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 Mercurii, 13 Januarii.
Brown versus Mercer.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Browne Merchant, from Two several Decrees made in the Court of Chancery, the One bearing Date the Fourth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine, and the other the Third Day of March last, in a Cause wherein Daniell Mercer and others are Plaintiffs, against the said Edward Browne and others Defendants; and praying the said Decrees (so far as concerns the Petitioner) may be reversed:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Daniell Mercer and others may have a Copy of the said Petition; and shall be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, on Saturday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all Proceedings in the Courts below be stayed upon the said Decrees.
Bayley versus Robson.
Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Bayley, Widow and Executrix of Edward Bayly her late Husband deceased, against Anne Robson Widow, Mary Robson, Anne and Katherine Robson Infants, by the said Anne the Widow, their Mother and Guardian, and Thomas Paske, William Bryan and others Defendants, and a cross Cause, wherein the said Anne Robson the Widow, Mary Robson, Anne Robson, and Katherine Robson, by the said Anne Robson the Widow, their Guardian, were Plaintiffs, and the said Edward Bayly and the said Sarah his Wife Defendants, from a Decree made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England; and prayed, "that the said Decree, made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, may be reversed; and that all Proceedings may be stayed upon the said Decree:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Anne Robson Widow, Mary Robson and Katherine Robson Infants by the said Anne Widow, their Mother and Guardian, and Thomas Paske, William Bryan, and others, 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 Wednesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all Proceedings in the Courts below shall be stayed.
D. of Norfolk's Divorce Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Richard Raynes, Sir Charles Hedges, and Doctor Oxenden, do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, after hearing the Civil Lawyers To-morrow, this House will then consider when the Bill, (intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Duke of Norfolke, Earl Marshal of England, with the Lady Mary Mordant, and to enable the said Duke to marry again,)" shall be read the Second Time.
Laugher versus Prichard.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Joane Prichard and others have hereby Time given them for answering to the said Appeal, until Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of January Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
D. of Leinster's Naturalization Bill.
Message to H. C. with it, and Halsted's Bill.
Messages from thence, to return Cullum's and Shelton's Bills.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Sale of several Lands, for the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of Maurice Shelton and others, and for settling other Lands instead of them;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Message to H. C. with it.
The Earl of Rochester reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Manor and Lordship of King's Bromley, and other the Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, (fn. 1) for Barbary Newton Widow, Relict of Samuel Newton, late of the Island of Barbadoes, in America, Esquire, deceased, and John Newton Esquire, Son and Heir of the said Samuel by the said Barbary," with some Amendments.
Sir C. Holt's Bill, to divest Fountain of Lands for Payment of a Mortgage.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for divesting the Manors and Lordships of Bushwood and Lapworth, and several other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwicke, out of Andrew Fountaine Esquire, and vesting the same in Trustees, for raising and paying a Debt due upon a Mortgage thereof, taken in the Name of the said Andrew Fountaine."
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and (fn. 2)
Cambridge University Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein."
And the Lord Bishop of London reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have made some Progress in the Bill; and they desire a special Committee may be appointed, to consider of the said Bill."
Their Lordships, or any (fn. 3) Five 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.
Against adhering to Their Majesties Enemies, Bill.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 14um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.