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, 7 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
John Earl of Bridgewater sat Speaker.
Frivolous Suits in Wales, &c. to prevent, Bill.
The House took into Consideration the Commons Amendments, made to the Lords Amendment to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits in the Principality of Wales, and the Counties Palatine."
Which were read Thrice, and agreed to.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to their Amendments, made to the Lords Amendment to the said Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Blake and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preserving the Navigation of the Rivers Avon and Froome; and for cleansing, paving, and enlightening, the Streets of the City of Bristol;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Charles Hoare Esquire, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling other Part in Trust, for raising a Portion and Maintenance for Elizabeth his only Daughter by his former Wife, and for making a Jointure for Mary his now Wife, and for a Provision for the Children by the said Mary."
The Lord Audley reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Manor of Fenham, in the County of Northumberland, for the Payment of the Debts of Thomas Riddell Esquire and Edward Riddell his Son, and raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Thomas Riddell: That the Committee found some Difficulties in the Bill, the Debts not being sworn to, and other Matters which occurred to them."
Whereupon it is ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be re-committed to the same Committee as before; and to meet on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas May Gentleman to sell Lands, in the County of Suffolke, which were settled upon his Marriage; and to convey other Lands in the same County, of a greater Value, to the same Uses."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Kirke versus Webb:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Kirke Gentleman, from a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery, made the Three and Twentieth Day of June, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, against Henry Webb Esquire, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Doctor Thomas Wood, late Bishop of Coventry and Litchfield, Sir Cesar Wood, alias Cranmer, Knight, and Thomas Webb Esquire, Defendants; as also upon the Answers of the said Tho. Webb, Henry Webb, and Sir Cesar Cranmer, alias Wood, 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 Thomas Kirke shall be, and is hereby, dismissed; and that the Decree of Dismission from which they appealed shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Sir M. Eustace versus Carroll.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Maurice Eustace Knight, against a Decree obtained in the Chancery in Ireland, the Two and Twentieth and Six and Twentieth Days of June last, in a Cause wherein James Caroll was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and others Defendants; praying the Reversal of the said Decree, and to dismiss the said Caroll's Bill; and that he answer thereunto in a short Time, in order to hear both Appeals at One Time:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Caroll may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Eleventh Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Joh'es Comes Bridgewater, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) octavum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.