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, 2 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
Mason versus Berrington.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Dodington Mason Gentleman, against and from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Seventh Day of July, 28° Caroli Secundi, in a Cause there lately depending, between Thomas Berrington Esquire, Son and Heir of Humphrey Berrington Esquire deceased, Plaintiff, and George Mason Esquire, and Sarah Mason Widow, your Petitioner's late Brother and Mother, deceased, Defendants, which Sarah was the sole Daughter and Heir of George Dodington Esquire, long since deceased; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Berrington may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir F. Wagstaff's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Wagstaff Knight to raise and secure a Portion for Frances his only Daughter and Heir Apparent."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday 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.
Sir R. Sawyer's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell a Messuage, Garden, and Outhouse, in Lincolne's Inne Feilds, late of Sir Robert Sawyer Knight, deceased; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the same Uses."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Wagstaff's Bill is committed.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of Lands in Horsington, in the County of Somerset, Part of the Estate of Christopher Ridout, an Infant, for Payment of Incumbrances charged thereon; and for preserving the Residue of the said Estate for the Infant."
L. Osborne signs the Association.
This Day the Lord Osborne signed the Association.
Jones's and Gyfford's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Personal Estates of Richard Jones Esquire and Mary Gyfford Spinster, Minors, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Message from H. C. to return St. James's Parish Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and others:
To return the 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendment therein.
Message from thence, with a Bill, and to return the following ones:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Onslow and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and for the preventing irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs and other Officers in the electing and returning such Members;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Clerke and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to make and fill up Leases of the respective Estates of Bluet Wallop Esquire and John Wallop Gentleman, during their Minorities; and to purchase other Lands, by the Fines thereby to be received, to the same Uses as the Estates so to be leased are already settled;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
and St. Lawrence Old Jewry Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bertie and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to ascertain and settle the Payment of the Impropriate Tithes of the Parish of St. Lawrence Old Jewry, in London, to the Master and Scholars of Ballioll Colledge in Oxford, and confirming an Award made concerning the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments.
Jones versus Shakerley.
Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Jones Junior; praying, "That he may be admitted to prosecute his Appeal depending in this House (unto which Sir Jeffrey Shakerley is Respondent), in Forma Pauperis; and to assign Sir Thomas Powys and Sir Bartholomew Shore for his Counsel:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hugh Jones shall be admitted in Forma Pauperis, as desired; and that Sir Thomas Powys and Sir Bartholomew Shore shall be, and are hereby, assigned Counsel for the Petitioner Hugh Jones Junior, as desired.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Jeffrey Shakerley; praying further Time for answering to the Petition of Hugh Jones:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Jeffrey Shakerley hath hereby Time allowed him, for answering thereunto, until Thursday the Twelfth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Grahme versus Harnage.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Grahme Esquire, and the Answer of Richard Harnage and others put in thereunto; Counsel being called in, and the Counsel for the Respondent insisting, "that there wanted proper Parties to the Appeal:"
After Consideration thereof, the Counsel were called in again; and told, "That the House did not think fit to proceed to the hearing this Cause now, for Want of proper Parties."
Guineas, to withdraw the Obligation for coining, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Obligation and Encouragement for the coining of Guineas, for a certain Time therein mentioned."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendment, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Richard Holford:
To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendment.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Littleton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Duties granted by former Acts, upon Wine and Vinegar, and upon Tobacco and East India Goods, and other Merchandize imported, for carrying on the War against France;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hundred of Ewias Lacy versus Wye & Lugg Rivers, to make navigable, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders of the Hundred of Ewias Lacy, in the County of Hereford, as well on Behalf of themselves as the rest of the Freeholders there; praying to be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers of Wey and Lugg, in the County of Hereford:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, on Thursday the Fifth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) tertium diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.