House of Commons Journal Volume 11
20 March 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 20 March 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 277-278. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39133 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Mercurii, 20 die Martii;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Gollop's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Peter Gollop Gentleman to sell a Farm, and certain Lands called Wantsley; and to vest the Inheritance thereof, in Fee-simple, in such Person or Persons who shall be Purchaser or Purchasers thereof from him; subject only to the Payment of a Thousand Pounds, Principal Money, with the Interest thereof, due and to grow due, unto the executory Estate of Robert Merefeild Gentlemen, deceased; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Gage's Estate.

Sir Robert Davers reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees of William Gage Esquire to raise Money, by a Mortgage of Part of his Estate, for the Preservation of the Timber growing thereon, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Kirk's Estate.

A Petition of Henry Fry and Jonathan Eden was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill now depending in this House, for selling the Estate of John Kirk, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and that there is a considerable Debt due to the Petitioners, out of the said Estate; which is not sufficiently provided for by the said Bill: And praying to be heard before the Passing of the said Bill.

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

Caryll's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest in Trustees certain Lands, in Kent and Sussex, of John Caryll Esquire, for the Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children; and to supply the Defects of a Conveyance intended for those Purposes; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dyke do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

Brook's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the vesting the Manor of Madely, and other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Salop, the Estate of Bazil Brook Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies for the Payment of Debts, and for securing his Wife's Jointure, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir John Knight do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

West Thorock Inundation.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Poor of Cobham College, and the Proprietors of Lands, now under Water, in West Thorock, in the County of Essex, was referred, be taken into Consideration upon Thursday come Sevennight.

Commissioners of Accounts.

Glasses being set upon the Table, to receive the Tickets of the Members for electing Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts; several Members put in their Tickets:

But the House being informed, that formerly the Clerk and Clerk-Assistant went on each Side the House, with the Glasses, to receive the Tickets of the Members in their Places;

Ordered, That the Tickets which have been already put into the Glasses, at the Table, be now burnt.

And they were carried into the Speaker's Chamber, and burnt accordingly by the Clerk.

Clifton's Estate.

Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest in Trustees certain Lands of Sir Gervas Clifton Baronet, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Plantation Trade.

A Bill for the better securing the Plantation Trade; and preventing the Shipping of Tobacco in Bulk; was, according to Order, read a Second time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

It passed in the Negative.

Petition from Mr. Gee.

A Petition of Richard Gee Esquire was presented to the House, relating to the Report from the Committee touching the Hackney Coachmen.

And the Question being put, That the Petition be read;

It passed in the Negative.

Improvement of Freehold Estates.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Improvement of the Freehold Estates of England; and the Encouragement of Trade: And that Mr. Brockman do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Hackney Coach Commissioners.

Sir Rowland Gwyn reported from the Committee, to whom the last Resolution of a former Report, made upon the Petition of Thomas Kemp, and others, on behalf of themselves, and others, the ancient 400 licensed Hackney Coachmen, was re-committed, to distinguish the Commissioners, That they had distinguished the same accordingly; and had come to several Resolutions; 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 were read; and are as follow; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Henry Ashurst Esquire, one of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act, passed the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches, hath not, by receiving Bribes, or other undue Means, acted corruptly or arbitrarily, contrary to the Authority and Trust reposed in him by the said Act.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Walter Overbury Esquire, one of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act, passed the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and StageCoaches, hath not, by receiving Bribes, or other undue Means, acted corruptly or abitrarily, contrary to the Authority and Trust reposed in him by the said Act.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Henry Killigrew Esquire, one of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act, passed the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches, hath, by receiving Bribes, and by other undue Means, acted corruptly and arbitrarily, contrary to the Authority and Trust reposed in him.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Henry Villers Esquire, one of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act, passed the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches, hath, by receiving Bribes, and by other undue Means, acted corruptly and arbitrarily, contrary to the Authority and Trust reposed in him by the said Act.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Richard Gee Esquire, one of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution an Act, passed the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for licensing and regulating of Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches, hath, by receiving Bribes, and by other undue Means, acted corruptly and arbitrarily, contrary to the Authority and Trust reposed in him by the said Act.

The said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, That he will please to remove Henry Killigrew Esquire, Henry Villers Esquire, and Richard Gee Esquire, from the Commission for putting in Execution the Act for licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Lloyd have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

Ordered, . . . . Mr. Dyot have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Trye have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Tryals for Treason.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, take into Consideration the Report of the Conference with the Lords, touching the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Bere have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Pigott have Leave to into the Country for Eight Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do go into the Court of Requests, and adjacent Places, and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.

Commissioners of Accounts.

The Members of this House, according to Order, put into Glasses their several Lists of Persons Names to be Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts; the Clerk and Clerk-Assistant receiving the same, on each Side the House, from the Members, in their Places.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, to examine and peruse the Lists given in by the Members of the House: And that they do report to the House upon whom the Choice shall fall:

And it is referred to Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Tho. Foley junior, Mr. Vincent, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Richard Onslow: And they are to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber.

Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.

A Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Glass Wares, Stone and Earthen Bottles, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France, was, according to Order, read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do prepare, and bring in, a Clause to ascertain the Convoys to attend the Coal-Trade.

Commissioners of Accounts.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for taking and stating the publick Accounts for the Year 1695.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Boyle took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Boyle reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report to the House, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be received To-morrow Morning.

Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, proceed in the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company, and of the Chamberlain of London.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Encouragement of Privateers.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers.

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