House of Commons Journal Volume 11
11 February 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 11 February 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 438-440. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39240 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Martis, 11 die Februarii;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Baliol College Estate.

A BILL to ascertain and settle the Payment of the Impropriate Tythes of the Parish of Saint Laurence, Old Jewry, in London, to the Master and Scholars of Baliol College in Oxford; and for confirming an Award made concerning the same; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Gery, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Bagnold, Sir John Bolles, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Bromley, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Bohun, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Manley, Mr. Ph. Foley, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Monson, Mr. Watlington, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Finch, Mr. Lowther, Sir Wm. Trumball, Mr. Duncomb, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Rowney, Mr. Smith, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Shakerly, Mr. Foley, Lord Ashly, Serjeant Bond, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Lewis, Sir John Kay: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Brigadier Earle, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for continuing former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for Payment of Quarters.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Wigan Election.

Ordered, That Mr. Rigby have Leave to withdraw his Petition, touching the Election for the Borough of Wigan, in the County of Lancaster.

Red Lion-Square (St. Andrew's Holbourn) new Parish.

Doctor Barbon, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making Part of the Parish of St. Andrew's Holbourn, a new Parish: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Nassau's, &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill for naturalizing Henry de Nassau, and others, was read a Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for naturalizing Henry de Nassau, and other Children of Henry de Nassau, Seignior D' Auverquerk.

Ordered, That Mr. Moyle do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Redderisse Dock.

A Petition of William Duke of Bedford, Lady Rachel Russell, and Elizabeth Howland, on behalf of the Marquis of Tavistock, and the Marchioness of Tavistock, his Wife, Minors, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Sum of 2,500 l. hath been laid out, for the making a dry Dock at Redderiffe; and that the Petitioners are well advised, that the making of a wet Dock there, will not only be a great Improvement of the said Minors Estate, but of Use to the Publick: For the doing whereof, it will be necessary to raise 12,000 l. That, by reason of the said Minority, neither the said 2,500 l. can be satisfied, nor Monies raised to make the said further Improvements, unless enabled thereunto by Act of Parliament: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable them to raise, and lay out, Monies for making a wet Dock, and a dry Dock, at Redderiff.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Select Vestries.

A Bill for Regulating of select Vestries, and preventing Abuses arising thereby, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Manley, Colonel Granvill, Sir Richard Middleton, Mr. England, Mr. Rowney, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Drake, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Henly, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Done, Mr. Frewen, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Freke, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Bohun, Mr. Cox, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Burdet, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Brotherton, Lord Cornbury, Sir Wm. Coriton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Clark, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Pagit, Sir Wm. Hustler, Mr. Tily, Mr. Tredenham, Jun. Mr. Colt, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Slater, Serjeant Bond, Sir Henry Colt: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Walden have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Bristoll Water-works.

A Bill for the better supplying of the City of Bristoll with fresh Water was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Blake, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Clarke, Serjeant Bond, Mr. Waller, Sir Edward Ernly, Mr. Moore, Sir Henry Colt, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Yates, Mr. Smith, Mr. Norres, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Colt, Sir Harry Hobart, Mr. Burdet, Admiral Russell, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Perry, Mr. Freke, Sir Wa. Young, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Dolben, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Moyle, Mr. England, Mr. Etterick, Mr. Arnold, Sir John Kay, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. White, Mr. Lambton; and all that serve for the Counties of Gloucester and Somerset: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do provide, That no Persons Lands be entered upon until their Damages, to be assessed by a Jury, be paid.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Wye and Lugg Navigation.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for making navigable the Rivers Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford, was committed, be made upon Thursday Morning next.

Harwich Roads.

Ordered, That Sir Humphry Foster and Mr. Frewen, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for Repair of the Highways between London, and Harwich, in the County of Essex, is committed.

English and Irish Forfeitures.

Sir Richard Onslow, according to Order, presented to the House the Bills to vest in the Crown the forfeited Estates in England and Ireland; and to vacate all Grants made thereof: And the same were received.

English Forfeitures.

The Bill to vest in the Crown all forfeited Estates in England; and to vacate all Grants made thereof; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Irish Forfeitures.

The Bill to vest in the Crown the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and to vacate all Grants made thereof; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

East-India Trade.

A Petition of the City of Bristoll being offered to be presented to the House, relating to the Trade to the East Indies;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Petition be brought up to the Table;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Blake,
Mr. Yates:
64.
Tellers for the Noes Colonel Perry,
Mr. Moore.
128.

So it passed in the Negative.

State of the Nation— E. I. Trade.

Colonel Granville, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the State of the Nation, in relation to Trade; and particularly to the EastIndia Trade; the Resolutions of the said Committee; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's . . . . .: Where the same were read, and are as follow; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the East-India Trade be settled and regulated by Act of Parliament.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the best Way of carrying on the Trade to the East Indies, for the Benefit of this Kingdom, is, by a joint Stock, exclusive of all others.

The First Resolution, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Second Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding unless by Permission upon Rates, to be settled by Parliament:"

And the Question being put, That the said Words be made Part of the said Resolution;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Young,
Mr. Onslow:
156.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Mr. Moore.
181.

So it passed in the Negative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding, "except the County of Cornwall:"

And the Question being put, That the said Words be made Part of the said Resolution;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the best Way of carrying on the Trade to the East-Indies, for the Benefit of this Kingdom, is, by a joint Stock, exclusive to all others.

Privilege— Publication of Proceedings.

Griffith Card and Jeremiah Stokes attending, according to Order:

They were called in; and, at the Bar, the said Card was heard, touching the Papers by him dispersed: And he acknowledged his Offence; and begged the Pardon of the House for the same.

And then the said Card and Stokes withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Griffith Card be brought to the Bar; and, upon his Knees, reprimanded by Mr. Speaker.

And, accordingly, he was brought in; and reprimanded.

Ordered, That the said Griffith Card be discharged, without paying his Fees, in respect of his Poverty.

Ordered, That no News-letter-writers do, in their Letters, or other Papers that they disperse, presume to intermeddle with the Debates, or any other Proceedings, of this House.

Fownes' Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable John Fownes Esquire to sell certain Lands in the County of Devon, which were settled on his Marriage; and to settle other Lands, of an equal Value, to the same Uses: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

State of the Nation.— E. I. Trade.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the State of the Nation, in relation to Trade; and particularly to the East-India Trade.

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