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, 4 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
St. Leger et al. Nat. Bill.
The Lord Viscount Longueville reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Thomas St. Leger and others," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Abraham Barnewel to make a more ample Settlement of his Estate, for the Benefit of his Family; and to charge Part thereof for raising Portions for his Younger Children in his Life-time, and for Payment of his Debts."
Dut. of Beaufort, Petition for a Bill:
Upon reading the Petition of the most Noble Mary Dutchess of Beaufort, and her Grandson Henry Duke of Beaufort; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling the Petitioner the Duke to perform and execute several Deeds and other Matters in the Petition set forth, though under Age, in order to his Marriage; the House being moved, "That the Lady Marchioness of Worcester, Mother to the Petitioner, may have a Copy of the said Petition:"
March. of Worcester, to put in her Answer to it.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lady Marchioness of Worcester may have a Copy of the said Petition; and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Ninth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell certain Lands, Tithes, and Tenements, for the Payment of the Debts of Francis Purefoy Esquire, deceased."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass ?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Pitt:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Benaurd et al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Stephen Benaurd, John Gerrard, and others."
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 Eleventh Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Apothecaries to exempt from Parish Offices, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act, intituled, An Act for exempting Apothecaries from serving the Offices of Constable, Scavenger, and other Parish and Ward Offices, and from serving upon Juries."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees abovenamed, who are to meet on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Sir Samuel Thompson's Bill, for Sale of Parkbury.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Manor, or reputed Manor, of Parkbury, and other Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Hertford; and for applying the Monies arising by the Sale thereof to the Uses thereby directed."
Newdigates Petition, for a Bill to relieve them against the Cruelties of their Father:
After reading and considering the Petition of Amphillis, Jane, Elizabeth, and Juliana, Daughters to Sir Richard Newdigate Baronet; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to be relieved against some cruel Severities: and unreasonable Usage and Practices of their Father Sir Richard Newdigate:
Sir R. Newdigate to be heard.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, to make out the Allegations in their Petition, on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock; and that Sir Richard Newdigate may have a Copy of the said Petition, and Notice of the Time appointed for hearing the Petitioners; and may attend at the same Time, if he think fit.
Weedon, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Cavendish Weedon Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for corroborating to him the Patronage and Donation of the Chapel in Hatton-Garden; to which the Bishop of Ely hath agreed:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Upon reading the Petition of John Gale a French Protestant Minister; praying to be naturalized:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner may be added to a Bill of Naturalization, as desired.
Freeholders to keep Arms, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Security of His Majesty's Government, and the Liberties and Properties of His Subjects, by allowing Freeholders and others to keep Musquets, and exercise themselves in shooting."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next.
Ranger versus Ashmead.
The Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought in a Writ of Error; wherein,
Charles Ranger is Plaintiff, Christopher Ashmead Defendant.
Protestation against the Bill for settling the Succession, Debate about.
The Order being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate Yesterday, upon the Protestation entered the Four and Twentieth of February last:
It was proposed, "To adjourn the House."
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.