House of Commons Journal Volume 12
18 January 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 18 January 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 47-52. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39532 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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Martis, 18 die Januarii ;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Duty on Glass.

A PETITION of several Owners of Glass-works in or near Stourbridge in Worcestershire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the great Duties on Glass-wares do so lessen the Comsumption thereof, as to endanger the Loss of the said Manufacture, and Ruin of the Petitioners: And praying Consideration of the Premises, and Redress therein.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Sir Henry Parker, Sir Math Andrews, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Bolles, Sir Robert Burdet, Mr. Sands, Lord Digby, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Hedger, Mr. York, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Aislaby, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bohun, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Gery, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Phillips, Sir Wm. York, Mr. How, Sir Tho. Davall, Mr. Done, Mr. Rowney, Mr. White, Mr. Speak, Mr. Watlington: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Irish Arrears.

A Petition of several Troopers of the Right Honourable the Earl of Gallway's Regiment of Horse, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they have considerable Sums due to them for their Irish Arrears: And the same were stated, and signed, by their Captains in 1692, and assigned to be paid at the Clearing of the said Regiment; but Mr. Moreau, the Agent, having received the Clearing, denies to pay the Petitioners their Due, though the said Earl has directed it: All which Matters were proved before a Committee, last Session; but the short Time they had to sit, did not bring the Matters to a Report: And praying Relief therein.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Francis Molyneux is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Knott's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to enable the Trustees of William Knott, and his Wife, to sell a Lease of Houses in Breadstreet, London, for Payment of Debts; and to settle another Estate, of better Value, in lieu thereof; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable the Trustees of William Knott Gentleman, and his Wife, to sell a Lease of Houses in Breadstreet, London, for Payment of Debts; and to settle another Estate, of better Value, in lieu thereof.

Ordered, That Sir John Bolles do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Skinners, Glovers, Tanners, Shoemakers, Curriers, Leather-dressers, and other Artificers in Leather, within the ancient Borough of Alnwick in the County of Northumberland, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners live in the remotest Part of the Kingdom; and, by the late high Duty upon Alum and Salt-Leather, several of the Petitioners have been ruined, and forced to give over their Trades: And praying, That the House will find out some Way for their Redress.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Company, of Tanners, of the City of Bristoll, together with the Tanners of Gloucestershire and Somersetshire, trading to that Market, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Duty laid upon Leather hath much discouraged the Tanning Trade in general; and will be a means to settle it in Ireland, who have long endeavoured to cope with us therein; and have now a greater Advantage, by continuing 5 l. per Cent. Part of that Duty, on Leather, when exported, but more especially on Calves Skins; wherein no Debenture being allowed, Foreign Markets are furnished either with the same, or other Sorts of tanned Leather which answer their Ends, at much cheaper Rates than they can be shipped hence: And praying, That the House will take the same into Consideration, so as to preserve the Tanning Trade to this Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Fell-mongers, Skinners, and Glovers, within the several Boroughs of Bewdly and Kidderminster in the County of Worcester, and the adjacent Parts, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Duty laid upon Leather proves so very heavy, that, in case it be not either taken off, or in some measure abated, it will, in a short time, not only be the Impoverishing of the Petitioners, but the Ruin of the LeatherTrade in general: And praying Relief therein.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leathers-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, Tawers, Leather-dressers, and others, Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Barnstable in the County of Devon, trading in Leather, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, before the Duties laid upon Leather, the Trades of the Petitioners were grown so very bad, that they could hardly maintain themselves and Families thereby; but, since, it is much worse with them, they fearing to be quite undone: And praying, That some Expedient may be found out to ease them of the said Duty.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Glovers, Tanners, Curriers, Fellmongers, Makers, Dressers, and Workers of Leather, within the Town of Great Torrington in the County of Devon, and Places thereunto adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have been great Sufferers by the Duty upon Leather; which if not taken off, they must abandon their Employments in the Leather-Trade, to the Decay of the same in those Parts, and the Ruin of the Petitioners, and their Families: And praying Relief against the said Duty.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Tanners, and others concerned in the Leather-Trade, inhabiting in the City and County of Exon, and the County of Devon, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by reason of the great Duty laid upon Leather, the Leather-Trade of this Kingdom is very much diminished, and the Petitioners impoverished so, that some of them are forced to lay down their Trades, to prevent their utter Ruin; and great Numbers of poor People, who had their Dependence on the said Trade, are like to come to the Parish for Subsistence: And praying Relief, as the House shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Privilege — Publication of Proceedings.

