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House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 22 January 1697

Pages 668-670

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, 22 die Januarii ;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Stockley's Estate.

SIR Robert Cotton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable Mary Stockley, an Infant, to sell Lands in the County of Chester, to pay the Debts of Jeffry Stockley, her Father, deceased, was committed, That they had considered the same; and 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.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Poor Laws.

Ordered, That Mr. Farrer, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Hoare, Sir John Woolstenholm, Sir Jos. Herne, Sir John Elwill, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Arnold, Colonel Gibson, Mr. Staines, Mr. Mawdit, Colonel Perry, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Foley, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to inspect the Laws relating to the Poor; and to bring in a Bill for Explaining, and better Execution, thereof; and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor.

Irish Arrears.

Ordered, That Sir Cha. Carterett, Mr. Mawditt, Mr. Lambton, Mr. Berty, Mr. Mounstevens, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Hoare, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of John Hakewell, and other Troopers, is referred.

Coinage, &c.

Ordered, That Sir John Austin, Sir Francis Masham, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Thompson, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to examine what Dyes have been got out of the Tower; and by what Means; and to inquire into any Miscarriages of the Patent-Officers of the Mint.

Privilege—a Person in custody petitions for Discharge.

A Petition of John Rye, of London, Merchant, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was presented to the House, and read; whereby he acknowledged his Offence; and begged Pardon for the same: And prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said John Rye be brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning, in order to his Discharge.

Hanham's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Holme, alias East-Holme, and Swannage, in the County of Dorset, Part of the Estate of Sir John Hanham Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage thereupon, and upon the Residue of the said Sir John Hanham's Estate; and for Payment of his other Debts; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Prisons and pretended privileged Places.

Ordered, That all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for preventing the Abuses of Prisons, and tended privileged Places, is committed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Major Morgan have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Griffith's Estate.

Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Sale of the Estate of Francis Griffith, late of London, Scrivener, deceased, for Payment and Satisfaction of his Debts, was committed, That they had considered the same, and the Petitions to them referred; and had made some 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 once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, That the same shall not prejudice the Right that Mr. Phillipps hath to any Part of the Premises:

And the same was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be mad Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Sampson's Petition.

A Petition of one Thomas Sampson was presented to the House, and read; and withdrawn.

Registering Sales of Ships.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Registering Bills of Sales of Ships;

It passed in the Negative.

Return of Juries.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, That the Sheriffs may, till Michaelmas next, make Returns of Juries, as they did before the Act, made the last Sessions for the Ease of Jurors; and to enforce Clerks of the Peace to make their Returns for the future, pursuant to that Act: And that Sir St. Andrew St. John, and Mr. Christopher Mountague, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Prisons and pretended privileged Places.

A Petition of Martha Johnson, Relict and Executrix of Henry Johnson, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner hath obtained a Decree in Chancery for 1,170 l. with Interest, to be paid at a certain time, or else the Petitioner was to be put into the Possession of several Houses belonging to the Fleet Prison; of which the Petitioner hath received but 250 l.: That there is a Bill, depending in the House for preventing the Abuses of Prisons, and pretended privileged Places: And praying, That a Clause may be inserted in the said Bill, for saying the Petitioner's Right in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

The House resumed the adjourned Debate, of Yesterday, upon the Clause, offered to the Bill for granting an Aid to his Majesty, as well by a Land-Tax, as by several Subsidies, and other Duties, payable for One Year:

And the Clause was read a Second time; and the Blanks filled up; and amended; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause being offered, to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, for appropriating a certain Sum of Money, first arising by the Monthly Tax, for Payment of Soldiers Quarters.

And the same was twice read, and the Blanks filled up; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

And another Clause being offered, relating to Trustees for Infants, and Persons beyond Sea;

The same was once read:

And a Debate . . . . . . thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Meredeth:

Mr. Speaker,

Ashton's Marriage Settlement.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet to supply an Omission of a Limitation intended in his Marriage-Settlement, for the Benefit of his Issue Male: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And also,

Neve's Estate.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling Oliver Neve, of Great Witchingham, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, to sell Two Houses in London; and for vesting other Lands in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, on this Day Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply, to be granted to his Majesty, for making good the Deficiency of the Provision for Payment of the Interest of the Transport-Debt, for the Reducing of Ireland.

Supply.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, after the Consideration of the adjourned Debate, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the making good the Deficiency of Parliamentary Funds; and to consider further of that Part of his Majesty's Speech which relates to the Credit of the Nation.

Committees.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That all Committees be adjourned;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Brotherton,
Sir Richard Sandford:
81.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Wm. Scawen,
Mr. Clark:
58.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.