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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 31 March 1698

Pages 184-188

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, 31 die Martii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Sir John Robinson have Leave to go into the Country for a Week, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Fitz. Harris' Estate.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of Sir Henry Fitz-Harris was referred, be made upon Monday Morning next.

Resumption of Grants.

A Petition of John Bellew Esquire was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in Obedience to his Majesty's Declarations of the 22d of February 1688, and August 1690, he laid down his Commission, and quitted the Irish Quarters; and, in 1691, was sent back again to do the King considerable Service; where, being suspected, he was imprisoned by the Irish, till released by the Success of his Majesty's Arms at the Agrim: But, during the Petitioner's Absence, by Mistake, he was outlawed for Treason; which, being represented to the King, was reversed, and a Pardon granted also: And praying, That he may have the Benefit of the said Reversal and Pardon, notwithstanding the Bill depending in the House, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th Day of February 1688.

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

Ditto.

A Petition of Clotworthy Lord Viscount Massareen, Hercules Rowley, Arthur Upton, Hercules Davis, Hugh Rowley, William Cunningham, John Hill, and Samuel Hill, Esquires, on behalf of themselves and several Adventurers and Soldiers, and their Assigns, whose Lot sell upon the late Lord Marquis of Antrim, and present Earl of Antrim's Estates, in the North of Ireland, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by Act of Parliament, made in England in the 17th Year of the Reign of King Charles the First, for encouraging Adventurers to advance Money towards the Reduction of the Irish Rebellion that broke out in 1641, the Adventurers were to have Satisfaction out of the then forfeited Estates; and the Petitioners did advance considerable Sums thereon; and the Earl of Antrim's Estate was forfeited, he being in that Rebellion, and allotted to the Petitioners, and confirmed to them by several Declarations made by King Charles the IId, and the Irish Act of Settlement made in 1660, odd: But, in 1666, an explanatory Act to the said Act of Settlement was made in Ireland; and the Earl of Antrim, the Irish Papists then swaying, got Clauses therein to restore him to his said Estate, contrary to the transmitted Act sent into England, and contrary to the Representation of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the Council there: That, in the late Usurper's Time, the Marquis of Antrim gave Information, That the said Rebellion in 41 was begun by the Allowance of King Charles the First, for which Service he had Lands given him in Connagh, in Satisfaction of his former Estate, most of which he sold: That the present Earl of Antrim is a rigid Papist, and was concerned in the late Rebellion of Ireland, for which he stands outlawed in England: And his Estate being so fully planted, as to raise near 20,000 Men, and covering the Sea about 40 Miles in Length, and within Three or Four Hours failing from the Highlands of Scotland, where the said Earl may raise 20,000 of those of the Name or Clan of Macdonnell, to assist any Foreigner to over-run Ireland or Scotland; the Petitioners pray the House to take such Course as they shall think most meet, for the Safety of Ireland, and the Petitioners Satisfaction and Relief out of the said Earl's Estate.

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

Duties on Marriages, &c.

