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, 9 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Abingdon takes the Oaths.
This Day Montagu Earl of Abingdon took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, and Witnesses sworn and examined to the Truth thereof.
E. of Salisbury takes his Seat.
This Day James Earl of Salisbury sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father James Earl of Salisbury; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Dolben and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Trade to The South Seas, granted by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, although the Capital Stock of the said Corporation should be redeemed;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
South Sea Company, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Trade to The South Seas, granted by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, although the Capital Stock of the said Corporation should be redeemed."
Queen to be attended with the Address.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That the Lords with White Staves had (according to Order) waited on Her Majesty, humbly to know Her Majesty's Pleasure, when She would be attended by this House with their Address; and that Her Majesty was pleased to appoint To-morrow, at One a Clock, at Her Palace of St. James's."
D. of Ormond's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable James Duke of Ormond, and Charles Earl of Arran his Brother, to convey to Her Majesty the Regalities, Franchises, Liberties, and Jurisdictions, in the County of Tiperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in order to their being extinguished in the Crown; and to enable Her Majesty to grant an Equivalent for the same."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, 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 the Bill, 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 committed: "That they had examined the Allegations thereof; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had made some Amendments to the Bill, and agreed to a Clause to be added thereunto."
Which Amendments were read Twice, and agreed to; and the said Clause ordered to be engrossed.
Nevis and St. Christopher Sufferers, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining several Clauses in an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, for the Relief of the Sufferers of the Islands of Nevis and St. Christopher, by reason of the Invasion of the French there, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Partis versus Egelsham, in Error.
The Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench brought up, in the usual Manner, a Writ of Error; wherein
Francis Partis is Plaintiff, and John Eglesham Defendant.
Ordered, That the said Plaintiff do assign Errors, upon the said Writ of Error, on or before Wednesday next.
Lillingston versus Constable & Ux.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Brigadier General Luke Lillingston, from an Order of the Court of Chancery, made the Sixteenth Day of May last, in a Cause wherein Marmaduke Constable and Elizabeth his Wife, and others, were Plaintiffs, against the said Luke Lillingston, as Administrator of his late Brother Major Gervas Lillingston, deceased, Defendant; praying, "That the said Order may be reversed, and the Petitioner's Exceptions to the Master's Report mentioned in the said Appeal may be allowed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Marmaduke Constable and his Wife 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 Luke Lillingston shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order therein complained of shall be, and the same is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Luke Lillingston shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Marmaduke Constable and his Wife, the Sum of Forty Pounds, for their Costs, in defending the said Appeal.
Dr. Dixon's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with George Dixon Doctor in Divinity, as he was Surety for his Father, while Receiver General for the County of Somerset and City of Bristol."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next.
Coggs' and Dann's Bill.
Whereas Saturday last was appointed for the House to be in a Committee, upon the Bill for making more effectual an Act, passed in the Eighth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, relating to the Estate and Effects of John Coggs and John Dann; and to hear One Counsel for the Creditors of the said Coggs and Dann, in relation to a Clause offered on Behalf of George Ball; as also to hear One Counsel for the said George Ball:
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Wednesday next, at Twelve a Clock; and that the Counsel for the said Creditors, as likewise Counsel for the said George Ball, may be then heard, before the said Committee.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum diem instantis Junii, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.