House of Commons Journal Volume 11
3 December 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 3 December 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 344-348. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39184 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Martis, 3 die Decembris;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

St. Mawes Election.

A PETITION of Hugh Boscawen Esquire, and others, for themselves, and others of the Freeholders * and Burgesses of St. Mawes, in the County of Cornwall, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Freemen and Inhabitants of the said Borough have Voices in electing Burgesses to serve in Parliament, and ought to have Notice given them, by the Port-reeve, of the Day and Hour, when he intends to proceed in every Election: but that one Bennet Hendy, the present Port-reeve, without giving Notice of the Hour, did, on the 5th of November last, soon after it was Day, proceed to an Election, without any Notice at all to many of the Petitioners, who have a Right to vote; and, by reason of such and many other his Practices, and by the Instigation of Sir Joseph Tredenham, who hath, by some unheard-of Covenants in his Leafes to his Tenants, who have a Right to vote, deprived them (or may, if he so please) of their Voices, contrary to the Usage of Parliaments, the Port-reeve hath returned John Tredenham and Seymour Tredenham Esquires as Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament, in Prejudice of the Petitioners, and the Rights and Privileges of the said Borough; for which Reason they conceive the said Election void: And praying, That the House will take the Matter into Consideration, and relive the Petitioners in the Premises as they shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Rygate Election.

A Petition of Thomas Windesor Esquire, and Roger James Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were duly elected Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Rygate, in the County of Surry; notwithstanding which, Sir John Parsons and John Parsons Esquire have, by undue Means, and incompetent Votes, obtained a Majority, and thereby prevailed with the Bailiff of the said Borough to return them, as duly chosen: And praying such Relief in the Premises, as the House shall think sit.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter thereof: and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Marleborough Election,

A Petition of Sir Giles Long Baronet was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That at the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Marleborough, in the County of Wilts, the Petitioner, William Daniel and Tho. Bennet Esquires, stood as Candidates: That the Election was made upon undue Notice; many of the Burgesses having no Notice of the Election, or were summoned, as was usual; and many, that had a Right to poll, were refused to poll for the Petitioner; and some, by Threats, were terrified to vote against the Petitioner; so that, if all that had a Right to vote, had been suffered to vote, as would have voted for the Petitioner, he had had a Majority of Voices; and ought to have been returned as a Burgess, instead of the said Mr. Bennet: And praying such Relief in the Premises as shall be agreeable to Justice.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool from hence; and to encourage the Importation of Wool from Ireland: And that Sir Matthew Andrews and Mr. Moore do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Elections— Double Returns.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent false and double Returns: And that Mr. Clark and Sir Walter Young do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Regulating Printing and Printing Presses.

A Bill for Regulating of Printing, and Printing-Presses, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir William Williams, Sir Godfrey Copley, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Lowther, Doctor Oxenden, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. White, Sir John Kay, Mr. James Mountague, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Finch, Mr. Bromley, Sir Gervas Elwes, Colonel Perrey, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Monson, Sir Marma. Wyvell, Mr. Drake, Sir William York, Mr. Boyle, Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Foley, Mr. Harvey, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Yates, Mr. Norreys, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Moor, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Travers, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Hustler, Mr. Smith, Sir Roger Puleston: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Navy Estimate.

The Earl of Ranelagh acquainted the House, That, according to their Address, his Majesty had been pleased to command the Commissioners of the Admiralty to lay before the House an Estimate for the next Year's Service, for the War, in relation to the Navy: And.

Sir John Lowther presented the same to the House; and delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Admiralty-Office, 2 Decem. 1695.

An Estimate of the Charge of his Majesty's Navy for the Year 1696.

£ s. d.
1. Of the Wages, Victuals, Wear and Tear, and Ordnance-Stores, of Forty thousand Men, serving in his Majesty's Ships at Sea Thirteen Months, at 4£. 10s. a Man a Month, the Sum of 2,340,000
2. Of the Ordinary of the Navy for One Year 135,958 3 5
3. Of the Officers of the Two Marine Regiments for One Year 16,972 5
4. Of the Sum remaining to be supplied for the Four Ninety Gun Ships, ordered last Year to be set up 65,835 18 11
£. s. d. £. s. d.
5. Of building, and furnishing with Rigging and Sea-Stores, Four Third-rates, of Seventy Guns each 67,440
Ordnance and Gunners Stores for the said Ships 18,650 12 8 86,090 12 8
Of building, and furnishing with Rigging and Sea Stores, Eight Fourth-rates, of Fifty Guns each 74,032
Ordnance and Gunners Stores for the said Ships 16,745 14 90,777 14 176,868 6 8
6. Of finishing the new Buildings in his Majesty's Yards, at Portsmouth 15,000 29,514
At Plymouth 14,514 £. 2,765,148 14

Two Millions Seven hundred and Sixty-five thousand One hundred and Forty-eight Pounds Fourteen Shillings.

