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, 28 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Nicholas Goodwin the Elder and Nicholas Goodwin the Younger to sell the Manor of Winslow, in the County of Bucks; and, with the Monies arising thereby, and other Monies to be advanced by the said Nicholas Goodwin the Elder, to purchase Lands of a greater Yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is now settled."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting and settling certain Estates of William James Gentleman in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Neve's.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hobbart and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Oliver Neve, of Great Witchingham, in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, to sell Two Houses in London; and for vesting other Lands in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Cotton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Sale of Lands, late of Jeffrey Stockly, in the County of Chester deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for making Provision for Mary his Daughter;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Land Tax, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, as well by a Land Tax as by several Subsidies and other Duties, payable for One Year."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Cornwallis reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell an Estate in Bread Street, London, for Payment of the Debts of William Knott Esquire; and settle another Estate, of better Value, in Lieu thereof."
Kettle versus Townshend:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Kettle Widow, and Joseph Kettle her Son, an Infant, by his Mother and Prochein Amy, from a Decree made by the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, the Sixth Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one; and also from a Decree made by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, the Sixteenth of May, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four; and from Two several Orders made by the said Lord Keeper, the Nine and Twentieth of June, and the Seventh of July, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, on the Behalf of Edw'd Townshend; and praying the Reversal of the said Decrees and Orders: as also upon the Answer of the said Edw'd Townshend put in thereunto; and upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decrees, Orders, and Proceedings, complained of in the said Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Kettle Widow and Joseph Kettle her Son, shall be, and they are hereby, reversed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.