House of Commons Journal Volume 11
10 April 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 April 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 154-157. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39017 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Martis, 10 die Aprilis;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Building Ships.

SIR Mathew Andrewes reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for building good and desensible Ships was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report 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, agreed unto by the House.

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

Prize Claim.

A Petition of Arthur Cope, Joseph Smith, Thomas Elliot, James Smith, Thomas Burd, and Hugh Jenkins, on behalf of themselves, and others belonging to their Majesties Ship the Dover, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have faithfully served the Crown; and during the present War, the said Ship Dover hath taken several Prizes mentioned in a Schedule annexed to the Petition, amounting to a very considerable Value; which the Petitioners are wholly wronged of by their Commanders, notwithstanding an Act of Parliament to the contrary: And praying, That the House will take such Care, that the Petitioners may not be defeated by their Commanders of their proper Rights.

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

And it is referred to * * * *

Encouraging Privateers.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Encouragement of Privateers was committed, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Privilege.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the Complaint made the Fifth Instant, of the Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Henry Johnson, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do hear the Matter thereof upon Thursday next, in the Afternoon: And that they do report the same, with their opinion therein, to the House.

Halfpence and Farthings.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the several Petitions, which have been presented to the House, complaining of the Halfpence and Farthings which are now current, are referred, do meet and sit To-morrow in the Afternoon: And that the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and County of Middlesex, and Mr. Christy, be added to the said Committee.

Leave of Absence.

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

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

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

Cruisers and Convoys.

The Lord Falkland, according to Order, presented to the House a List of Ships ordered as Convoys and Cruisers, for Security of the Coasting-Trade: And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

SHIPS that were under Orders for Cruising, and for the Security of the Coasting-Trade, on the 25th of January last; viz.

Rate. Ships Names.
4 Bonadventure Cruising off Cape Clear.
5 Sherneesse
3 Monck
Berwick
Cruising to the Westward, from the Lizard.
5 Adventure
4 Greenwich
Newcastle
Cruising to the Westward from Scilly.
6 Larke Cruising between Lundy and the Holmes, in Bristol Channel.
4 Weymouth
Dartmouth
Coronation
Cruising between Zealand, Calis, and Dover, under the Command of Captain Gother, for intercepting Corn-Ships going to France.
5 Portsmouth
Smirna Merchant
Cornwall
Devonshire
Cruising between Cape D'Hogue and Bullion-Bay, to intercept Corn-Ships going to France.
5 Virgin Prize
Dolphin
Saphir
Cruising and Convoying on the Coast of Ireland, according to Order of the Lords Justices.
4 Southampton Convoy from Kinsale, Cork, and Waterford, to Plymouth.
5 Unity Convoy to the Colliery-Trade.
4 Prince of Orange Convoys between Plymouth and Bristoll.
6 Quaker Ketch
5 Prudence Convoy between the Nore and Humber.

Ships ordered for Cruisers since the 25th of January last.

Rate. Ships Names. Date of Orders. Where ordered.
4 Dartmouth 29 January 93-4. To join Captain Gother's Squadron between Zealand, Calis, and Dover.
5 Smirna Merchant
6 Albrough Ketch 30 ditto To cruise off Rye, Hastings, &c. for securing the Fishing-Vessels.
6 Goodwin Prize
Germoone Prize
February the 8th To cruise on the Coast of France, to gain Intelligence.
3 Monck February 3d To cruise in the Soundings, 50 Leagues, W.S.W. from the Lizard, for Security of the Ships expected from Virginea and Barbadoes.
4 Newcastle
Greenwich
3 Berwick
Adventure
4 Weymouth 5 ditto To join Captain Gother, cruising between Zealand, Calis, and Dover, with the Dutch Ships in their Company.
5 Portsmouth
5 England Frigate 8 ditto To cruise off Shoreham, Pemsey, and Rye, till the Gun-Vessels and others are laden; and then see them safe about the North-Foreland.
4 Ruby 12 ditto To join Rear-Admiral Mitchell, who is ordered to cruise in the Soundings.
6 Sally-rose 14 ditto To cruise off Rye, Hastings, &c. for securing the Fishing-Vessels.
5 Play Prize




