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, 10 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Answer from H. C. about Sir R. Clayton and Maurice attending.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return this Answer:
That they do consent that Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Maurice do appear at this House, to declare their Knowledge, as the Lords desire.
Marriages, &c. and Batchelors, &c. Duties on, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and upon Batchelors and Widowers, for the Term of Five Years, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour."
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Leister & al. Attainder for reversing, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leister and others."
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.
Spademan to have a Moiety of Landinum Rectory, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the holding and enjoying of the Mediety of the Rectory of the Church of Llandinum, by John Spademan Clerk."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
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.
City Books delivered.
John Goodfellow, the City Town Clerk, delivered, at the Bar, the Books, pursuant to the Order made Yesterday.
Whereupon he was dismissed.
Stratford versus Jones:
Upon Report this Day of what was offered Yesterday, by Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Stratford Esquire, from a Decree made and pronounced in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, on Saturday the Twentieth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, in a Cause there depending, between Edmund Jones Esquire Complainant, and the Appellant Edward Stratford Defendant; and the Confirmation thereof, upon a Rehearing, on the Thirteenth of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two; as also upon the Answer of the said Edmund Jones put in to the said Appeal:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Edward Stratford shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree made the Twentieth of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, and the Confirmation thereof, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Lease from the City to the Marq. of Normanby:
After hearing Augustine Ballow and Mr. Lane this Day, concerning a Lease lately made by the City of London, to the Lord Marquis of Normanby; the Orders following were made:
Members of H. C. Precedents, for examining.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Journals of this House shall be searched, for Precedents concerning the Manner of examining Members of the House of Commons."
Message to H. C. for Sir R. Clayton and Mr. Maurice to attend:
"A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Pitt:
"To let them know, that the Matter on which the Lords intended to examine Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Maurice (Members of their House), not coming to be proceeded upon Yesterday, so far as to require them to declare their Knowledge therein; their Lordships do desire that they may have Leave to appear again on that Occasion, when desired."
City Comptroller to attend.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Comptroller of the City of London do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, with the Books and Orders of the Committee for City Lands; and that all other Persons summoned to attend this Day, and not examined, do then also attend."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 13th Day of April, 1695.