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 Veneris, 8 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
This Day the Lord Keeper reported His Majesty's most Gracious Answer to the Address of this House, presented to Him Yesterday at Kensington, to the Effect following; (videlicet,)
King's Answer to Address about the Fleet:
"I am very sensible how much Our Safety depends upon Our Strength at Sea; and therefore cannot but desire the Increase of it.
And I shall not be wanting to do what is in My Power, as to the Matters mentioned in your Address."
Address and Answer to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of this House, presented to His Majesty Yesterday at Kensington, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, shall be forthwith printed and published; and that the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do appoint the same accordingly.
Ld. Ruthen's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Grey Esquire, commonly called Lord Ruthen, Son and Heir Apparent of Anthony Earl of Kent, to make a Jointure for a Wife."
Christ Church, Surrey, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Inhabitants of the Parish of Christ Church, in the County of Surrey, to make Rates, for raising a Maintenance for a good and able Minister; and for the empowering the Trustees of the Will of John Marshall deceased to employ Monies, for the finishing the said Parish Church."
Oaths to the King, Bill for certain Persons to take.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act requiring certain Persons to take the Oaths to His Majesty," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Peter Gollop Gentleman to sell a Farm and certain Lands called Wantsley, and to vest the Inheritance thereof, in Fee Simple, in such Person or Persons who shall be Purchaser or Purchasers thereof from him, subject only to the Payment of the Sum of One Thousand Pounds Principal-money, with the Interest thereof due and to grow due, unto the Executory Estate of Robert Merefeild Gentleman, deceased."
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.
Capper, Bp. of Hereford's Servant, arrested:
Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, "That James Whetham did cause to be arrested Christopher Capper, menial Servant to the Lord Bishop of Hereford, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Whetham to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said James Whetham, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Roger Charnock Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Duvall versus Terry.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein John Duvall is Appellant, and William Terry Respondent:"
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 Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Towne versus Thompson.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein John Towne is Appellant, and Anthony Thompson Respondent:
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 Monday the Eleventh Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Baronies by Writ, Descent of.
After Debate this Day, of what was offered by some Lords, in relation to Descents of Baronies by Writ:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the farther Consideration of this Matter shall be resumed on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that any Lord, who thinks himself concerned therein, may have Counsel to attend; and the Heralds, with their Books; and Mr. Attorney General also to be heard, as there shall be Occasion.
Precedence of Peers, summoned by Writ into their Fathers Baronies.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Monday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, this House will consider of the Precedence of such Peers as shall be summoned to this House by Writ into their Fathers Barony, and of the Descendants of such Peers.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.