House of Commons Journal Volume 11
15 February 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 15 February 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 705-706. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39398 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 15 die Februarii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Kerry's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting the Estate of Edward Kerry Esquire, lying in Bin-Weston, in the County of Salop, in Trustees, to discharge Incumbrances thereon, and to raise Portions for younger Children; and for confirming the MarriageSettlement of the said Edward Kerry; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Milson's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late of Charles Milson, deceased, in Trustees, to sell, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, and to lay out the Surplus-money in Land, for the Use of Edward Milson, and his Heirs, according to the Will of the said Charles Milson, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, late of Charles Milson, deceased, in Trustees, to sell, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, and lay out the Surplus-money in a Purchase of Lands, for the Use of Edward Milson, and his Heirs, according to the Will of the said Charles Milson.

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

Russia Company.

A Petition of the Clothiers of the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts, in behalf of themselves, and many others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That formerly the Russia Company have bought up and exported vast Quantities of the old Drapery of this Kingdom; but, since the said Company have been reduced to a few Buyers, they have not bought One for Six: That the Bill now depending in the House, for admitting Merchants into the Freedom of the Russia Company, upon reasonable Terms, is, as they conceive, a very proper Expedient to enlarge the said Trade; and thereby to give Relief to Thousands of poor Labourers, who are out of Employment, and reduced to great Poverty: And praying, That the said Bill may pass into a Law.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the said Bill be read a Second time.

Earl of Nottingham's Estate.

Ordered, That all the Members of the House that serve for the County of Essex, and Mr. Newport, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Gerey, Sir Wm. Lowther, be added to the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, for the Exchange of certain Advowsons between the Bishop of London and the Earl of Nottingham, is committed.

Russia Company.

The House being informed, That the Company of English Merchants for Discovery of new Trades attended;

They were called in.

And the Bill for admitting Merchants into the Freedom of the Russia Company was read a Second time:

And also the Petition of the said Company was read.

And the Company was heard against the Bill: And also the Petitioners for the said Bill were heard, at the Bar.

And then they withdrew.

And Mr. Speaker opened the Bill.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Wm. St. Quintin,
Mr. Moor:
100.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Mr. Burrington:
120.

So it passed in the Negative.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child:

Mr. Speaker,

Returns of Juries.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Returns of Juries, as formerly, until the 1st Day of November 1697, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Duke of Ormond's Estate.

They have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling of James Duke of Ormond to raise Money by Sale of Woods, and making Leases for Lives, renewable for ever, for Payment of Debts, and for encouraging English Plantation in Ireland; and for Charles Lord Weston, Earl of Arran, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make Leases of his Estate, in the said Kingdom.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Commissioners of Accounts.

Mr. Pultney reported from the Committee appointed to examine the Lists given in by the Members of the House, upon Saturday last, for the Choice of a Commissioner for examining, taking, and stating, the publick Accounts; and to report upon whom the Choice should fall; That the Choice fell upon James Sloan Esquire, 166.

Then the Blanks in the Bill for examining, taking, and stating, the publick Accounts of the Kingdom, to commence from the Expiration of the present Commission, were filled up with the Commissioners Names:

And the Amendments, made by the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill was committed, were read a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Then a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Poultney,
Mr. Austen:
115.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Manley,
Mr. Archer:
148.

So it passed in the Negative.

Adjournment.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir John Elwill,
Mr. Mason:
194.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Rowney,
Mr. Thompson:
42.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.