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12. For relief find cause to suspect are conspiring against his royal person and government. of poor prisoners for debt or damages. 13For taking off the obligation and encourage14. For making navigament for coining guineas, for a certain time therein mentioned. ble the rivers of Wye, and Lugg, in the county of Hereford. 15. For the continuing, meeting, and sitting of a parliament, in case of the 16. For raising the militia of this death or demise of his majesty, his heirs and kingdom for the year 1696, although the month's pay formerly advanced be not repaid. 17. To continue four former acts for preventing theft and rapine upon the northern borders of England. 18. For granting to his majesty several rates and duties upon houses, for making good the deficiency of the clipt money. 19. To encourage the bringing plate into the mint, to be coined; and for the further remedying the ill state of the coin of the kingdom. 20. For granting to his majesty an additional✓ 21. For the increase and encouragement of ✅ duty upon all French goods and merchandize. 22. For preventing frauds, and reseamen. gulating abuses in the plantation trade. 23. For continuing several former 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. 24. Requiring the practisers of the law to take the oaths, and subscribe the declaration therein mentioned. 25. For the further regulating elections of members to serve in parliament; and for preventing irregular proceedings of sheriffs, and other officers, in the electing and returning such members. 26. For repairing the highways between Wy27. For the better security of his mondham and Attleborough, in the county of Norfolk. majesty's royal person and government. For the more effectually preventing the expor29. For the tation of wool, and for the encouraging the importation thereof from Ireland. better amending and repairing the highways, and explanation of the laws relating thereto. 30. For laying several duties upon low wines, or spirits of the first extraction, and for preventing the frauds and abuses of brewers, distillers, and other persons chargeable with the duties of excise. 31. For continuing to his majesty certain duties upon salt, glass wares, stone and upon tobacco pipes, and other earthen wares, earthen wares, and for granting several duties for carrying on the war against France, and for establishing a national land-bank, and for 32. For the ease of jurors, taking off the duties upon tonnage of ships, and upon coals. and better regulating of juries. 33. For the 34. That the solemn affirmation and declarabetter encouragement of the Greenland trade. tion of the people called Quakers, shall be accepted instead of an oath in the usual form. 35. For the enforcing the laws which restrain marriages without licence or banns; and for 36. For continuing several acts of the better registering marriages, births, and burials.
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debts due for transport service, for the reduc-
7 W. III.
7 & 8 W. III. 6. For the more easy re-
parliament therein mentioned. 37. For the encouragement of charitable gifts and dispositions. 38. To take away the custom of Wales, which hinder persons from disposing their personal estates by their wills. 39. For encouraging the linen manufacture of Ireland, and bringing flax and hemp into, and the making of sail-cloth in this kingdom.
8 W. III. 1. For the importing and coining guineas and half guineas. 2. For the further remedying the ill state of the coin of the kingdom. 3. To explain the part of an act passed the last session of parliament, for laying several duties on low wines, and spirits of the first extraction, and for preventing the frauds and abuses of brewers, distillers, and other persons chargeable with the duties of excise, which relates to the payment of tallies, and the interest thereof. 4. To attaint sir John Fenwick, bart. of high treason. 5. To attaint such of the persons concerned in the late horrid conspiracy to assassinate his majesty's royal person, who are fled from justice, unless they render themselves to justice, and for continuing several others of the said conspirators in custody. 6. For granting an aid to his majesty, as well by a land tax, as by several subsidies and other duties, payable for one year.
