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 Lunæ, 5 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, versus D. of South'ton.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Cesar Wood, alias Cranmer, from a Decree made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal in the Court of Chancery, the One and Thirtieth Day of October last, in a Cause there depending, between Charles Duke of South'ton Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant, et è contra; as also upon the Answer of the said Duke put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree made on the Behalf of his Grace the Duke of South'ton, and from which the said Sir Cesar Wood, alias Cranmer, appealed to this House, shall be, and it is hereby, reversed.
Conyngham versus Sir R. Murray, alias Creighton.
Whereas To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the House hath appointed to hear the Cause wherein Lieutenant Colonel Conyngham is Appellant, and Sir Robert Creighton, alias Murrey, Respondent:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, at the Time abovesaid, this House will hear Counsel, as well to the Point of Possession, as to the Merits of the Cause.
E. Manchester and Pierrepoint versus L Brooke, for Waiver of Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Manchester, and William Pierpoint, on the Behalf of themselves and their Wives, the Daughters and Coheirs of the Right Honourable Robert late Lord Brooke, deceased; shewing, "That the said Lord Brooke did, about One Thousand Six Hundred Sixtyseven, make his Will, whereby he devised several Legacies to several Persons therein named, and afterwards died; and his Lady renounced her Right of Executorship; and the now Lord Brooke proved the Will, and possessed himself of all the Real and Personal Estate of his Brother, and hath paid several Legacies, but refuses to account for the Personal Estate, and insists on his Privilege; and praying Leave to proceed against the Lord Brooke for Discovery thereof:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Brooke may have a Copy of this Petition; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Indemnity Bill, for those who acted in Their Majesties Service.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Suits against such as acted for Their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; and desire another Day may be appointed, to proceed therein."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Thursday next, at Twelve of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Suits against such as acted for Their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom;" and no other Business to intervene.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Privileges shall sit on Wednesday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.