Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 10 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Horton versus Harrington & al.
After reading the Petition of Thomas Horton, Respondent to the Appeal of John Harrington and others, relating to the Judgement of this House, made the Fourth Instant, upon hearing the said Appeal:
The Committee following was named.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of Thomas Horton, read this Day, relating to the Judgement of this House of the Fourth Instant, upon hearing the Appeal wherein John Harrington and others are Appellants, and Thomas Horton Respondent; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, are to report to the House; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
D Beaufort's Petition referred to the Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Duke of Beaufort; shewing, "That, upon his Marriage with his now Dutchess, divers Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Southampton and Middl'x, were settled, for raising Portions for the Younger Children of that Marriage, in case there be a Son; and for Daughters, in case of Failure of Issue Male; but it was agreed, that the said Charges should be transferred to some Part of his Estate settled by Act of Parliament; and that the Estate in Southampton and Middlesex should be eased and discharged from that Burthen; which cannot be effected otherwise than by Act of Parliament;" and praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes aforesaid:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Bury; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition.
Leseck & al. Naturalization.
Upon reading the Petitions of Daniel Leseck and others, and the Petition of John Beault and others; praying to be added to a Bill of Naturalization:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners may be added to a Bill of Naturalization now depending in this House.
Countess Derby versus E. Derby, Privilege waived.
After reading the Order made the Seventh Instant, upon the Petition of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Derby, complaining of the Privilege of the Right Honourable James Earl of Derby:
The Earl of Derby, in his Place, declared, "He would voluntarily waive his Privilege, in all Suits whatsoever, relating to the Petitioner the Countess of Derby."
Ensworth versus Griffiths.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing of the Cause wherein William Ensworth and Katherine his Wife are Appellants, and Mary Griffiths and Nehemiah Griffiths Respondents:
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 next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Cause appointed that Day to be heard, and all other Causes and Business, shall be removed, to come on in Course.
Van Holt & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Henry Van Holte and others."
Fitch's & al. Report delivered.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Mr. Justice Tracy and Mr. Baron Price were ready to make their Report to this House, upon the Petition of William Fitch and others, referred to them, when the House will please to receive the same."
Which Report being delivered; it was agreed, and Ordered, That the same shall be read on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, undecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.