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 Sabbati, 18 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Queen to be attended with Address of both Houses.
The Earl of Cholmondeley acquainted the House, That (pursuant to Order) he waited on Her Majesty; and that Her Majesty has appointed to be attended, with the Address of both House, at Six a Clock this Evening, at Her Place at St. James's."
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
Scott's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of George Scott, of Scotts Hall, in the County of Kent, Esquire, and Cecilia his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for vesting the Premises in the Petition mentioned in Trustees, to be sold; and making a new Provision for the Jointure of the Petitioner Cecilia, in such Manner as to this House shall seem meet:
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 Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Baron Bury; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
E. of Stamford versus Sir John Hobart.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Earl of Stamford and Mary Countess of Stamford his Wife, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Nineteenth Day of December last, on the Behalf of Sir John Hobart Baronet; and praying, "That the said Decree may be set aside and reversed; and that the Draught of the Conveyance in the Petition mentioned may be allowed, and settled by the Master in Chancery; and that the Service of this Order upon the Respondent's Clerk in Court may be good Service, and all Proceedings stayed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir John Hobart may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Service of this Order upon the Respondent's Clerk in Chancery shall be good Service in order thereunto, and all Proceedings in the said Cause stayed.
Sir Christopher Wren attends.
Peers Tickets for the Trail, Committee to consider of.
Doctor Sacheverel's Trial appointed:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Monday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant February shall be, and is hereby, appointed for the Trial of Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity, in Westminster Hall, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, for the high Crimes and Misdemenors whereof he stands impeached by the House of Commons.
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
To let them know, that the Lords had appointed Monday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, for the Trial of Henry Sacheverell Doctor in Divinity, before their Lordships, in Westm'r Hall.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the several Manors and Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Oxon, late the Inheritance of William Jennens Esquire, deceased, and by his Marriage Settlement conveyed to the Uses therein expressed, in Trustees, to be sold, for clearing several Incumbrances thereupon, precedent to the said Marriage Settlement; and investing the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in a Purchase of other Lands, to the like Uses as were limited by the said Marriage Settlement; and for vesting in the said Trustees such Estate and Interest as the said William Jennens, or the Trustees named in his Marriage Settlement, had in certain Lands, heretofore called The Marsh Lands, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Midd'x, subject to the several precedent Incumbrances thereupon, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."