A Petition of several Persons, who have advanced and lent Money upon the Credit of the Act, made in the Year 1695, for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, &c. was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Duties so settled by the said Act have been so far from answering the principal Money advanced, being 650,000 l. and the Interest thereof, as was intended by the said Act, that there is near 18 Months Interest due to the Petitioners: And praying, That some Care may be taken, for the more effectual paying of the Petitioners.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Proprietors of the Million Lottery-Tickets is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Hewett's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Henry Colt, Sir John Philips, Sir Isaac Rebow, Mr. Foley, Mr. How, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Norris, Mr. Lambton, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Verney, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Fr. Masham, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Phillips, Lord Walden, Mr. England, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Colt, Mr. Fuller, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Manly, Mr. Newport, Sir John Kay, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Robert Burdet, Mr. Bertie; and all that serve for the Counties of Warwick, Nottingham, and Leicester: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, Tawers, Curriers, and other Dressers of Leather, as also of the Shoemakers, Glovers, and other Persons concerned in the LeatherManufactures, within his Majesty's ancient Town of Grampound, in the County of Cornwall, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, for many Ages past, their principal Trade has been dressing of Leather, and making of Gloves; but, since a Duty has been laid upon Leather, the same is so dear, and the Payment of the Duty so troublesome, that they are discouraged, and disabled from carrying on their Trades: 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 Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Tanners, Glovers, and Leatherdressers, of the Town and Borough of Oswestry, in the County of Salop, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Duty upon Leather is a great Detriment to their Trade; and, to add to that Burden, the Manner of collecting the Duty is intolerable, and puts a full Stop to Trade, by waiting on the Officers for Permits, and hindering them to sell the Leather for which they have paid the Duty, threatening to return the Petitioners into the Exchequer, if they do not comply with what such Officers call Law, though it is contrary to the Act for laying the said Duty: And praying the House to redress their Grievances.

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; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Registering Deeds.

A Petition of Edmund Portington and John Thomas, Deputy Clerks of Enrolment in Chancery, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That their said Office is an ancient, known, and useful, Office, settled by Law, where constant Attendance is given, and Business dispatched, and Searches readily made at little Charges: And praying, That they may be heard, by Counsel, before the Bill, depending in the House, for registring Memorials of future Deeds and Conveyances, do pass; the same being no Ease to the Subject, but will ruin the Petitioners, and destroy their Freehold.

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

Lindsey Drainage.

A Petition of Sir Robert Killigrew, Tho. Windham, Esquire, William Killigrew, Henry Heron, and Edmund Heron, on behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Drainers and Participants of Lindsey Level, in Lincolnshire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the said Level, with the 800 Fens, contains near 80,000 Acres of rich Land; which, for 200 Years past, was endeavoured to be drained, though in vain, until, in the Reign of King Charles the First, the Earl of Lindsey, having contracted with the Commissioners of Sewers to have 24,000 Acres, perfected the same by making a navigable River from Bourn to Boston; and the said Earl, and his Participants, had 14,000 Acres set out to them, whereon they built Houses, and sowed Cole-seed and Rape-seed, and enjoyed the same until the Civil Wars, when certain Persons, by Violence, took Possession thereof, which they have kept ever since: That it would be endless to proceed at Law, against so many Persons concerned, for Recovery of the said lost Lands; and therefore the Petitioners have, from time to time, applied to the Parliament for the same, and twice passed a Bill through one House; but, by the Delay of their Adversaries, and the Prorogation of the Parliament, they could not complete the same: That the Passing of such a Bill will not only right the Petitioners, but be a great Benefit to the Publick; the Petitioners being willing, that Onethird Part of the Lands assigned to them to be settled upon Greenwich Hospital; and the said Lands being proper for Hemp and Flax, an English Manufacture of Sail-cloth and Cordage may be propagated, and many Thousands of poor People thereby employed: And praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the draining Part of the said Level in order to the Petitioners Relief, according to their Claims, and for the Purposes aforesaid.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Sir Henry Colt and Mr. Arnold do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Exporting Wool, Fullers Earth, &c.

Sir John Kay, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Explanation, and better Execution, of the former Acts made against transporting Wool, and Fullers Earth, and Tobacco-pipe Clay: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

African Trade.

A Petition of divers of the Clothiers inhabiting in the County of Somersett, on behalf of themselves, and all the Clothiers, Stuff-makers, and Serge-makers, in the said County, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill in the House to settle the Trade to Africa; which may be a great Prejudice to England; for that Red-wood is brought from Gambia and Sherbro, in the North of Guinea, and no where else, which is used in the dyeing Cloths and Stuffs; and if a Trade to Guinea be granted to any Persons, exclusive of others, they may sell their Red-wood at what Rate they please, and thereby Foreigners, who will buy it cheaper, have an Advantage of dyeing cheaper than we can here: And praying, That the Trade to Gambia and Sherbro may not be restrained, nor any great Duty laid thereon.

