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 Martis, 8 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Charles Duke of Shrewsbury, and Nathaniel Lord Bishop of Durham and Lord Crew took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Brett Fisher Esquire and Judith his Wife to sell Lands, for the Payment of his Debts; and making Provision for his Wife and Children, in case they shall have any."
Rp. St. Asaph to preach 30th Instant.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembed, That the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on the Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.
Conway et al. Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Conway Baronet, Henry Conway his Son, and Maria Margaretta Conway his Daughter, both Infants, by Dame Mary Conway deceased, One of the Daughters of John Digby Esquire, deceased; and also the Petition of Richard Mostyn Esquire, Bridgett and Charlotta his Daughters, both also Insants, by Charlotta Mostyn deceased, the other Daughter of the said John Digby deceased; and of Edward Mills, David Evans Devisees of Thomas Cornwallis Esquire, deceased; and of Eme Cornwallis, his Widow and Executrix; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest their Estates, in the Counties of Leicester and Rutland, in Trustees, to be sold, to discharge Debts, and other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Le Grand, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Lewis le Grand."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Manor of Hinwick, and several Lands and Hereditaments in Hinwick, Podington, (fn. 1) Wynington, Strixton, and Woolaston, in the Counties of Bedford and Northampton, late the Estate of Cooper Orlebar Gentleman, deceased, to be sold; and applying the Monies arising thereby for the Portion and Preferment of Elizabeth Orlebar, only Child of the said Cooper Orlebar."
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 Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and adjourn as they please.
Wilson & al. versus Townley.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Wilson, Thomas Sheppard, William Claxton, and George Parker, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the Seventh of July last; as also upon the Answer of Thomas Townley put in thereunto:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do report to the House, what was offered by Counsel thereupon, on Tuesday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.