House of Commons Journal Volume 11
21 March 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 21 March 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 278-280. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39134 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Jovis, 21 die Martii;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Woollaston's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Hannah Woolaston Widow, and Jonathan her Son, an Infant, to sell certain Lands and Tenements in Warnford, in the County of Southampton, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, according to the Will of Richard Woollaston Esquire, deceased, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Francis Massam, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Lemon, Sir S. Barnardiston, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Kendall, Sir Ra. Carr, Mr. Palmes, Lord Digby, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Cocks, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Hedger, Mr. England, Mr. Waller, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir T. Pope Blount, Sir John Key, Mr. Cook, Mr. Chetwynd, Sir William Cooper, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Mawdit; and all that serve for the County of Southampton: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Five a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Palmer's Petition.

A Petition of Clementia Palmer was presented to the House.

Ordered, That the said Petition be read on Saturday Morning.

Marquis of Tavistock's Marriage Settlement.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Christie, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Waller, Sir Ma. Andrews, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Holt, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Bromley, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Foley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Edward Hussey, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Cook, Sir William Ellis, Mr. Thornhagh, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Robert Cotton, Lord Edw. Russel, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Clark, Sir Edward Chisnall, Mr. Speke, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Proby, Mr. Fuller, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Lord Ja. Russell, Mr. Wortley, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Freke, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Burrard; and all that serve for the Counties of Devon, and Dorset: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Five a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Estoft's Estates.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estoft, of Etton, in the County of York, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Kirk's Estate.

A Petition of Doctor Leonard Plucknett, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in this House, for selling the Estate of John Kirk, deceased, for Payment of his Debts: And the Petitioners conceive themselves interested in the said Estate: which is not sufficiently provided for by the said Bill: And praying to be heard touching the same.

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

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for continuing Two Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer; was committed; be received upon Wednesday Morning next.

Rogers' Estate.

And ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Jane Rogers, the Widow and Relict of Bryan Rogers, late of Falmouth, Merchant, deceased, and Administratrix of his Goods and Chattels, with his Will annexed, and other Trustees therein named, to sell Lands, for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of the said Bryan Rogers, in Performance of his Will, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Expiring Laws.

A Bill for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, which are near expiring, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Sir Ralph Carr, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Lowther, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. England, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Christie, Sir Cha. Carteret, Mr. Arnold, Sir S. Barnadiston, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Mr. Freke, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Bulkly, Mr. Clark, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Fra. Massam, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Cook, Sir John Kay, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Scobell, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Car: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Five a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Boats carrying Coals.

A Bill for the better Admeasurement of Keels, and Keel-Boats, in the Port of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Members thereof; and for the Encouragement of Navigation, by the Exportation of Coals from the same; was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Ralph Carr, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Boscawen, Colonel Perry, Mr. Bickerstaff, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Waller, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Christy, Mr. Car, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Eliab Harvy, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Tempest, Mr. England, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Gerrard, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Arnold, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Christy, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Moreton, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Mr. Lowther; and all that serve for the SeaPorts, and for the Counties of Essex, Kent, Middlesex, and Surrey: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Grosvenor have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

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

Ordered, That Sir James Rushout have Leave to go the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

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

Commissioners of Accounts.

Mr. Boyle, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for taking and stating the publick Accounts for the Year 1695, was committed, That they had left a Blank in the Bill, for the Commissioners Names, to be filled up by the House; and had made several Amendments 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 were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one: And, upon the Question severally put thereupon, some of them were agreed, and others disagreed, unto by the House.

Ditto.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported from the Committee appointed Yesterday to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, to examine and peruse the Lifts given in by the Members of this House; and to report upon whom the Choice of Commissioners should fall; That they had examined and perused the Lists accordingly: And that the Choice fell upon

Robert Harley Esquire 192.
Sir Thomas Clarges 183.
Henry Boyle Esquire 172.
Fra. Gwyn Esquire 142.
Charles Hutchinson Esquire 142.
Sir Thomas Pope Blount 141.
And Sir John Thompson 140.

Which Report, being delivered in at the Table, was there read.

Eligibility of Prothonotary of Wales, &c.

A Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Office of Prothonotary in Wales, granted by Patent for Lives, is within the Meaning of the Vote of this House, That no Person be a Commissioner who hath any Place of Profit, or is accountable to his Majesty;

An Amendment was proposed to be made therein, by inserting, after "Lives," these Words, "being a Place of Profit:"

And the Question being put, That those Words be inserted;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question, so amended, being put;

Resolved, That the Office of Prothonotary in Wales, granted by Patent for Lives, being a Place of Profit, is within the Meaning of the Vote of this House, That no Person be a Commissioner, who hath any Place of Profit, or is accountable to his Majesty.

Resolved, That this House will proceed to a new Election of a Commissioner for taking and stating the publick Accounts, in the place of Francis Gwyn Esquire, incapable thereof by the Vote of this House, he having the Office of Prothonotary in Wales.

Resolved, That the Speaker of this House is capable of being chosen a Commissioner for taking and stating the publick Accounts.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, proceed to a new Election of a Commissioner for taking and stating the publick Accounts.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the said Bill was committed, be adjourned till Wednesday Morning next.

Supply Bill; Annuities for Life.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for enabling such Persons as have Estates for Life in Annuities, payable by several former Acts, therein mentioned, to purchase and obtain further, or more certain, Interests in such Annuities; and, in Default thereof, for admitting other Persons to purchase or obtain the same.

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