Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 5 die Februarii;
Leave of Absence.
Christ-Church Minister's Maintenance.
Sir Richard Onslow, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for enabling the Inhabitants of the Parish of Christ-Church, in the County of Surrey, to make Rates for Raising a Maintenance for a good and able Minister; and for impowering the Trustees of Mr. Marshall's Will to employ Monies for erecting a Steeple to the said Church, and furnishing the same with Bells: And the same was received.
Bishop's Castle Writ.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bishops-Castle, in the County of Salop, in the room of William Oakley Esquire, deceased.
Suppression of Cursing and Swearing.
Importing Portugal Wines.
Mr. Papillon, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the importing Wines, and other Goods, from Spaine, Portugal, and Italy, of the Growth of those Countries, in English and English-built Ships, manned with Seamen of those Countries: And the same was received.
Leave of Absence.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, under Colour of some Words in a late Act, for granting several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships and Vessels, the Officers of the Customs do compel the Masters of the Passage-Boats, and Hoys, of the said Island, to pay Sixpence per Ton for the full Burden of their Vessels, for the smallest Parcels of Goods brought from London, or other Parts, by Waggons, or otherwise, to Southampton, Portsmouth, or other Parts of the County, for the said Island, which is in the same Port; and so likewise for Commodities the Product of the said Island, which are conveyed for Markets to Southampton and Portsmouth: Which is very grievous to the Inhabitants of the said Island; and as they conceive, contrary to the Meaning of the said Act: And praying Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the said Act, as it relates to the Isle of Wight, and Town and County of Southampton, and Town of Portsmouth, and to all the Coasting-Trade; and of the Doubts and Complaints . . . . . thereunto.
And that Mr. Colt, Mr. Moreland, Mr. Morgan, Sir Wm. Stevens, Mr. Mansell, Colonel Tempest, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Mawdit, Sir John Knight, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Cook, Mr. Bale, be added to the said Committee.
A Petition of the Watermen, Boatmen, and Bargemen, and other Inhabitants, who belong to the River Wye, in the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester, that only trade between the City of Bristoll and Town of Monmouth, on behalf of themselves, and several others, was also presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have, as they conceive, been very much injured by the Officers of the Customs, by reason of the doubtful Construction of a late Act for laying several Duties upon Tonage of Ships and Vessels; for that they compel the Petitioners to pay the full Tonage of their small Market-Boats, and Troughs, in which the Petitioners use to carry sometimes Corn, Fagots, empty Casks, and sometimes but a Ton or Two of Commodities; when, perhaps, the Boat may contain 10 or 20 Tons: By which strict Usage, the Petitioners are almost ruined; and the Trade of the Town of Monmouth, and other Villages bordering on the River Wye, very much damnified: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the said Act, as it relates to the Isle of Wight, and Town and County of Southampton, and Town of Portsmouth; and to all the Coasting Trade; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto.
Preventing Export of Wool, &c.
A Petition of the President and Governors of Christ's Hospital, London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in this House, for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation of the public Market at Blackwell-hall; and for the Relief of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, in Payment of their Wages: Which Bill, if it should pass, the Petitioners conceive, will be very prejudicial both to the said Hospital, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital: And praying to be heard as to such Part of the said Bill as concerns the Petitioners.
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Kerridge Esquire, a Minor, to purchase divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements, that lie adjacent to his Estate in the County of Suffolke: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Tryals in Lancashire, &c.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Hen. Gough:
Elections—incapacitating Persons refusing Oaths.
Ordered, That the Bill to disable all Persons from voting in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, who shall refuse to take the Oaths to the Government, be read the Second time upon Thursday Morning next.