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 Martis, 9 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ashley versus Jematt.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Ashley Senior; praying a Day may be appointed for hearing of his Cause, to which John Jemmat Gentleman and his Wife are Respondents:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
L. Baltemore versus Blackiston and Moore.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Lord Baltemore, of the Kingdom of Ireland; shewing, "That he hath a Petition and Appeal depending in this House, to which this House ordered Sir Francis Blackiston and Thomas Moore should answer on the Seven and Twentieth of November last; that they were served with the Order for that Purpose, as by Affidavit annexed appears; but they have not yet answered the said Petition; the said Thomas Moore alledging, that he doth not dwell at his Father's House, where the Orders of this House were left:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Francis Blackiston and Thomas Moore do peremptorily answer thereunto on Friday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Service of this Order upon Sir Francis Blackiston and Thomas Moore's Solicitor or Clerk in Chancery, or leaving a Copy of this Order at Danby Wiske, being the Place in Question, shall be good Service, in order to their answering at the Time appointed.
Zouch versus Swinnock, et è contra.
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Zouch, and the Answer of Samuel Swynock put in thereunto; as also upon the Appeal of Dorothy English, and the Answers of James Zouch and Samuel Swynock put in thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report of what was offered in these Causes shall be made by the Lord Keeper To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Then the House went into farther Consideration of the Expedition at Sea the last Summer, and the Admirals who commanded the Fleet.
And, after hearing them at the Bar, in Answer to some Questions proposed to them, it was ordered as followeth; (videlicet,)
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall proceed in the farther Consideration of this Business To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, after the Report of the Cause."
Justices in Wales, to repeal the Act for limiting.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the Four and Thirtieth and Five and Thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices in Wales are limited to Eight in each County," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Then, Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the Four and Thirtieth and Five and Thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices in Wales are limited to Eight in each County."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:
To let the Commons know, the Lords have passed the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.