House of Commons Journal Volume 11
16 April 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 16 April 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 161-163. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39022 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 16 die Aprilis;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

St. John of Wapping Parish.

THE House took into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for erecting a new Parish, to be called the Parish of St. John of Wapping, within the County of Middlesex:

And the said Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

9 Skin, L. 13. after "who," read "rightfully;" and, after "is," leave out "or;" and, after, "are," read "or ought to be."

L, 43. leave out "Reverend."

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

D'Offarrell's Nat.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Johanna D'Offarrell an Infant, and her Sister and Two Brothers, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Waller, Mr. How, Mr. Clarke, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Colt, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Foley, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Christy, Mr. Norries, Major Vincent, Mr. Fuller, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. England, Mr. Burrington, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Mannaton, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Arnold, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Bayle, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Bockland: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Encouraging Privateers.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers was read the Third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made, Pr. * L. * by leaving out the Forfeiture of the Privateer, in case of taking a Ship by Collusion:

And the Question being put, That the said Words do stand in the Bill;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the Act for prohibiting all Commerce with France shall commence on the 14th of March 1692: And that all Sentences and Decrees, which shall be made thereupon before the End of the Session, shall be good in Law:

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

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, for Pardoning of Officers of Men of War for Offences already committed; with a Blank for the Time:

And the same was twice read; and the Blank filled up with "25th Day of March 1694."

And then the Question being put, That the Clause be read the Third time.

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Colonel Lee,
Mr. Nicholas:
66.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bowyer,
Colonel Perry:
85.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, Pr. 1. L. 17, by leaving out "for the Term therein mentioned:

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

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Encouragement of Privateers.

Ordered, That Mr. Boscawen do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Conference with Lords.

Mr. Clarke reported, That he having, according to Order, been to desire a Conference with the Lords upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments to the Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes; the Lords do agree to a Conference immediately, in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Committee who drew up the Reasons to be offered at the said Conference, do manage the Conference.

And the Managers went to the Conference.

And being returned;

Mr. Clarke reported, That they had attended the Conference, and given the Lords the Reasons for disagreeing to the said Amendments; and left the Bill and Amendments with the Lords.

Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made:

And the same were twice read; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

Press 2. L. 2. leave out from "Manors," to "shall," L. 4.

L. 23. after "Sixty," add, "hath been, and."

Ordered, That Mr. Boscawen do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendmends.

Raising Militia.

An ingrossed Bill for raising the Militia of this Kingdom, for the Year 1694, although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom, for the Year 1694, although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid.

Ordered, That Sir William Cooper do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

A Message from his Majesty, by Mr. Cooling, DeputyUsher of the Black Rod:

Royal Assent to Bills.

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this Honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers immediately.

And, accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several Publick and Private Bills following; viz.

An Act for raising Money by a Poll, payable quarterly, for One Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France.

An Act for continuing the Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for Punishment of false Musters; and for the Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer.

An Act for the Exportation of Iron, Copper, and Mundick Metal.

An Act for the Importation of Saltpetre, for One Year.

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,

An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased.

An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Nathanael Brent Gentleman, deceased, to raise Money for Payment of his Debts, and Maintenance of his Children, who are Infants.

An Act for the vesting the Third Part of the Manor of Leckby, alias Letby, and other Lands, in the County of York, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling a Farm, and other Lands, in Terling and Much-Leighs, in the County of Essex, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses.

An Act for erecting a new Parish, to be called the Parish of St. John of Wapping, in the County of Middlesex.

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

The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded to take into further Consideration the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships and Vessels, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors:

And another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Corporation shall not lend above 1,200,000l. to their Majesties, and shall account, upon Oath, before the Barons of the Exchequer, or the yearly Sums borrowed and lent by the said Corporation:

And the same was read the First time.

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill; That if the Corporation shall lend to their Majesties any Sum of Money, or make any Purchase of the Crown, without the Consent of Parliament, they shall forfeit; with a Blank for the Forfeiture:

And the same was twice read; and the Blank therein fill d up by the House.

And the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Corporation may not trade in Goods or Merchandizes, otherwise than in buying or selling Bullion Gold or Silver, or dealing in Bills of Exchange, or takeing of Wares for Pawns; with a Blank for the Forfeiture:

And the same was twice read; and the Blank filled up by the House: and other Amendments made in the Clause.

And then the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That all Lustrings imported shall be marked and sealed by the Commissioners of the Customs; with several Blanks as to Forfeitures:

And the same was twice read; and the Blanks therein filled up by the House; and other Amendments were made in the Clause.

And then the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do now adjourn;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That no Fines or Amerciaments against the Corporation shall be pardoned:

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

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Brewer may, by the Lord Chief Justice's Warrant, or any other Justices of Peace, take and carry away such Beer, as he shall any-where find of the Retailers who stand indebted to him, the better to enable him to pay the Duties of Excise:

And the same was read the First time.

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, against counterfeiting Bills of Exchange:

And the same was once read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, against Stock-jobbing:

And the same was once read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty shall appoint certain Ships, as Cruisers, for the Security of the Merchant-Ships; with Blanks for the Numbers:

And the same was twice read; and the Blanks therein filled up.

And then the Clause was agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That Members of Parliament may be concerned in the Corporation to be erected by virtue of this Act:

And the same was twice read; and some Amendments were made therein by the House.

And the said Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, against Pressing of Seamen:

And the same was once read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Act shall not extend to charge any Barge carrying Sand, Lime, or Slate-Stone, from Port to Port:

And the same was twice read; and some Amendments were made therein by the House.

And the said Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, directing a Method for the measuring of the Tonage of Ships, according to the Rule printed with the Book of Rates, in 1671:

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

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Merchandize imported from Newfoundland shall be charged by the Ton, and not by the Measure of the Shipping:

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

And several Amendments were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, made by the House to the Bill.

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

Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon Paper and Parchment.

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