Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Veneris, 10 die Januarii ;
Oaths of Supremacy in Ireland.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for altering Part of an Act, made in the Third Year of his present Majesty and the late Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths, was read the First time.
Supply Bill; Duties on Wines, &c.
A Bill for continuing several Duties, granted by former Acts, upon Wine and Vinegar, and upon Tobacco and East-India Goods, and other Merchandize, for carrying on the War against France, was read the First time.
Earl of Torrington's Grant in Bedford Level.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for confirming a Grant, under the Great Seal of England, to Arthur Earl of Torrington, by King William and Queen Mary, of several Parcels of Land, Part of the great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for the better enabling the said Earl to recover the Arrears of Rent, and mesne Profits thereof.
Wye and Lugg Navigation.
A Petition of the Town of Rosse, in the County of Hereford, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the making of the Rivers Wye and Lugg navigable will be a great Advantage to the whole County of Hereford, and particularly to the Petitioners, whose chief Advantage is by the Fishery of those Rivers; but, by the many Mills and Weirs erected thereon, contrary to Law, the Fishery is destroyed: That the Petitioners are willing to join with the rest of the County, in making Satisfaction to the several Proprietors of the Mills and Weirs; so that they be totally taken down: And praying, That the said Mills and Weirs may be taken down.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over upon Tuesday next come Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend the Service of the House, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Leave of Absence.
Returns received by Clerk of Crown.
Supply Bill; House Duty.
A Member discharged from custody.
Remedying the ill State of the Coinage.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Resolved, That this House will, immediately after the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Matter of the Petition of the Coheirs and Creditors of Sir William Basset, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for one Year, for carrying on the War against France.
Lady Eane's Estate.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason, and Misprision of Treason.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
Mr. Solicitor-General, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter upon the Petition of the Coheirs and Creditors of Sir William Basset, as it appeared to the said Committee; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
"As for my Temporal Estate; I devise all my Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Somerset and Cornwall, and all my Estate in them, to be sold, by my Executors hereafter named, or the Survivor of them, for the Payment of my Debts and Legacies: And if any Surplus shall happen, of the Monies to be raised by such Sale, my Will is, That the same shall be deemed Part of my Personal Estate, and go to my Executors."
One, an Answer of Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath, and John Hill Gentleman, to a Bill of Christopher Spark Gentleman, and others, Creditors of Sir William Basset, Complainants: Which appeared to be sworn by Sir Edward Hungerford, 4 June 1694:
Another, Answer of Sir Edward Hungerford, and John Hill Gentleman, to a Bill of Complaint of John Meredith Esquire, and Eliz. his Wife, and Edward Repington Gentleman, and Ann his Wife; which Eliz. and Ann were Sisters and Coheirs of Sir William Basset: Which Answer appeared to be sworn on 9th July 1694.
Resolved, That Sir Edward Hungerford, being, by the Will of Sir William Basset, a Trustee for Sale of his Estate, for the Benefit of his Creditors and Legatees, hath not any Privilege of this House against the said Creditors and Legatees.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of 4s. in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France.