House of Commons Journal Volume 11
28 March 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 28 March 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 284-286. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39139 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Jovis, 28 die Martii;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Wanley's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable William Wanley, an Infant, under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to new-build several Messuages and Tenements in Ax-yard, King's-street, Westminster; and to enable his Guardian to make One or more Lease or Leases for effecting the same; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir John Key do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Webb's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Jonathan Webb Esquire, for Discharge of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereupon, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

African Company.

A Petition of divers Makers of Stuffs, and Dyers, and others, of the City of Norwich, on behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Royal African Company import Redwood, without which the Petitioners cannot dye their Goods: And, by the said Company's Charter, they ought to sell that Commodity by Inch of Candle; notwithstanding which, for many Years past, the Company have sold their Red-wood, by private Contract, to Three or Four particular Persons, who have ingrossed, and sell the said Commodity Three times dearer than it was formerly sold; to the Grievance of the Petitioners, and the Woollen Manufacture in general: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the said Company was referred, be taken into Consideration.

Ditto.

Also, the like Petition of divers Clothiers, Dyers, and others, of the County of York, on behalf of themselves and others, was presented to the House, and read.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the said Company was referred, be taken into Consideration.

Encouragement of Privateers.

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

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 . . . Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir William Cooper 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.

Thames Locks and Weirs.

An ingrossed Bill to prevent Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the River of Thames, westward of the City of London; and for ascertaining the Price of Water-carriage upon the said River; was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, for the Continuance of the Act, with a Blank for the Time:

And the same was twice read; and the Blank filled up with "Nine;" and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the River of Thames, westward of the City of London; and for ascertaining the Rates of Water-carriage upon the said River.

Ordered, That Sir Ralph Dutton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

Foreign Seamen's Nat.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Foreign Seamen: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,

Barkham's Estate.

They have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the vesting the Manors of Earles Croome and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet St. Maryes, in the County of Lincoln, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manor, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham to make Provision for his Children.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Commissioners of Accounts.

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for taking and stating the publick Accounts for the Year 1695, was committed:

And the Lord Ranelagh reported, That the Members appointed Yesterday to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and cast up the Tickets for Choice of a Commissioner for taking and stating the publick Accounts, had cast up the same accordingly: And that the Majority fell upon Paul Foley Esquire, Speaker of this House.

Resolved, That the Blank in the Bill be filled up with the Names of the Commissioners agreed upon by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Cruisers.

Ordered, That the Account of Cruisers, formerly presented to the House, from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, be delivered to the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts: And that they do examine, how the Act for appointing Cruisers hath been pursued; and report the same to the House.

Privilege.

A Complaint being made to this House, That Mr. Samuel Layton, Cursitor for London and Middlesex, hath made and delivered out a Writ of Error, in an Action of Ejectment brought in the County of York, in a Cause, wherein the Honourable Bernard Granvill Esquire, a Member of this House, is Defendant; as by a Certificate under the said Mr. Layton's Hand, produced and read, appears; in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

Ordered, That the said Mr. Samuel Layton be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for the said Breach of Privilege.

Scarborough Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of York, in the room of John Hungerford Esquire, expelled this House.

Transport Debt.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for Relief of those Persons whose Ships were employed for the Reducing of Ireland, their Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; 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 a Supply be granted to his Majesty, for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Supply be granted to his Majesty, for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.

Compelling Sir T. Cooke to account.

Mr. Bridges, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cooke to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed Eighty-seven thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three-pence, and other Sums of Money, mentioned, in the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company, to be received and distributed by him: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Clipping the Coin.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.

West Thorock Inundation.

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

Tryals for Treason.

Ordered, That the Report of the Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason, be taken into Consideration upon Wednesday Morning next.

Improvement of Freehold Estates.

Ordered, That the Bill for the Improvement of Freehold Estates of England; and the Encouragement of Trade; be read To-morrow Morning.

Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company:

Ordered, That the Cashier of the East-India Company do forthwith produce to this House the Warrants for the Sums of Money, amounting to 13,532l. 9s. 2d. mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service, or Charges-general, of the said Company, in the Years 1690, and 1691; and the Receipts for the same.

Ordered, That the said Cashier do also produce to this House the Warrants for the Sums of Money, amounting to the Sum of 87,402l. 12s. 3d. mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service, or Charges-general, of the Company, in the Years 1692, and 1693; and the Receipts for the same.

Ordered, That Sir Joseph Herne do, To-morrow Morning, give this House an Account of the Distribution of the 13,532l. 9s. 2d. mentioned in the said Report.

Mr. Colston offered to the House the Contract for Saltpetre, and Bond from the East-India Company, in the said Report mentioned; and delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same were read; and, by Order of the House, delivered back to him again.

Mr. Ward, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Falkner, Mr. Heathcot, and Mr. Ince, attending according to Order, were severally called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, proceed in the further Consideration of the said Report.

Ordered, That Sir Bazil Firebrace and Mr. Tyson do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Cook be remanded to the Tower.

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