House of Commons Journal Volume 11
17 February 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 17 February 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 451-452. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39245 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 17 die Februarii;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Maydwell Rectory.

A BILL for settling divers Lands and Rents-charge on the Rector of the Parish-Church of Maydwell, in the County of Northampton, and his Successors; and, in lieu thereof, for settling other Lands, and discharging Tythes, belonging to the said Church; according to the several Agreements between the Patron, and the said Rector, made, upon the Inclosing of Lands in Maydwell; and afterward, with Consent of the Ordinary, confirmed by several Decrees in the High Court of Chancery; was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Elections—Irregularities in returning Officers.

Ordered, That Mr. Pagit, Mr. Freke, Sir John Leveson, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Henry, Mr. Hoblyn, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Waller, Mr. Harcourt, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs, and other Officers, in the electing and returning Members to serve in Parliament, is committed.

Fownes' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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 equal Value, to the same Uses; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Hoblyn, Mr. Yard, Lord Hide, Mr. Watlington, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Smith, Mr. Moore, Mr. Freke, Sir John Bolles, Mr. England, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Fuller, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Stokes; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Harwich Roads.

An ingrossed Bill for repairing the Highways between London and Harwich, in the County of Essex, was read the Third time.

And several Amendments were proposed to be made; viz.

Press 4. L. 7. to insert "except Gentlemens Coaches, Six pence:"

L. 36. to leave out "in", and insert "at;" and to leave out "Shenfeild Street," and insert "Mountnessing:"

And the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for repairing the Highways between the City of London and the Town of Harwich, in the County of Essex.

Ordered, That Sir Eliab Harvey do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Woollen Manufactures.

A Bill for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Bamfeild's Estate.

A Petition of William Blathwaite the elder, Esquire, on behalf of his Son Wm. Blathwaite the younger, by Mary his Wife, who was Daughter and Heir of John Winter Esquire, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Henry Rogers Esquire, deceased, by his Will, did devise divers of his Manors and Lands, in Somersetshire, to the said John Winter, and to Warwick Bamfeild Esquire, Tho. Warr Esquire, and Anne Rogers, and their Heirs, in Trust, to raise Money to pay his Debts and Legacies; and afterwards to the Use of Alexander Popham Esquire, in case certain Conditions were performed by his Father; otherwise, he devised Part of his Estate to the said John Winter, and his Heirs; who left only One Daughter; viz. the said Mary: That there is now before the House a Bill to enable certain Trustees to make, renew and fill up, Leases of the Estate of Sir Coppleston Warwick Bamfeild, during his Minority; and for laying out the Monies, to be raised thereby, in Purchases, to the same Uses the said Estate now is; which Bill, if the same should pass into a Law, will be very prejudicial to the Interest of the Petitioner's said Son: And praying, That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill.

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

Motion for postponing Assizes.

A Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, That the Assizes may be put off, for a Fortnight longer than the Times for which they are respectively appointed;

And the Question being put, That That Question be now put;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir John Barker,
Sir John Bolles:
122.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Fra. Massam,
Mr. Denz. Onslow:
183.

So it passed in the Negative.

Call of the House.

The Order of the Day, for the Call of the House; and that such Members as shall not attend, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; being read;

Ordered, That the Call of the House be adjourned until To-morrow Sevennight.

Ordered, That no Member of this House do go out of Town, without Leave first had for the same: And that Leave for any Member to go out of Town be asked only between the Hours of Twelve and One a Clock.

Quakers Affirmation.

Mr. Waller, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill, That the solemn Affirmation, or Denial, of the People called Quakers may be accepted instead of an Oath: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read upon Wednesday Morning next.

Courts Baron.

Mr. Manly, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to ascertain the Jurisdiction of Courts Baron; and regulate Proceedings in inferior Courts: And the same was received.

Supply Bill; Duties on Wines, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for continuing several Duties, granted by former Acts, upon Wine and Vinegar, and upon Tobacco, and East-India Goods, and other Merchandizes, imported, for carrying on the War against France, is committed, have Power to receive a Clause to compound Bonds already taken, for new Impost, or additional Duties, in Cases where the Trader is reduced to Poverty, by reason of Losses during the present War.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskins:

Mr. Speaker,

Dawson's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Joseph Dawson Esquire in Trustees, for the Payment of Debts, and for a Provision for the Maintenance and Marriage of his Daughters: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Commissioners of Accounts.

They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the publick Accounts, without any Amendment.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Duties on Wines, &c.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for continuing several Duties, granted by former Acts, upon Wine and Vinegar, and upon Tobacco, and East-India Goods, and other Merchandizes, imported, 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 gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the Report be made upon Thursday Morning next.

Committees.

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

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Younge,
Mr. Arnold:
46.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Henry Gough,
Mr. Gwyn:
79.

So it passed in the Negative.

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