House of Commons Journal Volume 11
29 January 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 29 January 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 419-421. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39230 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Mercurii, 29 die Januarii ;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Preventing Export of Wool.

A PETITION of several Persons living at TauntonDean, in the County of Somerset, on behalf of themselves, and many others dealing in the Woollen Manufacture, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill now depending in the House, for preventing the Exportation of Wool; and for encouraging the Importation of Wool from Ireland; by which Bill it is designed, as informed, to make the Town of Minehead to be the Staple where Wool from Ireland shall be landed: That the Port of Bridgewater lies more advantageous and convenient for that Purpose, not only for the Petitioners, but all Persons dealing in Wool, within the said County: And praying, That they may be heard before the Passing of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Hackney Coachmen.

The Lord Cornbury reported from the Committee, to whom the Petition of Thomas Kemp, and others, on behalf of themselves, and other the ancient licensed Hackney Coachmen, was referred, That they had examined the Matter thereof; and were of Opinion, That the Petitioners had fully proved the Allegations contained in their Petition; and had directed him to report the Matter to the House; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

That the Committee examined several Witnesses to prove the Allegations of the Petitioners; viz.

Edward Phipps: Who informed the Committee, That he was one of the ancient 400 Hackney Coachmen: And he petitioned the late Commissioners for a Licence; but was denied by them, unless he would give Ten Guineas over and above the King's Fine.

Edward Smith: Who said, That he petitioned the late Commissioners for a Licence; but could not obtain one, unless he would give Fifteen Guineas over and above the Fine.

Mary Piggott: That she applied herself to one Mrs. Pawlet, who was an Agent for the late Commissioners to dispose of Licences; and the said Mrs. Pawlet did promise her, That she should have a Licence upon Payment of 56 l.: Whereupon the said Mary Piggott did procure the same, and paid it to Mrs. Pawlet; but, when she had got the Money into her Hands, she would neither procure the said Piggot a Licence, nor yet return her the 56 l.; but keeps the same in her Hands to this Day.

Eliz. Goodman: That her Husband petitioned for a Licence, and the Commissioners directed him to go to Mr. Killigrew; who agreed that he should have a Licence for 60 Guineas: Whereupon, Goodman afterwards came to him, and brought him the 60 Guineas, thinking to have the Licence according to Agreement; but the said Mr. Killigrew told him, He came too late, for that he had disposed of the Licence to another.

The Lord Cornbury also acquainted the House, That the Committee had directed him to move, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the Petitioners Relief.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the said Petitioners Relief: And that the Lord Cornbury do prepare, and bring in, the said Bill.

Jenkins' Estate.

A Bill for vesting the Estate of Newce Jenkins, an Infant, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and for buying another Estate, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Stanhop's, &c. Nat.

Mr. Arnold presented to the House a Bill for the naturalizing James Stanhop Esquire, and others: And the same was received.

Lord Powlet's Estate.

Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Lord Francis Powlet to charge his Estate with Provisions for his younger Children, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Table.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Hedger have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Justinian Isham have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Garbling Spices.

Ordered, That Mr. Conyers, Sir Benj. Newland, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Brotherton, Sir John Bucknall, Mr. Taylor, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir Steph. Evans, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Foley, Mr. Harvey, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Harley, be added to the Committee, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the West-India Merchants is referred.

Ease of Jurors.

A Bill for the Ease of Jurors; and the better Regulating of Juries; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Reversing Judgment against Sir W. Williams.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for reversing a Judgment against Sir William Williams; and asserting the Rights and Freedom of Parliament.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Bolles took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Bolles reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Friday Morning next.

A Person committed for endeavouring to suppress Evidence.

It being reported, from the Committee appointed to draw up the Impeachments against the Lord Belhaven, and others, That Roderick Mackenzee had endeavoured to suppress the Evidence he had given against the said Persons voted to be impeached;

Resolved, That the said Roderick Mackenzee be, for the said Crime, taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Sand's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir John Franklyn:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting a Moiety of the Manor of Shepton-Mallet, in the County of Somerset, and a divided Moiety of the Manor of Wells, in the said County, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of a Mortgage charged thereon: and for making a Provision for the Maintenance of Mary the Wife of William Sands Esquire, and her Children: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved 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.

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 said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon this Day Sevennight.

Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have Leave to fit again.

Resolved, That this House, will, upon Monday 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.

Committees.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That all Committees be adjourned;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas,Sir Walter Young,
Mr. Elwill:
49.
Tellers for the Noes,Sir John Bolles,
Mr. Bere:
62.

So it passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till Friday Morning next, Nine a Clock.