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, 30 Martii.
Burlington Piers, Bill.
Salisbury and Combs reprimanded, for Reflections on the D. of Bolton.
Ryegate and Crawley Highways, Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway between Ryegate in the County of Surrey and Crawley in the County of Sussex," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
C. Westmorl. versus E. of Derby.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel for the Countess of Westmorland upon her Petition, as also Counsel for the Earl of Derby in Answer thereunto, on Monday the Fifth Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Murray and others, Shopkeepers, versus Lusting Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of William Murray and George Brough, on Behalf of themselves and several Hundreds of Wholesale and Retail Shopkeepers; praying to be heard to several Matters mentioned in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Manufacture of Lustrings and Alamodes within this Realm; and for the better preventing the Importation of prohibited Goods, and Goods without paying the Duties charged on the same:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, at the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.
Booth versus E. of Warrington, for Waiver of Privilege.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Warrington may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England, and for raising the Public Credit."
Whitfield & al. Coheirs of Stoughton, versus Paylor & al.:
After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Timothy Whitfeild Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, Charles Ventris Esquire and Frances his Wife, Henrietta and Sarah Stoughton; which said Elizabeth, Frances, Henrietta, and Sarah, were Daughters of Sir Nicholas Stoughton, and Sisters and Coheirs of Sir Lawrence Stoughton Baronet deceased, against Two Decrees made in the Court of Chancery, on the Twentieth of July, Anno Septimo Will'mi Tertii Regis, and re-heard and confirmed the Eighteenth of November, Anno Octavo Will'mi Tertii Regis; in One of which Decrees, Watkinson Paylor Esquire and Mary his Wife, Anthony Burnaby, and Joseph Hatton, were Plaintiffs; and the said Timothy Whitfeild and Elizabeth his Wife, Charles Ventris and Frances his Wife, Henrietta Stoughton, Sarah Stoughton, John Burnaby, Ralph Drake, Nathaniell Stoughton, and others, Defendants; and in the other of the said Decrees, Timothy Whitfeild and Elizabeth his Wife, Charles Ventris and (fn. 1) Frances his Wife, Henrietta and Sarah Stoughton, were Plaintiffs; and the said John Burnaby, Watkinson Paylor and Mary his Wife, Anthony Burnaby, and Joseph Hatton, and others, Defendants; as also upon the Answers of the said Watkinson Paylor and Dame Mary his Wife, Relict of Sir Lawrence Stoughton, John Burnaby, Anthony Burnaby, and Joseph Hatton, 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 Timothy Whitfeild and Elizabeth his Wife, Charles Ventris and Frances his Wife, Henrietta and Sarah Stoughton, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
E. of Monmouth discharged from his Imprisonment in The Tower.
The House being informed by His Majesty's Command, "That His Majesty had given Leave for the Earl of Monmouth to petition this House for his Liberty; and that His Majesty was willing that he might be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Earl of Monmouth shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he lies under in His Majesty's Tower of London; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.