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

African Trade.

A Petition of divers of the Clothiers inhabiting in the County of Wilts, in behalf of themselves, and all the Clothiers, Stuff-makers, and Serge-makers in the said County, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Red-wood, much used in dyeing and colouring our mixt Cloths and Stuffs, is brought from Africa only; and if a Restraint be laid upon that Trade, it will much raise the Price of Red-wood in England, and give Foreigners, who may buy it cheaper, an Advantage over us in selling their Woollen Manufactures: And praying, That the Trade to Gambia and Sherbro in Africa, from whence Red-wood only come, may not be granted to any Persons exclusive of others.

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

Marshal of King's Bench.

A Petition of Thomas Sevear Gentleman was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in 1684, William Lentall Esquire, who is seised in Fee of the Office of Marshal of the King's-Bench, entered into Articles to lease to the Petitioner the said Office, for his Life, at 1,600 per Annum Rent; Part of which he paid, and was ready to give Security for the growing Rent; but was with-held from the Benefit of the said Agreement; whereupon he exhibited a Bill in Chancery, in 1694, against Mr. Lentall, and others to compel a Peformance of the Articles; but before the Cause could be ended, a Clause was inserted in an Act of Parliament, of last Sessions, without any Notice to the Petitioner, to make void all Grants of the said Office made by Mr. Lentall: And praying Leave to bring in a Clause, to be added to the Bill for the further Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes; and for preventing Escapes, and other Abuses of Gaolers; whereby the Petitioner may have Liberty to sue the said Mr. Lentall, or be paid his Payments and Expences.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Manly, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Gery, Mr. Ettrick, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Travers, Mr. Kinaston, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Shackerly, Sir Matth. Andrews, Sir John Bolls, Mr. Philips, Sir John Kay, Mr. Morgan, Sir Phil. Butler, Mr. Methwin, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Bethell, Mr. Colt, Mr. Sloan, Mr. York, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Machell, Mr. Trye, Sir Wm. Honywood, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Jennings, Sir Tho. Day, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. England, Mr. Pudsey, Mr. Gardener: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Luke's Petition.

A Petition of Jane Luke, one of the Daughters of Sir Samuel Luke, deceased, was presented to the House: And the same relating to Philip Bickerstaff Esquire, a Member of this House; who not being in the House;

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table till Mr. Bickerstaffe be in the House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Tankard have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Colchester Workhouses.

Sir Francis Masham reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses in the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; 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.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

Persons licensed to correspond with late King James.

Mr. Secretary Vernon acquainted the House, That, pursuant to their Address, his Majesty had directed him to lay before this House a List of the Persons Names to whom Licences have been granted, pursuant to the Act lately passed, intituled, An Act against corresponding with the late King James, and his Adherents: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

