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, 1 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Schonburg takes the Oaths.
This Day Mainberdt Duke of Schonburg 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 Mr. Hutchinson and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Tobacco Trade;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Edinburgh Highways, Bill:
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for upholding and repairing the Bridges and Highways in the County of Edinburgh."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Delawar reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for upholding and repairing the Bridges and Highways in the County of Edinburgh."
The Question was pat, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Massage was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Fellowes:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Barker versus Barker.
The House being moved, on Behalf of the Respondents to the Appeal of Sir William Barker Baronet, That a Day may be appointed for hearing this Cause:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Tenth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock.
Sir Rob. Home versus Sir Pat. Home.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Home Baronet; shewing, "That Sir Patrick Home Baronet, Respondent to the Petitioner's Appeal, was ordered to answer thereunto on or before the Twenty-fifth of the last Month, but delays so to do;" and praying, That a certain Day may be appointed, for him to put in his said Answer; and a short Day for hearing:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Respondent do put in his Answer to the said Appeal on Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock.
E. of Scarbrough & al. Bill for enclosing Lands in Thormarton; and for settling Smith's Lands:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for parting and enclosing Two great Open Common Fields, and a large Open Greensward Common Down, lying and being in the Manor and Parish of Thormarton, alias Farmington, in the County of Gloucester; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Fellowes:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
House to be called.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Thursday next this House shall be called over; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
L. Blantyre versus Currie:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Walter late Lord Blantyre, deceased, and George Seaton, of Barnes, Esquire, brought into this House the last Session of Parliament, complaining of several Interlocutory Sentences of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, as Commissioners for planting of Kirks, on the Behalf of Mr. John Currie, Minister of Haddington; and praying, "That the same may be reversed;" which Appeal, pursuant to the Petition of Robert now Lord Blantyre, Brother and Heir to the said late Lord Blantyre, was, on the Ninth Day of April last, revived, and the said John Currie ordered to answer; and he accordingly putting in his Answer; and due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel in this Cause:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Interlocutory Sentences, or Decrees, therein complained of, be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Tobacco Trade, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Tobacco Trade."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that some of the Commissioners of the Customs do then attend this House; and that a Copy of the said Bill be transmitted to the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations; and that they do return their Opinion to this House of the Tobacco Trade.
Lady Kingston's Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of the Right Honourable Rachel Lady Kingston, for Leave to bring in a Bill, was referred:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Rachel Lady Kingston, an Infant, to make a Lease of Part of her Jointure Estate, notwithstanding her Infancy."
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of Frederick Hamilton Esquire and others, for Leave to bring in a Bill, was referred:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Frederick Hamilton Esquire certain Lands and Hereditaments in the Kingdom of Ireland, purchased by him of the Executors of Joseph Ivie Esquire deceased; and for the enrolling several Deeds and Conveyances made by his Grace the Duke of Ormonde to the said Joseph Ivie deceased, and to his said Executors, of Lands and Hereditaments within the said Kingdom, which have been neglected to be enrolled within the Times limited by former Acts of Parliament."
Standing Orders, concerning Appeals and Writs of Error.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for taking into Consideration the Standing Orders of this House, in relation to Appeals and Writs of Error:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will take into Consideration the said Standing Orders on Monday next; and that some of the Judges of each Court do then attend this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, secundum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.