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, 3 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ewelme Hospital versus Town of Andover.
The House being this Day moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House, wherein the Schoolmaster of Ewelme is Plaintiff, and the Bailiff of the Town of Andover Defendant:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Twelfth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
L. Widdrington versus E. of Derby.
Upon reading the Petition of William Lord Widdrington, Baron of Banckney, Executor of the last Will and Testament of William Stanley Esquire, deceased; shewing, "That the said William Stanley was, from the Death of his Father, entitled to an Annuity or Rent Charge of Six Hundred Pounds per Annum, out of several Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of the Right Honourable the Earl of Derby;" and praying, "that he may be permitted to prove the said Will in the Court of Chancery, the better to enable him to pay the Debts and Legacies of the said William Stanley:"
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Right Honourable the Earl of Derby may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in his Answer thereunto on Thursday the Tenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Pember Gentleman to sell his Estate, for Payment of his Debts, and make Provision for his Daughter."
L. Hatton's and Bp. of Ely's Bill.
The Earl of Mulgrave reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One Hundred Pounds per Annum upon the Bishop of Ely and his Successors, to be issuing out of Hatton Garden, in the County of Midd'x, and the Messuages thereupon erected; and for the settling and assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Christopher Lord Viscount Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns for ever," with One Amendment.
To which the House agreed; and ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendment.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy Payment of the Debts of Elizabeth Curtis Widow, late deceased, and Performance of an Agreement touching the same, made between Charles Curtis, in his Life-time, and Edward Earle, according to a Decree in the High Court of Chancery."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enfranchising several Copyhold Lands and Tenements, holden of the Manor of Albury and North Myms, in the County of Hertford."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of these Two Bills be committed to the Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Regulating Trials for Treason, Bills.
The Lord Cornwallis reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Trials in Cases of Treason," from the Committee of the whole House, "That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments."
Which were read.
The last Clause in the Bill read; which was agreed to be left out by the Committee, concerning Impeachments in Parliament.
A Debate arose, "Whether to agree with the Committee or not?"
The House was moved, "To re-commit the Consideration of this Clause, upon the Debate."
Then this Question was put,
"Whether this Clause shall be re-committed, upon the present Debate?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the said Clause.
The Clause was read.
The House was resumed.
And ORDERED, That the Lords following do withdraw presently, to prepare a Clause upon the Debate:
After some Time, the Lords Committees came in again.
And the Lord Cornwallis reported an Amendment to the Clause.
The Clause was read, with the Amendment.
Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree to the Clause, as amended?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the House went on with the other Amendments; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to; and the Clause drawn by the Committee ordered to be engrossed.
Oaths in Ireland Bill.
The Amendments sent up by the House of Commons, for disagreeing to the Lords Amendments on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths," were read.
The Clause in the Bill was read, concerning Barristers at Law and Physicians; to which the Commons disagree.
The Reasons given by the Commons for their not agreeing were read.
The Lords disagree with the Commons, in leaving out from ["Provided"] in Skin 3, Line 3, of the Clauses marked (A) and ending ["Profession or Calling"] in Skin 4, Line 7; and insist on the said Clauses.
Lords Committees appointed to draw Reasons for insisting on their Amendments in this Bill.
Their Lordships to meet in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
The other Amendments made by the Commons were agreed to.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) 4um diem instantis Decembris, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.