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 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Cornwallis reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Antony Eyre Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and Portions for his Children," with some Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Butter and Cheese Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Abuses committed by the Searchers and Weighers of Butter and Cheese."
The Question was put, "Whether this 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 John Francklyn and Sir John Hoskyns:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Oxon University, Charters, &c. additional Act for confirming.
The House being this Day moved, "That the Mayor, Bailiff, and Commonalty of the City of Oxford, in the County of Oxford, may be heard, by their Counsel, before the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An additional Act for Confirmation of the Charters, Liberties, and Privileges, of the University of Oxford:"
Corporation of Oxford to be heard against it.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel for the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the said City of Oxford, and also Counsel for the University of Oxford, in relation to the said Bill, on Monday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bayly versus Robson.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sarah Bayly, Widow and Executrix of Edward Bayly her late Husband deceased, Plaintiff, in the Court of Chancery, against Anne Robson Widow, Mary Robson and Katherine Robson Insants, by the said Ann the Widow their Mother and Guardian, and Thomas Paske, William Bryan, and others; and praying, "that the said Defendants in Chancery may answer the Substance of this Appeal; and that the last Decree therein mentioned may be reversed, and all Proceedings stayed in the mean Time:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Ann Robson Widow, and the other now Respondents, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on Tuesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings in the Courts below shall be stayed.
Waller, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, charged in Execution.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Waller; shewing, "That he was sworn and admitted One of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber to His Majesty, the Fourth of April, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, and charged in Execution during the Time of Privilege of Parliament; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Thomas Waller shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges.
Old Governors of Birmingham School versus Hicks, Slaney, et al.
Upon reading the Petition of the old Governors of the Free Grammar School in Bermingham, in the County of Warwick, of the Foundation of King Edward the Sixth, complaining of several Proceedings in the Court of Chancery, on the Behalf of John Hicks the Schoolmaster under the new Charter; and "that, since the Judgement of this House, one Morton Slaney and Four others, who acted as new Governors under King James's Charter, contriving to elude the Judgement of this House, pretend that they have, as old Governors, constituted the said Hicks School-master; and praying, in Vindication of the Order of Reversal of this House, to dissolve the Injunctions in Chancery which contradict the same:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Hicks and Moreton Slaney, and others, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in their Answers thereunto on Thursday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Advice to the King.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon Advice to His Majesty.
And, after having heard Sir John Ashby to several Questions;
The House being resumed;
Member of H. C. Report concerning Method of speaking with One.
The Lord Viscount Weymouth reported from the Committee appointed to inspect Precedents, how a Member of the House of Commons may be spoke with by this House, "That the Clerks have found One, which was before the Committee, of 12° and 13° Novembris, 1689."
Which was read, out of the Journal.
And, after Debate thereupon,
ORDERED, That a Committee be appointed, to consider of the Narrative, Papers, Letters, and Book, brought in by the Earl of Nottingham (pursuant to the Address to His Majesty); and to prepare something thereupon, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons.
Committee to consider of Papers, &c. brought in by E. Nottingham, and to prepare something to be offered at a Conference.
Lords Committees appointed by the House, to consider of the Narrative, Papers, Letters, and Book, brought in by the Earl of Nottingham, pursuant to the Address to His Majesty; who are to prepare something thereupon, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons; whose Lordships are to report to the House.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Advice to the King, concerning the Capitulation in the Low Countries.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee, on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock, upon Consideration of Advice to be given to His Majesty, upon the Capitulation in 1678, for Regulation of the Troops in The Low Countryes.
Sir Samuel Leach versus Thompson.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Symon Leach Knight of the Bath; shewing, "That he having a Writ of Error depending in this House, whereunto Thomas Thompson is Defendant, which is appointed to be heard on Friday the Sixteenth Instant; and that, ever since Monday last, he hath been consined by a violent Fever; and therefore praying a further Day for hearing thereof:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued upon the said Writ of Error, peremptorily, on Friday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.