Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 21 die Februarii;
Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. William Trenchard have Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Winnington have Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health, and upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of the Poor of Cobham College, and the Proprietors of Lands, now under Water, in West-Thorock, in the County of Essex, was re-committed, be made upon Tuesday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Windham have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
An ingrossed, Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Provision of the Daughters and Coheirs of Joseph Finch Esquire, deceased, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Earles Croome, alias Jeffries Croome, and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet St. Mary's, in the County of Lincolne, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manor, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham to make Provision for his younger Children; was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Sir John Bolles, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Mr. Lloyd, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Travers, Mr. Freke, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Wheate, Mr. How, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Cook, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Fra. Guibon, Sir Edward Ayscough, Mr. Lewes, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Blofield, Sir Wm. Rich, Mr. Frewen, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Shepherd, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Harcourt; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Worcester and Lincolne: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Lacon William Child:
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manor of Madely, and other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Salop, the Estate of Bazill Brooke Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies for the Payment of Debts, and for securing his Wife's Jointure: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Christ-Church Minister's Maintenance.
Sir Richard Onslow reported from the Committee, to whom the 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; was committed, That they had considered the same; and also the Petition of divers of the Trustees of the said John Marshall's Will, and of the Owners of Houses and Lands, and Inhabitants, of the said Parish; and had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read.
Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Recovering Small Tythes.
Mr. Bickerstaffe presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes: And the same was received.
Privilege—a person reprimanded and discharged.
The Mayor of Leverpoole was, according to Order, brought to the Bar; where he, upon his Knees, had a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That he be discharged out of Custody, where he had lain, since the 11th of January last, for his great Misdemeanors, paying his Fees.
Writ of Error in which a Member is concerned.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom it was referred to examine and report the Matter touching a Motion, made to the House the 4th Instant, for Direction to make out a Writ of Error, in a Case wherein a Member of this House is concerned, in Interest, and in Possession, upon a Judgment at Law; and which was laid upon the Table to be perused by the Members of the House; be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Pauncefort acquainted that his answers are not satisfactory.
Mr. Pauncefort, attending, in Custody, according to Order, was called in; and acquainted by Mr. Speaker by Order of the House, That the House conceived he had not dealt ingenuously; but had prevaricated with them; and that he was to attend the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, to be examined upon Oath: And that in case he did not answer clearly, and satisfactorily, the House would proceed against him with all Rigour and Severity.
And then he withdrew.
Fees and Salaries at Exchequer.
Sir Stephen Fox, from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, presented to the House, according to Order, Accounts of the Fees and Salaries payable to divers Persons at the Exchequer; and of the Bounty-monies of their Majesties paid there; and also of the Monies paid for Contingencies, for the last Three Years; and he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.
19 Febr. 1694.
Memorandum:—The Termly and other Allowances of the Officers of the Receipt do amount to about 1,800l. per Ann. more.
An ACCOUNT of what hath been paid at the Receipt of the Exchequer, within the Three Years ended at Michaelmas 1694, for their Majesties Bounty.
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1692||25,189||16||6|
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1693||33,140||16||1¼|
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694||29,714||6||11¼|
And for Contingencies; viz.
Rents for Lands, Allowances, and Incidents to the Commissioners of Accounts, Removes of Prisoners, Discounts, Law-Charges, Liberates of the Exchequer, Presents to Indian Princes, Messengers Bills, Receivers, Rewards, Charges on Loans, extraordinary Services and Expences, Printers Bills, Rewards for taking Highwaymen, Surplusages of Accounts, &c.
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1692||32,026||5||1¼|
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1693||42,045||4||8½|
|In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694||39,987||19||3¼|
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Accounts be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom it is referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Ways and Means.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.
Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for continuing Two former Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.