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, 13 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
St. Pierre, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize James St. Pierre."
The Earl of Romney, Master of the Ordnance, delivered, "An Estimate of Work and Repairs necessary to be done at the several Forts and Batteries upon the River Medway."
Sibourg & al; Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Charles de Sibourg and Francis St. George."
Ships Margaret and Friendship, to trade as free Ships, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Ships Margaret and Friendship, of Bristoll, to trade as free Ships."
River Tone, Bill to make navigable.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Tone navigable, from Bridgewater to Taunton, in the County of Somerset:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill, and also the Petition of the Tenants of the Manor of Taunton Deane, in the County of Somerset, shall be, and they are hereby, committed to the same Committee to which Mr. Penne's Bill stands committed; who are to meet on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Berkeley et al. versus Cope et al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Berkeley Esquire, and also of Reginald Bretland Serjeant at Law, and Robert Fowle Goldsmith, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Three and Twentieth Day of July last, in a Cause there depending, between Jonathan Cope Esquire, William Cope, and Anthony Cope, (Sons of Jonathan Cope and Susan his Wife, both deceased,) Infants under the Age of Seven Years, by Sir Thomas Peshall Baronet, Sir Robert Jenkinson Baronet, and Henry Farmer Esquire, their Guardians, Plaintiffs, and the said John Berkeley, Reginald Bretland, and Robert Fowle, Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the said Jonathan Cope, William Cope, and Anthony Cope, (by their said Guardians) put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of John Berkeley, Reginald Bretland, and Robert Fowle, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which they appealed shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Yarmouth Piers, Bill for repairing.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the clearing, repairing, preserving, and maintaining, the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolke."
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 Thursday 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.
Forts, &c. Estimate of Expences for repairing.
Upon receiving this Day, from the Earl of Romney Master of the Ordnance, "An Estimate of Work and Repairs necessary to be done at the several Forts and Batteries upon the River Medway and other Places:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Estimate shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.