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 Lunæ, 4 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
John Earl of Bridgewater sat Speaker.
Briscoe & al. Nat.
Upon reading the several Petitions of Mary Barbara Briscoe, John Janes, Andrew Howckwith, and others; praying to be naturalized:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners may be naturalized, as desired.
Thorowgood versus Cordell.
The House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of Edm'd Cordell, Administrator of Mary his Wife, Respondent to the Appeal of John Thorowgood and his Wife, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of the said Cause:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Disert of the Kingdom of Scotland and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging the Estate of Sir Thomas Robinson Baronet with Seven Thousand Pounds, for the Portion of Anne his Sister; and for settling her Estate upon the said Sir Thomas Robinson, in Lieu thereof;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Harvey and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Larke, alias Burne, navigable;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dutchess of Norfolk's Counsel, &c. heard:
After hearing Counsel for the Dutchess of Norfolke, and examining some Witnesses on her Behalf, in the Presence of the Duke's Counsel, the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)
Short-hand to be transcribed.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That what hath been this Day taken in Short-hand from the Witnesses shall be transcribed, and then sealed up with the Short-hand Papers, in order to be opened and read to the Witnesses To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock."
"It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, this House will proceed to have the Examinations taken this Day read to the Witnesses, and to hear Counsel and Witnesses for the Dutchess of Norfolke; and that the Duke's Counsel be then present."
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause of Thomas Kirke, against Thomas Webb and others, shall be removed till after the Business now in Agitation between the Duke and Dutchess of Norfolke be over; and the other following Causes then to come on, one after the other, in Course, as they stand in the Books.
Joh'es Comes Bridgewater, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.