House of Commons Journal Volume 10
27 March 1690

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 27 March 1690', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 357. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28993 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Jovis, 27 die Martii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Harwich Election.

A PETITION of Sir Philip Parker, Baronet, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, and Sir Thomas Middleton, were duly elected for the Borough of Harwich in the County of Essex; notwithstanding many indirect Practices were used by the Mayor there, to prevent the Petitioner's Election; who, in Prejudice to, and in the stead of the Petitioner, hath returned the Lord Viscount Chene to serve for the said Borough: And praying the Consideration and Relief of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Lewknor's Wife's illegitimate Children.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to illegitimate any Child or Children that the Wife of John Lewknor, Esquire, hath had, or shall have, during her Elopement from him.

Chester Election.

A Petition of Roger Whitley and George Manwairing, Esquires, was read; thereby setting forth, That they were, and stand, duly elected for the City and County of the City of Chester, by the major Part of the legal Electors there: But that the Sheriffs not joining in the Return, though Mr. Batho' was willing (being one of the said Sheriffs) so to do; and tendered an Indenture, signed by him and the Electors, for that Purpose, to Mr. Partington, the other Sheriff, who refused to join therein; but to the apparent Prejudice of the Petitioners, hath returned Sir Thomas Grosvenor, and Rich. Leving, Esquire, by another Indenture, without the other Sheriffs joining therein, and without their being duly chosen: And praying the Consideration of the Premises, that the Invalidity of the said pretended Return may be examined, and the Petitioners relieved.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Devizees Writ.

A Petition of John Methwen, Esquire, was read; thereby setting forth, That the Petitioner, with Walter Grubb, Esquire, were duly elected for the Borough of the Devizees; and ought to have been returned by the Mayor and Burgesses: But that the Mayor hath taken upon himself alone, contrary to the Custom of the Borough, to return Sir Tho. Fowles, and the said Mr. Grubb; by reason whereof, there being now a Double Return for the said Borough, the Petitioner is hindred from sitting in this House: And praying to be relieved; and that the Merits of the Return may be heard, and examined into, together.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Southwarke Election.

A Petition of Sir Peter Rich and Tho. Cooke, Esquire, was read; thereby setting forth, That the Petitioners standing Candidates in the Borough of Southwarke, with Anthony Bowyer and John Arnold, Esquires, the Petitioners agreed to several Articles for taking the Poll, not heretofore used, in hopes it might produce a peaceable Effect: But that, contrary thereunto, divers of the Petitioners Pollers were beaten and wounded, and several kept from the Poll Table, by indirect Practices, that would have polled for the Petitioners: And upon the Comingup of a Party of Three hundred eminent Traders, that would have so voted, one of the Candidates, with one Bellamy, fell into great Shouts and Hallowings, assisted with the Constables therein, crying, "No Papists, no King James's Men, no Criminal, no Evidence;" continuing the Uproar to such a Degree, that the Bailiff was constrained to adjourn the Poll till the next Day; whereby most of those Persons were unpolled, and were fearful of coming again, by reason of the Rudeness they had met with; by which means also many Hundreds are yet unpolled for the Petitioners, and as many polled on the other Side, who had no Right: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and that a short Day may be appointed to hear the same.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Privilege.

Ordered, That Sir Jos. Williamson, Mr. Mansell, Marquis of Worcester, Mr. Wortley, Mr. Bathurst, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir John Thomson, Sir John Wyn, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of Wm. Montague, Esquire, is referred.

Supply.

Then the House, according to their Order Yesterday, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of a Motion then made for a Supply to be given to their Majesties.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Resolved, That Mr. Hamden, Chancellor of the Exchequer, do take the Chair of the Committee of the whole House.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had agreed upon a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Supply be given to their Majesties, to enable his Majesty to prosecute the War against France, and for reducing of Ireland, with Speed and Vigour.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Supply be given to their Majesties, to enable his Majesty to prosecute the War against France, and for Reducing of Ireland, with Speed and Vigour.

Then Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer further acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That the Committee may sit again To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Matter aforesaid.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Greenfeild have Leave to go into the Country upon earnest Occasions, for Ten Days.

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