House of Commons Journal Volume 11
4 December 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 4 December 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 348-353. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39185 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Mercurii, 4 die Decembris;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Shaftsbury Election.

A PETITION of Henry Cornish Esquire 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 Shaftsbury, in the County of Dorset, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir John Moreton, Edward Nicholas Esquire, and the Petitioner, stood as Candidates; where Sir Math. Andrews, and the Petitioner, were duly elected by the Majority of those that had a Right to vote; but the Mayor of the said Borough shewed himself partial for Mr. Nicholas, and refused to poll many of the Petitioner's Votes, who had a Right, and admitted many to poll for Mr. Nicholas, who had no Right to poll; and hath returned the said Mr. Nicholas, with Sir Mathew, to the Petitioner's Wrong: And praying, That the House will give him such Relief in the Premises, as they shall think meet.

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.

Recovery of small Tythes.

Mr. Bickerstaffe presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes:

And the Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

State of the Navy.

Sir John Lowther, from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, presented to the House a List of the Ships and Vessels of the Royal Navy of England, with their Establishment of Men and Guns; and also an Account of Cruisers, according to the Act of Parliament; signed by the said Commissioners: And also,

An Account of what Men of War have been lost, and cast away; and by what means.

And the Titles of the said List and Accounts were read.

Ordered, That the said List and Accounts do lie upon the Table, to be perused by the Members of the House.

The Account of the Cruisers is a Book of itself.

The List of the Ships and Vessels, and Account of what have been lost, and cast away, are as followeth; viz.

Admiralty-Office 3 Decemb. 95.

The LIST of the Ships and Vessels of the Royal Navy of England.

