House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 15 February 1696

Pages 670-671

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, 15 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Asap.
Epus. Lincoln.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Bedford.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde L.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert Ch.


The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.

Trade, &c. with France, to prohibit, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Trade and Correspondence with France."

ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be committed to the same Committee as the Charters of the East India Company stand committed; to meet on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Public Accompts, for taking, &c. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

St. James's Parish, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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."

ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time on Saturday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Twelve of the Clock.

Dawson's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Joseph Dawson Esquire in Trustees, for Payment of Debts, and for a Provision for the Maintenance and Marriage of his Daughters."

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 Richard Holford:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Sir Richard Verney's Pet. for a Writ of Summons, Report to the King, upon His Reference of it:

The Lord President reported from the Committee (appointed to draw up what shall be reported to His Majesty upon Sir Rich'd Verney's Petition), as followeth; (videlicet,)

"May it please Your most Excellent Majesty,

In Obedience to Your Majesty's Commands, signified to us by Your Gracious Reference (of the Fourth of January last) of the Petition of Sir Richard Verney Knight, praying a Writ of Summons to Parliament; we have heard Counsel, and examined the Title mentioned in the said Petition; and have also heard Your Majesty's Learned Counsel, to object what Matter they thought fit against the same: And, after full and deliberate Consideration and Debate of what hath been offered thereupon, we, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, have resolved, That, by what hath been made appear to this House, the Petitioner Sir Richard Verney hath a Right to a Writ of Summons to Parliament, by the Name and Title of Willoughby de Broke."

Lords to attend the King with it.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord President, the Lord Marquis of Normanby, the Lord Bishop of London, the Lord Bishop of Durham, the Lord Willoughby of Eresby, and Lord Ferrers, do attend His Majesty, with the Report agreed to this Day, upon Sir Richard Verney's Petition.


Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum septimum instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.