A.
Earl of Antrim,
Cha. Duke of St. Al-bans.
John Alexander,
Eliz. Arrundell,
Mary Audley,
David Arnell,
William Amies.
Sir Fran. Andrews,
Mary Alexander.
B.
Anne Bagnall, and her Five Children.
John Brady,
Tho. Bellasise,
Richard Lord Bellew,
Doroth. DeBeauchair (fn. 1),
Sir Nich. Butler,
John Brown,
Geo. Bampfeild,
John Bourk, commonly called Lord Bophin.
Eliz. Bishop,
John Baker,
Humph. Borlase,
Susanna Barry,
Philip Bell,
Barbara Browne,
Mary Browne,
Barbara Brown,
Elizabeth Browne,
Samuel Boulton,
Lyster Blunt,
James Butler,
Captain * Bellew,
Timothy Beaghne,
Thom. Burdin,
John Bellasise,
William Beale,
Robert Bodin,
Benedict Bamber,
John Blackmore,
Hannah Brownsworth,
Richard Bowers,
Geo. Bradshaw,
Daniel Butts,
William Barfoot,
Tho. Blake,
Edward Butler,
Wm. Bowman,
Edward Burdit,
Henry Barker,
Edmund Browne,
William Bland,
Tobias Bowles,
Cha. Banbridge,
Geo. Barcas,
John Brodt,
William Barnes,
David Bourk,
Captain James Barry,
Charles Bertie, Esquire,
Walter Butler,
William Bromfeild,
Henry Baxter,
John Brookes,
Thomas Bartram.
C.
Margaret Chilton,
Tho. Clopton,
Colonel John Corbett,
Benedict Leonard Calvert,
Anne Cane,
Henry Carter,
Robert Clark,
Matth. Cooper,
Henry Curwin,
Philip Connor,
James Coleman,
Adam Coleclough,
James Chirch,
Sir Wm. Compton,
Francis Courson,
Eleanor Cockeron,
John Coleman,
John Conway,
Henry Caps,
Unitia Caps,
Mary Cossens,
John Cantrill,
Richard Cherry,
Edward Callender,
Eliz. Basset Coffyn, and Mary her daughter,
Margaret Carleton.
Barth. Conley,
Eliz. Conley,
Francis Charas,
William Close,
Sir Edward Carteret,
Thomas Cusack,
Captain Henry Courtney,
John Caddick,
Margaret Cromwell,
Steph. Creah,
Edward Conron,
Charles Crosse,
Robert Cham,
Gerret Coghland,
Lieutenant James Coghland,
Henry Curson,
William Cook,
Charles Cecill,
Anne Crompton.
D.
John Digby,
Thomas Drew,
Henry Lord Dover,
John Darrell,
Dr. John Day,
Captain Lostus Duckenfeild,
Charles Dunster,
John Digby,
Greenhill Dudley,
Lucy Derham,
Simon Digby,
John Duddell,
Robert Dowdall,
Edmund Dalton,
Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Dillon,
Alexander Doyle.
E.
John Errington Esquire,
William Evoy,
Major John Eames,
John Evers,
Edward Errington,
Tho. Errington,
William Errington,
James England,
Philippa Elmston,
John Egan.
F.
Lord Viscount FitzWilliams,
Richard Fitz-Williams,
William Farmer,
Robert Feilding,
Arthur French,
Tho. Fagan,
Honor. Fitz-Gerald,
Henry Fall,
Jane Du Four,
Owen Fitz-Symons,
Tho. Forster,
Steph. Feild,
Captain Edmund FitzGerald,
Edward Fenwick,
Captain Tho. (fn. 2) FitzGerald,
Captain John Fitz-Gerald,
Joseph Fox,
John Fulham.
G.
Dr. Samuel Garth.
Anth. Preston, Lord Viscount Gormanston,
John Gazain,
Peter Galberry,
James Gough,
Daniel Gwynn,
Morgan Griffin,
Reginald Graham,
Anth. Gazain,
Peter Gazain,
Henry Gerard,
Richard Francis Griffith,
Geo. Toby Guiguer,
Agatha Gilmore,
Cæsar Gage,
Samuel Gawen,
William Goold,
Sir Tho. Gascoine,
Edward Gibbon,
Edward Gifford,
John Galway,
Thomas Guybon,
Daniel Gery.
H.
Joseph Haley,
George Haviland,
Lord George Howard,
Henry Howard Esquire,
James Hackett,
Charles Howse,
Jeremiah Hollyhand,
Daniel Harvey,
Tho. Hawkins,
Eliz. Hughes,
William Harrald,
Bridget Horton,
Mary Hooper,
Walter Hastings senior,
Walter Hastings junior,
John Hambleton,
Richard Howard,
Dorothy Hurst,
John Hepborne,
Geo. Hilton,
Lord James Howard,
Eliz. Hiddinson,
Ralph Hardwick.
I.
Bartholomew Isaac,
Mary Isaac,
Thomas Joy,
Thomas Johnson,
Agnes Jolly,
Richard Jones,
James Jones.
K.
Matthew King,
Mary Knight,
Almerick, Baron of Kinsale,
Lord Kerry,
Lord Kenmare,
Dennish Kelly,
Captain Henry Kelly,
Major Charles King,
Charles Knowles Esquire, commonly called Lord Banbury,
Walter Kenedy,
Philip Kettle,
Antony Kempff,
Captain Edmund Keeting,