SHIPS NAMES. War. Peace.
Home. Abroad. Home and Abroad.
First Rates. Men. Guns. Men. Men. Guns.
St. Andrew 706 96 602 496 86
Brittania 754 100 650 544 90
London 706 96 602 496 86
Queen 754 100 650 544 90
Royal Sovereign 788 100 688 586 90
Victory 754 100 650 544 90
Royal Sovereign 754 100 650 544 90
Second Rates.
Albemarle 640 90 562 486 82
Duke 640 90 562 486 82
Duchess 640 90 562 486 82
St. George 688 96 586 488 86
Royal Katherine 524 84 438 352 74
St. Michael 582 90 506 418 80
Neptune 640 90 562 486 82
Ossery
Sandwich
Vanguard
Third Rates.
Berwick 446 70 370 293 62
Boyne 476 80 398 322 80
Bredah 446 70 370 293 62
Burford
Captain
Cornwall 476 80 398 322 80
Chichester
Cambridge
Cumberland
Defyance 389 64 312 250 56
Devonshire 476 80 398 322 60
Dreadnought 356 64 274 212 54
Dunkirk 332 60 264 206 52
Dorsetshire 476 80 398 322 80
Eagle 446 70 370 293 62
Edgar 432 72 360 284 62
Content Prize 446 70 370 293 62
Elizabeth 446 70 370 293 62
Essex
Expedition
Graston
Hampton Court
Humber 476 80 398 322 80
Ipswich 446 70 370 293 62
Kent
Lancaster 476 80 398 322 80
Lenox 446 70 370 293 62
Lyon 332 60 264 206 52
Mary 356 64 274 212 54
Monk 332 60 264 206 52
Monmouth 389 66 312 250 58
Mountague 346 62 274 212 54
Norfolk 476 80 398 322 80
Northumberland 446 70 370 293 62
Newark 476 80 398 322 80
Royal Oak 456 74 380 302 64
Plymouth 332 60 264 206 52
Resolution 408 70 336 264 60
Restoration 446 70 370 293 62
Rupert 389 66 312 250 58
Russel 476 80 398 322 80
Sterling Castle 446 70 370 293 62
Suffolke
Swistsure 408 70 336 264 60
Shrewsbury 476 80 398 322 80
Torbay
Warspight 408 70 336 264 60
York 332 60 264 206 52
Yarmouth 446 70 370 293 62
Fourth Rates.
Advice 226 48 197 149 42
Anglysea
Assistance
Bonadventure
Bristol
Burlington
Canterbury 346 60 278 221 60
Carlisle
Centurion 226 48 197 149 42
Chatham 274 50 236 182 44
Chester 226 48 197 149 42
Crown
Colchester
Coventry
Deptford 274 50 236 182 44
Dover 226 48 197 149 42
Dragon 216 46 182 140 40
Falmouth 226 48 197 149 42
Foresight
Greenwich 274 54 236 182 46
Gloucster 346 60 278 221 60
Hampshire 216 46 182 140 40
Harwich 226 48 197 149 42
Kingfisher 216 46 182 140 40
Lincoln 226 48 197 149 42
Litchfield
Medway 346 60 278 221 60
Newcastle 274 54 236 182 46
Norwich 226 48 197 149 42
Oxford 274 54 236 182 46
Portland 226 48 197 149 42
Pembroke 346 60 278 221 60
Pendennis 226 48 197 149 42
Reserve
Rochester
Ruby
Rumney
Southampton
Sunderland 346 60 278 221 60
Severn 226 48 197 149 42
Tyger 226 46 197 149 40
Tyger Prize
Trident Prize 274 58 236 182 50
Weymouth 226 48 197 149 42
Woolwich 274 54 236 182 46
Winchester 346 60 278 221 60
Windsor 346 60 278 221 60
Fifth Rates.
Adventure 190 44 160 120 38
Assurance 80 26
Arundell 135 32 115 90 32
Charles Gally 180 32
Dolphin 115 26
Dover Prize 135 32 115 90 32
Experiment
Garland 130 30 110 85 28
Hastings 135 32 115 90 28
Lime 135 32 115 90 32
Mary Gally 160 34
Mermaid 135 32 115 90 28
Milford
Pearle 130 30 110 85 28
Play Prize
Portsmouth 135 32 115 90 32
Richmond 105 28 105 80 26
Roebuck 115 26
Ruby Prize 190 100
Saphire 135 32 115 90 28
Sheernesse 135 32 115 90 32
Sweepstakes 180 42 150 115 36
Saudadoes Prize 180 40 150 115 36
Shoreham 135 32 115 90 28
Sorlings
Speed well 115 26
Virgin Prize 135 32 115 90 32
Winchelsea 135 32 115 90 28
