House of Commons Journal Volume 10
28 January 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 28 January 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 795-800. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29300&strquery=waits Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Sabbati, 28 die Januarii ;4° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Wroth's Estate.

A BILL to enable Sir Tho. Wroth, Baronet, to make a Jointure and Settlement upon his Marriage, and to make Provision for his Sister, notwithstanding his being under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Atwood's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Abell Atwood to sell some Lands, to pay Debts, and make Provision for younger Children, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Goodwyn's Estate.

Mr. Serjeant Blincoe, according to the Order of the Day, presented to the House a Bill to enable Thomas Goodwyn the younger to sell some Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and to make Provision for his Wife and Children. And the same was received.

Delivering Declarations to Prisoners.

Mr. Goldwell reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for delivering Declarations to Prisoners in the Country was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Salwerp Navigation.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to make the River Salwerp in the County of Worcester, and the Brooks adjoining, navigable;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas: Mr. Goldwell, 65.
Mr. Hopkins:
Tellers for the Noes: Sir Edward Hussey, 48.
Mr. Foley:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Importing Saltpetre.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre, notwithstanding the Act of Navigation.

Privilege.

Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reported from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter touching the Complaint of a Breach of Privilege against Sir William Basset, a Member of this House, by Digory Cloke, Robert Dawbin senior, and Robert Dawbin junior, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the said Sir William Basset's Estate: The which he delivered in, in Writing, at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

On the Behalf of Sir William Basset was called

William Eustace: Who said, He had been in Possession of Trewandra (which is Part of the Manor of Laurake, the Estate of Sir Wm. Basset), as Sir Wm. Basset's Tenant, for Three Years and a Quarter: That he was to hold it for Five Years, at Ten Pounds a Year: That Cloke entered upon his Possession; and, with some others, not named in the Order, and so not summoned by the Committee, came and cut some of the Corn he had sowed on the said Land; and hindered him from cutting of it. But the said Eustace saved the Corn: And that he had some Hay in a Stall there locked up; which Stall was broke open, and the Hay delivered to Digory Cloke's Cattle, by Thomas Wills, his Servant: That Cloke claimed Title to the Land; and had kept him out of Possession ever since.

Peter Noyle said, He was a Servant to Sir William Basset; and looked after certain Lands, called Philbromes (which is another Part of the Manor of Laurake): That he put a Nag into the Grounds; and, next Day, it was turned into the Lanes: And that Robert Dawbin junior, and Samuell Dawbin, came to him; and called him damned Dog; and threatened to arrest him; and presented a Gun to shoot him; and offered to beat him with a Quarterstaff: That, Three or Four Days before, Robert Dawbin junior had offered Forty Pounds to Sir William Basset's Steward for a Lease; and said, If he did not take that Money, he would have the Land nevertheless.

William Benny testified to the like Effect, as to the Force offered to Noyle, and the Forty Pounds offered . . . the Lease: And said, That old Robert Dawbin's reputed Cattle was put upon the Land; and that young Dawbin said, He took Possession for his Father.

John Hawkey testified, That young Dawbin said, He took Possession for his Father; and old Dawbin's Maid milked the Cows, and his Man looked after them.

There was no Witness produced for the Persons complained against: But they, by their Counsel, insisted,

That William Eustace, being a Tenant for Term of Years, had his Remedy at Law (if any Wrong done) against Digory Cloke, or any Person else:

That there was no positive Proof of any Act against Robin Dawbin senior.

And that, upon the whole Matter, the Committee came to these Resolutions:

1st, Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Digory Cloke, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir Wm. Basset, a Member of the House of Commons, during the time of Privilege of Parliament, is guilty of a Breach of the Privilege of the House.

2dly, Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Robert Dawbin senior has not entered upon, and taken Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir William Basset, a Member of the House of Commons, during the time of the Privileges of Parliament.

3dly, Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Robert Dawbin junior, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir William Basset a Member of the House of Commons, during the time of Privilege of Parliament, is guilty of a Breach of the Privileges of the House.

The First of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That Digory Cloke, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir William Basset, a Member of this House, during the time of Privilege of Parliament, is guilty of a Breach of . . . Privileges of this House.

The Second Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolution.

