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, 13 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bigg & al. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to recover the Personal Estates of William Bigg and Isabel Bigg, now vested in John Bigg, a Lunatic, their Son and Heir, and Executor of his Father, for the Payment of Debts and Legacies."
After reading, and considering, the further Report of the Judges, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Trustees to raise Part of the Portions designed for the Younger Children of Clifton Packe Esquire, deceased, and Penelope his Wife, by their Marriage Settlement:"
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Trustees to raise Part of the Portions designed for the Younger Children of Clifton Packe Esquire, deceased, and Penelope his Wife, by their Marriage Settlement."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
L. Say and Seale's Pet. for a Writ of Summons:
The Earl of Sunderland, by Her Majesty's Command, delivered a Petition of the Lord Viscount Say and Seale, with Her Majesty's Reference thereupon.
Which was read, as follows:
"To the Queen's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of Lawrence Lord Viscount Say and Seale;
"That Your Majesty's Royal Ancestor King James the First, in the Twenty-second Year of His Reign, granted to Your Petitioner's Grandfather William, then Baron Say and Seale, the Honour and Dignity of a Viscount of England, by the Name of Lord Viscount Say and Seale, to him and the Heirs Males of his Body.
"That Your Petitioner's said Grandfather had Four Sons; (videlicet,) James, Nathanael, John, and Richard; and Your Petitioner's Grandfather, dying soon after the Restoration of King Charles the Second, was succeeded in that Honour by his Son James; who, dying without Issue Male, was succeeded in the said Honour by William, then the only Son and Heir of Nathanael the Second Son, who died in the Life-time of his Brother James.
"That the said William died in 1698, and was succeeded in that Honour by Nathanael, his only Son, who died lately without Issue; and the same Honour and Dignity is thereby develoved upon Your Petitioner (the only Issue Male of John, the Third Son of the First Lord Viscount Say and Seale).
"That Your Petitioner, having a Right to sit in Parliament, most humbly prays, that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to direct a Writ of Summons to be issued, for calling Your Petitioner into the House of Peers.
"And Your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
"Say and Seale."
"We are graciously pleased to refer this Petition to the House of Peers, to take the Petitioner's Claim and Title into their Consideration, and to do and determine thereupon what shall be found just and right.
"Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Eleventh Day of February 17 09/10, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.
"By Her Majesty's Command.
L. Say and Seale's Pet. referred to Committee of Privileges.
Upon reading the Petition of Lawrence Lord Viscount Say and Seale, presented to Her Majesty, and by Her Majesty referred to this House; shewing, "That he hath a Right to sit in Parliament; and praying a Writ of Summons to Parliament:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to hear the Petitioner, and report their Opinions thereupon to the House; which Committee is to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock, in the House of Peers.
Ly. Plunket versus Bp. of Dromore.
Whereas To-morrow was appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Dame Elizabeth Plunket is Appellant, and Tobias Lord Bishop of Dromore is Respondent:
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Greenshield's Pet. from a Sentence of the Magistrates of Edinburgh.
A Petition of James Greenshields Clerk, from a Sentence of the Magistrates of Edinburgh, being offered to the House:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Thursday next this House will take into Consideration, whether the said Petition shall be read; and that all the Judges do then attend the House; and all the Lords summoned.
Dr. Sacheverel, Counsel and Solicitor assigned him.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity; shewing, "That, on the Seventeenth of January last, Mr. Serjeant Pratt, Sir Simon Harcourt, Mr. Phipps, and Mr. Raymond, were allowed to be Counsel, to assist him in making his Defence to the Impeachment exhibited against him; some of them, conceiving themselves not sufficiently assigned, have returned their Fees to him, and refused to assist him;" and praying, "That this House will be pleased to assign him Sir Simon Harcourt, Mr. Dod, Mr. Phipps, Mr. Dee, and Doctor Henchman, to be his Counsel; and also Mr. Huggins to be his Solicitor, to assist him at his Trial:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Simon Harcourt, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Phipps, Mr. Dee, and Doctor Henchman, shall be, and are hereby, assigned Counsel for the Petitioner, at his Trial; and Mr. Huggins his Solicitor.
Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, Bill:
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufactures, by encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn."
After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Delawarr reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufactures, by encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Gery and Mr. Rogers:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
North'ton and Stoke Goldington Highways, Bill.
The Lord Halifax reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horseshoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks, and Town of Northampton," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.