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, 6 die Januarii;
A COMPLAINT being made to this House, That Jonathan Brimble, a menial Servant to Colonel Strangwayes, a Member of this House, hath been arrested by Thomas Croft Attorney, Philip Short and George Edwards Bailiffs, at the Suit of John Bush junior, and carried to, and detained in Prison, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Harley, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to vest the Estate of Mary, Eliz. Jane, Arabella, Lucy, and Anne Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon; and preserving the Overplus for their Benefit: And the same was received.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Harley, Mr. Arnold, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Hill, Mr. Nicholas, Colonel Perry, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Gilbert, Sir John Banks, Mr. Freke, Mr. Fuller, Sir William Cooper, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Cooke, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Richard Hart, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Willmott, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Clark, Mr. Smith, Mr. Price; and all the Members of the House that are Merchants, and that serve for the Sea-port Towns: And they are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Execution of Justice in Wales.
A Petition of Sarah Stevens, Widow, on the behalf of Henry and William Stevens, Infants, Sons of William Stevens, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That William the Father, being seised in Fee of an Estate in Greenwich, of about 160 l. per Annum, consisting chiefly in Houses, and only 44 l. per Ann. thereof in Land, did mortgage the same for 2,450 l.: That, since the Death of the said William the Father, the said Estate, and Equity of Redemption, is descended to the said Infants; and if the Estate be not speedily sold, and the Mortgages discharged, the Estate will be eaten up thereby, and by Reparation of the Houses; and will be of no Benefit to the said Infants: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for Sale of the said Estate, for Payment of the Mortgages thereupon; and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of the said Infants.
And it is referred to Mr. Goldwell, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Colonel Perry, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Proby, Mr. Freke, Sir Edward Abney, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Arnold, Sir Richard Hart, Mr. Price, Sir William Wogan, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Tho. Roberts; and all the Members that serve for the County of Kent: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the LandForces, for the Service of the Year 1694.
Leave of Absence.
A Copy of the Book of new Subscriptions for Seven hundred Forty-four thousand Pounds; appointed by their Majesties Royal Charter of the Eleventh of November last, to be added to the present East-India Stock: And also,
The said Petition was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, and their Predecessors, have for a long time exercised the Trade to the East-Indies, by virtue of several Charters granted unto them; which hath been carried on with great Expence and Hazard, to the Honour and Profit of this Kingdom, without Interruption, until of late Years several Interlopers have broke in upon them, to the great Damage and Discouragement of the Petitioners, and contrary to the Practice of other Nations trading to those Parts: That their Majesties did, in November last, by the Advice of their Privy-Council, upon serious Consideration, grant to the Petitioners a Charter under several Regulations, agreeable to what this House formerly proposed concerning the said Trade: And, in pursuance thereof, a Book for new Subscriptions having been laid open, for the adding of Seven hundred Forty-four thousand Pounds to the present joint Stock of the Company, the same hath had such a general Acceptation, that the whole Sum is subscribed, and paid in: And praying, That the House will countenance and support their said Trade, according to their Majesties said Charters, by such Methods as the House shall think most convenient.
A Petition of several Merchants, and others, new Subscribers to the additional Stock of the East-India Company, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That their Majesties have been pleased to grant their Charter to the said Company, under certain Regulations, to the Petitioners great Satisfaction; and thereby have appointed that 744,000 l. be added to the general joint Stock of the said Company, for the better carrying on the said Trade, and for making it more national: That the Petitioners taking notice, that this House did formerly declare, That the East-India Trade was a beneficial Trade to this Kingdom; That a Company to trade thither be established by Act of Parliament; and That the Regulations in the said Charter are consonant to the Sense of this House; have been thereby encouraged to subscribe the whole 744,000 l.: And praying, That, in order to the better Management of the said Trade for the future without Interruption, Leave may be given for bringing in a Bill for securing and establishing their Trade, according to their Charter, as shall be thought meet.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said several Petitions be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade, and for erecting a new East-India Company is referred.
New East-India Company.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Walter Young,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Mr. Papillion reported from the said Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matters to them referred; and had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade; and for erecting a new East-India Company.