The Third Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That Robert Dawbin junior, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir William Basset, a Member of this House, during the time of Privilege of Parliament, is guilty of a Breach of the Privileges of this House.

Ordered, That Digory Cloke be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Breach of the Privileges of this House, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir Wm. Basset, a Member of this House, in the time of Privilege of Parliament.

Ordered, That Robert Dawbin junior be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Breach of the Privileges of this House, in entering upon, and taking Possession of Part of the Estate of Sir William Basset, a Member of this House, in the time of Privilege of Parliament.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Building Ships.

Mr. Boscawen, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for encouraging the building good and defensible Ships. And the same was received.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir John St. Aubin have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Lotteries.

Ordered, That the Bill for prohibiting the Use of all Lotteries, be read the Second time upon Wednesday Morning next at Ten a Clock.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do go to the several Courts in Westminster Hall, and Court of Requests; and summon the Members to attend the Service of the House.

And he went with the Mace accordingly.

And being returned;

Privilege- a Person discharged from Custody.

Edmund Bohun, Esquire, was according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where he, upon his Knees, received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the said Edm. Bohun be discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, paying his Fees.

Triennial Parliaments.

Then, according to the Order of the Day, the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments, was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be read the Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Pelham, 210.
Mr. Harley:
Tellers for the Noes, Colonel Goldwell, 132.
Mr. Dyot:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

City of London Revenues.

Then the State of the Revenues of the City of London, and of the Offices in the Disposal of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, and of the Charge of their Government, formerly presented to the House, was read; and is as followeth; viz.

A true State of all the Revenues of the City of London.

The present Reserved Rents and Quit Rents, entered in the City's Books, of their Lands and Tenements, in Fee, amount to 3,880l.: But, by various Accidents of Time, the Collections fall short, communibus Annis, 400l. £ s. d.
3,480 - -
The said City holds the Manor of Finsbury, with the Appurtenances, by an ancient Lease from the Prebendary of St. Paul's London, ending at the Year 1714: The present Reserved Rents and Quit Rents whereof amount to 350 - -
The Tolls and Duties of the City Markets are let to Farm, for divers Years yet to come, at the yearly Rent of 3,600l.: But the Farmers being outed, by Judgment at Law, of some Part of the Duties let to them, thereupon 500l. per Annum hath ever since been suspended: And that there is now no more paid to the City yearly, for the same, than 3,100 - -
The City's Laystals are leased at 400 - -
The Duties of Package, and Scavage, are let to Farm for 1,200 - -
The Duty of garbling Drugs and Spices are leased at 300 - -
The City's Four Coalmeter's Places, at 80l. per Annum, each 320 - -
The Tolls off Fleet Channel, rented at 100 - -
The City's Interest in Queen Hith Meal Market 60 - -
The Groundage of Billingsgate, farmed at 50 - -
The Sealing of Weights and Measures 10 - -
The Searching and Sealing of tanned Leather 10 - -
A small Duty of Aulnage, at 2 - -
Out of the Lands belonging to Christ's Hospital, towards Repairing of Conduit Pipes 6 13 4
Standings at Bartholomew Fair, rented for divers Years to come, at 100 - -
There is due to the City, for Money advanced towards building the Royal Exchange, 20,000l.: The Interest of which paid to the Chamber of London, at 6l. per Cent. per Annum 1,200 - -
Freemens Admittances, and Inrollments of Apprentices, being contingent; estimated, communibus Annis, at 1,000 - -
The Weighing of Wool, with the Weigh House, and Housing for Wool, let for divers Years to come, at 30 - -
£. 11,658 13 4

There are other ancient Branches of the City's Revenues, which, by reason of the late Troubles and Revolutions of Government, remain in such a State, that now no yearly Income is answered to the City from thence.

Anciently the City enjoyed all the Profits of Three Beams; viz. the King's Beam, Iron Beam, and the Steelyard Beam; and ancient Fees or Duties were answered to the City for every of them:

But the Ways and Means of recovering those Duties have been made so difficult and chargeable, by the contentious Practice of divers unfree Merchants, and by the Variation of some Opinions in Law, that the City hath made no Profit of the same for several Years: But they humbly hope, by the Aid of Parliament, their Right unto the said Duties may be recovered.

