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 Martis, 1 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ravenscroft and Massey, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of John Ravenscroft and William Massey, Gentlemen; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to make an Exchange and Settlement of Lands now held undivided:
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.
Hodie 2a 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 Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant December, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Trustees forfeited Estates in Ireland, Books and Papers delivered by.
The Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland, attending, were called in; and, at the Bar, delivered their Books and Papers, so far as their Accompts are made up, as follow ; (videlicet,)
1. "A Rent Roll of the Forfeitures for Three Years and Half, beginning the 2d of November 1699, and ending the 2d May 1703; with an Abstract of the Whole at End."
"This Accompt is made up exactly for Seven of the Eleven Districts; the other Four (as to the First Year and Half only) being unfinished, but will shortly be sent over, the Receivers for these Districts being now passing their Accompts; but the Variation will be very inconsiderable."
2. "An Abstract of the Receivers Accompts for the said Seven Districts from the 2d of November 1699, to the 2d of November 1701 (being Two Years); wherein is distinguished what is received, what in Arrear, and what respited to Incumbrancers."
3. "A Particular of Arrears, to make good the said Abstract."
4. "A particular Accompt of what has been paid to Incumbrancers."
5. "An Abstract of all Receipts and Payments from the Beginning of the Execution of the Trust to the 29th of September last, distinguishing how much is received and paid on every Head."
6. "A particular Accompt of all Monies paid to the Trustees, their Officers, and Clerks, &c. for Two Years and a Quarter."
7. "An Account of Incumbrances reported, with a Computation of what Proportion of the Whole is on Estates that remain vested in the Trustees."
8. "An Estimate of Incumbrances not reported."
9. "An Abstract of the Forfeitures; distinguishing what Part thereof are vested in Fee, what for Life, and what for Years; together with what Incumbrances are to be deducted out of the Whole."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Harvey and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of William Peachy Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Legacies charged thereupon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of William Peachy Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of Legacies charged thereupon."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, of Toby Hodson the Elder, Esquire, a Lunatic, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and only Son."
Bp. Chichester, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lord Bishop of Chichester; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to give him further Time to make Leases of certain Houses in Chancery Lane, belonging to his Bishopric:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Hindmarsh versus Everard.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Hindmarsh and Margaret his Wife; praying, "That Mr. James Tenant may enter into a Recognizance for them, they being in Gaol in Northumberland:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Tenant may enter into a Recognizance for the said Richard Hindmarsh and his Wife; and that this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Button versus Price.
The House being this Day moved, on the Behalf of Thomas Button, Respondent to the Appeal of John Prise, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of the said Appeal:"
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 Wednesday the Ninth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, secundum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,
this 6th Day of March, 1702/3.