A Complaint being made to this House, That Mr. Dyer, News-Letter-Writer, had, in his News-Letters sent to Bristol, and other Places, presumed to intermeddle with the Proceedings of this House; one of which was produced, dated the 11th Instant, and read;

Ordered, That no News-Letter-Writers do, in their Letters, or other Papers that they disperse, presume to intermeddle with the Debates, or any other Proceedings, of this House.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Dyer do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Grants from the Crown.

Mr. Lowndes, according to Order, presented to the House an Account of the Grants made since the 3d Day of December 1696.

And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

December 1696. A Grant to the Duke of Schonbergh, and the Heirs Males of his Body, of 4,000 l. per Annum, out of the Revenue of the Post-Office, till his Majesty shall pay 100,000 l. to purchase Land to be settled in the Family of the Duke his Father.

A Grant to Richard Owen, of 698 l. 14 s. 9 d. and 282 l. 10s. 10½ d., owing upon old Custom-house Bonds of Richard Richards.

A Grant to John Baber and George Watson, of divers Shares in the Bank, and other Personal Estate, of James de la Bretoniere and Francis la Pairstone, bequeathed to alien Enemies.

February 1696. A privy-Seal. That Powys-house shall remain in the Possession of the Lord Chancellor, during his Custody of the Great Seal, free from all Rents and Payments whatsoever for the same to his Majesty.

His Majesty, having granted to John Agar, in Trust for the Earl of Torrington, and his Heirs, the Site of Oatland's-house, and the Chambers in Serjeants-Inn, Fleetstreet, forfeited by Sir Edward Herbert, doth direct the Tenants of the Premises to pay the Arrears of Rent to the said Earl.

A Confirmation to Mr. Thomas Neale, of the Place of Commissioner or Chief Officer of the Transfer-Office, with 600 l. per Annum, to continue for 16 Years, granted by the Salt-Act; and 1,200 l. per Annum for himself, Office, Deputies, and Clerks, to continue only during his Majesty's Pleasure.

A Grant to Mathew Weston, nominated by Edward Viscount Cornbury, of derelict Lands in or near Siddlesham, Selsey, and Pagham, Com' Sussex; and in or near the little Island called Hayling, and the Parishes of Failey and Wimmering, Com' Southampton; found by a Commission; for 61 Years, at the Rent of 4 l. per Annum.

March 169 6/7. A Grant to Antony Hendley, of a Pension of 1,000 l. per Annum, for 21 Years from Christmas 1696, out of the Tenths of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln, and Sarum; and of another Annuity, or Pension, of 1,000 l. per Annum, for 99 Years, if Eliz. Daughter of Robert Earle of Sunderland, and Wife of * Macarty, commonly called Earl of Clancarty, shall so long live.

A Grant and Confirmation to Rebecca Viscountess Falkland, and her Heirs, of the Manor of Great Tew, Com' Oxon, and of all other the Lands, and Estate Real and Personal, which belonged to Anthony Lord Viscount Falkland; and of all his Majesty's Interest therein, by reason of any Monies which the said Viscount did receive, as formerly Treasurer of the Navy.

A Grant to Barbara Stephens Widow, 4,549 l. 0 s. 35/8 d. which was due from Wm. Prettyman, formerly Remembrancer . . . . First-fruits and Tenths, with the Aid of the Exchequer, for Recovery thereof: This was done, that she might have the Aid of the King for Recovery of a Debt owing to herself.

A Grant to Thomas Earle Esquire, of a Bond entered into by James Grahme Esquire, for Payment of 2,364 l. 9d. whereof 1,864 l. 9s. remained due to the King, for Principal Money, at the time of this Grant.

