House of Commons Journal Volume 10
13 May 1689

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 13 May 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 130-131. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28825 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Lunæ, 13 die Maii. 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Middlesex Workhouse.

A PETITION of sir Thomas Rowe, Knight, was read; setting forth, That the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, in 1685, set up a great publick Building, at the charge of the County, for a Workhouse for the Reception and Provision of poor Orphans, and Parish Children; and that it was fitted and prepared by the Petitioner, and others; and by them maintained for Three Years and upwards; but, in regard, there is no Endowment, nor certain Constitution, to encourage charitable Persons to contribute thereunto, the House and Charity are not promoted and increased, as otherwise they might; and praying the Consideration of the House, and Leave to bring in a Bill for establishing the Charity.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for establishing the Courts of Conscience in Southwark, Westminster, the Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes, were referred, to examine the Matter of the said Petition, and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House: And that, for that Purpose, the said Committee be revived, and do sit this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that Mr. Antony Row and Sir Matthew Andrews be added to such Committee: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Excise.

A Petition of the Company of Brewers of London, against the Bill for the additional Excise, was read.

But it was withdrawn; as being improper before any Bill brought in.

Colchester Court of Conscience.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for establishing a Court of Conscience at Colchester.

Robert Shaw took the Oaths, in Order to his Naturalization.

Chettle's Estate.

A Bill to enable Thomas Chettle Esquire, to sell Lands to pay his Debts, and make Provision for his Wife and Children, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Grubb, Mr. Freke, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Fownes, Mr. Sandford, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Christy, Sir John Knight, Major Manly, Sir Walter Moyle, Mr. Auditor Done, Lord Castleton, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Blake, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. P. Foley, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Hawles, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Burrard, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Dorset and Wilts: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Colchester Court of Conscience.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for establishing a Court of Conscience at Colchester.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Norreis have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Sir George Willoughby have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Goffe have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Mr. Freke have Leave to go into the Country for a Week.

Ordered, That Sir Richard Hart have Leave to go into the Country, for Ten Days.

Ordered, That Colonel Walrond have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.

Naval Officers not qualifying.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the Forfeitures of such Sea Officers as have not time to take the Sacrament before they go: And that Mr. Attorney General do take care of the Bill.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, for granting to their Majesties a Subsidy of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for One Year, upon all Lands and Houses in Cities Boroughs, and Towns, according to the present true intrinsick Value: As, likewise, Twelve-pence in the Pound, for One Year, according to the true yearly Profit, upon all personal Estates, other than Houshold Goods, and Stock upon Land; and also, upon Offices and Employments of Profit, other than Military Offices in the Army and Navy: And that Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Solicitor General do take care of the Bill.

Private Bills.

Ordered, That no more private Bills be brought into the House, during the Sitting of the Parliament, other than such as are already ordered.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Brandon have Leave to go into the Country, being so directed by his Majesty.

Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for Establishing Courts of Conscience in Southwarke, Westminster, and Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes, be made on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock; and nothing to intervene.

A Member, declining to take Oaths, is discharged.

The House being informed, That Sir Henry Mounson attended, according to the Order on Saturday last;

Resolved, That he be called in; and tendered the Oaths and Declaration directed to be taken, made, repeated, and subscribed, by the Members of the House.

He was called in accordingly; and came up to the Table: And Mr. Speaker acquainted him, That the House had taken Notice that he had been about the Town a considerable time; but yet did not attend the Service of the House: And that he had Directions to tender him the Oaths, and the Declaration.

Whereupon, Sir Henry Mounson said, That he was sorry, that, for some Reasons, he could not comply to qualify himself to sit in the House: But that those Reasons would no way incline him to disturb the Government; and that he submitted himself to the House.

And then withdrew.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Mounson be discharged from being a Member of the House.

Lincoln Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue forth a new Writ for the Electing of a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Lincolne, in the room of Sir Henry Mounson, Baronet, who is discharged from being a Member of the House.

Orphans of London.

The House then, according to the Order of the * *, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Grey took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Grey reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and that the Committee had directed him to move, That, in order to their further Proceeding, the Chamberlain of the City of London may be directed to bring in a Particular of what the Lands are, which are proposed to be sold by the City of London; and, whether in Possession or Reversion; and what the Value will amount unto; and also a Particular of the Incumbrances and Charities chargeable upon the City; and of the Lands to be set out for their Satisfaction; and their Values.

Lands for Orphans of London.

Resolved, That the Chamberlain of the City of London do bring in, upon Tuesday next, a Particular of what the Lands are, which are proposed to be sold by the City of London; and whether in Possession or Reversion; and what the Value will amount unto; and also, a Particular of the Incumbrances and Charities chargeable upon the City; and of the Lands to be set out for their Satisfaction; and their Values.

A Member, declining to take Oaths, discharged.

The House being informed, That the Lord Fanshaw attended at the Door, according to the Order of Saturday last;

Resolved, That he be called in; and tendered the Oaths and Declaration, directed to be taken, made, repeated, and subscribed, by the Members of the House.

He was called in accordingly; and came up to the Table: And Mr. Speaker acquainted him, That the House had taken Notice that he had been about the Town a considerable Time; but yet did not attend the Service of the House: And that he had Direction to tender him the Oaths and Declaration.

Whereupon, the Lord Fanshawe said, That it was true, he had been about Town a great while indeed; but had been in the Country, if his Health would have permitted him; but that he had been in a strict Course of Physick, and was in the same Condition still of Physick and Diet: But, however, that since he was absent, there was an Act of Parliament passed, for taking the Oaths; and he was not qualified to sit in the House, in regard he was not satisfied to take the Oaths; and therefore he could not appear.

And then withdrew.

Resolved, That the Lord Fanshaw be discharged from being a Member of the House.

And there being a Petition in, touching the Election, the granting a new Writ was respited.

Thetford Election.

A Motion being made, That the Cause before the Committee of Privileges and Elections, this Afternoon, touching the Borough of Thetford in the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke, may be put off for some further Time;

The Question was put, That the same be put off accordingly;

And it was resolved in the Negative.

Army Arrears.

Ordered, That Mr. Forster, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir Ralph Carre, Sir Rob. Nappier, be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to examine and report the Matter touching the Officers and others who served on and cloathed the Army in 1679.

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