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, 20 Maii.
Yate versus Fettiplace & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Yate Esquire, against Part of a Decretal Order made in the Court of Chancery, the Thirtieth Day of October, in the Eleventh Year of His present Majesty's Reign, and against Part of an Order made the One and Thirtieth Day of January last, and an Order of Dismission of the Fourteenth Day of March last, in certain Causes, wherein the now Appellant was Plaintiff, against Sir Edmund Fettyplace Baronet, Charles Fettyplace Esquire, and Rowland Lacy Esquire, an Infant, Son and Heir of Sir Rowland Lacy deceased, by the said Sir Edmund Fettyplace his Guardian, Defendants; and wherein the said Sir Edmund Fettyplace, Charles Fettyplace, and Rowland Lacy were Plaintiffs, against the now Appellant Defendant; and wherein Elizabeth Silvester and Edward Keble, Creditors of the said Sir Rowland Lacy, were Plaintiffs, against the said Sir Edmund Fettyplace, Rowland Lacy, and the now Appellant, Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree and Orders may be considered, and the Petitioner relieved:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Edmund Fettyplace, Charles Fettyplace, Rowland Lacy, Elizabeth Silvester, and Edward Keeble, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir D. Mitchel versus Colinge.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, this House will hear One Counsel upon the Petition of Sir David Mitcbell, as also One Counsel upon the Petition of Mr. Richard Colinge.
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported, from the Committee of the whole House, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing any Inconveniencies that may happen by Privilege of Parliament," as fit to pass, with several Amendments and Clauses.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Messuage and Lands in Stevenage, in the County of Hertford, (the Estate of Richard Nodes) in Trustees, to be sold, for making a Provision for his Wife and Children, equal to the Provision secured to them out of the said Estate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
E. of Orford's Trial.
Precedents of Impeachment, &c.
Message to H. C. concerning E. of Orford's Trial.
To acquaint them, "That the House having been desired, by the Earl of Orford, that a Day may be appointed for his speedy Trial; their Lordships, finding no Issue joined by Replication of the House of Commons, think fit to give them Notice thereof."
Message to them concerning Lords impeached.
To acquaint them, "That they having, on the First Day of April last, sent up to their Lordships an Impeachment against William Earl of Portland, for high Crimes and Misdemeanors; and having also, on the Fifteenth Day of the same Month, impeached Charles Lord Halifax for high Crimes and Misdemeanors; and there being as yet no particular Articles exhibited against the said Lords; their Lordships think themselves obliged to put them in Mind thereof, which, after Impeachments have so long depended, is a Hardship to the Persons concerned, and not agreeable to the usual Methods and Proceedings of Parliament in such Cases."
Limitation of the Crown, Bill.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.