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 Mercurii, 2 Junii.
Thanks to the Bp. of Chester, for his Sermon.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Chester, for his Sermon preached before this House, in the Abbey Church, Westm'r, on the Twenty-ninth of May last; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of William Brown, an Infant, lying in the Parishes of Bridgewater, Northpetherton, and Western Zoyland, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of a Mortgage, and other Debts and Legacies," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Mother of the said Infant (the only Party concerned therein) had given her Consent; and that the Committee had made some Amendments to the Bill."
Lady Haversham versus Lord Haversham:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Right Honourable Martha Lady Dowager Haversham, Widow, Relict, and Executrix, of the Right Honourable John Lord Haversham, deceased, from a Decree pronounced in the Court of Chancery the Eleventh Day of December last, in the several Causes wherein the Appellant was Complainant, against the Right Honourable Maurice Lord Haversham, Arthur Earl of Anglesey and Mary his Countess, Sir John Every and Martha his Wife, Thomas Armstrong and Frances his Wife, John Bickford and Dorothea his Wife, Althomea Thompson, Joseph Grange and Elizabeth his Wife, Thomas Gregory and Helena his Wife, and several others, were Defendants; and wherein the said Maurice Lord Haversham was Complainant, against the Appellant and others Defendants; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed:" As also upon the Answers of the said Maurice Lord Haversham and Althomea Thompson 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 Petition and Appeal of the said Martha Lady Dowager Haversham be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the said Decree therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Lady Kingston's Bill.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant May, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Goulding & al. Bill to confirm a Mortgage by Lord How.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the rendering valid and effectual Two several Indentures of Demise and Mortgage, executed by Scrope late Lord Viscount How in the Kingdom of Ireland, deceased, by virtue of a former Act of Parliament, made for enabling him thereunto, notwithstanding some Defects therein."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Francis Cherry Gentleman, deceased, and Elizabeth his Wife, and for converting the same into Ready Money, for the Benefit of his Wife and Children; and for the Sale of divers other Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the Payment of the Debts of the said Francis Cherry, and of the Debts of William Cherry Esquire, deceased, and other Purposes in the said Act mentioned."
Message to H. C. with the Two last Bills.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
Schism, to prevent the Growth of, Bill.
Ambrose Brown's Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Petition of Ambrose Browne, of Buckland, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, and others, for Leave to bring in a Bill, was referred:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Ambrose Browne Esquire and others to make Sale of the Manor of Bayham, in the Counties of Sussex and Kent; and to settle other Lands and Tenements, in the County of Surrey, to the same Uses as the said Manor of Bayham now stands settled."
Hodie 2a 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."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the same Committee to whom the Bill, 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," is committed.
Eymer's Nat. Bill.
Dupree's Nat. Bill.
The Lord Howard of Escrick reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Samuel Dupree," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."