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 Jovis, 27 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
Ld Willoughby de Broke takes his Seat.
This Day Richard Lord Willuby de Broke sat first in Parliament, coming in by Descent, as adjudged to have a Right to a Writ of Summons to Parliament; who took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
His Writ bears Date the 25th Februarii, 8° Gul. Tertii.
Hort versus Hort.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Kingman Hort and Isaac Hort, from a Decree or Order of Dismission, made in the Court of Chancery, the Three and Twentieth Day of November last, on the Behalf of Thomas Hort and Thomas Knight; and praying, "that the said Dismission may be reversed and set aside:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Hort and Thomas Knight may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Twelfth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir R. Atkins versus Tooke.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Atkyns Knight of the Bath, from a Decree in Chancery, made in Trinity Terme, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, on the Behalf of Elizabeth Tooke and others Complainants, against the Petitioner Respondent; and praying, "that his Plea may be allowed, and the Decree reversed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Elizabeth Tooke and others therein mentioned may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, on Thursday the Fifth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Association for Safety of the King's Person, and Defence of His Government:
Then the Order, for calling over the House, and signing the Association, was read.
Whereupon the House was called over; and the Lords following signed the same.
But, before signing thereof, a Paper was offered, on Behalf of the Archbishops and Bishops.
Which, being read, was agreed to be entered, as followeth; (videlicet,)
"The Archbishops and Bishops, before their subscribing, did declare, That, by the Word "Revenging," "they did not intend to oblige themselves to any other Acts than what are consistent with their Function."
Lords sign the Association.
Absent Lords summoned:
After calling over the House; it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk do make a List of the Lords this Day absent; and that such of them who are in Town be summoned to attend the House; and that the Speaker write Letters to the Lords now in the Country (not this Day excused) to attend also; and that, upon the Appearance of any of them, the Clerk do offer the Association to them.
"I am commanded, by the most Honourable House of Peers, to signify to your Lordships, that your Attendance is required, (all Excuses set apart,) on Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of March next; and in Case of Sickness which absolutely disables you, that then you send up Two Persons, to attest the same upon Oath.
"I am, "My Lord,
"Your humble Servant."
This Letter was sent to the Lords following:
L. Visc. Weymouth.
L. Willoughby Par.
Rivers Wye and Lugg, to make navigable, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed to hear Counsel, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Navigable the Rivers of Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel, shall be heard, as ordered, on Thursday the Fifth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.