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 Sabbati, 28 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord President, by His Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, "That nothing should have hindered His Majesty from coming to this House, to pass those Bills that now lie ready for His Majesty's Royal Assent, but His unfortunate Accident; and at the same Time His Majesty intended to acquaint this House, from the Throne, with what He hath now sent by a Message."
Which Message was read by the Lord Keeper, and then read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)
King's Message concerning Union between England and Scotland.
"His Majesty, being at present hindered by an unhappy Accident from coming in Person to His Parliament, is pleased to signify to the House of Peers by Message, what He designed to have spoken to both Houses from the Throne. His Majesty, in the First Year of His Reign, did acquaint the Parliament, that Commissioners were authorized in Scotland, to treat with such Commissioners as should be appointed in England, of proper Terms for uniting the Two Kingdoms; and at the same Time expressed His great Desire of such an Union. His Majesty did also, in a Message of the Twelfth of February One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, to this House, declare His Opinion of the great Advantages which would arise to both Kingdoms, if they were more nearly and compleatly united. His Majesty is fully satisfied, that nothing can contribute more to the present and future Peace, Security, and Happiness, of England and Scotland, than a firm and entire Union between them; and He cannot but hope, that, upon a due Consideration of our present Circumstances, there will be found a general Disposition to this Union. His Majesty would esteem it a peculiar Felicity, if, during His Reign, some happy Expedient for making both Kingdoms One might take Place; and is therefore extremely desirous that a Treaty for that Purpose might be set on Foot, and does in the most earnest Manner recommend this Affair to the Consideration of the House."
Lords summoned about it.
His Majesty having this Day sent a Message to this House, relating to an Union between England and Scotland:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Message shall be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Wentworth versus L. Raby.
After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Watson, alias Wentworth, Esquire, to which the Lord Raby is Respondent:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall proceed on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock; to hear Counsel for the Lord Raby thereunto.
Sir Peter Terrill, Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Peter Terril Baronet, and Thomas Terril his Son Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill to vest all their Lands in Hanslop and Castle Trupp, in Trustees, to sell Part thereof, for Payment of Debts; and to settle other Lands, of an equal Value, to the same Uses.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to vest the Manors of Hanslopp and Castle Thrupp, and all other the Lands of Sir Peter Tyrrill Baronet, and Thomas Tyrrill Esquire his Son, in the Parishes of Handslopp and Castle Thrupp, in the County of Bucks, in Trustees, to sell Part thereof, for Payment of Debts; and to settle other Lands, of an equal Value, in the Parishes aforesaid, to the same Uses."
Sir John Wentworth versus Norcliffe.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Wentworth Baronet, to several Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery, the Sixteenth of June Secundo Jacobi Secundi, and the Nineteenth of February Tertio Jacobi Secundi, in a certain Cause there lately depending, wherein the Right Honourable Heneage late Earl of Winchilsea, Administrator of the Lady Katherine Finch his Daughter deceased, and the Lady Elizabeth Finch an Infant, by the said Earl her Father and Guardian, were Complainants; and the Lady Dorothy Norcliffe, Administratrix of Thomas Wentworth deceased, and also Administratrix of Sir John Wentworth Knight deceased, of the Goods not administered by the Lady Katherine, Relict of the said Sir John, and late Wife of the said Earl, Christopher Listen, John Wentworth an Infant, by his Guardian Sir Watkinson Paylor Baronet, Sir John Bright Baronet, and Edward Misdell, Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Orders and Decrees; and that Elizabeth Countess of Winchilsea, Sir Watkinson Paylor, Sir John Key, Nicholas Richards and Frances his Wife, Thomas Woodcock, John Weddell and Edward Misdell, may answer thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Elizabeth Countess of Winchilsea, Sir Watkinson Paylor, Sir John Key, Nicholas Richards and his Wife, Thomas Woodcock, John Weddel, and Edward Misdell, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Tenth Day of March next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ jam prox. futur. (videlicet,) secundum diem Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.