April 1697. A Privy-Seal, for Sir Basil Dixwell to have 50 l. per Annum, for the better Support of the Office of Lieutenant of the Castle of Dover, from Michaelmas last during his Continuance in the said Office, out of the Rents of the Manor of Rygate, in Surry.

A Grant, in Consideration of 5,000 l. paid into the Exchequer, to Geo. Parker Esquire, of the Personal Estate of Wyke Parker, convicted of Murder.

A Grant to Richard Earl of Bellamont, and others, of all the Goods of Pirates, which have been, or shall be, taken in America by the Adventure Gally, whereof Captain William Kidd was Commander.

A Grant to Thomas Freke Esquire, and his Heirs for ever, for 100 l. paid into the Exchequer, of a Piece of Ground, and the Edifice thereon built, at Saint James's, at the Rent of 6 s. 8 d. per Annum.

Grants from the Crown.

A Grant to Thomas Coningsby, of the Site or Demesnes of the late Cell or Priory of Alvecote, and the Manor of Shuttington, and several Closes, Messuages, Rents, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, and the Reversions thereof; habend' to him and his Heirs for ever, at 20 s. Rent per Annum, payable from the Decease of Katherine the Queen Dowager, in whose Jointure the Premises are; and her Trustees, after her Decease, or, with her Consent, during her Life-time, are to convey the Premises to the said Lord, and his Heirs: This Grant is made in lieu of some forfeited Estates in Ireland, which were intended him.

A Grant to Joseph Jekyl, of the Manor of Rygate and Howleigh, Com' Surry; habend' to him and his Heirs for ever, at 6 s. 8 d. per Annum Rent.

His Majesty signed a Warrant, authorizing the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to contract with Humphry Hetherington Esquire for as many Fee-Farm Rents remaining unfold, as amount to 800 l. per Annum.

And his Majesty signed another Warrant, for authorizing them to contract with Richard Adney Esquire for as many Fee-farm Rents, as amount to 700 l. per Annum.

And his Majesty signed another Warrant, for contracting with Samuel Newton Esquire for like Rents, to the Amount to 600 l. per Annum; not yet conveyed.

And his Majesty signed another Warrant, for contracting with Henry Tyson Gentleman for the Purchase of like Rents, Com' Northumberland, to the Amount of 200 l. per Annum; not yet conveyed.

A Grant to Dennis Colinge Esquire, of the yearly Rent of 500 l. payable to his Majesty out of the New River Water brought from Chadwell and Anwell to London, with a reserved Rent of 3 l. 6 s. 8 d. per Annum for the same; habend' to him and his Heirs for ever.

A Lease to Thomas Pitt Esquire, for a Fine of 600 l. of certain Houses in the Parish of St. Ann's, Westminster, for 99 Years, to commence from Michaelmas 1734, at the yearly Rent of 13 s. 4 d.

A Grant to Charles Lord Cornwallis, of the Honour of Eye, with the Castle and Ground there, and Goswell Wood, and the Manor of Horam Comitis and Eye, the Site and Demesnes of St. Peter's in Eye, and the Manor of Stradbrook, Com' Suffolk; habend' to him and his Heirs for ever, at 10 s. per Annum Rent.

A Grant to George Booth Esquire, of a Pension of 600 l. per Annum, issuing out of the Tenths, for Seven Years from Christmas last.

The late King James the Second having granted to the Countess of Dorchester several Quit-rents in Ireland, amounting to 5,000 l. per Annum, for 99 Years, if she should so long live, at the yearly Rent of 1,500 l. payable into the Exchequer in Ireland; out of which his Majesty lately granted to Trustees, for Dame Letitia Russel, 600 l. per Annum, for 31 Years from Lady-day 1692; Now his Majesty is pleased to grant to Arnold Earl of Albemarle, and his Heirs for ever, all the said Quit-rents which were granted to the said Countess of Dorchester; and the Rents, Issues, and Profits thereof.

A Release to the Executors and Administrators of Dr. Grove, late Bishop of Chichester, of 304 l. 13 s. 6½ d. due from them for First-fruits.