Fireships.
Blaze 45 8 45 45 8
Crescent
Etna
Flame
Fortune
Firebrand
Griffin
Hunter
Hawke
Joseph 45 8 45 45 8
Lightning
Machine 50 8 Sa.
4P.
Owners-Love 40 10
St. Paul 45 10 45 30 10
Phenix 45 8 45 45 8
Rose 45 10 45 45 10
Strombolo 45 8 45 45 8
Terrible
Vultur
Vulcan
St. Vincent 40 8 Millions
Vesuvius 45 8 45 45 8
Sixth Rates.
St. Alban's Prize 90 18
Biddford 110 24 95 70 22
Diligence Brigantine 35 6P. 2 Fal.
Discovery
Brigantines
35 6Pat. 4 Fal.
Dispatch
Dunwich 110 24 95 70 22
Essex Prize 79 16 60 60 14
Express Advice-boat 40 4 G.
6 P.
Fly Brigantine
Germoone 50 10G.
4P.
Grayhound 75 16 65 45 14
Henry Prize 90 24 70 55 20
Jersey 110 24 95 70 22
Jolly Prize 50 10 45 45 10
Intelligence Brigantine 40 4G.
6P.
St. John Advice-boat 30 6
Lark 85 18 70 50 16
Lizard 110 24 95 70 22
Maidstone
Messenger 40 4G.
6P.
Mercury Advice-boat
Seaford 110 24 95 70 22
Mariana 85 18 70 50 16
Newport 110 24 95 70 22
Orford
Paramour Pink
Portsmouth Prize 45 10 30 30 8
Penzance 110 24 95 70 22
Post-Boy Advice-boat 40 4G.
6P.
Queenborough 110 24 95 70 22
Rupert Prize 85 18G.
6P.
70 50 16
Saudadoes 75 16 65 45 14
Sally Rose 80 22
Shark Brigantine 30 8
Swallow Prize 75 18 70 60 16
Spy Brigantine 35 6P.
2F.
Swan 110 24 95 70 22
Soleby
Sea Horse
Scout-Boat 6
Swift Brigantine 35 6P.
2F.
Ketches.
Aldborough 50 10 40 30 10
Hind Pink
Martin
Providence
Quaker 50 10 40 30 10
Roe 50 10 40 30 10
Wren Pink
Yachts.
Charlotte 30 8 20 20 6
Cleaveland
Fubbs 40 12 30 30 10
Henrietta 30 28 20 20 6
Isabella 45 8 20 20 6
Isle of Wight 6 4 5 5 4
Jemmy 4 4 4 4 4
Catharine 30 8 20 20 6
Merlin 30 8 20 20 6
Monmouth 40 8 20 20 6
Mary 30 8 20 20 6
Navy 35 8 20 20 6
Queenbrough 4 4 4 4 4
Soesdyke 35 8. Fal.
Squirrel 4
William and Mary 40 12 30 30 10
Bomb Vessels.
Angel 25 6
Basilisk 30 4
Blast
Carcasse
Comet
Endeavour 18 4
Fire Brake 65 12G. 6P.
Furnace 30 4
Greyhound 20 6
Granada 30 4
Julian Prize 35 8G. 1 N.
Kitchen 30 8
Mortar 65 12G. 6P.
Mary-Anne 24 4M.
Owners-Adventure 30 6
Phenix 20 8
Portsmouth 50 10
Salamander 35 10G. 2M.
Society 30 8
Star 25 8
Serpent 30 4
True-Love 22 4
Thunder 30 4
Machines.
Maesterlandt
Sea-Horse 10
Young-Lady
Blessing Smack 4
Endeavour, 1st Ditto
Ditto - 2d Ditto
John and Martha
May-Flower
Graston Smack
Hopewell Smack
Owners Goodwill Hoy
Hulks.
Arms of Rotterdam 7 7 7
Chatham
St. David 20
French Ruby 6
St. George 3
Leopard 30
Magdalen Prize
Plymouth
Success
Two Tow-boats
Adventure Prize
Hoys.
Delight 4
Forester 7 7 7
Lighter 3 3 3
Marigold 5 5 5
Nonsuch 5
Sophia 4
Supply 7
Transporter 3 3 3
Unity Horse-boat 4 4 4
Unity 4
Unity
Smacks.
Royal Escape 10 10 8
Flemish Long-boat 2 2 2
Little London 10 10 8
Store-ships.
4th Josiah 120 30
5. Suffolk Hoy-boat 80 30
Canterbury 35 8
Catharine 30 6
6th. Greenfish 8 2
Hired-ships.
Fourth Rates.
Archangel 197 48
New Africa 177 46
Bonadventure 197 50
Coronation 197 48
Loyal Merchant 187 50
Prince of Orange 177 46
Princess Anne 197 48
Samuel and Henry 177 44
Fifth Rates.
Friendly Society 125 36
Joseph 120 34
Prudence 160 42
Prince George 120 36
Smirna Factor 140 40
Smirna Merchant
Unity 140 36
Tyger 120 32
Hospital Ships.
Concord 45 22
London Merchant
Society
Storeships.
Muscovia Merchant 45 24
Bristol 45 20
Syam 45 22
J. Lowther,
H. Priestman,
Robert Austen,
R. Rich,
John Houblon.

