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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 21 March 1698

Pages 167-169

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

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Lunæ, 21 die Martii;

10 Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Turner's Estate.

A BILL for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turner, and Charles Turner Esquire, his Son, for the more, effectual securing the Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds, and Interest upon their Estate, was according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Freeman, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Brotherton, Sir Robert Burdett, Mr. Moor, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Pinnell, Sir Gilbert Clark, Mr. Pendarvis, Sir John Phillips, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir John Kay, Mr. Vivian, Mr. Foley, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Granville, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Harvey, Sir John Turner, Mr. Fleming, Sir Cha. Turner, Mr. Manley, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Clark, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Rowney, Sir John Bucknall, Sir Cha. Barrington, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Gery, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Daniell, Sir Rich. Onslow, Lord Norris, Sir John Manwaring, Mr. Machell; and all that serve for the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, and Hertford: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ditto.

A Petition of Francis Gee Gentleman, and Sarah his Wife, one of the Daughters of Sir Edward Turner, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in this House, for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turner, and Charles Turner Esquire, his Son, for the more effectual securing the Sum of 12,000 l. and Interest, upon their Estate; and the Petitioners are advised, That the Passing of the said Bill will greatly prejudice their Interest: They therefore pray, That they may be heard, by Counsel, against the Passing of the said Bill.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Cox have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Master's Estate.

A Bill to enable Streinsham Masters Esquire, to sell Lands in Kent, which were agreed to be settled by his Articles of Marriage; and to convey Lands in Derbyshire, of a greater Value, to the same Uses; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Brotherton, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Gery, Sir Robert Burdett. Mr. Osborne, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Gilbert Clark, Sir Henry Colt, Mr. Priestman, Mr. Fleming, Lord Pawlett, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Clark, Mr. England, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Mason, * Mauditt, Colonel Granvill, Mr. Hoare, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Harvey, Sir Baz. Dixwell, Mr. Henly, Mr. Wharton, Sir Robert Rich, Mr. Foley, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Manly, Mr. Moor, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Perry, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Godfrey Copley, Sir Henry Lyddall, Mr. Aylmore; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Derby, Chester, Kent, and Lancaster: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Copper Coinage.

A Petition of the Grocers, Cheesemongers, Soapmakers, Tallowchandlers, Bakers, Mealmen, Oilmen, Victuallers, Distillers, and Retailers in general of St. Botolph's Aldgate, London, East Smithfield, and St. Mary Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex, in behalf of themselves, any many others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Patentees for coining Copper Halfpencee and Farthings have coined such vast Quantities of them at an under Value, 20s. in Tale being not worth above 9s. Sterling, that they are become a great Clog to the Petitioners Trades: And praying a Redress of their Grievance.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Grocers, Cheesemongers, Mealmen, Bakers, Victuallers, Market-people, and Retailers in general, of the Borough of Southwark, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Richard Moor have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Wove Buttons.

A Petition of the Button-makers in or near the Town of Macclesfeild, in the County Palatine of Chester, in the Name of themselves, and all others of their Trade, in or near the said Town, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, before such vast Quantities of cloth and wove Buttons were worn, the Petitioners, by their Trade, which is now much decayed thereby, maintained their Families comfortably, who now are become burdensome to their Parishes and Relations: And praying Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Relief of the said Petitioners: And that Sir John Manwaring and the Lord Powlett do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Suppressing House-breakers.

A Bill for the better Discovery and Suppressing of Housebreakers was read the First time.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. James Mountague, Chief Justice of Ely, have Leave to go the Circuit.

Gardiner's Marriage Settlement.

Sir Henry Colt reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to rectify a Mistake in the Marriage-Settlement of William Gardiner Esquire, 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 Table.

Ordered, That the Bill be read the Third time upon Wednesday Morning next.

Inland Bills of Exchange.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange.

Ordered, That Sir William Ashurst do carry the Bill to the Lords and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Hawkes' Estate.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable John Hawkes, and Abigall his Wife, to sell Lands in the County of Salop, for Payment of Debts: And that Mr. Edw. Harley do prepare, and bring in the Bill.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Ashby have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Lords desire Leave for a Member to attend them.

A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron Ward and Mr. Justice Nevill:

Mr. Speaker,

We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That whereas a scandalous Paper, reflecting on the Lord Chancellor, and his Proceedings in the Court of Chancery, hath been complained of, and read in the House of Lords; of which, their Lordships are informed upon Oath, That Mr. Robert Bertie, a Member of this House, can give some Account; their Lordships do desire, That, for that Purpose, this House will give Leave for him to appear before the Lords.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Resolved, That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

And the Messengers were called in again: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

May's Nat.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Meredith:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to naturalize Charles May Esquire, with an Amendment: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Persons examined.

The House being informed, That Mr. Williamson and Mr. Levy attended, according to Order; but that Mr. Glover was out of Town;

Mr. Williamson and Mr. Levy were called in:

And Mr. Levy was examined.

And then they withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Levy and Mr. Williamson be discharged of their further Attendance upon this House.

Registring Deeds.

A Bill for registring Memorials of future Deeds and Conveyances was, according to Order, read a Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill; and nothing to intervene.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith:

Mr. Speaker,

Hewett's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Hewett Esquire, lying in the County of Middlesex, settled upon his Marriage; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing other Lands in Leicestershire, where his Estate and Seat lies, to be settled to the same Uses: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,

Hare's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better enabling Sir Ralph Hare Baronet to make a Jointure, and settle his Estate, and raise Portions and Maintenances for his younger Children: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act to encourage the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into any foreign Parts; and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Seymour do carry the said Message.

Suppressing Profaneness, &c.

Sir John Phillips, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout:

And the First Amendment being read a Second time * * * *;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Tredenham,
Mr. Travers:
78.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bohun,
Mr. Sloane:
140.

So it passed in the Negative.

The rest of the Amendments, being read a Second time, one by one, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

And another Amendment was made by the House to the Bill.

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

Regulating Elections.

Ordered, That the Bill for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next.

Militia Regulations.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for regulating and settling the Militia.

Timber in New-Forest.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the Increase and Preservation of the Timber in the New-Forest, in the County of Southampton, be read a Third time upon this Day Sevennight.

Supply Bill; vacating Grants in Ireland.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of 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.

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