House of Commons Journal Volume 11
12 March 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 March 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 505-509. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39266 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Jovis, 12 die Martii;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Sawyer's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell a Messuage, Garden, and Out-house, in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, late of Sir Robert Sawyer Knight, deceased; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the same Uses; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Newport, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Gery, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Campion, Mr. Grey, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Monson, Mr. Lowther, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bagnold, Mr. Foley, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Frewen, Mr. England, Sir John Kay, Mr. Liddall, Sir Henry Colt, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Bromley, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Smith, Mr. Gantlet, Mr. Monstevens, Sir Tho. Littleton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Wagstaffe's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Thomas Wagstaffe Knight to raise and secure a Portion for Frances, his only Daughter, and Heir apparent, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bromley, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Monson, Mr. Gery, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Taylor, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Chadwick, Lord Digby, Mr. Frewen, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Monstevens, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Newport, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Campion, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Bagnold, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Foley, Sir Gilbert Clarke, Mr. Parker, Sir William Ellis, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Farrer; and all that serve for the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Northampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Stretton, &c. Parishes.

An ingrossed Bill for making the Towns of Stretton and Prince-Thorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and PrinceThorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick.

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

Hawkers and Pedlars.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Company of Poulterers, London, on behalf of themselves, and others of their Company and Trade, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill now depending in the House, for suppressing Hawkers and Pedlars; which Bill seems to design the Clearing of all Cities, Boroughs, and Market-Towns, of such vagrant People, who invade the Property of Freemen, and settled Traders, to their very great Damage in their several Trades: That the Petitioners are Scot and Lot-men, and Freemen of the Cities of London and Westminster; and are incorporated into a select Company of above 500 Persons; and hope to have the intended Benefit of the said Bill, as well as their Fellow-Citizens; but that, in the said Bill, a Liberty is given to carry about, for Sale, Provisions; which Allowance, if not restrained, will be a great Detriment, if not the Ruin of the Petitioners; and will establish Hawkers and Pedlars amongst them: And praying, That there may be Provision made in the said Bill, against the Carrying about flesh Provisions, for Cry or Sale, in or about the Cities of London or Westminster, and within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given, upon the Third Reading of the said Bill, to bring in a Clause, according to the said Petition;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Francis Massam,
Sir Sa. Barnardiston:
29.

Tellers for the Noes,
Sir Hen. Colt,
Mr. Arnold:
57.

So it passed in the Negative.

Sand's Estate.

Mr. Serjeant Coward reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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 Sandes Esquire, and her Children; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and the several Petitions referred to the said Committee; and had made some Amendments to the Bill; 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 Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

Press 1. L. 17, after "of," insert "the Manors of."

Press 4. L. 32, after "Wells," insert "Gent."

Press 7. L. 13, after "Bridges," insert "and Richard Healy"; and leave out "his," and insert "their."

Plantation Trade.

Mr. Chadwick reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in the Plantation-Trade, was committed, the Amendments, made by the Committee, to the said Bill; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And another Amendment made to the Bill.

A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, for naturalizing his Majesty's Subjects in Office:

And the same was twice read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, for Merchants to transport Servants:

And the same was once read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, That all Irish Ships, trading to the Plantations, shall give Security of Persons, of known Residence and Ability by Bond, to discharge such Ships Lading in England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, or some other English Plantation, within Eighteen Months after the Bond given, and produce a Certificate of such Discharge; otherwise such Bonds to be in Force:

And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Leave of Absence.

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

Quakers Assirmation.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, That the solemn Affirmation, or Denial, of the People called Quakers, may be accepted instead of an Oath, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Dashwood have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Prohibiting India Silks, Callicees, &c.

A Bill for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengals, and dyed, printed, or stained Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, and the Plantations belonging thereunto, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia, and the East-Indies, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling and regulating the East-India Trade is committed.

Earl of Torrington's Grant in Bedford Level.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for confirming a Grant, under the Great Seal of England, to Arthur Earl of Torrington, by King William and Queen Mary, of several Parcels of Land, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for the better enabling the said Earl to recover the Arrears of Rent, and Mesne Profits; was committed; be now made;

It passed in the Negative.

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

East India Stock and Debts.

The Account, presented to the House Yesterday by the East-India Company, was read; and is as followeth; viz.

