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, 14 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a Settlement made by George Evelyn Esquire, of his Estate, and for securing the same to his own Right Heirs, after the Decease of John Evelyn the Father, John Evelyn the Son, and John Evelyn the Grandson, without Issue Male."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return the one for Relief of Sir R Vinet's Creditors.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Major General Earle and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize John D' Philiponeau, Sieur de Montargier, and others;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also a Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John Thorold and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Creditors of Sir Robert kyner Knight and Baronet, deceased;" and to acquaint their Lordships, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enabling Cyriac Weslyd Esquire to sell some Part of his Estate, which, by Articles upon his Marriage, was agreed to be settled upon his Wife and Children; and for the settling other Part of his Estate of better Value, to the same Uses."
Tod & al. versus Eden:
The House being this Day moved, "That John Todd, Thomas Milbourne, and George Henderson, may have Liberty to withdraw their Appeal, to which Laton Eden is Respondent; he having consented thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Todd, Thomas Milbourne, and George Henderson, have hereby Leave to withdraw their Appeal, as desired.
And the Parties were informed, upon the withdrawing their Appeal, "This House would never receive the same again."
In which they acquiesced.
Bernardeau & al. Nat. Bill; Muster-master General to attend with Rolls.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Muster-master General, or his Deputy, do attend the Lords Committees appointed to consider of a Bill, intituled, An Act for "naturalizing Samuel Bernardeau, Peter Chantreau des Gaudree, and others, Private Gentlemen belonging to His Majesty's Three Troops of Guards and Grenadiers," with the Muster Rolls of the said Three Troops of Guards and Grenadiers; and also an Account how long the Persons mentioned in the said Bill have served in the said Troops, on Friday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees (appointed to draw an Address to be presented to His Majesty upon the Report Yesterday), an Address;
Which, being read, was agreed to, and is as followeth; (videlicet,)
Address relating to Repair of Forts, and the Navy.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, in Compliance with Your Majesty's most Gracious Speech, at the Opening of this present Parliament, relating to the better Security of the Nation, both at Sea and Land, and in Discharge of the Duty perpetually incumbent on us, to take Care for the Safety of Your Majesty's Person and Government, have considered the present Condition of the Royal Navy, as likewise of the Fortifications of the principal Places where the same is to be laid up when it comes into Harbour; and we find, upon Examination of those Matters with the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England, as likewise with the Master and Officers of Your Majesty's Ordnance, that the fitting for Sea Service of such Ships of War as the said Commissioners do judge most proper to be in the First Place repaired, and may be performed within the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, would amount to the Sum of One Hundred Sixty-six Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-two Pounds, Four Shillings, and Ten Pence; and the Fortifications of the aforesaid Places, for the Security of the Navy when in Harbour, which may likewise be performed within the same Year, will amount to the Sum of Eighty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds; the Particulars of both which Services we have here annexed, for Your Majesty's fuller Information; and we are humbly of Opinion, that the Performance of the same, within the Time abovementioned, will conduce very much to the Safety of Your Majesty's Person and Government, the Benefit of Trade, and the Advantage and Security of the Kingdom:
ORDERED, That the Lords with White Staves attend His Majesty, with the said Address.
Brown, Nat. Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Captain Thomas Browne," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Sir Francis Andrews' Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Downham, in the County of Essex (the Estate of Sir Francis Andrews); and for buying and settling other Lands to the same Uses."
Burnett, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize George Burnett."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Mr. Meoles' Bill was committed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the confirming of a Grant and Settlement made by William Forster Esquire, of divers Manors and Lands, in the County Palatine of Durham, and County of Northumberland, to Thomas Lord Fairfax and others, upon certain Trusts and Uses therein mentioned."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Samuel Wake, alias Jones, Esquire, to sell Lands, to pay Debts; and to purchase other Lands, adjoining to, and formerly Parcel of his Manor of Waltham, alias Waltham Holy Cross, in the County of Essex, to be settled to the same Uses," was committed.
Wollen Manufactures to encourage, Bill, and to prevent the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdom of Ireland and England into Foreign Parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England."
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 Monday 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.
Woollen Manufacture in England and Ireland, Proportion of the Charge between.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Council of Trade do lay before the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the abovesaid Bill, an Account of what Proportion the Charge of the Woollen Manufacture in Ireland bears to the Charge of the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to state what hath been done in respect to the Woollen Manufacture, by an Act passed in Ireland since the last Session of Parliament here; on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Lordington Manor, for Sale of, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Lordington, alias Lurtington, and Whitwey, and divers Lands in the County of Sussex; and for laying out Five Thousand Pounds in purchasing other Lands, to be settled in Lieu thereof."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Jones's Bill was committed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manors of Hallwill and Becket, in the County of Devon, the Estate of John Moor, for Payment of Debts."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee, to whom Jones's Bill was committed; whose Lordships, or any Five of them, are to meet on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
A Petition of Joshua Woodman being read; praying an Explanation of a former Order of this House:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition do lie on the Table for some Time, pursuant to the Standing Order of this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.