House of Commons Journal Volume 12
7 February 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 7 February 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 88-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39548 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Lunæ, 7 die Februarii ;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Duty on Tobacco Pipes.

A PETITION of the poor Pipemakers of the City of York was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That by reason of the heavy Tax laid upon Tobacco Pipes, both Masters and Journeymen are reduced to great Want; and many of them want Bread: And praying, That the said Tax may be taken off; their Trade, at best, being very mean.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Glass-makers of the Town of Stourbridge is referred.

Fitz-Harris' Estate.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Petition of Sir Henry Fitz-Harris is referred, have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, Shoemakers, Curriers, Glovers, Sadlers, Fellmongers, and Leather-dressers, inhabiting in and near the ancient Town, Borough, and Corporation of Oakhampton in the County of Devon, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they lie under many Grievances by reason of the Hardships of the Act for laying a Duty upon Leather, by reason they must pay the Duty on Sale of their Leather, though they must give Credit to the Buyer; or else must not trade, by reason of the Dealers then want of Money: Also, if a Merchant would buy Leather, it cannot be delivered except on a Market-Day, before which perhaps the Ship is ready to sail; and then the Tanner loseth that Opportunity of Sale: And praying an Alteration of the said Act, for the Petitioners Ease.

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.

Vesey's Nat.

Sir Henry Colt reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Naturalizing of Dudley Vesey, an Infant, 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.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed,

Army Arrears.

A Petition of the Non-commission Officers, and private Horsemen, of Colonel Theodore Russel's late Regiment, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, on the 20th March 1690, the said Regiment was broke; and the Petitioners went forthwith into other Regiments, in his Majesty's Service; and, in the Petitioners Absence, the Colonel and Commission-Officers got their full Pay, and refuse to state the Petitioners Accounts, or pay them one Peny, though their Arrears are from 20 to 30 l. a Man, being 120 in Number: And praying the Relief of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Mr. Francis Molyneux is referred.

Timber in New-Forest.

A Petition of several Freeholders, and others, living in and near Exbury, near the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they, and their Ancestors, have time out of mind, claimed, and now enjoy, Common of Pasture, Turbary, and Panage, in the said Forest; which has been a great Nursery for breeding Cattle; and the Petitioners perform Services, and pay Rents to the Crown, for the same: That a Bill depending in the House, for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest, will prejudice the Petitioners, and many thousand others, who have the same Rights and Privileges: And praying to be heard against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ditto.

A Petition of several Freeholders, and others, living in or near Fawley, near the New-Forest in the County of Southampton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they, of Right, have Common of Pasture in the said Forest; and pay and perform Rents and Services to the Crown for the same: That they are informed a Bill is brought into the House for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest, which will destroy the Petitioners Privileges therein, by inclosing the same: And praying, That they may be heard to give their Reasons against passing the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ditto.

A Petition of several Inhabitants in and near the NewForest, in the County of Southampton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they hold from the Crown several Lands near the said Forest, for which they enjoy Common of Pasture therein; and pay and do divers Rents and Services: That, about Four or Five Years ago, there was a Bill brought into the House, as there now is, for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest; which Bill was for Inclosing Part of the Forest, and consequently destroying the Petitioners Rights and Privileges; but, on hearing the Petitioners, and others, that Bill did not pass: And praying to be heard against the now Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ditto.

A Petition of several Freeholders, and others, living in or near the Borough of Lymington, near the New-Forest, in the County of Southampton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they, and their Ancestors, have, beyond Memory, enjoyed Common of Pasture, Turbary, and Panage, in the said Forest; and pay and perform divers Rents and Duties to the Crown therefore: And praying, That the Bill depending in the House, for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest, may not pass; for that the same will prejudice the Petitioners Rights and Privileges.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Timber in New-Forest.

A Petition of several Freeholders, and others, living in or near the Borough of Christ-Church, near the NewForest, in the County of Southampton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, and their Predecessors, have enjoyed Common of Pasture, Turbary, and Panage, in the said Forest; and they now pay and do divers Rents and Services to the Crown for the same: That they are informed a Bill is brought into the House for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest, by inclosing Part thereof; which Inclosure will not only prejudice the Petitioners, but Thousands of others, who have an equal Dependence in the said Forest with the Petitioners: And praying to be heard against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Grantham Election.

Ordered, That the Town of Grantham be at Liberty to withdraw the Petition, touching the late Election for the said Borough.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do go with the Mace into Westminster-hall, and to the several Courts there, and into the Court of Requests, and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.

And he went accordingly.

And, being returned;

Ayre and Calder Navigation.

A Bill to make the Rivers Ayre and Calder, in the County of York, navigable, at the Charge of such Persons as shall undertake the same, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the Lord Fairfax, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Manley, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Lambton, Sir William Honywood, Mr. Bohun, Sir John Bolles, Mr. York, Sir Wm. Bowes, Mr. Daniell, Mr. England, Mr. Staynes, Mr. Methwyn, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir John Phillips, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edw. Ayscough, Mr. Tankard, Sir Henry Colt, Mr. Machell, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Kirby, Mr. Blofield, Sir Robert Burdet, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Kay, Sir Cloudsly Shovell, Sir Godfrey Copley, Sir Wm. Hustler, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Thornhagh, Sir Fra. Masham, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Molyneaux, Lord Ashley, Mr. Aylmer, Sir Tho. Roberts, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Colonel Byerly, Sir Joseph Jekyll, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Cha. Hotham: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the several Petitions for and against the said Bill, which were laid upon the Table until the Bill was read the Second . . . . . be referred to the said Committee.

Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to receive a Clause or Clauses, That the Newcastle and Sunderland Coal-Trade may not be prejudiced by the said Bill.

Importing Bone-lace, &c.

Sir William Drake according to Order, reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for rendering the Laws more effectual for preventing the importing foreign Bonelace, Needle-work, Point, and Cut-work, was committed, That they had considered the Bill; and heard the Petitioners against the same; and had made several Amendments to the Bill; 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 once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

And other Amendments were made, by the House, to the Bill, by inserting in several Places "Loom-lace," to make the Bill extend to that Lace.

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

Supply Bill; vacating Grants in Ireland.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Accounts of the Grants laid before this House:

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, or Bills, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick: And that Sir John Bolles, Sir Francis Winnington, and Mr. Harcourt, do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Supply Bill; vacating Grants since 1688.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, or Bills, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, from the Crown, since the 13th Day of February 1688; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick.

Ditto by James II.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, or Bills, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, from the Crown, during the Reign of the late King James; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick.

Ditto by Ch. II.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, or Bills, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, from the Crown, during the Reign of King Charles the 2d; and for appropriating the same to the Use of the Publick.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. SolicitorGeneral, Mr. Harcourt, and Mr. Dolben, do prepare, and bring in, the said Bill, or Bills.

Preventing alienation of Crown Revenues.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the Alienation or Disposition of the Revenues of the Crown: And that Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Solicitor-General, Sir William Williams, Mr. Harcourt, and Mr. Dolben, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill to encourage the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into foreign Parts; and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland; was committed; be made upon Saturday Morning next.

Punishing Knight, &c. for false indorsing Exchequer Bills.

The Lord Marquis of Hartington, according to Order, presented to the House Three several Bills, for the punishing John Knight Esquire, Charles Duncomb Esquire, and Bartholomew Burton Gentleman: And the same were received.

Ordered, That the Bills be read To-morrow at Twelve a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over upon this Day Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House.

Timber in New Forest.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for the Increase and Preservation of the Timber in the New-Forest, in the County of Southampton.

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