making other provision for answering the deficiencies as well of the late duties upon coals and culm, as for paying the annuities upon the lottery, and for lives, charged on the tunnage of ships, and the duties upon salt. 22. For granting to his majesty certain duties upon malt, mum, sweets, cyder, and perry, as well towards carrying on the war against France, as for the necessary expence of his majesty's houshold, and other occasions. 23. To enforce the act for the increase and encouragement of seainen. 24. For granting to his majesty a further subsidy of tunnage and poundage upon merchandises imported, for the term of two years and three quarters, and an additional land tax for one year, for carrying on the war against France. 25. For licensing hawkers and pedlars, for a further provision for payment of the interest of the transport debt for the reducing of Ireland. 26. For the better preventing the counterfeiting the current coin of this kingdom. 27. For the more effectual relief of creditors in cases of escapes, and for preventing abuses in prisons, and pretended privileged places. 28. For the better observation of the course anciently used in the receipt of exchequer. 29. For the repair of the piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the East Riding of the county of York. 30. For supplying some defects in the laws for the relief of the poor of this kingdom. 31. For the easier obtaining partitions of lands in coparcenary, joint tenancy, and tenancy in common. 82. To restrain the number and ill practice of brokers and stock jobbers. 33. To make per
8 & 9 W. III. 7. For granting to his majesty several duties upon paper, vellum, and parchment, to encourage the bringing of plate and hammered money into the mints to be coined. 8. For encouraging the bringing in of wrought plate to be coined. 9. To restore the market at Blackwell-Hall to the clothiers, and for regulating the factors there. 10. To ena-petual and more effectual an act, intituled, ble the returns of juries as formerly, until the An act to prevent delays at the quarter ses1st of November, 1697. 11. For the better sions of the peace. 34. For lessening the preventing frivolous and vexatious suits. 12. duty upon tin and pewter exported, and grantFor continuing several additional impositions ing an equivalent for the same, by a duty upon upon several goods and merchandises. 13. drugs. 35. For raising the militia for the For continuing several former acts for punish- 1697, although the month's pay formerly ading officers and soldiers, who shall mutiny or vanced be not repaid. 36. For the further endesert his majesty's service, and for punishing couragement of the manufacture of lustrings false musters, and for payment of quarters, for and alamodes within this realm, and for the one year longer. 14. For completing the better preventing the importation of the same. building and adorning the cathedral church of 37. For explaining and enforcing the act for St. Paul, London, and for repairing the collegi- paving and cleansing the streets within the ci ate church of St. Peter, Westminster. 15. ties of London and Westminster, and borough For repairing the highway between Ryegate, in of Southwark, and weekly bills of mortality, the county of Surry, and Crawley in the county and streets adjoining thereunto; and for of Sussex. 16. For enlarging common high- widening the street at the south end of London ways. 17. For paving and regulating the Bridge. Haymarket in the parishes of St. Martin in the Fields, and St. James, within the liberty of Westminster. 18. For relief of creditors, by making compositions with their debtors in case two thirds in number and value do agree. 19. For repealing a clause in a former act relating to party guiles, and, for the better preventing frauds and abuses of brewers, and others, chargeable with the duties of excise. 20. For making good the deficiencies of several funds therein mentioned, and for enlarging the capital stock of the bank of England, and for raising the public credit. 21. For laying a duty upon leather, for the term of three years, and VOL. V.-Appendix.
