House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 11 February 1697

Pages 701-702

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

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Jovis, 11 die Februarii;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.


Repairing Havens.

A BILL for repairing, and making decayed Havens more navigable, was read the First time.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Privilege—Persons petition for Discharge.

Anthony Morin and James Anderson, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in arresting Colonel Lutterell, a Member of House, for another Person, were, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where they, upon their Knees, received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the said Anthony Morin and James Anderson be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Coparcenary Lands.

An ingrossed Bill for the more easy obtaining Partitions of Lands in Coparcenary was read the Third time.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made, Press 1. L. 30. to leave out "or;" and, after "Tenements," to insert "or Hereditaments;"

The same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the easier obtaining Partitions of Lands in Coparcenary, joint Tenancy, and Tenancy in common.

Ordered, That Mr. Hoblyn do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Alhallows in the Wall Church.

A Petition of the Minister, Churchwardens, and other the Parishioners, of the Parish of Alhallows in the Wall, London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Church of the said Parish is very much impaired; and was much damnified by the Fire in 1666: That the Parishioners are afraid it will fall upon their Heads, Part of the Steeple lately falling, and beating in the main Roof of the Church: That the Parish is the poorest within the Walls of London; having but 9 l. per Annum Revenue, though they expend 350 l. per Ann. to maintain their Poor: And though their Church is but small, and the Charge of rebuilding it will not be great, yet they are not able to rebuild it: And praying, That some Provision may be made for rebuilding the said Church, by the Bill, now depending in the House, for completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London.

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

Whitby Harbour.

A Petition of the Owners and Masters of Ships in the Town of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill depending in the House, for repairing the Piers of the Harbour of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York, which is to lay a Duty upon Coals, and other Goods, exported from Ipswich, a great Part of the Charge will lie upon the Petitioners; which will be only an Advantage to the Town of Whitby, the County adjacent, and the Ships going into the said Harbour: And praying, That they be heard, at the Bar of the House, against the said Bill.

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

Proceedings in Courts of Equity.

Ordered, That the Bill for regulating Proceedings in Chancery, and other Courts of Equity, be read the First time upon Saturday next.

Exporting Wool.

Sir Robert Clayton, according to Order, presented to the House, from the Commissioners of the Customs, an Account of the Informations received by them, relating to the Exportation of Wool.

Ordered, That the said Account do lie upon the Table, to be persued by the Members of the House.

Preventing Exportation of Wool.

Ordered, That the Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool be read a Second time upon this Day Sevennight.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday 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.

King's Lynn Port.

Resolved, That the adjourned Debate, touching the Commitment of the Bill for the better Preservation of the Navigation of the Port of King's Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, be further adjourned until this Day Sevennight.

Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &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 granting to his Majesty several Duties on Paper, Vellom, and other Things, to encourage the Bringing in of Plate, and hammered Money, to be coined; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

The Lord Coningsby took the Chair of the Committee,

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

The Lord Coningsby reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Tuesday Morning next.

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