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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 24 February 1698

Pages 126-127

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Jovis, 24 die Februarii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Ayre and Galder Navigation.

APETITION of the Governor, Assistants, and Company of Merchant-Adventurers, of the ancient City of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That their Company has been of very ancient Standing, and of great Trade; which can no-way be carried on but by Preservation of the River Ouze, whereby great Quantities of Goods are exported for Holland, and other Places, and from thence import Flax, Hemp, and other Commodities; all which Trade and Conveniency will be lost, if the Rivers Ayre and Calder, in the County of York, be made navigable: And praying, That the said Rivers may not be made navigable; and that they may be heard by Counsel.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of the Justices of the Peace, and Grand Jury, at the General Quarter-Sessions of the Peace, holden at Doncaster, in and for the West-Riding of the County of York, the 18th Day of January 1697, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Towns of Leeds and Wakefeild are the principal Markets in the North for Cloth; and are situate conveniently for improving that Trade, for the Advantage of all the Cloathing Towns Northward, by a Water-Carriage for their Goods, if the Rivers Ayre and Calder be made navigable: And praying, That a Bill may pass for effecting so good and general a Work.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for making the said Rivers navigable is committed.

Duty on Tobacco-pipes.

A Petition of Henry Norman, Thomas Cook, Nicolas Tarbotton, and Robert Fox, on the behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Tobacco-pipe-makers of the Town and Borough of Kingston upon Hull, and the Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That before the Duty upon Tobacco-pipes, the Petitioners maintained their Families, and kept a great many poor People at Work; but since the Commencement of the said Duty they cannot keep their Families, nor employ One-Third of the Workmen, by reason of their small Employ in their Trade: And praying, That the said Duty may be taken off.

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.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Vintners, Innholders, Victuallers, and Coffeemen of the Borough of Southwark, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Duty upon Tobacco-pipes is very hurtful to the Petitioners Trades, who pay double Prices for Pipes, and are forced to give them away gratis to their Customers; whereby the said Duty is chiefly paid by the Petitioners, and those of their Trade, to their Impoverishment: And praying Relief in the Premises.

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.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of several Tanners, Fellmongers, Curriers, Collar-makers, Shoemakers, Glovers, and other Persons concerned in the Working of Leather, in divers Places in the County of Bucks, and Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are under great Pressures by reason of the excessive Duty upon Leather, to the great Discouragement and Decay of Trade: 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, 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.

Resumption of Grants.

A Petition of Colonel Henry Lutterell was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Simon Lutterell, the Petitioner's elder Brother, being Tenant for Life of a small Estate in Ireland, Remainder in Tail Male; and Simon having taken up Arms against his present Majesty, and being gone into France; the Earl of Athlone, for the Petitioner's Sufferings and Services, procured the Petitioner a Grant from his Majesty of the said Estate: And praying, That some Provision for preserving the said Grant to the Petitioner may be made in the Bill 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.

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

Newcastle Waterworks.

Sir William Blackett, according to Order, presented to the House, a Bill for the better supplying the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne with fresh Water: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

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

Army Arrears.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Petitions of the Soldiers of Colonel Rosse's Regiment are referred, have Leave to sit To-morrow Morning.

Privilege of a Member in a Suit.

A Petition of several Persons of the City of York, being offered, relating to William Palmes Esquire, a Member of this House; and he, in his Place, acquainting the House, That there is a Suit now depending in the Court of Chancery, touching the Matter of the said Petition, to which he does wave his Privilege.

The Question was put, That the Petition be received: And it passed in the Negative.

Ditto.

Sir Edward Hungerford attending in his Place, according to Order;

The Petition of Andrew Young Gentleman, relating to him, was read; setting forth, That Sir John Prettyman's Estate, called Loddington, was, by Act of Parliament in 1670, directed to be sold to pay Debts of Sixteen thousand Pounds to his then Majesty, and to reimburse Sir Edward Hungerford, and Sir Tho. Doleman, such Sums as they had paid, and were obliged to pay, for Sir John; and then to pay Wm. Prettyman such Debts as he had paid for Sir George Prettyman: That Sir Edward Hungerford got Possession of the said Estate, and procured a Purchaser, without Consent of Sir Thomas Doleman, or Mr. Prettyman, and received great Part of the Purchasemoney; and yet suffered Sir Tho. and Mr. Prettyman, to be sued for the Debts of Sir John: That, in 1674, Sir Tho. Doleman brought a Bill in Chancery against Sir Edward Hungerford; and then Sir Edward offered to stand in the place of the Trustees: And the Court decreed an Account: And Five thousand Pounds was reported due to Mr. Prettyman from Sir Edward Hungerford, who now resumes his Privilege, to avoid Payment of the Money: And praying Leave to prosecute Sir Edw. Hungerford for the said Monies, he being only as a Trustee by his own Offer, as aforesaid.

And Sir Edward Hungerford was heard thereupon.

Resolved, That the said Petition be rejected.

Crediton Work-houses.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for the erecting an Hospital or Hospitals, Work-house or Work-houses, and House or Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in Devon, for the better Relief of the Poor therein, is committed, have Leave to sit in a Morning, but not after Ten a Clock.

Privilege.

A Complaint being made to the House, That John Farmer and Joseph Bartenton, Followers to John Hunt, a Bailiff, had forced into the House of Anthony Hammond Esquire, a Member of this House, and arrested Eliz. Davis, his menial Servant, at the Suit of one Samuel Hoyle, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections to examine the Matter of the said Complaint: And that they do report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Reports on Privilege.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, upon the Petitions of Sir Bouchier Wray, and the Lady Salusbury; and the Complaint of Arthur Owen Esquire; be made upon Wednesday Morning next.

Sutton St. Edmond's Law of Sewers.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to confirm a Law of Sewers, solely relating to the Towns of Sutton St. Edmonds, and Sutton St. James, in the County of Lincoln: And that the Lord Castleton do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Leave of Absence.

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

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

Ledgingham's Ship pumps.

Ordered, That Lord Fairfax, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Cox, Sir Godfrey Copley, Mr. Lister, Mr. Clark, Lord Irwin, Sir Cha. Hotham, Mr. Champnyes, Sir Henry Parker, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Morgan, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Robert Ledgingham, Merchant, is referred.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

A Bill for granting an Aid to his Majesty, by a LandTax, for One Year, for raising, Money for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other Uses 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, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Knights of the Shire do, upon Tuesday Morning next, lay before the House Lists of Commissioners Names for the several Counties and Places, as usual, for the Execution of the said Act.

Land Tax.

Ordered, That an Account be laid before the House of the Rates of the several Counties of England and Wales, to the First Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound.

Navy Ordinary.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account of the Charge of the Ordinary of the Navy for the Year 1698.

Militia Regulation.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee appointed to prepare, and bring in, a Bill to regulate the Militia, That they do insert a Clause therein, to repeal the Laws now in Force relating to the Militia.

Supply Bills; vacating Grants in England and Ireland.

Ordered, That the several Bills for vacating all Grants from the Crown, of Estates, and other Interests, in England and Ireland, in the Reign of King Charles the Second, the late King James, and since the 13th Day of February 1688, be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Commitee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty; and of Ways and Means for raising the same.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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