House of Commons Journal Volume 11
22 February 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 22 February 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 715-716. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39404 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 22 die Februarii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

MATHEW Fanjoux took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Rygate, &c. Roads.

An ingrossed Bill for repairing and amending the Lane called Horshill, leading from Rygate to Hookwood Common, and a Lane called Bonehurst, in the Parish of Horley, in the County of Surrey, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for repairing the Highway between Rygate, in the County of Surrey, and Crawley, in the County of Sussex.

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

Goodwin's Estate.

Mr. Whitaker reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Nicholas Goodwin the elder, and Nicholas Goodwin the younger, to sell the Manor of Winslow, in the County of Bucks; and, with the Money arising thereby, and other Monies to be advanced by the said Nicholas Goodwyn the elder, to purchase Lands, of greater yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is now settled; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Table.

Panton's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Thomas Panton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and securing a Jointure to Mary his Wife, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.

Preservation of Fish.

Sir William Bowes, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Relief of the Subject against Weirs and Dams, which take and destroy Fish, and the Fry of Fish, within the Rivers of this Kingdom: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First .....

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Answer to Address.

Sir Henry Goodrick acquainted the House, That his Majesty, having been attended by some of his PrivyCouncil, who are Members of this House, with the Address relating to the Accounts of the Regiment lately commanded by Colonel Villers, who pleased to say, That he would give Order to have the Accounts stated; and that Right should be done.

Wool-broggers.

A Petition of the Bailiff and Burgesses, and of the President, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Company of Clothiers, in the Borough of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester, on behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Clothiers inhabiting within the said Borough, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, for many Years past, several Persons, called Wool-broggers, have ingrossed all the Wool in the Countries into their own Hands; so that the Clothiers cannot get Wool for their Occasions, but at what Rate those Broggers please; who mix the coarse Wool with the fine, and sell it for the best Sort; which is wrought up for such; to the Prejudice of the Woollen Manufacture: And praying the Consideration of the House therein, That some speedy Remedy may be provided for preventing the many Inconveniencies arising thereby.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for restoring the Market for Woollen Cloths in Blackwell-hall, and Welch-hall, to the Clothiers, is committed.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Stevens have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Inns' Petition.

A Petition of Robert Inns, now Ensign in the Lord Strathnavour's Regiment of Foot, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of John Hakewell, and other Troopers, was referred;

It passed in the Negative.

Petition from Kingston upon Hull.

A Petition of the Vintners, Inholders, Keepers of Livery Stables, Alehouse-keepers, and Retailers of Strong Waters, &c. Inhabitants within the Town of Kingston upon Hull, was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That * * * *

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Ashly have Leave to go into the Country for a Week, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Cary have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

General Naturalization.

A Bill for a general Naturalization was, according to Order, read the First time.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Henry Colt,
Mr. Moyle:
130.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Henry Goff,
Mr. Bromley:
120.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Tomorrow Sevennight, after Twelve a Clock; and nothing to intervene.

Lord Holles' Debts.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Hoskyns and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the speedy satisfying the Debts of Francis late Lord Holles, deceased.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the Support of the Civil List, for the Year 1697, the Resolution 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 Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Supply be granted to his Majesty, for the Support of the Civil List, for the Year 1697.

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

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Supply.

Bringing in Plate to be coined.

The Lord Coningsby, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for encouraging Persons to bring in their wrought Plate, to be coined, was committed, the Amendments, made by the said 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 several of them a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House:

Clause A being read a Second time, That after the 1st Day of December 1696, the Tender of all hammered Silver Money, in any Payment to be made, at 5s. 2d. per Ounce, shall be adjudged to be a Tender of so much of the lawful Coin of the Kingdom, as the same shall amount unto at that Rate;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Residue of the said Amendments, being read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, for the Exchequer to advance a Sum of Money, to pay for such Plate as it should be brought in; with Blanks:

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.

Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, against buying hammered Money, under 5s. 2d. per Ounce:

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

Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, That any Person may pay their Taxes in Plate:

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

Also an Amendment being proposed to be made in the Bill, as to Plate having the Hall-Mark thereupon:

The same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended accordingly.

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

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Hoskins and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

Leigh's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill to enable Edward Leigh Esquire, and Jane his Wife, and their Trustees, to sell the Manors of Waxham and Horsey, and certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Norfolk; and to purchase and settle other Lands to the same Uses; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,

Prohibiting India Silks, Callicoes, &c.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to restrain the Wearing of all wrought Silks and Bengals, imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East-India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ditto.

The said Amendments to the Bill, to restrain the Wearing of all wrought Silks and Bengals, imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East-India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there, were read; and are as follow; viz.

In the Title, L. 1, after "restrain," add "and prohibit:"

L. 4, after "India," add "and all other foreign Parts:"

And, at the End of the Title, for "there," read "out of this Realm:"

Skin 1. L. 4, after "India," add "and other foreign Parts:"

L. 21, after "Kingdom," add "and also all other wrought Silks imported:"

L. 32, after "there," add "and also all other wrought Silks imported:"

L. 38, after "Tweed," add "to wear, or:"

Skin 2. L. 4, after " so," add "worn:"

L. 27, after "together," add," "or any other wrought Silks imported:"

L. 32, after "Callicoes," add "or other wrought Silks imported:"

Skin 3. L. 6, after "Callicoes," add "or other wrought Silks imported:"

L. 9, after "aforesaid," add "or other foreign Parts:"

L. 14, after "aforesaid," add "or any other foreign Parts."

Resolved, That the further Consideration of the said Amendments be adjourned till Thursday Morning next.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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