9 W. III. 1. Against corresponding with the late king James and his adherents. 2. To prevent the further currency of any hammered silver coin of this kingdom, and for recoining such as is now in being; and for the making out new exchequer bills, where the former bills are or shall be filled up by indorsements. 3. To give further time for the administring of oaths relating to tallies and orders, and for the easier dispatch of the public business in the exchequer, and in the bank of England. 4. For continuing the imprisonment of —— Counter, and others, for the late horrid conspiracy to assassinate the person of his sacred majesty,
9 & 10 W. III. 5. For satisfying and dis. 28. For the exporting watches, sword hilts, charging the arrears of several annuities which and other manufactures of silver. 29. To reincurred between the 17th day of May, 1696,peal the act made in the last session of parliaand the 17th day of May, 1697. 6. That all ment, intituled, An act for relief of creditors, retailers of salt shall sell by weight. 7. To by making composition with their debtors, in prevent the throwing or firing of squibs, ser- case two thirds in number and value do agree. pents, and other fire-works. 3. For explaining 30. For increasing his majesty's duties upon an act made the last session of parliament, for lustrings and alanodes. 31. For raising the granting to his majesty certain duties upon militia for the year 1698, although the month's malt, mum, sweets, cyder, and perry. 9. For pay formerly advanced be not repaid. 32. For rendering the laws more effectual for prevent- the more effectual suppressing of blasphemy ing the importation of foreign bone-lace, loom- and profaneness. 33. To stop the coining of lace, needle-work, point, and cut-work. 10. farthings and halfpence for one year. 34. For For granting to Lis majesty the sum of the more orderly payment of the lottery tickets, 1,481,015. 1s. 11 d. for disbanding forces, now payable out of certain additional duties of paying seamen, and other uses therein mention- excise, and of other annuities lately payable ed. 11. For explaining an act made the last out of the tunnage duties. 35. For preventing session of parliament, intituled, An act for frauds and abuses in the charging, collecting, supplying some defects in the laws for the re- and paying the duties upon marriages, births, hief of the poor of this kingdom. 12. For the burials, bachelors, and widowers. 36. For enlarging, repairing, and preserving the bridge the increase and preservation of timber in the and key of the borough of Bridgewater, in the New Forest in the county of Southampton. County of Somerset. 13. For granting to his 37. For applying to the use of his majesty's majesty several duties upon coals and culm. navy and ordnance, the overplus of the money 14. For continuing the duties upon coffee, tea, and stores which were provided for the building and chocolate, and spices, towards satisfaction 27 ships of war. 38. For granting to his maof the debt due for transport service for the re-jesty an aid, by a quarterly poll, for one year. duction of Ireland. 15. For determining dif- 39. For settling and adjusting the proportions ferences by arbitration. 16. To execute judg- | of fine silver and silk, for the better making of ments and decrees, saved in a clause in an act silver and gold thread, and to prevent the of the first year of the reign of king William and abuses of wire-drawers. 40. For the explanaqueen Mary, intituled, An act for taking away tion and better execution of former acts made the court holden before the president and against transporting of wool, fullers earth, and council of the Marches of Wales. 17. For scouring clay. 41. For the better preventing the better payment of inland bills of exchange. the embezzlement of his majesty's stores of 18. For repairing the highways from the town war, and preventing cheats, frauds, and abuses of Birdlipp, and the top of Crickley-hill, in the in paying seamens wages. 42. For enlarging county of Gloucester, to the city of Gloucester. the time for registering of ships, pursuant to 19. For cleansing and making navigable the the act for preventing frauds, and regulating channel from the Hithe at Colchester, to Wi- abuses in the plantation trade. 43. For the venhoe. 20. To naturalize the children of better encouragement of the royal lustring such officers and soldiers, and others, the natu- company, and the more effectual preventing ral born subjects of this realm, who have been the fraudulent importation of lustrings and alaborn abroad during the war, the parents of modes. 44. For raising a sum, not exceeding such children having been in the service of this 2,000,000l. upon a fund payment of annuigovernment. 21. For the better preventing ties, after the rate of 81. per centum per annum, the counterfeiting, clipping, and other dimi- and for settling the trade to the East Indies. nishing the coin of this kingdom. 22. To re- 45. For taking away half the duties imposed peal an act made in the 39th year of the reign on glass wares, and the whole duties lately of queen Elizabeth, intituled, An act to re- laid on stone and earthen wares, and tobacco strain the excessive making of malt, and to dis- pipes; and for granting (in lieu thereof) new charge and vacate orders made by justices of duties upon whale fins, and Scotch linen. peace, by virtue thereof, for restraining maltsters from making malt. 23. For granting to his majesty a further subsidy of tunnage and poundage, towards raising the yearly sum of 700,000l. for the service of his majesty's houshold, and other uses therein mentioned, during his majesty's life. 24. For enlarging the time for purchasing certain estates or interests in several annuities therein mentioned. 25. For granting to his majesty, his heirs and successors, further duties upon stamped vellum, parchment, and paper. 26. To settle the trade to Africa. 27. For licensing hawkers
10 W. III. 1. For granting an aid to his majesty, for disbanding the army, and other necessary occasions. 2. To prevent the making or selling buttons made of cloth, serge, druggett, and other stuffs. 3. To prohibit the exportation of any corn, malt, meal, flour, bread, biscuit, or starch, for one year from 10th Feb.
