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 Martis, 31 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Thanks to Bp. St. Asaph, for his Sermon.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House shall be, and are hereby, given to the Lords Bishop of St. Asaph, for his Sermon preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church at Westminster; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Horton & al. versus Kirton & al.;
After hearing Counsel, the One and Twentieth Instant, upon the Petition and Appeal of Anne Horton Widow, Joshua Horton Senior, Joshua Horton Junior, and others, from a Decree and Judgement of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, the Sixteenth Day of May last, on the Behalf of Anthony Kirton and John Kirton; praying, "That the said Decree and Judgement may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of Anthony and John Kirton put in thereunto; and after hearing the Judges in this Case; and due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel on either Side:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Anne Horton, Joshua Horton Senior, Joshua Horton Junior, and other Appellants, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree and Judgement therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Peter Bettesworth Esquire, and the Trustees in his Marriage Settlement, to sell certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Southampton and Sussex, for Payment of his Debts; and to settle another Estate, of greater Yearly Value, for the better Provision for his Family," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Manors and Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Oxon, late the Inheritance of William Jennens Esquire, deceased, and by his Marriage Settlement conveyed to the Uses therein expressed, in Trustees, to be sold, for clearing several Incumbrances thereupon, precedent to the said Marriage Settlement; and investing the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in a Purchase of other Lands, to the like Uses as were limited by the said Marriage Settlement; and for vesting in the said Trustees such Estate and Interest as the said William Jennens, or the Trustees named in his Marriage Settlement, had in certain Lands, heretofore called The Marsh Lands, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Midd'x, subject to the several precedent Incumbrances thereupon, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said last mentioned Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Fifteenth of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Parke & al. 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 perfect Compositions with the Widow and Children of Richard Parke Merchant, deceased; and also with William Malet Esquire, as he was Surety for his Father while he was Receiver General for the County of Somerset and City of Bristol, pursuant to Two Acts of Parliament for that Purpose; and also to make a further Composition with Joseph Parke, as he was One of the Sureties for Samuel Pacey, late Receiver General for the County of Suffolke."
Then, it being proposed, "To commit the said Bill;"
And Debate thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) primum diem Februarii jam prox. futur. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.