House of Commons Journal Volume 11
15 January 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 15 January 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 204-209. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39080 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Martis, 15 die Januarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Apothecaries exempt from Parish Offices.

MR. Price reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for exempting Apothecaries from serving the Offices of Constable, Scavenger, and other Parish and Ward-Offices, was committed; and to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the City of London, was referred; That the Committee had examined and considered the said Petition accordingly; and had made several Amendments to the Bill; 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 once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That such Apothecaries as are now in any of the said Offices, shall hold the same:

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

And the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Clarke,
Sir Cha. Bloys:
139.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Colt,
Sir Tho. Littleton:
  63.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

State of the Revenue.

Mr. Guy, from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, presented to the House a State of the Revenue, from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694; with the Loans, Debts, and Charges upon the Revenue; together with an Account of the Establishment:

And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

CUSTOMS.

The Duties, by the Act of Parliament determined at Christmas now last past, commonly called the Customs; which did arise from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694; and did, at the End of every Week, remain, after Payments made thereout upon Debentures for Goods reshipt; for Corn exported; or for Discounts upon Bonds; with Allowances for damaged Goods, and Portage-Bills; were divided into Three-fourth Parts, and One-fourth Part: The Three-fourth Parts were constantly paid into the Exchequer, and there applied towards Payment of the Principal Money borrowed thereupon, with the Interest thereof; and out of the One-fourth Part the Receiver-General paid so much of the Charge of managing the Customs, as was payable by his Hands; and the Residue of the said Fourth Part was applicable to Uses of the Civil-List.

The Receipts of the said Customs in the said Year ended at Michaelmas 1694, over and above the Debentures, Discounts, and Allowances, aforesaid; and over and above the Charges of Management; did amount to 406,987 l. 16s. 6¾d.; besides the Sum of 24,282 l. 7s. 7½ d.; which was not the real Produce of the Revenue, but Money within the said Year advanced, and paid beforehand, by the Receiver, upon the said Fourth Part.

The Principal Money remaining unpaid this 14th of January 1694, upon the Register for the ¾ Customs, doth amount to 232,447 l. 15s. 9d. besides the Interest thereof.

The Principal Money borrowed, and remaining unpaid this 14th of January 1694, upon the ¼ Customs, is 15,000 l.; for which Interest is also payable.

The annual Charge, usually borne on the Revenue of Customs by Letters Patents, or Grants for Pensions, and other Yearly Payments, Part of the Civil List, doth amount, in the Whole, unto 6,783 l. 5s. 1½d.

Whereof the Particulars are contained in the annexed List marked A.

COFFEE and TEA.

The new Duties on Coffee and Tea were applicable to Uses of the Civil List; and the net Receipts thereof, in the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694, did amount to 2,153 l. 9s. 0d.; but these are expired at Christmas last, and are not regranted by the Act newly passed.

EXCISE.

The Rates of Excise granted in Fee, and those now enjoyed during his Majesty's Life, which are called the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, did, by the Receipts thereof in the Year ended at Michaelmas last, produce, in net Money, over and above the Charges of Management, the Sum of 413,053 l. 14s. 0¾d.

The Principal Money borrowed and charged by Tallies on the said Two Branches, and now remaining unsatisfied, doth amount to the Sum of 260,748 l. 11s. 11d.; and Interest is payable for the same.

Besides which Sum of 260,748 l. 11s. 11d. and Interest, the said Hereditary Branch of Excise stands charged, with an old Debt of 1,333,873 l. 14s. 7¼d. due to several Bankers, and others, or their Assigns; for which his late Majesty King Charles the 2d granted to them, and their Heirs, several Sums, making 80,032 l. 8s. 1d. per Annum, in the Nature of perpetual Interest, until they should be respectively satisfied the Principal; and the said perpetual Interest is in Arrear for Eleven Years, and Three Quarters, amounting to 940,380 l. 14s. 11d. or thereabout; and the said Two Branches of Excise, jointly or severally, do stand specially charged by particular Letters Patents or Grants for Pensions, and other yearly Payments, Part of the Civil List, with several annual Payments, amounting to 79,069 l. 15s. 2d. per Annum; whereof the Particulars are contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed, marked A.

LOW WINES.

The Duties upon the Low Wines produced, in the net Receipts thereof, for the said Year ended at Michaelmas 1694, the Sum of 13,698 l. 15s. 8¼d.; and have no Debt thereupon.

LETTER-MONEY.

