House of Commons Journal Volume 11
4 February 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 4 February 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 220-221. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39096 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 4 die Februarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Estoft's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estoft, of Etton in the County of York, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, towards Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Gee, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Waller, Mr. Flemming, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Hen. Gough, Serjeant Blincoe, Mr. Lutterell, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Brewer, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Done, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Cocks, Mr. Christie, Mr. How, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Clark, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Morgan, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Tempest, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Tankred, Mr. Mordaunt, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Slater, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Pollen, Sir Ra. Dutton; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of York, Lincoln, and Nottingham: And they are to meet at Four a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Compelling the production of Sir P. Pindar.

Ordered, That Mr. Mountague, Lord Conningsby, Lord Ranelagh, be added to the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, to compel Edw. Williams Esquire to bring forth the Person of Sir Paul Pindar. Baronet is committed.

Hackney Coach Commissioners.

Ordered, That Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Christie, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Bromley, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Wm. Cooke, be added to the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of the Hackney Coachmen is referred.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, be read the Third time upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, 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.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the Call of the House be further adjourned until Thursday Morning next, Eleven a Clock: And that all such Members as shall not then attend, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, according to the former Orders.

Elections—incapacitating Persons refusing Oaths.

Ordered, That the Bill to disable all Persons from voting in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, who shall refuse to take the Oaths to the Government, be read the Second time To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Ordered, That the Bill for suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars in Cities, Boroughs, and Corporations, be read a Second time upon Thursday Morning next.

Writ of Error wherein a Member is concerned.

A Motion being made for the Direction of the House, to make out a Writ of Error, in a Case wherein a Member of this House is concerned, in Interest and in Possession, upon a Judgment at Law;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections to examine the same; and to report the Matter of Fact to the House.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

The House resumed the adjourned Debate of Saturday last, touching the reading a Second time the Clause presented to the House to be added to the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour:

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, for accounting for Profits on Bank-Bills:

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, for the Commissioners of the Admiralty to account for Cruising Ships:

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, with Blanks, for a Penalty to be inflicted upon such Officers of the Customs as shall demand more than what shall be voluntarily given them, as a Reward for Services, done at extraordinary Times and Places, not required by Law; and for explaining the Oath taken by the said Officers:

And the same was once read; and the Blanks filled up:

And then the same was read a Second time.

And the Question being put, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, Fo. 40. L. 17, after "Successors," to insert "to the Crown of England, according to the Limitation and Succession thereof, specified and contained in an Act, passed in the First Year of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act declaring the Rights aad Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown."

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, to leave out the Oath for the Assessors.

And the Question being put, That the said Oath do stand Part of the Bill;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Yong,
Mr. Arnold:
115.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Cha. Bloys,
Sir John Barker:
(fn. *) 114.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

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

Footnotes

* 115 in the Journal. But it appears in the Minute that the Number was 114.