Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Sabbati, 2 die Martii;
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 Daughter and Coheirs of Joseph Finch Esquire, deceased, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Key, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Arnold, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Carter, Mr. Preston, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Gee, Mr. Fairfax, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Dawney, Sir John Manwaring, Lord Irwin, Mr. Christie, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Tankred, Sir Bry. Stapleton, Mr. Ramsden, Mr. Clark, Mr. Lowther, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Lassels, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Fuller; and all that serve for the Counties of Kent, Essex, Hartford, Cambridge, Middlesex, and York: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
St. Martin's in the Vintry Church-yard.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to confirm a Grant made by the Rector of the united Parishes of St. Michael Royal and St. Martin's in the Vintry, London, of Part of St. Martin's Church-yard, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Vernon, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Colonel Perry, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Bolles, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Brewer, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Mannaton, Mr. Fuller, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Lowther, Mr. England, Sir Fra. Massam, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Austin, Sir Robert Davers, Sir John Morris, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Waller, Mr. Christie, Mr. Carter, Sir Jos. Tredenham; and all that serve for the County of Middlesex, and Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwarke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Member discharged from custody.
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees of William Gage Esquire to raise Money, by a Mortgage of Part of his Estate, for the Preservation of the Timber growing thereon: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Regulating Printing and Printing Presses.
The Lord William Pawlet reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Earles Croome, alias Jefferyes Croome, and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet, St. Maries, in the County of Lincoln, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manor, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham Baronet to make Provision for his younger Children; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and made some Amendments; which they had directed him to report; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.
Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest in Trustees certain Lands, in Kent and Sussex, of John Caryll Esquire, for the Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children; and to supply the Defects of a Conveyance intended for that Purpose; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
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 a Second time upon Thursday Morning next.
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee, to whom a former Report, of the Matter upon 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, the Matter, as it appeared to the said Committee; and which they had directed him to report to the House; and he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
That, in the Opinion of divers Persons, Wall-men and others, the Breach which happened upon the Walls and Banks next the River of Thames, in the Parish of West Thorock, might have been repaired at the Expence of 30 or 40l. if Materials could have been immediately ready; but that the succeeding Tides gained such Advantage upon the Breach, which rendered all the Endeavours made use of to check the same useless, by reason that such Materials as were laid and fixed for that Purpose at NeapTides, were washed down, and carried away, by the Weight of the Water, when the Spring-Tides came up:
That the Banks used to be supported and repaired by the Owners and Proprietors of the Lands adjoining to the said River; for which Reason, there was an Action brought against Francis Moor, for Damages sustained in the neighbouring Lands, by reason of the Breach that happened in his Tenant's Wall and Sluice; but at the Tryal, Mr. Moor producing his Lease, whereby his Tenant had covenanted to charge himself with all Repairs in the Premises, the Plaintiff could not recover against him; and his Tenant proves to be poor and insolvent.
That the Charge of repairing the said Breach, and preventing its further Mischiefs, without any relation to the Shelf in the River, will come to 5,265l.; for which Sum, a Person present said, he would undertake the Work, and lay down 400l. as Security for his going on, and completing the same before Michaelmas next; and if he failed therein, the Lands, which he would have for his Security, should remain, as now they do, in the Hands of the Commissioners of Sewers; and he would forfeit his 400l. and the Expence he should be at in his Materials and Workmanship; and that if he did complete the Work, and the Lands were assigned to him by the Commissioners, yet, if the Owners would raise and pay him the 5,265l. in Three Years, he would make good, and pay them, the old Rents of the said Lands for ever:
That, by an Ordinance and Decree made by the Commissioners of Sewers, dated the 17th Day of October last, it is, for the more effectual Means of bearing and defraying of the Charges of making up the Breaches, and for reforming and redressing the Hurt and Damages occasioned thereby, decreed, For lack of Payment of a Scottax or Assessment charged upon the Lands, that all the Marsh-lands in the said Marsh-Grounds (other than those Lands of Sir Robert Clayton's, who submits, and is contented to, and hath paid his Assessment), containing, by Estimation, 857 Acres and an half; and the Fee-simple and Inheritance thereof; shall be vested in Edward Cresnor, John Borret and John Child, for and in Consideration of 5,145l. to them, and their Heirs for ever, for and in Satisfaction and Payment of the said Scot-tax and Assessment; the said Money to be employed with all convenient Speed, for the Purposes aforesaid.
Earl of Rochester's Estate.
Mr. Parkhurst reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for dividing and settling the Estate of the Coheirs of John late Earl of Rochester, deceased, and for discharging the Trusts thereupon; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had made an Amendment to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
Pr. last but one, L. 8, after "shall," add "discharging any read Interest or Demand of the said John Baynton, the Infant, of, in, and to, the Share or Interest hereby limited to the said Lady Anne, excepting such Leases and Copies as aforesaid, and the Sum payable to the said William Butler; nor."
King appoints to be attended.
Sir Henry Goodrick acquainted the House, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, having attended his Majesty, and humbly desired to know his Pleasure when he would be attended by this House, his Majesty had been pleased to appoint Monday next, between Three and Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at Kensington.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation of the publick Market at Blackwell-hall; and for Relief of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, in Payment of their Wages; was committed, be adjourned until Friday Morning next.
Mr. Sparks to deliver Records of the House.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he hath received Information, and taken Notice, That Mr. Christopher Sparks, formerly Secretary to Sir Edward Turner, late Speaker of this House, hath lately produced an Order of this House, establishing and confirming Fees and Allowances to the Officers of his Majesty's Customs and Subsidies in the Port of London, and Creeks belonging, signed by Wm. Goldesbrough Esquire, formerly Clerk of this House; and also Lists of Fees and Allowances due to the Officers of the Customs, in several other Ports: And that it is most probable Mr. Sparks hath in his Hands other Orders, Lists, Books, and Papers; being the Records, Books, Papers, and Proceedings, of this House.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Sparks do forthwith attend Mr. Speaker; and do produce, and deliver to him, all such Orders, Lists of Fees, Records, Books, and Papers, and other Proceedings, of this House, as he hath in his Custody; to the end the same may be preserved amongst the Records of this House:
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.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported, That a Member of the House had acquainted the Committee, That he had something to move the House in: And that thereupon he was directed to leave the Chair of the Committee; and move the House, That the Committee may have Leave to sit again.
Mr. Hopkins acquainted the House, That the Members appointed having been at the Lords, to inspect their Journals, in relation to the Procession at the Queen's Funeral, the Lords were sitting, and could not send a Clerk out with their Books; and that it was said, the Lords would adjourn till Thursday:
Lords desired to sit on Monday.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House do immediately resolved itself into 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.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the Committee, That, they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and that, by reason of a Motion made for him to leave the Chair of the Committee, he had so done; and was directed to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Answer from Lords.
Die Lunæ , 25 Febr. 1694.
The Duke of Norfolk, Earl-Marshal of England, laying before this House a Scheme of the Proceeding to the Funeral of her Majesty Queen Mary the IId; It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That Four Officers of Arms shall go before this House in the Procession at the Queen's Funeral.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Sup ply, to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, 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.