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, 22 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. to return the Regins Professors in the Universities, &c. Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Whiteloke and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and rendering more effectual certain Letters Patents of King James the First, for annexing a Canonry and several Rectories to the Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford, and to the Regius Professor and Lady Margaret's Reader of Divinity in the University of Cambridge;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Calicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted, or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Papers, Pamphlets, and Advertisements, for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery, towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Chairs; and for charging certain Stocks of Cards and Dice; and for better securing Her Majesty's Duties to arise in the Office for the Stamp Duties, by Licenses for Marriages, and otherwise; and for Relief of Persons who have not claimed their Lottery Tickets in due Time, or have lost Exchequer Bills or Lottery Tickets; and for borrowing Money upon Stock (Part of the Capital of the South Sea Company), for the Use of the Public."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Dormer:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Sir T. Putt's Bill, for Sale of Lands in Netherex, &c.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands, in Netherex, Rew, Silverton, and Thorverton, in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had examined the Allegations thereof, and gone through the said Bill, with some Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Northfleet, Gravesend, &c. Road Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging, amending, and maintaining, the Road betwixt Northfleet, Gravesend, and Rochester, in the County of Kent."
Sir Pat. Home versus Sir Robert Home.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Causes between Sir Patrick Home and Sir Robert Home Baronets:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Causes, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday next, at Twelve a Clock.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with Her Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Her presently, in the House of Lords."
And the House of Commons, with their Speaker, being come; he, after a short Speech to Her Majesty, in relation to the Lottery Bill, delivered the same to the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, as follows; (videlicet,)
"An Act for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Calicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted, or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Papers, Pamphlets, and Advertisements; for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery, towards Her Majesty's Supply; and for licensing an additional Number of Hackney Chairs; and for charging certain Stocks of Cards and Dice; and for better securing Her Majesty's Duties to arise in the Office for the Stamp Duties, by Licenses for Marriages, and otherwise; and for Relief of Persons who have not claimed their Lottery Tickets in due Time, or have lost Exchequer Bills, or Lottery Tickets; and for borrowing Money upon Stock (Part of the Capital of the South Sea Company), for the Use of the Public."
To this Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"La Reine remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"2. An Act for enlarging the Time given to the Commissioners appointed by Her Majesty, pursuant to an Act for granting to Her Majesty several Duties on Coals, for building Fifty new Churches in and about the Cities of London and Westm'r, and Suburbs thereof, and other Purposes therein mentioned; and also for giving the said Commissioners farther Powers for better effecting the same; and for appointing Monies for re-building the Parish Church of St. Mary Woolnoth, in the City of London."
"3. An Act for better collecting and recovering the Duties granted for the Support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and for the further Benefit thereof; and for preserving Her Majesty's Harbour Moorings."
"4. An Act to restore the Patrons to their ancient Rights of presenting Ministers to the Churches vacant in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland."
"5. An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland, intituled, Act for discharging the Yule Vacance."
"6. An Act for repealing a Clause in the Statute made in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King James the First, intituled, An Act for the further Description of a Bankrupt, and Relief of Creditors against such as shall become Bankrupts; and for inflicting Corporal Punishment upon the Bankrupts, in some special Cases, which makes Descriptions of Bankrupts; and for the Explanation of the Laws relating to Bankruptey, in case of Partnership."
"7. An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twelve, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid; and for rectifying a Mistake in an Act passed this Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and false Musters; and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters; and for taking Accompts of Trophy-money formerly raised and collected."
"8. An Act for the more effectual preventing fraudulent Conveyances, in order to multiply Votes for electing Knights of Shires to serve in Parliament."
"9. An Act for regulating, improving, and encouraging, the Woollen Manufacture of mixed or medley Broad Cloth; and for the Payment of the Poor employed therein."
"10. 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."
"11. An Act for prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties, granted by an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of His late Majesty King William, intituled, An Act for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom."
"12. An Act to prevent Abuses in making Linen Cloth, and regulating the Lengths, Breadths, and equal sorting of Yarn, for each Piece made in Scotland; and for whitening the same."
"13. An Act for the reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned, for the preventing Mischiefs which may happen by Fire; for building and repairing County Gaols; for exempting Apothecaries from serving Parish and Ward Offices, and serving upon Juries; and relating to the returning of Jurors."
"14. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, by obliging their Creditors to accept the utmost Satisfaction they are capable to make, and restoring them to their Liberty."
"15. An Act for the Relief of Merchants importing Prize Goods from America."
"16. 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."
"17. An Act for repairing the Highway between a certain Place called Kilburn Bridge, in the County of Midd'x, and Sparrows Hern, in the County of Hertford."
"18. An Act for making the River Avon, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, navigable, from the City of Bath, to or near Hanham's Mills."
"19. An Act for the better repairing and amending the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, and the Road called The Pye Road, in the County of Suffolk."
"20. An Act for the better supplying the Town of Boston, in the County of Lincoln, with fresh Water."
"21. An Act for compleating a Chapel of Ease in the Lower Town of Deal, in the County of Kent, by a Duty on Water-borne Coals to be brought into the said Town."
