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, 23 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lawns, Canvas, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain a Clause in an Act of Parliament of the Tenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for laying several Duties upon all Soap and Paper made in Great Britain, or imported into the same; and upon chequered and striped Linens imported; and upon certain Silks, Callicoes, Linens, and Stuffs, printed, painted, or stained; and upon several Kinds of stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and upon certain printed Pamphlets and Advertisements; for raising the Sum of Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Way of a Lottery; and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned; so far as the said Act relates to Lawns, Canvas, Buckrams, Barras, and Silesia Neckcloths."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the following ones:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew Dudley and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for relieving William Paterson Esquire, out of the Equivalent-money, for what is due to him;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Goulding's Bill to confirm a Mortgage by L. Howe;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Davers and others:
To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Whitlocke and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, contained in the Marriage Settlement of Francis Cherry Gentlemen 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
and E. of Scarbrough & al. Bill for enclosing Lands in Thormorton; and for settling Smith's Lands.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Powlet and others:
To return the Bill, 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;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Trade with Spain to be considered.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next this House will take into Consideration the State of the Trade of this Kingdom with Spain and The West Indies; and the Lords to be summoned.
Causes put off.
Ordered, That the Cause appointed to be heard on Friday next be put off till Monday, and the other Causes removed One Day in Course.
E. Rochford takes his Seat.
This Day Frederick Earl of Rochford sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Brother William Earl of Rochford; and 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. to return Scroop's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Down and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Out Parts of the Estate of Simon Scroop Esquire, in the Counties of York and Nottingham, for Payment of his Debts; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Sir W. Barker versus Barker, Riggs, & al.;
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir William Barker, late of the Kingdom of Ireland, Baronet, from Two several Orders or Decrees made in the Court of Chancery, in the said Kingdom, the 7th Day of December 1702, and 27th Day of November 1707, and several Reports and Proceedings, in a Cause wherein Samuel Keck and William Barker Esquires were Complainants, and the said Sir William Barker the Appellant, Anne Riggs Window and Executrix of Edward Riggs Esquire, deceased, Allan Riggs Son and Heir of the said Edward Riggs, and John Freke Esquire, surviving Executor of Peircy Freke Esquire, were Defendants; praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answers of the said Anne Riggs, Allan Riggs, John Freke, and William Barker, put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
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 Orders, or Decrees, Reports, and Proceedings, therein complained of, be, and the same are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Appellant do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Respondents, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for their Costs in this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.