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 Lunæ, 14 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
(fn. 1) Dux Somersett.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey Ru.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Worthenbury Church Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by Sir Richard Reynolds and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Wolstenholme to sell Lands, for the Payment of Debts;" to which the Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brewer:
Who returned the Bill for separating and making the Chapel of Worthenbury a Parish Church, &c.; to which the House of Commons agree, with some small Amendments, and desire Concurrence therein.
The Amendments were read, and Agreed to.
E. of Shaftesbury's Bill.
The Lord Ossulston reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for the making some Provision for the Daughters and Younger Sons of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury have made some few Amendments therein, and offer them to the Consideration of the House."
The Amendments were read Twice, and Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Bill to amend the Act for Sale of Coventry's House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to supply a Defect in a former Act of the last Parliament, for the Sale or Leasing of a House late Henry Coventry's Esquire, in Piccadilly."
Sir R. Fenwick's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Robert Fenwick to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."
His Majesty ascended His Throne, being adorned with His Royal Robes and Regal Crown, and all the Peers being in their Robes: The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they attend Him presently."
The Commons being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty was pleased to give His Royal Assent to Two Bills:
"1. An Act for recognizing King William and Queen Mary, and for avoiding all Questions touching the Acts made in the Parliament assembled at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-eight."
The Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words,
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"2. An Act for the separating and making the Chapel of Worthenbury a distinct Church from the Parish Church of Bangor."
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty withdrew.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland, and prosecuting the War against France;" to which the Commons desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable John Worstenholme to sell Land, for Payment of Debts."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland, and prosecuting the War against France."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow Morning.
Pope versus De Casseris.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Pope; shewing, "That he hath an Appeal depending in this House, against Franscisco de Casseris, a Jew; and that £. 204 being brought into the Court of Chancery by the Decree; and praying, that the said £. 204 be not paid out of the said Court of Chancery without Order from this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said £. 204 now in the Court of Chancery, shall not be paid out of that Court until the Determination of the said Appeal in this House.
Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, versus D. South'ton.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer Knight, from a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, made the Seven and Twentieth Day of October, in the First Year of the Reign of the late King James, in a Cause wherein the said Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, and others were Defendants, at the Suit of the Noble Charles Duke of South'ton, Complainant, and praying Relief therein; as also upon the Answer of the said Noble Charles Duke of South'ton put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree made in the Court of Chancery, from which he appealed to this House, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Coke versus Fountain:
The House being moved this Day, on the Behalf of Edward Coke Esquire, "That whereas Andrew Fountain Esquire obtained an Order of this House, the 29th of November, 1689, (that until his Appeal should be determined in this House, all Proceedings in the Courts below, from which he appealed to this House, should be stayed); that the said Order may be revoked and discharged, whereby Proceedings are stayed as aforesaid:"
Coke to proceed in the Courts below.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Order of the 29th of November last be, and is hereby, discharged and revoked, whereby Proceedings in the Courts below were stayed; to the End Mr. Coke, by his Guardian, may be at Liberty to proceed for the Recovery of the Money adjudged to him by this House, and in the Exchequer.
E. of Shaftesbury's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the raising of Portions for the Daughters and Younger Sons of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury."
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 Mr. Keck and Mr. Merideth:
To deliver the Bill to enable the raising of Portions for the Daughters and Younger Sons of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury, and to desire the Concurrence of the Commons thereunto.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, (videlicet,) 15um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.