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 Veneris, 8 Februarii.
D. of Ormond and E. of Arran's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling James Duke of Ormonde, and Charles Earl of Arran to settle Fee-farm Rents, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, pursuant to an Agreement upon the Marriage of the said Earl of Arran."
River Stower Bill.
The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds in Trustees, to be applied for the Payment of the Debts of John Holworthy Gentleman," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Williams versus Offley, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Offley, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Williams is Plaintiff; shewing, "That the Plaintiff hath brought his Writ of Error for Vexation and Delay; and that the Plaintiff hath got the Day of Hearing put off until the Thirteenth Instant; which, the Petitioner is advised, will be very prejudicial to him, in regard that, unless the Errors are not argued before the Term is over, he cannot take out Execution until Easter Term; and praying that the Errors may be argued To-morrow:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued thereupon To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Plaintiff Williams for that Purpose.
To repeal a Clause against burning in the Cheek, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing a Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for the better apprehending, prosecuting, and punishing Felons, that commit Burglary, House-breaking, or Robberies in Shops, Warehouses, Coach-houses, or Stables, or that steal Horses."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Edwards Gentleman to sell certain Lands, in the County of Norfolke, for Payment of Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling and securing Part of the Estates of Robert Barry Clerk and Anne his Wife, for the Benefit of the said Anne and her Children; and Sale of other Part of the Estate of the said Robert Barry, for Payment of his Debts."
Birkbeck versus Sperman.
Upon reading the Petition of Gilbert Sperman and Margaret his Wife, Respondents to the Petition and Appeal of Catherick Birkbeck and Edward Birkbeck; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"
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 Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven a Clock.