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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 2 April 1698

Pages 189-191

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

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Sabbati, 2 die Aprilis;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Hare's Estate.

COLONEL Perry reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and made one Amendment to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.

Press 12. L. 34, after the first "of" insert "the."

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass, with the Amendment.

Ordered, That Mr. Perry do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir John Leveson Gower have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Lord Lisburne's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better settling the several Estates of the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Lisburne, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Lady Viscountess his Wife, was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord William Pawlett, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Newport, Sir John Bolles, Sir Charles Carterett, Sir Marm. Wyvell, Mr. Grevill, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Ettrick, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Gery, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Rowney, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Osborne, Sir John Kay, Mr. Harley, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Clark, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Perry; and all the Members that serve for Wales: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Hewett's Estate.

Mr. Molyneux reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Table.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Molyneux do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Hawkes Estate.

A Bill to enable John Hawkes to sell Lands in the County of Salop, for Payment of his Debts, was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Harley, Mr. Woollaston, Mr. Gery, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. White, Sir Edward Seaward, Mr. Clark, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Newport, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Traverse, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Fleming, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Norris, Mr. Cooper, Sir Robert Burdet, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edward Ernley, Mr. Pagett, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Fox, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Webb, Mr. Machell, Mr. Smith, Mr. Taylor, Sir John Bolles; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Hereford, Worcester, and Stafford: And they are to meet at Five a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel John Webb have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Colt have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Williams have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Registering Deeds.

A Petition of the Clerks of Inrolment of the Court of Chancery was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by Letters Patents, dated the 18th of November, 16th Eliz. the Petitioners were incorporated, and have ever since executed their several Offices without Complaint: But there being a Bill depending in the House, for registring Memorials of future Deeds and Conveyances, which Bill will greatly prejudice the Petitioners, and their Office, in which they have a Freehold, they pray, That they may be heard by Counsel, before the said Bill do pass.

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

Resumption of Grants.

A Petition of James Corry, of Castle Coole, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in September 1693, her late Majesty did grant to the Petitioner, for his great Losses and Services in Ireland, during the War there, the Estate of Cocconaugh Maguire, a forfeiting Person, of 150 l. per Annum, before the Troubles; and was incumbered to the Petitioner, and others, to the Sum of 1,600 l. and the Petitioner has not yet, nor can, for several Years to come, expect any Benefit of the said Grant: And praying, That there may be a saving Clause to him, of the said Estate, inserted in the Bill, depending in the House, for vacating all Grants of Estates, and other Interests, forfeited in Ireland, since the 13th 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.

Exeter Work-houses.

A Petition of Arthur Bury, Doctor in Divinity, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in 1667, the Petitioner's Father did, by his last Will, appoint 40 l. per Annum to be paid to the Governor, Steward, or Treasurer, of a sufficient Work-house, to employ all the Poor of the Parish of St. Sidwel's in Exeter, in case such an one should be erected within Twenty Years after his Death; and, shortly after, there was a sufficient Work-house built; and the Petitioner's Tenants, for about 26 Years, hath paid the said 40 l. per Annum; but the Petitioner, finding no Good done thereby, put a Stop to the further Payment thereof, and agreed with the Governors of Tiverton to pay them the said Charity, in case they procured an Act of Parliament to establish a good Work-house; the Petitioner conceiving it his Right to make such Agreement, because the Parish of St. Sidwell had lapsed their Right, and Tiverton was second in his Father's Intentions: And now both the City of Exeter and the Town of Tiverton, applying themselves for Acts of Parliament to establish a Work-house in each of their Precincts, the Petitioner prays the Direction of the House, how the said Charity shall be applied.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the City and County of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, is committed: And that they do examine the Matter, and to whom the Right of the Charity mentioned in the said Petition doth belong; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, Curriers, and other Dressers of Leather, and also of the Shoemakers, Glovers, Sadlers, and other Persons concerned in and about cutting and selling of Leather, within the Borough of Tregoney, in the County of Cornwall, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, since a Duty hath been laid upon Leather, the Petitioners find a wonderful Decay in their Trades; and most of them, who were Masters, and kept many Servants, have been forced to lay down their Trades: and the Trades of those who carry the same on are reduced almost to nothing: And praying, That the Duties upon Leather 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.

