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 Mercurii, 26 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Abergavenny takes the Oaths.
This Day the Lord Bergevenny took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Abjuration, and also made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
The Lord Halifax reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to receive Proposals for setting out and encouraging Privateers in The West Indies, "That the Committee desired a Message may be sent to the House of Commons, that they will give Leave to Sir John Jenings, a Member of their House, to come to the said Committee."
To which the House agreed.
Message to H. C. for Sir John Jenings to attend Lords Committees.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
To desire that they will give Leave to Sir John Jenings (a Member of their House) to come to a Committee of Lords, appointed for Encouragement of Trade to The West Indies.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, return Answer:
That that House had given Leave to Sir John Jenings to come to the said Committee of Lords, if he think fit.
Freman & al. Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Freman the Elder Esquire, Ralph Freman the Younger Esquire, and Elizabeth his Wife, for themselves, and in the Behalf of William Freman, Catesby Freman, and Ralph Freman, Three Insants, Sons of the said Ralph Freman the Younger, and Elizabeth his Wife; shewing, "That the Petitioners Ralph Freman the Elder, and Ralph Freman the Younger, being seised of Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Hertford and Essex, of the Yearly Value of One Thousand and Forty Pounds, did, upon the Marriage of the said Ralph Freman the Younger and Elizabeth his Wife, settle the said Essex Estate (subject to a Charge of Four Thousand Pounds, reserved to the Petitioner Ralph Freman the Elder) for the Jointure of the said Elizabeth, and, together with great Part of the Hertfordshire Estate, upon the Issue of that Marriage; and other Part of the said Hertfordshire Estate was limited to Ralph Freman the Elder, and Ralph Freman the Younger, in Fee: That the said Ralph Freman the Younger hath since purchased, in Fee, other Lands in the said County of Hertford, which together with that Part of the Hertfordshire Estate limited in Fee, make the Annual Value of Eleven Hundred Forty-three Pounds: That the Petitioners Ralph Freman the Elder and Younger have settled the said Estate of Eleven Hundred Forty-three Pounds per Annum, for securing a Rent Charge of Eight Hundred Pounds per Annum, for the Jointure of the said Elizabeth; and, subject thereunto, to such Uses as the said Essex Estate was limited (other than the said Charge of Four Thousand Pounds), to take Effect when the said Essex Estate can be freed from the Uses of the said former Settlement, which, by Reason of the Minority of the said Insants, cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament; and praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for freeing and discharging the Essex Estate from the Uses limited in the said Marriage Settlement:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench and Mr. Justice Powell; 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.
State of the Fleet and Trade, to be considered.
The Order of the Day being read; it is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee, on Wednesday next, at Twelve a Clock, to consider further of the State of the Nation, in relation to the Fleet and Trade of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.