August 1697. A Grant to Sir William Courtney, and his Heirs, of a Court-leet, and other Franchises, at Houghton, Com' Devon.

A Lease to the Earl of Romney, of the Queen's House at Greenwich, and of the Park there, and Old Tilt-Yard, and the Queen's Garden at Greenwich, for 31 Years from the Date, at the Rent of 13 s. 4 d. per Annum; with a Clause of Reassumption, on paying to the Earl such Monies as he shall expend thereon, not exceeding 5,000 l. to be ascertained by the Lord Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being.

December 1697. A Grant to William Dockwra Esquire, for continuing a Pension of 500 l. payable out of the Profits of the Peny-Post-Office, for Three Years, from Midsummer 1697. In Consideration of his good Service in Inventing and Settling of the Business of the said PenyPost-Office.

Grants from the Crown.

12 January 1697. A Warrant signed, importing a Grant to be passed under the Great Seal of England, to Wm. Earl of Portland, and his Heirs for ever, of the Reversion of all Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, mentioned in a Constat thereunto annexed, Parcel of the Manor and Bailiwick of St. James's, in the County of Middlesex; In Consideration, that several Rents, which the Trustees for Sale of Fee-farm Rents have conveyed to the said Earl, and his Heirs, do prove deficient or insolvent.

Abstracts of Letters, directed to their Excellencies the Lords Justices of Ireland.

16 December 1696. For releasing to Sir James Caldwell, who, in Reward of his Services set forth by the Lords Justices, held the forfeited Estate of Dudley Bagnoll, in Custodiam, for 3 Years from the 26th of September 1696, at the Rent of 964 l. 16 s. per Annum, so much of the said yearly Rent as exceeds the Quit-rents and Crown-rents, payable to his Majesty out of that Estate, and the Arrears thereof; and exceeding 400 l. per Annum, which his Majesty allows to Ann Bagnall, for Maintenance of her, and her Children; and 100 l. per Annum to Sir Gervase Clifton, towards Payment of a Debt owing to him; so that, during the said 3 Years, Sir James Caldwell should be liable only to the said Quit-rents, Crown-rents, 400 l. per Annum, and 100 l. per Annum, for the said Estate.

4th January 1696. For granting to Arthur Podmore and Joshua Dawson, recommended by the Lords Justices for their Services, as many forfeited Lands in Ireland as amount to the clear Value yearly of 200 l. above all Incumbrances; habend' for 99 Years from the Date, rendering the old Quit-rents and Crown-rents only.

20th January 1696. For granting and confirming to Richard Gorges, and his Heirs, several Lands in Ireland; which he possessed, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament, and Explanation on a Report of the Lords Justices.

27 Ditto. For paying to William Earl of Rochfort, as of his Majesty's free Gift, all such Rents or Sums of Money as are grown due to his Majesty for Little Croynstowne, and other Lands, the Custody whereof was lately granted to Colonel Talmash, since the Expiration of that Custodiam; and all the Rents and Profits thereof to grow due, till his Majesty's Pleasure be further signified; saving the Quit-rents, and Crown-rents, and the Arrears thereof.

26 February 1696. For an additional Salary of 1,000 l. per Annum to the Lord Chancellor Methwyn, to be placed in the Civil List of the Establishment.

31st March 1697. For granting to Joost Earl of Albemarle, forfeited Estates in Ireland of the clear yearly Value of 2,000 l. above Reprises; with a List of Lands annexed, amounting to 1,735 l. 0 s. 2¾ d. per Annum, as Part of the said yearly Value.

Eodem die. For demising to Eliz. Wandesford, on her Surrender of a Pension of 200 l. per Annum, so many forfeited Lands as should amount to the clear yearly Value of 200 l. for 3 Years from the Date of such Lease.

7th April 1697. For paying 500 l. to Sir John Hely Speaker of the House of Peers, and 500 l. to Robert Rochford Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons there, as his Majesty's free Gift; recommended by the Government there.

