House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 10 April 1696

Pages 732-733

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 Veneris, 10 Aprilis.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Asaph.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds,
Ds. Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey,
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset,
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde L.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert Ch.


The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (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."

Who being come; their Speaker made a short Speech, relating to the Two Bills following, to be passed.

Then the Clerk Assistant received the said Two Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Houses, for making good the Deficiency of the clipped Money."

"2. An Act for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

Then the Bills following were passed:

"3. An Act for the continuing, meeting, and sitting of a Parliament, in Case of the Death or Demise of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors."

"4. An Act to continue Four former Acts, to prevent Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England."

"5. An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetysix, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

"6. 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."

"7. An Act for continuing several former Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert His Majesty's Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for Payment of Quarters for One Year longer."

"8. An Act for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen."

"9. An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in the Plantation Trade."

"10. An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mint, to be coined; and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom."

"11. An Act, requiring the Practisers of Law to take the Oaths, and subscribe the Declaration, therein mentioned."

"12. An Act for repairing the Highways between Wymondham and Attleborough, in the County of Norfolke."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

Bill for further regulating Elections, refused the Royal Assent.

"An Act for further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

To this Bill the Answer was;

"Le Roy se avisera."

"13. An Act for empowering the most Noble Anne Dutchess of Buccleuch, and the Right Honourable James Earl of Dalkeith her Son, of the Kingdom of Scotland, to grant Leases, for improving a Piece of Ground, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, in the County of Middl'x."

"14. An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money, for the making a Wet Dock, and improving the Estate of the Marquis and Marchioness of Tavistock, at Rodherhith, in the County of Surrey."

"15. An Act to naturalize William commonly called Viscount Tunbridge, and other Children of the Earl of Rochford."

"16. An Act for the better Improvement of a House and Ground in Great Queen Street."

"17. 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."

"18. An Act for settling divers Lands and Rentcharge 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."

"19. An Act for settling the Personal Estate of Richard Jones Esquire and Mary Gyfford Spinster, Minors, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"20. An Act for the better supplying the City of Bristol with fresh Water."

"21. An Act for erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristoll, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof."

"22. An Act for making good the last Will of Sir William Barkham Baronet, deceased; and vesting of Lands in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Children."

"23. An Act to enable Sir Charles Heron Baronet to sell Lands, for Payment of a Portion and Debts."

"24. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Wagstaffe Knight to raise and secure a Portion for Frances his only Daughter and Heir Apparent."

"25. An Act for vesting a Molety of the Manor of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somerset, and a divided Moiety of the Manor of Wells, in the said County, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of a Mortgage charged thereon; and for making a Provision for the Maintenance of Mary the Wife of William Sands Esquire, and her Children."

"26. An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and Princethorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick."

"27. 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."

"28. An Act for Sale of Lands in Horsington, in the County of Somerset, Part of the Estate of William Ridout an Infant, for Payment of Incumbrances charged thereon; and for preserving the Residue of the said Estate for the Infant."

"29. An Act for vesting certain Lands of Thomas Bigg and his Wife, in Chislet, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for their Children."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desire."

Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.