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 Jovis, 9 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ditcher versus Finch.
Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Ditcher et al. Appellants; praying a short Day for hearing of his Cause depending in this House, to which John Finch is Respondent:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Monday the Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hertford Highways, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament, for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford."
ORDERED, That the Consideration hereof shall be committed to the Lords following:
(fn. 1) Epus. Exon.
(fn. 1) Epus. Sarum.
(fn. 1) Epus. St. David's.
(fn. 1) Epus. Oxon.
(fn. 1) Epus. Ely.
(fn. 1) Epus. Peterborough.
(fn. 1) Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, 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 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the Estate of William Stephens, late of Greenwich in Kent."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill, (intituled, "An Act for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament, for the repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford") is referred.
Macclesfield versus Macclesfield.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Macclesfeild Gentleman Appellant, against Mary Macclesfeild Widow, and Peter Macclesfeild Gentleman, Respondents, from Two Dismissions in the Court of Chancery before and on the Eight and Twentieth Day of January, 33° Caroli Secundi; as also upon the Answers of the said Mary Macclesfeild and Peter Macclesfeild put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Ralph Macclesfeild shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Dismissions from which he appealed shall be, and are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appel lant do pay the Respondents Mary Macclesfeild and Peter Macclesfeild Twenty Pounds, for their Costs sustained in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Sir Simon Leach versus Thompson.
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition of Sir Symon Leach, as also Counsel for Mr. Charles Leach:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Sir Symon Leach shall be dismissed this House; it not being the Intention of this House, in their late Judgement, to preclude the Parties from trying their Title at Law upon any other Point than the Validity of the Surrender without Acceptance of the Party to whom it was made.
Jones versus Beaw.
Upon reading the Petition of John Jones Doctor of Laws; praying, amongst other Things, "that a Protection given by the Lord Bishop of Landaffe to William Beaw may be discharged:"
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 for Privileges, to hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit; whereof the Petitioner is to cause Notice to be given to the said William Beaw; which Committee is to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Hastings versus Seymour's Bill.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, for Ralph Hastings Esquire, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Assurance of the Manor of Woodlands and Hundred of Knowlton unto Edward Seymour Esquire;" as also Counsel for the Bill.
Englefyld versus Sir C. Englefyld.
Upon reading the Petition of Anthony Englefyld Esquire, late Appellant in this House; praying the Direction of this House to the Court of Chancery, to restore him to the Possession of the Premises in Question:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Court of Chancery do direct the Possession thereof to be delivered to the Petitioner, in Execution of the Judgement of this House.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.