House of Lords Journal Volume 16
18 May 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 18 May 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 289-291. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13615 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 18 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

King's Answer to Address for prosecuting Duncomb, Knight and Burton.

The Earl of Bradford acquainted the House, "That he had attended His Majesty, with the Address of this House, for the prosecuting of Charles Duncomb Esquire, John Knight Esquire, and Bartholomew Burton Gentleman: To which His Majesty was pleased to return an Answer to this Effect; (videlicet,)

"That He would give immediate Orders for their Prosecution at Law."

"The Articles of Impeachment, brought Yesterday from the House of Commons, against John Goudet and others, were read, as follows:

Goudet, Barreau, Longueville, Seignoret, Baudowin, Santini, Dihearse, and Pearse, Articles of Impeachment against.

"Articles of Impeachment, exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of England, against John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowin, Nicholas Santini, and Peter Dihearse, Merchants, and John Pearse Gentleman, in Maintenance of the several Impeachments against them, for high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

"First Article. That the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowin, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, not weighing or considering the Protection and Privileges they have enjoyed under this Government, nor any Ways regarding the many good and wholesome Laws and Statutes made for encouraging the Manufactures, and preventing the Exportation of the Coin and Wool, of this Kingdom, and the holding Correspondence with France during the late War; but minding and intending, for their own private Lucre and Advantage, to render all those good and beneficial Laws of no Force or Effect; did, between the Four and Twentieth Day of August which was in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eightynine, and the Tenth Day of September which was in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety and Seven, associate, combine, and confederate, with John Dumastre, Francis Grubert, Theodore Holtaine, Boutaudon, Thomas Hatton, Peter Barraillaw, Peter Goree, Anthony Didier, Dinab Mason, Joseph Buckley, Edward Singleton, John Corbusier, William Wragg, Hart, Toms, Ripper, Arthur Goodwyn, Ferdinand Ravand, Gaspard Bedfort, Bartholomew Middy, John Gairalt, Peter Debilly, John Aurioll, Isaac Aurioll, Peter Monbrown, Mistress Parthon, John Deseine, Peter du Livier, John Pancier, Henry Collins, Smith, Philips, John Guygier, Mistress Poole, William Wade, Roger Beart, Mathew Scaulding, Francis Neave, Thomas Dewy, Maudre, and Towsey, and divers other evil-disposed Persons, to carry on a Traffic with France during the late War, thereby to exhaust the Treasure of this Nation, to lessen the Value of the native Commodities, and to destroy the Manufactures thereof, to the general Detriment of this Kingdom.

"2. That, to compass and effect these their pernicious Designs and Intentions, they the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, did, during the said War, set up and carry on a Correspondence with several Persons in France, and gave Intelligence to the Enemy of the State and Condition of this Realm.

"3. That they the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, did, during the said War, import, and cause to be imported, into this Kingdom, several great Quantities of Goods and Commodities, of the Growth, Product, and Manufacture, of France.

"4. That they the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, by the same Vessels which imported the said French Goods, did export, and cause to be exported and carried into France, great Quantities of the Wool grown in this Kingdom.

"5. That they the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, by themselves, their Agents and Consederates, did privily convey, and cause to be conveyed, from Justice, divers Criminals out of this Kingdom.

"6. Whereas a very beneficial Manufacture of Alamodes and Lustrings hath of late been set up within this Kingdom, whereby many Thousands of People were employed and maintained; for the Encouragement whereof, and preventing the fraudulent Importation of French Alamodes and Lustrings, divers good and wholesome Laws have been made, That no Person should presume to deal in Black Alamodes or Lustrings, not having the Seal or Mark on them used for Foreign Goods at the Custom-house, or the Seal and Mark used by the Lustring Company; they the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, for the more easy vending and uttering the Alamodes and Lustrings which they had so fraudulently imported from France, did make and counterfeit, and cause to be made and counterfeited, divers Seals and Marks, in Imitation of the said Seals and Marks used for Foreign Goods at the Custom-house; and did affix several of the said counterfeit Seals and Marks to divers Pieces of Alamodes and Lustrings imported from France, as aforesaid.

"All which said Crimes and Offences were contrived, committed, perpetrated, and acted, against His Majesty, His Crown and Dignity: And the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, did severally, voluntarily, and wilfully, contrive, commit, perpetrate, and act, the said Crimes and Offences, contrary to the Duty of their Allegiance, and against the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, His Crown and Dignity, and to the common Nuisance of all His Majesty's liege People, and against the Good and Welfare of the whole Kingdom, and in open Violation of, and contrary to, the known Laws and Statutes of this Realm.

"And the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, by Protestation, saving to themselves the Liberty of exhibiting at any Time hereafter any further Articles, or other Accusation or Impeachment, against the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, and every of them; and also of replying to the Answers that the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, and every of them, shall make unto the said Articles, or any of them, and of or in Proof of the Premises, or any Articles, Impeachments, or Accusations, that shall be exhibited by them, as the Cause shall, according to the Course of Parliament, require; do pray, that the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Scignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, be put to answer the said Crimes and Misdemeanors; and that such Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and Judgements, may be upon the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, and every of them, had and used, as is agreeable to Law and Justice."

After reading of which Articles, the following Order was made:

Goudet & al. to be taken into Custody of the Black Rod:

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith take into Custody the Bodies of John Goudet, David Barreau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, and Peter Dihearse, Merchants, and John Pearse Gentleman, and keep them in safe Custody until further Order; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

"To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them."

Impeachments, Method of proceeding upon.

ORDERED, That the Committee appointed the Eleventh Instant, to consider the Method of receiving Impeachments, do also consider the Manner of proceeding thereupon, To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Ayr and Calder Rivers, for making navigable, Bill:

After hearing Counsel, this Day, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke;" and Debate thereupon:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this Debate shall be adjourned to Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock.

Trinity House to report whether this Bill will be prejudicial to Navigation, particularly of The Ouse.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Master and Brethren of Trinity House do, on Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock, by some of their Members, give an Account to this House, "Whether the making the Rivers Ayr and Calder navigable, as is proposed by the Bill depending in this House, may be prejudicial to Navigation, and particularly the Navigation of the River Ouse:" And that Doctor Newton and Mr. John Hadley do then also attend.

Pitt's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm a Conveyance made by George Pitt Esquire, of the Manor of Tarram Preston, and other Lands, in the County of Dorsett, to John Pitt Gentleman, and the Heirs Males of his Body."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

D. Bolton.
D. Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Second Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Water Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne with fresh Water."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees abovenamed.

New Forest, Enclosures in, for Preservation of the Timber, Report to be made about.

Whereas this Day was appointed for the Report to be made from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the best and most convenient Way for enclosing The New Forest:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Report shall be made on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and afterwards the House shall be put into a Committee again, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton."

Officers of Excise, Bill to give Time to qualify.

Whereas Saturday next was appointed for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving Time to several Commissioners of Excise therein named, and their Officers, to qualify themselves for their Employments in the Duties on Leather:"

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Thursday the Six and Twentieth of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock; and that some of the Judges do then attend.

Sheppard versus Wright.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Dormer Sheppard and others are Appellants, and Joseph Wright and others Respondents, on Saturday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Lucy versus Bp. of St. David's.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet on Friday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers, to consider of the Petition of Robert Lucy, and the Answer of the Lord Bishop of St. David's put in thereunto; and report their Opinion to this House.

Adjourn.

Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.