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 Sabbati, 10 Februarii.
Sir J. Maynard's Estate, for settling, Bill.
Whereas Tuesday next is appointed to hear Counsel, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard Knight deceased, late One of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of Engl'd:"
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard thereupon, on Thursday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That all Persons shall then attend, who were appointed by the former Order.
Brooke versus Brooke.
After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Dame Martha Brooke, the Wife of Sir Robert Brooke Baronet, late Relict and Executrix of Christopher Tomlinson, of London, Merchant, deceased; and of Grace, Anne, and Pleydell Tomlinson, Spinsters, Three of the Children of the said Christopher, who are Infants, by the said Martha their Prochien Amy, and of Sir William Thompson Knight, and John Pleydell Gentleman, their Trustees, from several Decrees made in the High Court of Chancery, in certain Causes there depending, wherein the said Sir Robert Brooke was Complainant, and the said Lady Brooke and others Defendants; and the said Sir William Thompson Knight, John Pleydell, Grace, Anne, and Pleydell Tomlinson, Infants, by their Prochien Amy, Complainants, and the said Sir Robert Brooke, Dame Martha his Wife, and others, Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the said Sir Robert Brooke put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees and the Proceedings thereupon, complained of in the said Petition and Appeal, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Dame Martha Brooke shall pay, or cause to be paid, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, to the said Sir Robert Brooke, for his Costs in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Price to be attached, for signing Lady Brook's Appeal:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of Thomas Price Esquire, who signed the Petition and Appeal of Dame Martha Brooke, this Day heard in this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Webb, who signed it, to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Webb Esquire, who signed the Petition and Appeal of Dame Mertha Brooke, shall be, and he is hereby, required to attend this House on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Roger Whitley the Elder Esquire, and Thomas Whitley Esquire, to exchange certain Lands, of equal Value, within the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.