House of Commons Journal Volume 11
22 March 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 22 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 134-136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39002 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Jovis, 22 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Beverly's Estate.

A PETITION of Thomas Urmeston was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner understands, there is a Bill now in this House for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of Sir James Beverly in Huntingtonshire, to be sold for Payment of Debts: That the Petitioner is a Creditor of James Beverly, Grandson of the said Sir James, for 11 l. by Simple Contract: And praying, That Care may be taken for Satisfaction of his said Debt.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of George Howes was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That James Beverly, Grandson of Sir James Beverly, is indebted to the Petitioner 29 l. 18s. on Simple Contract: That there is a Bill now depending in this House for vesting the Estate of the said Sir James Beverly in Trustees, to be sold: And praying, That the Petitioner's said Debt may be secured, as the other Creditors are.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of John Henly was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Thom. Beverly, Son and Heir of Sir James Beverly, is indebted to the Petitioner 27 l. 16s. 4d.; and James Beverly, Son of the said Tho. lately deceased, is indebted upon Bond 127 l.; and 40 l. more upon Simple Contract: That there is now depending in this House a Bill for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of the said Sir James Beverly, to be sold; whereby no Provision is made for Payment of the Petitioner's said Debt: And praying, That the House will take such Care as that the Petitioner may be satisfied.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of James Harding was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is informed, there is a Bill now depending in this House for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of Sir James Beverly, to be sold for Payment of Debts: That James Beverly, Grandson of the said Sir James, is indebted to the Petitioner 29 l. 17s. on Simple Contract: And praying, That such Provision may be made by the said Bill, as the Petitioner may be paid his said Debt.

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

Stevens' Estate.

The House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Estate of William Stevens, deceased, for the Payment of the Mortgage thereupon; and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of his Sons, who are Infants:

And the same were twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

Pr. 1. L. 28. for "Barker," read "Baker."

Pr. 2. L. 4. for "Barker," read "Baker."

Ordered, That Colonel Perry do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Tower Hamlets Militia.

A Bill for the better settling and regulating the Militia in the Tower Hamlets was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Lutterell, Colonel Perry, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Price, Lord Digby, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Pigot, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Cook, Sir William York, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Robert Edon, Mr. Frewen, Mr. England, Mr. Jeffryes, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Henley, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Waller, Mr. Christy, Mr. Boscawen, Colonel Titus, Mr. Brewer; and all the Members that serve for the City of London, and County of Middlesex: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, and Papers.

London Orphans Fund.

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors, of the City of London, without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Registry of Deeds.

Mr. Clark reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for registering Memorials of Deeds, Feossments, Conveyances, and Wills, 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 read the First time.

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.

Ditto.

A Petition of Andrew Young, and Edmund Portington, Deputy-Clerks of the Inrollments in Chancery, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the sole Business of the Inrollment-Office in Chancery, is only for the inrrolling Conveyances of Estates; is an ancient Office, and very useful to the Subject: That if the Bill for registring Memorials of Deeds, &c. should pass into a Law, it will be a total Ruin to their said Office, and a Deprivation of the Petitioners Freehold therein: And praying, That they may be heard by their Counsel, before the Passing of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the said Report shall be taken into Consideration.

A Member discharged from Custody.

Ordered, That Colonel Strangewayes, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting himself from his Service in Parliament, be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.

The House took into Consideration 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:

And the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And some other Amendments made by the House to the Bill.

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, by inserting "Alton" into the Bill:

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, by inserting "Rumsey" into the Bill:

And the same was; upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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

Ordered, That the Bill be not read the Third time till after Twelve a Clock.

Supply.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read, and are as follow; viz.

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards 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 Ninety-four, a further Imposition, over and above the Duties already payable, be laid upon Wine.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty of Twelve Pounds per Tun be laid upon all Wines in the Hands of the Merchants or Vintners; and all that shall be imported; to be paid by the Retailer.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty of Twelve Pounds per Tun upon Wines be granted to their Majesties for the Term of Four Years and an Half, to commence from the 25th Day of March 1694.

The First Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a further Imposition, over and above the Duties already payable, be laid upon Wine;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Colonel Granville,
Mr. Scobell:
168.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Walt. Young,
Mr. Colt:
145.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Second and Third Resolutions being severally read a Second time; the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolutions; and that the said Duty upon Wine shall be in lieu of the Duties to be raised upon Soap and Leather;

The Question was put, That the Words "and that the said Duty upon Wine shall be in lieu of the Duties to be raised upon Soap and Leather," do stand Part of the Question:

And it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then, the main Question being put;

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolutions: And that the said Duty upon Wine shall be in lieu of the Duties to be raised upon Soap and Leather.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare, and bring in, the said Bill.

The House interpose to prevent a Quarrel.

The House being informed of some Words of Heat, and a Quarrel, that had been between Mr. Wharton and Mr. Scobell in the House;

Ordered, That the said Mr. Wharton and Mr. Scobell be enjoined by this House not to take Notice of any Mistake, or Quarrel, that has happened between them in the House; and that they do pursue the same no further; and be severally enjoined to stand up in their Places, and declare the same to the House.

And they were severally enjoined accordingly:

And they severally declared, That they would submit to the Order of the House.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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