The Revenue arising in the General Post-Office, in the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694, produced, over and above the Charges of Management, the Sum of 59,972 l. 14s. 9d.

The present Debt, by Tallies upon this Revenue, is 19,205 l. 9s. 2d.; and the yearly Charge, by special Grants thereupon, doth amount to the Sum of 21,200 l. per Annum, which is also Part of the Charge of the Civil List, as appears by the annexed List, marked B.

SMALL BRANCHES, and CASUALTIES.

All the Sums which have been answered in Money into the Receipt of the Exchequer, or by Tallies levied upon the small Branches, and Casualties, within the Year beforementioned, excluding the Coinage-Duty, which is appropriated to the Mint, do amount to the Sum of 77,435 l. 11s. 5¼d.

The Revenue of Wine-Licences, one of the small Branches, was granted to Sir Stephen Evance and others, for Ten Years, from Lady-day 1691; and thereupon they advanced Thirty thousand Pounds, of which there still remains unpaid 21,000 l.

State of the Revenue.

The yearly Charge on small Branches, as by the List marked B, doth amount; viz.

State of the Revenue.

£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
On the Alienation-Office for Pensions, Part of the Civil List 1,800
On the Duchy of Cornwall, for the like 5,330
On the Revenue of Wales, for the like 2,500
On First-Fruits and Tenths, for the like 12,450
On the Lotteries for the like 3,992 2 6
A. Charged by Letters Patents, or other Special Grants; viz.
On the Customs. Per Annum.
For the Consul of Algiers 600
For the Consul at Tripoly 380
For the Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office 150
For the Master of the Otter-Hounds 28
For the 2 Secretaries of State, each 1,850 l. 3,700
For the Lord Privy-Seal 365
For Amias and Juliana Hext 200
Samuel Clark 300
Geo. Tuthill 100
Corporation of Lyme 100
Chancellor of the Garter 570 5
Thomas Hyde 50
Corporation of Berwick 100
Corporation of Dartmouth 40
Charles Fairfax 100
6,783 5
On the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
For the Queen Dowager 12,209 15 2
Prince and Princess of Denmark 50,000
Duchess of Bucclugh 4,000
Duchess of Richmond 1,000
Duke of Grafton 2,000 l. and 2,000 l. 4,000
Duchess Dowager of Grafton 1,000
Duke of Southampton 3,000
Duke of Northumberland 3,000
Sir William Killegrew 500
Sam. Morland Esquire 200
Fishermen and Adventurers of Great Yarmouth 160
79,069 15 2
The Charge of the Civil List in the Year from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694, will, by Computation, be as followeth; viz.
In the Cofferer's Office, for the ordinary and extraordinary, as per his Certificate 100,485
In the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, as per Certificate of the Deputy Comptroller 37,330 8 8
In the great Wardrobe, as per Certificate 35,429 3 5
In the Office of the Robes, per Estimate 4,000
In the Office of the Works, ordinary and extraordinary 35,365 7
To the Paymaster of the Gardens, as per Certificate 8,787 5
In the Office of the Stables; to wit,
On settled Allowances                                                                £.
And for Extraordinaries, by Estimate
8,376
20,000
7
6
28,376 7 6
To Foreign Ministers on their ordinary Entertainments, and for Extraordinaries by Computation 30,676 7 7
To divers Persons on Fees and Salaries, payable at the Exchequer, over and above what paid to Officers of the Customs, Excise, Post-Office, &c. or by the Receivers thereof 54,274 3
To divers Persons on Pensions and Annuities, as by the annexed List 79,147 6 2
To the Band of Pensioners 6,000
To the late Queen 50,000
To the Queen Dowager 18,209 15 2
To the Prince and Princess of Denmark 50,000
To divers Persons, as of their Majesties Bounty, there was paid at the Exchequer 29,714 6 11¼
For SECRET SERVICES was paid as follows; viz.
£. s. d.
By Mr. Guy 37,106 7 43,606 7
By Earl of Nottingham 3,000
By Duke of Shrewsbury 1,000
By Sir John Trenchard 2,500
In the Privy-Purse, per Estimation 30,000
For Jewels and Plate, per Estimation 10,000
For CONTINGENCIES; to wit.
The Libates of the Exchequer, Printers Bills Messengers Bills of the Court, and Receipt of the Exchequer, Incidents to Commissioners of Accounts, Law-Charges, Surplusages of Accounts, Rewards for apprehending Highwaymen, Receivers Rewards, and many other Particulars, there was paid within this Year 42,680 5
694,081 1
Payments made to the Civil List in the Year ended at Michaelmas 1694. Part of which became due or incurred within the same Year: And the Residue consisted of Arrears incurred within preceding Years; viz.
Cofferer for the Houshold 99,109 4
Treasurer of the Chamber, for his Office 36,818 16
Wardrobe 15,500
Robes 7,100
Works 25,346 10
Gardons 9,661 14 8
Stables 13,800
Foreign Ministers 26,281 1 8
Fees and Salaries 83,551 5
The Queen 64,000
Queen Dowager 10,709 15 2
Prince and Princess of Denmark 47,000
Pensions and Annuities 55,566 15
Bounties 29,714 6 11¼
SECRET SERVICES.
By Hen. Guy, Esquire 37,106 7 43,606 7
By Earl of Nottingham, late Secretary 3,000
By Sir John Trenchard 2,500
By the Duke of Shrewsbury 1,000
Band of Pensioners 6,000
Jewels and Plate 5,900
Privy Purse 39,795
CONTINGENCIES; viz.
Rewards to Receivers, Law-Charges, Libates, Printing, Exchequer, Messengers Bills, Commissioners of Accounts for Incidents, Surplusages, Rewards for taking Highwaymen, and many other Particulars 42,680 5
662,141 2 11
B. A LIST of Pensions and Annuities, on the Customs. Per Annum.
Amias and Juliana Hext 200
Samuel Clark 300
Geo. Tuthill 100
Corporation of Lyme 100
Corporation of Dartmouth 40
Town of Berwick 100
Tho. Fairfax 100
Tho. Hyde, & Uxor 50 8
Chancellor of the Garter 570 5
1,560 5
On the Hereditary and Temporary EXCISE.
Duchess of Bucclugh 4,000
Duchess of Richmond 1,000
Duke of Grafton, 2,000 l. and 2,000 l. 4,000
Duchess Dowager of Grafton 1,000
Duke of Southampton 3,000
Duke of Northumberland 3,000
Sir William Killigrew 500
Sam. Morland, Esquire 200
Fishermen and Adventurers of Great Yarmouth 160
16,860

