House of Commons Journal Volume 10
28 March 1690

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 28 March 1690', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 357-359. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28994 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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Veneris, 28; die Martii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Leicester Election.

A PETITION of Thomas Babington, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was duly elected a Burgess for the Borough of Leicester, by the Majority of those Persons who had a legal Right to vote; and ought to have been returned: But several undue Practices being made use of at the said Election, Sir Edward Abney, and Lawrence Carter, were returned, in Prejudice to the Petitioner: And praying the Consideration 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.

Duke of Buckingham's Estate.

A Bill for the better enabling the Trustees of the late Duke of Bucks to sell his Estate, to pay his Debts, was presented to the House, and received.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Paper Manufacture.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of White Paper Makers, was read; thereby setting forth, That the Petitioners, by virtue of a Charter granted to them for their sole making of all Sorts of White Writing and Printing Paper, have, with great Charge, purchased and erected divers Mills, and have fully brought the Manufacture to Perfection; notwithstanding the very great Oppositions of the French King and his Agents: and the Petitioners, being willing to establish the same in all Parts of this Kingdom (which cannot effectually be done, but by the Assistance of an Act of Parliament), and praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the encouraging and better establishing the said Manufacture of White Paper in this Kingdom.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the encouraging and better establishing the Manufacture of White Paper in this Kingdom.

Goods distrained for Rent.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the Sale of Goods distrained for Rent, if the Rent be not paid in some reasonable Time.

And the said Bill was presented to the House; and received.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Southwarke Court of Conscience.

A Bill to erect a Court of Conscience for the Borough of Southwarke, and Parishes within the Weekly Bills of Mortality in the County of Surrey, was presented to the House; and received.

Lewknor's Wife's illegitimate Children.

A Bill to illegitimate any Child or Children, which the Wife of John Lewknor, Esquire, hath had, or shall have, during her Elopement from him, was presented to the House; and received.

Cinque Ports Elections.

A Bill to regulate Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports, was presented to the House; and received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Printing the Votes.

Ordered, That the Votes of this House, from the Beginning of this Session to the End thereof, be printed: And that Mr. Speaker do peruse them; and appoint the Printing thereof: And that no Person do presume to print the same, but such as are appointed by him.

Thetford Election.

A Petition of Wm. Harbord, Esquire, and Sir Fra. Guibon, was read; setting forth, That they were duly chosen Burgesses for the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norfolke; and an Indenture thereof made by Edmund Roswell, the lawful Mayor, by virtue of the Old Charter: But that one Tyrrell, the Mayor, by virtue of the New Charter, upon the Surrender, having gotten the Precept into his Custody, has made an Indenture and Return of Sir Jos. Williamson, and Adam Felton, Esquire, though not duly chosen: That the Sheriff of the County has made a Double Return of both Indentures, in Prejudice of the Petitioners: And praying, That the Merits of the Election, and Return, may be heard together; and determined by this House.

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.

Christ Church Election.

A Petition of Thomas Hooper and Tho. Dore, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were duly elected by the Majority of qualified Voices, for the Borough of Christ Church, in the County of Southampton: Notwithstanding which, John Stevens, Gentleman, now Mayor of the Borough, has illegally returned William Etterick, and Fra. Gwyn, Esquire: 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.

Doryes', &c. Nat.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to naturalize John Doryes, and others.

Westminster &c. Streets.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the paving and cleansing the Streets within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and Borough of Southwarke, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for regulating the Hay Market at Chareing Crosse, in the Parish of Saint Martin's Westminster.

Highways and Streets.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges, and Sir Tho. Littleton, be added to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for Paving and Repair of Highways and Streets.

Supply.

Then the Order of Yesterday, for the House to resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be given to their Majesties, was read.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, That they do consider of the settling the Revenue upon their Majesties.

Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole . . . . accordingly.

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 taken into Consideration the Supply, and the settling the Revenue upon their Majesties; and that they had agreed upon Four several Resolutions: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the hereditary Revenues which the late King James the Second was, the Tenth Day of December 1688, intitled unto, became and are vested in their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, in Right of the Crown of England; except the late Revenue arising by Fire Hearths and Stoves.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill to declare that the said Revenues are so vested; and that therein Provision be made, that they shall not be aliened from the Crown, not chargeable with any Gift or Grant to be made for the future.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill for the settling that Moiety of the Excise which was granted to the late King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, or either of them, for their Lives, upon their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary for their Lives, and the Life of the longer Liver of them; with a Clause to enable their Majesties to make the said Revenue a Security for raising Money towards a Supply, not exceeding the Sum of * * * *.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill to grant to their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, for the Term of Four Years from Christmas next, the Customs which were granted to the late King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, for their Lives; with a Clause, to enable their Majesties to make the said Revenue a Security for raising Money towards a Supply, not exceeding the Sum of * * * *.

The First of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Hereditary Revenues which the late King James the Second was, the Tenth Day of December 1688, intitled unto, became and are vested in their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, in Right of the Crown of England; except the late Revenue arising by Fire Hearths and Stoves.

The Second of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That a Bill be brought in to declare, That the said Revenues are so vested; and that therein Provision be made, that they shall not be aliened from the Crown, nor chargeable with any Gift or Grant to be made for the future.

The Third of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That a Bill be brought in for the settling that Moiety of the Excise which was granted to the late King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, or either of them, for their Lives, upon their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, for their Lives, and the Life of the longest Liver of them; with a Clause, to enable their Majesties to make the said Revenue a Security for raising Money towards a Supply, not exceeding the Sum of * * * *.

The Fourth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That a Bill be brought in to grant to their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, for the Term of Four Years from Christmas next, the Customs which were granted to the late King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, for their Lives; with a Clause, to enable their Majesties to make the said Revenue a Security for raising Money towards a Supply, not exceeding the Sum of * * * *.

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

Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Supply to be given to their Majesties.

Leave for Member to attend Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend the Lords, as Counsel in a Cause between Rolt and Gore.

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