The East-India Company areDebitors.The East-India Company areCreditors.
For the Debt owing at Surat, with all Interest due to the 16th January 1694, as by Advices lately received thence£.s.d.£.s.d.
257,06210By Lead, 9,000 Maunds, remaining at Surat, as by Advices lately received thence2,5315
To Money, in England, owing on their Seal, at Interest, the 20th February 1695.817,12737By Money owing by the Great Mogul, besides Interest, as by Advices lately received thence8,21210
To Money due for Interest since the 30th of September last24,000By Cloth sold out of the Modena in Persia, as by Advices lately received thence, the Effects whereof not yet returned13,440
To Money due for Custom7,522155By good Debts and Remains at Surat, and on the Coast of Malabar, and in Persia, viz.
To Money due for Freight and Demurrage, not yet adjusted5,269At Broach, as by Surat Books E. E. Rupees20,168:6
                                                                                                                                                                        £.1,110,9819Carrwarr, as by their Books F. F. Pags23,40693,624
To Balance1,225,50211Callicutt dittoX. Fanhams256,85873,388
                                                                                                                                                                        £.2,336,483101Bombay dittoR. Zeraphims256,463192,347
To Money demanded of the Company, by sundry Persons, in Controversy25,000Gombroone dittoF. F. & G. G. Shahees1,323,080196,012
London, the 21 February 1695.
I assert this to be a true Account, according to Letters and Books received from India, and our Books here; only, the several Articles of Valuation are done by the Order and Direction of the Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Committees, of the East-India Company.
Francis Beyer.
Rupees575,539: 6 is Sterling64,748211
By good Debts and Remains at Fort St. George, and subordinate Factories; viz.
At Fort St. George, as by their BooksK. K. Pagodas74,985
Vizagapatam dittoK.21,214
York Fort dittoF. Ryals33,34418,524
Fort St. David's dittoB.22,442
Tonqueen dittoQ. Tale18,66013,822: 8
Ditto as by Fort-BooksK. K. sent thither since6,018: 32
Pagodas157,006:4 is Sterling70,65215
By good Debts and Remains in the Bay of Bengall; viz.
At Chutanutte, as by their BooksL. L.Rupees371,737: 1
CassumbuzarL. L.34,862: 15
MauldaL. L.259,618
DeccaX.104,672
Patiana, nothing but dead Stock BallazoreQ.97,913
Rupees868,803 is Sterling108,60076
By good Debts and Remains at St. Helena, as by their Books, No. 24.7214
By the yearly Custom, at Gombroon, of 1,000 Tomands, at 3 l. 6s. 8d. per Tomand, amounts to 3,333 l. 6s. 8d. as by their last Books F.F. and G.G. which, at 10 Years Purchase, is33,33368
By Revenue at Fort St. George, as by their last Books K. K. 9,902 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is99,020
By Ditto at Bombay, as by their last Books, R. 9,538 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is95,380
By Ditto at Fort St. David's, as by their last Books, B. 3,948 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is39,480
By 15 Ships now in India, upon their Return home, their Cargoes amounting to543,771118
By 5 per Cent. for contingent Charges of investing the said 543,771 l. 11s. 8d.27,188117
By 50 per Cent. Advance on the aforesaid 543,771 l. 11s. 8d. in Consideration of the great Advance in the Price of Bullion, and all English Commodities, then carried out; and also of the Interest and Insurance, and the Profits to be made on the Sale of those Cargoes in India271,8851510
By Fort St. George, Fort St. David's, the Island of Bombay, and St. Helena, Bencoolen, and Sumatra; with Buildings, at and on all the chief and subordinate Factories; which are settled and supplied with Factors, proper Officers and Soldiers; together with the Ordnance, Mortars, Arms, and Ammunition, with other Stores; and all the Capitulations, Privileges, and Immunities, purchased at a vast Expence, in the several Places within the Limits of the Company's Charter370,000
By Four Ships now at Spithead, and the Sampson in the Downes, their Cargoes amounting to239,580173
By 5 per Cent. for contingent Charges of investing the said 239,580 l. 17s. 3d.11,97910
By the Company's Parts, as Owners of Seven Ships16,43611
By Imprest-money, to the Owners of several Ships now in the Company's Service31,5606
By Leases and Buildings in London9,600
By Debts due in England23,576611
By Cash remaining the 20th February 169561,532510
By Goods bought, shipped, and ready to be shipped72,179711
By 5 per Cent. contingent Charges of investing the said 72,179 l. 7s. 11d.3,608195
By remains in the Warehouse, unsold5,390
By Stock belonging to the general Adventurers, 149,432 l. 19s. 6d. valued at 75 per Cent.112,074148
                                                                                                                                                                        £.2,336,483101
By the Advance that may reasonably be expected by the Company on the Return of the 15 Ships now abroad.
By Debts owing in England to the Company, from several Persons, now in Controversy, about 60,000 l.
By several doubtful Debts remaining in India, not included in the abovementioned Articles, 142,541 l. 14s. 6d.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Account be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling and regulating the East-India Trade is committed: And that the said Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

English East India Company.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Colonel Granville took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Colonel Granville reported, from the said 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 Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

Colonel Granville also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That a select Committee may be appointed to audite and state the Account of the East-India Company presented to the House.

Resolved, That a select Committee be appointed to audite and state the Account of the East-India Company presented to the House; and to report the Matter of Fact, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Resolved, That no Person concerned in Interest in the present East-India Company, nor any concerned in any Interlopers be of the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Nominating of the said Committee be adjourned till To-morrow, Twelve a Clock.

Oaths of Supremacy in Ireland.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for altering Part of an Act, made in the Third Year of his present Majesty and the late Queen, intituled, An Act for the abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths, be read the Third time upon Monday Morning next.

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