Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 16 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir C. W. Bampfield versus Popham.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Copplestone Warwick Bampfeild Baronet, an Instant, by his Guardian, and others, Plaintiffs, against Alexander Popham Esquire, Defendant; praying, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of their Cause depending in this House:"
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 Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Farrington Esquire, lying in the Counties of Middl'x and Surrey, settled upon the Marriage of William Farrington his Nephew; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing of other Lands in Lancashire, where the ancient Estate of the Family lies, to be settled to the same Uses."
Madsacker & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing of Gerard Madsacker and others."
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 Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent undue Marriages of Infants, and for better securing the Guardianship of them."
Undue Marriages of Infants, to prevent, Bill.
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum septimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.