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, 12 Aprilis.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a competent Provision for the Maintenance of the Children of Edmund Perkins Esquire by Elizabeth his Wife, out of the Fortune of the said Elizabeth; and for the Education of the said Children in the Protestant Religion established by Law."
Sandford, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of John Sandford Esquire; shewing, "That he is Tenant to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Exeter, for the Manor of Culmstock in Devon; that he hath Power to grant Estates, by Copy of Court Roll, for One or Two Lives jointly in Possession, and One Life in Reversion, subject to the Custom of Widows Estates; which Estates are subject to many Inconveniencies; and praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling him to make Leases for Years, determinable upon One, Two, or Three Lives, of the said Manor, to which the Dean and Chapter are consenting:"
L. Raby versus Lindsey Level Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Lord Raby; praying, "That he may be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, An Act to confirm the Decrees made by the Commissioners of Sewers, concerning the Draining of Lindsey Levell:"
Cornwall versus Williams:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Cornwall Esquire, from a Dismission and Decree of the Court of Chancery, the Eighteenth Day of July, One Thousand Seven Hundred, in Two Causes there depending; the One, wherein the Petitioner was Complainant, against Elizabeth Williams Widow, Elizabeth Williams, an Infant, by her Guardian, and David Williams Doctor of Physic, and Henry Williams, Defendants; and the other, wherein John Payne Doctor in Divinity, Marmaduke Gwynne Esquire, and others, Creditors of Richard Williams and Thomas Williams Esquires, deceased, were Plaintiffs, against the Petitioner, and the said David Williams, Elizabeth Williams Widow, Elizabeth Williams an Infant, by her Guardian, Defendants; as also upon the Answers of the said Elizabeth Williams, an Infant about the Age of Four Years, sole Daughter, Heir, and Devisee, of Thomas Williams her late Father, deceased, by Ursula Tayler her Guardian; 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 Henry Cornwall Esquire shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order of Dismission and Decree therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Hide, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth and Mary Hide, Two of the Daughters of Humphry Hyde, late of Kingston Lisley, in the County of Berks, Esquire, deceased, and of John Hide, his Eldest Son and Heir; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, that an Estate may be vested in Trustees; and that they may have Power to grant Leases for Years, or Copyhold Estates for Lives, according to Custom of the Manor, or by Mortgage or Sale of some Part of the Premises, to raise Four and Twenty Hundred Pounds, Legacies:
Thwaytes versus Deye.
Upon reading the Petition of Josiah Thwayts; shewing, amongst other Things, "That John Deye being, by an Order of the Four and Twentieth of March last, required to put in an Answer on the One and Thirtieth of the same Month, to a Petition of the said Josiah Thwayts, which he hath not done, though the Petitioner left a Copy of the said Order at the said Dey's Lodgings for him, not being able to find him, to serve him personally therewith;" and further shewing, "That, inasmuch as this Cause hath been several Times heard in this House, the Petitioner is content to go to a Hearing, without the Benefit of any further Answer from the said Deye:"
And thereupon it is ORDERED, That the Lords following be appointed a Committee, to inspect the Journals of this House, what Proceedings have been formerly in this Case; and report the same to the House:
Price versus Watts.
Whereas, by Order of this House of the Sixth of March last, William Watts was ordered to put in an Answer to the Appeal of John Price, now depending in this House, the Tenth Instant; which he hath not done:
Now upon reading this Day an Affidavit, with the said Order annexed, "That Daniel Combs, of the City of Dublin, in Ireland, on the Two and Twentieth of March last, did repair to the Dwelling-house of the said William Watts, in order to serve him with the said Order, and delivered a Copy thereof to his Wife, which, she said, she would shew her Husband:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Watts shall and he is hereby required peremptorily to answer to the said Petition and Appeal, on or before Saturday the Tenth Day of May next, at Eleven of the Clock; and hereof he is not to fail, as he will answer the contrary to this House.
Sir J. Dillon's Witnesses to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mrs. Sarah Cragg and Mrs. Mary Morris do and they are hereby required to attend this House, as Witnesses, to be examined on the Part and Behalf of Sir John Dillon Knight, on Thursday the Four and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Ly. Dillon's Witnesses to attend.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mrs. Mary Cragg, Sarah Morris, Mary Willcocks, Sarah Surupshull, and Willson, do and they are hereby required to attend, as Witnesses, to be examined on the Part and Behalf of Mary Lady Dillon, on Thursday the Four and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.