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 Mercurii, 11 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Dux St. Albans.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Fitz Walter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. (fn. 1) Byron.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of Sir Thomas Putt Baronet, deceased, to lease several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, during the Minority of Sir Thomas Putt Baronet, Son and Heir of the said Sir Thomas Putt, towards the Payment of Five Hundred Pounds apiece Legacia to his Sisters, Margaret, Ursula, and Susanna Put as also the Debts of the said Sir Thomas Put the Father."
Punishment of Offenders, Bill.
Earl Huntingdon reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Benefit of Clergy from some Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment," with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Sir M. Beckman & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing Sir Martin Beckman Knight, and others."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
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 and Mr. Keck:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Orphans of London, Court of Inquiry, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for erecting a Court of Inquiry, in order to the Relief of the distressed Orphans of the City of London."
Duke of St. Albans introduced.
This Day Charles Duke of St. Albans was introduced, between the Duke of Ormond and the Duke of Northumberland, the Herald going before with his Patent; who gave the same to his Grace, and he presented it to the Speaker upon his Knee; who gave it to the Clerk, and it was read at the Table.
His Patent bears Date the Tenth Day of January, in the Five and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the Second. His Writ (being read) bears Date the Tenth Day of November, in the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary. And then he came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute; and then took his Place on the Dukes Bench.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tredenham and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths."
Peacock, Leave to bring in an Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Peacock; shewing, "That he was coming to Town, in order to bring in an Appeal into this House, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery; and, being prevented by Sickness, the Time is over for bringing in the said Appeal; and praying the Leave of this House for bringing in the said Appeal:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Peacock may bring in his said Appeal, notwithstanding the Time is elapsed for the same.
Gay versus Beaple.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Martha Gay Widow, being an Appeal from several Orders of the Court of Chancery, made on the Behalf of Thomas Beaple; and praying the Reversal of the said Orders:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Beaple may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and be, and is hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End he answer at the Time aforesaid.
George versus Godsalve & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Rebecca George nuper God Salve, Relict. et Executrix Thom. GodSalve defunct. modo Uxor Will'i George Arm. from a Decree made the Thirteenth Day of October last, on the Behalf of Christopher Godsalve, John God Salve, Thomas Godsalve, Anne God Salve, and Elizabeth Godsalve, by Christopher God Salve, their Father and Guardian; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree as to the Interest and Costs, and that they may answer thereunto; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings be stayed on the said Decree:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Christopher Godsalve, and John, Thomas, Anne, and Elizabeth God Salve, may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings be stayed on the Decree; whereof the Petitioners are to cause Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Albyn versus Moyer.
Upon reading the Petition of Benjamine Albyn Merchant; shewing, "That he hath an Appeal depending in this House, against a Decree of the Court of Chancery, and a Commission of Bankrupt, which the Respondent Samuell Moyer prosecuted against the Petitioner for the Sum of Money decreed; and praying that there may be a Stop of all Proceedings and Prosecution upon the said Commission of Bankrupt:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings and Prosecution upon the said Commission of Bankrupt shall be, and are hereby, stayed until the said Appeal shall be determined by this House.
Clandestine Marriages, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and a Committee, which was appointed Yesterday, did withdraw, to draw a Clause to be added to the Bill to prevent clandestine Marriages.
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Sarum reported a Clause, drawn by the Committee, against forging of Licenses.
Which was read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments, and Proviso or Clause.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 12um Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.