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 Veneris, 29 Januarii.
Message from H. C. to return Sir J. Hanham's Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manors of Holme, alias East Holme, and Swannage, in the County of Dorsett, Part of the Estate of Sir John Hanham Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage thereupon, and upon the Residue of the said Sir John Hanham's Estate, and for Payment of his other Debts;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Land Tax, &c. Bill:
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
D. of Ormond's Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling James Duke of Ormond to raise Money, by Sale of Woods, and making Leases for Lives renewable for ever, for Payment of Debts, and for encouraging English Plantation in Ireland; and for Charles Lord Weston, Earl of Arran in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make Leases of his Estate in the said Kingdom."
Message to H. C. with it.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."
"2. An Act for vesting the Manors of Holme, alias East Holme, and Swannage, in the County of Dorsett, Part of the Estate of Sir John Hanham Baronet, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging a Mortgage thereupon, and upon the Residue of the said Sir John Hanham's Estate, and for Payment of his other Debts."
"3. 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."
Rex versus Walcott, in Error:
After hearing Counsel arguing upon the Errors assigned in a Writ of Error, brought into this House the Six and Twentieth of October, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, wherein His Majesty's Attorney General is Plaintiff, and John Walcott Son of Thomas Walcott deceased is Defendant, for the Reversal of a Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, whereby the Attainder of the said Thomas Walcott for High Treason is reversed:
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, for reversing the Attainder of the said Thomas Walcott, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed, and the Record remitted.
"Postea, scilicet, Vicesimo Nono Die Januarii, Anno Regni Domini Will'i Tertii nunc Regis Angl. &c. Octavo, vis. et per eandem Cur. Parliament. nunc hic plenius intellect. omnibus et fingulis Præmiss. matura Deliberatione inde habita, pro eo quod videtur Cur. Parliament. nunc hic, quod nec in Record. et Process. præd. super præd. prior. Breve de Error. nec in Redditione Judicii Revocationis præd. in ullo est Error. ac quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum in Lege existit; considerat. est per eandem Cur. Parliament. quod Judicium Revocationis Judicii præd. in omnibus affirmetur, et in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu; dictis Causis et Mater. superius pro Error. assignat. in aliquo non obstant."
Ld. Hastings versus E. of Huntingdon; Privilege waived.
The Lord Marquis of Halifax informed the House, "That he and the other Lords ordered (the One and Twentieth of January last) to endeavour an Accommodation between the Earl of Huntingdon and the Lord Hastings his Son, had met, but could not agree the Matter in Difference; but that the Earl of Huntingdon was willing to waive his Privilege in any Suit to be brought against him by his Son, in any Court of Law or Equity, after the End of this Term."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) tricesimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.