Arbitrations.

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

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Clarke, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Foley, Mr. Newport, Mr. Henly, Sir John Bucknall, Sir Tho. Day, Mr. Norris, Mr. Bohun, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Norton, Sir William Honywood, Mr. Woollaston, Mr. Pengelly, Mr. Rowney, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Cox, Mr. Norris, Mr. Ogle, Mr. Beake, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Thornhagh, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Hoar, Mr. White, Sir Robert Burdet, Mr. Worsley, Sir Richard Onslow: And they are to meet at Five a Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.

African Trade.

A Petition of Richard Dickenson was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, upon Application made by the African Company to King Charles the Second, in 1676, for the securing their Trade to Guinea, his Majesty's Ship the Hunter, whereof the Petitioner was Commander, was ordered to Guinea, there to continue, and seize all such Ships as shall come there to hinder the said Company's Trade: That he arrived there, and took the Ship Ann, an Interloper, and delivered her up to the Company's Agent at Cape Corso Castle, without any Advantage to the Petitioner, according to his Instructions: That the Petitioner, returning, was forced to abscond for Fear of Arrests, the African Company refusing to indemnify him; whereupon he obtained an Order from the King and Council, the 7th August 1679, that they should save harmless the Petitioner; but they refused to obey it; and William Dockwray, Owner of the said Ship and Cargo, hath brought an Action against the Petitioner for the same, whereby he is in Danger to be ruined: And praying, That a Clause for the Petitioner's Indemnity may be inserted in the Bill for settling the Trade to Africa.

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

Qualifying for Offices.

Sir John Manwaring, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for giving further Time to divers Persons to qualify themselves for their Employments and Trusts: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Wednesday Morning next.

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

Mr. Speaker,

Bridgwater Bridge and Quay.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Quay of the Borough of Bridgwater, in the County of Somerset, without any Amendment: Also,

Hare's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendment, made by this House, . . . . . . . . . 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: Also,

Supply Bill; Land-Tax.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One Million Four hundred Eighty-four thousand and Fifteen Pounds One Shilling and Eleven-pence Three Farthings, for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other the Uses therein mentioned.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Luke's Petition.

Mr. Bickerstaffe being in the House, the Petition relating to him was read.

And he was heard thereupon.

Recovery of Wages.

Sir Walter Young, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better recovery of Wages due to Servants, Seamen, and Miners: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Leave of Absence.

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

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message from his Majesty, by Mr. Cooling, DeputyUsher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this Honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.

Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

And, being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several publick and private Bills following; viz.

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:

An Act for explaining an Act, made the last Sessions of Parliament, intituled, An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom:

An Act for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Quay of the Borough of Bridgwater, in the County of Somerset:

An Act for dissolving the Marriage between Charles Earl of Macclesfeild and Anne his Wife; and to illegitimate the Children of the said Anne:

An Act to enable John Lord Bishop of Chichester to make Leases of certain Houses and Grounds, belonging to the Bishopric of Chichester, situate in Chancery-lane, for a competent Number of Years:

An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deceased:

An Act to naturalize Charles May Esquire:

An Act to rectify a Mistake in the Marriage-Settlement of William Gardiner Esquire:

An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named, to make, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of Sir Coppleston Warwick Bampfyld, during the Minority of the said Sir Coppleston Warwick Bampfyld, and John Bampfyld his Brother:

An Act for settling the Estate of John Hall, a Lunatick, subject to a Debt charged thereon:

An Act for erecting Hospitals, Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon; and for the better Relief of the Poor there:

An Act for erecting Hospitals, and Workhouses in the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there:

An Act for the Naturalization of John Fauquier, Joseph Ducasse, and others:

An Act for the better enabling Sir Ralph Hare to make a Jointure, and settle his Estate, and raise Portions and Maintenances for his younger Children:

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.

Russia Trade.

Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia; and nothing to intervene.

African Trade.

Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, after the Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for settling the Trade to Africa.

Registering Deeds:

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for registering Memorials of future Deeds and Conveyances.

Supply Bill; vacating Grants in Ireland.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on 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.

Seamens Arrears.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petitions of the Officers and Seamen of the Ships taken as Prize were referred, be made upon this Day Sevennight.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.