House of Commons Journal Volume 11
30 November 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 30 November 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 14-15. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38909 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Jovis, 30 die Novembris;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Dawney have Leave to go into the Country for a Month; his Lady being very sick.

Axe Bridge.

A Petition of several Owners and Inhabitants of the Low and Level Lands, near the River Severne, was read; setting forth, That the said Level consists of near 40,000 Acres of rich and improveable Lands, which, for many Years past, hath been of low Rents, by reason of the Influx of the Tide, for want of a Check thereunto, by a Bridge, to be erected on the River Axe, at some convenient Place near the Parish of Breane; which, if done, would be of very great Advantage to the Petitioners, and many others: And praying the Consideration of the House; and that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the making a Bridge over the River Axe in the County of Somerset.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do report their Opinions therein to the House.

And it is referred to Colonel Berkley, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Cooke, Sir Cha. Porter, Mr. Waller, Mr. Parker, Colonel Titus, Mr. Gwyn, Capt. Dyot, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Jervois, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Christy, Sir Gero. Elwes, Mr. Fuller, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Freke, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Key, Mr. England, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Hedger; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Somerset and Dorset: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

London Orphans Fund.

A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the City of London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by the general and national Troubles, after the Reign of Car. I.; by their former Payments of great Sums, for Interest to the Orphans; by the great Fire of London; by reason of the late illegal Quo Warranto brought against them; and other great Losses; their Debts to the Orphans amount to a Sum vastly greater than they are able to pay, without the Assistance of this House: That the Petitioners have used their utmost Endeavours to raise Monies, and, from time to time, have paid the same, towards the Relief of the said Orphans; but all the Powers and Estate of the City cannot satisfy their Debts: And praying the Consideration of the House, in order to a Provision to be made for Payment of the Debts due to the Orphans of the said City.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee of the whole House.

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 said Petition.

Aulnage Duty.

A Petition of the Clothiers, Shopkeepers, and others, Traders in the Woollen Manutacture, residing in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have, for many Years last past, been grievously oppressed by the Farmers of the Duty of Aulnage: For Redress whereof, the Petitioners presented several Petitions to the last, and this present Parliament; which were referred to a Committee; and Bills have been depending in every Session of this Parliament; but none of them have had their desired Effects; and the Petitioners are still liable to the said Oppression, which is for no publick Good, but only to enrich some private Persons, out of the Labour of many Thousands of their Majesties industrious Subjects: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.

Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do report their Opinion therein to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Richard How, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Brewer, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Freke, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Palmes, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hawtry, Sir John Guise. Mr. Fuller, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Holt, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Colt, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. John How, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Foley, Mr. P. Foley, Sir John Wynn, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. England, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Cooke, Sir John Moreton, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Balsh, Mr. Christy, Mr. Waller: And they are to meet at Four a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Hackney Coaches.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating the Number of Hackney-Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and Weekly Bills of Mortality: And that Mr. Brewer do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Yorkshire Toll of Cattle.

A Bill for discharging the Payment of Toll of Cattle passing over Boroughbridge, and other Places, upon the high Road in Yorkshire, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Key, Mr. Bathurst, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Lassells, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Walpoole, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. England, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Waller, Mr. Biddulph, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Fawkes, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Richard How, Sir John Bland, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Hill, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Christy, Mr. Thornhaugh, Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Hedger, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Blowfeild; and all the Members that serve for the County of York: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Queen Dowager's Counsel, and all Persons concerned, be summoned, and heard before the Committee.

Miscarriages of the Fleet.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, enquire further into the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer.

Ordered, That the Admirals that commanded the Fleet the last Summer, do attend this House upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Ways and Means.

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

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had, according to Order, proceeded upon the State of what was raised by the Million Bill, and Bill for Review of the Quarterly Poll, and how much the same was deficient; and had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Sum of 118,506 l 5s. 10d. is wanting to complete the Sum of One Million, granted to their Majesties by an Act made in the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties of Excise upon Beer; Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages in the said Act mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards the carrying on the War against France.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Sum of 293,692 l;. 17s. 10d. is wanting to complete the Sum of 300,000£. granted to their Majesties by an Act made in the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Review of the Quarterly Poll granted to their Majesties in the last Session of this present Parliament.

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

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, that the Sum of 118,506 l. 5s. 10d. is wanting to complete the Sum of One Million, granted to their Majesties by an Act made in the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Act mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards the carrying on the War against France.

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

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Sum of 293,692 l. 17s. 10d. is wanting to complete the Sum of 300,000 l. granted to their Majesties, by an Act made in the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for the Review of the Quarterly Poll granted to their Majesties in the last Session of this present Parliament.

Sir Thomas Littleton also reported from the said Committee, That they had made some Progress in considering of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet; and that they had directed him to move the House, that they have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet.

Ordered, That the said Committee of the whole House do also consider of Ways and Means for raising the Money deficient upon the said Million Bill, and Bill for Review of the Quarterly Poll.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.