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.
This Day Robert Earl of Scarsdale took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration pursuant to the Statutes.
Harleford House, &c. for Sale of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Sale of the Capital Messuage or Mansion House of Harleford, and Manor of Great Marlow, and other Lands, in the County of Bucks."
Poor Laws, for rendering more effectual, Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Explanation and making effectual the Statutes made for the Relief of the Poor."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into 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 Coke and Sir William Lacon Childe:
To deliver the Bill for the better Explanation and making effectual the Statutes made for the Relief of the Poor; and to desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons therein.
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.
And the House being resumed;
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."
To which the House agreed, and ordered the same accordingly; and all the Lords in Town to be summoned to attend the House at that Time, and all the Judges to attend at the same Time.
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."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on Thursday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
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.
Hitherto examined by us, this 21th Day of April, 1690°,
North & Grey.