House of Commons Journal Volume 11
5 March 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 5 March 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 728-729. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39414 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Veneris, 5 die Martii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

James Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting and settling certain Estates of William James Gentleman in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Baldwyn do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Neve's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to supply a Defect in an Act, passed this Session of Parliament, for enabling Oliver Neve, of Great Witchingham, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, to sell Two Houses, in London; and for settling other Lands, in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses; was read the Third time.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made, Press 1. L. * to leave out "Bill," and insert "Act;"

The same was, upon the Question 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 to supply a Defect in an Act for enabling Oliver Neve Esquire to sell two Houses, in London; and for settling Lands, in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, to the same Uses.

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

Delays at Quarter-Sessions.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to continue the Act, made in the 4th and 5th Years of his Majesty's Reign, to prevent Delays at the Quarter-Sessions of the Peace, which is near expiring: And that Mr. Bortherton do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

A Person petitions for Discharge.

A Petition of Godfry Lee, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for presenting a frivolous and groundless Petition, and without any sufficient Authority, was presented to the House, and read; whereby he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the same: And prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Godfry Lee be discharged out of Custody.

Hill's Sinecure.

Sir Henry Colt reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for re-vesting the Sinecure of Llandinam, in the County of Montgomery, in John Spademan, in Trust for Joseph Hill, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same, and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments:

But several Amendments being proposed to be made therein, the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended accordingly.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

Prisons and pretended privileged Places.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes; and for preventing Abuses in Prisons, and other pretended privileged Places.

Ordered, That Mr. Colt do carry the said Message to the Lords.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Tilney have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir John Smith have Leave to go into the Country, his Mother being very ill.

Blackwell-hall Market.

An ingrossed Bill to restore the Market for Woollen Cloths in Blackwell-hall, and Welch-hall, to the Clothiers, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to restore the Market for Woollen Cloths in Blackwell-hall to the Factors; and for regulating the Factors there.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Lampton have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

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

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

Ordered, That Mr. Hoblyn have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Staines have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ease of Sheriffs.

An ingrossed Bill for the Ease of Sheriffs, in passing of their Accounts, and Execution of their Offices, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, relating to the Time of giving Notice for Elections of Members of Parliament for the Cinque-Ports:

And the Question being put, That the Clause be received;

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, for the Sheriffs of Wales having Allowance from the Receivers-General for what due on their Accounts:

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

Several Amendments were proposed to be made in the Bill; viz.

Press 10. L. 1, to Leave out "have" and "is," and insert "are:"

L. * to insert "or some other Name;" in Two Places:

L. * to insert "other than such Cities and Towns as are Counties, as to giving them Ease in passing their Accounts in the Exchequer:"

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 the Ease of Sheriffs in the Execution of their Offices, and passing their Accounts.

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

Conference with Lords.

Sir Edward Ernly reported, That he having, according to Order, been at the Lords, to desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments, made by their Lordships, 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; the Lords do agree to a Conference immediately, in the Painted Chamber.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons, to be offered at the Conference, do manage the said Conference.

And the Managers went to the Conference.

And, being returned;

Mr. Methwyn reported, That they had given the Lords their Reasons for disagreeing to the said Amendments: and had left the Bill, and Amendments, with the Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

Milward's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Vesting of certain Lands of William Milward, in the County, of Hereford, Clerk, in Trustees, for Payment of Debts: And also,

Keyser's, &c. Nat.

To the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Naturalizing of John Keyser, and others. Also,

Trotman's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands, late of Samuel Trotman Esquire, deceased, lying in Barking, Eastham, Westham and Woolwich, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, in Trustees, to be sold; and to settle other Lands, in lieu thereof: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Supply Bill; Duty on Leather.

A Bill for laying a Duty upon Leather, for the Term of Three Years, for answering the Deficiencies, as well of the late Duties upon Coals and Culm, as for paying the Annuities on the Lotteries, and for Lives, charged on the Tonage of Ships, and the Duties upon Salt, was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty, for making good the Deficiency of the Provision for Payment of the Interest of the TransportDebt for the Reducing of Ireland.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Norris took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Norris reported from the said Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

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

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

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the publick Credit.

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