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 Veneris, 28 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lewin to sell certain Messuages in Southwarke, for Payment of Debts."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass ?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Sir Miles Cooke:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
E. Dudley takes his Seat.
This Day Edward Lord Dudley and Ward took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes, upon his first Sitting in Parliament as Lord Dudley, after the Death of Lord Dudley his Grandfather.
The Lord Ferrers reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Farington Esquire, lying in the Counties of Middl'x and Surrey, settled upon the Marriage of William Farington his Nephew; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing of other Lands in Lancashire, where the ancient Estate of the Family lies, to be settled to the same Uses," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Deer versus Gibbon;
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Edward Deere; complaining, amongst other Things, of some Proceedings of William Gibbon, since the Judgement of this House upon his Appeal:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Edward Deere shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Baron versus Sir W. Hayward.
Upon reading the Petition of Christopher and William Baron, against Sir William Hayward; these Lords following were appointed, to consider whether this Petition is fit to be received by the House; and to hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit; and report their Opinion to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.