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, 19 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bampfield versus Bampfield:
After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Dame Jane Bampfeild, the Widow and Relict of Sir Copplestone Bampfeild, deceased, from a Dismission in Chancery, the Nineteenth Day of July last, of a Bill exhibited in that Court, wherein the said Dame Jane Bampfeild was Plaintiff, against Sir Coppleston Warwick Bampfeild Baronet, Grandson and Heir of the said Sir Coppleston, an Insant, by his Guardian, Defendant; as also upon the Answer of the said Sir Coppleston Warwick Bampfeild, by his Guardian, put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Dame Jane Bampfeild shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Dismission made in the Court of Chancery, from which the appealed, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Wilful Perjury, to make Felony, Bill:
The Amendments made by the Committee, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making wilful and corrupt Perjury, in certain Cases, to be Felony," were read the Second Time, and agreed to.
And, after Debate,
Not to be engrossed.
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be engrossed?
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Protest against that Resolution.
"The Lords following do dissent, for this Reason:
"Because it has appeared by too many Instances, not only in former Times, but also very lately, how great Need there is, of such a Bill as this, to deter Men from those pernicious Crimes of Perjury and Subornation.
Sir Paul Pindar, Bill to compel Williams to produce the Person of:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to compel Edward Williams Esquire to bring forth the Person of Sir Paul Pindar Baronet."
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 Mr. Holford:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Sir Gervase Clifton's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest in Trustees certain Lands of Sir Gervase Clifton Baronet, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for Younger Children."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estoft, of Etton, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, towards Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Provision of the Daughters and Coheirs of Joseph Finch Esquire, deceased."
Public Accompts, State of.
This Day Mr. Tollet, Secretary to the Commissioners appointed by a late Act of Parliament for examining, taking, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom, delivered, at the Bar, a State of the said Accompts, pursuant to the Order of this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.