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 Lunæ, 30 Novembris.
Low Wines, &c. Duties on, Bill to explain the Act for, and to prevent Frauds in Brewers, &c.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain that Part of the Act passed the last Session of Parliament, for laying several Duties on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction; and for preventing the Frauds and Abuses of Brewers, Distillers, and other Persons chargeable with the Duties of Excise, which relates to the Payment of Tallies, and the Interest thereof."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Warner's Act to explain, Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act explaining a former Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Edmund Warner deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for preserving the rest for the Benefit of his Heir."
Message to H.C. with it.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Settlement of the Manor of Treyagoe, in the County of Hereford, and other the Lands late of Crompton Mynors Esquire, deceased; and for raising and increasing of the Portion of Theodosia Mynors, the Daughter of the said Crompton, she being an Infant, of the Age of Seventeen Years."
Countess Roscommon versus Walcott, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Isabella Dillon Widow, Countess of Roscomon, Relict of Wentworth Dillon Esquire, late Earl of Roscomon in the Kingdom of Ireland; shewing, "That there is a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein His Majesty's Attorney General hath assigned Errors; and praying, that John Walcott Gentleman, Son of Thomas Walcott, may join Issue thereupon:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Walcott shall join Issue thereupon, on or before Thursday the Tenth Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir J. Hanham's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Holme, alias East Holme, and other Lands and Tithes of Sir John Hanham Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage thereupon, and Payment of his other Debts."
House to be called; and Lords to attend, on Pain of being taken into Custody.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be called; and that such Lords who are in Town, or within Ten Miles thereof, that do not then attend, shall be taken into Custody.
Orders for Lords to attend, on Pain of being taken into Custody.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, if the said Lord Byron do not attend this House on Monday the Seventh Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, his Lordship shall be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, without any further Order of this House to be made in that Behalf.
Sir M. Eustas to attend.
Dobbyns to attend, about Mynors Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Robert Dobbyns do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to be sworn, in order to give his Assent to Crompton Mynors' Bill.
M. Normanby versus D. Devon.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition of John Marquis of Normanby, and the Answer of his Grace the Duke of Devonsh'r, as to such Matters of Fact as have passed in relation to the Waiving of Privilege, in a Cause depending in Chancery, between the Marquis of Normanby, the Lord Berkeley of Stratton, and his Grace the Duke of Devonsh'r:
Waiving and resuming Privilege, Precedents of.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Friday the Fourth Day of December next, this House shall take this Matter into further Consideration; and that, in the mean Time, the Clerks do search Precedents relating to the waiving and resuming of Privilege.
Message from H. C. for a Conference, concerning the Ease of the Subject.
Resolution of H. C. that their Members shall have no Privilege, except for their Persons, longer than the Parliament sits.
"That no Member of this House, during the Continuance of this Parliament, have any Privilege (except for his Person only), against any Commoner, in any Suit or Proceeding in Courts of Law or Equity, for any longer Time than the House shall be actually sitting for Dispatch of Business in Parliament."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Monday the Seventh Day of December next, this House shall take into Consideration the Subject-matter of the Conference had this Day with the House of Commons.
Sir J. Fenwick Pen, Ink, and Paper, in Newgate, without Order:
A Letter from Sir Wm. Trumball being read; shewing, "That, contrary to the Order of this House, the Keeper of Newgate hath suffered Sir John Fenwick to have Pen, Ink, and Paper, without Leave of any Person appointed by the Secretary of State:"
Fell the Keeper sent for:
Sir J. Fenwick to speak with no Person whatsoever:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x do take Care to assist in the safe keeping of Sir John Fenwick Baronet, and in bringing him hither To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that he be not suffered to speak with any Person whatsoever.
Allowed Pen and Ink, &c. under Restrictions.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir John Fenwick, now Prisoner in Newgate, shall be allowed Pen, Ink, and Paper, to be used only in the Presence of One of the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x, and such other Person as the Secretary of State shall think fit to appoint.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) primum diem Decembris jam prox. futur. hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.