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 Veneris, 10 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bigg & al. Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Justice Powell and Mr. Justice Powys, to whom was referred the Petition of Thomas Bigg, Edward Collingwood, Edward Ward, and Charles Clark; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Payment of Debts and Legacies, and for Performance of the Trusts in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Mickleburgh versus Crispe:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Mickleburgh, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the One and Twentieth of July last, and the Answer of Samuel Crispe put in thereunto; and due Consideration had thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether this Decree shall be reversed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Mickleburgh, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, the One and Twentieth Day of July last, on the Behalf of Samuel Crispe, whereby the Appellant was decreed to accompt for the Tithes for his Cattle fed upon that Part of the Common called Mickle-fenn that lies in Ellingham; and also for Two Pence per Acre for Five Acres of Meadow in Ellingham: As also upon the Answer of Samuel Crispe put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of the Court of Exchequer, in the Appeal complained of, shall be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Plaintiff's Bill in the Court of Exchequer shall be dismissed, without Prejudice to his Right to the Modus of Two Pence per Acre for the Five Acres of Land in Ellingham.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.