House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 3 June 1678

Pages 486-488

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 3 die Junii, 1678.


Forth's Mortgage.

A BILL for making good a Mortgage made by Alderman John Forth, deceased, and for making Provision for his Son, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Sir Phil. Harecourt, Sir Edward Harley, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Sachaverell, Alderman Bence, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Buscawen, Lord O Brien, Sir John Otway, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Dunstar, Sir John Mallet, Sir Ad. Browne, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Love, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Serjeant Gregory, Sir Eliab Harvey, Alderman Jolliffe, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Burlace, Sir Josh. Ash, Mr. Henly, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Wright, Sir Cop. Bampfeild, Sir Lewis Palmer, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Birch, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Knight, Mr. Buller, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Mallett, Sir Robert Kempe, Sir Jo. Rolles, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Foote, Sir John Norton, Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Powle, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Rich. Everard: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Mulso's Estate.

A Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands for Payment of the Debts of Tanfeild Mulso, deceased, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Mallet, Sir Lewis Palmer, Mr. Pleydwell, Sir Jon' Trelawney, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Knight, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Rob. Wright, Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Foote, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Price, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Bilson, Sir Wm. Farmer, Mr. Parkhurst, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Nich. Pelham, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Neale, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Coryton, Sir John Norton, Mr. Browne, Sir Trevor Williams, Lord O Brien, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Cotton, Sir Wm. Heywood, Sir Rob. Kemp, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Rob. Barnham, Sir Ric. Everard, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. Weld, Mr. Tulse, Mr. John Wright, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Holmes, Mr. Noell: And all that serve for the County of Northampton: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Keels, &c. carrying Coals.

A Bill for admeasuring Keels and Boats carrying Coals, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Knight, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. John Wright, Mr. Love, Sir Rob. Can, Mr. Wood, Mr. Gwyn, Serjeant Rigby, Sir George Reeves, Sir Geo. Courtop, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Ro. Wright, Mr. Jones, Mr. Weld, Sir John Hotham, Sir Ch. Musgrave, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Blacket, Sir Fr. Anderson, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir Hum. Forster, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Cheney, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Moreton, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Linfeild, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Fr. Lawley, Mr. Mainard, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Talbot, and all that serve for the County of Durham, and all that serve for the Port Towns: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

St. Martin's in the Fields Church.

A Bill for erecting of another Church in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, and making it Parochial, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Dawney, Sir Ciryll Wych, Sir Ch. Musgrave, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Knight, Mr. May, Sir John Elwes, Mr. Spry, Sir John Talbot, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Wright, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Buller, Sir John Trèvor, Mr. Everard, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Wright, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Buller, Sir John Trèvor, Mr. Man, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Osborne, Sir John Mallet, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Powle, Sir Hen. Capell, Serjeant Gregory, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Ric. Corbet, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Ch. Cotterell, Sir Ro. Berkeley, Mr. Spry, Mr. Windham, Sir Ph. Warwick, Sir Ad. Browne, Mr. Boreman, Sir Tho. Hatton, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Rob. Southwell, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Mr. Guy, Sir John Bramston, Colonel Birch, Mr. Tempest, Sir John Elwes, Mr. Price, Doctor Arris, Sir Lyonell Walden, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Spencer, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Neale, Mr. Clarke, Sir Ed. Masters, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Mr. Onslow, Sir Ro. Carr, Sir Fr. Compton, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Wm. Blacket, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Thyn, Sir Ric. How, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Ed. Harley: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And are to summon and hear the Land Owners in the said Parish, and all Parties concerned: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Arrears to Forces.

Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to examine what is due to the Forces that are to be disbanded, That the Committee had summoned the Commissary and Paymaster of the Army: And that Commissary Baines informed the Committee, That there were Sixteen Regiments of Foot ordered to be newly raised since 29 Septembris last; of which Two were to consist of Two thousand Men apiece, one of Six hundred, and the rest of the Regiments of One thousand Men apiece.

That Three thousand of these Men were to be brought hither out of France, which are not yet come over; but the rest are all raised, as is certified, though the Muster Rolls of several of them are not yet closed.

That, besides these, there have been raised Thirty-five Companies of Foot, whereof Two are sent to Jamaica, and Eight Companies of Grenadiers, each of them consisting of One hundred Men.

That, besides these, there have been raised Two thousand Five hundred Sixty Soldiers, for Recruits to the Four Regiments that were before in the King's Pay, and Eleven hundred Men for Recruits to several Garisons.

That there were Four Regiments of Horse ordered to be raised, of Four hundred and Eighty Men each; all which were raised, except Part of One Regiment, which were to be brought out of France, but are not yet come.

