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 Lunæ, 23 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Jermyn takes the Oaths.
This Day Thomas Lord Jermyn took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
Virasel & al. Nat.
Upon reading the several Petitions of Daniel de Virasel, Daniel Brisac, and others; praying to be naturalized:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the several Petitioners have Leave to be naturalized, as desired.
Bishop of Gloucester, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Bishop of Gloucester; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him and his Successors to make separate and distinct Leases of certain Lands and Tenements therein contained, reserving such Rents as will amount unto the full Value of the ancient Rents:
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.
Writs of Error;
The House being informed, "That there were Two Writs of Error at the Door:"
The House gave Leave for the bringing of them in.
Then the Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench brought in the said Writs. He made Three Obeisances before he came to the Bar; and, after Three Obeisances more, he laid them on the Lord Keeper's Woolsack.
The Clerk received the Records and Transcripts, and brought them to the Table:
Kinsey versus Hayward.
In one of which Writs, Mary Kinsey is Plaintiff, Henry Hayward Defendant:
Palmes versus Lane.
In the other, Stephen Palmes is Plaintiff, Henry Lane Defendant.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Sir William Powell Baronet, deceased, for raising Portions for the Younger Children of Sir John Williams and Dame Mary his Wife (Daughter of the said Sir W'm Powell); and to enable William Williams, their Eldest Son, to make a Jointure to such Wife as he shall marry."
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 Tuesday the Tenth Day of March next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny or desert, in England and Ireland."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Succession of Crown, &c. Bill.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person, and the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and all other Pretenders, and their open and secret Abettors."
After a long Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, with several Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be read the Third Time To-morrow, at One of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.