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 Veneris, 31 Martii.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Aldworth and Anne his Wife to sell their Estate, in or near Wantage, in the County of Berks, for raising of Three Hundred Pounds, for Payment of his Debts; and for applying the Residue of the Money arising by the Sale for the purchasing some other Estate, for the sole Benefit of his Wife and Children;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Methwold Esquire to raise the Sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds upon his Estate, by him laid out in improving the same;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Okeover Gentleman, Son and Heir Apparent of Rowland Okeover, of Okeover, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, together with the said Rowland Okeover, to make a Jointure and Settlement, upon the Marriage of the said Thomas Okeover."
Message to H. C. with them.
Lordington Manor, Bill:
Hodie 3a 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."
Message to H. C. with it.
Wake, alias Jones' Bill.
The Lord Guilford reported from the Lords Committees, 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," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
L. Mohun takes the Oaths.
Augmentations on Vicarages, Bill for settling:
Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to build a Church, and endow the same; and for making the said Town and Liberties thereof a Parish of itself, distinct from Walton."
Guy & al. Nat. Bill:
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Zenobia Hough, for the Payment of the Debts of her Husband, and other Uses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Fishmongers versus Billingsgate-Market Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, upon the Petition of the Fishmongers, London, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Billingsgate a free Market for Sale of Fish," on Tuesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and any others who shall think themselves concerned therein.
Dighton versus Greenville, in Error.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas (who sat Speaker this Day) do report to the House what was offered thereupon, on Thursday the Twentieth Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all the Twelve Judges do then attend this House.
E. Warwick's and L. Mohun's Trials to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chancellor, who sat Lord High Steward of England at the Trials of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland and Charles Lord Mohun the Eight and Twentieth and Nine and Twentieth of this Month, do give Order for the printing and publishing of the said Trials.
Savery's Invention for raising Water, &c. Bill for Encouragement of.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of a new Invention, by Thomas Savery, for raising Water, and occasioning Motion to all Sorts of Mill-work, by the impellent Force of Fire."
Peacock versus Holmes.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Peacock hath hereby Leave given him for answering thereunto, until Thursday the Thirteenth Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Athey protected, to give his Consent to Wrayford's Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of John Athey; shewing, "That there is a Bill now depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable William Wrayford Gentleman and Dame Anne Rich to make Leases of an Estate in Covent Garden;" in order to which, he must give his Personal Consent; and praying the Protection of this House from Arrests:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner John Athey shall and he hath hereby the Protection of this House, during the Dependance of the said Bill in this House.