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 Sabbati, 14 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Came's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of John Came and Barbara his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for making good the last Will of Barbara Opie, so far as it concerns a Devise of a Farm in the Petition mentioned, towards a Provision for the Petitioner Barbara Came; all Parties concerned, as alledged, being consenting:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Tracy and Mr. Baron Price; who are forthwith to summon all Parties who 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.
Ensworth versus Griffith.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Ensworth and Katherine his Wife, Executrix of John Lloyd Gentleman, deceased, and Edward Lloyd, Son and Heir of the said John Lloyd, by the said William Ensworth, his Prochein Amy, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Eleventh Day of April last, and the Confirmation thereof the Twentieth Day of June last, on the Behalf of Mary Griffith Widow, and Nebemiab Griffith an Infant, Son and Heir, and also Executor of Walter Griffith, deceased; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed and set aside, and a Redemption and Account of the Premises directed; and that all Proceedings upon the said Decree may be stayed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Mary Griffith and Nehemiah Griffith may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Fourth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock, and that all Proceedings in the Exchequer upon the said Decree shall be, and they are hereby, stayed.
Great Actions of the D. of Marlborough considered:
The House taking into Consideration the many great Actions which the Duke of Marlborough has performed in Her Majesty's Service, to the Honour of his Country, and for the Good of the common Cause of Europe; and being desirous to express the Sense they have of his Merit, and to perpetuate the Memory thereof, by settling and continuing his Titles and Honours, and the Precedency thereof, in his Posterity, in the most effectual Manner, by Act of Parliament:
Address for Leave to bring in a Bill, to settle and continue his Titles, &c.
Resolved, That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty (who is the Fountain of Honour), "That She would be pleased to signify Her Allowance for bringing in a Bill for that Purpose; and that She would graciously be pleased to let the House know, in what Manner it would be most acceptable to Her Majesty, the said Honours should be limited."
Then the Lords following were appointed a Committee, to draw the said Address; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.