House of Commons Journal Volume 11
30 March 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 30 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 144-145. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39009 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Veneris, 30 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Cavendish's Estate.

ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for increasing the present Maintenance of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, and for providing a Jointure for such Woman as he shall marry during the Life of his Father, the Earl of Devonshire; was committed; be made upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Lord Stawell's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased, was read the Third time.

A Petition of Richard Cooling Esquire was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner's Name is inserted without his Knowledge, as a Trustee, in the Bill, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased; and that the Petitioner is unwilling to act therein: And praying, That his Name may be left out of the said Bill.

And thereupon his Name was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be left out of the Amendments before made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Wharton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Bill with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

A Member discharged from custody.

Ordered, That Mr. Windham, 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.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Mr. Solicitor-General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for granting to their Majesties a Quarterly Poll: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Robinson have Leave to go into the Country for Five Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Gott have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health, being sick of an Ague.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Winchcombe have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

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

Registring Fishermen for the Navy.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for registering Fishermen, in order to the furnishing their Majesties Fleet with Seamen, . . . . be taken into Consideration upon this Day Fortnight.

Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.

An ingrossed Bill for disabling the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, to send Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the future, was read the Third time.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made, by leaving out "Rumsey;"

The Question was put, That Rumsey do stand in the Bill:

And it was resolved in the Affirmative.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the next Election should be at Basingstoke.

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

Then the Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Smith:
Colonel Lee
105.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Harcourt,
Mr. Colt:
113.

So it passed in the Negative.

Tonage Duties.

A Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships was, according to Order, read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

A Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, was, according to Order, read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That the said Bills be committed to the same Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do leave out the Duties upon Wines, and insert the Duties upon the Tonage of Ships in lieu and instead thereof: And that they do alter and make both the said Bills into one Bill.—

Tonage Duties.

A Petition of several Merchants trading to South Barbary, without the Streights, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is now before the House a Bill for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, and particularly 20s. per Ton, on the Guinea and African Ships: That South Barbary is in Africa; and there is already so great a Duty upon the Commodities imported from thence, that it hath almost rumed that Trade: And praying, That the Shipping to South Barbary may not pay more than the Shipping to Spaine, Portugall, and the Canaries, being as near as those Parts.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bills are committed.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bills.

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