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 Veneris, 28 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Desbrowe versus Kerin et al.
Upon reading the Petition of Honora Kerin, John Kerin, Samuell Freeman, and Elizabeth his Wife; shewing, "That, by an Order of this House, they should put in an Answer to the Appeal of Nathaniell Disbrowe; that they, living in the remote Parts of Ireland, were not served with the said Order till the Thirteenth Instant, nor could they instruct their Agents in England till about the Five and Twentieth Instant; and praying a further Time for answering thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Time allowed them for answering thereunto, until the Fourteenth Day of April next.
Earl of Exeter takes his Seat.
This Day John Earl of Exeter sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father John Earl of Exeter; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
Lister versus Foxcroft.
The House being this Day moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Ralph Lester is Appellant, and Isaas Foxcroft and others are Respondents:"
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 Saturday the Fifth Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Moore et al. versus Prisons Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of George Moor and Thomas Seviar, Gentlemen; praying to be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Prisons of The King's Bench and Fleet:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Wednesday the Second Day of April next, at Eleven o'Clock.
The Lord Jeffryes reported, from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Stephen Jermyn to make Provision for his Younger Children, and for the Advancement of his Eldest Son," 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.
Musters of the Fleet at Home.
The Lord Haversham brought in the Musters of His Majesty's Ships in Pay at Home.
Trelawney versus Carew et al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Trelawney, Clerk and Elizabeth his Wife, for and on the Behalf of Elizabeth Trelawney, their Daughter, an Infant; and of Daniel Sagittary Clerk and Anne his Wife, on the Behalf of John Sagittary and Anne Sagittary, their Son and Daughter, Infants, from a Decree, made in the Court of Chancery, the Twenty-eighth Day of June last, on the Behalf of the Lady Gratiana Carew, and Sir John Molesworth Knight, and John Arscott Esquire and Frances his Wife; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree; as also upon the Answers of the Lady Gratiana Carew, Sir John Molesworth, John Arscott and Frances his Wife, 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 the said Edward Trelawney and Elizabeth his Wife, Elizabeth Trelawney their Daughter, an Infant, Daniell Sagittary and Anne his Wife, John Sagittary and Anne Sagittary, their Son and Daughter, Infants, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Sir John Thomas versus Sir Charles Kemeys.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Charles Keymeys Baronet, and of Charles, Jane, and Mary Keymeys, his Children, and of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Wharton, and the Honourable Goodwyn Wharton Esquire, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Six and Twentieth Day of February One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, on the Behalf of Sir John Thomas and Dame Elizabeth his Wife; and praying an Alteration in the said Decree; and that the Petitioner may be heard at the same Time that Sir John Thomas and his Wife's Appeal is heard:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir John Thomas and Dame Elizabeth his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday next; and that this Appeal shall be heard, with the other, on Thursday the Third Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Journal, Omission of Entry, rectified.
The House taking Notice of some Omission in the Entry of the Journal of this House, of the Seventeenth Instant:
ORDERED, That the House should be adjourned during Pleasure, for the Committee of the Journal to withdraw, and rectify the Mistake.
Which they did accordingly.
Lords added to Committee for the Journal.
ORDERED, That the Lords following be added to the Committee for the Journal, (videlicet,)
The House was resumed.
Cornwall versus Williams.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein Henry Cornwall is Appellant, and Elizabeth Williams Widow, Elizabeth Williams, an Infant, by her Guardian, and David Williams Doctor of Physic, and Henry Williams, are Respondents:"
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 Seventh Day of April next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.