House of Commons Journal Volume 10
4 February 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 4 February 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 803-805. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29304 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sabbati, 4 die Februarii ; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Wroth's Estate.

MR. Harley reported from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Sir Tho. Wroth, Baronet, to make a Jointure and Settlement upon his Marriage, and to make a Provision for his Sister, notwithstanding his being under the Age of Twenty-one Years, was committed, That they had examined and considered the Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

Pit's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pit, Esquire, and Robert Pit, Gentleman, for Payment of Debts, and to settle the rest of their Lands upon the said Mathew and Robert and the Wife of the said Robert and their Issue, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Price's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Roger Price to sell some Part of his Estate, for Payment of Portions to the Daughters of John Price, Esquire, deceased, was read the First time.

Resolved; That the Bill be read a Second time.

Ditto.

A Petition of Mary Price, Sidney Price, and Ann Price, by Simon Lloyd, Esquire, their Uncle and Guardian, was read; setting forth, That by a Bill now depending in this House for Sale of Lands in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, which were Part of the Estate of William and John Price, Esquires, deceased, the Petitioners Grandfather and Father, to whom they are Heirs at Law, the said Bill will prejudice the Petitioners Right, if it should pass; for that the said Estate was settled for valuable Considerations for raising Five thousand Pounds Portions, and Sixty Pounds per Annum, for the Maintenance of the Petitioners; and praying to be heard against the said Bill, touching their said Right.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, till the said Bill be read the Second time.

Making Sea Water fresh:

A Bill to enlarge the Term in the Patent granted to William Walcot, Esquire, for the making Sea Water fresh, clear and wholesome, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Foley, Mr. Carter, Mr. Piggot, Mr. How, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Price, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Deane, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Perry, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Littleton, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Wildman, Mr. Kynaston, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Henley, Mr. Clarke, Colonel Titus, Mr. Hedger, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Blowfield, Colonel Lee, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Row. Gwyn, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Neale, Mr. Weld, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Vincent, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Hyde, and all the Members that serve for the Cinque Ports, and all the Merchants of the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ditto.

A Petition of Robert Fitz Gerald, Esquire, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That King Charles II. did, by his Letters Patents, dated 9 June 1683, grant to the Petitioner the sole Use of the Invention of making Salt Water fresh, for the Term of Fourteen Years: And being obstructed therein by William Walcot, Esquire, on Pretence of a Patent to him granted in 1675, for the same Purpose; both Parties were (on the One-and-thirtieth of October 1683) heard by his said Majesty in Council; and Mr. Walcot's Patent was then declared void, Mr. Walcot having agreed with the Petitioners to be allowed a Sixth Part of the Profits arising by the said Invention; notwithstanding which, Mr. Walcot has brought a Bill into this House, for enlarging the Term in his Patent vacated, as aforesaid: That the Petitioners have, at their great Charge, brought the said Invention to be easy and useful, both at Land and Sea: And praying to be heard against the said Bill; and that they may have the Benefit of an Act to themselves.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Freke have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Expiring Laws.

A Bill for reviving, continuing, and explaining several Laws expired, and near expiring, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Importing Saltpetre.

Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House, a Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre, not withstanding the Act of Navigation.

And the Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Prohibiting Trade with France.

Mr. Attorney General also, according to Order, presented to the House, a Bill for the continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers.

And the same was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Privilege-a Person discharged from custody.

Richard Holt was, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where, upon his Knees, he received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker: and, according to Order, was discharged from being a Solicitor, and out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Thompson have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Mr. Wilmot have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Mr. Charles Godolphin have Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.

Ways and Means.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Wm. Foster, 91.
Sir Tho. Vernon:
Tellers for the Noes, Colonel Perry, 103.
Mr. Neale:

So it passed in the Negative.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the said Supply to be granted to their Majesties.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reported from the said Committee, That they had sat; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Triennial Parliaments.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments.

Woolen Manufactures.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for continuing Part of the Act of Parliament made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom, be read the Third time, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Private Bills.

Ordered, That no private Bill be proceeded upon after Ten a Clock.

Ordered, That the private Bills now depending be dispatched before any new Bill be proceeded in.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters, and for settling and paying of Quarters.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Richard Temple took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Richard Temple reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and had made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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