That there were Eighty Soldiers raised to recruit the Regiment formerly in the King's Pay.

That, besides these, there were raised three Troops of Grenadiers on Horseback, consisting in Eighty Men in One Troop, and Sixty in the other Two Troops.

That there was One Troop more, consisting of Sixty, raised, and sent to Guernsey and Jarsey.

That there have been Three Regiments of Dragoons raised, each consisting of Six hundred Forty Men.

That every Foot Company was capable of being mustered when they had raised Fifty Soldiers; every Troop of Horse at Twenty-five; and every Troop of Dragoons at Thirty.

That, for the raising of every Company of Foot, there was One hundred Pounds allowed by the King; for every Troop of Horse Five hundred Pounds; and for every Troop of Dragoons Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.

That the Independent Companies, and the Recruits, were began to be mustered about the Middle of January last, and were completed by the End of February.

That the new Regiments began to be mustered by the Middle of March, and were completed by the End of April.

That the whole Number of Soldiers (not including the Officers), intended to be raised, were Twenty-five thousand Five hundred and Sixty Foot, Two thousand Two hundred and Sixty Horse, One thousand Nine hundred and Twenty Dragoons.

All which have been actually raised and taken into the King's Pay, except the Three thousand Foot, and some Part of a Regiment of Horse, which were expected out of France.

That the Committee had likewise received an Account from the Paymaster of the Army, of the Charge of levying the Forces, and of cloathing them: And that the Committee had collected several Heads thereout, which he was ordered to report to the House; and is as followeth:

The Charge of levying of the Forces, and paying of them till the last Day of May inclusive, according to the Estimate given in by the Paymaster General, amounts to 194,806l. 19 s. 7 d.

The cloathing of the new-raised Foot, consisting of Twenty-three thousand One hundred Seventy-one Men, Fifty-three Shillings per Man, according to his Majesty's Warrant, 61,405l. 3s.

The cloathing of the Horse, consisting of Two thousand and Thirty Men, at Nine Pounds Per Man, according to his Majesty's Warrant, 18,270l.

The cloathing of the Dragoons, consisting of Nineteen hundred and Twenty Men, at Six Pounds Ten Shillings per Man, according to his Majesty's Warrant, 12,480l.

The cloathing of the Horse Grenadiers, consisting of Two hundred Men, at Eight Pounds per Man, according to Estimate, 1,600l

The Pay of these Forces, and the Field and Staff Officers, from the last Day of May exclusive, to the last Day of June inclusive, according to the Establishment, 51,125l. 5s.

To be deducted, The Off Reckonings of the Soldiers Pay, towards the Discharge of their Cloathing; viz. Two-pence per Diem for the Foot, Six-pence per Diem for the Horse, and Two Shillings and Six-pence per Week for the Dragoons and Horse Grenadiers, till the End of May, according to the Paymaster's Estimate, amounts to 22,000l.

The Off Reckonings of the Soldiers Pay, for the Month of June, amounts to 8,451l.

The total Charge of the Army, to the last Day of June inclusive (the Off Reckonings deducted), amounts to Three hundred and Nine thousand Two hundred Thirtysix Pounds Six Shillings and Nine-pence.

That in this Account there is not included the Two Trumpeters belonging to every Troop of Horse, which were wholly furnished at the Officers Charge; as also One Pair of Kettle Drums to every Regiment of Horse: Nor likewise the Charge of the extraordinary Cloathing of the Drum Major to every Regiment, and of Two Drums to every Company of Foot, as also of the Serjeants and Corporals, for which there was only Fifty-three Shillings allowed by his Majesty's Warrant, as to every other common Soldier; nor for Two Drummers for every Company of Dragoons: Nor likewise for the Chests provided for the Surgeons of the Army, for every Regiment One: Neither is there any Thing reckoned for Contingencies: Neither is there any Consideration taken of what the Officers have expended beyond their Allowance; nor for their own Equipages, which were made by his Majesty's Command.

There is received of this upon the Poll Bill 70,800
There is more ordered upon the Poll Bill 79,200
In all 150,000

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn and Sir John Hoskins;

Dean of St. Paul's.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for encreasing the Revenue of the Dean of St. Paul's; and assuring the Estates of his Tenants in Shadwell in the County of Middlesex.

State of the Fleet.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the State of the Fleet.

A Motion being made, for a Supply to be given to his Majesty for dismissing the extraordinary Charge of the Fleet;

Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Motion.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Matters concerning the Fleet is referred, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed.


The Question being put, That the House do now adjourn;

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Colonel Birch, for the Noes, 123.
Mr. Gray,
Tellers, Colonel Tempest, for the Yeas, 157.
Mr. Progers,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.