Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 10 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Ease of Jurors.
MR. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Ease of Jurors, who serve at the Assizes for England and Wales, was committed, That they 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 Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingrossed.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, an Act to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire, for joining with him in selling Lands for Payment of his Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Major Vincent, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Freke, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. England, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. How, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Fr. Guibon, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Slater, Mr. Christy, Mr. Thornhaugh: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Bridger have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Preventing Export of Bullion.
Mr. Culliford, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for preventing the Exportation of English Bullion: And the same was received; and read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Shackerly, Sir John Key, Mr. Culliford, Sir Ch. Greenfield, Sir Richard Middleton, Sir Ra. Carr, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Pollexfen, Colonel Deane, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Edon, Sir Cha. Keymish, Mr. Taylor, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Jeffryes, Lord Digby, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Fuller, Sir Fr. Guibon, Major Vincent, Mr. Cook, Colonel Perry, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Bulkly, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Foley, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Lutterell; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon, Cornwall, and Principality of Wales: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
St. John, of Wapping, Parish.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hamlet or Chapelry of Wapping, in the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That about the Year 1617, the said Parish of Whitechapel, being much increased, and the Church above a Mile distant from Wapping, the Inhabitants of Wapping did erect a Chapel, which was duly consecrated, and ever since hath been maintained by voluntary Subscriptions among themselves, with an Allowance to a Minister, without one Peny Allowance from the present Rector of Whitechapel, though he hath constantly received his full Rate Tythe for Wapping, who hath had no Benefit of his Cure: That the Inhabitants of Wapping have ever chosen their own Officers, been charged by the Commissioners of the County, and assessed for King's Taxes, as if it had been a distinct Parish of itself: That, by an Increase of 1,500 new-built Houses within the Hamlet of Whitechapel, the Revenue of the said Rectory, which in 1660, was not worth above 350 l. per Ann. is now worth near 600 l. per Ann.: That, within Twenty Years last past, there hath happened, within the Hamlet of Wapping, Three dreadful Fires, which consumed to the Value of 100,000 l.; which has much impaired the Estates of divers of the principal Inhabitants: That, by reason of their said Losses and Losses by Sea, during the present Wars, being most seafaring Men, and the Increase of their Poor, they are not able to pay Rate-Tythes to the said Rector, and maintain their own Minister: And praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, for Endowment of a Church at Wapping, and making of it Parochial, and distinct from Whitechapel, under such Provisions as shall be thought reasonable.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Sir Thomas Littleton do prepare, and bring in the same.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Thurborne have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for Recovery of his Health.
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter-Sessions of the Peace: And that Sir Joseph Tredenham do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Justices of Peace in Wales.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Franklyn:
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the 34th and 35th Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices of Peace in Wales are limited to Eight in each County, without any Amendment.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Miscarriages of the Fleet.
Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, at Ten a Clock, take into their further Consideration the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer.
Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Importation of Saltpetre.
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Number of Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and weekly Bills of Mortality, be read the Second time upon this Day Fortnight.
New East-India Company.
The Order of the Day, for the House to 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, was read.
And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Walter Young,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Robert Davers,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Petition.
Ways and Means.
The House resolved 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 Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694.
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 made some further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move the House, that they may have Leave to fit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven 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 LandForces for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.