrary notwithstanding: And all Statutes and Ordinances of the said University, Colleges, and Halls, as to such Clause or Clauses in them, which oblige the Masters, Provosts, or Fellows, to the contrary; and all Oaths, or Part of any Oath, appointed to be taken by them, relating thereunto; are hereby abrogated, and made void. Provided nevertheless, That when, and as often as, any Fellow of any College or Hall in the said University, allowed to profess Law or Physick, by virtue of this Act, is in actual Possession of any Civil Office or Employment, of the yearly Value of Sixty Pounds per Annum, that then his Fellowship shall be made void, in like Way and Manner, as it might have been, if the said Fellow were inducted into an Ecclesiastical Benefice of the like Value, by the Statutes and Ordinances of the respective Colleges or Halls, before the making of this present Act.

And the same was twice read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That this Bill shall not prejudice their Majesties, or their First-fruits and Tenths, but that the said several Professors of Divinity, upon their Admittance into the said Places, and during their Continuance therein, shall pay to their Majesties the First-fruits and Tenths, due for the said Rectories, in such manner, as if they had been instituted into the said Rectories; any thing in this Bill to the contrary notwithstanding.

And the same was thrice read; and, with some Amendments made, the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed upon to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That this Act, nor any thing therein, shall prejudice or preclude Sir John Bolles, of Scampton in the County of Lincolne, Baronet, his Heirs, &c. of or from any Right, Title, Claim, or Demand, either in Law or Equity, that he or they now have, or at any time hereafter may have, against the Masters, Fellows, and Scholars of Sidney Sussex College in the University of Cambridge, or their Successors; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, was agreed upon to be made Part of the Bill.

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill.

Pr. last, L. *, after "Cambridge," to insert "or to the President and College of the Physicians, London."

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Bickerstaffe, 69.
Mr. Mountague,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Walter Young, 119.
Mr. Bennet,

So it passed in the Negative.

Irish Forfeitures.

Ordered, That Mr. Culleford do given in his Answer to this House, To-morrow Morning, to the Report on Thursday last from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Disposal of forfeited Estates in Ireland.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill for paying the Army, according to the Musters of effective Men, and for the better Paying of Quarters, and punishing Mutineers and Deserters, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.

Fraudulent Devises.

Then the House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors, against fraudulent Devises.

And the same were twice read, and agreed unto by the House; and are as followeth; viz.

Second Pr. 16 L. after "Act," insert "And such Devisee or Devisees shall be liable and chargeable for a false Plea by him or them pleaded, in the same manner as any Heir should have been, for any false Plea, by him pleaded or for not confessing the Lands or Tenements to him descended."

At the End of the Bill, add the Clauses marked (*) (O) * * * *.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Aulnage Duty.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Customhouse; and giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the said Message.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

Adjournment.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do now adjourn;

It passed in the Negative.

Butter and Cheese Trade.

An ingrossed Bill for remedying Abuses in Weighing and Packing of Butter, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for remedying the Abuses in Weighing and Packing of Butter.

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

Adjournment.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do now adjourn;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Mountague, 51.
Sir Jon. Jennings,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Clarke, 56.
Mr. Goldwell,

So it passed in the Negative.

Trade in Cities, &c.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill for preventing the Decay of Trade in Cities, Corporations, and Market Towns, be now read;

It passed in the Negative.

Duke of Grafton's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground in the Parish of St. James and St. Martin's in the Fields, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, was read the Third time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Goldwell do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

Fuller's pretended Discoveries.

Ordered, That the Members who were ordered to repair to Mr. Fuller, do make their Report To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.

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