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, 25 Februarii.
(fn. 1) Arch. Cant.
Epus. Coven. & Litch.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux St. Albans.
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Clifford L.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Declarations to Prisoners, for delivering, Bill.
Message to H. C. to return it with Amendments.
Game, for Preservation of, Bill.
Heron, D. of Somerset's Servant, arrested.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That Thomas Heron, of Corbridge, in the County of Northumb'land Gentleman, Bailiff to his Grace the Duke of Somersett, was arrested at the Suit of one George Dent, an Innholder without Bishop'gate, by one John Cooke, a Sheriff's Bailiff of Middl'x, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Dent and Cooke to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said George Dent and John Cooke, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offence: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Thomas Heron, and Edmund Mason and Thomas Morley Bail for the said Thomas Heron, shall be, and they are hereby, discharged; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Their Majesties Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Smith to attend.
Simpson's Petition, concerning the Button Bill, rejected.
Hair Buttons, to prevent the Importation of, Bill.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
Meyrick versus Hughes.
Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Meyrick Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Richard Kiffyn Esquire and Jane his Wife; praying, "that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal may be directed to hear his Cause:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Hughes and Anne Harding may have a Copy of the Petition; and do answer thereunto on Saturday the Fourth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Berry & al. versus Yate.
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 Friday the Third Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir F. Blundell & al. to attend, about the State of Ireland.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Francis Blundell, Colonel Robert Fitzgerald, Colonel Frederick Hamelton, and Richard Barey, do attend this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give an Account, as far as they know, of the present Condition and State of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Greenland Trade, for regaining, &c. Bill.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Pitt's.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Their Majesties certain additional Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandizes, for the prosecuting the present War against France;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Lands and Tenements of Mathew Pitt Esquire and Robert Pitt Gentleman, for the Payment of Debts, and to settle the rest of the Lands upon the said Matthew and Robert, and the Wife of the said Robert, and their Issue;" to which they have agreed, with One Amendment, and desire the Concurrence of this House thereunto.
L. Baltimore versus Sir F. Blackistone and Moore.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Charles Lord Baltemore, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Seven and Twentieth Day of June, One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-nine, and an Order of Dismission on a Bill of Review thereupon since made; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree and Order:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Francis Blackiston Baronet and Thomas Moore Junior may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and do put in their Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Eleventh Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Engl-field versus Englefield.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to inspect Precedents, on Wednesday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Marston versus Marston.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Marston, from an Order and Decree in the Court of Exchequer, in Trinity Terme, the Two and Twentieth Day of June last, and a Report made the Fourteenth Day of October following, and a Confirmation thereof and final Decree the Seventh Day of November last; as also upon the several Answers of Joseph Marston and William Briscoe 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 of William Marston shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees and Report therein complained of, and the Dismission of the Appellant's Bill, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said William Marston shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Joseph Marston and William Briscoe, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for their Costs sustained in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Public Accompts, for examining, &c. Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1693, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."
Message to H. C. with these Bills.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) 27um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.