House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 1 April 1698

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

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, 'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 1 April 1698', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699, (London, 1803) pp. 188-189. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol12/pp188-189 [accessed 26 May 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 1 April 1698", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699, (London, 1803) 188-189. British History Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol12/pp188-189.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 1 April 1698", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699, (London, 1803). 188-189. British History Online. Web. 26 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol12/pp188-189.

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Veneris, 1 die Aprilis;

10° Gulielmi Tertii, 1698.

Prayers.

Resumption of Grants.

A PETITION of Matthew Bellew was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That from the Year 1686, until after the Reduction of Ireland, the Petitioner lived with his Family in London, and was noways concerned in the late Rebellion of Ireland; yet, by some Mistake, the Petitioner happened to be indicted, and outlawed, for High Treason, in that Kingdom, on Account of the said Rebellion; but, upon Application to his Majesty, and the Truth of the said Matter appearing, the Petitioner obtained an Order for the Reversal of the said Outlawry, and was restored to his little Estate in Ireland, not 60 l . per Annum: And praying, That, in 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; a saving Clause may be inserted for the Petitioner.

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

Marshal of King's Bench.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Petition of Mr. Sevear is referred, have Leave to sit in a Morning, but not beyond Ten a Clock.

Buying and selling Offices.

A Petition of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there are several Offices and Places within the City of London, which have anciently been disposed of by the Petitioners Ancestors, and the Profits applied to support the Honour of the City; but the Petitioners conceive, that the Bill depending in the House, to prevent buying and selling of Offices, and Places of Trust, will hinder the Petitioners from disposing of the City Offices: And praying to be heard touching the said Bill.

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

Jenkin's Estate.

Mr. Brewer, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enable John Jenkin, Merchant, to sell some Part of his Estate, for the Payment of his Debts: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Tuesday Morning next.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Rich have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Colchester Work-houses.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof:

And the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill 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.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Strangwayes have Leave to go into the County upon extraordinary Occasions.

Sandwich Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Baron to serve in this present Parliament for the Port of Sandwich, in the County of Kent, in the room of Edward Brent Esquire, deceased.

Return of Juries at Assizes.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more easy Return of Juries to serve at the Assizes and Sessions: And that Sir William Hustler, Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, and Sir John Cay, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Hudson's Bay Company.

A Petition of several Persons concerned in the Ship Charles, Captain Lucas Commander, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in the Year 1683, the said Ship sailed from England, and was taken by one Captain Walker, then Commander of a Ship belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company, on the high Seas, out of the Limits of the said Company's Charter; and the Petitioners have not since been able to obtain any Satisfaction of the said Company, for the said Ship and Cargo: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for confirming to Hudson's Bay Company their Privileges and Charter is committed.

Relief of Creditors.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for repealing the Act, made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two-thirds in Number and Value do agree, is committed, do sit Tomorrow Morning; but not beyond Ten a Clock.

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 Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty.

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 taken some Consideration of the Matter to them referred.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Richard Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

Godolphin's Will.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Fanquier's, &c. Nat.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquiere, Joseph Da Casse, and others, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Tiverton Work-houses.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, for the better employing the Poor thereof, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Crediton Work-houses.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals, Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon; and for the better Relief of the Poor there; without any Amendment: Also,

Poor Relief.

The Lords do not insist on their Amendment made to the Bill, intituled, An Act for explaining an Act, made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for explaining some Defects in the Laws for Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom, to which this House did not agree.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Godolphin's Will.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased:

And the same were twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.