Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 25 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ireland, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Coursey Ireland, of the City of Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to dissolve his Marriage, and to give him Liberty to marry again; he having certain Proof of his Wife's committing Adultery, and there being in the Consistory Court of Kildare a definitive Sentence for a Divorce:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave given him to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better settling the Real and Personal Estate of John Goddard, late of Gillingham, in the County of Dorset, Esquire, deceased, to and for the Benefit of John Goddard his Son and Mary Goddard his Daughter, Infants, during their Minority."
ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be read a Second Time on Tuesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Thompson & al. Leave for a Bill to settle Cooper's Estate.
Upon reading the Petition of Dorothy the Wife of Richard Thompson, and Anne the Wife of Charles Fowler, in Behalf of themselves and their respective Children, and several other Legatees in the Will of John Cooper, late of Blackwell-Hall, in the County of Essex, Gentleman, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for settling their Estate:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Bowdler Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of William Bowdler Gentleman and Elizabeth his Wife, and Mary Bowdler Mother of the said William Bowdler; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of Part of his Estate for Payment of Debts, and other Part charged for raising Six Hundred Pounds for Provision for the Petitioner's Daughters:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.