House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 21 February 1695

Pages 239-242

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.

West-Thorock Inundation.

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.

Finch's Estate.

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.

Barkham's Estate.

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.

Brooke's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Lacon William Child:

Mr. Speaker,

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.

An Account of Fees and Salaries payable to divers Persons at the Exchequer.
£. s. d.
Lord President 1,500
Lord Privy Seal, 4l. per diem 1,460
Two Secretaries of State, each 100l. per Annum 200
Twelve Judges of the Three Courts of Law, each 1,000l. 12,000
Two Judges of Chester, 500l. and 200l. per Ann. 700
Eleven Masters in Chancery, each 100l. 1,100
Puisine Baron 96 13 4
Attorney General 81 6 8
Solicitor General 70
Earl of Portland, Groom of the Stole, and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber 2,000
Nine other Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, each 1,000l. 9,000
Eight Grooms of the Bedchamber, each 500l. 4,000
Master of the Ceremonies 300
Assistant to the Master of the Ceremories 121 13 4
Marshal of the Ceremonies 100
Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary 80
Mr. Heushaw, French Secretary 66 13 4
Earl of Rumney, Master General of the Ordnance 175 18 4
Sir Henry Goodrick, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance 66 13 4
Sir Tho. Littleton, Clerk of the same 36 10
John Charlton, Surveyor, the like, 36 10
Mr. Musgrave, Clerk of the Deliveries 18 5
Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance 40
Wm. Meesters, Store-keeper of the Ordnance 54 15
Mr. Gardner, Keeper of the Small Arms 15 4 2
John Fitch, Work-master 120
Richard Leak, Master Gunner 36 10
Four Clerks of the Privy Council, each 250l. 1,000
Clerks, and others, in the Plantation Office, about 1,163
Keepers of the Council-Chamber, each 45l. 12s 6d. 91 5
Ten Serjeants at Arms, each 100l. 7s. 6d. per Ann. 1,003 15
Sir Tho. St. George, Garter King at Arms 100
Sir Hen. St. George, Clarencieux King at Arms 40
Sir John Dugdale, Norroy King at Arms 40
Sir Herald at Arms, each 40 Marks per Ann. 160
Four Pursuivants at Arms, each 20l. per Ann. 80
Earl of Bath, House-keeper at St. James's 80
Lord Fitz-Harding, Keeper of the Mall 100
Lord Villers, Keeper of Hide-Park, 200
Earl of Rochester, Keeper of New-Park, at 6s. per diem 109 10
Earl of Dorset, for Keepers of Greenwich Park 100
Mrs. Elliot, House-keeper at New-market 200
Robert Ford, House-keeper there 36 10
Henry Villiers Esquire, Keeper of the Tennis-Court 132 3 4
John Branch, Keeper of Battle's Walk 50
William Clark, Keeper of Bagshot-Rails 30
Under-Keepers of St. James's Park 60
Michael Studholme, Keeper of the Roads, about 97 6 8
Simon de Brienne, Housekeeper at Kensington 300
Richard Bentley, Library-keeper 200
Peter Guignon Beaubission, Keeper of the Bows 58 5
Ditto, as Keeper of the private Armoury 100
Rudolph Kien, Closet-keeper 200
Richard Welbeck, Stable-keeper at Reading 12 3 4
Keeper of the Parliament House 9 2 6
Sir Joseph Williamson, Keeper of the Paper-Office 160
Sir Chr. Wren, Surveyor of the Works 45 12 6
William Talman, Comptroller 27 7 6
Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster 36 10
Master Mason and Master Carpenter, each 18l. 5s. 36 10
Purveyor of the Works 12 3 4
William Dickenson, Clerk, Ingrosser of the Works 66 13 4
To William Ireland, Master Glazier 19 19
To Charles Atherton, Serjeant Plumber 18 5
Alexander Fort, Master Joiner 52 12 6
Master Bricklayer and Master Plasterer, each 18l. 5s. 36 10
Master Carver 27 7 6
Matth. Roberts, Plumber at Windsor 18 5
John Norris, Joiner of the Privy-Chamber 19 11 8
Earl of Abington, Justice in Eyre, Trent South 166 13 4
Earl of Portland, Superintendant of the Gardens 200
Monsieur Averquerc, Master of the Horse 66 13 4
Duke of Devon, Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent North 100
Mr. Simon Harcourt, Secondary of the Crown Office 50
Henry Harris, Graver of the Seals and Arms 50
Ditto, as Yeoman of the Revels 9 2 6
Charles Killigrew, as Master of the Revels 10
Apothecary of the Household 53 6 8
Master of the Barges 30
Clerk of the Fines 20
Wardrobe-keeper at Westminster 32 5
Walter Laycock, Surveyor of the Woods, Trent North 50
Philip Riley, the like, Trent South 50
Sir Tho. Pinfold, Judge Advocate 20
Officers of Waltham Forest 233 10
Mr. Goddard, Governor of Bermudas 240
John, Philip, and Joseph, Rotiers, Gravers of the Mint, 150l. each 450
Knight Harbinger 195 16 8
Christ. Tankred, Master of the Harriers 500
Tho. Pullen, Master of the Studs 200
Tho. Felton, Master of the Hawks 1,372 10
Mr. Tate, Poet Laureat 100
Mr. Rymer, Historiographer 200
Mr. Jodrell, Clerk of the House of Commons 10
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 600
Five Lords Commissioners of the Treasury 8,000
Four Agents for Taxes, their Clerks and Messengers 880
Two Auditors of Imprests, each 66l. 13s. 4d. 133 6 8
John Shales, Auditor 200
Robert Russel, Clerk of the Pipe 107 4 2
William Whitacre, Foreign Opposer 40
John Talure, a Secondary 30 13 4
Arnold Squib, Clerk of the Nichils 20
Secondaries in the Pipe Office 20
Wm. East, Clerk of the Estreats in the Common-Pleas 20
Sir John Osborne, Treasurer's Remembrancer 64 2 1
John Hastings, Clerk of Foreign Estreats 96 13 4
Thomas Marryot, Clerk of the Pleas 5
John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe 40
Mr. Blackwell, Secondary of the Treasurer's Remembrancer 5
Andr. Lawrence, late Surveyor of the Ways 36 10
John Thompson, Solicitor for Taxes 200
Conservator and Keepers of Dean Forest 210
Aaron Smith, Solicitor for Law-suits, &c. 200
Mr. Burridge, Riding Surveyor in New Forest 9 2 6
Total £.55,134 3

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.

£. s. d.
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1692 25,189 16 6
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1693 33,140 16
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694 29,714 6 11¼
£. 88,044 19

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.

£. s. d.
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1692 32,026 5
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1693 42,045 4
In the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694 39,987 19
£. 114,059 9

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.