John Lord Kingston of Ireland, his Wife and Two Children,
Charles Kelly.
L.
Charlwood Lawton Esquire,
Dr. Tho. Lane,
Colonel Henry Lutterell,
Lady Barbara Lennard,
Lord Longdale.
Marmaduke Longdale Esquire,
Martha Lowe,
Richard Langhorne,
Edmund Lee,
Anne Lazonby,
Cornelius Lampard,
George Laylor,
George Latton,
Edmund Lery,
Lady Anne Lawson,
John Lanton,
James Leech,
William Long,
Richard Lawley,
Lieutenant Wm., Lony.
M.
George Mathews,
Edmund Malone,
Henry Morgan,
John Martin,
James Murrey,
Luke Mathews,
Donnogh Melony,
William More,
Dominick Moren,
Lieutenant Wm. Mannering,
Richard Masey,
William Mortagh,
Sir Richard More Baronet,
Peter Morris,
Francis Milton,
Henry More,
Thomas Murphey,
John Mackie,
Sir John Magrath.
N.
C hales Newey,
Mary Duchess of Norfolk,
Dr. Daniel Nolan,
Thomas Nugent,
John Nelson,
William Nelson,
Matthew Norris,
Thomas Newcomin.
O.
James Oswald,
Captain Darby Obrian,
James Oxburg.
P.
Joseph Pattenson,
Nicholas Plunckett,
Francis Povey,
Thom. Prendergast,
Captain Tho. Panton,
Jervis Parker,
William Plowden Esquire,
John Plunket,
Robert Prujean,
William Philips,
John Pulman,
Tho. Parsons,
Edward Pierce,
James Paisible, and Mary his Wife,
James Penredick,
Eliz. Pluncket,
Jeremiah Pierce,
Eliz. Price,
Theodore Price,
William Pore,
Mary Poole,
Charles Parker.
R.
Morgan Ryan Esquire,
William Rafter,
Catherine Rockley,
Edward Robson,
Richard Rudyard,
Edward Rice Esquire,
Char. Duke of Richmonel,
Felix Rouse,
Edward Richardy,
(fn. 3) Sir Tho. Riddle,
Alexander Rigby,
William Rand,
Henry Rogers,
Thomas Rudd,
John Ryley,
Eliz. Roper,
Francis De La Rue,
William Rice.
S.
John Smith Esquire;
John Shipen,
Sir John Southcot,
Charles Stourton,
Robert Scarisbrick,
William Smith,
* Countess of Sussex,
Dr. Nicholas Shee,
John Smith,
Sir Edward Southcot,
Robert Shaw,
Geo. Smith,
Alicia Scott,
James Sloane Esquire,
Geo. Shepard,
Philip Stapleton,
Dominick Sherborne,
William Stavely,
Anne Selby,
Edward Sommerset,
Henry Scudamore,
Michael Smith,
Hugh Scally,
Andr. Smallwood,
Robert Shepheard,
John Stevens,
Thomas Salkeld,
Jane Strachan,
Francis Sheldon,
Thomas Swinburne,
Alexander Strachan,
John Seagrave,
Peter Saltmarsh,
John. Talbot Stoner, Esquire,
George Talbot,
Mary Timperly,
John Lord Trimlestown,
Francis Terne, Gentleman,
Jeremiah Tinker,
James Tracy,
Edward Talbot, Gentleman.
Humph. Trafford,
Richard Trigagle,
Thomas Taylor,
Geo. Throckmorton Esquire.
Richard Trevanian, Gentleman,
Ralph Tempest,
Walter Trafford, Gentleman,
Charles Trinder, Esquire, James Tallant,
John Terry,
Geo. Taylor.
V.
Mary Valois,
Antony Vane.
W.
William Walsh,
John Williams,
John Ward,
Francis Williamson, Esquire,
George Wilson,
Edward Wilson,
Sir Drury Wray,
Captain Daniel Woods,
Charles Walwin,
Thomas Wailock,
William Wood,
John White,
Ralph Widdrington, and Mary his Wife,
William Willmore,
Thomas Welsh.
X.
A List of Persons to whom Warrants were ordered for Privy-Seals to stay in England, and have not yet taken them out, as followeth; viz.
B.
Sir Henry Bond,
Jane Bell,
Captain Tho. Bourk,
Owen Banahan,
William Boyse,
Captain John Bradyll.
C.
Captain Henry Carter,
Thomas Conyers,
Major William Crosby,
Sir John Colliton.
D.
John Drake,
Wynn Davies.
E.
Francis East.
F.
William Fenwick,
Arthur Fitz-Patrick.
G.
John Grace,
Mr. Gardner.
H.
Lady Hatton, Widow,
Mabell Harding, Widow,
Xeverius Harris,
George Harris.
J.
Edward Jones,
Lewis Janvier,
Catherine Jackson,
Robert Inwood.
K.
John Knight,
Miles Keagen.
L.
Peter Lyon,
Charles Luker,
John Lambden,
John Lunt,
Mr. Long.
M.
Sir Terence Margrave,
John Murphey.
P.
Francis Pearce,
Henry Prince,
John Purcell.
S.
Thomas Smith,
John Spencer,
Charles Sherbourne,
Thomas Shaw.
W.
Daniel Westney,
John Wynall,
William White,
Teela Whaley.

