House of Commons Journal Volume 11
29 January 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 29 January 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 72-73. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38958 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 29 die Januarii;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege—Persons reprimanded and discharged.

JAMES Mitchell, and Edward Walter, were, according to the Order of Saturday last, brought to the Bar: Where, upon their Knees, they received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the said James Mitchell, and Edward Walter, be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Ordered, That no private Business be proceeded upon, after Eleven a Clock.

C. Turner's Estate.

Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Charles Turner Esquire, whereby he prayed Leave to bring in a Bill for settling the Inheritance of some Parts of his Estate, which lie dispersed, in himself; and settling an entire Estate, of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the Uses that the other Estate stands settled; was referred; That they had examined and considered the same accordingly: And had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth:

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Mr. Bedingfield do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Delays at Quarter-Sessions.

A Bill to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the QuarterSessions of the Peace was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Joseph Tredennam, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Waller, Mr. England, Mr. Bedingfield, Mr. Christy, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Hedger, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Cook, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Richard Hart, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Slater, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Clark, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Chetwynd, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir Tho. Hussey; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Balch have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Privilege.

A Complaint being made to this House of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Charles Raleigh, a Member of this House, by Henry Lord Colraine, of the Kingdom of Ireland, Nicholas Blann, Samuel Newman, John Shergold, William Perryer, Robert Harris, and John Young, in entering upon the Possession of the said Sir Charles Raleigh, the 22d Day of January instant, and breaking his Mill-bank;

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Complaint be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And that they do report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House: And that the said Lord Colrain, and the other Persons aforesaid, do attend the said Committee.

King appoints to be attended.

Mr. Secretary Trenchard acquainted the House, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, having, according to Order, attended his Majesty, humbly to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he would be attended by this House, his Majesty had been pleased to appoint this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Banqueting-House at Whitehall.

Clitheroe Election.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Borough of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, be made upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694.

Impeachment of Lord Coningsby, &c.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resumed the adjourned Debate upon the Articles against the Lord Coningsby, and Sir Charles Porter.

And the First Article against the Lord Coningsby being read;

Resolved, That the imposing the Oath mentioned in this Article was illegal.

Resolved, That considering the State of Affairs in Ireland at that Time, this House doth not think fit to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby for imposing the said Oath.

The Second Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby;

It passed in the Negative.

The Third Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby;

It passed in the Negative.

The Fourth Article being read;

Resolved, That the Order of the Lord Coningsby for the Execution of Gafney, without Tryal, was arbitrary and illegal.

Impeachment of Lord Coningsby, &c.

Resolved, That considering the State of Affairs in Ireland at that Time, this House doth not think fit to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby for the said Execution.

The Fifth Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby;

It passed in the Negative.

The Sixth Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby;

It passed in the Negative.

The Seventh Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against the Lord Coningsby;

It passed in the Negative.

The First Article against Sir Charles Porter being read;

Resolved, That the imposing the Oath mentioned in this Article was illegal.

Resolved, That, considering the State of Affairs in Ireland at that Time, this House doth not think fit to ground an Impeachment against Sir Charles Porter for imposing the said Oath.

The Second Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Charles Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

The Third Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Charles Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

The Fourth Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Cha. Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

The Fifth Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Cha. Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

The Sixth Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Charles Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

The Seventh Article being read;

And the Question being put, That there does appear to this House sufficient Matter, upon the Examination of this Article, to ground an Impeachment against Sir Charles Porter;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Lord Coningsby, and Sir Charles Porter, do take their Places in this House.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned until Wednesday Morning next, Nine a Clock.