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, 20 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Stanhope's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Phillip Lord Stanhope, Son and Heir Apparent of the Right Honourable Phillip Earl of Chesterfeild, together with the said Earl, to make a Jointure and Settlement upon the Marriage of Phillip Lord Stanhope."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any 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.
L. Woldegrave's Bill.
Then the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees of the Right Honourable James Lord Waldegrave to make Leases, and grant Copyhold Estates, for the Payment of the Arrears of Annuities of Henry Lord Waldegrave his Father, deceased," were read Twice, and agreed to.
ORDERED, That the Commons shall be acquainted, that the Lords have agreed to the said Amendments.
Shadwell Water-works Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for incorporating the Proprietors of the-Water-works in the Parish of St. Pawle's Shadwell, in the County of Midd'x; and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling, the said Water-works."
D. of Grafton's Bill.
The Lord Cornwallis reported the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Pieces or Parcels of Ground, in the Parishes of St. James and St. Martin's in the Feilds, late the Estate of Henry Duke of Grafton, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold," with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Asheton versus Asheton.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edmund Asheton; shewing, "That he appealed to this House, from an Injunction and Orders in Chancery, between him and Richard Asheton Esquire, which he conceived to be in the Nature of a perpetual Injunction, to bar him from prosecuting his Right at Law; but the Respondent, by his Counsel at the Hearing, and in his Answer to the Appeal, declared, that neither by the Orders or otherwise the Petitioner is restrained from prosecuting the same by a new Ejectment, or any other original Action (as in the Petition is set forth); and praying Leave to prosecute the same:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be at Liberty to try his Title at Law.
Laugher versus Prichard.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Joane Prichard and others are Respondents, and Richard Laugher Esquire Appellant:"
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 February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Trosse versus Pearce.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Trosse Esquire, from a Decree made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, the 21th Day of November now last past, on the Behalf of Edward Pearce and Rebecca his Wife, and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Pearce and Rebecca his Wife may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Third Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Cambridge University Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein."
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 Sir James Astrey:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Public Accompts, for examining, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An additional Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom."
ORDERED, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
The Lord Cornwallis reported, "The Committee had made some Progress; and desire another Day may be appointed to proceed thereon."
ORDERED, To be the First Business To-morrow.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Davers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for transferring the Collection of the Duties of Alnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompense to the Crown for the same;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Penny versus Keymer.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Keymer; shewing, "That, the Fourteenth of December, about Five Weeks since, she brought in her Answer to the Appeal of Edward Penny; and yet, in all this Time, the Appellant hath not put in Security to answer Costs, nor moved for a Day of hearing the said Cause; and praying, the Appeal being only for Delay, that, unless upon Notice to the Appellant's Clerk in Court he put in such Security within a Week, and move for a Day of Hearing, the Appeal may be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Appellant Edward Penny shall enter into Recognizance, as desired, and proceed in the Cause, within One Week after the Date hereof; or otherwise the said Appeal shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Service of this Order upon Edward Penny's Clerk in Chancery shall be good Service, in order thereunto.
D. Norfolk versus Dutchess Norfolk.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Dutchess of Norfolke; praying, "That she may have convenient Time for answering to the Charge put in against her by his Grace the Duke of Norfolke Yesterday:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That her Grace the Dutchess of Norfolke shall peremptorily answer, by herself or Proctor, to the said Charge, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Trials for Treason Bill.
Then the House went into the Debate concerning agreeing, or not, to the Commons Amendments to the Proviso (A) added by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Trials in Cases of Treason."
And, after some Time spent therein,
The Commons Amendments were read, to the Proviso (A). The First Amendment read, as to the Word ["Temporal"], and agreed, 4 Line.
Line 7. was read.
The Question was put, "Whether the One Thousand Pounds Penalty shall stand in that Amendment?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether the Penalty in this Amendment shall be Two Thousand Pounds?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the whole Amendment in the 7 Line was read, and disagreed to.
Amendment, Line 8, was read, and disagreed to.
Amendment, L. 12, was read, and agreed to.
Message to H. C. for a Free Conference on it.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir James Astrey:
To desire a Free Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Free Conference, To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) 21um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 28th Day of May, 1692,