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, 21 Aprilis.
Messages from H. C. to return Bridges's and Selyard's Bills.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the vesting and settling the Estate of Anne Bridges, an Infant, in Bermudas, alias The Sommer Islands, in America, in and upon Trustees, to be sold; and laying out the Money arising by such Sale in England, for the Use of the said Anne Bridges;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands of Sir Thomas Seyliard Baronet, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Sisters Portions charged thereon;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
Cloribus & al. Nat. Bill:
Message to H. C. with it.
King's Answer to the Address about Capt. Desborow.
The Earl of Bradford reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address relating to Captain Desborow, as followeth; (videlicet,) "That His Majesty will consider of the Address; and give the necessary Directions, in order to what the House desires."
Sir D. Collier & al. Nat. Bill.
Glass Wares, for taking Duties off, Bill.
Message from H. C. to return the following Bills;
2. "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."
3. "An Act to enable Thomas Byde Esquire, an Infant, (with the Consent of his Guardians, and next Relations) to make a Contract for the buying in of his Mother's Jointure; and to sell a small Estate in Great Amwell, in the County of Hertford; and likewise for the securing and raising a Portion for Barbara Byde, Sister of the said Thomas Byde, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."
Sedgmore Roynes, &c. Bill:
The Lord Herbert reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening the ancient and making any new Roynes and Watercourses, in and near Sedgmore, in the County of Somerset, for rendering the said Moor more healthful and profitable to the Inhabitants," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for opening the ancient and making any new Roynes and Water-courses, in and near Sedgmore, in the County of Somerset, for rendering the said Moor more healthful and profitable to the Inhabitants."
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
E. of Warrington versus Sir Ja. Langham.
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, upon the Petition of the Earl of Warrington, and the Answer of Sir James Langham put in thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Report shall be made on Friday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Ward and Levett versus E. of Meath.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Cause shall be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Six and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Defective Titles, &c. Bill for the general Quiet of the Subject, against.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next; at which Time His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Mayor of London may be heard, if they think fit
Billingsgate Market Bill, Conference upon.
Then 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 making Billingsgate a free Market for Sale of Fish;" (videlicet,)
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.