House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 1 February 1697

Pages 684-685

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Lunæ, 1 die Februarii;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.


Dee Navigation.

A BILL for making navigable the River Dee, in the County of Chester, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Milson's Estate.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for vesting certain Messuages, Lands and Tenements, late of Charles Milson, deceased, in Trustees, to sell, for Payment of Debts and Legacies; and to lay out the Surplus money in Lands, for the Use of Edward Milson, and his Heirs, according to the Will of the said Charles Milson: And that Mr. Brotherton do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Duke of Ormond's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for enabling James Duke of Ormond to raise Money by Sale of Woods, and making Leases for Lives, renewable for ever, for Payment of Debts, and for encouraging English Plantation in Ireland; and for Charles Lord Weston, Earl of Arran in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make Leases of his Estate in the said Kingdom; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Privilege a Person petitions for Discharge.

A Petition of Robert Markham, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for speaking false and scandalous Words of a Committee of this House, was presented to the House, and read; by which he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the same: And prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Robert Markham be brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning, in order to his being discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Returns of Juries.

Sir St. Andrew St. John, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Sheriffs to make Returns of Juries, till Michaelmas 1697, as they formerly did; and to enforce Clerks of the Peace to make their Returns of Freeholders, pursuant to the late Act for the Ease of Jurors: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Stopford's Estate.

A Bill to enable Robert Stopford Esquire, to sell Lands and Tythes in Wysall, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sloane, Mr.Molesworth, Sir Henry Colt, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Norris, Mr. Traverse, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Taylor, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Colt, Mr. Foley, Mr. Price, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Sayers, Sir Tho. Travell, Mr. Moor, Mr. Henly, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Manly, Dr. Oxenden, Mr. Watlington, Mr. Hoar, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Fra. Winington, Mr.Gery, Mr. Conyers, Sir John Phillips, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Blake: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Courts of Great Sessions in Wales.

A Bill for regulating the Courts of Great Sessions within the Dominion of Wales, and the Proceedings therein, was read a Second time.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

It passed in the Negative.

Dr. Lancaster thanked.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Doctor Lancaster, for the Sermon by him preached before this House, upon Saturday last, at St. Margarett's, Westminster; and that he be desired to print the same: And that Mr. Robert Bertie and Mr. Drake do acquaint him therewith.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Grevill have Leave to into the Country for a Month, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Roberts have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Claims on Prizes.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Petition of Eliz. Harding, and others, is referred, do sit this Afternoon and To-morrow Morning, and de die in diem.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

Mr. Speaker,

James' Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting and settling certain Estates of William James, Gentleman, in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Prohibiting India Silks, Callicoes, &c.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resumed the further Consideration of the Bill to restrain the Wearing of all wrought Silks and Bengals, imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East-India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there:

And the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Henry Hobart,
Mr. Norris:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Henry Colt,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the 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.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, for the Service of the Year 1697.

Letters of Marque.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Merchants of London, relating to Letters of Marque, was referred, be made upon Thursday Morning next.

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