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, 25 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Potts and Bendlowes versus Everard et al.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Peter Potts Gentleman and Thomas Bendlowes Esquire, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer Chamber, the 22d Day of February 1709, and several Orders and Reports grounded thereupon, and made subsequent thereto, in a Cause wherein Mary Everard Widow, Thomas Collingwood and Mary his Wife, Daughter of the said Mary Everard, were Complainants, and the Appellants and others Defendants; praying the Reversal of the said Decrees, Reports, Orders, and Proceedings: As also upon the Answer of the said Mary Everard, Thomas Collingwood and Mary his Wife, put in thereunto; Counsel appearing for the Respondents, but no Counsel for the Appellants; and Oath being made of the regular Service of the Order of this House, for hearing the said Cause:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees, Orders, Reports, and Proceedings, therein complained of, shall be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellants shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of Sixty Pounds, for their Costs.
Dawson et al. versus Franklyn.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Dawson, Richard Gough, Roger Braddyll, and Richard Martin, against a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, on or about the Eleventh Day of May last, in certain Causes, wherein the Petitioners William Dawson, Richard Gough, and Roger Braddyll, were Complainants, and William Franklyn Defendant; and the said William Franklyn Complainant, and all the Petitioners Defendants; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; and that William Franklyn may answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Franklyn may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Thursday, the Second Day of July next, at Eleven a Clock.
Melton Rectories to unite, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for uniting and consolidating the Rectories, Advowsons, and Parishes, of Melton St. Mary's and Melton All Saints, in the Diocese of Norwich, in the County of Norfolk."
Report, Commissioners Trade, in relation to the Rule not in Tariff of 1664.
The Lord Guilford acquainted the House, "That the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations had received Her Majesty's Commands, to lay before this House the Rule mentioned in the Ninth Article of the Treaty of Commerce with France, for Payment of any Duties in any Provinces not particularly mentioned in the Tariff of 1664." And said,
"That those Provinces are called Les Provinces Estrangeres; and, not being particularly mentioned in the said Tariff of 1664, suffered no Alteration by it; but depend upon so many different Tariffs made before that Time, that it is impossible to prepare so particular an Account of the several Duties in the said Provinces, as is necessary to lay before their Lordships, before the End of the Session; but that Care is taken for preparing the same as soon as may be."
Committee to examine what Port Books are in the Exchequer.
The House being moved, "To appoint a Committee to examine what Port Books are in the Queen's Remembrancer's Office in the Exchequer."
Lords Committees appointed to inquire into the State and Condition of the Queen's Remembrancer's Books, and the Port Books belonging to the Commissioners of the Customs, in relation to Trade and Commerce with France, since the Year 1660; and, having sent for and heard such Persons as they shall think proper, are to report to the House what they find relating thereunto.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow Morning, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
African Trade Bill.
The House (according to Order) resumed the adjourned Debate on Tuesday last, in relation to the Commitment of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing the Trade to Africa free and open to all Her Majesty's Subjects of Great Britain and the Plantations."
And it being moved, "That the Bill be committed:"
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Seven 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.
Ordered, That the Papers laid before this House Yesterday, from the Commissioners of Trade, be referred to the said Committee.
Upon reading the Petition of John Gardiner, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for having arrested the Lord Bellendine, a Peer of Great Britain; humbly imploring the Pardon of this House for his Offence, and praying to be discharged:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Gardiner shall be, and he is hereby, discharged (paying his Fees); and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.