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 Jovis, 3 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dormer versus Bertie & al.
It being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein John Dormer, of Ascott, Esquire, is Appellant, and the Honourable Charles Bertie, Henry Bertie Esquire, 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 Thursday the Tenth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Box's Divorce Bill.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph Box with Elizabeth Eyre, and to enable him to marry again."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Nottingham reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; and (the Seventh Day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and One):
After due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel upon the said Appeal and Answer, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree, made the Fifth Day of February aforesaid, complained of in the Petition and Appeal of Will'm Hancock and Leonard Hatfield, shall be, and is hereby, reversed, the Court of Chancery in Ireland having proceeded to hear the Cause without proper Parties, but without Prejudice to the Title of Sir Arthur Shaen: And it is further ORDERED, That the Respondent Sir Arthur Shaen do forthwith amend his Bill, and make the Earl of Kildare a Defendant; and that the now Appellants Will'm Hancocke and Leonard Hatfield are to procure the Earl of Kildare to appear, and answer before Michaelmas Term next, so that the Cause may come on to be heard before the Chancery in Ireland as soon as may be; and in case the said William Hancock and Leonard Hatfield the Appellants do not procure the Earl of Kildare to appear and answer, and examine his Witnesses, so as the Cause may come on to be heard as aforesaid, that then the said Decree of the Fifth of February aforesaid shall stand, and be affirmed.
Vide Order, Die Martis, 13 Maii, 1701.
And it is further ORDERED, That William Hancock and Leonard Hatfield do bring the Arrears of Rents now in their Hands, and the growing Rents, into the Court of Chancery in Ireland, there to remain until the determining of the Cause.
Countess of Anglesey, Bill for a Separation.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the engrossed Bill, intituled, "An Act for separating James Earl of Anglesey from Katherine Countess of Anglesey his Wife, for the Cruelty of the said Earl," shall be read the Third Time To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.
Sir J Dillon's Bill, for a Divorce.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow this House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Sir John Dillon with Mary Boyle, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" at which Time the Clauses, which are to be drawn by the Counsel to be added to the said Bill, shall be delivered to the said Committee.
King's Bench and Fleet Prisons Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Lords and Judges be summoned to attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Prisons of The King's Bench and Fleete."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.