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 Mercurii, 11 Maii.
Merchants Adventurers of York versus Ayr and Calder Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of the Governor, Assistants, and Company of Merchants Adventurers, of the City of Yorke; praying, "That they may be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, and also the other Petitioners.
Lewin's Act to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.
The Lord Howard of Escrick reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lewin to sell certain Messuages in Southwarke, for Payment of Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Officers and Soldiers Children, Naturalization Bill.
The Lord Audley reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the naturalborn Subjects of this Realm, who have been born Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the natural-born Subjects of this Realm, who have been born Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government."
Ld. Cornwallis takes his Seat.
Duty on Coals, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Three Houses in Swan Alley, in Coleman Street, London, late of Joseph Smith deceased, for Payment of his Debts, with which the same Houses are chargeable."
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Russia Trade, Bill for improving.
Colchester Work-houses, &c. Report of the Conference about:
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Lords have attended the Conference;" and acquainted the House, "That the Commons do not agree to Two Clauses added to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof; and gave their Reasons for it; (videlicet,)
"They conceive there is Provision already made by the Bill, sufficient for the Purposes designed thereby; and that their Lordships Amendment Clause B. is an Alteration of the Laws concerning Rates for the Poor; and for that their Lordships Amendment Clause C. is provided for in the preceding Part of the Bill."
Sir H. Winchcomb versus King et al.:
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Henry Winchcomb Baronet; as also upon the Answer of Helena King, Susan King, William Swanton, Edith Guppy, Agnes Stride, Edward Cheeke, and Robert Allam, put in thereunto; Counsel appearing for the Respondents, but none for the Appellant:
Judgement affirmed with Costs.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Henry Winchcomb shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree of Dismission, from which he appealed, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appellant Sir Henry Winchcomb shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Helena King and the other Respondents, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs.
New Forest, Bill for Increase of Timber, in.
Message from H. C. to impeach Peirce.
Who did, in the Name of the House of Commons and all the Commons of England, impeach John Peirce of High Crimes and Misdemeanors; and that they will, in due Time, exhibit particular Articles against him.
And also acquainted their Lordships, that the said John Peirce is in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending their House, ready to be delivered to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, when their Lordships shall please to give Order therein.
Impeachments brought up from H. C.; Committee to consider of, and of Method of receiving them.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Impeachments brought Yesterday and this Day from the House of Commons; and to inspect the Journals of this House, concerning the Method of receiving Impeachments; and report their Opinion thereupon to this House; (videlicet,)
New Forest Enclosures for preserving Timber there, Committee to consider of.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed the Sixth of this Instant May, to consider of what Abuses have been committed in The New Forest, and what Grants of Timber have been made there, do also consider what may be the best and most effectual Way for making Enclosures and Fences for Preservation of Timber in The New Forest; and to meet on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock.