House of Commons Journal Volume 11
27 February 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 27 February 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 721-722. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39409 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sabbati, 27 die Februarii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Neve's Estate.

SIR Henry Hobart according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Supplying a Defect in an Act, passed this Session, for enabling Oliver Neve, of Great Witchingham, in the County of Norfolk, to sell Two Houses, in London; and for settling other Lands, in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Knott's Estate.

A Petition of George Manwaring Gentleman was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in the House, to enable Trustees to sell an Estate in Bread-street, London, for Payment of the Debts of William Knott Esquire; and settle another Estate, of better Value, in lieu thereof: That the Petitioner is a Creditor of the said William Knott, by Judgment, for a considerable Sum of Money: And praying, That he may be heard, as to his Interest, before the said Bill do pass.

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

Panton's Estate.

Mr. Boyle reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Milward's Estate.

Mr. Farrer reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Vesting of certain Lands of William Milward, in the County of Hereford, Clerk, in Trustees, for Payment of Debts, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same, 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, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

Press 3d, L. 22. after "said," insert "William:"

Press 5. L. 28. after "Administrators," leave out "and."

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

Leave of Absence.

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

Kerry's Estate.

Mr. Price reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 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 Clerk's Table.

Supply Bill; continuing Duties.

A Bill for continuing the additional Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandize was read a Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Supply Bill; Deficiencies, and Bank Stock, &c.

A Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein-mentioned; and for inlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the public Credit; was according to the Order of the Day, read a Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do take effectual Care, that the Bank of England do pay their Bills.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction also to the said Committee, That they do take care, that the Bank of England do register their Bills and Notes, and pay them in Course.

Ways and Means.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, for the Service of the Year 1697, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, for the Service of the Year 1697, a Duty be laid upon Malt.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty be Six-pence per Bushel, to be paid by the Maker thereof.

And also reported from the said Committee, That, it being referred to them, likewise, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for the Support of the Civil List, for the Year 1697, the Committee had come to the further Resolution following; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty of Six-pence per Bushel upon Malt be granted to his Majesty, for the Term of Two Years and a Quarter.

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

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, pursuant to the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor-General, and Mr. Lowndes, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

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

Mr. Speaker,

Stockley's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Sale of Lands late of Jeffry Stockley, in the County of Chester, for Payment of his Debts; and for making Provision for Mary his Daughter; without any Amendment. Also

Fallowe's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable William Fallowes, an Infant, to sell an Estate in the County of Chester, to pay Debts secured by Mortgagees: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Lords desire Leave for a Member to attend them.

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords do desire, That Mr. Vernon, a Member of this House, may have Leave to come to the Lords House, to be examined in relation to the Taking of some Ships, which came lately from Ireland.

Resolved, That the House doth give Leave to Mr. Vernon to go to the Lords, as their Lordships do desire.

And the Messengers were called in again; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Mr. Moncton being in the House;

Privilege—Persons petition for discharge.

The Petition of John Brown and Thomas Baily, which was presented to the House Yesterday, was read; whereby they acknowleged their Offence, and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Resolved, That the said Petition be rejected.

Preventing Exportation of Wool.

A Petition of the Clothiers of the County of Wilts, Gloucester, and Somerset, in Behalf of themselves and several others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners find by the Votes, that an Act of the last Session of Parliament, to prevent the Exportation of Wool, is like to be repealed, in its most material Parts, which charges the Hundred where any such Wool was exported: That, since the said Act, the Price of Wool in France is much advanced; and several Persons have been convicted before the Lord Chief Baron; who spoke much in Commendation of the said Act: And praying, That they may not be deprived of their great Hopes they have, to recover their Trades; which, they conceive, may, in a great measure, be effected by the Preservation of the said Clause.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report be made from the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

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

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, for the Service of the Year 1697; and for the Support of the Civil List, for the same Year.

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 made a further 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 Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, for the Service of the Year 1697; and for the Support of the Civil List, for the same Year.

African Company.

Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for regulating and settling the Trade to Africa; and nothing to intervene.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.