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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 25 February 1698

Pages 127-129

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Veneris, 25 die Februarii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Resumption of Grants.

APETITION of Charles Lord Baltimore was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by Mistake or Malice, the Petitioner was outlawed for Treason in Ireland, on account of the last Rebellion there, tho' he was never in that Kingdom in his Life; and he hath obtained an Order from his Majesty for reversing the said Outlawry; but, through Age and Infirmity, has been obstructed from appearing in the King's-Bench Court in Ireland; so the Outlawry still stands unreversed, though the Petitioner enjoys his Estate there: That, by a Bill in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick; the Petitioner is in Danger to lose his Estate, without some Provision be made for him therein: And praying, That a Proviso may be inserted in the said Bill, for saving the Petitioner from the Penalties thereof.

Ordered, that the Cousideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Resumption of Grants.

A Petition of Almerick Lord Baron of Kinsale, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That he, being outlawed in Ireland, obtained the King's Order for the Reversal thereof; which was done, and the Petitioner restored to his Estate, and has been in Possession these Six Years: But, by a Bill now before the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland since the 13th Day of February . . . ., the Petitioner fears he shall lose the Benefit of the said Reversal: And praying, That there may be a saving Clause, for the Petitioner, inserted in the said Bill.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of Maurice Warren was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner's Father died seised of an Estate in Ireland of 70 l;. per Ann.; and the Petitioner faithfully served in the English Army during the late War; but his eldest Brother William being attainted, as one adhering to his Majesty's Enemies, and gone into France, the said little Estate will become vested in his Majesty by a Bill depending in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688, unless some Provision be therein made to the contrary: And praying a Saving to the Petitioner for that Purpose.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of Dorothy Lady Baroness Dowager of Upper-Ossery, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That her late Husband settled upon her some Lands in Ireland of about 35 l;. per Ann.; and he being outlawed for the late Rebellion, the same were, by Inquisition, found forfeited, by reason of the Petitioner's Ignorance in not producing her Deeds: But his Majesty hath since granted her the said Estate; which she is in Danger of losing by the Bill in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688, unless some Provision be made to the contrary: And praying, That a saving Clause may be inserted therein, in her behalf.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of John Malone, and Edmund Malone, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they never were in Arms in Ireland; yet were, by Mistake, outlawed in Ireland for High Treason, as if they had been so; and his Majesty hath granted them Writs of Error, on which their Outlawries are reversed: And praying, That they may be excepted out of the Bill depending in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th of February 1688.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of Arthur French, Denis Kelly, James Oxburgh, and others, comprised in the Articles of Limerick and Galway in Ireland, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That since the Reduction of Ireland, they have taken the Oath of Fidelity, and made Settlements; and have always been adjudged to be comprised within the said . . . . .; yet they fear the Bill now depending in the House for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688, will prejudice their Rights: And praying, That some Provision may be made in the Petitioners behalf

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

Ayer and Calder Navigation.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Barnsly, in the West-Riding of the County of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Towns of Leeds and Wakefeild are the principal Market for Northern Cloth, and conveniently situate on the Rivers Ayre and Calder; which, if made navigable to the said Towns, will be to the Advantage of all other Towns concerned in the Northern Cloth-Trade: And praying, That a Bill may pass for making the said Rivers navigable.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of the Town of Otley, in the West-Riding of the County of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the making the Rivers Ayre and Calder, in the County of York, navigable, will be a very great Advantage to all the Towns concerned in the Northern Cloth-Trade; being forced now to carry their Goods many Miles by Land; which is not only very chargeable, but often damages their Cloth by reason of the Badness of the Ways: And praying, That a Bill may pass this House for making the said Rivers navigable.

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

Relief of Creditors.

A Petition of Sir John Buckworth, Sir Peter Vandeput, and John Bull, Merchants, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they humbly conceive the Bill depending in the House for explaining and rectifying an Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Composition with their Debtors, in case Two-Thirds in Number and Value do agree, will not answer the Ends thereof, but will prejudice the Petitioners Rights, and Trade and Credit in general: And praying, That they may be heard, by Counsel, before the said Bill do pass.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, until the Bill be read a Second time.

Executing Judgments in Wales.

Mr. Baldwin reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to execute Judgments and Decrees saved in a Clause in the Statute, made in the First Year of the Reign of his present Majesty and the late Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales, was committed, That they had made some Amendments to the Bill; 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 were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Russia Trade.

Ordered, That the Russia Company do, upon Saturday Sevennight, lay before this House the Book of their Bylaws and Orders; and also an Account of what Woollen Manufactures they, and the Members of the said Company, have exported during the last Seven Years.

Godolphin's Will.

An ingrossed Bill for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased.

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

Weights and Measures.

Mr. Whitaker, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better preventing Abuses in Weights and Measures: And the same was received.

Escapes of Debtors.

Mr. Pocklington, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the further Relief of Creditors, in Cases of Escapes; and for preventing Escapes, and other Abuses of Gaolers: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read upon Tuesday Morning next.

Repealing 39 Eliz. against making Malt.

A Bill to repeal the Act, made in the 39th Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act to restrain the Excessive making of Malt; and to discharge and vacate all Orders made by Justices of the Peace, from restraining of Maltsters from making of Malt; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Interest of Money.

Sir John Bolles, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to lower the Interest of Money: And the same was received.

Resolved, That the Bill be read To-morrow Sevennight.

Punishing Duncomb for false indorsing Exchequer Bills.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to punish Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills, made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer-Bills, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.

Seizures upon Outlawries.

A Bill for the speedier and more easy discharging of Seizures, in the Exchequer, upon Outlawries in Civil Actions, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hoblyn, Mr. Newport, Sir Fran. Drake, Sir Joseph Jekyll, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Fran. Masham, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Pendarvis, Mr. Thornnagh, Sir John Kay, Sir Jacob Ashley, Mr. Wortley, Mr. Manly, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Wm. Coriton, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Gery, Mr. Brotherton, Sir Clo. Shovell, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Boyle, Sir John Phillips, Mr. Taylor, Mr. England, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Burrington, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Jo. Wolstenholme, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. White; and all the Members of the Long Robe: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Supply Bill; vacating Grants in England and Ireland.

A Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, from the Crown, during the Reign of the late King Charles the Second; and for appropriating the same to the use of the Publick; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

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

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick; is committed.

Ditto.

A Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, from the Crown, during the Reign of the late King James; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

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

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

Ditto.

A Bill for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests in England and Ireland, from the Crown, since the 13th Day of February 1688; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

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

Regulating Elections.

Mr. Cooper, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Monday Sevennight, after Twelve a Clock, in a full House.

Supply and Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty; and of Ways and Means for raising the same.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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