House of Commons Journal Volume 10
27 February 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 27 February 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 835-836. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29323 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lunæ, 27 die Februarii; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Bishop of London's Exchange.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for exchanging several Parcels of Land, in the Parish and Manor of Fulham, belonging to the Bishoprick of London, for other Lands of the like Value, to Charles Earl of Monmouth, and his Heirs, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Stephens' Estate.

Sir John Bolles reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the Estate of Wm. Stephens, late of Greenwich in Kent, was committed, That they had examined and considered the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Leasing Bangor House.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Humphry Lord Bishop of Bangor to make a Lease of Bangor House, with the Appurtenances, in the Parish of St. Andrew's Holborne, London, for a competent Term of Years, in order to the New-building, and improving the Rent thereof, for the Benefit of his Successors, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title agreed to.

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

Towers' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Barcrofts, otherwise Thonock, otherwise Low Thonock, Hinton, otherwise Hengton, and other Lands in the County of Lincolne, Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolke, in Trustees for Payment of the Debts of Thomas Towers, Esquire, and makeing Provision for his Wife and Daughter, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title agreed to.

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

Lord Shannon's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Francis Boyle, Lord Viscount Shannon in the Kingdom of Ireland, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title agreed to.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Preston have Leave to go into the Country, he having a Tryal at the next Assizes at York.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskins;

Mr. Speaker,

Pitt's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Math. Pitt, Esquire, and Robert Pitt, Gentleman, for the Payment of Debts; and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Mathew and Robert, and the Wife of the said Robert, and their Issue.

Hair Buttons.

Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Importation of all foreign Hair Buttons, without any Amendments.

Commissioners of Accompts.

Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for examining, taking, and stating the publick Accompts of this Kingdom, without any Amendments.

Militia.

Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1693, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not repaid, without any Amendments.

Delivering Declarations to Prisoners.

Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for delivering Declarations to Prisoners, with some Amendments: To which Amendments the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Indemnity for acting in defence of the Kingdom.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for preventing Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time.

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Herbert, 124.
Mr. Mountague,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Boyle, 76.
Sir John Bolles,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Precedents of Members absent beyond Sea.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee who were appointed to search Precedents what the House hath done in Cases where any of their Members have been in foreign Service beyond the Seas, or where any Members have been otherwise absent from the Service of the House, be made upon Wednesday Morning next.

Fines and Recoveries in Glamorganshire.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to set aside Amendments and Alterations made in the Records and Writs of a Fine, and Two Recoveries, in the Grand Sessions held for the County of Glamorgan, was according to the Order of the Day, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Ordered, That all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe do then attend the Service of the House.

Ordered, That the Counsel and Witnesses for the Earl of Pembrook, and the Lord Jeffries and the Lady Charlot his Wife, do then attend, to be heard, at the Bar of this House, to the Merits of the Cause, upon the said Bill, if they do think fit.

London Orphans.

A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, was presented to the House.

Resolved, That the said Petition be received.

The said Petition was read; setting forth, That, there being a Bill presented to the House for satisfying the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London; and the Bill having been Twice read, and committed; the Petitioners do thankfully acknowledge the Care of the House towards the said Orphans: But the said Bill, purporting the divesting the City of all its Revenues, the taking away of many ancient and necessary Jurisdictions for its Government, and will not, as they conceive, answer the Ends proposed, and praying to be heard by Counsel concerning the said Bill.

And the Question being put, That the Petitioners be heard by their Counsel concerning the Matter contained in the Bill;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Robert Cotton, 99.
Sir Rob. Clayton:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Wm. Pritchard, 84.
Mr. Goldwell:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Petitioners be heard by their Counsel concerning the Matters contained in the said Bill, at the Bar of this House, upon Wednesday Morning next, before the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

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

Impressing for the Army.

The House being informed, that one Captain Winter, of White Fryers, had pressed several Persons for Land Service; and that they had been kept in Custody; and that several Persons, who had been pressed also for Land Service, were in the Custody of one Bright, in Drury-lane, and one Davis, in Parker's-lane, under very hard Usage; and that one Tho. Anderson and Joseph Streater, who attended at the Door, could give an Account thereof;

The said Anderson and Streater were called in; and at the Bar, gave their Informations concerning the said Matter to the House.

Ordered, That the said Captain Winter be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do go to the Houses of the said Bright and Davis, and take a List of all the Persons in their Custody: And that he do bring the said Bright and Davis, and all the said Persons, to this House: And that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant for that Purpose.

Ordered, That the said Anderson and Streater do go along with the Serjeant to the said Places.

Expiring Laws.

An ingrossed Bill for reviving, continuing, and explaining several Laws therein mentioned, which were expired, and near Expiring, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the Executors and Administrators of Executors or Administrators, who shall waste the Estate of their Testator or Intestate, shall be chargeable in the same manner as their Testate or Intestate was.

And the same was Twice read; and, with some Amendments proposed, and agreed unto by the House; and then read the Third time; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That al Persons who were Prisoners on the Thirteenth February 1692, shall have the same Benefit of the Act made in the Second Year of their now Majesties Reign, as those that were in Prison on the Twenty-eighth Day of November 1690.

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

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the reviving, continuing, and explaining several Laws therein mentioned, which were expired, and near Expiring.

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

Election Returns.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to prevent false and double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament be read To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.

Impressing for the Army.

The House being informed, That the Serjeant at Arms had brought the said Davis (who is Deputy to the Provost Marshal), and several other Persons who were in his Custody, in Irons, in his House;

They were called in; and, at the Bar, examined touching their Confinement.

And it appeared, That several of the said Persons had been pressed for Land Soldiers; viz. William Price, Edward Money, AndrewSexton, Darby Sullivant John Price, James Barrow, Tho. Allison, Theoph. Marten, and William Goff.

Ordered, That the said Persons be discharged out of Custody.

And they were brought to the Bar; and their Irons there taken off; and discharged accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Davis do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms, and Clerk Assistant, do go to the said Davis his House, and take an Account of what other Persons are in his Custody; and do also go to the said Bright's House, and take an Account of what Persons are in Custody there: And also, that they do receive from the said Davis and Bright their respective Books of Imprisonments and Discharges.

Ordered, That Captain Nash, Lieutenant Scott, Ensign Penny and Francis Robinson, Esquire, the Provost Marshal, do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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