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, 8 Aprilis.
West Kirby Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Thomas Bennett, late of Newton cum Larton, in the County of Chester, in Trustees, for the Use of the Poor of West Kirby, pursuant to the Will of the said Thomas Bennett."
Losland & al. Bill.
Message to H. C. with these Bills.
Sir J. Dillon's Bill, for a Divorce.
Trustees of forfeited Estates attend.
Countess of Anglesey's Bill for a Separation.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating James Earl of Anglesey from Katherine Countess of Anglesey his Wife, for the Cruelty of the said Earl;" and no other Business to intervene; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Sir J. Thomas versus Sir C. Keymeys.
After hearing Counsel upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Thomas Baronet and Dame Elizabeth his Wife, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Ninth Day of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, on the Behalf of Sir Charles Kemeys and his Children, and Thomas Lord Wharton and Goodwin Wharton, Trustees for Anne Thomas, deceased; as also upon the Answers of Sir Charles Kemeys Baronet, Charles, Jane, and Mary Kemeys, his Children, and the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Wharton and Goodwin Wharton Esquire, 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 John Thomas and Dame Elizabeth his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And whereas Sir Charles Kemeys did, on the Eight and Twentieth of March last, bring into this House an Appeal, on the Behalf of himself, Charles, Jane, and Mary Kemeys, his Children, Thomas Lord Wharton, and Goodwin Wharton, to which Sir John Thomas and his Wife put in their Answer the First Instant April; it is further ORDERED, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Charles Kemeys, Charles, Jane, and Mary Kemeys, his Children, and Thomas Lord Wharton, and Goodwin Wharton, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Box's Divorce Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed further on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph Box with Elizabeth Eyre, and to enable him to marry again."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.