16 Ditto. For granting to Tho. Raylton Esquire several Judgments, forfeited to his Majesty in Ireland, whereupon the real Debts, mentioned in the Warrant, do amount to 11,388 l. 8 s. 10 d.; on a Report of the Lords Justices, and the Attorney-General of Ireland.

19 Ditto. For granting to Alexander Steward, and his Heirs for ever, several Lands mentioned in an annexed List, amounting to the clear yearly Value of 200 l.; on a Report of the Lord Capell, late Lord Deputy of Ireland; in Reward for Services and Sufferings.

Eodem die. For an Augmentation of 50 l. per Annum to the Salary of the Serjeant at Arms attending the Peers in Ireland; on an Address of the House of Peers.

Eodem die. For a Custodiam, to Sir Charles Meredith, of a forfeited Piece of Ground in Oxmontowne, Dublin, with a Chapel thereupon built for a Place of holy Worship for the French Protestants; habend' for 31 Years from Lady-day last, at 20 s. per Annum Rent.

20th April 1697. For granting to Sir Tho. Dumvile, and his Heirs, his Majesty's Right of Redemption to the Lands of Redmund and Hugh Mulledy, which were mortgaged to the said Sir Thomas, and forfeited by the Attainders of the said Redmund and Hugh; as also of the Lands of Gallanstown, and all Right, Title, and Incumbrances thereon, for ever; upon a Report of the Lords Justices.

Eodem die. For granting to Sir Edward Byron such Parts or Parcels of Lands as are mentioned in a Schedule, of the clear yearly Value of 100 l. above all Quit-rents; for 99 Years, from the Date.

Eodem die. For granting and releasing unto Sir Richard Pyne several Lands in the County of Cork and Waterford; with Power for creating such as lie in the County of Cork into a Manor, with Liberty for holding Courts; on a Report of the Lords Justices.

21 April 1697. For releasing Isabella Countess of Roscommon, and Thomas Carter, from 150 l. 10 s. due to his Majesty, for Rent of Lands, incurred during the Troubles.

Eodem die. For granting unto Jane Jones a Pension of 100 l. per Annum, to be placed in the Civil List of the Establishment, and payable quarterly, from Lady-day then last past; during Pleasure.

Eodem die. For granting to Nehemiah Donnellan one full Fourth Part of certain forfeited Lands and Estates, in a Schedule specified, which he discovered to belong to his Majesty.

Eodem die. For a Pension of 60 l. per Annum, to be paid to Ann Umfryes Widow, from Lady-day last during his Majesty's Pleasure, or such time as the said Ann shall continue a Widow.

23 April 1697. For granting unto Maurice Annesley such and so many of the Debts, Judgments, Mortgages, and Incumbrances, in a Schedule annexed, and the Interest thereupon, as shall amount to 2,000 l. over and above the Fourth Part due to him as a Discoverer; on a Report from the Chief Governors.

Eodem die. For granting to Thomas Pendergast Esquire, and his Heirs for ever, all the Estate, both Real and Personal, of Roger O Shagnassy, forfeited to his Majesty; rendering such Quit-rents and Crown-rents as were payable before the Forfeiture.

23 April 1697. For granting unto William Spencer, and his Heirs, the Estate . . Hugolin Spencer, outlawed for High Treason, to whom he is next Protestant Heir; on a Report of the Lords Justices.

Eodem die. For granting to William Earl of Rochford, and his Heirs, the Farm of Little Croynstowne, and other the Lands, passed in Custodiam to Daniel Wybrantz, in Trust for Thomas Talmash Esquire, except such Lands, Part of the Premises as were before granted to Thomas Keightley Esquire; at the ancient Quit and Crown-rents payable out of the same.

Eodem die. For granting to William Viscount Mountjoy certain forfeited Estates, to the Value of 1,000 l. per Annum, over and above all Incumbrances and Quit-rents; habend' for 21 Years from the Date; this Grant was made upon a Surrender of a Custodiam, before made to him, of certain Lands intended to be of that Value, but proved very deficient.

11 May 1697. For granting a Pension to Martha Barry, of 100 l. per Annum, during her natural Life; and to commence from Lady-day last.