State of the Revenue.

On the POST-OFFICE REVENUE.
Per Annum. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
Earl of Rochester 4,000
Duchess of Cleveland 4,700
Duke of Leeds 3,500
Duke of Schonberg 4,000
Earl of Bath 2,500
Lord Keeper 2,000
William Dockra, to end at Midsummer 1697 500
(fn. *) 21,200
On the ALIENATION-OFFICE.
Countess of Plymouth, Part of her Jointure 1,000
Sir William Morris 300
Duke of St. Albans, Part of 2,000 l. 500
1,800
On the DUCHY of CORNWALL.
Earl of Bath, Perpetuity 3,000
Lord Keeper 2,000
Sir Peter Killigrew 300
Minister of Lestwithiel 30
5,330
On the REVENUE of WALES.
Henry D'Averquere 2,000
Duke of St. Albans, Part of 2,000 l. 500
2,500
On the 1st FRUITS and TENTHS.
Earl of Oxford 2,000
Countess of Plymouth, Part of her Jointure 2,000
Countess of Bristol 2,000
Earl of Bath 2,500
Extraordinaries of Charles Toll, for Years to come 1,000
Duke of St. Albans, Part of 2,000 l. 1,000
Sir Sam. Morland 600
Eliz. Hamilton 500
James and William Hamilton 850
12,450
On the LOTTERY RENT.
Solomon Foubert 500
Philip Howard 400
James Gray 400
Sir Gabriel Silvius 300
Lady Armstrong's Daughters 200
Charlotte Killigrew 200
Susanna Leighton 100
Jane Berkley 200
Eleanor Needham 300
Mary Fanshaw 200
Captain John Richards 200
Sir Cha. Slingsby 40
Eliz. Slingsby 20
Colonel Edmund Ogar 45 12 6
Colonel Hen. Hubank 45 12 6
Richard Sydenham, and Grace his Wife 40
Anne Duke 45 12 6
Captain John Baker 36 10
Captain Kettleby's Grandchildren 36 10
Captain John Watkinson 18 5
Anne Ashbury 20
Widow Collins 20
Mr. Ross his Three Daughters 60
Mrs. Buss 20
Edward Duke 24
Colonel Vaughan 300
Dame Martha Cary 20
Dame Petronella Cary 20
Captain James Vosper 20
Captain Griffith Standen 20
Anne Acton 20
Amy Goldsborough 20
Elizabeth Hall, Jane Bell, Margaret Pretty, each 20 l. per Annum 60
Victoria Slingsby 20
Mallet Slingsby 20
3,092 2 6
On the EXCHEQUER in General.
Duke of Norfolk 3,000
Duke of Ormond 2,500
Duchess Buckingham 1,200
Ann Golding 120
Nicholas Needham 120
Kath. Gunter 200
Earl of Darby, &c. al. for poor Ministers in the Isle of Man 100
Rachel and Francis Wyndham 400
An. Lawson 250
Wm. Levet 200
Doctor Nicholas Gibbon 100
Robert Bertie 40
Lodowick Bray 40
Jane Browning 60
Charles Dormer 120
Earl of Kinoule 1,000
Christ's Hospital 370 10
Poor of St. Martins 100
Poor of Westminster, and King Cha. Ist's Hospital there 100
Poor of St. James's 50
Poor of St. Mich. Cornhill, a Perpetuity 12 4
Poor of St. Magne's Parish, London, the like 21 4 8
Poor of St. Buttolph's, the like 7
Poor of Walbrook, the like 7 13 4
Master of Southwell School 10
Eaton College 42
Emanuel College in Cambridge 16 13 4
Reader of Civil Law there 40
Reader of Physick there 40
University of Cambridge 10
Lady Margaret Professor at Oxford 13 6 8
Reader of Physick there 40
Reader of Civil Law there 40
Dean and Chapter of Litchfeild 10
Vicar of Litchfeild 15
Dean and Chapter of Westminster, for French Ministers in the Savoy 60
Master of the Temple 37 6 8
Vicar of the Tower 6 13 4
Sir John Cotton, a Perpetuity 5 6 8
Poor of the Town of Hampton 50
Thomas Lane Esquire 500
John Rogers and Ann his Wife 100
Rachel and Frances Wyndham 400
Sir Tho. Wyndham 600
Colonel Gifford 300
Thomas Whitgrave 200
Nicholas Yates 100
12,754 18 8
The Four King's Preachers in Lancashire, out of the Rent of the dissolved Monastery of Furnes 200
Total 79,147 6 2
Ded. 500
Total of Pensions and Annuities £. 78,647 6 2 Rem.

