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 Sabbati, 16 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Edward Turner's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turnor and Charles Turnor Esquire his Son, for the more effectual securing the Sum of Twelve Thousand Pounds, and Interest, upon their Estate."
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 Tuesday 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.
Colchester Work-houses, &c. Bill for.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Committee above-named.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Colt and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others the natural-born Subjects of this Realm, who have been Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Seaward and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Slaughter & al. to import Thrown Silk, Bill.
The Lord Guilford reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Paris Slaughter, William Druce, Merchants, and Dame Elizabeth Chapman, to import several Bales of fine Italian Thrown Silk into this Kingdom," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Lloyd versus Tym:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Lloyd Widow, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery in cross Causes; One, wherein the Petitioner was Complainant, against Martha Tym and James Cardrew Defendants; and the other, wherein Martha Tym was Complainant, against the Petitioner, and Elizabeth Temple, Anne Williams, and the said James Cardrew, Defendants, on the Behalf of Martha Tym and James Cardrew; as also upon the Answer of the said Martha Tym and James Cardrew put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Lloyd shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree made in the Court of Chancery, from which they appealed, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Starling versus Ettrick's Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuel Starling Junior an Infant about the Age of Four Years, by Samuel Starling Esquire his Father and next Friend; praying, "That he may be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting in Trustees certain Lands, Parcel of the Estate of Jane late the Wife of Anthony Ettrick Gentleman, to be sold, for Payment of Debts; and for making Provision for Elizabeth their Daughter, an Infant, and Heir to her said Mother:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel, as desired, on Thursday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock.
Deye versus Thwaites.
Upon reading the Petition of Dorothy Thwaites, Wife of James Thwaites, Respondent (with her Husband) to the Petition of John Deye and Frances his Wife and others; shewing, "That her Husband James Thwaites went from England, about Three Years since, to East India, and is not returned;" and praying, "That she may be at Liberty to make her Defence, in the Absence of her Husband, on Behalf of her Children; and have Time allowed for her to answer the said Petition:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Dorothy Thwaites do put in an Answer for her said Husband, as desired, on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.