Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 24 die Martii;
Great Queen-street Estate.
MR. Sloan reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Improvement of a House and Grounds in Great Queen-street, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and made several Amendments 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 were twice read; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
Pr. 1. L. 7. and 8th, Leave out "the Inheritance," and insert "Part of the Estate;" and, after "Esquire," insert "for his Life; Remainder to his First Son, and the Heirs Male of the Body of such First Son; Remainder to all and every his other Sons in Tail Male; Remainder to his Brother Francis Seymour, and his Issue, in Tail Male; Remainder to the right Heirs of Edward Earl of Conway, deceased, according to the last Will of the said Edward Earl of Conway."
Bringing Plate to be coined.
Stretton, &c. Parishes.
The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and PrinceThorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick:
Pr. 5. L. 7. After "Stretton," insert "and that the Messuage, or Tenement, with its Appurtenances, in Stretton aforesaid, now belonging to the Vicar of Woolston aforesaid, shall be the Vicarage-house for the Vicars of Stretton, for the Time being."
Elections—Irregularities of Returning Officers.
The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and for the preventing irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs, and other Officers, in the electing and returning such Members:
Ordered, That Sir Harry Hobart do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments, with an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Kay, Mr. Pagit, Serjeant Bond, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Gardner, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Hustler, Mr. Burrington, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Burdet, Sir John Bolles, Sir Godf. Copley, Sir Ro. Davers, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Norres, Sir Wm. Bowes, Mr. Montstevens, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Swift, Mr. Elson, Mr. Bohun, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Bagnold, Sir Jac. Ashly, Mr. Molesworth, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Cox, Mr. Fuller, Mr. England, Mr. Morley: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Arnold, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Yates, Sir Tho. Day, Mr. Duncomb, Mr. Hamond, be added to the Committee, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the Western Carriers and Waggoners is referred: And all that come are to have Voices.
Courts of Equity.
Ordered, That Harry Hobart, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Harry Colt, Mr. Thompson, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Foley, Mr. Molesworth, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Clark, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Tredenham, Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Arnold, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Swift, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for regulating Proceedings in Courts of Equity is committed.
Yarmouth Isle of Wight Election.
Halfpence and Farthings.
Duties on Glass, &c.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain the Clause, in the Act made the last Parliament, for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Glass Wares, Stone and Earthen Bottles, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France relating to the Lustring Company;
A Petition of the High Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, and Grand Jury, at the Assizes held at Taunton, in the County of Somerset, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That if the Bill, now depending in the House, for making the River Avon, in the Counties of Wilts, Gloucester, and Somerset, navigable, . . . . . . . the same will be a great Prejudice to the Petitioners; for that it will lessen the Number of all Sorts of Carriers, whose Cattle consume the Product of Lands; and will cause such a Glut of Corn to be brought to Bath, and thence dispersed, that it will hinder the Vent of the Petitioners Corn and Grain; which they are already very sensible of by the Glut at some Seasons of the Year brought from Bristoll on Horseback, and conveyed as far as Warminster, Chippenham, Devises, and many other Places: And praying, That they may be heard, by Counsel, before the Passing of the said Bill.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for encouraging the Linen Manufactory in Ireland, and the bringing Hemp and Flax into this Kingdom: And that Sir Robert Davers do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Papists Protestant Heirs.
Ordered, That Mr. Halsey, Sir Christ. Musgrove, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Harly, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Bickerstaff, Lord Powlet, Mr. Moore, Mr. Manley, Sir Edw. Seymour, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent Papists from disinheriting their Protestant Heirs is committed.
English East India Company.
A Petition of the Clothiers, and Woollen Manufacturers, in the County of Wilts, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in 1693, the Petitioners had large Quantities of the Woollen Manufactures lying on their Hands, by reason of the Interruption of Trade during the present War; so that they were not able to employ the many Hundred Families of poor Spinners, Weavers, and others, who were ready to starve for want of Employment; at which time, the East-India Company bought up most of the Petitioners said Commodities; and thereby gave a new Life to Trade; which has preserved the poor handicraft People from perishing: That the said Company have, every Season, bought up great Quantities of Woollen Goods; without whose Consumption the Petitioners could not have subsisted: And praying, That the East-India Company may be encouraged in their Trade.
Prohibiting India Silk, Callicoes, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for restraining the Wearing of all wrought Silks, Bengals, and dyed, printed, or stained, Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, and the Plantations belonging thereunto, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia, and the East-Indies.
English East India Company.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for settling and regulating the Trade to the East-Indies.