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 Martis, primo die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales [ (fn. 1) præsentes fuerunt:]
E. Scarsdale takes the Oaths.
Harleford House, &c. for Sale of, Bill.
Poor Laws, for rendering more effectual, Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
Bill for recognizing K. Will. and Q. Mary; and for confirming the Acts of the last Parliament.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for declaring the Acts of the late Parliament, begun and held at Westm. the 13th Day of February, 1688, to be of full Force and Effect by the Laws of this Realm; and for recognizing Their now Majesties King William and Queen Mary to be by the Laws of this Realm our rightful and lawful Liege Lord and Lady, King and Queen of this Realm.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee hath been in Consideration of this Bill; and it is the Opinion of the Committee, That the House be again put into a Committee upon the same Bill, on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and no other Business to intervene."
Loleworth Manor, Edwards's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act, whereby the Freehold and Inheritance of the Manor of Loleworth, alias Lollworth, and Advowson of the Church of Loleworth, alias Lollworth, in the County of Cambridge, and divers other Lands and Hereditaments aforesaid, and in Long Stanton, in the said County, are vested in Altham Smith, of Graies Inne, in the County of Midd. Esquire, and William Gore, of London, Merchant, and their Heirs, in Fee Simple, in Possession, to the Use of them and their Heirs, in Trust for John Edwards of Debden Hall in the County of Essex Esquire, and his Heirs, to the Intent the same may be sold."
Dashwood & al. versus Champant.
ORDERED, That John Hayes Esquire, John Beesley, Samuell Sankey, and Francis Butler, do attend this House, on Friday the 4th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as Witnesses, on the Behalf of Sir Robert Dashwood and others Appellants, and wherein Sir John Champante is Defendant.
Watt & al. versus Brooke.
Upon Report from the Committee for Petitions, the Petition of John Watt and Francis Camfeild, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the 11th Day of February, 1689, in a Cause wherein Peter Brooke and Elizabeth his Wife are Defendants, as fit to be retained, and heard at the Bar of this House:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Peter Brooke and Elizabeth his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the 11th Day of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 2um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.