House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 5 December 1689

Pages 301-302

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 5 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Batson's Estate.

A PETITION of Wm. Batson, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That, upon his Marriage with Carolina his now Wife, he settled a Jointure on her, of certain Lands in the County of Oxon: And the Petitioner being since settled in Suffolke, where he has a Prospect of purchasing a much better Estate, in Case the other may be sold; being with the Consent of the Trustees, and all Parties therein concerned; and praying, That this House would give him Leave to bring in a Bill for selling the said settled Estate; and that the Monies arising thereby may be applied towards the purchasing Lands in Com' Suffolke, to be settled in such Manner as the said Estate was before settled,

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for selling the Estate in the County of Oxon, and settling the Estate in the County of Suffolke in lieu thereof.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Kynaston have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon urgent Occasions.

Cane Chairs &c.

A Petition of several Joyners, Turners, Carvers, Sawyers, Caners of Chairs, and others about the City of London, was read; setting forth, That they understand a Bill is passing for preventing the Making of Cane Chairs; which, if it should pass, will tend to their utter Ruin; and many Thousands more deprived of a Livelihood; and praying, That before such a Bill do pass, they may be heard at the Bar, to give their Reasons against the same.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, to be taken into their Consideration, when the Bill for prohibiting the Making of Cane Chairs, Couches, and Squabs, shall be read a Second time.

Irish Protestants.

A Bill for the better securing their Majesties Protestant Subjects of Ireland, against the illegal Proceedings of the Rebels, now in actual Rebellion against their Majesties in that, Kingdom, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Commissioners of Victualling.

A Petition of Sir Richard Haddocke, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, the late Commissioners for victualling their Majesties Navy, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; setting forth, That they find they are fallen under the Displeasure of this House: and that they are heartily sorry for it: But that yet, they hope they shall make their Innocency appear, when they shall be admitted to answer for themselves; having behaved themselves in their Majesties Service, as became honest, loyal, and dutiful Subjects and Servants, with their utmost Care and Diligence: And praying, That they may have their Liberties, upon giving such sufficient Bail, or otherwise, as should be required for their Appearance from time to time.

And the Question being put, That the said Sir Rich. Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, be admitted to give Bail;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Jos. Tredenham, 117.
Mr. Fox,
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Robert Rich, 105.
Mr. Colt,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

To be liberated on Bail.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House be impowered to take Bond for the Appearance of the said Sir Richard Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, from time to time, at the Bar of this House, when and as often as they shall be thereunto required by this House.

Ordered, That each of the said Persons shall be bound with Two Securities for their Appearance; the Principal to be bound in Five thousand Pounds Penalty, and the Security in Two thousand Five hundred Pounds apiece.

Miscarriages of the War.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred to examine into the Miscarriage of the War for the last Year, and the Victuals and Provisions for the Navy, do make their Report with all convenient Speed.

Settling the Forces.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the settling the Forces of this Kingdom, be revived; and do meet To-morrow at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Supply Bill; Collecting Revenue.

A Bill for the preventing all Doubts and Disputes concerning the collecting the public Revenue for a Year from Christmas next, was read the Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House do, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Provision for Prince and Princess of Denmarke.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do take care there be a Provision made in the said Bill for the Prince and Princess of Denmarke, for this Year.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for One Year.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had gone through the Bill; and had directed him to make a Report to the House.

Resolved, That the House will receive the said Report To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.