10 & 11 WV. III. 4. To prohibit the excessive distilling of spirits and low wines from corn, and against the exporting of beer and ale, and to prevent frauds in distillers. 5. For the cleansing, repairing, preserving and maintain
and pedlars, for a further provision of interesting the haven and piers of Great Yarmouth, in for the transport debt for reducing of Ireland. the county of Norfolk. 6. To enlarge the
trade to Russia. 7. For preventing irregular enlarging the time for purchasing certain reverproceedings of sheriffs and other officers, in sionary annuities therein mentioned. 4. For making the returns of members chosen to serve the further preventing the growth of popery. in parliament. 8. For making and keeping 5. For the repair of Dover harbour. 6. To the river Tone navigable from Bridgewater to enable his majesty's natural-born subjects to Taunton, in the county of Somerset. 9. For inherit the estate of their ancestors, either ligranting the sum of 1,484,015/. 1s. 113d. for neal or collateral, notwithstanding their father disbanding the army, providing for the navy, and mother were aliens. 7. For the more efand for other necessary occasions. 10. To fectual suppression of piracy. 8. For the apprevent the exportation of wool out of the pointing commissioners to take, examine, and kingdoms of England and Ireland into foreign determine the debts due to the army, navy, parts, and for the encouragement of the wool- and for transport service: and also an account Jen manufactures in the kingdom of England. of the prizes taken during the late war. 9. 11. To enable such officers and soldiers as For preventing of frivolous and vexatious suits, have been in his majesty's service, during the in the principality of Wales, and the counties late war, to exercise trades; and for officers to Palatine, 10. For the more effectual employaccount with their soldiers. 12. For raising ing the poor, by encouraging the manufactures' the militia for the year 1699, although the of the kingdom. 11. To repeal an act made in nonth's pay formerly advanced be not repaid. the 9th year of his majesty's reign, intitled, An 13. For the continuing the imprisonment of Act for rendering the laws more effectual for Counter, and others, for the late preventing the importation of foreign bone horrid Conspiracy to assassinate his sacred ma- lace, loom lace, needle work, point, and cut jesty. 14. For limiting certain times within work,' three weeks after the prohibition of the which Writs of Error shall be brought for the woollen manufactures in Flanders shall be reversing fines, common recoveries, and ancient taken off. 12. To punish governors of plantejudgments. 15. For continuing the act for tions in this kingdom, for crimes by them comthe more easy recovery of small tythes. 16. mitted in the plantations. 13. For continuing To enable posthumous children to take es- several laws therein mentioned, and for extates, as if born in their father's life-time. plaining the act, intituled, An act to prevent For suppressing of lotteries. 18. For taking the exportation of wool out of the kingdoms of off the remaining duties upon glass wares. 19. Ireland and, England unto foreign parts, and For making and keeping navigable the rivers for the encouragement of the woollen manufacof Aire and Calder in the county of York. tures in the kingdom of England.' 14. For 20. For making and keeping the river Trent in raising the militia for the year 1700, although the counties of Leicester, Derby and Stafford, the month's pay formerly advanced be not renavigable. 21. For laying further duties upon paid. 15. For the ascertaining the measures sweets, and for lessening the duties as well for retailing ale and beer. 16. For the better upon vinegar, as upon certain low wines and ascertaining the tythes of hemp and flax. 17. whale fins, and the duties upon brandy im- To prevent disputes that may arise of officers ported, and for the more easy raising the du- and members of corporations having neglected ties upon leather, and for charging cinders, and to sign the Association, and taken the Oaths in for permitting the importation of pearl ashes, due time. 18. For the more effectual punishand for preventing abuses in the brewing of ing of vagrants, and sending them whither by beer and ale, and frauds in the importation of law they ought to be sent. 19. To enable justobacco. 