House of Commons Journal Volume 11
29 December 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 29 December 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 42-43. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38932 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Veneris, 29 die Decembris;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Leather cutting.

COLONEL Goldwell, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the making more effectual a Statute made in the First Year of King James the First, concerning Tanners, Curriers, Shoemakers, and others occupying the Cutting of Leather: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Vivian's Estate.

Mr. Boscawen, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enable John Vivian Esquire, and Thomas Vivian his Son, to sell some Part of their Estate, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for younger Children: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Ease of Jurors.

Mr. Waller, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Ease of Jurors, who serve at the Assizes in England and Wales: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

London Orphans Fund.

Resolved, That this House will, on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the City of London, touching the Orphans of the said City.

Registry of Deeds.

A Bill for registring Memorials of Deeds, Feoffments, Conveyances, and Wills, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Clark, Mr. Watler, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Slater, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Harley, Mr. P. Foley, Mr. Buller, Mr. Palmes, Sir Wm. Cooper, Colonel Titus, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Vernon, Lord Cornbury, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Scobell, Mr. England, Mr. Boyle, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Colt, Mr. How, Mr. Christie, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Gilbert, Sir William York, Mr. Bridges, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Norreis, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Ra. Carr, Mr. Staines, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Pollexfen, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Burdett, Sir Edward Ayscough, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Smith, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Shackerley, Sir Fr. Drake, Sir Cha. Wyndham, Mr. Newport, Mr. Cook, Mr. Carr, Mr. Price, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Edgar, Sir Cha. Raleigh: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ways and Means.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and for Maintenance of the Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, the Resolution of the said Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, an Aid, not exceeding Four Shillings in the Pound, be granted to their Majesties, by charging each respective County with double the Sum returned charged by the Act made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound, for One Year.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, an Aid, not exceeding Four Shillings in the Pound, be granted to their Majesties, by charging each respective County with double the Sum returned charged by the Act made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound, for one Year.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolution: And that Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Impeachment of Lord Conyngsby and Sir C. Porter.

The House proceeded, according to the Order of the Day, in the further Examination of Witnesses, upon the Articles against the Lord Conyngsby, and Sir Charles Porter.

And the Fourth Article being read;

Several Witnesses were severally called in, and examined at the Bar to the same.

And several other Letters, and other Papers, delivered in by the Earl of Bellamont, and the Witnesses, were also read, touching the Matter of the said Article.

And the House being informed, That Sir Charles Meredith, who was ordered to attend, was so sick, that he could not attend the House;

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine the said Sir Charles Meredith, upon the said Articles against the Lord Conyngsby, and Sir Cha. Porter.

And it is referred to Sir John Moreton, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Colt, Mr. Palmes, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Littleton, or any Five of them.

Resolved, That the further Examination of Witnesses at the Bar of this House, upon the Articles against the Lord Conyngsby, and Sir Cha. Porter, be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next, Ten a Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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