House of Commons Journal Volume 10
23 February 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 23 February 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 823-824. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29320 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Jovis, 23 die Februarii ; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Army Debt.

A PETITION of the Officers, Innkeepers, and Clothiers, that served in, quartered, and cloathed, the Army raised in 1677, and disbanded in 1679, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners did, in the former and this present Parliament, present their Petition to the House: Who referred the Consideration thereof to a Committee; who were to examine and state the Petitioners Debts, and consider of Ways for Payment thereof: Which they did; and received divers Proposals from the Petitioners for that Purpose; which would, in a short time, have paid them: But the same hath been made use of towards raising the Supplies already granted to their Majesties: And Reports were accordingly made: And, upon the last of the Reports, Twenty-fifth November 1690, a Motion was made, for a Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for Satisfaction of the Petitioners Debts: And the House then resolved to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of that Motion: That no Provision has yet been made for the Petitioners Satisfaction; for want whereof, many of them are in Gaols, and others reduced to great Extremities: And praying the Consideration of the House; and that they may have Leave to offer other Proposals, for the Purposes aforesaid; and to bring in a Bill accordingly; or have such other Relief as to the House shall seem meet.

And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned.

Bromhall's Debts.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Sale of such Interest as Thomas Bromhall, an Infant, hath in the Office of the Warden of the Fleet, and in Thirteen Houses adjoining, and in an Office of the Custody and Keeping of the Palace at Westminster, for the more effectual Payment of Debts, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Mr. Fenwick, Colonel Deane, Sir Fra. Blake, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir John Parsons, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Price, Mr. Christy, Mr. Brewer, Mr. England, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Trye, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. How, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Baile, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hungerford, Lord Brandon, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir Jona. Jennings, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Herbert, Sir Geo. Willoughby, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Stokes, Sir John Dorrell, Sir William Basset, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Scobell, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Wm. Stevens, Sir Tho. Mackworth, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Harcourt, Colonel Kirby: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of William Norwood, Esquire, and Tho. Norwood, Esquire, formerly presented to the House, relating to the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

Also a Petition of Colonel Leighton was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill in this House, for Sale of the Office of Warden of the Fleet, and Houses belonging to it, to which the Petitioner, in Right of their Majesties, hath a just Title, and praying to be heard, before the said Bill do pass, as to their Majesties, and the Petitioner's said just Right.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee.

Also a Petition of several Prisoners, in the Prison of the Fleet, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill now depending before this House, for Sale of the House, and Office of Warden, of the Fleet, and praying to be heard, and relieved, as to their Grievances, and the Exactions of Officers, before the Passing of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed.

Hinde's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the vesting a Messuage and Lands in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Debts of Abraham Hinde, deceased, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir William Cooper, Mr. Rebow, Mr. Freeman, Mr. How, Mr. England, Sir John Bolles, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Price, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Beare, Colonel Titus, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Colt, Mr. Sandford, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Christy, Mr. Devereux, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Waller, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Henley, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Speke, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Rudge, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Travers: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Stephens' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the Estate of William Stephens, late of Greenwich in Kent, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. England, Sir Peter Colliton, Mr. Waller, Mr. How, Mr. Brownlowe, Mr. Cooke, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dyot, Lord Bellamont, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Fuller, Lord Digby, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Christy, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Cook, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Lutterell, Lord Bulkley, Mr. Price, Sir Edw. Wyndham, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Campion, Mr. Ph. Foley, Mr. Brewer: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Pardons for Felony.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Meredith;

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to repeal the Statute made in the Tenth Year of King Edward the Third, for the Finding of Sureties for the good Abearing of him that hath a Pardon of Felony: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And the said Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.

Preserving Game.

An ingrossed Bill for Preservation of the Game against Poachers, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That if any inferior Tradesman, Apprentice, or other Person, shall hunt, hawk, fish, or fowl, unless in Company with the Master of such Apprentice, duly qualified by Law, they shall be subject to the Penalties of the Act.

And the same was Thrice read; and amended by the House; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

An ingrossed Clause was offered as a Rider, That any Protestant may keep a Musquet in his House, notwithstand this or any other Act.

And the same was read the First time.

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

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas: Sir Robert Cotton, 65.
Mr. Clarke:
Tellers for the Noes: Sir Jo. Tredenham, 169.
Mr. Goldwell:

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more easy Discovery and Conviction of such as shall destroy the Game of this Kingdom.

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

London Orphans.

Resolved, That the Order for reading the Bill for satisfying the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London be now read.

And it was read.

Then, according to the Order of the Day, the Bill for satisfying the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London, was read the Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

Tonage and Poundage.

A Motion being made, That the Customs of Tonage and Poundage should be continued for some time longer, in order to make good the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France;

And the Question being put, That this House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Motion;

It passed in the Negative.

Supply Bill; Impositions on Merchandize.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to their Majesties several additional Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandizes, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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