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 Lunæ, 17 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a 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."
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 Tuesday the First Day of April next, at Ten a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manors of Agardesley, alias Agersley, and Marchington, and several Lands and Hereditaments in the County of Stafford, for Payment of the Mortgage-monies charged thereon, and other the Debts of the Honourable Charles Egerton Esquire: That they had considered the said Bill, perused the Deeds therein recited, and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.
African Company versus Attorney General.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Errors argued upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the Royal African Company are Plaintiffs, and Her Majesty's Attorney General Defendant:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued in this Case, on Monday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.
Content Galley, a free Ship, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act, to make free The Content Galley, a Running Ship taken from the French, and condemned as Prize."
State of Public Revenue delivered from Commissioners Accompts.
The House being informed, "That Mr. Gregory King, from the Commissioners for taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom, attended:"
He was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, "The General State of Receipts and Issues of the Public Revenue, between the Feast of St. Michael 1710 and the Feast of St. Michael 1711; with some Observations of the said Commissioners."
And the Title thereof was read.
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table, to be perused by the Lords.
Sheriffs Accompts, Bill.
The House was (according to Order) adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy passing Sheriffs Accompts."
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move for Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee again, on the said Bill, on Thursday next, at One a Clock.
Sherrat's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Sherrat, Mother and Guardian in Socage of Nathaniel Smalley, an Infant, for and on the Behalf of the said Infant; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable Trustees to sell and dispose of the Inheritance of the Estate in the Petition mentioned, for paying Mortgages and other Debts affecting the same, and laying out the Surplus Money in the Purchase of other Lands, for the Benefit of the Infant:
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.
Hamilton versus L. Ormestoun.
Upon reading the Petition of John Hamilton of Bangour, an Infant, by Margaret Hamilton, his Guardian, Respondent to the Appeal of Adam Cokborne Lord Ormestoun and Dame Anne his Wife; praying, "That a short Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"
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 Twenty-fourth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.
Haltridge versus Sands; no Recognizance:
Whereas a Petition of Appeal of John Haltridge Esquire and Grace his Wife was presented to this House the Ninth of February last, from an Order or Decree made in Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, the Fifteenth Day of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven, in a Cause wherein Dame Charity Sands, Widow of Sir John Sands deceased, was Plantiff, and the Petitioners were Defendants; and whereas, by the Standing Rules of this House, Appellants ought, within Eight Days after any Appeal is received, to enter into a Recognizance to Her Majesty, of the Penalty of One Hundred Pounds, conditioned to pay such Costs to the Respondent in such Appeal as this House shall appoint; and the said John Haltridge having not entered into such Recognizance:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Appeal of John Haltridge and Grace his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Norwich Workhouse, Bill.
(fn. 1) Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday the Twentyfifth Day of this Instant March, at Twelve a Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum diem instantis Martii, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.