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 Lunæ, 10 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
Ld. Chandos takes the Oaths.
This Day James Lord Chandos took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Rider's and Clitherow's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Exchange, made between Thomas Rider Esquire and Christopher Clitherow Esquire, of certain Messuages in London, for the Manors of Bilsington, and other Lands in Kent, of the like Value."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following;
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
E. of Tankerville introduced.
This Day Ford Earl of Tankerville was introduced, between the Earl Rivers and Earl of Scarbrough; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the King at Arms, going before, carrying his Letters Patents of Creation, delivered it to the Earl of Tankerville; who gave it to the Speaker on his Knee; which was read at the Table, and bears Date the Eleventh Day of May, Septimo Gul. Tertii.
His Writ bears Date the 11th October, Septimo Gul. Tertii.
Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; and took his Place on the Earls Bench.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bickerstaffe and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes;" and to acquaint this House, that they had agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parish of St. James, within the Liberties of the City of Westm'r, to raise (upon themselves) so much Money as will discharge their Debt, for building their Parish Church, Rector's House, Vestry, and other public Works there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read on Saturday next, at Twelve of the Clock.
Message from thence, to return Barkhamstead Manor Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Whitaker and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Manor of Barkhamstead, and to pay off the Incumbrances charged on the same; and to lay out the Overplus in an Estate, to be settled as the said Manor is now vested;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Sir Wm. Barkham's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good the last Will of Sir Wm. Barkham Baronet deceased, and vesting of Lands in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Children."
Thornhill versus Clifton:
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Captain John Thornhill, from a Dismission of his Bill in the Court of Chancery, the Three and Twentieth of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-seven, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and Sir Gervas Clifton and Sarah Clifton Widow (Mother of Sir Gervas) Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the said Sir Gervas Clifton and Sarah his Mother put in thereunto:
After due Consideration 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 Captain John Thornhill shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Dismission of his Bill in the Court of Chancery, the Three and Twentieth of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-seven, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Public Accompts, for taking,&c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts."
Graham versus Harnage & al.
Upon the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time on Friday next, at Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause (wherein James Grahme Esquire is Appellant, and Richard Harnage and others Respondents), by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Joseph Dawson Esquire in Trustees, for Payment of Debts, and for Provision for the Maintenance and Marriage of his Daughters," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) undecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.