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, 7 Martii.
Rivers Wye and Lugg, to make navigable, Bill.
Message from H. C. to return Rider's and Clitherow's Bill.
To return the Bill, 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;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Eyme & al. Nat. Bill.
The Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of Solomon Eyme and others," being read Three Times, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Midford's.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-vesting in His Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging, and for vacating certain Letters Patents therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell the Manors of Pespoole, in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of William Midford, an Infant, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereon, and for preserving the rest of the said Insant's Estate;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Habeas Corpus Act, for Suspension of, Bill:
Hodie 3a 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 Royal Person and Government?"
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Maydwell Rectory Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with His Officers of State (the Peers being also in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."
"6. An Act to enable Trustees to exchange Lands of Sir James Chamberlain Baronet, an Infant, lying in the Common Hill or Field of Salford, in the County of Oxford, for like Quantities of Lands there, in order to the making an Enclosure."
"8. An Act to enable the Parish of St. James, within the Liberties of the City of Westminster, 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."
"9. 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 for confirming an Award made concerning the same."
"11. An Act to confirm and establish an Exchange made between Thomas Ryder Esquire and Christopher Clitherow Esquire, of certain Messuages in London, for the Manor of Bilsington, and other Lands in Kent, of the like Value."
"12. 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."
"13. An Act for enabling Trustees to sell the Manor of Pespoole, in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of William Midford, an Infant, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereon, and for preserving the rest of the said Infant's Estate."
L. Viscount Tunbridge, Nat. Bill.
Scurrilous Libel, intituled, "A Summary Account of Proceedings upon the Discovery of the Jacobite Conspiracy."
"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Paper intituled, "A summary Account of the Proceedings upon the happy Discovery of the Jacobite Conspiracy, in a Second Letter to a Devonshire Gentleman, London, March 3d, 1695," so far as it relates to this House, is a malicious and scurrilous Libel, and a Violation of the Rights and Privileges of Parliament."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Company of Stationers in London do give Order and take all possible Care to find out the Author and Printer of a scurrilous Paper, intituled, ("A summary Account of the Proceedings upon the happy Discovery of the Jacobite Conspiracy, in a Second Letter to a Devonsh'r. Gentleman, London, March 3d, 1695"); and that they give this House an Account thereof on Saturday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; or sooner, if they can.
Lucy versus Bp. St. David's, for Waiver of Privilege, about Articles against him before the Archbishop.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Lucy Esquire; praying, "That the Lord Bishop of St. David's may wave his Privilege; and the Petitioner permitted to proceed against the said Bishop, upon Articles exhibited by him now before his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider whether the Lord Bishop of St. David's shall be allowed Privilege in this Case.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, versus Webb.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and no other Business to intervene; and the Judges to attend.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.