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, 23 Martii.
Gaols, for repairing and building, Bill:
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Message from thence, with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act, made in the Ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for rendering the Laws more effectual for preventing the Importation of Foreign Bone Lace, Loom Lace, Needle-work, Point, and Cut-work, Three Months after the Prohibition of the Woollen Manufactures in Flanders shall be taken off;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Disputes that may arise, by Officers and Members of Corporations having neglected to sign the Association, and taking the Oaths, in due Time;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Members of Corporations not signing the Association, Bill to prevent Disputes about.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Disputes that may arise, by Officers and Members of Corporations having neglected to sign the Association, and taking the Oaths, in due Time."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Charles Hore Esquire, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling other Part in Trust, for raising a Portion and Maintenance for Elizabeth (fn. 1) his only Daughter by his former Wife, and for a Provision for the Children by the said Mary."
Message to H. C. with it.
Woollen Manufactures, Bread, &c. exported, Duties, on for taking off, Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Duties upon the Woollen Manufactures, Corn, Grain, Bread, Biscuit, and Meal, exported."
Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return Ly. Grandison's.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Katherine Fitzgerald Villiers; and raising of Money, for Payment of Debts, and better securing the Portions of her Five Younger Children by Edward Fitzgerald Villiers Esquire, her late Husband;" and to acquaint their Lordships, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Piracy, for Suppression of, Bill.
Deye & al. versus Thwaytes:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition of John Deye and Frances his Wife, Dame Susan Bridgeman, Sarah Pauncefoote, Grimbold Pauncefoote Esquire, and Christopher Cratford Gentleman; shewing, "That, by Order of this House, of the Three and Twentieth of May, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, James Thwaytes was allowed to have a Trial at Law, upon the same Issue as was tried in the Court of Exchequer; which hath not been yet had; whereby the Petitioner the Lady Bridgeman cannot have her Money, or assign her Mortgage, whilst the Pretence of the said Order hangs over it; and praying, that the Decree of the Exchequer founded on the Verdict of the former Trial may be affirmed:" And also after hearing Counsel for Josia Thwaytes, Son and Heir of James Thwaytes, an Infant, who made it appear "that the said James Thwaytes was, at the Time of making the said Order, in India, and died in his Return to England; and that there was a Deed of Appointment made by William Thwaytes, at his going to Sea, the One and Twentieth of August, One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-nine;" which the Counsel for the Petitioners admitted; and that the Infant Josia Thwaytes should have the Benefit thereof:
Upon Consideration whereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Josia Thwaytes the Infant shall try the Cause before the End of Michaelmas Terme next, upon the former Issue; and shall be, and is hereby, allowed the Benefit of the said Deed of Appointment.
Sir M. Eustace's Pet. rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Maurice Eustace, offered to the House Yesterday, relating to the Judgement of this House, made the One and Twentieth Instant, on Behalf of James Caroll, in Cross Causes; and Consideration thereof:
Sherrard versus Sherrard, Pet. dismissed.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Sherrard, on Behalf of Castle Sherrard Appellant in this House, to which John Castle Sherrard is Respondent; praying Time for entering into Recognizance for Costs, and further Time for hearing of the Cause:
Joh'es Comes Bridgewater, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.