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, 22 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
After reading the humble Petition of William Townshend, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege; by entering upon the Estate of the Earl of Rochester, in the Time of Privilege; humbly acknowledging his Offence, and begging the Pardon of this House and of the said Earl; and praying to be discharged from the Restraint he now lies under:
The said William Townshend was called in; and, being reprimanded, kneeling at the Bar, it was ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Townshend shall be, and he is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Stribblehill versus Brett.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Frances Stribblehill Widow, Administratrix of John Stribblehill Gentleman, deceased, from a Decree of Dismission made in the Court of Chancery, the Sixteenth Day of November last past, in a Cause there depending, wherein the now Appellant was Plaintiff, and Henry Brett and Richard Brett Defendants; and humbly praying, "That the said Decree, and the Orders for directing the Trials in this Case, may be reversed, and such other Order made for the Petitioner's Relief as shall seem meet; and that the said Henry Brett and Richard Brett may be ordered to put in their Answers thereunto; and that all Proceedings in the mean Time may be stayed upon the said Decree of Dismission:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Brett and Richard Brett may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Fourth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings be stayed on the said Decree of Dismission.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Land, in Charwelton, in the County of Northampton, of William Adams Clerk, for the Payment of Debts, and of Portions to his Younger Brothers and Sisters; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, upon his Wife and Children, in Lieu thereof."
Ferrand & al. versus Jackson.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Bryan Ferrand, William Watkinson, and John Watkinson, Gentlemen, against a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Thirtieth Day of June last, on the Behalf of Richard Jackson; and praying, "That the said Richard Jackson may answer to the said Appeal; and that this House will give the Petitioner such Relief against the said Decree and Order as shall be just:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Richard Jackson may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Twelfth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Ashby versus White, in Error.
Whereas To-morrow was appointed, for hearing the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Mathew Ashby is Plaintiff, and William White and others Defendants:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued in this Case, on Monday the Tenth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.
L. Grey Wark & al. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Execution of a certain Agreement, made between Ralph Lord Grey Baron of Warke and Charles Lord Ossulstone and the Lady Mary his Wife, touching certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Northumberland, Midd'x, and City of London; and also between Lawrence Earl of Rochester and the said Lord Grey, concerning other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the said County of Northumberland, County Palatine of Durham, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed."
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 Fifth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Queen's Answer to Address about Boucher.
The Duke of Somersett acquainted the House, That he had attended Her Majesty, with the Address, Report, Letters, and Papers, as ordered Yesterday; and that Her Majesty was pleased to return this Answer, That She would do what was desired by this House."
Frampton, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Tregonnell and Giles Frampton; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to raise the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds; and, being defirous to preserve his Name, Blood, and Family, hath, in Consideration thereof, granted all his Estate and Interest in the Manors and Farms of Morton and Hurst, in the County of Dorsett, to the said Giles Frampton, to preserve the rest of his Estate:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes aforesaid, as desired.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the making void certain Uses, Estates, and Trusts, limited in the Marriage Settlement of Henry Awdley Esquire, of certain Manors and Lands contained in that Settlement; and settling other Manors and Lands, of better Value, to and for the same Uses, Estates, and Trusts."
Kops' Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Isaac Kops."
Leighton's Pet. rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Baldwin Leighton Esquire; complaining of some Proceedings in Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; and praying Relief therein:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Baldwin Leighton Esquire shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Petition and Two Days Notice upon Oath for putting off any Cause.
Upon Consideration of the great Inconveniencies arising by Motions and Petitions for putting off Causes, after Days have been appointed for Hearing thereof:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That when a Day shall be appointed, for the hearing any Cause, Appeal, or Writ of Error, argued in this House, the same shall not be altered but upon Petition; and that no Petition shall in such Case be received, unless Two Days Notice thereof be given to the adverse Party, of which Notice Oath shall be made at the Bar of this House: And it is further ORDERED, That this Order be added to the Roll of Standing Orders.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) quartum diem Januarii jam prox. futur. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Lunæ, 14° die Februarii, 1703, Hitherto examined by us,