Mr. Foley, according to Order, presented to the House, from the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, Abstracts of the Revenues of the Excise, Customs, Post-Office, and small Branches, from Michaelmas. 1693, to Michaelmas 1694.

And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Received within the said Time; viz. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
By Hereditary and Temporary Excise 438,823 19 11
More, by low Wines 13,696 15
Out of which to be deducted, £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
For Salaries of Officers 21,537 8 8
For other incident Charges 4,482 17
26,020 5 10¼
So the net Produce was 426,500 9 9
By the Post-Office 89,312 2 9
Out of which to be deducted,
For Salaries, as aforesaid, and Incidents 9,915
For Packet-Boats 19,424 7 3
29,339 8
So the net Proceed was 59,972 14 9
By Small Branches
Received net into the Exchequer 63,169 14
Total of these Three Branches 549,642 19
By Tonage and Poundage, or the old Customs 540,743 11½
Out of which to be deducted,
For Debentures 80,836 4
For Salaries, as aforesaid 43,033 8
For Incidents 9,288 10 3
133,158 3 1
So the net Produce was 407,584 17 10½
By Coffee and Tea 2,454 17 11
Deduct for Allowances and Debentures 302 1
So the net Produce was 2,152 17 10
Note, This Duty is now expired, by Coinage appropriated to the Mint, received from 1st Sept. 1693 to the 1st Sept. 1694 10,832 14 10½
Deduct for Debentures 159 18
So the net Produce was 10,672 16 2
By new Impositions on East-India Goods, Wine, Vinegar, and Tobacco 420,927
Deduct for Allowances and Debentures 19,694 10
So the net Produce was £. 401,232 1 11¾
Tho. Charges, Paul Foley, Ja. Houblon,
Tho. Pope Blount, Char. Hutchinson, Ro. Harley.
Edw. Abney,

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said State and Abstracts be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom it is referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

Sir John Bolles, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament 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; 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.

And some other Amendments were made by the House to the Bill.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made in respect of the Word "Heirs;"

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Saturday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.

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

Footnotes

* In this Place the following Article; viz. "On the 12d. per Chaldron, Sea Coals, Sir Tho. Clarges 500 l.;" is struck through in the Journal, by Order of the 18th of this Month: And the Deduction afterwards of 500 l. from the Total is upon account of this Obliteration.