Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 17 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
E. Strafford's Answer sent to the Commons.
The House being informed, "That a true Copy of the Answer of Thomas Earl of Strafford, to the Articles of Impeachment for high Crimes and Misdemeanors, exhibited against him by the House of Commons, was prepared, pursuant to the Direction of this House:"
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lovibond:
To carry down the Copy of the said Answer, and to leave the same with that House.
Dalziel, Leave to visit the Earl of Carnwath.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Earl of Carnwath; praying, "That Colonel Thomas Dalziel may have Liberty of Access to the Petitioner, during such Time, before Thursday next, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"
Ordered, That the said Colonel Dalziel may have Access to the Petitioner, at any seasonable Hour, before the Sitting of this House, To-morrow.
Lloyd et Ux. versus Burton.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Lloyd Gentleman and Mary his Wife; complaining of a Decree made by the Master of the Rolls the Third Day of July 1713, and the Confirmation thereof by the late Lord Chancellor on the Fourteenth Day of November following, in certain Causes, wherein Cornelius Burton, an Infant, by Sarah Burton his Mother and Prochein Amy, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioners Defendants, et è contra; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; or that this House will direct an Issue at Law, to try whether the Writing in the Pleadings mentioned, purporting to be a Surrender, was duly executed and presented; and if so, whether the same was not re-called:"
It is Ordered, That the said Cornelius and Sarah Burton may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.
Blake to enter into Recognizance for Kirwan.
The House being moved, "That Oliver Blake Esquire may be allowed to enter into a Recognizance for John and Simon Kirwan, upon their Appeal depending in this House, they being in Ireland:"
It is Ordered, That the said Oliver Blake may enter into a Recognizance for the said John and Simon Kirwan, as desired.
D. Bolton takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Duke of Bolton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.