Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 25 Martii.
Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.
The Earl of Rochester also reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hobbs Doctor in Physick deceased, with Abraham Weekes Esquire, to make a Jointure upon the Wife of the said Abraham Weekes," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hobbs Doctor in Physick deceased, with Abraham Weekes Esquire, to make a Jointure upon the Wife of the said Abraham Weekes."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of George Scott Esquire, in the County of Kent, for Payment of Debts," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Messages from H. C. to return Southwell's Bill, with Amendments:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make several Trusts in the Marriage Settlements of Edward Southwell Esquire, and the Lady Elizabeth his late Wife, more effectual to answer the Intent of them, and to explain several Powers therein;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
One Amendment not agreed to.
Message from H. C. to return the Court of Justiciary, Scotland, Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Attendance of Noblemen, Barons, and Freeholders, upon the Lords of Justiciary, in their Circuits, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for abolishing the Method of exhibiting Criminal Informations by the Porteous Roll;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.
The House being moved, "That the Meeting of the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estate late of William Emerton Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Chevening, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Support of his Widow, and Advancement of his Two Daughters, may be shortened, having been delayed by the Trial of Doctor Sacheverell:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees do meet, to consider of the said Bill; on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
Hamersmith Inhabitants, Petition for the Chapel to be opened till the Appeal is determined.
Upon reading, and considering, the Petition of the Minister and Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Hamersmith, in the Parish of Fulham, in the County of Midd'x, whose Names are to the Petition subscribed, on Behalf of themselves and great Numbers of the Inhabitants of the same Hamlet: shewing, "That, the Two and Twentieth of February last, being Ash Wednesday, at the Time intended and appointed for performing Divine Service in the said Chapel, several (fn. 1) the meaner Sort of the Inhabitants of the same did, in a very rude, indecent, and tumultuous Manner, crowd into the said Chapel, and obstruct the said Minister from performing his Office; and have ever since, under Pretence of keeping Possession thereof, until the Determination of the Appeal now before this House, concerning the Right of the Nomination to the said Chapel, kept the same shut up, as well Sundays as other Days, living therein Day and Night, and thereby profaning the Place of God's Worship;" and praying, "That this House will enjoin, that the said Chapel may be opened, and the Minister permitted to officiate therein as formerly, until the Hearing of the said Appeal:"
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Chapel shall be opened, and the Minister permitted to officiate therein as formerly, until the Hearing of the said Appeal; and hereof all Persons concerned are to take Notice, and yield Obedience, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Liverpool Fresh Water, Sir Cleve More's Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of Thomas Arnway deceased, devised for Charities, in the Governors of the Hospitals of the Green-coats and Grey-coats, in or near Tuthilfields, Westminster;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Southwell's Bill, Committee to prepare Heads for a Conference, for the Lords disagreeing to an Amendment to it.
Then, it being proposed, "To have a Conference with the House of Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment disagreed to by this House, on Mr. Southwell's Bill, for making the same a Public Act:"
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Message to H. C. for the Conference.
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to make several Trusts in the Marriage Settlements of Edward Southwell Esquire and the Lady Elizabeth his late Wife more effectual to answer the Intent of them, and to explain several Powers therein;" and that the Lords do appoint the same on Monday next, at Eleven a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Message to H. C. with it.
Greenshields' Appeal received.
After reading this Day the Extracts and authentic Transcripts of the Orders and Proceedings delivered at the Bar, upon Oath, touching the Matters complained of in the Petition and Appeal of James Greenshields Clerk, from the Sentence of the Magistrates at Edinburgh, and a Decree of the Lords of Session in North Britain, the First Day of September and the last of the Eighteenth of December last past; and Consideration, whether the said Appeal should be received:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal shall be received; and that the Prosecutors of James Greenshields may have a Copy thereof; and do put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before the First Day of the next Session of Parliament; and that the Counsel for the said Prosecutors shall be at Liberty, upon the Hearing of this Cause, to argue, in the First Place, Whether the said Appeal be regularly and properly before this House, or not?