There was, in like manner, an ancient Revenue arising unto the City from the Water Bailage, both foreign and inland; the same having been granted to them by the Crown, under a Fee-farm Rent of Three hundred Pounds, payable, and duly paid to this Day, by the Sheriffs of London, into their Majesties Exchequer; but, by a Judgment, unduly obtained, as they are advised, upon a Quo Warranto brought against the City, for the said Bailage, about the same time that the illegal Quo Warranto was brought against the Being of the City, they have ever since been deprived of the said Duties of Bailage.

Yet they humbly hope to be relieved therein by the Justice of Parliament.

There were also Profits arising unto the City, very anciently, by an Office, commonly called the Outroper's Office:

But the Duties demanded for the Execution of the said Office have been, and are still, disputed by so many Merchants and others, who assume to themselves the like Powers for publick Outcry, and Sales of Goods, that no Benefit hath for many Years arisen to the City by the said Office of Outroper.

Nevertheless, as the City made their Application to this honourable House, in the last Parliament, to have their Right unto the said Office confirmed; so they humbly depend upon the Clemency and Goodness of this honourable House, to establish-the Duties of the said Offices, for the Relief of the distressed Orphans.

Reprisals out of the aforesaid Revenues.

The City pays annually, for Rents and Quit Rents, as followeth;

To the Company of Vintners, a Quit Rent, issuing out of a Tenement near Lime-street, Parcel of the Market £ s. d.
12 - -
To the Company of Grocers, for Ground in Cornhill 12 - -
To the Company of Skinners, for Ground in the Herb Market, in Grace-church-street 16 13 4
To Mrs. Margaret Jarmin, an Annuity by Contract, for Ground laid into Wool Church Market 42 6 -
For the Ground of the Laystall at Mile End 72 - -
To Doctor Triplet, by Contract, issuing out of the George Brewhouse 80 - -
To the Prebend of Finsbury, in lieu of Rent, for the Lordship of Finsbury, issuing out of the said Manor 39 13 4
To the Parishioners of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, for Ground 6 13 4
To Mary Barker, for Ground in Seacoal Lane 32 - -
To William Boothby, for Dowgate Wharf, Laystall 50 - -
To Sir Ben. Maddox, for his Interest there 37 - -
To Mr. Cuncliffe, for Puddledock, and Concerns there 100 - -
To Sir John Cropley, for Ground in Wool Church Market 30 - -
To Baliol College, for Ground in Guildhall Yard 10 6 -
To Robert Goslin, for White Fryers Laystall 90 - -
To the Conduit Mead, Quit Rent 4 - 8
To the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, a Quit Rent - 8 -
To John Smith, Gentleman, Fee Farm Rent, out of the Exchange 3 - 8
To the Lady Wentworth, for Quit Rent, to the Manor of Stepney - 6 6
To Christopher Cratford, for Ground at Dowgate 18 - -
To the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, a Quit Rent 4 13 6
A Quit Rent, for the City Barge House 10 - 8
To the Parishioners of St. Dunstan's, East, out of Leadenhall Market, Quit Rent 4 - -
To the Churchwardens of St. Margaret, Fish-street, for the Ground of the Monument 1 10 -
To the Clerk of the Bridge House, Quit Rent 1 15 4
To Mr. Chamberlain, for overseeing the Poultry Compter Lands - 10 -
To Ralph Snow, Esquire, for Quit Rent of Roundhead, at Paddington, in lieu of a Pound of Pepper - 6 8
To the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Quit Rent 20 1 -
To Mr. Tyndall, for the Laystall at Bunhill 40 - -
£. 739 5 8

The City pays annually, Monies appointed by Act of Parliament, in lieu of Tythes, as followeth;

To the Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, for Glebe Land laid into Wool Church Market £. s. d.
18 13 4
To the Rector of St. Margaret, New Fish-street, for Glebe Land near the Monument 21 - -
To the Rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Fish-street, for Glebe Land laid into the Street, and to the Churchwardens 6 18 4
For lost Tythes, for Ground laid into Honey Lane Market 15 9 -
To the Minister of St. Andrew Hubbard, assessed on the publick Weigh-house 2 3 4
To the Rector of St. Peter's, Cornhill, out of Leadenhall 4 - -
To the Rector of St. Austin's and Faith's, out of Newgate Market 8 - -
To the Rector of St. Michael Bassishaw, for the Chamber 4 7 6
To the Rector of St. Lawrence Jury 6 18 4
Assessed on Puddle Dock Wharf, to the Minister of St. Andrew Wardrobe 1 5 -
£. 88 14 10

