House of Commons Journal Volume 11
29 March 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 29 March 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 286-287. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39140 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Veneris, 29 die Martii;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Whitchcot's Estate.

MR. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Paul Whitchcot Knight and Baronet, and Dame Jane his Wife, to make Leases, for Ninety-nine Years, of the Manors of Tooting-Graveney, and any of their Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in TootingGraveney, Tooting-Beak, and Stretham, in the County of Surrey, 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 Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth;

Press 3. L. 20. after "Witnesses," insert "they the said Sir John Garrard and Christopher Cratford being Parties thereunto, and signing and sealing the same."

The Bill 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 an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Irish Arrears.

A Petition of Clementia Palmer, formerly presented to the House, was read; complaining, That Money due to her, upon Account of her Husband, Matthew Palmer, deceased, late a Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Regiment of Foot-Guards, commanded by the late Duke of Schomberg, are with-held from her. And also,

A Petition of Anne Savage, Widow of Captain Robert Savage, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; complaining, That Monies are due to her for her late Husband's Pay.

Ordered, That the said several Petitions be delivered to one of the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, who is a Member of this House.

Chaiter's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands of Sir William Chaiter Baronet, in Yorkshire and Durham, to be sold, for Payment of Debts charged thereon, and to secure Portions for younger Children, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Edon 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.

Gollop's Estate.

Mr. Christy reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 the Sum of One thousand Pounds, Principal Money with the Interest thereof, due, and to grow due, upon the executory Estate of Robert Merefeild Gentlemen, deceased; 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 Clerk's Table: where the same was read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.

Pr. 1. L. 16. Leave out "Second," and insert "First."

Hare's Estate.

Colonel Perry reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better enabling the Executors and Trustees of Sir Thomas Hare Baronet, lately deceased, to raise Portions and Maintenances for his younger Children, was committed, That they had made some 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 read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

Pr. 3. L. 36. after "Settlement," leave out "herein after mentioned;" and insert "of his Estate, made some time before his Will."

Pr. 10. L. 27. after "and," insert "be."

Expiring Laws.

An ingrossed Bill for continuing several Laws, therein mentioned, which are near expiring, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for continuing, and making perpetual, several Laws therein mentioned.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Preventing Correspondence with France.

Sir Matthew Andrews presented to the House a Bill for the better preventing Correspondence with France: And the same was received.

Recovering Small Tythes.

A Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bickerstaff, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Christie, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Cook, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Randill, Mr. Arnold, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Bedingfeild, Sir Robert Eden, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Jona. Jennings, Mr. Clark, Sir John Key, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Campion, Mr. How, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Freke, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Bale, Colonel Perry, Mr. Stokes, Mr. England, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Holt, Mr. Waller, Mr. Gee, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Jacob Ashley: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Improvement of Freehold Estates.

A Bill for the Improvement of Freehold Estates of England, and the Encouragement of Trade, was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Tuesday Morning next.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Sir John Walter have Leave to go into the Country for a Week, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Commissioners of Accounts.

An ingrossed Bill for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the publick Accounts for the Year 1695, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Titie be, An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the publick Accounts.

Ordered, That Mr. Bromley do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Compelling Sir T. Cooke to account.

A Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cook to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed Eighty-seven thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Threepence, 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, was, according to the Order of the Day, read a Second time.

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

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

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

Mr. Speaker,

Estoft's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, . . . . by this House, to the Bill, 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, towards Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters: Also,

Suppressing of Cursing and Swearing.

They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual suppressing of profane Cursing and Swearing, without any Amendments: Also,

Marquis of Tavistock's Marriage Settlement.

They have agreed to the Amendments made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Duties on Paper, &c.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report relating to the Bill for laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper;

And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair;

It passed in the Negative.

Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.

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

And the Cashier of the East-India Company attending according to Order, was called in; and produced Warrants for several Sums of Monies mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service in the Years 1690, 1691, 1692, and 1693:

And, after he had been examined, he withdrew.

The Warrants were read.

Mr. Tyson, attending according to Order, was 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 be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Ince be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Tyson, Sir Thomas Rawlinson, Mr. Ralph Marshall, Sir Rowland Aynsworth, Mr. Isaac Houblon, and Mr. Richard Acton, be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Sir Benjamin Bathurst be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and upon Bachelors and Widowers, for the Term of Five Years, towards carrying on the War against the French King with Vigour, be made upon Monday Morning next.

Duties on Paper, &c.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Act, made the last Session, for laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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