House of Commons Journal Volume 11
13 February 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 13 February 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 230-233. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39104 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 13 die Februarii;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Rogers' Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Jane Rogers, the Widow and Relict of Bryan Rogers, late of Falmouth, Merchant, deceased, and Administratrix of his Goods and Chattels, with his Will annexed, and other Trustees therein named, to sell Lands, for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of the said Bryan Rogers, in Performance of his Will, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Thames Locks and Weirs.

Mr. Harcourt, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for preventing Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the River of Thames, westward of the City of London; and for ascertaining the Price of Water-carriage upon the said River: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Lacon William Child:

Mr. Speaker,

Kirke's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for selling the Estate of John Kirke, deceased, for Payment o his Debts: And also,

Woollaston's Estate.

An Act to enable Hannah Woollaston Widow, and Jonathan her Son, an Infant, to sell certain Lands and Tenements in Warnford, in the County of Southampton, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, according to the Will of Richard Woollaston Esquire, deceased:

To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Compelling the production of Sir P. Pindar.

A Petition of Sir Paul Pindar was offered to the House, relating to the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to compel Edward Williams Esquire to bring forth the Person of Sir Paul Pindar Baronet:

And the Question being put, That the Petition be received;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That Sir John Franklyn, one of the Masters in Chancery, in whose Care and Charge the said Sir Paul Pindar is, do attend the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed, with the said Sir Paul Pindar.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the ingrossed Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament be now read the Third time;

It passed in the Negative.

Ways and Means.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was 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, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour, a Duty be laid upon Leather.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon all Houses.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty be Two Shillings yearly for every Fire hearth in the said Houses.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty be paid by the Inhabitants of the said Houses.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That no Persons, who, by reason of their Poverty, or Smallness of their Estate, are exempted from paying to Church or Poor, shall be charged or chargeable with the said Duty.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That no Persons inhabiting in any House not of greater Value than of Forty Shillings per Annum, nor holding Lands of more than of the said yearly Value, nor worth Ten Pound, Household-goods excepted, shall be charged or chargeable with the said Duty.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That no Persons shall be charged with the said Duty for, or in respect of, empty Houses, or any Blowing-house, Stamp, Furnace, Forge, Kiln, or private Oven.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon Burials.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon Births.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon Marriages.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Person, the Sum of Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Duke, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Duchess, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid for the Burial of every Marquis, or Marchioness, the Sum of Forty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Earl, or Countess, the Sum of Thirty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Viscount or Viscountess, the Sum of Five-and-Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid for the Burial of every Baron, or Baroness, the Sum of Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid for the Burial of every eldest Son of a Duke, or his Wife, the Sum of Thirty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Son of a Duke, or his Wife, the Sum of Five-and-Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every eldest Son of a Marquis, or his Wife, the Sum of Twenty-five Pounds, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Son of a Marquis, or his Wife, the Sum of Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every eldest Son of an Earl, or his Wife, the Sum of Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Son of an Earl, or his Wife, the Sum of Fifteen Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every eldest Son of a Viscount, or his Wife, the Sum of Seventeen Pound Ten Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Son of a Viscount, or his Wife, the Sum of Thirteen Pound Six Shillings Eight-pence, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every eldest Son of a Baron, or his Wife, the Sum of Fifteen Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Son of a Baron, or his Wife, the Sum of Twelve Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every unmarried Daughter of each respective Rank of the Nobility, according to the Rate of their younger Sons, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of all Widows, according to the Rates set upon all Wives respectively, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Baronet, or his Wife, the Sum of Fifteen Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Knight of the Bath, or his Wife, the Sum of Fifteen Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Knight-Bachelor, or his Wife, the Sum of Ten Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Serjeant at Law, being the King's Serjeant, the Sum of Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of the Wife of every King's Serjeant, the Sum of Ten Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every other Serjeant at Law, the Sum of Fifteen Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every such Serjeant's Wife, the Sum of Seven Pound Ten Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Esquire, or his Wife, the Sum of Five Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Gentleman, or his Wife, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every younger Child of Baronets, Knights of the Bath, Knights-Bachelors, Serjeants at Law, Esquires, and Gentlemen, and their Wives, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Archbishop, the Sum of Fifty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Archbishop's Wife, or Widow, the Sum of Ten Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Bishop, the Sum of Twenty Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid for the Burial of the Wife, or Widow, of every Bishop, the Sum of Five Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Dean, the Sum of Ten Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of the Wife, or Widow, of every Dean, the Sum of Two Pound Ten Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Archdeacon, the Sum of Two Pound Ten Shilings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of the Wife, or Widow, of every Archdeacon, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Canon, or Prebendary, the Sum of Two Pound Ten Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of the Wife, or Widow, of every Canon, or Prebendary, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Doctor of Divinity, Law, or Physick, the Sum of Five Pound, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Wife, or Widow, of every such Doctor, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Child of an Archbishop, Bishop, Dean, Archdeacon, Canon, Prebend, Doctor of Divinity, Law, or Physick, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of every Person having a Real Estate of the Value of Fifty Pound per Annum, or upwards, or a Personal Estate of the Value of Six hundred Pound or upwards, and not otherwise charged, the Sum of Twenty Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Burial of the Wife, or Widow, or Children, of every such Person, the Sum of Ten Shillings, over and above the said Four Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Birth of every Child, except of such as receive Alms, the Sum of Two Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, Teat there be paid, over and above the said Two Shillings, for the Birth of all Children of Persons of the respective Qualities and Qualifications aforesaid, the same Sums as are to be paid for the Burial of such Children.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, for the Marriage of every Person, except such as receive Alms, the Sum of Two Shillings and Six-pence.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, over and above the said Two Shillings and Six-pence, for every Marriage of Persons of the respective Qualities and Qualifications aforesaid, the same Sums as are to be paid for Burial, according to the Quality or Qualification of the Husband.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon unmarried Men above the Age of Five-and-twenty Years, except such as receive Alms.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, by every Bachelor, above the Age of Twenty-five Years, the Sum of One Shilling yearly.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be paid, by every Widower, not having any Child, the Sum of One Shilling yearly.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, over and above the said One Shilling, there be yearly paid by Persons of the respective Qualities and Qualifications aforesaid, being Bachelors above the Age of Twenty-five Years, or Widowers without any Child, Onefourth Part of the Sum to be paid upon the Burial of such Persons.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty be laid upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.

The First Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, towards the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour, a Duty be laid upon Leather;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Wm. Forester,
Mr. Hutchinson:
155.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Boyle,
Mr. Harley:
150.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Second Resolution being read a Second time.

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Duty be laid upon all Houses;

It passed in the Negative.

The Third Resolution being read a Second time.

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the said Duty be Two Shillings yearly for every Fire-hearth in the said Houses;

It passed in the Negative.

The Fourth Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the said Duty be paid by the Inhabitants of the said Houses;

It passed in the Negative.

The Fifth Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That no Person, who, by reason of their Poverty, or Smallness of their Estate, are exempted from paying to Church or Poor, shall be charged or chargeable with the said Duty;

It passed in the Negative.

The Sixth Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That no Persons inhabiting in any House not of greater Value than of Forty Shillings per Annum, nor holding Lands of more than of the said yearly Value, nor worth Ten Pound, Houshold-goods excepted, shall be charged or chargeable with the said Duty;

It passed in the Negative.

The Seventh Resolution being read a Second time.

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That no Person shall be charged with the said Duty for, or in respect of empty Houses, or any Blowing-house, Stamp, Furnace, Forge, Kiln, or private Oven;

It passed in the Negative.

The rest of the Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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