Russell,
J. Lowther,
H. Preistman,
Robert Austen,
R. Rich,
John Houblon.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Estimate be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are to consider of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.

Army Estimate.

The Earl of Ranelagh also acquainted the House, That, according to their Address, his Majesty had been pleased to command him to lay before the House an Estimate for the next Year's Service, for the War, in relation to the Land-Forces: And he delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

A LIST of the Land-Forces which his Majesty has now in his Pay, and which he thinks necessary to be continued and maintained in England, and beyond Seas, for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-six; viz.

Troops and Companies. Commissi oed Officers. Non-commissioned Officers. Private Men. Together. Pay per Annum. Servants allowed.
HORSE. £. s. d.
First Troop of Guards 1 16 5 200 221 18,517 13 4 14
Second Troop of Guards 1 16 5 200 221 18,517 13 4 14
Third Troop of Guards 1 16 5 200 221 18,517 13 4 14
Troop of Grenadier Guards 1 11 20 180 211 11,746 18 4 9
Troop of Scotts Guards 1 11 5 118 134 9,687 14 2 13
Royal Regiment 9 40 45 531 616 33,829 8 4 75
Queen's Regiment 9 40 45 531 616 33,829 8 4 75
Colonel Leveson's, late Villiers's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Colonel Wood's, late Berkly's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Colonel Langston's, late Godfry's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Colonel Coyes' 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Colonel Wyndham's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Duke Schomberg's, and Leinster's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Lord Gallway's 9 114 45 531 690 43,949 10 75
Earl of Macklesfeild's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Earl of Arran's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
Colonel Windsor's 6 29 30 354 413 22,833 15 10 51
DANES. Prince of Wirtembergh's 6 32 36 306 374 12,912 7 9
Marquis La Forreft's 6 32 36 306 374 12,912 7 9
Colonel Schestedt's 6 32 36 306 374 12,912 7 9
DUTCH. Troop of Guards 1 15 5 200 220 18,389 18 4 12
Regiment of Guards 6 28 36 402 466 25,206 5 10 51
Steinbock's 3 16 15 198 229 12,650 5 10
Rechteren's 3 16 15 198 229 12,650 5 10
Monpovillan's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Athlone's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Tengnagle's, late Sgravemor's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Rochford's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Schack's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Wittenhoff's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
Boncour's 3 17 18 165 200 6,901 13 6
4 Regiment of Hanovers 24 140 152 1,248 1,540 58,592 10
Total of Horse 162 955 902 9,996 11,853 608,637 16 1 811
DRAGOONS
Royal Regiment 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Colonel Lloyd's, late Fairfax's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Earl of Essex's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Sir Tho. Levingston's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Colonel Rosse's, late Brigadier Wynn's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Colonel Cuningham's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Colonel Leigh's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Earl of Denbigh's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Colonel Eppinger's 10 45 90 800 935 31,329 3 4 83
Marquis De Miremont's 8 38 72 480 590 20,652 18 4 67
Total of Dragoons 82 387 738 5,120 6,245 217,205 8 4 686
FOOT.
First Regiment of Guards 28 99 224 2,240 2,563 54,016 19 2 145
Second Regiment of Guards 14 51 112 1,120 1,283 27,511 17 6 74
Regiment of Scotts Guards 16 57 128 1,280 1,465 23,807 2 6 84
Royal Regiment 26 88 208 1,560 1,856 31,712 8 4 135
Regiment of Fusiliers 13 46 104 780 930 16,455 8 4 69
Colonel Selwyn's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Churchill's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Trelawny's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Beaumont's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Sir Bevil Granvill's, late Bath's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Brewer's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Sir John Jacob's, late Colonel Hastings's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Tidcomb's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Sir David Coljear's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel How's, late Sir James Lesly's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Colt's, late Goodwynn's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Sir Mat. Bridge's, late Courthop's, formerly St. George's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
George's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Collingwood's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Stanlye's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Robert Mackay's, late D'O Farell's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Earl's, formerly Luttrell's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel's Earl's, from Ireland 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Mordant's, late Monmouth's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Duke of Bolton's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Eillingston's 18 40 500 558 8,988 2 6 29
