House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 5 July 1698

Pages 342-344

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.

Page 342
Page 343
Page 344

In this section

DIE Martis, 5 Julii.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterborough.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Chichester.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Somersett.
Dux Richmond.
Dux South'ton.
Dux Northumb'l'd.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Lyndsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Bergaveny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.


Report concerning the Proceedings against the Earl of Strafford, 1640, 1641:

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Journals of this House in the Years One Thousand Six Hundred Forty, and One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-one, relating to the vacating and obliterating divers Proceedings therein, pursuant to the Act for reversing the Earl of Strafford's Attainder, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Proceedings concerning his Attainder only to be vacated, and not those relative to his Impeachment.

"Upon Perusal of the Journals of this House, in relation to Proceedings upon Impeachments from the House of Commons, it appears plainly, That, by the former Orders made by this House, relating to the canceling and obliterating the Proceedings against the Earl of Strafford, according to the Act of Parliament made for the reversing of the said Earl's Attainder, it could not be intended that any other Proceedings should be obliterated than those relating specially to the said Act of Attainder: It is therefore ORDERED and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That whatsoever stands crossed upon the Journals, relating to the Proceedings of the Impeachment of the said Earl, ought not nor shall be looked on as obliterated; and that the several Orders for obliterating and vacating any Proceedings concerning the Earl of Strafford must be taken to have been intended as to what related to the Act of Attainder only."

Which Report, being read, was agreed to by the House.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That there be a Note, or Memorandum, of the abovesaid Order, entered in the Margin of the Journal, where any Proceedings relating to the Impeachment of the Earl of Strafford hath been obliterated, which do not concern the Act of Attainder.

King's Answer about applying Goudet's & al. Fines to Greenwich Hospital.

The Lord Great Chamberlain reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address made Yesterday, for applying the Fines set on John Goudet and others to the Use of Greenwich Hospital, to this Effect; (videlicet,)

"That His Majesty will comply with the Desire of the Lords therein."

Lords added to Committee for Journal.

ORDERED, That the Lords following be added to the Lords Committees appointed to examine the Journal; (videlicet,)

Comes Manchester.
Comes Rochester.
Epus. Winton. Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Guilford.

Reading's Petition rejected.

The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Petition of Nathaniell Reading was referred, "That the Committee have perused the several Orders that have been made formerly in this Matter; and are of Opinion, That the said Petition of Mr. Nathaniel Reading ought not to be received by this House."

To which the House agreed; and ORDERED, That the said Petition of Nathaniel Reading shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

King's Answer to the Address about Abuses in New Forest.

The Earl of Tankerville reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address concerning the Abuses which have been committed in The New Forest (the Lord Wharton being indisposed) to this Effect; (videlicet,)

"That His Majesty complied with their Address, and will give Order therein, as desired."

Goudet & al. to have Access of Friends, and the Liberty of the Prison.

Upon reading the Petition of John Goudet, David Barrau, Stephen Seignoret, Reney Baudowin, Nicholas Santiny, Peter Diharse, John Pearse, and John Du Maistre; praying, "That their Relations and Friends may be admitted to them at all seasonable Times; and that they may have the Liberty of the Prison:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners may have the Access of their Friends to them at all seasonable Times, and other reasonable Liberties within the Prison to which they stand committed.

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech, relating to the Money Bills to be passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty a further Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage, towards raising the Yearly Sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Service of His Majesty's Household, and other Uses therein mentioned."

"2. An Act for granting to His Majesty an Aid, by a Quarterly Poll, for One Year."

"3. An Act for increasing His Majesty's Duties upon Lustrings and Alamodes."

"4. An Act for the better and more orderly Payment of the Lottery Tickets now payable out of certain additional Duties, and of other Annuities lately payable out of the Tonnage Duties."

"5. An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the charging, collecting, and paying, the Duties upon Marriages, Births, Burials, Batchelors, and Widowers."

"6. An Act for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars, for a further Provision of Interest for the Transport Debt for reducing of Ireland."

"7. An Act for granting to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, further Duties upon stampt Vellum, Parchment, and Paper."

"8. An Act for enlarging the Time for purchasing certain Estates or Interests in several Annuities therein mentioned."

"9. An Act for taking away Half the Duties lately imposed on Glass Wares, and the Whole Duties lately laid on Stone and Earthen Wares, and Tobacco-pipes; and for granting (in Lieu thereof) new Duties upon Whale Fins and Scotch Linen."

"10. An Act for raising a Sum not exceeding Two Millions, upon a Fund for Payment of Annuities after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum; and for settling the Trade to The East Indias."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

Then the Bills following were passed; (videlicet,)

"11. An Act for the better preventing the Embezzlement of His Majesty's Stores of War; and preventing Cheats, Frauds, and Abuses, in paying Seamens Wages."

"12. An Act to stop the coining of Halfpence and Farthings, for One Year."

"13. An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."

"14. An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton."

"15. An Act for applying to the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance the Overplus of the Money and Stores which were provided for the building Seven and Twenty Ships of War."

"16. An Act for enlarging the Time for registering of Ships, pursuant to the Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade."

"17. An Act for the better encouraging of the Royal Lustring Company; and for the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Lustrings and Alamodes."

"18. An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

"19. An Act for the Explanation and better Execution of former Acts, made against Transportation of Wool, Fullers Earth, and Scouring Clay."

