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, 14 Martii.
Sir R. Guldeford et al. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Hempsted, and other Lands therein mentioned, lying in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, the Estate of Sir Robert Guldeford Baronet, for the Payment of Debts; and for settling the Camber Farm, and other Lands, in the said County of Sussex, to the same Uses as the said Manor of Hempsted now stands settled."
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday the Twenty-ninth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Austen's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Elizabeth Austen Widow, Relict, and Administratrix with the Will annexed, of Sir Robert Austen Baronet her Husband, during the Minority of Sir Robert Austen Baronet her Son; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable Trustees to sell the Premises in the Petition mentioned, for Payment of her Husband's Debts; and to vest the Inheritance thereof in Trustees for that Purpose:
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 the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench and Mr. Justice Tracy; 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.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Edward Hill Esquire, deceased, in Orton and Rowell, in the County of Northampton, for the discharging several Incumbrances thereupon, and the Performance of the last Will of the said Edward Hill; and for the settling of other Lands and Tenements in Rowell aforesaid, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses."
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of John More Esquire and Margaret his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for selling certain Lands, Part of the Manor of Wightfield, alias Whitefield, and other Lands in the County of Gloucester, for the Payment of the Debts heretofore of Mary Fermor Widow, deceased, and of John More Junior, of Kirtlington, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire, and Margaret his Wife."
Sir James Sinclair versus Sinclair.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir James Sinclair, of Dunbeath, Baronet, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, made on the Behalf of John Sinclair, of Ulbster, Esquire; the First of the Fifteenth, and the other of the Twentythird, of February last; and praying to be relieved against the same:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Sinclair may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Eighteenth Day of April next, at Eleven a Clock.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to give further Time for enrolling such Leases granted from the Crown as have not been enrolled within the respective Times therein limited; and for making the pleading of Deeds of Bargain and Sale enrolled, and of Fee-farm Rents, more easy;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Workhouse in the City and County of the City of Norwich, for the better Employment and maintaining the Poor there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sheriffs Accompts, Bill:
E. of Strafford, to be heard against a Clause in it;
Upon reading the Petition of Anna Countess of Strafford, on Behalf of her Husband Thomas Earl of Strafford; shewing, "That the said Earl is Farmer of Her Majesty's Revenue of Post Fines, under the Yearly Rent of Two Thousand Two Hundred Seventy-six Pounds; and that, in the Bill depending in this House, for the more easy passing Sheriffs Accompts, there are several Clauses prejudicial to the Rights of the said Earl, in relation to the said Farm;" and praying, "That the said Earl may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Clauses, before the said Bill do pass:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Earl shall be heard, by One Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.
and Officers of Exchequer.
Upon reading the Petition of the several Officers in the Exchequer, concerned in passing Sheriffs Accompts; shewing, "That, in the Bill depending in this House, for the more easy passing Sheriffs Accompts, there are several Clauses contrary to the established Constitution of the Court of Exchequer in general, and very prejudicial to the Rights of the Petitioners in particular;" and praying "to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the said Bill do pass:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by themselves or One Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.