The City pays annually, on Account of Poors Rates,

£. s. d.
To the Poor of St. Michael Bassishaw, assessed on the Chamberlain's Office 2 - -
Poor of Lambeth, on the City's Bargehouse - 10 10
Poor of St. Faith's, assessed on Newgate Market 9 15 -
Poor of St. Lawrence Jewry, on Guildhall, and the Market at Milk-street End 8 10 8
Poor of Honey Lane, on the Market there 5 4 -
Poor of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, on the Laystall - 13 4
Poor of Alhallowes the Great, assessed on Brown's Wharf 1 6 -
Poor of Hackny, Bishop of Litchfield, and Coventrye's Gift 10 - -
Poor of Hampsted, out of the Interest of Money deposited 7 6 -
Poor of St. Sepulchre's, out of the Interest of Money deposited 15 - -
Poor of Ilford, out of the Interest of Money deposited 3 - -
Doctor Spurstow's Alms-houses in Hackney 2 10 -
£. 65 15 10

And the City pays, for Legacies given by their Benefactors, as followeth;

£. s. d.
Lady Bernardiston, for Sermons to condemned Prisoners 6 - -
Mr. Symcotts, for Bread to poor Prisoners in London and Southwark 13 10 -
Mr. Cursons, to poor Widows, in Waistcoats, Shoes and Stockings 5 - -
Mr. William Middleton, to poor Prisoners 9 7 6
Mr. Robert Smith, to Market Harborough 46 13 4
Sir John Rainwell's Bequest 30 15 4
Sir Jokn Phillpott's Bequest 34 12 7
Mr. John Carpenter's Bequest 19 16 8
Mr. Coston's Bequest 42 10 -
Mr. Winter's Bequest, for poor Children of the Parish of Alhallowes Staining 25 - -
Mr. Roger's Alms-folks 24 - -
£. 257 5 5
Reprisals.
The whole Duties of Package and Scavage being, by ancient and continued Usage and Acts of Common Council, due to the Lord Mayor; and the whole being formerly estimated under 600l. per Annum; there hath been an Improvement made thereof, and are now let at 1,200l. per Annum: And in lieu of the said Moiety, due to the Lord Mayor, there hath been, by Acts of Common Council, allowed to his Lordship, yearly, instead of his Moiety, the Sum of £. s. d.
173 6 8
And, towards the Payment of the Feefarm Rent of 300l. by the Sheriffs, to the Exchequer, there is paid out of the said Duties of Package and Scavage 150 - -
And, for Wax, Herring, and Sturgeons, and a petty Toll 12 13 4
£. 1,487 1 9

The Lord Mayor, for the Time being, is Clerk of the Markets; and anciently, together with his Under Officers, received all the Profits thereof; and, the same being now improved to an annual Rent to the City, of Three thousand One hundred Pounds, as aforesaid, there is, in lieu thereof, allowed unto the Lord Mayor, and his Under Officers, for their Care about the said Markets, per Act of Common Council, out of the said Rent, the annual Sums following; viz.

