Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 15 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Curtius Petition for a Proviso in the Bill for vesting superstitious Trusts in His Majesty.
Upon reading the Petition of Adolph Curtius, Son of Sir William Curtius Baronet; praying a Proviso or Clause may be added to the Bill for the vesting of superstitious Trusts and Uses in the Crown:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is referred.
Simmons versus Grant et Ux.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Simmons, Executrix of Sir Ralph Bovey Baronet, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Eleventh Day of May last past, in a Cause there depending, between Thomas Grant and Bridget his Wife, Plaintiffs, against the said Elizabeth Simmons Defendant; as also upon the Answer of Thomas Grant and Bridget his Wife put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Simmons shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, on the Behalf of Thomas Grant and Bridget his Wife, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Elizabeth Simmons shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Thomas Grant, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for Costs in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Free Proceedings in Parliament, Bill for.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass, with the Amendments?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Nevill and Mr. Baron Powell:
To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments.
Dut. Grafton versus Judges of K. Bench:
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition of the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgman Esquire; as also upon the Answer of the Judges of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench put in thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England shall report what was offered thereupon, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and nothing to intervene.
Counsel to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel, who were this Day heard upon the Petition of the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman Esquire, as also for the Justices of Their Majesties Court of King's Bench, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.