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 Jovis, 20 Aprilis.
Cloribus & al. Nat. Bill.
Conway and Sevmour's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Popham Conway, Francis Seymour, and Charles Seymour, Esquires, and their Issue Male, severally and successively, to make Leases of their Estates."
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Fifth Day of May 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.
Dighton versus Greenville, in Error.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas to report what was offered, by Counsel, at the Bar, upon arguing the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Christopher Dighton is Plaintiff, and Bernard Greenville Defendant; as also for all the Judges to attend:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Report shall be made on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that all the Judges in Town do then attend, and all the Lords summoned.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enabling the surviving Trustee of Sir William Pulteney Knight, deceased, to make Leases, for the raising Monies, for Payment of his Son William Pulteney's Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."
Message to H. C. with it.
Harvey versus Westerne.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Westerne, Respondent to the Appeal of Elizabeth Harvey; shewing, "That the said Elizabeth Harvey hath obtained an Order for the producing, at the Hearing of her Cause, on Oath, all the Books, Accompts, and Papers, relating to the Partnership, which he was ordered to produce before a Master in Chancery, and also those Books which were produced in Chancery by John Gilbert, the Petitioner's Clerk; whereas the said Books, and Accompts were, in Obedience to several Orders, brought into Chancery by the Petitioner (and are now before Sir John Francklyn Master of that Court), upon Oath;" and praying, "That the Petitioner (being Eighty Years of Age) may be excused from his Attendance at the Hearing of the said Cause; and that Sir John Francklyn, may attend with the said Books and Accompts, as the Petitioner was ordered to do:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Attendance of the said Thomas Westerne shall be, and is hereby, excused; and that Sir John Francklyn do attend, with the said Books and Accompts, at the Hearing of the said Cause, on Wednesday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Lords Committees, the 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," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Aldworth and Ann 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."
Officers, Members of H. C. to restrain the Number of, Bill.
Message from H. C. to return Foster's Bill.
To return the Bill, 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;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Messages from thence, with a Bill; and to return Scott's and Lascells' Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of Thomas Lascells Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of George Scott Esquire, to pay Debts, and raise Portions for his Brothers and Sister, and to settle other Part of his Estate;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Message from thence, for a Conference, on Billingsgate Bill.
Conference on the Bill for rendering more effectual the Act for restoring Blackwell hall Market.
The Lords following were appointed Managers of the Conference to be had this Day with the House of Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the making more effectual an Act, intituled, An Act to restore the Market at Blackwell-hall to the Clothiers, and for regulating the Factors there:"
Dux Leeds, Præses.
And the Duke of Somersett reported, "That the Commons had agreed to all the Amendments made by the Lords to the said Bill, except One, which was to be added at the End of the Bill; and gave their Reason for it."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, 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," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a 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."
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.