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, 24 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Thomas Earl of Coventre, and James Lord Bishop of Lincolne took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
D. of Norfolk, Leave for a Bill.
The House took into Consideration the Petition of Henry Duke of Norfolke, pursuant to the Order Yesterday.
This Question was put, "Whether this Debate shall be adjourned to Wednesday next."
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then this Question was put, "Whether Leave shall be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition?
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Henry Duke of Norsolke hath hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of his Petition.
Willams versus Williams.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Williams, of Cundee, in the County of Brecon, Esquire, Administrator of William Williams, late of Cundee aforesaid, Gentleman, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Thirteenth Day of April, in the Ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and confirmed by another Order made in the same Court, the Fifteenth Day of November, in the Tenth Year of His said Majesty's Reign, in Two Causes there depending; one, between the said William Williams deceased, Complainant, and Katherine Williams Widow, Executrix of Henry Williams deceased, and Elizabeth Williams an Infant, Daughter and Heir of the said Henry Williams, Defendant; and the other, between the said Katherine Williams and Elizabeth Williams, by the said Katherine her Guardian, Complainants, and the said William Williams, Godfrey Harcourt, Robert Romsey, and others, Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree and Orders may be set aside and reversed; or that the Petitioner may be admitted to have a new Trial, on the former or any other Issue, in any County except the County of Hereford;" as also upon the Answer of the said Katherine and Elizabeth Williams put in thereunto:
Upon 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 John Williams shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Order therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said John Williams shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Katherine Williams and Elizabeth Williams, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs.
Thwaytes versus Dye.
Upon reading the Petition of Josiah Thwayts, an Infant, Son and Heir of James Thwayts deceased, who was Son and Heir of William Thwayts deceased; shewing (amongst other Things), "That, pursuant to an Order of this House, upon a former Hearing, the Twentieth of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, that the Petitioner should try the Cause before the End of Michaelmas Terme then next, upon the former Issue; and that the Petitioners should be allowed the Benefit of the Deed of Appointment, dated the Twentieth of August, One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-nine: That, pursuant to the said Order, a Trial hath been had in the Exchequer; on reading the Deed of Appointment, and full Evidence, the Petitioner obtained a Verdict; and that the Deed of Settlement, dated the Twelfth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-nine, was not razed; and praying, that the Decree may be absolutely reversed, and the Petitioner have his Costs in respect of the last Trial; and that the Respondent John Dye and Frances his Wife may answer thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Dye and Frances his Wife may have a Copy of the said Petition; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Birch and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Prisons of The King's Bench and Fleet;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.