Eodem die. For granting to Thomas Lord Coningsby, in Consideration of his good Services, an additional yearly Fee or Salary of 1,000 l. which was before granted to William Harbord, Esquire, as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, but mentioned to be excepted in the Grant of the said Office to the said Lord Coningsby; to commence from Lady-day 1697.

1st July 1697. For releasing to Colonel Gustavus Hamilton 180 l. Rent, reserved upon a Custodiam of certain forfeited Lands granted to him.

15 September 1697. For demising to William Wolseley Esquire several forfeited Estates, which were before granted, in Custodiam, to him for 21 Years from the Date of the Lease; reserving the Quit and Crown-rents formerly payable out of the same.

Eodem die. For granting to Mordecai Abbott, and his Heirs, several forfeited Lands in Ireland; reported by the Lords Justices to be of the clear yearly Value of 300 l.; at the ancient Quit and Crown-rents payable for the same.

Eodem die. For discharging Sir Lawrence Parsons of 305 l. 1 s. 9 d. an Arrear of Quit-rent due from his Estate, at or before Christmas 1688, when he was put out of Possession by the late Power.

15 Sept. 1697. For discharging Ann Deyos, upon Payment of 31 l. 0s. 0½d. into the Treasury there, of 253 l. 15 s. 5¼ d. charged upon her Husband, as late Collector of the Excise in the County of Ross: This was done as a Matter of Equity.

Eodem die. For granting to the Marquis of Puissar, and his Heirs for ever, several forfeited Estates, in the Schedule specified; reported by the Lords Justices to be of the clear yearly Value of 600 l.

Eodem die. for granting to Frederick Letitia, and Eliz. Porter, Children of Sir Charles Porter, and their Heirs for ever, several forfeited Estates, specified in a List; reported by the Lords Justices to be of the clear yearly Value of 400 l.

Grants from the Crown.

Eodem die. For granting to Joost Earl of Albemarle, and his Heirs for ever, several forfeited Lands and Estates, specified in a List; which, after Deductions claimed to be made, amount to the clear yearly Value of 2,001 l. 18 s. 9½ d. and of all Arrears of Rent, and Mesne Profits of the Premises; rendering the ancient Quit-rent and Crown-rents payable for the same: This was to make good his Grant, before directed, of 2,000 l. a Year.

Eodem die. For granting to John Butcher certain Quit and Crown-rents in Queen's County, amounting to 893 l. 9 s. per Annum; habend' for 31 Years from Michaelmas 1700.

Eodem die. For granting to John Leslie, Doctor in Divinity, for his Life, certain Lands, specified in a List; reported by the Lords Justices to be of the yearly Value of 400 l.; grounded upon an Address from the Parliament of Ireland; for his Losses in the War, and good Services.

8, November 1697. For granting to the Lord Viscount Woodstock, and his Heirs forever, all the forfeited Estate of Donnough late Earl of Clancarty; and all Arrears of Rent, and Mesne Profits of the Premises, not answered to his Majesty; rendering the ancient Quit and Crown-Rents.

1st December 1697. For demising to Thomas Cook several Lands, in a Schedule specified, forfeited to his Majesty by Dennis O Bryan, for 27 Years to commence from the Date; at the ancient Quit and Crown-rents, and an increased Rent of 10 l. per Annum, to make up the Value; upon a Report to the Lords Justices.

This, pursuant to an Order of the Honourable House of Commons, bearing Date the 11th Instant, is humbly presented by Wm. Lowndes.

Memorandum. The Grants passed within the Duchy of Lancaster, if there be any such, are unknown to me.

Mr. Lowndes also presented to the House, an Account of all Charges hitherto relating to the Subscriptions for circulating Exchequer-Bills; together with an Account of what Exchequer-Bills are sunk.

