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, 16 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Villers' Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Berks, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for the buying other Manors and Lands, to be settled for the same or the like Uses as those to be sold are now settled."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
The Lord Bishop of Winchester reported (fn. 1) from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better assuring to George Vernon, and his Heirs and Assigns, Four Acres of Land in Ebisham, in the County of Surrey," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
And the Bill was ordered to be engrossed.
The Lord Bishop of London reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein," with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Swynock versus Sutton.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Samuell Swynock, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, on the Nine and Twentieth Day of June last, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner and Nicholas Dupein and Richard Sprigg were Defendants, and William Sutton was Plaintiff; as also upon the Answer of William Sutton put in to the said Petition:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel upon the said Petition and Answer, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Samuell Swynock and others shall be, and is, dismissed this House; and that the Decree made by the Court of Exchequer, from which he appealed to this House, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Hungerford versus Pollard.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Jane Hungerford is Plaintiff, and Thomas Pollard Defendant:
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 Fifth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Mrs. Felton's Claim to the Barony of Walden.
Whereas Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of January was appointed for hearing Counsel for Mrs. Felton, upon her Petition, claiming the Barony of Walden; and the King's Counsel also, and Heralds, to attend:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they shall be heard on Wednesday the Twentieth Day of January Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Vernon versus Cooke.
Whereas the Nineteenth Instant was appointed to hear the Cause wherein Sarah Verdon is Plaintiff, and Roger Cooke Defendant:
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 Saturday the Sixth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Answers sent to this House from the Commissioners for Public Accompts, upon the Queries sent to them upon their several Heads of Observations to the Book of Public Accompts.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Fauconberge reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress therein; and desired another Day might be appointed, for them to proceed thereon."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed thereon, on Monday next, after the Duke of Norfolke's Business.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Darrell and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of the Breeding and Feeding of Cattle;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
D. of Norfolk's Charge against the Dutchess, for Crim. Con.
The Duke of Norfolke delivered his Charge against his Dutchess; which was read, as followeth:
"The Charge which Henry Duke of Norfolke Earl Marshal of England doth exhibit against his Wife Mary Dutchess of Norfolke, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the 14° Januarii, 1691, is for the Crime of Adultery.
"The Person charged to commit the said Crime with the said Dutchess, is John Germaine, of the Parish of St. Margarett's, in the Liberty of Westminster.
"The Times when the said Crime was committed, were between the Months of June and December, 1685, and at several Times since.
"The Places where the said Crime was committed, are at Whitehall, Windsor, and within the Parishes of St. Margarett's Westminster, St. Martin's in the Fields, St. Jame's, St. Ann's, within the Liberty of Westm., and in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey.
"Norfolke & Marshall."
Dutch. of Norf. to have a Copy of the Charge.
Upon reading this Day the Charge which Henry Duke of Norfolke Earl Marshal of England hath exhibited against his Wife Mary Dutchess of Norfolke, for the Crime of Adultery:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That her Grace the Dutchess of Norfolke do attend this House on Monday next, or some Person on her Behalf, then to receive a Copy of the Charge against her.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) 18um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.