Ordered, That the said Lists do lie upon the Table to be perused by the Members of the House.

Estates given to superstitious Uses.

Mr. Pendarvis reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better Discovery of Estates given to superstitious Uses was committed, That they had made some Amendments to the Bill; 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 were read.

Ordered, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Committee, upon the Debate of the House.

Estates given to superstious Uses.

A Petition of the President, Treasurer, and Governor, of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, was presented to the House; and read; setting forth, That the said Hospital has been at very great Charges, during the late War, for curing above 3,000 Seamen and Soldiers, without any Allowance for the same; whereby the Debt of the said Hospital is much increased: That there is a Bill, depending in the House, for vesting Lands given to superstitious Uses on Greenwich Hospital: And praying, That some Part of such Lands as shall be discovered may be settled upon St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee.

Qualifying for Offices.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, that such Persons as have been employed and intrusted in the Managements, Receipt, and Collection, of any Taxes or Duties granted last Session of Parliament, and who have omitted to qualify themselves, according to the Laws in being for that Purpose, may have further time so to do: And that Sir John Manwaring and Sir John Bucknall do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Northmore have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

Arbitrations.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for determining Differences by Arbitration, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

A person liberated by Lords, remanded to the Tower.

Charles Duncomb Esquire having been committed by Order of this House to the Tower of London; and afterwards discharged by the Order of the House of Lords, without the Consent of this House;

Resolved, That the said Charles Duncomb, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be remanded to the Tower of London: And that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant accordingly.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid, by a Land-Tax, for One Year, to raise Money for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other the Uses therein mentioned, was read the Third time; and several Amendments were made by the House to the Bill.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of 1,484,015 l. 1s. 11¾d. for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other the Uses therein mentioned.

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

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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

Footnotes

  • 1. "Eeauclair" in the List which was presented to the House.
  • 2. "James" in the said List.
  • 3. "Doctor" in the List which was presented to the House.