Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 9 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Treby and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Additional Poll Bill:
The Lord Delamer reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill, intituled, "An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, for the reducing of Ireland;" and have made a small Amendment, and have drawn a Clause according to former Precedents in the like Case, for rating and taxing the Peers by Commissioners of their own naming, and appointing a Collector to receive the Rates and Taxes of the Peers."
Which, being read, were Agreed to; and ORDERED, The Bill to be read a Third Time, with these Amendments.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, for the reducing of Ireland."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments now read, shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke (fn. 1) :
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Bill, intituled, "An additional Act to an Act, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, for the reducing of Ireland," with some Amendments; and desire their Concurrence to the said Amendments.
Harvey versus L. Holles.
After hearing Counsel Yesterday, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Hervey Esquire and Isabella his Wife, and their Trustees, complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery (by the then Lord Chancellor) the Thirtieth Day of May, 1682, wherein Sir Robert Carr was decreed to pay Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Pounds, Nine Shillings, with Interest of the Six Thousand Pounds Principal Money from the First of March 1678, by a Time therein mentioned; as also of another Decree made by the late Lord Chancellor Jeffryes in the said Cause, the Fifth Day of February 1686, wherein he decreed, "That the Estate of your Petitioner Isabella is charged with Ten Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Pounds, Nine Shillings, as a stated Sum arising by Six Thousand Pounds Principal, and the Interest thereof, to the First of March, 1678, and Interest both for the Principal and Interest from the Time, in all amounting to above Sixteen Thousand Pounds," and other Things in the Petition set forth; as also upon the Answer of the Right Honourable Francis Lord Holles put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Decree made by the Lord Chancellor Nottingham, the 30th Day of May, 1682, in this Cause, be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is also ORDERED and Adjudged, That the Decree made by the said Lord Chancellor Jefferyes, the Fifth Day of February, 1686, be, and is hereby, reversed, so as that the said Lord Holles shall have no Advantage by the Will of Sir Robert Carr; and that the Lord Holles be left to have the Land sold according to the Decree of the aforesaid Lord Chancellor Nottingham, which said Decree is affirmed as aforesaid.
Commissioners of the Great Seal Bill.
The Amendments made in the Bill concerning the Commissioners of the Great Seal, by the House of Commons, were read; but, because the Amendments do not cohere, the House made the Lords following a Committee, to oversee them, and fit them for the House:
The Question being put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned till To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 10um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 28 June, 1689,
North & Grey.