House of Commons Journal Volume 12
30 May 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 30 May 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 291-293. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39641 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 30 die Maii;

Decimo Gulielmi.

Prayers.

Wyndham's Estate.

THE Amendment, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to make Leases, grant Copies, and receive the Rents and Profits, of the Estates late of Sir Edward Wyndham Baronet, deceased, and Hopton Wyndham Esquire, deceased, during the Minority of Sir William Wyndham Baronet, for the Intents and Purposes therein mentioned, being twice read; the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.

Title, L. 1st, after "An," and before "to," add "Act."

Ordered, That Colonel Granville do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed unto the said Amendment.

Rogers' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting in Thomas Rogers Gentleman, an absolute Estate of Inheritance, in Fee-simple, in the Manor of West-Court, Mansion-house, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Kent; and securing to John Higgons Gentleman, and Alice his Wife, and (for Portions for) Irene, Margaret, Mary, and Alice Cesar, Monies, in lieu of their Claims thereunto; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir H. D. Colt, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Foley, Mr. Mounstevens, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Pendarvis, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Colt, Mr. Duke, Lord Spencer, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Ogle, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Mason, Mr. Fuller, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Ashley, Sir Phi. Boteler, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Stringer, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Ruce Rud, Mr. Staynes, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Marm. Wyvall, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Cloberry, Mr. Ryder, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Gery, Mr. Sloan; and all that serve for Kent: And they are to meet at Five a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ship Maryland Merchant.

Mr. Yates, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for giving Leave to the Ship Maryland Merchant, to import her Lading into this Kingdom: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Friday Morning next.

Supply Bill; purchasing Annuities.

A Bill for enlarging the Time for purchasing certain Estates, or Interests, in several Annuities, therein mentioned, was read a Second time.

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

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

Supply Bill; Duties on Lustrings, &c.

A Bill for Increasing his Majesty's Duties upon Lustrings and Alamodes was read a Second time.

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

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

Exporting Wool.

A Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool; and to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the 7th and 8th Years of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool; and for encouraging the Importation thereof from Ireland; which inflicts Forfeitures upon the Inhabitants of such Hundreds, through which any Wool shall pass, to be exported;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out "and to repeal a Clause in an Act, made in the 7th and 8th Years of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool; and for encouraging the Importation thereof from Ireland; which inflicts Forfeitures upon the Inhabitants of such Hundreds, through which any Wool shall pass, to be exported:"

And the Question being put, That the said Words do stand Part of the Question;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool: And that Mr. Brewer and Mr. Harcourt do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Trafford's Estate.

Mr. Brotherton, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for enabling Humphrey Trafford Esquire, to raise the Sum of 4000l. upon his Estate for Payment of his Debts: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon this Day Sevennight.

Duties on Leather.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to explain the Manner of collecting the Duties in the Act for laying several Duties upon Leather.

Woollen Manufacture.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the better Improving of the Woollen Manufacture be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.

Raising the Militia.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for raising the Militia for the Year One thousand Six hundred and Ninety-eight, though the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid.

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 gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.

Building Ships.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion, made the 16th Instant, That the Overplus of the Money and Sea Stores, for Building and Furnishing of Seven-and-twenty Ships of War, by virtue of a late Act of Parliament, may be applied to the Use of the Navy and Ordnance for Sea-Service, the Resolution of the said Committee; which they had directed him to report to the House; 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 the Overplus of the Money appropriated for building the Seven-and-twenty Ships of War, by the late Act of Parliament; and also, of the Stores provided for that Service; be applied to other Uses for the Navy, and Ordnance for Sea Service.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Overplus of the Money appropriated for building the Seven-andtwenty Ships of War, by the late Act of Parliament; and also, of the Stores provided for that Service; be applied to other Uses for the Navy, and Ordnance for Sea Service.

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

Impeachment of Goudet, &c.

The several Answers of John Goudet, David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudovin, Nicholas Santini, and Peter Diharce, Merchants, and John Pearse Gentleman, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against them were read; and are as follow; viz.

The humble Answer of John Goudet, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant humbly hoping he shall have the Liberty to take the Advantage of all former Prosecutions and Acquittals of or for any the Crimes, Offences, and Misdemeanors, supposed, by the said Articles of Impeachment, to have been committed by him; and also, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had by your Lordships; he faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Trial thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

John Goudet.

The humble Answer of David Barrau, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant humbly hoping he shall have the Liberty to take the Advantage of all former Prosecutions and Acquittals of or for any the Crimes, Offences, and Misdemeanors, supposed, by the said Articles of Impeachment, to have been committed by him; and also, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exceptions to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he saith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

David Barrau.

The humble Answer of Peter Longueville, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he saith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgments of your Lordships: whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

Peter Longuecille.

The humble Answer of Stephen Seignoret, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant humbly hoping he shall have the Liberty to take Advantage of all former Prosecutions and Acquittals of or for any the Crimes, Offences, and Misdemeanors, supposed, by the said Articles of Impeachment, to have been committed by him; and also, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he saith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Trial thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

Step. Seignoret.

The humble Answer of Rene Baudovin, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant humbly hoping he shall have the Liberty to take the Advantage of all former Prosecutions and Acquittals of or for any the Crimes, Offences, and Misdemeanors, supposed, by the said Articles of Impeachment, to have been committed by him; and also, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

Rene Baudovin.

The humble Answer of Nicolas Santini, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against, him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Defendant saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce. Nicolas Santini.

The humble Answer of Peter Diharse, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, in the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce. Peter Diharce.

The humble Answer of John Pearse, to the Articles of Impeachment, exhibited against him, and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies of the said Articles; of which, he humbly prays, That Notice may be taken, and just Regard may be had, by your Lordships; he faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him: And, for his Tryal thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgment of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth, and ever shall, rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

Ordered, That the said Answers be referred to the Committee who prepared the said Articles of Impeachment: And that they do consider thereof; and prepare Replications thereunto.

Preventing false Election Returns.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for making more effectual an Act, made in the 23d Year of the Reign of King Henry the Sixth, for remedying false and undue Returns of Members of Parliament; and also, to prevent Double Returns.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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