By Command of the Commissioners,

Wm. Bridgman.

The ACCOUNT of what Men of War have been lost, and cast away; and by what Means.

Rates. Names. Where. How.
2 Coronation Between the Ram's-head and Penle-point Cast away.
Windsor Castle South Sand-Head Cast away.
3 Anne 8 Miles Westward of Rye Burnt after the Battle of Beachy.
Dreadnought 6 (fn. (a)) Leagues S. S. West North Foreland Foundered.
Bredah Cork Harbour Blown up.
Henrietta Plymouth Cast away.
Pendennis Kentish Knock Cast away.
Exeter Plymouth Blown up.
Harwich Plymouth Cast away.
Cambridge East Side of Gibraltar Cast away.
Sussex ditto ditto
Hope Westward of the Lizard Taken by 5 French Men of War.
4 Centurion Plymouth Cast away.
Portsmouth At Sea Taken by the French, and blown up.
Mary Rose At Sea Taken by the French.
Happy Return Off Cape Hogue ditto.
Jersey West-Indies ditto.
Swallow Ireland Cast away.
Portland Fangeret Castle, near Malaga Burnt, to avoid falling into the Hands of a Squadron of French Men of War.
Norwich West-Indies Cast away.
Mordant Cuba ditto.
St. Alban's Kinsale ditto.
Phenix Fangeret Castle, near Malaga Burnt, to avoid falling into the Hands of a Squadron of French Men of War.
Diamond Off Cape Clear Taken by Two French Privateers.
Dartmouth Soundings Taken by Two French Privateers.
5 Helderenbergh On the Back of the Isle of Wight Cast away.
Dartmouth Isle of Mull in Scotland ditto.
Lively Prize At Sea Taken by the French.
Constant Warwick At Sea ditto.
Swan Jamaica Sunk by the Earthquake.
Milford Coming from Norway Taken by the French.
Pembroke Off the Lizard ditto.
Scarbrough Off Torry Taken by Two French Privateers.
Faulcon West-Indies Taken by the French.
James Gally Long Sand-Head Cast away.
Conception Prize New-England Cast.
Nonsuch Off Sicily Taken by a French Privateer.
6 Drake Jamaica Cast by Survey.
Dragon Sloop At King's Gate in the Isle of Thanet Cast away.
Blade of Wheat Plymouth Cast away.
Crown Prize Bee-sand Cast away.
Dunbarton Virginia Cast by Survey.
Tartan Prize Taken by the French.
Sun Prize ditto.
Pearl Prize Off Goree Cast away.
Wild Prize Off the Land's End Taken by Two French Privateers.
Drake In February was ordered from England, to attend on the Commissioners of Ireland, and never heard of since; so conclude she was foundered.
Goodwin Prize Near Dover Forced ashore by a French Privateer.
Faulcon By the Gazette of the 4th July 95, is said to be taken near Scilly, by a French Privateer of 50 Guns.
Talbot Pink Fireships. Glasuer-Sand Cast away.
Charles and Henry Plymouth Cast away.
Hopewell Downes Burnt by Accident.
Alexander At Sea Burnt, or Blown up by Accident.
Blaze Off Cape de Hogue and Cape de Barfleurs Burnt in the Action against the French.
Cadiz Merchant
Extravagant
Fox
Halfmoon
Hound
Hopewell
Phaeton
Tho. and Elizabeth
Wolf
Ruzee Off Elwyn Cliff Burnt by Accident.
Spy Portsmouth ditto.
Mermaid Plymouth ditto.
Cignet Off Cape Clear Taken by Two French Privateers.
Vesuvius St. Maloes Burnt in attempting St. Maloes.
Charles Advice-boats. Against the Quince Rock at St. Maloes Burnt.
Post-Boy Off Calais Taken by a French Privateer.
Fly Off Thoulon Overset.
Bomb-Vessels.
Firedrake At Sea Taken by the French.
Serpent East Side of Gibraltar Cast away.
Granada Havre de Grace Blown up.
Dreadful St. Maloes Burnt by her Captain, being disabled.
Ketches.
Deptford Virginia Cast away.
Kingfisher At Sea Taken by the French.
Talbot At Sea ditto.
Hart Off St. Ives Taken by Two Privateers.
Scarbrough Off of Ireland Taken by the French.
Harp ditto.
Eaglet Isle of Arran in Ireland Taken by Two French Men of War.
Machines.
St. Nicholas Off Diep Blown up.
Abraham's Offering Dunkirk ditto.
William and Mary ditto ditto.
Ephraim ditto Burnt.
May-Flower ditto ditto.
Happy Return ditto ditto.
William and Eliz. ditto ditto.
Hired Ships.
4 Lumley Castle East Side of Gibraltar Cast away.
5 Supply High-Lake ditto.
Warrington Coming from Norway Taken by the French.
England Frigate Off Cape Clear Sunk by a French Private Man of War.
Betty ditto Taken by a French Privateer.
6 Mary Frigate Wicklow in Ireland Cast away.
Lucas Gally Coast of Holland ditto.
Bazing Gally Off Diep Taken by the French.
Richard and Martha Ketch Island of Lundy in Ireland Cast away.

By Command of the Commissioners, Wm. Bridgeman.

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

Middlesex and Portsmouth Writs.

Edward Russell Esquire, being elected a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Cambridge; and also for the County of Middlesex; and also a Burgess for the Borough of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton; made his Election to serve for the County of Cambridge.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Middlesex, in the room of Edward Russell Esquire, who hath elected to serve for the County of Cambridge.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Portsmouth, in the County of Southampton, in the room of Edward Russell Esquire, who hath elected to serve for the County of Cambridge.

Challenging Jury.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to supply some Defects in an Act, or Ordinance, made in the 33th Year of King Edward the 1st, Statute the 4th, intituled, He that challengeth a Jury or Juror for the King, shall shew his Cause; and to make it more beneficial for the Liberty of the Subject: And that Mr. Brotherton do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Stamford Election.

A Petition of Sir Pury Cust Knight 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 Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, Charles Bertie Esquire, Philip Bertie Esquire, and the Petitioner, stood Candidates to be elected; but the said Berties, by Gifts, and other unlawful Practices, procured themselves to be returned as Members for the said Borough, in Wrong to the Petitioner, who ought to have been returned instead of one of them: And praying, That the House will take the Premises into Consideration.

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.

Tryals for Treason.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason.

State of the Nation.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the State of the Nation.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Colonel Granvill took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Colonel Granvill reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further 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 Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State of the Nation.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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

Footnotes

(a) "Miles" in the Journal: Corrected from the original Account.