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, 8 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir T. Burton's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enabling of Sir Thomas Burton Baronet to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."
The Question was put, "Whether this (fn. 1) 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 Adam Ottley and Sir Robert Legard:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto; and to acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendments to the Earl of Ailesbury's Bill.
The House was informed, "That the Lord Keveton was gone out of Town; but will attend the House on Friday next, he having extraordinary Business in the Country."
Wareing versus Plate.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Richard Wareing Gentleman, from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, in a Cause there depending, between Sir John Plate Knight and Dame Anne his Wife Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner, now the Appellant, Defendant, which Cause was heard the Eleventh Day of May last; as also upon the Answer of Sir John Plate Knight and of Dame Anne his Wife put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side upon the said Petition and Answer, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Decree complained of in the Petition and Appeal of Richard Wareing Gentleman, made the Eleventh Day of May last, shall be, and is hereby, reversed.
E. Thanet's Claim to the Barony of Clifford.
The House being this Day moved, in the Case of the Claim of Thomas Earl of Thannett (formerly brought into this House) to the Title of Lord Clifford; and the House being informed by the Lord Clifford de Lanesborough, who claimed under the late Countess of Burlington his Mother, lately deceased, "That he doth not obstruct the said Claim:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do examine the Earl of Thannet's Claim to the said Barony of Lord Clifford, and report to this House their Opinion thereupon.
Burrows versus Dod & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Burrows; praying, "a Day may be appointed, for hearing of his Cause, upon his Petition, to which Anne Dod and others are Respondents:"
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, upon the Points mentioned in the Petition of Thomas Burrows, on Wednesday the Thirteenth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bromhall versus Manlove.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Thomas Bromhall is Plaintiff, and Will'm Manlove Defendant, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Observations on Accompts, to be delivered.
The House having received, and this Day read, the Book of Accompts, sent from the Commissioners appointed by a late Act of Parliament to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom; and believing that they have made some Remarks and Observations on them, they are desired to transmit them to this House as soon as may be.
ORDERED, That the Lord Viscount Weymouth be added to the Committee for Petitions.
Gay versus Beaple.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Martha Gay is Plaintiff, and Thomas Beaple Defendant, To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) 9um diem instantis Decembris, hora non Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.