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 Sabbati, 2 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
John Earl of Bridgewater sat Speaker.
Jacobson & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Theodore Jacobson and others."
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Bryan J'anson Esquire deceased, for Payment of Debts, and Provision for his Wife and Children," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Sir Thomas Cooke versus Attorney General.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Thomas Cooke Knight, from a Decree made in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, the Ninth Day of November last, on the Behalf of His Majesty's Attorney General, the Commissioners of the Customs, John Crispe, Thomas Crispe, Sir John Shaw Baronet, Richard Hutchinson, Charles Bevoir, Thomas Bates, John (fn. 1) Grateland, and Edward Laneeve; and praying, "That the said Decree may be amended and enlarged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Attorney General, the Commissioners of the Customs, John Crispe, Thomas Crispe, Sir John Shaw, Richard Hutehinson, Charles Bevoir, Thomas Bates, John (fn. 1) Gratehead, and Edward Laneeve, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Ninth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Clayton versus Clayton.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Clayton, Executor of Dame Mary Clayton, who was Executrix of Sir Jasper Clayton, from Part of an Order of the Court of Chancery, the Tenth Day of June One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, and from a subsequent Order of the Three and Twentieth Day of December last, on the Behalf of Prudence Clayton; as also upon the Answer of the said Prudence Clayton put in thereunto; and 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 the said John Clayton shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Orders therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Countess of Newport's Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Susannah Countess Dowager of Newport; complaining of a Breach of Privilege, being arrested and barbarously used by George Wagstaffe and others:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of the Countess of Newport shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, and, having heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report their Opinion to the House.
Late Bishop of St. David's Writ of Error not received.
After hearing Counsel this Day, as ordered Yesterday, upon the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench bringing in a Writ of Error, at the Prosecution of Thomas late Bishop of St. David's, to this Point, "Whether the said Writ of Error be properly brought in this Case:"
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Writ of Error shall not be received into this House.
Joh'es Comes Bridgewater, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.