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 Mercurii, 4 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ministers in Scotland, Abjuration Oath, Bill.
Hodie 1a. vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for the Ministers in Scotland to take the Abjuration Oath."
Noble's Acceptance of the Trust in Palmer's Bill.
Thomas Noble Gentleman, being appointed a Trustee, in the Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease made by Jeffery Palmer and Robert Palmer Esquires, for a further Provision for Payment of the Debts of the said Jeffery Palmer," was this Day called in; and, at the Bar, declared his Acceptance of the Trust reposed in him by the said Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for vesting the Estate and Effects of John Coggs and John Dann, Goldsmiths and Copartners, in Trustees, for the speedier Payment of their Creditors; and for determining Differences thereupon; and for the more effectual vesting the Estates and Effects of Thomas Pitkin and Thomas Brerewood, still standing out, in Trustees, for the Use and Benefit of the Creditors of the said John Coggs and John Dann."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Ball's Petition for a Clause to it.
Upon reading the Petition of George Ball; shewing, "That, by virtue of an Order made by this House, and several Orders of the Court of Chancery, there is due to the Petitioner, from the Estate of John Coggs, deceased, a considerable Sum of Money; and that, by the Bill brought into this House relating to the Estate and Effects of the said John Coggs, the said Orders will be impeached, and the Petitioner deprived of his just Debts; and praying, that a Clause may be added to the said Bill, to save the Petitioner's Right to the Estate and Effects of the said Coggs:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that their Lordships are hereby empowered to receive a Clause on the Petitioner's Behalf.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ward and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Royal African Company of England, and their Creditors;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
African Company Creditors, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making effectual such Agreement as shall be made between the Royal African Company of England, and their Creditors."
Messages from H. C. to return Thorndon and Ingrave Churches for uniting, Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Comins and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for uniting the Parish Churches of Thorndon and Ingrave, in the County of Essex;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Highgate and Barnet Road Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Berners and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highway between Highgate Gatehouse, in the County of Middlesex, and Barnet Blockhouse, in the County of Hertford;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made thereto.
and Vyner's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bracebridge and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Lands in Battlesdon, in the County of Bedford, in John Hillersdon Esquire and his Heirs, discharged of several Uses and Estates to which they are now limited; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, in the same County, to the same Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Sir William Hodges' Lottery Tickets Bill:
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets to pay to Sir William Hodges Baronet the Money due upon Fourteen Tickets in the said Lottery."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, "That they had heard Counsel, pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday, in relation to the said Bill; and had gone through the same, and made some Amendments thereunto."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets to pay to Sir William Hodges Baronet the Money due upon Fourteen Tickets in the said Lottery."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Dormer:
To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto their Lordships desire their Concurrence.
Robertson versus Robertson:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Alexander Robertson, of Strowan, Esquire, from an Interlocutor, or Decree, of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, pronounced the Twenty-ninth of December last, and several subsequent Interlocutors, on the Behalf of Margaret (fn. 1) Robinson his Sister; praying Relief against the same: As also upon the Answer of the said Margaret Robertson put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of the said Alexander Robertson shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Interlocutors, or Decrees, therein complained of, shall be, and are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Alexander Robertson shall forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Margaret Robertson, the Sum of Forty Pounds Sterling, for her Costs sustained in defending the said Appeal.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Junii, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.