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 Martis, 2 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerant:
Mundy's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Mundy Widow, and Guardian to Ivat Mundy, an Insant of the Age of Fourteen Years; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest the Inheritance of the Moiety or Half Part (the Whole in Two equal Parts to be divided) of One great Messuage, Garden, Orchard, and Appurtenances thereto belonging, together with Two Closes of Pasture Land, lying in the Parish of Edmonton, in the County of Midd'x, in the Occupation of James Mundy at the Time of his Death; and also the Moiety of several Parcels of Land, lying in Edmonton aforesaid, then and now let to James Howard, under the Yearly Rent of Eighteen Pounds; and also the Moiety of other Parcels of Land, now let to Chancellour, under the Yearly Rent of Ten Pounds, in Edmonton, in such Trustees as this House shall think fit, in order to confirm an Agreement made for the Sale of the said Messuage, Orchard, Garden, and Two Closes of Land, to Felix Feast; and to sell the other Lands to the best Purchaser that can be had for the same; and to vest the Money thereby arising in Trustees, to and for the Benefit of the said Ivat, until he shall attain the Age of One and Twenty Years:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Lovell and Mr. Justice Eyre; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
Conway versus Shrimpton.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Conway Esquire, by Sir John Conway Baronet, his Father and next Friend, and of Bridget Lytton Widow, and Charlotta Mostyn, both Insants, by Richard Mostyn Esquire, their Father and next Friend; shewing, "That, on the Eleventh Day of December last, the Petitioners brought their Appeal into this House, to be relieved against Two Decrees in Chancery, in Favour of Philadelphia Shrimpton Widow and Philip her Son, to which the said Philadelphia and Philip answered the One and Twentieth of December last; upon which it was ordered, That the Cause should be heard on the First Thursday after the Recess; that the Petitioners Counsel have been out of Town these Holidays, so that it was not possible for the Petitioners to be ready in so short a Time; and therefore the Petitioners humbly pray, the Hearing may be put off to some convenient Time:"
It is therefore 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 Eighteenth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.
Durham versus Lundine & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Durham, of Largo, in North Britain; complaining of a Decree or Sentence of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, pronounced the Twenty-third of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, and a Re-hearing thereof in July following, whereby they have affirmed the Prolongations granted by the Commissioners for Plantation of Churches to Robert Lundine of Lundine, Alexander Watson of Aithernie, Andrew Lundine of Straitherlie, and John Lundine of Baldaster, of their respective Tithes within the Parish of Largo; and praying the Reversal of the said Sentence and Decree; and that the Respondents may answer the said Appeal:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Lundine, Alexander Watson, Andrew Lundine, and John Lundine, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Fifth Day of February next, at Eleven a Clock.
E. Peterborow takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Earl of Peterborow took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, and his Witnesses sworn and examined to the Truth thereof.
The Duke of Dover, by Her Majesty's Command, delivered, in Writing, a Message from Her Majesty.
Which was read by the Lord Keeper, and is as follows:
Queen's Message, concerning Affairs in Spain:
"Her Majesty having received Notice that there has been an Action in Spain, very much to the Disadvantage of King Charles's Affairs; which having fallen particularly on the British Forces, the Queen immediately gave Directions for sending and procuring Troops to repair this Loss.
"Her Majesty acquaints this House with this Intelligence, and likewise with Her Orders given thereupon; not doubting but the Parliament will approve thereof, and concur in their Assistance for remedying so great a Misfortune."
Committee to draw an Address upon it.
Lords Committees were appointed, to draw an humble Address, to be presented to Her Majesty, to return Her Majesty the humble Thanks of this House for Her most Gracious Message; and to assure Her Majesty of the utmost Assistance of this House, for retrieving the Condition of the Affairs in Spain; and report to the House:
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad & in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.