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, 5 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.
L. Fitzwalter signs the Association.
This Day the Lord Fitzwalter signed the Association.
L. Tunbridge, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize William Viscount Tunbridge, and other Children of the Earl of Rochford."
Hodie 2a 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."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Sir John Hanham's Bill stands committed; and to meet at the same Time and Place.
House in Queen Street, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Improvement of a House and Ground in Great Queen Streete."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conyers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling divers Lands and Rents-charge on the Rector of the Church of Maydwell, in the County of Northampton, and his Successors; and, in Lieu thereof, for settling other Lands, and discharging Tithes belonging to the said Church, according to several Agreements between the Patron and the said Rector, made upon the enclosing of Lands in Maydwell, and afterwards, with Consent of the Ordinary, confirmed by several Decrees in the Court of Chancery;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Sir R. Atkins versus Tooke & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall hear the Cause wherein Sir Robert Atkyns is Appellant, and Elizabeth Tooke and others Respondents, on Friday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant March at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and the Judges then to attend.
Parliament to meet, in Case of His Majesty's Demise, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing, meeting, and sitting of a Parliament, in Case of the Death or Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Tuesday the Tenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Habeas Corpus Act, for Suspension of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering. His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find Cause to suspect are conspiring against His Majesty's Royal Person and Government."
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 Bill; and think it fit to pass; without any Amendment."
Message to H. C. to return the Bill to withdraw the Obligation for coining of Guineas.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Godolphin and others:
Who returned the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking off the Obligation and Encouragement for coining Guineas, for a certain Time therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendment, with an Amendment, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Which Amendment, being read Three Times, was agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.
Rivers Wye and Lugg, to make navigable, Bill.
After hearing Counsel for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers of "Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford:"
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers of Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers of Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford," be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday 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.
Bristol, for supplying with fresh Water, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better supplying the City of Bristol with fresh Water."
Sir R. Sawyer's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell a Messuage, Garden, and Out-house, in Lincolne's Inn Fields, late of Sir Robert Sawyer Knight, deceased; and for purchasing other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the same Uses," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capit. Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.