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House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 14 February 1694

Pages 94-95

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, 14 die Februarii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Edwards' Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Edwards to sell Part of his Estate, for the Payment of Debts; and to restrain and disable him to commit Waste upon the Residue of the said Estate; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Barrington's Estate.

Ordered, That Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. St. John, Mr. Done, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Hutchinson, Major Vincent, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. Cheney, be added to the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, to enable Sir Charles Barrington to settle a Jointure on Dame Bridget his Wife; and to make Provision for their younger Children; is committed.

C. Turner's Estate.

Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for settling the Inheritance of some Parts of the Estate of Charles Turner Esquire, which lie dispersed, in himself; and settling an entire Estate, of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the Uses that the other Estate stand settled; was committed; That they had made several Amendments to the Bill, which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; 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.

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

Mildmay's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to vest the Estate of Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Arabella, Lucy, and Anne Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon, and preserving the Overplus for their Benefit, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to vest the Estate of Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Arabella, Lucy, and Anne Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon, and preserving the Overplus for their Benefit.

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

Wool-Combers, &c. Trade.

Sir Robert Davers, according to Order, reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of the Wool-combers, and Traders in the Woollen Manufactures, in the Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridge, and Isle of Ely, was referred, That they had examined and considered the same, and inspected the several Statutes that concern the Woollen Manufacture in Norwich; and had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report; 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 the Manner and Practice used by the Wardens and Assistants of the Weavers of Norwich, in their searching and seizing of Yarn belonging to the Wool-combers, is arbitrary, illegal, and an Abuse to the Subject.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating the said Abuses.

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 the Manner and Practice used by the Wardens and Assistants of the Weavers of Norwich, in their searching and seizing of Yarn belonging to the Wool-combers, is arbitrary, illegal, and an Abuse to the Subject;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Robert Davers,
Colonel Goldwell:
102.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Sanford,
Mr. Perry:
88.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating the said Abuses: And that Sir Joseph Williamson, Sir Robert Davers, Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Blofield, and Mr. Bockenham, or any Three of them, do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Tryals for Treason.

An ingrossed Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason, and Misprision of Treason, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason, and Misprision of Treason.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham have Leave to go into the Country for a Month, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Campion have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

East India Trade.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the East-India Trade.

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

Mr. Papillion reported from the said Committee, That they had come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.

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

Mr. Papillion also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That the Commissioners of the Customs may be directed to lay before this House an Account of what Goods and Bullion have been exported to the East-Indies; and also what East-India Goods have been imported, and what thereof have been exported again, from the Year 1675, to the Year 1685.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs do, upon Saturday Morning next, lay before this House an Account of what Goods and Bullion have been exported to the East-Indies; and also what East-India Goods have been imported, and what thereof have been exported again, from the Year 1675, to the Year 1685.

Mr. Papillion also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, before the Report from the said Committee, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the East-India Trade.

Ways and Means.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Wharton,
Mr. Clark:
23.
Tellers for the Noes, Colonel Goldwell,
Sir Joseph Hern:
45.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, 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 One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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