£. s. d.
To the Lord Mayor for the time being 100 - -
To the Under Officers of Leadenhall Market, Honey Lane Market, and Newgate Market 468 - -
To the Under Water Bailiff, out of the said Markets 13 - -
To the Company of Parish Clerks 15 - -
For the New River Water 14 10 -
To the Treasurer at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, out of the Duty of Package and Seavage 10 - -
To the Lord Chief Justice, One Year's Exhibition for poor Prisoners in the King's Bench, and Marshalsea 2 2 -
The Three Sermons preached in the Easter Holidays, and for Money given to the Poor, and other necessary Charges 16 9 -
Bread for the Prison of Newgate, computed, communibus Annis, at 171 6 -
An Allowance for the poor Prisoners in the Two Compters 10 - -
To the Inhabitants of Dukes Place, the Charge of their Presentments 2 - -
To the Juries at Finsbury, annually, at the Court 2 - -
For One Year's Interest of 1,200l. deposited in the Chamber, to secure the Duties of Package and Scavage 72 - -
For One Year's Interest of 1,550l. deposited in the Chamber as a Security for the Rent of the Markets 93 - -
Payments and Entertainments to the Preachers of Paul's Crosse Sermons, being an ancient Charge on the City Lands given by Benefactors for that Purpose 147 - -
Taxes to the Government, Trophy Money, and Seavengers Rates, taked on all the City Lands, their Markets, Laystalls, Wharfs, Duties of Package, &c. 1,000 - -
Workmens Wages and Materials in Repairing the City's publick and other Buildings, estimated, communibus Annis, at 1,500 - -
Minister of the Poultrey Compter 30 - -
Minister of Wood-street Compter 30 - -
Minister of Ludgate 30 - -
Ordinary of Newgate 30 - -
Chaplain to the Court of Aldermen 20 - -
Clerk of Guildhall Chapel 10 - -
Rector of Dukes Place, an Endowment 13 6 8
Otters Heads brought into the Chamber, to prevent the Destruction of Fishing, at 6s. 8d. per Head, estimated, communibus Annis, at 3 - -
Total £. 5,289 15 3

The Offices in the Disposal of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the City of London.

Recorder,
Four Common Pleaders,
Comptroller of the Chamber,
Steward of Southwark,
The Remembrancer,
City Solicitor,
City Auditor,
Four Attornies of the Mayor's Court,
Clerk of the Court of Conscience,
Clerk of the Chamber,
Clerk of the Bridgehouse,
Clerk of the City Works,
Fifteen Coalmeters,
Ten Cornmeters,
Four Saltmeters,
Four Fruitmeters,
Printer,
Stationer,
Keeper of Guildhall,
Four Keepers of the Prisons;
viz. Newgate, Ludgate, and
the Two Compters,
Two Keepers of Moorfields,
Two Meal Weighers,
City Waits,
Measurer of Silk,
Two Master Weighers at
City and Bridgehouse Artificers; viz.
Carpenters,
Bricklayers,
Masons,
Plumbers,
Shootman,
Two Secondaries,
Two Clerks of the Papers,
Eight Attornies of the Sheriffs Court,
the Great Beam, Iron
Beam, and the Beam at
the Steel yard, and Two
Weighing Porters,
Two City Viewers,
Two Surveyors,
Sword-bearer
Common Hunt
Water Bailiff,
Three Serjeant Carvers,
Three Serjeants of the
Chamber,
Serjeant of the Chanel,
Two Yeomen of the
Chamber,
Two City Marshals,
Four Yeomen of the
Waterside,
Yeomen of the Chanel,
Under Water Bailiff,
Six young Men,
Yeomen of the Market, and Foreign Taker,
Two Yeomen of the Meal Market,
Two Yeomen of the Wood Wharf.
Painters,
Glaziers,
Paviours, and Porters.
Inferior Officers employed about the Works of London Bridge.
Purveyor,
Sheriffs Officers; viz.
Eight Clerk Sitters,
Two Prothonotaries,
Thirty-six Serjeants,
Thirty-six Yeomen.





The Lord Mayor's Houshold Officers.

These Officers are nominated by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the Time being, to be admitted by the Approbation of the Court of Aldermen, and hold their Places as Freeholdersquam diu se bene gesserint. By reason whereof the Disposal of such Places rarely happen to the Lord Mayor or Sheriffs; the said Officers claiming it as their Due, by Custom and antient Usage, to transfer their Places by the Permission of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs respectively, with the Consent of the Court of Aldermen.

The Charges of the Government.