"20. An Act for settling and adjusting the Proportions of fine Silver and Silk, for the better making of Silver and Gold Thread; and to prevent the Abuses of the Wire-drawers."

"21. An Act for the exporting Watches, Sword Hilts, and other Manufactures of Silver."

"22. An Act to repeal the Act made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two Thirds in Number and Value do agree."

"23. An Act to settle the Trade to Africa."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"24. An Act for confirming a Lease made by the Lord Bishop of Winton, of a Parcel of Waste Ground in Alverstock, in the County of South'ton, for the erecting of Water-works there, and for improving the same."

"25. An Act for securing the Portions intended by Sir William Walter Baronet, deceased, for his Children by the Lady Mary Walter his Second Wife; and for preventing all Doubts which might arise upon the Construction of the Articles and Will therein mentioned."

"26. An Act for Relief of the Creditors of Edward Backwell Esquire, deceased."

"27. An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments, in Maydstone and elsewhere, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, for the Benefit of Diana Cecill and her Heirs."

"28. An Act to confirm a Conveyance made by George Pitt Esquire and others, of the Manor of Tarrant Preston, and other Lands, in the County of Dorset, to John Pitt Gentleman, and the Heirs Males of his Body."

"29. An Act for the better supplying the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne with fresh Water."

"30. An Act for erecting Work-houses and Houses of Correction in the Town of Kingston upon Hull, for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there."

"31. An Act for erecting Work-houses and Houses of Correction in the Town of Shaftesbury, and for the better Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there."

"32. An Act for naturalizing of Peter Garon and others."

"33. An Act for naturalizing Hillary Reneu and others."

"34. An Act, that the Ships Panther, Gloucester Frigott, Scarbrough, and Antelope (formerly taken as Prizes and condemned), may have Freedom of trading as English-built Ships."

"35. An Act for giving Leave to the Ship Maryland Merchant, of Bristoll, to arrive, and import her Lading into this Kingdom."

"36. An Act, that the Ships called Ruby Prize and Plymouth may have Freedom of trading as Englishbuilt Ships."

"37. An Act for vesting a Coperas Work, late Part of the Estate of Robert Mascall Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and other Charges thereupon."

"38. An Act for Sale of Three Houses, in Swan Alley in Coleman Street, London, late of Joseph Smith deceased, for Payment of his Debts, with which the same Houses are chargeable."

"39. An Act to enable John Jenkin Merchant to sell Part of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts."

"40. An Act to enable Humphry Walrond Gentleman to sell Part of his Estate, for the making Provision for his eldest Son and Elizabeth his Daughter (who are Lunatics), and Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his other Children."

"41. An Act to enable John Hawkes Gentleman to sell Lands in the County of Salop, for Payment of his Debts."

"42. An Act to give Leave to the Ship Sally Rose (formerly taken as a Prize) to arrive, and import her Lading, and to trade as an English-built Ship."

"43.An Act for vesting in Thomas Rogers Gentleman an absolute Estate of Inheritance, in Fee Simple, in the Manor of West Court, Mansion-house, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent; and securing to John Higgons Gentleman, Alice his Wife, and for Portions for Irene, Margaret, Mary, and Alice Cesar, Monies in Lieu of their Claims thereunto."

"44. An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases, and grant Copies, and receive the Rents and Profits, of the Estates late of Sir Edward Wyndham Baronet deceased, and Hopton Wyndham Esquire deceased, during the Minority of Sir William Wyndham Baronet, for the Intents and Purposes therein mentioned."

"45. An Act to enable Humphry Trafford Esquire to raise Four Thousand Pounds upon his Estate, for Payment of his Debts."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced severally in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was graciously pleased to speak, as follows:

King's Speech.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"I cannot take Leave of so good a Parliament, without publicly acknowledging the Sense I have of the great Things you have done for My Safety and Honour, and for the Support and Welfare of My People.

"Every One of your Sessions hath made good this Character. The happy uniting of us in an Association for our mutual Defence; the remedying the Corruption of the Coin, which had been so long growing upon the Nation; the restoring of Credit; the giving Supplies in such a Manner for carrying on the War, as did, by GOD's Blessing, produce an honourable Peace; and after that, the making such Provisions for our common Security, and towards satisfying the Debts contracted in so long a War, with as little Burden to the Kingdom as is possible; are such Things as will give a lasting Reputation to this Parliament, and will be a Subject of Emulation to those who shall come after.

"Besides all this, I think myself personally obliged to return My Thanks to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, for the Regard you have had to My Honour, by the Establishment of My Revenue.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"There is nothing I value so much as the Esteem and Love of My People: And as for their Sakes I avoided no Hazards during the War; so My whole Study and Care shall be to improve and continue to them the Advantages and Blessings of Peace.

"And I earnestly desire you all, in your several Stations to be vigilant in preserving Peace and good Order, and in a due and regular Execution of the Laws, especially those against Profaneness and Irreligion."

His Majesty, having ended His aforesaid Speech, called unto Him the Lord Chancellor, and gave him Directions what to say further.

Who, returning to his Place, pronounced these Words; (videlicet,)

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is His Majesty's Royal Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Tuesday the Second Day of August next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Second Day of August next."

18° Die Julii, 1698,

Hitherto examined by us,
J. Bridgewater.
E. Asaph.
J. Chichester.