And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

£. s. d. £. s. d.
On the 1st Contract, the Sum of 431,450 l. was subscribed, and actually paid; for which the Subscribers received an Allowance at 10 l. per Cent. amounting to 43,145 166,703 12 1
On the same Contract, the Subscribers were allowed 5 d. per Cent. per diem. for Interest of 107,862 l. 10 s. being one Fourth Part of the said Sum which they deposited, from 27 April 1697, unto the 6th August 1697, inclusive, being 101 Days, amounting to 2,269 12 1
On the 2d Contract, the Sum of 695,170 l. was also subscribed, and actually paid; for which the Subscribers have received an Allowance, at 10 per Cent. amounting to 69,517
On the 3d Contract, there is subscribed, 517,720 l.; and the First Payment thereof was called for on the 10th Instant: This Subscription will answer all the Bills hitherto brought into the Exchequer, when demanded, and more; and the Premium agreed for being likewise 10 l. per Cent. it will, if the whole Sum be paid, amount to 51,772
The Charge of Salaries to the Trustees, for managing of the said Subscription-Money, is after the Rate of 400 l. per Annum to each of them; and will amount, for 9 Months, from the 27th April 1697, to the 27 Instant, to 3,400 l.; and the Salaries to all other the Officers under them doth amount, for the same time, to 915 l.; in both 4,315 5,040 6
And there has been also paid to the said Trustees, for defraying of incident Charges and Expences 300
And to several Artificers, for repairing and fitting up the several Offices for them, and their said Officers, the Sum of 425 6
The Bills cancelled to this Day, do amount to Six hundred Sixty-three thousand One hundred Fifty-eight Pounds. £.171,743 18

Wm. Lowndes.

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie upon the Table, to be perused by the Members of the House: And that the same be taken into Consideration upon Friday Morning next.

Supply.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, the Resolutions 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 were read; and are as follow; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That upon disbanding the Army, over and above what is due to them, there be allowed, by way of Bounty, 14 Days Subsistence to each Foot-Soldier and Non-commission Officer; and to each Foot-Soldier, more, 3s. in lieu of his Sword, which he is to deliver up.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That upon disbanding the Army, over and above what is due to them, there be allowed, by way of Bounty, 6 Days full Pay to each private Trooper, and Non-Commission Officer, of the Horse and Dragoons.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, the Sum of 250,000 l. be allowed, upon Account, towards defraying the Charge of disbanding the private Troopers, and Centinels, and Non-Commission Officers, of the Horse, Dragoons, and Foot.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Provision be made for giving Half-pay to the Commission Officers, his Majesty's natural-born Subjects of England, of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, disbanded, and to be disbanded, till the said Officers shall be fully paid off, and cleared, and be otherwise provided for.

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

Ordered, That a List be laid before this House, of the Names of the Commission-Officers, his Majesty's natural-born Subjects of this Kingdom, who are to have Half-pay, in pursuance of the said Resolution.

False indorsing Exchequer Bills.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Examination of the Matter touching the false Indorsement of Exchequer-Bills:

And Mr. Bartholomew Burton, Mr. Marriott, and Mr. Crawford, were called in together; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Mr. John Brockett, Attorney and Solicitor for Mr. Marriott, attending, according to Order, was called in, and examined, touching a Note given to him, in Trust, for Mr. Marriott, by Mr. Bartholomew Burton and Mr. John Knight, the 1st Day of December last, for 2,000 l. payable upon Demand: Which Note he produced, and delivered in to the House.

And then withdrew.

The said Note being read;

Ordered, That the said Note be kept by the Clerk of this House until the further Order of this House.

Mr. Edwards, Treasurer to the Trustees for circulating Exchequer-Bills, attending, according to Order, was called in, and examined.

And then withdrew.

Mr. Taylor, another Officer to the said Trustees, attending, was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Mr. Mosell and Mr. Lloyd, Two of Mr. Marriott's Clerks, attending, were called in, and examined.

And then withdrew.

Mr. Bolt, attending, was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, proceed in the further Examination of the Matter touching the false Indorsement of Exchequer-Bills.

Ordered, That Mr. Bartholomew Burton be remanded to the Prison of Newgate.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Burton, and all Persons who attended this Day, touching the Matter of false Indorsing of Exchequer Bills, do attend this House again, upon Saturday Morning next.

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