Colonel Holt's, late Colonel Godfry Lloyd's 18 40 500 558 8,988 2 6 29
Colonel Saunderson's, late Castleton's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Marquis De Puissar's, late Colonel Venner's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Ingoldsby, late Morgan's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Maitland's, late Leven's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Ferguson's, late Monroe's, 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Lord Lorne's, late Earl of Arguil's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Tiffin's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Eneas Mackay's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Coljear's, late Sir Cha. Graham's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Lander's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Collumbin's, late Marquis D'Rada's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Seymour's, late Lord Cutt's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Fairfaxe's, late Colonel Edw. Lloyd's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Frederick Hamilton's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel La Mellonier's 82 105 780 967 18,408 3 4 69
Count Marton's 82 105 780 967 18,408 3 4 69
Colonel Belcastle's 82 105 780 967 18,408 3 4 69
Sir Henry Bellaysys 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Brudnall's, late Row's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Brigadier Stewart's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Coote's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Bochan's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Geo. Hamilton's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Lord Strathnavers' 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Gibson's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Northcote's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Farrington's 13 44 104 780 928 16,145 3 4 69
Colonel Russell's 18 40 500 558 8,988 2 6 29
New-York Companies 13 32 400 445 6,801 3 4 20
Company at the Leeward Islands 1 3 8 60 71 1,177 2 6 5
Company of Miners 1 2 6 50 58 1,733 15 4
Company at Windsor 1 4 14 150 168 1,727 9 8
Company at Upnor 1 2 6 50 58 863 16 8 2
Company at Chester 1 3 9 80 92 983 10 9
Company at Tinmouth 1 3 9 80 92 983 10 9
Company at Hampton Court 1 3 9 80 92 983 10 9
DANES. Battalion of Guards 7 42 91 728 861 14,224 5 2 28
Queen's Battalion 7 36 91 714 841 11,060 14 6 28
Prince Frederick's Battalion 6 32 78 612 722 9,516 1 3 24
Prince Christian's Battalion 6 32 78 612 722 9,602 19 4 24
Prince George's Battalion 6 31 78 612 721 9,152 18 2 24
The Zealand Battalion 6 32 78 612 722 9,602 19 4 24
The Juitland Battalion 6 32 78 612 722 9,494 6 8 24
The Funish Battalion 6 31 78 612 721 9,152 18 2 24
DUTCH. Regiment of Guards 26 90 209 2,381 2,680 54,068 13 4 125
Count Nassau's 12 40 120 684 844 11,231 4 6 36
Colonel Wilks', late Anver's 12 40 120 684 844 11,231 4 6 36
Prince of Brandenburgh's 12 40 120 684 844 11,231 4 6 36
Four Regiments of Hanovers 28 104 396 2,464 2,964 44,528
Two Regiments of Wolfembottles 14 52 198 1,232 1,482 22,752 10
Total of Foot 875 3,200 7,589 58,553 69,342 1,182,038 15 6 4,232
Total of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, now in Pay 1,119 4,542 9,229 73,669 87,440 2,007,881 19 11 5,729
£. s. d.
Memorandum: That over and above the Total of the Charge of the foregoing List, being There will be wanting 2,007,881 19 11
For the General Officers 31,058 8 6
For the Train 210,773 4 5
For Transports, Hospitals, Contingencies, and other extraordinary Charges of the War 460,000
Total of the foregoing List, and the aforesaid Particulars £. 2,709,713 12 10

By his Majesty's Command,
William Balthwayt.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Estimate be referred to the said Committee of the whole House.

War Quotas.

Mr. Secretary Trumball acquainted the House, That his Majesty, according to their Address, had been pleased to command him to lay before the House a State of the War, relating to the Quota's the Consederates are to furnish for the carrying on the War, for the Year 1696: And he delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Number of Men.
Sates General 107,540
Spanish Troops in the Low-Countries, including 1,500 Bavarian Cuirassiers 7,000
In Spaine 25,000
Emperor in Germany 10,000
Elector of Brandenburgh, besides those in Hungary 33,000
Elector Palatine 6,000
Elector of Treves 1,500
Elector of Cologne 2,000
Elector of Mentz 2,000
Elector of Saxony 16,000
Elector of Bavaria 8,000
House of Lunenburgh, besides those in Hungary 23,000
Under the Duke of Savoy in Piedmont, of Germans, 19,00 47,000
Spanish, 12,00
of his own, 16,00
Circles of Suabia and Franconia 30,000
Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel 8,000
Bishop of Leige 6,000
Bishops of Munster and Paterborn, their Quota 2,000
334,040

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said State of the War be referred to the said Committee of the whole House.

Supply.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to His Majesty for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of 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.