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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
20 November 1689


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 20 November 1689', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 290-291. URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Mercurii, 20 die Novembris; 1°; Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Reversing Walcott's Attainder.

A PETITION of the Countess of Roscommon was read; setting forth, That as the Petitioner understands there is a Bill depending in this honourable House for the annulling the Attainder of one Thomas Walcott, attainted and executed in the time of King Charles the Second, for High Treason against his Majesty; a great Part of whose Estate was given to your Petitioner's Husband, and by him to the Petitioner, as Part of the Provision for her: And, for that the said Bill passed the House of Lords unknown to the Petitioner; and praying, that she may, by her Counsel, be heard at the Bar of the House, against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table; to be considered when the Bill for reversing the Attainder of Tho. Walcott, Gentleman, is read the Second time.

Illegal detention of Ships.

A Petition of Thomas Brocklesby, on the Behalf of himself, and Nineteen other English Protestants, now Prisoners in Corke in Ireland, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner's Friends in England having hired the Golden Pike, of Copenhagen, to sail from Ostend to Corke, with Intent to bring away the Petitioner's Effects from thence; and having entered the said Vessel in the Court of Admiralty here; the Petitioner shipped on board the said Vessel Fifty-four Bales of Serges and Bays, with great Quantities of Butter, Leather, and Raw Hides, to near Three thousand Pounds Value: With which the Petitioner Brocklesby set Sail from Corke Eighteenth August last; and the next Day met with their Majesties Ships the St. Albans, Captain Layton Commander; and the Centurion, Captain Beaumont Commander; who carried up the said Vessel into Milford Haven, where the Prize Officers demanding her; but the Commanders refused to deliver her, but brought her into Torbay the Beginning of September following; where they shifted all the Cargo, except a few Raw Hides, out of the Vessel, into the Centurion; and took away the Bills of Loading, several Bills of Exchange, Letters of Credit, and other Papers: And although the Petitioner hath made several Applications to the Admiralty and Prize Office, cannot obtain the same; such Oppressions tending to the Ruin of the Petitioners, and their Families, for whose Benefit the said Cargo was designed: And praying the Consideration and Relief of this House.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Arthur Bayley, and others, was referred the Eighteenth Instant; who are to examine the Matter thereof; and make their Report to the House. And that Mr. Colt, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir John Guise, Lord Falkland, Mr. Christy, Mr. Hobby, be added to the said Committee.

A Petition of Ralph Potts, in Behalf of himself, and his Pink's Company, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, being homeward-bound from Burdeaux, were met off the Bill of Portland by Two of their Majesties Men of War; the one of them being the Greyhound, Captain Gillam Commander; who fired at the said Pink, to come to: Which done, the said Captain took two of her Men, and a Cask of Vinegar, and Twenty small Casks of Brandy, and also some Provisions, without making any Satisfaction for the same; much to the Prejudice of the Petitioner, and the Pink's Company: And praying the Consideration and Relief of the House.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Anthony Bayley, and others, was referred the Eighteenth Instant.

Reversing Walcott's Attainder.

The Question being put, That the ingrossed Bill, come down from the Lords, for reversing the Attainder of Thomas Walcott, Gentleman, be now read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Colonel Tipping, 69.
Mr. Arnold,
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Falkland, 57.
Sir Fra. Russell,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Bill was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Birch, Mr. Roberts, Sir Phil. Skippon, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Rich. Newdigate, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir John Barker, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir John Doyley, Mr. More, Mr. Carter, Sir Tho. Littleton, Captain Worth, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Mordant, Sir John Wynne, Lord Marquis Winchester, Sir John Lowther, Colonel Austen, Mr. Hawtry, Sir John Brownlow, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Anchitell Grey, Sir Tho. Barnadiston, Mr. Robinson, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Hobby, Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Niccolls, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Christy, Mr. England, Mr. Pitts, Mr. White, Sir John Guise, Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Harley, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Slingsby, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Lowther, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Rich. Middleton, Mr. Colt, Sir Hen. Goodrick: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the Petition of the Countess of Roscommon this Day read, touching the said Bill, be referred to the said Committee.

London Orphans.

A Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the House do, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways, how the Debt due to the Orphans of the City of London may be satisfied.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

A Bill for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for one Year, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed.

Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Irish Refugees.

Ordered, That Mr. Palmes and Mr. Stockdale be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to consider of what Persons of the Irish Nobility and Gentry are fit to receive his Majesty's Bounty.


Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.

Privilege of a Member in a Suit.

A Motion being made, That Mr. George Weld, a Member of this House, may have Leave to wave his Privilege in a Suit in Chancery;

And a Debate arising thereon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Saturday Morning next.

Silk and Woolen Manufacture.

Ordered, That Mr. White, and Mr. Thornhaugh, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to consider of the best Way, how the Silk and Woolen Manufacture may be improved.