House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 28 February 1694

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Mercurii, 28 die Februarii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

G. Turner's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of George Turner Esquire, deceased, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Brockman, Sir William Scawen, Mr. Christy, Sir Wm. Carey, Sir Gilbert Clark, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Burdet, Mr. England, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Waller, Mr. How, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Westerne, Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Henly, Sir Robert Edon, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Cook, Mr. Slater, Sir Fra. Drake, Colonel Deane, Sir William Cooper, Mr. Sherrard, Mr. Windham, Mr. Travers, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Scobell; and all that serve for the Counties of Surrey and Kent: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Barrington's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Charles Barrington to settle a Jointure on Dame Bridget his Wife; and to make Provision for their younger Children; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir John Bolls do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same without any Amendments.

Ease of Jurors.

Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, upon the ingrossed Bill for the Ease of Jurors who serve at the Assizes for England and Wales, be resumed upon Friday Morning next.

Special Bails.

A Bill for settling the Method of taking special Bails in the Court of King's-Bench; and for Filing, Entering, and Docquetting, of all such Bails in the several Courts of Law at Westminster: was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Bromley, Sir John Bolls, Mr. Christy, Mr. White, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Slater, Sir William Scawen, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Carter, Sir William Honywood, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Edward Chisnall, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Sanford, Mr. How, Sir Jero. Elwes, Mr. Browne, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. England, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Newport, Sir William Cooper, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Travers; and all the Members of the Long Robe: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Vexatious Suits.

A Bill for the Amendment of the Laws in taxing Cost; and preventing Suits for involuntary Trespasses; was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Sir Jero. Elwes, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Browne, Mr. Slater, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Robert Edon, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Carter, Mr. White, Mr. Lutterel, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Smith, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Bromley, Sir John Key, Mr. Colmer, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Clark, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Lloyd; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Clark have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write his Letters to the Sheriffs of the respective Counties of England and Wales, to summon the Members of this House, now in the Country, to attend their Service in Parliament, on Wednesday the Fourteenth Day of March next, notwithstanding any Leave for Absence.

Ordered, That all the Members of this House do attend their Service in Parliament the Fourteenth Day of March next, notwithstanding any Leave for Absence: And that such as shall not then attend be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

The Letter written by Mr. Speaker was as followeth;

viz.

Sir,

THE House of Commons having taken Notice of the Absence of several of their Members, I am commanded to acquaint you with it, that you may give immediate Summons to all the Members of this House, Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, within your County, to attend their Service in Parliament on Wednesday the Fourteenth Day of March next, notwithstanding any Leave for Absence; the House of Commons intending to proceed further, with all Severity, against all such of their Members as shall then neglect their Attendance: And you are to give an Account of the Receipt of this, and of what you have done hereupon, unto

Your loving Friend.

From the House of Commons,
the 28th of February 1693.

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 Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and LandForces, for the Service of the Year 1694, the Resolutions of the said Committee: The 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 Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a Sum not exceeding Six hundred thousand Pounds, over and above the Four

Ways and Means.

Shillings per Pound already granted, be not laid upon Land to be collected in the Year 1695.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, there be not any further Sum, than the Four Shillings in the Pound already granted, laid upon Land.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a Duty be laid upon Soap.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty of One Peny per Pound Weight be laid upon all Soap.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty of One Peny per Pound Weight be laid upon all Soap imported, over and above the Duties now payable for the same.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Duty upon English Soap be collected at the Soap-boilers and Soapmakers.

The First Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a Sum not exceeding Six hundred thousand Pounds, over and above the Four Shillings per Pound already granted, be not laid upon Land to be collected in the Year 1695;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Tankred,
Sir Wm. Forester:
130.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Boyle,
Mr. Bromley:
113.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Second Resolution being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, there be not any further Sum, than the Four Shillings in the Pound already granted, laid upon Land;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Young,
Mr. Machell:
129.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. How,
Sir Eliab Harvey:
  86.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Third Resolution being read a Second time; the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Fourth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding "English;"

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That a Duty of One Peny per Pound Weight be laid upon all English Soap.

The Fifth Resolution being read a Second time; the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Sixth Resolution being read a Second time;

And Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding "making the same for Sale:"

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That the Duty upon English Soap be collected at the Soapboilers and Soapmakers, making the same for Sale

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

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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