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 Martii.
Review of Poll Bill.
Bp. of Durham, Leave to be absent.
Crown-office, to regulate Proceedings in, Bill.
Lotteries, to prohibit, Bill:
Privateers for encouraging, and to prohibit Trade with France, Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the River of Salwarpe, in the County of Worcester, and the Rivulets and Brooks thereto adjoining;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ashby versus Crawford.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Champion Ashby, of London, Merchant, from a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, the Third of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, and several Orders made in a Cause there depending, between Henry Crawford and Anne his Wife, William Meadowes and Katherine his Wife, Administratrix of John Swanson, deceased, Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Defendant; as also upon the Answers of Henry Crawford and Anne his Wife, William Meadowes and Katherine his Wife, Administratrix of the said John Swanson, deceased, Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Defendant:
After due Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the said Champion Ashby shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders complained of in the said Petition shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Champion Ashby shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Respondents Henry Crawford and William Meadowes, the Sum of Three Hundred Fifty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, and Four Pence, pursuant to the said Orders and Decree, and a Recognizance entered into of Five Hundred Pounds in this House, by the said Champion Ashby and Rodney Fane Esquire; and also that the said Champion Ashby shall pay unto the said Respondents the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs in defending the said Appeal in 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 Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.