20 ditto





To cruise between Zealand and Calis, to intercept Corn-Ships going to France.
4 Hampshire
Weymouth
5 Delavall
Saudadoes Prize
England Frigate
4 King-fisher
Crowne
Norwich
5 Pearle
4 Newcastle 20 ditto To join Rear-Admiral Mitchell, cruising in the Soundings.
6 Germoon Prize 24 February To cruise on the Coast of France, to gain Intelligence; according to former Orders.
Goodwyn Prize 28 ditto To cruise between Jersey and Guernsey, for gaining Intelligence.
Mariana Prize 2 March To cruise between Harwich and Yarmouth.
Maidstone 3 ditto To cruise between Dungenesse and Beachy.
Sally-rose 3 ditto To cruise between the North Foreland and Harwich.
4 Dragon 6 ditto To cruise off Jersey and Guernsey, and the other Islands thereabouts.
5 Play Prize
England Frigate
6 Grayhound 6 ditto To cruise between Dungenesse and the South-Foreland.
Rupert Prize 7 ditto To cruise between Burlington and Yarmouth.
3 Mary 7 ditto To cruise 20 or 30 Leagues W. or W.S.W. from Cape Cleare, for Security of the Merchant-Ships expected from Virginea, and other Trades.
4 Weymouth
Ruby
4 Dragon 8 ditto To join the Mary, Ruby, and Weymouth, ordered to cruise off Cape Cleare.
5 Play Prize
3 Dunkirke
Mary
10 ditto To cruise 20 or 30 Leagues West, or W.S.W. from Cape Cleare, under the Command of Captain Bridges, for Security of the Merchant Ships coming from Virginea, and the other Trades.
4 Weymouth
Ruby
Dragon
Play Prize
Adventure
Sheernesse
Captain Bridges 19 ditto To hasten to his Station off Cape Cleare, with the Ships of his Squadron that are ready, leaving Orders for the rest to follow him.
6 Goodwin Prize 20 ditto To cruise on the Coast of France, to gain Intelligence.
Greyhound 20 ditto To join the Ships cruising between Jersey and Guernsey.
5 Portsmouth 20 ditto To cruise between Jersey and Guernsey, and take under Command the Ships cruising there.
4 Ruby 21 ditto To join the Ships cruising off Cape Cleare.
Captain Bridges 22 ditto To hasten to his Station off Cape Cleare.
6 Germoon Prize 23 ditto To cruise on the Coast of France, for gaining Intelligence.
Captain Bridges 26 ditto, 94. To hasten to his Station off Cape Cleare.
6 Hind Pink 26 ditto To cruise between Harwich and Yarmouth.
Larke 26 ditto To cruise between the Islands of Scilly and the Holmes.
4 Foresight
Assistance
Archangell
2 April, 94. To cruise off Guernsey and Jersey.
3 Monck 4 ditto To join the Ships cruising off Cape Cleare.
4 Archangell
Assistance
7 ditto To hasten to the Station between Jersey and Guernsey.
Sir Geo. Rooke 9 ditto To send Three Third-Rates from the Downes to join the Ships cruising off Cape Cleare.
Ships ordered as Convoys for the Security of the Coasting-Trade, since the 25th January last.
4 Samuel and Henry 27 January, 93-4. Convoys to the Colliery Trade; and then to proceed to Leith, Berwick, Bridlington, &c. for convoying Corn-Ships, &c. from those Parts to the River.
5 Sweepstakes
4 Norwich 30 ditto Convoy to all Ships going to the Downes from the River.
5 Play Prize 6 February To convoy all Ships from Spithead to the Downes.
6 Swallow Prize 7 ditto To convoy Vessels laden with Wool, Malt, Draperies, &c. to Jersey.
4 Norwich 7 ditto To convoy all Ships from the Downes to Spithead.
Hampshire 10 ditto To convoy Ships from the Downes to Ostend.
Weymouth 10 ditto To convoy Ships from Ostend when she returns to her Station between Zealand and Calais.
5th Saudados Prize 13 February To convoy all Ships and Vessels to the Westward as far as Penzance, and back to the Downes.
6 Pearle Prize
4 King-fisher 14 ditto To convoy Ships from the Downes to Ostend.
3 Dunkirke 14 ditto To convoy Ships from Plymouth to Spithead.
5 Saudados Prize 19 ditto To put in Execution their Orders of the 13th, without Loss of Time.
6 Pearle Prize
5 Shoreham 21 ditto To convoy Ships from Shoreham, and the Parts thereabouts, to the Downes.
6 Pearle Prize 22 ditto To convoy all Corn-Ships and Vessels to the Westward as far as Penzance; and then to proceed to Dublin, with such as are bound thither.
5 Prudence 24 ditto To assist the Centurion in convoying Transport Ships to Holland.
6 Rupert Prize 23 ditto To convoy Ships from the River to the Downes.
4 Prince of Orange 28 ditto To convoy all Coasting-Vessels between Plymouth and the Holmes in Bristol Channel.
6 Quaker Ketch
5 Prudence 1 March To convoy the Vessels trading between the Nore and Humber.
Prince George 5 Ditto To convoy the Vessels bound from Yarmouth, &c. to the Maez.
6 Marianna Prize
4 New Africa 6 Ditto To convoy Forces going from Leith to Holland.
Dartmouth
Smirna Merchant
Saudadoes Prize 6 March To convoy all Ships bound to Ireland, and the Western Ports in England, as far as Penzance; and then the Pearle to proceed with those bound to Ireland; and the other Two Ships to convoy those from the Westward to the Downes.
Pearle
6 Pearle Prize
4 Greenwich 9 Ditto To join the Dartmouth in convoying the Forces from Leith to Holland.
5 Unity 10 Ditto To convoy the Ships bound from the River to Hull; and others from thence to Hamburgh.
Experiment 12 Ditto To convoy Vessels from the Nore to the Downes.
Garland 16 Ditto To convoy the Ships bound to Hamburgh.
Unity
4 New Africa 20 Ditto To convoy the Ships bound from the River to Hull; and then to join with the Greenwich at Leith.
5 Charles Galley 26 Ditto, 94 To convoy all Ships bound to Gottenburgh and Norway.
Shoreham
Scarbrough
6 Jersey,
4 Newcastle 3 April To convoy the Merchant-Ships from the Downes to Ostend.
Samuel and Hen. 3 Ditto To convoy the Colliery-trade to and from Newcastle.
5 Sweepstakes
Saphire 6 Ditto To convoy all Ships bound from Dublyn to Spithead.

Falkland,
J. Lowther, R. Rich.

And the Merchants, Petitioners Yesterday, attending, according to Order;

They were called in.

And the Petition, and the said List, were read.

And then the Petitioners withdrew.

Ordered, That the Petitioners have a Copy of the said List: And that they do attend this House again upon Thursday Morning next.

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

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors; and also the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships.

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 made a further Progress in the Matters to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, after the Consideration of the Bill for taking and stating the public Accounts is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bills.

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