House of Commons Journal Volume 11
20 March 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 20 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 132-133. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39000 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Martis, 20 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

A Person reprimanded and discharged.

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

Ordered, That the said Michael Tooley be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Bury St. Edmund's Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bury St. Edmonds in the County of Suffolk, in the room of Henry Goldwell Esquire, deceased.

Maynard's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard Knight, deceased, late one of the Lords Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir John Barker, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Gwynn, Lord Sherrard, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Smith, Mr. Brockman, Lord Colchester, Sir Wm. Ellis, General Talmash, Sir John Bolles, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Sir Edward Abney, Mr. Pendarves, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Ogle, Sir William Cook, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Davenant, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Christie, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Campion, Mr. Ash, Mr. Bere, Mr. Baile, Mr. Browne, Mr. Tredenham, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Mr. Foley, Lord Bellamont, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. England, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Slater, Mr. Ryder, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Vincent, Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Isaac Rebow, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Henly, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Tayler, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Travers, Mr. May, Sir John Turner, Mr. Parkhurst, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Waller, Mr. Kirby, Lord Cutts, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Wm. Cooper, Colonel Granvill, Mr. Bedingfield, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Price, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Harley, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Machell, Mr. Lutterell; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Norfolke, Suffolke, and Bucks: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Pit:

Mr. Speaker,

Chaplin's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Estate of Susan Chaplin, and Dorothy Chaplin her Daughter, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for the said Susan and Dorothy, without any Amendments: Also,

A. Turner's Estate.

They have agreed to the Amendment, make by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees of Alice Turner Widow, and her Children, to make Sale of certain Houses and Ground in or near Lincoln'sInn-Fields, in the County of Middlesex, during the Minority of the younger Children: Also,

Mildmay's Estate.

They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to vest the Estate of Mary, Eliz. Jane, Arabella, Lucy, and Anne Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon; and preserving the Overplus, for their Benefit; with some Amendments: To which Amendments their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew

Preventing Stockjobbing.

A Petition of several Merchants, on behalf of themselves, and divers other Merchants and Tradesmen in and about the City of London, and elsewhere, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is now depending in the House for preventing Abuses in selling Interests in joint Stocks: That if the same should pass into a Law as it is now worded, it would be of dangerous Consequence; and a Means to ruin Trade: And praying, That they may be heard by their Counsel to offer their Reasons against the Passing of the said Bill.

Resolved, That the said Petition be rejected.

Preventing Export of Wool, &c.

A Petition of the Clothiers of the County of Oxon was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were lately informed, That a Bill is now in this House for preventing the Exportation of Wool, Fulling and Scouring Earth, by altering the Penalty; and for better regulating the Blackwell-hall Factors; whereby the Petitioners are obliged to sell their Cloth at Blackwellhall, and no where else; which is contrary to the Course of Trade in which the Petitioners were bred up, and which they do not understand: That they ought to be encouraged in their Trade, and have the Liberty to sell in the best way they can; and not be restrained by the said Bill: And praying, That the said Bill may be rejected; or that they may be heard against the same.

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

Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, &c.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Bill mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against France, was read the Third time.

And several Amendments were severally proposed to be made; viz.

Press 8. L. last, to leave out "the," and insert "yours."

Pr. * * after "or," to insert "that hereafter shall be granted by."

* * After "Excise," to insert "not exceeding the present Number in each Office."

Pr. 10. L. 37, to leave out "in order to export the same beyond Seas; or."

And the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made; Pr. 7. L. 28, after the Word "export," to insert "into Ireland, or:"

And the Question being put, That the House do agree to the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, touching Rock-Salt refined:

And the same was twice read, and amended by the House.

And then the same was read the Third time.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be made Part of the Bill;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Young,
Mr. Clarke:
117.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Sam. Dashwood,
Mr. Arnold:
  71.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That all Salt upon Salt shall pay for every Gallon, with a Blank:

And the same was once read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That no Salt shall be used for the Curing of Fish taken in the Narrow Seas, but such as hath paid the Duty of the Act, with a Blank for the Forfeiture:

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read;

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the Duties upon Salt in the County of Durham and Northumberland shall be paid at the Rate of Pounds Weight to every Gallon:

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read;

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, That Thomas Neall, Esquire, may be employed in the Management of the Advantages given the Contributors upon the Act:

And the same was read Three times; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Bill mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards the carrying on the War against France.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Ways and Means.

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 Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninetyfour.

Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for disabling the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to send Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the future, was committed, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.

African Company.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Royal African Company of England was referred, be taken into Consideration upon Saturday Morning next.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for reviving the Act, made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, for preventing the Exportation of Wool; and encouraging the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom; was committed; be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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