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 Martis, 11 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lindsey Level, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm the Decrees made by the Commissioners of Sewers concerning the draining of Lindsey Levell."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the vesting several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, belonging to John Fawconer Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts."
Ball versus Ridler.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Ball, of London, Factor, from Two several Decretal Orders made in the Court of Chancery; one of them the Nineteenth Day of April, and the other the Sixth Day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred, in a Cause wherein Nathaniell Ridler was Plaintiff, against the Petitioner Defendant; as also upon the Answer of the said Nathaniel Ridler put in thereunto; and upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of John Ball shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decretal Orders therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Lady Say & Seale versus Lord Say & Seale.
Upon reading the Petition of Katherine Viscountess Dowager Say & Seale; praying, "That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale may pay the Petitioner for her Support of the Arrears of her Rent-charge, and for Relief in other Matters in the said Petition mentioned:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, with all convenient Speed.
State of the Fleet for Sea Service, to be sent Weekly.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners appointed to execute the Office of Lord High Admiral of England do, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House, the present State of the Ships ordered for Sea Service; and that they continue so to do from Week to Week.
King's Answer to Address about Norris and Desborow.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he had attended His Majesty with the Address concerning Captain Norris and Captain Desborow; and His Majesty's Answer was:
"That He would restore Captain Norris, and will give Order that Captain Desborow be restored to his just Rights, as desired in the Address."
Morris versus Harrison.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Charles Morris and Margaret Morris are Appellants, and Mary Harrison and others are Respondents, on Wednesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Countess of Anglesey's Witnesses to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mrs. Cotton, Mrs. Sarah Man, Mrs. Mary Canon, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. Decaroone, John Sheppard, Mary Chapman, and Thomas Jones, do attend as Witnesses, to be examined on the Part and Behalf of Katherine Countess of Anglesey, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Edmund King do, and he is hereby required to attend this House, as a Witness, to be examined on the Part and Behalf of Katherine Countess of Anglesey, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in (fn. 1) diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.