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, 23 Decembris.
Hopkin versus Philpot and Harrie.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Phillip Hopkin, from Two several Decrees made in the Court of Exchequer, the Seventh of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, and the Second of July, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, in a certain Cause there depending, wherein Edward Philpot and James Harrie were Plaintiffs, and the said Phillip Hopkin the Appellant Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Philpot and James Harrie may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Thirteenth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Sydenham Baker Gentleman an absolute Estate of Inheritance, in Fee Simple, in a certain Rent, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Devon; and securing to John Baker Gentleman and Henry Baker, an Instant, his Son, Monies in Lieu of their Claims thereunto."
Message to H. C. with it.
L. Mohun, Report from the Committee for considering of his Indictment, &c.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Matter of the Indictment and Proceedings against Charles Lord Mohun, in relation to the Death of William Hill, as follows; (videlicet,)
"That their Lordships have been attended by Mr. White, the Coroner of Middl'x; who said, "He had returned the Inquisition into the Crown-office;" but he produced the Verdict of his Jury, which was for Manslaughter; and said, "That, since he took his Inquisition, a Bill hath been preferred in the King's Bench against the Lord Mohun, and the Grand Jury found Billa vera; the Bill was for Murder; it being the Coroner's Duty, notwithstanding the Verdict of Manslaughter, to prefer a Bill for Murder, he being fineable if he should not do so." He said further, "That he hath known, when a Bill hath been preferred for Murder, that the Grand Jury hath found Billa vera, Manslaughter; but the Judges have blamed them for so doing, and have caused a new Bill to be drawn."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of the Report made this Day, from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Matter of the Indictment and Proceedings against Charles Lord Mohun, in relation to the Death of William Hill, shall be resumed on Tuesday the Fourth Day of January next."
Corresponding with King James, Bill against.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to give further Time for the administering of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders; and for the easier Dispatch of the Public Business in the Exchequer and in the Bank of England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.