Pavements and Amendments of Ways and Sewers belonging to the City, estimated, communibus annis, at £. s. d.
420 - -
To the Serjeant of the Chanel for several Services 25 - -
To Buckets, in cases of Fire, for the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the Time being 11 12 -
Ancient Fees to the Officers of the Great Seal, at presenting the Lord Mayor to the Lord Chancellor, or Keeper of the Great Seal 2 10 -
Fees paid at Westminster to the Officers in the several Courts, on the Lord Mayor's Day 5 6 -
Barge Master and Watermen, on the said Day 5 10 -
To the Clerk of the Estreats under the Green-wax, by Composition 25 - -
For the Audit Dinner 20 - -
Stationers Bills, Printers Bills, communibus annis, computed at 310 - -
The Remembrancers and Solicirs Bills, being contingent, computed, communibus annis, at 500 - -
Mr. Mann the Hall-keeper's Bills, for necessary Charges in and about Guildhall, annually computed at 300 - -
The Four Quarters Bill for Watching, in and about Guildhall 60 - -
The City's Trumpets Attendance annually 30 - -
Retaining Fees to the Attorney and Solicitor General, to be standing Counsel for the City, Eighteen Guineas, at every Christmas according to ancient Use 19 7 -
Wine to the Keeper of his Majesty's Closet, annually 30 - -
New Year's Gifts to the Four Clerks of his Majesty's Council, Two Guineas each; Under Clerks, Twenty Shillings each; Two . . . . . Council Chamber, Forty Shillings each, Porter there, One Guinea; Fueller of the Presence, Ten Shillings; Two Privy Gallery-keepers, Forty Shillings each; in all 22 3 6
To every Lord Mayor, an ancient Fee out of the Chamber 80 - -
To Mr. Recorder his Salary, Eighty Pounds; and his Deputy, Forty Pounds; in all 120 - -
To Mr. Chamberlain his Salary, Fifty Pounds; as RentorGeneral, Fifteen Pounds; Riding Charges, Seven Pounds; for gathering Blanch Appleton's Rents, One Pound Ten Shillings; Reward at the Audit, Ten Pounds 83 10 -
To Mr. Common Serjeant his Salary 40 - -
To Mr. Town Clerk for his Salary, 23l. 6s. 8d.; and for writing the Reportory, 4l. 27 6 8
To Mr. Comptroller of the Chamber his Salary, 40l.; Riding Charges, 6l.; over-seeing Ratcliffe Lands, 13s. 4d.; Reward at the Audit, 6l. 13s. 4d.; examining the Accompt, 3s. 4d. 53 10 -
To the City Auditor his Salary, 20l.; for keeping the City's Accompts in a Journal and Ledger, 30l.; and to his Clerk, annually allowed by the Auditor, 12l. 10s. 62 10 -
To the City Remembrancer his Salary 50 - -
To the City Solicitor, his Salary 26 13 4
To the eldest Pleader his Fee 3 - -
To the Three other Pleaders, 40s. each 6 - -
To the Steward of Finsbury, and his Clerk 6 3 4
To the Third Attorney in the Mayor's Court, for his keeping the Journal, his Fee 14 6 8
To the Clerk of the Chamber his Salary, 10l. 6s. 8d.: Reward at the Audit, 2l.; ingrossing Books and Accompts, 12l. 5s. 10d.; in all 24 12 6
To Mr. Chamberlain's Clerk his Salary, 10l. ingrossing Leidgers and Journals of Orphans Debts, and drawing and examining Accompts, 19l. 16s. 8d.; and annual Allowance, 9l. 6s. 8d. 39 3 4
To Mr. Swordbearer his Salary, 48l. 13s. 4d.; and a Reward at the Audit, 3l. 6s. 8d. 52 - -
To Mr. Common Hunt, for himself and Man, 95l. 13s. 4d.; and Reward at the Audit, 3l. 6s. 8d. 99 - -
To Mr. Common Cryer, for his Salary, 30l. Reward at the Audit, 2l. in all 32 - -
To Mr. Water Bailiff his Salary, 65l.; Reward of the Audit, 3l. 6s. 8d.; Inquisitions by Juries, Westward, for Conservation of the Fishing and Navigation of the River of Thames, communibus annis, 18l. 86 6 8
Inquisitions as before, about the Rivers of Thames, Medway, and Lee, Eastward, estimated, communibus annis, at 100 - -
To the eldest Serjeant, bound to constant Attendance at the Lord Mayor's, his Salary, 27l. 6s. 8d.; and for his Reward at the Audit, 2l. 29 6 8
To the Two other Serjeants, their Salary each, 23l. 6s. 8d.; and to each, for their Reward at the Audit, 2l.; in all 50 13 4
To the Three Serjeants of the Chamber of London, their Fee, each, 13l. 16s. and for their Reward at the Audit, each 6s. 8d. 42 8 -
To the Keeper of Guildhall his Salary 11l. 6s.; Reward at the Audit, 6s. 8d.; his Men sweeping Mr. Chamberlain's Offices, 3l.; and as Verger of the Chapel, 5l. 19 12 8
To the Serjeant of the Chanel 14 6 -
To the Yeoman of the Chamber his Salary, 8l. 16s.; Reward at the Audit, 1£. 9 16 -
To the Foreign Taker 3 4 -
To the Four Yeomen at the Water-side, 20l. each 80 - -
To the Yeoman of the Chanel 9 14 -
To the Under Water Bailiff 10 10 8
To the Six Young Men in the Lord Mayor's House, to each 8l. s. 4d.; in all 52 - -
To the First Yeoman of the Wood-wharf his Fee 9 4 -
To the Second Yeoman of the Wood-wharf his Fee 6 - -
To the Two Meal-weighers, each 5l. 4s. 10 8 -
To the Keeper of the City's Pesthouse 13 6 8
To the Rentor of the Lordship of Finsbury 3 6 8
To the Under Bailiff of Finsbury - 13 4
To the Bargemaster his Salary, and keeping the Barge 7 6 8
To the eldest Marshal his Salary, 100l.; keeping his Horse, 10l.; and Six Men, 109l. 10s. 219 10 -
To the Second Marshal his Salary 60 - -
To the Two Keepers of Moorfields, 10l. each 20 - -
Beadle of Bridewell, and Two Under Officers, each 20s. 3 - -
City Waits 53 6 8
Clerk of the City Works 10 - -
City Bricklayer, Carpenter, Smith, Plumber, Founder, Plasterer, Mason, Printer, each 2l. 16 - -
Keeper of the Gaol of Newgate 3 6 8
Fruitmeters 40 - -
Clerk of the Peace 3 6 8
For Cloth for Liveries to several Ministers of State, Chief Justices, and the City Attornies in the Courts at Westminster, with the Clerk and Secondary of the Crown, and others 120 12 -
To several other Officers, by ancient Usage, belonging to them from the City, for Liveries 233 2 -
Total of the Charge of the Government 3,946 11 8

