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 Mercurii, 13 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
River Dee, Navigation of to preserve, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Chester to recover and preserve the Navigation upon the River Dee."
Sir Ev. Lloyd versus Sir R. Carew.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Evan Lloyd Baronet, Dame Mary his Wife, and others; shewing, "That, upon hearing of the Cause in this House, the Thirteenth of January One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, a Decree of Dismission, made in the Court of Chancery, the Sixth of November One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, was by this House reversed; and that, by a subsequent Order of this House, of the Four and Twentieth of March following, it was ordered, that these Words following should be added to, and made Part of, the said Judgement; (videlicet,) ["That, upon Payment of Four Thousand Pounds unto Sir Richard Carew, or into the Court of Chancery for his Use, the Petitioners should be put into Possession of the Premises in Question;"] and that the Petitioners have since several Times applied to the Chancery for Relief, pursuant to the said Order and Explanation; but the Court, being informed, "That the Lady Carew, the Guardian to Sir Richard Carew, was dead," declared, "They could do nothing, unless there was a Guardian assigned, he being an Insant;" the Petitioners again applying to the Chancery, that another Guardian might be assigned; but Sir Richard Carew, since the Judgement, being beyond the Seas, the Court declared, "They could not assign a Guardian, unless a Commission for that Purpose was taken out, or Sir Richard personally present;" whereby the Petitioners can have no Fruit of the Judgement of this House, and the Estate runs to ruin;" and praying, "That a fit Person may be appointed, to manage the said Estate for the best Advantage, and receive the Rents thereof, and thereout to pay the said Sir Richard Carew the Interest of the said Four Thousand Pounds, or into the Court of Chancery until he shall be of Age to receive the same, and convey the Premises to the Petitioners:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Hugh Boscawen Esquire, Jonathan Rashleigh, and Nicholas Maurice, may have a Copy of this Petition; and Notice, "That this House will hear Counsel, touching this Matter, on Wednesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon."
French Protestant Church, London, Bill.
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease of a Piece of Ground from the Rector and Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Martin's Orgars, London, for Liberty to build a Church thereon, for the Worship and Service of God in the French Tongue, according to the Usage of the Church of England," 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.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling the Manor of Fenham, in the County of Northumberland, for Payment of the Debts of Thomas Riddell Esquire, and Edward Riddell his Son; and for raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Thomas Riddell."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Sir Robert Legard:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Larke, alias Burne River, navigable, Bill.
The Lord Cornwallis reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Larke, alias Burne, navigable," as fit to pass, with One Proviso.
Which was read Twice, and agreed to.
Way out of Chancery Lane, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual making a convenient Way out of Chancery Lane, to Lincolne's Inne Fields, and Places adjacent."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Larke, alias Burne, navigable, was referred;" who are to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Sir Ed. Turnot versus Gee:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Edward Turnor Knight, complaining of a Decree in the Court of Chancery, the Twelfth of January, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven; and an Order of the Five and Twentieth of January, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, and other subsequent Orders, on the Behalf of Francis Gee; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree and Orders; as also upon the Answer of the said Francis Gee 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 Sir Edward Turnor shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Orders from which he appealed shall be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Powell versus River Dee, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Mico Esquire, for and on the Behalf of Samuel Powell, of Birkened, in the County of Chester, Esquire, an Infant, and of his Tenants, and the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Virrall, in the County Palatine of Chester; praying to be heard, to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Chester to recover and preserve the Navigation upon the River Dee:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard at the Committee to whom the said Bill shall be committed.
Sir T. Cooke versus Att. General & al.
Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Sir Thomas Cooke is Appellant, and His Majesty's Attorney General, the Commissioners of the Customs, and others, are Respondents:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel thereupon, on Friday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.