Mercurii, 10 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Ease of Jurors.
MR. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom
the Bill for the Ease of Jurors, who serve at the
Assizes for England and Wales, was committed, That
they had made an 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
Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto
by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, an Act
to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire, for
joining with him in selling Lands for Payment of his
Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller,
Major Vincent, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Freke, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. England, Sir
Gerv. Elwes, Mr. How, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Fr. Guibon,
Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawtry,
Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Slater, Mr. Christy,
Mr. Thornhaugh: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Bridger have Leave to go into
the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Preventing Export of Bullion.
Mr. Culliford, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for preventing the Exportation of English
Bullion: And the same was received; and read the First
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Shackerly,
Sir John Key, Mr. Culliford, Sir Ch. Greenfield, Sir
Richard Middleton, Sir Ra. Carr, Sir Chr. Musgrave,
Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Arnold, Mr.
Pollexfen, Colonel Deane, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Edon, Sir Cha. Keymish,
Mr. Taylor, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Burdet,
Mr. Pollen, Mr. Jeffryes, Lord Digby, Sir Hen. Goff,
Mr. Fuller, Sir Fr. Guibon, Major Vincent, Mr. Cook,
Colonel Perry, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Bulkly, Mr. Biddulph,
Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Foley, Mr. Fawkes, Mr.
Lutterell; and all the Members that serve for the Counties
of Devon, Cornwall, and Principality of Wales: And they
are to meet To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
St. John, of Wapping, Parish.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hamlet or Chapelry
of Wapping, in the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon, alias
Whitechapel, in the County of Middlesex, was presented
to the House, and read; setting forth, That about the
Year 1617, the said Parish of Whitechapel, being much
increased, and the Church above a Mile distant from
Wapping, the Inhabitants of Wapping did erect a Chapel,
which was duly consecrated, and ever since hath been
maintained by voluntary Subscriptions among themselves,
with an Allowance to a Minister, without one Peny
Allowance from the present Rector of Whitechapel,
though he hath constantly received his full Rate Tythe for
Wapping, who hath had no Benefit of his Cure: That
the Inhabitants of Wapping have ever chosen their own
Officers, been charged by the Commissioners of the
County, and assessed for King's Taxes, as if it had been a
distinct Parish of itself: That, by an Increase of 1,500
new-built Houses within the Hamlet of Whitechapel, the
Revenue of the said Rectory, which in 1660, was not
worth above 350 l. per Ann. is now worth near 600 l. per
Ann.: That, within Twenty Years last past, there hath
happened, within the Hamlet of Wapping, Three dreadful
Fires, which consumed to the Value of 100,000 l.; which
has much impaired the Estates of divers of the principal
Inhabitants: That, by reason of their said Losses and
Losses by Sea, during the present Wars, being most seafaring Men, and the Increase of their Poor, they are not
able to pay Rate-Tythes to the said Rector, and maintain
their own Minister: And praying, That Leave may be given
to bring in a Bill, for Endowment of a Church at Wapping,
and making of it Parochial, and distinct from Whitechapel,
under such Provisions as shall be thought reasonable.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill,
according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that
Sir Thomas Littleton do prepare, and bring in the same.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Thurborne have Leave to
go into the Country for a Fortnight, for Recovery of his
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter-Sessions
of the Peace: And that Sir Joseph Tredenham do prepare,
and bring in, the same.
Justices of Peace in Wales.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Sir John Franklyn:
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act
to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the 34th and
35th Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices
of Peace in Wales are limited to Eight in each County,
without any Amendment.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Miscarriages of the Fleet.
Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, at Ten a Clock, take into their further Consideration the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer.
Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Importation
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Number of
Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and weekly Bills of
Mortality, be read the Second time upon this Day
New East-India Company.
The Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further
of the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and
about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade,
and for erecting a new East-India Company, was read.
And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do
leave the Chair.
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Walter Young,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Robert Davers,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the
Ways and Means.
The House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means
for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties,
for Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the
Service of the Year 1694.
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 said Committee,
That they had made some further Progress in the Matter
to them referred; and had directed him to move the
House, that they may have Leave to fit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning
next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and
Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their
Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and LandForces for the Service of the Year One thousand Six
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.