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 Jovis, 20 Martii.
Constable's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of John Constable, of Ockley, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, and Sarah his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Moiety, or full Half Part, of several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, lying in the said Parish of Ockley; and settling several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, lying in Wootton, in the said County, of greater Value, to the same Uses the said Estate in Ockley is now settled:
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.
Jolly to enter into a Recognizance for Robertson.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Robertson, of Strowan, Esquire; praying, "That Mr. Alexander Jolly may be allowed to enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioner, in relation to his Appeal depending in this House; his Residence being in Scotland, and his Affairs necessarily requiring his Continuance there:"
Ld. Ormestoun versus Hamilton.
Upon reading the Petition of Adam Cokburne Lord Ormestoun and Dame Anne his Wife; shewing, "That John Hamilton Esquire, Respondent to the Petitioners Appeal depending in this House, hath obtained an Order for hearing the same on Monday next; that the Petitioners Counsel are gone the Circuit, and the Proceedings in the Cause very long, and consist of several difficult Points; and praying, that, for instructing other Counsel in the said Cause, a further Day may be appointed for hearing thereof:"
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 Friday the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock; whereof the Petitioner is forthwith to cause Notice to be given to the said John Hamilton.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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."
Message to H. C. with it.
Crown Leases, enrolling, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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 Feefarm Rents, more easy."
Content Galley, a free Ship, Bill.
Sheriffs Accompts, Bill.
Message from H. C. to return the E. of Anglesey's Bill, with Amendments:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Exemplification of the Settlement made upon the Marriage of James Lord Annesley with the Lady Elizabeth Manners, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, Evidence on Hearings in Equity and Trials at Law;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Message to them, that the Lords agree to them.
Sir Patrick Home versus Sir Robert Home.
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 Thursday the Third Day of April next, at Eleven a Clock.