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, 19 Decembris.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Eighth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying a Defect (by the Death of a Trustee) in the Appointment of Provisions for the Younger Children of Henry Smalman Esquire, deceased; and for making the said Provision more effectual for such Younger Children."
Orlebar, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Orlebar, the Widow and Relict of Cooper Orlebar Gentleman, deceased, and Elizabeth Orlebar, the only Child of the said Croper Orlebar; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Estate of the said Elizabeth the Daughter, and applying the Monies thereby raised for her Advantage and Preferment:
Tooke versus Dolben et al.
Whereas Friday next was appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein Katherine Tooke is Appellant, and the Lord Bishop of Ely and Sir Gilbert Dolben Respondents: The House being moved, by the Consent of all Parties, "That another Day may be appointed for hearing thereof:"
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 the Second Day of the Sitting of this House after the Recess now at Hand.
Elliot versus Davenport.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Elliot, Son and Heir and Administrator of Sir William Elliot Knight, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Fifth Day of December Instant, on the Behalf of George Davenport, Executor of Anne Davenport; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Davenport may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir Thomas Cave's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Cave Baronet to sell certain Lands, in the County of Northampton, to raise Money, to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions; and settle other Lands, in the said County of Northampton and County of Leicester, of better Value, to the same Uses."
Message to H. C. with it.
Message from thence, with a Bill, to repeal Clauses relative to Scotland.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal several Clauses in the Statute made in the Third and Fourth Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, for securing the Kingdom of England from several Acts lately passed in the Parliament of Scotland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments; whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Queen's Answer to Address about the Church:
Address and Answer to be printed.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the Address of both Houses of Parliament, presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Pechells' Nat. Bill.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Tenth Day of January next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.