Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Veneris, 14 die Februarii;
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
A BILL for continuing several 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; was read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Alienating Lands in Mortmain.
Leave of Absence.
Vesting Tutbury in the Crown.
A Bill for re-vesting in his Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Parks, Manors, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits, thereunto belonging; and vacating certain Letters Patents therein mentioned; was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Paget, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Cartwright, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Foley senior, Sir John Leveson, Mr. Bere, Sir Wm. Trumball, Mr. Brotherton, Lord Cavendish, Co lonel Granville, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Clerke, Mr. How, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Mar. Wivell, Mr. Thornhagh, Sir Jac. Askley, Mr. Shakerly, Mr. Moore, Mr. Sandford, Sir Mich. Biddulph, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Bagnold, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Newport, Mr. Halsey, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Sloan, Mr. Manly, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Poultney, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Monstevens, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Rowney, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Cox, Sir Wm. Coriton, Mr. Foley junior; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Stafford, Derby, Leicester, Warwick, and Nottingham: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Rupert Brown was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in the House, for re-vesting in his Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Parks, Manors, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits, thereunto belonging; and vacating certain Letters Patents therein mentioned: That the Petitioner hath not only great Sums of Money due to him, and legally secured, by and under the said Letters Patents; but also several Estates, and other Demands upon the Premises: And praying, That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Trumball acquainted the House, That their Address, That his Majesty would be pleased to issue his Royal Proclamation for the Apprehending of Roderick Mackenzee, having been presented to his Majesty, his Majesty had been pleased to give order for issuing his Proclamation accordingly.
A Petition of the Wardens of the Parish Church of St. Saviour's, in Southwark, in the County of Surrey, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Wardens of the said Parish-Church were, by Act of Parliament, made a Corporation in the 32th Hen. VIII.: That, in 1556, a select Vestry of Thirty Persons was duly constituted, and since confirmed by Order of King and Council; which Vestry hath, by successive Elections, fairly governed the Affairs of the said Parish, to the great Satisfaction of the Inhabitants: That there is a Bill, now depending in the House, for regulating select Vestries, and preventing Abuses arising thereby; which may tend to alter their said ancient Constitution: And praying, That they may be heard by Counsel, before the said Bill do pass.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the West-India Merchants, relating to the Garbling of Spices, and other Commodities, was referred, be made upon Tuesday Morning next.
A Petition of several Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Town of Derby was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That a few Maltsters and petty Chapmen in Derby, who mind more their own private Gain than the general Good of that Town, labour, in the Name of the Mayor and Burgesses, to procure an Act of Parliament for making the River Darwent, in the County of Derby, navigable; which, if obtained, will be a great Prejudice to great Part of the Inhabitants of Derby, who get a Livelihood by the Land-carriage of Commodities; and the bring . . . Corn to Derby, by this Navigation, at a cheaper Rate than the adjacent Land-owners can afford theirs, will divert many of the Farmers from that Market, to the Prejudice of the Innholders of Derby: And praying, That the House will prevent the Passing of the said Act, That the Town of Derby may not be its own Ruin.
Sir William Honywood reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for vesting certain Lands of Thomas Biggs and Elizabeth his Wife, lying in Chislet, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for their Children, was committed, That they had made some Amendments; 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 were once read throughout, and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Mr. Boyle, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enable Trustees to raise Money for making a wet Dock, and improving the Estate of the Marquis and Marchioness of Tavistock, at Rotherhith: And the same was received.
Mr. Fox, according to Order, gave the House an Account of the Matter relating to the Petition of Nathaniell Hill, and others, on behalf of themselves, and others, of the Regiment lately commanded by Brigadier Villers; who served in the Wars of Ireland:
|And it appeared,||£.||s.||d.|
|That there was then due||5,555||8||7¾|
|That, soon after, was paid||3,333||5||—|
|And that still is due||£. 2,222||3||7¾|
That, it is probable, there is due the several Sums to the Petitioners; but that he knows not, how the Monies paid have been applied by the Officers: So they must give an Account what is due to each Officer and Trooper.
Duties on Salt, &c.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, according to Order, presented to the House an Account of the Produce of the Duties upon Salt, and Tonage of Ships; and of what is owing upon the Duties of Coals and Glass.
|The net Produce of the Duties on Salt, from the 25th of March 1694, the Commencement of that Act, until Christmas 1695, according to the Account thereof kept by the Deputy Comptroller of the Excise-Account, is||106,798||11||1½|
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Account be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France.
Petition from Minhead.
Taking off Obligation to coin Guineas.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Harley, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Heveningham, Serjeant Coward, Mr. Clark, Mr. Pierpoint, Lord Coningsby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Fuller, Sir Wm. Coriton, Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Burdet, Colonel Granville, Mr. Bagnold, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Stonehouse, Sir Hen. Hobart, Sir Fra. Windham, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Price, Mr. Bere, Mr. Bohun, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Benj. Newland, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Boyle, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Travers, Mr. Elwell, Sir John Kay, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Gardner, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Sir Jacob Ashly, Mr. Moore, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Booth, Sir Sa. Barnardiston, Mr. Philipps, Mr. Henley, Mr. Colt, Mr. Newport, Mr. Hedger, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Wm. Ashurst: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And it is to be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they have Power to receive a Clause to permit the African Company to coin such Gold as they shall bring from Guinea: And also, That they have Power to receive a Clause to prevent the Importation of Guineas.
Supply Bill; Duties on Wines, &c.
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 several Duties, granted by former Acts, upon Wine and Vinegar, and upon Tobacco, and East-India Goods, and other Merchandize, imported, for carrying on the War against France.
Carts applying for Hire.
A Petition of the ancient free Carmen of the City of London was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were made a Fellowship in the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, and have ever since continued so: That, in 1681, the City of London passed an Act of Common-Council, That, to prevent Frauds of the Wood-mongers, and pestering the Streets with Carts, no Wood-monger should work any Cart for the Carriage of Fuel, but what should be Part of 420, to be licensed by the President and Governors of Christ's Hospital; which Number was adjudged sufficient for Carriage of all Goods, Merchandize, and Fuel, within the City of London, and Liberties thereof: That the Wood-mongers continuing to work such unlicensed Carts upon several Tryals at Law against them, the said Act was adjudged binding: That the City of London was prevailed upon to allow the Wood-mongers 120 Carts above the said 420; by which means, the Petitioners, who pay near 400 l. per Ann. to Christ's Hospital, are become almost destitute of Employment; to the Impoverishing of their Families; though the Wood-mongers have been convicted of defrauding the People in their Measures: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the restraining the Carts to their ancient Number; upon which, the Petitioners are willing not only to continue the Rent to the said Hospital, but also to contribute 300 l. per Annum towards the Relief of the Hospital at Greenwich.
And it is referred to Mr. Colt, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Moore, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Tredenham, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Papillon, Sir Hen. Colt, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Henley, Mr. Newport, Mr. Pocklington, Sir Godf. Copley, Colonel Gibson, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Foley, Mr. Norris, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rowl. Gwyn, Mr. Bere, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Fox, Colonel Perry, Sir Edw. Ayscough: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir Richard Onslow reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday 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.