House of Commons Journal Volume 11
28 March 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 28 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 142-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39007 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 28 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Maynard's Estate.

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Rowland Gwyn do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Tower Hamlets Militia.

A Petition of several of the Freeholders in and about the Tower Hamlets was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, there is a Bill depending in this House for the better settling and regulating the Militia within the Tower Hamlets; which, if it should pass, will be very prejudicial to the said Hamlets: And praying, That they may be heard by their Counsel, before the said Bill do pass the House.

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

Preventing Export of Bullion.

Mr. Culliford reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent the Exportation of English Bullion 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 throughout; and then a Second time, one by one: And, upon the Question severally put thereupon, one of them was disagreed, and the Residue agreed, unto by the House.

A Proviso was offered to be added to the Bill, for Bullion to be exported by Licence, during the War:

And the same was once read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Pollexfen have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Sandford have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Colonel Trelawney have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Ralph Ashton have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Wine Duties, &c. [Bank of England incorporated.]

Mr. Solicitor-General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Ways and Means.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred 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, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which they had directed him to report to the House; and 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 Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a Tax, by a quarterly Poll for One Year, be granted to their Majesties.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all and every Person and Persons do pay the Sum of Twelve-pence quarterly, for One Year.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be excepted such Persons, as shall receive Alms of the Parish where they dwell, and their Children, being under the Age of Sixteen Years.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be excepted all poor Housekeepers, or Householders, who by reason of their Poverty only, are exempted from contributing to the Church and Poor; and their Children, being under the Age of Sixteen Years.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be also excepted all Children, under the Age of Sixteen Years, of all Labourers, and of all Servants in Husbandry.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be excepted also all Children, being under the Age of Sixteen Years, of such who have Four or more Children, and are not worth in Lands, Goods, and Chattels, the Sum of Fifty Pounds.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person under the Degree of a Peer, having an Estate, Real or Personal, of the Value of 300 l. or more, and under the Value of 600 l. do pay the Sum of 10 s. quarterly, for One Year.

8. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person under a Degree of a Peer, having an Estate, Real or Personal, of the Value of 600 l. and upwards, do pay the Sum of Twenty Shillings quarterly, for One Year.

9. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person, who by reason of his Estate, is charged or chargeable to the Militia, with finding of Horse, do, for every Horse he is so charged or chargeable, pay the Sum of 20 s. quarterly, for One Year, over and above what he is charged with by any other Head; and so in proportion for every Person contributing to the finding of Horse.

10. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person not contributing to the finding of a Horse to the Militia, who does keep a Coach and Horses, do pay 20 s. quarterly, for One Year, over and above what he is charged with by any other Head; except such as keep Stage or Hackney Coaches.

11. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person that keeps any Hackney or Stage Coach, or Coaches, do, for every Coach so kept, pay the Sum of 1 l. 5 s. quarterly, for One Year.

12. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Lord of Parliament, either Spiritual or Temporal, do pay the Sum of Ten Pounds quarterly, for One Year.

13. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Philizers, Attorneys, Solicitors, Clerks in Chancery, Exchequer, and other Courts in Law and Equity, Proctors, and other Officers of all Courts, Ecclesiastical and Civil, do pay Twenty Shilling quarterly, for One Year.

14. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Clergymen, Preachers, and Teachers, in any Congregation whatsoever, who having any Ecclesiastical Benefice or Contribution, or otherwise, to the Value of 80 l. per Ann. or upwards, do pay 20 s. quarterly, for One Year.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every Person who shall refuse to take the Oaths appointed by the Act, made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign; intituled, An Act for the abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and appointing other Oaths, do pay double the Sums charged by the said respective Heads.

The First Ten of the said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Eleventh Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That every Person that keeps any Hackney or Stage Coach, or Coaches, do for every Coach so kept, pay the Sum of 1 l. 5 s. quarterly, for One Year;

It passed in the Negative.

The Refidue of the said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Tonage Duties.

Mr. Solicitor-General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for disabling the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the future, be read the Third . . . . upon Friday Morning next.

St. John of Wapping Parish.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Endowment of a Chapel at Wapping; and making of it Parochial, and distinct from the Parish of Whitechapel; was committed; be made Tomorrow Morning.

Ordered, That Sir John Thompson, a Member of this House, be heard by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House, to the said Bill, if he shall think fit.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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