22. For the more full and effectual tices of peace to build and repair gaols in their charging of the duties upon rock salt. 23. For several counties. 20. For taking away the duthe better apprehending, prosecuting, and pu- ties upon the woollen manufactures, corn, nishing of felons that commit burglary, house-grain, bread, biscuit, and meal exported. 21. breaking, or robbery, in shops, warehouses, For the explanation and better execution of coach-houses, or stables, or that steal horses. former acts made touching watermen, and 24. For making Billingsgate a free market for wherrymen rowing on the river of Thames, and sale of fish. 25. To encourage the trade to for the better ordering and governing the said Newfoundland. 26. For opening the ancient watermen, &c. upon the said river, between and making any new roynes and water-courses Gravesend and Windsor. 22. For making the in and near Sedgmoor, in the county of Somer- river Lark, alias Burne, navigable. 23. For set, for rendering the said Moor more healthful the better preserving the navigation of the and profitable to the inhabitants. rivers Avon and Froome, and for cleansing, paving and enlightening the streets of the city of Bristol. 24. To enable the mayor and citizens of the city of Chester, to recover and preserve the navigation upon the river Dee.
11 W. III. 1. For taking away the bounty money, for exporting corn, from the 9th Feb. 1699, to the 29th Sept. 1700.
11 & 12 W. III. 2. For granting an aid to his majesty, by sale of the forfeited and other estates and interests in Ireland, and by a land tax in England, for the several purposes therein mentioned. 3. For laying further duties upon wrought silks, muslins, and some ther commodities of the East Indies, and for
12 W. III. 1. For renewing the bills of credit commonly called Exchequer bills. 2. For the further limitation of the crown, and better securing the rights and libertics of the subject. 3. For preventing any inconveniences that may happen by privilege of parlia
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and other his necessary occasions. 13. To enable his majesty to make leases and copies of offices, lands, and hereditaments, parcel of his duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for confirmation of leases already made.
13 W. III. 1. For reviving and continuing an act, intituled, An act for the appointing commissioners to take, examine, and determine the debts due to the army, navy, and for trans
ment. 4. For appointing wardens and assay masters, for assaying wrought plate in the cities of York, Exeter, Bristol, Chester and Norwich. 5. For continuing a former act to prevent false and double returns of members to serve in parliament. 6. For continuing the acts therein mentioned, for preventing theit and rapine upon the northern borders of England. 7. For the better settling and preserving the library 2. For punishing kept in the house at Westminster, called Cot-port service, and also an account of the prizes ton House, in the name and family of the Cot- taken during the late war.' tons, for the benefit of the public. 8. For the offenders and soldiers, that shall mutiny, or raising the militia for one year, although the desert in England and Ireland. 3. For the at4. For continuing an act intimonth's pay formerly advanced be not repaid. tainder of the pretended prince of Wales of 9. For the recovering, securing, and keeping high treason. in repair the harbour of Minehead, for the be- tuled, An act that the solenin affirmation nefit and support of the navigation and trade and declaration of the people called Quakers, shall be accepted instead of an oath in the 5. For granting an aid to his maof this kingdom. 10. For granting an aid to his majesty for defraying the expence of his usual form.' navy, guards, and garrisons for one year, and jesty by laying duties upon malt, mum, cider for other necessary occasions. 11. For grant- and perry. 7. For the further securing of his ing to his majesty several duties upon low majesty's person, and the Succession of the wines, &c. 12. For appropriating 3,700/. crown in the protestant line, and for extinweekly, out of certain branches of excise, for guishing the hopes of the pretended prince of public uses, and for making a provision for the Wales, and all other pretenders, and their open service of his majesty's houshold and family; and secret abettors.
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