The Rent of Ten Coalmeters Places, of Eighty Pounds per Annum for each of them, have, Time out of Mind, belonged to the Lord Mayor for the Time being, for the Maintenance of several Tables for above Thirty Officers, bound to constant Attendance at the Lord Mayor's House, about the Affairs of this City: And the said Rents were never paid to the Chamber, nor esteemed Part of the publick Revenue of the Body Corporate.

There are several other incident and contingent Charges, that cannot be enumerated, nor foreseen, nor estimated, under any particular Head of Expence; which nevertheless may be of mischievous Consequence, if the City should have no way to save or raise Money to defray the same.

There is continual Danger of Fire to the publick Buildings and Offices, and also of private Houses, wherein most of the City's Revenues doth consist; and Commissions may often be granted concerning the Cleansing and Conservation of the Rivers Lee and Medway, which may happen to be chargeable; and Plague may also happen, wherein some Charity out of the Chamber of London to the Poor may be extremely necessary; and the contingent Profits from Bindings, and Inrolments of Freemen and Apprentices, and other contingent Revenues; may, in a great measure, cease; besides the great Rents of the Markets, which, by express Covenants, is to cease during such Calamities.

But we, having, to the best of our Judgments given to this honourable House a just Estimate of the Charges of the Government in prosperous Times, humbly submit all the accidental Charges that may be incident, to be considered by the great Wisdom of this honourable House. Dated the 6 December 1692.

Goodfellow.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said State be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the said City, touching the Orphans, is referred.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the several Petitions of William Goodwyn, and others, and of the distressed Orphans of the said City (which were formerly presented to the House), be referred to the said Committee.

London Orphans.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of London, touching the Orphans of the said City.

And then the House adjourned till Wednesday Morning next, Eight a Clock.