To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"La Reine le veult."
"22. An Act for confirming and rendering more effectual certain Letters Patents of King James the First, for annexing a Canonry and several Rectories to the Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford, and to the Regius Professor and Lady Margaret's Reader of Divinity in the University of Cambridge."
"23. An Act for enabling James Griffin Esquire, and Edward Griffin Son and Heir Apparent of the said James Griffin, to raise Money, to pay the Debts of the said James; and to make a Settlement, for the Benefit of themselves and their Family."
"24. An Act to enable the Honourable Algernon Grevile Esquire to make a Settlement of his Estate, in the several Counties of York and Warwick, pursuant to Agreements made by him on his Marriage with the Honourable Mary Somerset his now Wife."
"25. 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."
"26. An Act for ascertaining and establishing the Glebe Land, Tithes, and other Profits, of the Rectory of Gothurst, in the County of Bucks."
"27. An Act for Sale of the Manor of Dalham, and other Manors and Hereditaments, in the County of Suffolk, and elsewhere, late the Estate of Symon Patrick Clerk, deceased, for the several Purposes therein mentioned."
"28. 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."
"29. An Act to enable Trustees to cut and sell Timber on the Estate late of Anthony Henley Esquire, deceased; and for applying the Money thereby arising, towards Payment of his Younger Children's Portions, provided by his Marriage Settlement; and also for transferring certain Estates, by the same Settlement now vested in Richard Norton Esquire, to other Trustees, on the same Trusts."
"30. An Act for making a perpetual Augmentation to the Vicarage of Duloe, in the County of Cornwall, out of the Tithes and Profits of the Rectory of Duloe."
"31. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate late of Edw'd 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."
"32. An Act for enabling Edward Southwell Esquire to grant certain Houses and Lands, in the County of Gloucester, to Joshua Franklyn, of Bristol, Merchant, for a Term of Years, in order to the better Improvement thereof, and of other adjacent Lands of the said Edward Southwell."
"33. An Act to enable Owen Thomas Bromsall Gentleman to sell divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Bedford, for the Purposes therein mentioned."
"34. An Act for vesting the Estate late of Bartholomew Van Homrigh Esquire, deceased, lying in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to be sold."
"35. An Act for selling certain Lands, Part of the Manor of Wightfield, alias Whitesield, 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."
"36. An Act to enable William Western Esquire, an Infant, to make a Settlement of his Estate upon his Marriage, notwithstanding his Infancy."
"37. An Act for Sale of the Manors of North Court and Boynton, in the Parish of Swingfield, in the County of Kent, Part of the Estate of Richard Gomeldon Esquire, for discharging Incumbrances."
"38. An Act for confirming to Agmondisham Vesey Esquire, and his Children, the Benefit intended by an Act passed in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for their Relief; and for discharging him and them of the Rents and Profits of their Estate, incurred before the passing of the said Act."
"39. An Act to explain an Act made in the Seventh Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with the Sureties of Samuel Pacey, deceased, late Receiver General of the County of Suffolk, so far as it relates to Joseph Pake, One of the said Sureties."
"40. An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury of Great Britain, for the Time being, to compound with the Executor of Michael Wicks Esquire, late Receiver General of the Plantation Duties in the Port of London, as the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury of England, were, by a former Act of Parliament, enabled to do with the said Michael Wicks himself."
"41. An Act to make free The Content Galley, a running Ship, taken from the French, and condemned as Prize."
"42. An Act for making the Ship Success a free Ship."
To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
E. of Strafford introduced:
Thomas Lord Raby being, by Letters Patents, dated Quarto Die Septembris, Decimo Annæ Reginæ, created Viscount Wentworth and Earl of Strafford, was (this Day) in his Robes, introduced, between the Lord Treasurer and the Lord Steward (also in their Robes); the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Clarencieux, officiating for Garter King at Arms, carrying the said Letters Patents, preceding.
His Lordship presented the same to the Lord Keeper, on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered them to the Clerk; and the same were read at the Table.
His Writ of Summons was also read, and is as follows; (videlicet,)
His Writ of Summons.
"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Strafford, Salutem. Cum Parliamentum Nostrum, pro arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. nunc congregatum existit; vobis, sub Fide & Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri, super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur.; et hoc sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni et Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.
"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Decimo Sexto Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.
Then his Lordship was placed on the lower End of the Earls Bench; and came to the Table, and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
L. Bellew's Bill.
After reading the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Bill relating to the Lord Bellew:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Sale of Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Bellew of the Kingdom of Ireland, vested in Trustees by an Act of Parliament lately passed in the said Kingdom."
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 Friday the Sixth Day of June next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Clarke Bailiff, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for arresting John Rocket, menial Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Osborne; expressing his Sorrow for the said Offence, and begging Pardon for the same; and praying to be discharged out of Custody:
Whereupon, the Petitioner being called in, and, on his Knees, reprimanded at the Bar by the Lord Keeper; it is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Clark shall be, and he is hereby, discharged (paying his Fees); and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Die Veneris, 13 Junii, 1712, Hitherto examined by us,