House of Commons Journal Volume 11
23 November 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 23 November 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 9-11. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38903 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Jovis, 23 die Novembris;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

5th Eliz. respecting Cloth Weavers.

SIR John Guise presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for repealing the 32d Article, in the Act of 5° Eliz. containing divers Orders for Artificers, and others, which relates to Weavers of Cloth: And the same was received, and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Importing Thrown-Silk.

A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Company of Weavers of London, and Canterbury, was read; setting forth, That, by an Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, all Italian and Sicilian Thrown-Silks (chiefly proper for making all Sorts of woven Silks) are prohibited to be brought hither over Land; which hath occasioned the Price thereof to be so excessive dear, that the Petitioners are thereby disabled to exercise their Trade; and many Weavers are gone into foreign Parts for their Subsistence; and great Numbers here are become chargeable to their Parish for want of Employment: The Reason whereof is (as the Petitioners conceive) occasioned by the said Act; for that our Neighbours have those Silks by Land, much cheaper than we can have them by Sea, from the proper Places of their Growth; and therefore they can afford them at a cheaper Price, and do import them upon us: And praying Relief in the Premises, notwithstanding the said Act which prohibits the Importation of the said ThrownSilks over Land.

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

And it is referred to Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Slater, Mr. Price, Mr. Goldwell, Sir John Key, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Fuller, Sir S. Bernadiston, Colonel Perry, Sir John Dorrell, Sir John Fleet, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Ger. Elwes, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. England, Sir Jacob Ashly, Mr. Colt, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Papillion, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Christy, Mr. How, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Arnold, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Tho. Taylor, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. John Smith, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Foley, Mr. Chetwynd: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament.

Importing Saltpetre.

Sir John Dorrell presented to the House a Bill for the Importation of Salt-petre: And the same was received, and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Money given for naval Services.

Then the Objections to the State, laid before this House by the Commissioners for the publick Accompts, of what Money hath been given for the Maintenance of the Fleet during the War, and what they had received thereof, were read.

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned until Wednesday Morning next, Ten a Clock.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the publick Accompts have a Copy of the said Objections.

Supply.

Then the Order of the Day was read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet for the Service of the Year 1694.

List of Ships, &c.

And the Lord Falkland acquainted the House, That, by his Majesty's Command, he had Two Papers to lay before the House; viz.

A List of Ships to answer those not named in the List of Ships intended for the main Fleet in the Chanel, and for Service in the Mediterranean and West-Indies; and,

A Lift of their Majesties Ships and Vessels, besides those intended for the main Fleet in the Chanel, and for Service in the Mediterranean and West-Indies; which may be employed for Convoys and Cruisers in the Year 1694.

Which his Lordship delivered in accordingly.

And the same were read, and are as followeth; viz.

Admiralty-Office, 23 Nov. 1693. A List of Ships to answer those not named in the List of Ships intended for the main Fleet in the Chanel, and for Service in the Mediterranean and West-Indies.
Rate. Ships Names. Men. Guns.
4th Tyger Prize 230 48
Lumley-Castle 280 56
Loyal Merchant 190 50
Princess Anne 200 48
5th Smyrna Factor 140 40
Play Prize 130 30
Falcon 150 36
Mermaid 115 32
Portsmouth 135 32
Conception Prize 115 32
Richmond 105 26
Nonsuch 150 36
Greyhound 75 16
St. Dadoes 75 16
Wild Prize 45 12
Rupert Prize 85 20
St. Alban's Prize 90 18
Mariana Prize 85 18
2,395 568

Falkland,
J. Lowther,
H. Preistman,
Robert Austin,
R. Rich.

Admiralty-Office, 3 Nov. 1693. A List of their Majesties Ships and Vessels, besides those intended for the main Fleet in the Chanel, and for Service in the Mediterranean and the West-Indies, which may be employed for Convoys and Cruisers in the Year 1694.
Rate. Ships Names. Men. Guns.
4th Ruby 230 48
Dragon 220 46
Coronation hired
Bonadventure
200
200
48
50
St. Albans 280 50
Bristol 230 48
Bonadventure 230 48
Southampton 230 48
Hampshire 220 46
Prince of Orange 180 46
Crown 230 48
New Africa 180 46
King-fisher 220 46
Reserve 230 48
Assistance 230 48
Samuel and Henry 180 44
Foresight 230 48
Archangel 200 48
Centurion 230 48
Weymouth 230 48
Oxford 280 54
Woolwich 280 54
Newcastle 280 54
Norwich 230 48
Portland 230 48
Dartmouth 230 48
5th Charles Galley 180 32
Adventure 190 44
Sheerness 135 32
Garland 130 30
Sandadoes Prize 180 40
Sweepstakes 180 42
Prudence 180 42
Prince George 120 36
Delavall 130 30
England Frigate 150 42
Dolphin 115 26
Virgin Prize 135 32
Unity 140 36
Sapphire 135 32
Dover Prize 135 32
Warrington 130 30
James Galley 160 36
Mary Galley 160 34
Smyrna Merchant 140 40
Experiment 135 32
Milford 135 32
Pembroke 135 32
Four new ones, at 135 Men, and 32 Guns each 540 128
6th Lucas Galley 60 16
Sally Rose 80 22
Roe Ketch 50 10
German Prize 40 10 G.
4 P.
Hind Ketch 50 10
Larke 85 18
Portsmouth Sloop 60 16
Pearl Prize 65 12 G.
6 P.
Julian Prize 65 14
Quaker Ketch 50 10
St. Martin Prize 100 24
Henry Prize 80 24
Albrough Ketch 50 10
Swallow Prize 75 18
Goodwyn Prize 35 6
Five new ones, at 110 Men, and 24 Guns each 550 120
Yachts.
Mary 30 8
Fubbs 40 12
Henrietta 30 8
Katherine 30 8
Charlotte 30 8
Monmouth 40 8 G.
2 P.
1 Cfs.
Soesdyke 35 8 G.
2 P.
Isabella 45 10
Merline 30 8
Isle of Wight 5 4
Brigantines.
Shark 30 4 G.
8 P.
Discovery 35 6 G.
2 F.
Spy 35 6 G.
2 F.
Diligence 35 6 G.
2 F.
Dispatch 35 6 G.
2 F.
Bomb-Vessels.
5th Firedrake 65 12 G.
6 P.
Granada 65 12 G.
6 P.
Serpent 65 12 G.
6 P.
Mortar 65 12 G.
6 P.
6th Kitchin 30 8
Salamander 35 10
Phœnix 20 8
Guard-Ships.
5th Rose Fireship 45 10
Assurance 80 26
Total 12,130

Falkland,
Robert Austen,
J. Lawther,
Robert Rich.
H. Preistman,

Supply.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninetyfour.

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 Committee, That they had directed him to move the House, that a State of the Debt due to the Seamen at Michaelmas last may be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House a State of the Debt due to the Seamen at Michaelmas last.

Sir Tho. Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, that they may have Leave to fit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four.

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