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 Veneris, 19 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. Cleveland takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Duke of Cleveland and South'ton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Docksey versus Docksey.
Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Docksey Gentleman; praying, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing his Appeal depending in this House, to which Elizabeth Docksey Widow is Respondent:"
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 Monday the Nine and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, at Eleven a Clock.
Conway versus Shrimpton & al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Conway Esquire, an Infant, by Sir John Conway Baronet his Father and next Friend, and Bridget Lytton Widow, and Charlotta Mostyn Spinster, both Insants, by Richard Moystyn Esquire their Father and next Friend, complaining of Two Decrees made in the Court of Chancery; one, the Thirteenth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, before the Master of the Rolls, by Dismission of the Petitioners Bill, as to the Performance of an Agreement in the Petition set forth, and decreed, "that the Petitioner should redeem the Premises in Question, on Payment of Four Thousand Pounds, and Four Thousand Pounds, with Interest and Costs, and the Desendant to account for the Profits;" the other, from a Decree made by the late Lord Chancellor, on the Nine and Twentieth Day of April last, who confirmed the First Decree as to the said Agreement, and decreed, "that the Appellants should redeem on the Foot of the stated Accompt of the Fifteenth of January One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-nine, according to Mr. Cornwallis's Agreement;" and praying, That that Part of the Decree, whereby the Appellants are dismissed as to the Performance of the Agreement (in the Petition mentioned) made by the said John Shrimpton, be reversed, and the said Agreement specifically performed; otherwise, that the Decree made by the Master of the Rolls may be affirmed, and the Decree made by the Lord Chancellor reversed, as to that Part which establisheth the said stated Accompts and Agreements made by Mr. Cornwallis, for making Interest Principal; or the Petitioners be otherwise relieved:" As also upon the Answer of Philadelphia and Philip Shrimpton put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is this Day Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Henry Conway Esquire an Insant, by Sir John Conway Baronet his Father and next Friend, and Bridget Lytton Widow, and Charlotta Mostyn Spinster, both Insants, by Richard Mostyn Esquire their Father and next Friend, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of such Part of the Estate of Nathaniel Mathew, late of Petersham, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, deceased, as will be sufficient to discharge his Debts and Legacies thereon charged by his last Will and Testament; and for settling the Remainder thereof to the Uses in the said Will mentioned."
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 Saturday the Third Day of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.