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, 22 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. North'ton, Privilege versus Wilson & al. for sishing in The Neine, within his Manor.
Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Northampton; and Oath made, at the Bar of this House, That Joseph Wilson Clerk, George Palmer, Francis Wells, Robert Grandburgh, William Whitworth, and John Pettit, did, on or about the Fourth of this Instant March, in a tumultuous Manner, fish with Nets in that Part of the River Neine which lieth within his Manor of Earl's Barton, in Breach of, and contrary to, the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Joseph Wilson, George Palmer, Francis Wells, Robert Grandburgh, William Whitworth, and John Pettit, and bring them to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Humphry Walrond, Gentleman, to sell Part of his Estate, for the making Provision for his Eldest Son and Elizabeth his Daughter, who are Lunatics, the Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his Younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Ashurst and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Slaughter & al. to import Italian Thrown Silk, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Paris Slaughter, William Druce, Merchants, and Dame Elizabeth Chapman, to import several Bales of fine Italian Thrown Silk into this Kingdom."
Crediton Workhouses, &c. Bill for.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals, Workhouses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, and for the better Relief of the Poor there."
Peirse and Bp. of Chester versus Regem, in Error:
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned by Nicholas Lord Bishop of Chester and Richard Peirse, Plaintiffs in a Writ of Error brought into this House the Five and Twentieth Day of February One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, to which the King's Majesty is Defendant, upon a Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas for the King, and the Affirmation thereof in the Court of King's Bench:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Common Pleas, and the Affirmation thereof in the said Court of King's Bench, shall be, and is hereby, reversed; and the said Lord Bishop of Chester and Rich'd Peirse be restored to all they, or either of them, have lost by Occasion of the said Judgement, and the Affirmation thereof; and further, that the said Richard Peirse have a Writ to the said Lord Bishop of Chester, that, notwithstanding the Reclaim of our said now Sovereign Lord the King, he admit a fit Person to the said Church, at the Presentation of the said Richard Peirse; and that the said Record and Process aforesaid be remitted before our said Lord the King, wheresoever &c.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript of the Record to be remitted, followeth; (videlicet,)
"Postea, scilicet, Vicesimo Quinto Die Februarii, Anno Regni Domini Gulielmi Tertii nunc Regis Angl. &c. Decimo, Transcript. Record. et Process. Loquelæ præd. cum omnibus ea tangen. Prætextu cujusdam Brevis de Error. corrigend. per præsat. Nich'um Episcopum Cestr. et Ric'um Peirse, in Præmiss. prosecut. dicto. Domino Regi in præsenti Parliamento, a dict. Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, transmiss. suit; prædictique Nich'us Episcopus Cestr. & Ric'us Peirse, in eadem Curia Parliamenti comparentes, diversas Materias pro Error. in Recordo et Processu præd. necnon in Reddition. Judicii. præd. necnon in Affirmation. ejusdem Judicii, pro Revocation. et Adnullatione Judicii præd. in Cur. Domini Regis, coram Justic. ipsius Domini Regis de Banco præd. reddit. nec non in Affirmatione Judicii ill. in dict. Cur. Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege, assign.; ad quas Thomas Trevor Miles, Attornat. Domini Regis. nunc General. coram eodem Domino Rege, in hoc Parliamento, in propria Persona sua ven. ac pro eodem Domino Rege dixit, quod nec in Reddition. Judicii præd. nec in Affirmation. ejusdem Judicii in ullo fuit Errat. Postmodumque, scilicet, Die Martis, Vicesimo Secundo Die Martii, Anno Regni dicti Domini Regis nunc Decimo supradict. in præd. Cur. Parliamenti diligenter examinat. et plene intellect. tam Recordo et Processu præd. ac Mater. præd. pro Error. assignat. tam in Redditione Judicii præd. quam in Affirmatione ejusdem Judicii, pro eo quod videtur Curiæ Parliamenti præd. quod tam in Reddition. Judicii præd. quam in Affirmatione ejusdem Judicii manifest. est Errat. Ideo ad tunc et ibidem cons. est per eandem Cur. Parliamenti, quod Judic. præd. necnon Affirmatio ejusdem Judicii, ob Error. præd. et al. in Record, et Process. præd. comparen. revocentur, adnullentur, et penitus pro nullo habeantur; et quod præd. Nich'us Epus. Cestr. & Ric'us Peirse ad omnia quæ ipsi aut eorum alter Occasione Judic. ill. ac Affirmation. ejusdem Judicii amis. restituantur. Et ulterius cons. est, quod præd. Ric'us Peirse habeat Breve præd. Episcopo, quod, non obstante Reclamatione ipsius Domini Regis, idon. Person. ad Ecclesiam præd. ad Presentation. præd. Ric'i Peirse admittat; super quo, Record. præd. nec non Process. præd. in eadem Cur. Parliamenti in Præmiss. habit. remittuntur coram Domino Rege, ubicunque &c."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.