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 Martis, 4 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Tankerville takes the Oaths.
This Day Ford Earl of Tankerville Lord Privy Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
Ball versus Ridler.
Upon reading the Petition of Nathaniel Ridler, Respondent to the Appeal of John Ball; shewing, "That he hath put in his Answer to the Appeal of the said John Ball; and praying a Day for hearing the said Appeal:"
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 Eleventh Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Cornwall versus Williams.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Cornwall Esquire, from a Dismission and Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Eighteenth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred, in Two Causes there depending; the one, wherein the Petitioner was Complainant against Elizabeth Williams Widow, Elizabeth Williams, an Infant, by her Guardian, and David Williams Doctor of Physic, and Henry Williams, Defendants; and the other, wherein John Page Doctor in Divinity, Marmaduke Gwynn Esquire and others, Creditors of Richard Williams and Thomas Williams, Esquires, deceased, were Plaintiffs, against the Petitioner, and the said David Williams, Elizabeth Williams Widow, Elizabeth Williams, an Infant, by her Guardian, Defendants; and praying, "That the said Dismission and Decree may be reversed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Doctor David Williams, Henry Williams, Elizabeth Williams the Widow, and Elizabeth Williams the Infant, per Guardian. John Page, and Marmaduke Gwyn, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Tidcombe versus Bodington & al.
Upon reading the Petition of James Bodington Esquire and John Cholmley Gentleman; praying a further Day for answering to the Appeal of John Tidcombe Esquire:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Time allowed them, for answering to the said Appeal, until Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Harris to attend, for Reflections against Lord Osborne.
The House being informed, "That in a printed Paper, intituled, The London Postman, with Intelligence Foreign and Domestic, from Monday, February 24th, to Wednesday, February 26th, 1700. Printed by Benjamin Harris, next the Golden Boar's-head, against the Cross Keys Inn, in Gracechurch Street, there are some Expressions concerning the Peregrine Galley, lately built by Directions of the Lord Osborne:"
It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Benjamin Harris shall and he is hereby required to attend this House on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Capt. Desborow and Commodore Norris heard.
Captain Norris and Captain Desborow attending at the Door, according to the Order of the Seven and Twentieth of February last, were called in.
And the said Captain Norris being heard by himself and Witnesses, what they could say to induce the House to move the King to take off the Suspension he lay under, in Pursuance of an Address of this House to His Majesty; and the said Captain Desborow having Leave to ask such Questions of the said Witnesses in relation to the said Matter as he thought fit:
The further Consideration thereof was adjourned to Thursday next; when all such Witnesses as either of them hath to produce may be heard, what they have more to offer.
Countess of Anglesey's Bill, for a Separation.
A Bill being offered, on the Behalf of Katherine Countess of Anglesey:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read on Thursday next; and that the said Countess of Anglesey shall and hereby hath the Protection of this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.