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, 12 Februarii.
Malt, &c. Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of John Asgill Esquire, in relation to his Purchase of Part of the forfeited Estates in Ireland," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Archbp. of Dublin's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for restoring to the Archbishopric of Dublin the Town and Lands of Sea-Town; and re-paying to William Lord Archbishop of Dublin the Money he paid for the same, upon Purchase thereof from the Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland."
Litchfield Canons and Deanry Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for augmenting the Number of Canons Residentiary in the Cathedral Church of Litchfield; and for improving the Deanry and Prebends of the said Cathedral."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands, within the Manor of Burrough, within the County of Leicester, for raising the Portions of Henry Barne and Alice Barne, the Younger Children of John Barne deceased."
Increase of Private Bills to be considered.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider of the best Means to prevent the Increase of Private Bills in Parliament, and the surprizing the House in their proceeding thereupon; and report their Opinion to the House.
Sir T. Skipwith versus Sturmy.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Sturmy, Respondent to the Appeal of Sir Thomas Skipwith Baronet; praying "a Day for hearing the said Appeal; and that the Service of this Order on the Appellant's Clerk in Court shall be sufficient Notice:"
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 Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Service of this Order upon the Appellant, or his Clerk in Court, shall be sufficient Notice, in order thereunto.
Sir St. Master versus Willughby:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Streynsham Master Knight, from several Orders and Decrees made in the Court of Chancery, in Hillary Term One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, in January One Thousand Seven Hundred, and Trinity Term One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four, on the Behalf of George Willoughby and Joanna his Wife; and praying "the Reversal of the said Orders and Decrees:" As also upon the Answer of the said George Willoughby and Joanna his Wife put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Streynsham Master shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Orders and Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.