House of Commons Journal Volume 11
15 February 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 15 February 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 234-235. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39106 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Veneris, 15 die Februarii;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

St. Martin's in the Vintry Church-yard.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to confirm a Grant made by the Rector of the united Parishes of St. Michael-Royal, and St. Martin's in the Vintry, London, of Part of St. Martin's Church-yard was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Mackworth, who has lately had the Small-Pox, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over upon Tuesday Sevennight next.

Ordered, That all such Members as shall go out of Town without Leave, or that shall not attend at the Call of the House, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for inCustody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Pitt:

Mr. Speaker,

Barkham's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Earles Croome, alias Jeffryes Croome, and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet St. Maries, in the County of Lincoln, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manors, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham Baronet to make Provision for his younger Children: And also,

Finch's Estate.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Provision of the Daughters and Coheirs of Joseph Finch Esquire, deceased:

To which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Pauncefort petitions for re-examination.

A Petition of Mr. Tracy Pauncefort, Prisoner in the Tower of London, was presented to the House, and read; whereby he acknowledged his Offence, and expressed his Sorrow for falling under the Displeasure of the House; and humbly prayed, That he might be brought to the Bar of the House again; being ready to declare to the House what they shall think fit to require of him.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Deputy-Governor, of his Majesty's Tower of London, to bring the said Mr. Tracy Pauncefort, in Custody, to attend this House, immediately.

Encouragement of Privateers.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers.

Abuses by Army Agents.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Consideration of the Complaint of the Inhabitants of Royston; and of the Observations, made by the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, of the Abuses, and ill Practices, of the Agents of the Regiments of the Army:

And Colonel Hastings attending, according to Order;

He was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Lieutenant Turner attending according to order; and also Lieutenant Cole, and Ensign Cole, attending;

They were all three called in together; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Also Captain Caworth, attending, was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Mr. Tracy Pauncefort attending, according to Order;

He was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Colonel Hastings and Mr. Pauncefort were called in together; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Afterwards Mr. Pauncefort was called in alone; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Tracy Pauncefort be remanded back to the Tower of London.

Ordered, That Mr. Edward Pauncefort do attend the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts To-morrow Morning, in order to his being examined before them, upon Oath: And that he do immediately after attend this House.

Ordered, That the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, and Deputy-Governor, of the Tower of London, do take care, that Mr. Edward Pauncefort be not admitted to speak with his Brother Mr. Tracy Pauncefort.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Complaints of the Inhabitants of Royston, and of the Observations made by the Commissioners for taking and stating the public Accounts of the Abuses, and ill Practices, of the Agents of the Army; be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees, except such as are by Adjournment to sit To-morrow Morning, be adjourned.

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