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, 30 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir W. Mannock's Bill.
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enabling Sir William Mannock Baronet to charge his Estate, for the raising his Younger Children's Portions," with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Jones versus Hellier.
The House being this Day moved, "That John Seaman may enter into Recognizance for Elizabeth Jones, upon her Appeal depending in this House, to which George Hellier is Respondent:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Seaman may enter into Recognizance for Elizabeth Jones, as desired.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Assurance of the Manor of Woodlands and Hundred of Knolton unto Edward Seymour Esquire."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to the Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on 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.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Alexander Popham Esquire to settle a Jointure upon his Wife, and to make Provision for Younger Children, upon Receipt of Twelve Thousand Pounds Portion, to be applied for Payment of his Debts."
Harrington, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, discharged from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of John Harrington Esquire; shewing, "That he is One of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Privy Chamber in Ordinary (as by a Certificate annexed appears); and yet nevertheless he was committed Prisoner to The King's Bench, in Execution, at the Suit of Bullen Reymes Esquire, the Fifth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Harrington shall be, and is hereby, discharged from the said Imprisonment he now lies under; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Master or Keeper of The King's Bench Prison, his Deputies and Turnkeys, or other Officers, and every of them.
Report concerning Resolution of H. C. approving Admiral Russel's Conduct, delivered at a Conference.
The Earl of Warrington reported from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Journals for Precedents, Whether the Resolution of the House of Commons, delivered to this House at a Conference the One and Twentieth Instant, is according to the usual Proceedings in Parliament, "That they have inspected the Journals; but do not find that what was done by the Commons at the last Conference is according to the usual Proceedings in Parliament.
"And as to the Second Part of the Order of the Committee, concerning Heads for a Conference; the Committee differed in Opinion, and came to no Resolution; and the Committee had ordered him to report it so."
After Debate, the House agreed as followeth; (videlicet,)
Their Vote on Matter of Fact without Reasons, unusual.
"That the House of Commons communicating to this House, at a Conference, a Vote of theirs upon Matter of Fact only, without giving any Reasons for the said Vote, is not according to the usual Proceedings in Parliament."
Message to them, for a Free Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith:
To desire a Free Conference, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
Free Proceedings in Parliament, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, the Bill, intituled, "An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament," shall be read the Second Time; and all the Lords summoned then to attend,
D. of Norfolk, Divorce Bill.
Whereas To-morrow was appointed for the House to consider, whether the Bill which hath been offered on the Behalf of the Duke of Norfolke, for dissolving the Marriage between the said Duke and his Dutchess, shall be received, or not; and for the Record of the Court of King's Bench to be brought into this House, wherein Judgement is entered for his Grace the Duke of Norfolke, against John Germaine; and the Lord Chief Justice of that Court to attend; and Counsel also to be heard, if the House shall then think fit:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be considered, and the Record brought, on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock; and that the Lord Chief Justice, and Counsel do then also attend.
Warr versus Praed.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Warr, from a Decree and Orders of the Court of Chancery, the Fifth Day of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, and other Times, in a Cause wherein John Praed Merchant is Plaintiff, against the Petitioner and one Agnes Gates, Administratrix of Daniell Gates, deceased, Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree and Orders, and that Proceedings may be stayed in the Courts below:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Praed Merchant may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and be, and is hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the Thirteenth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings in the Courts below shall be stayed.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) tricesimum primum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.