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 Jovis, 21 Aprilis.
Lords take the Oaths.
Likewise, Daniel Earl of Nottingham Lord President of the Council, and Montagu Earl of Abingdon, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; their Lordships first severally delivering Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, and Witnesses were sworn and examined to the Truth thereof.
Cook's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cooke, of Chishull, in the County of Essex, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of so much of the Estates in the Petition mentioned, as may discharge the Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes in the Petition expressed:
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 the Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Powys; 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.
Trenchard & al. Petition referred to Judges; former Petition defective.
Upon reading the Petition of George Trenchard Esquire Son and Heir of Sir John Trenchard Knight, deceased, and Mary his Wife, Daughter and Heir of Thomas Trenchard, of Wolverton, in the County of Dorset, Esquire, deceased, Elizabeth the Relict of the said Thomas, Henry Trenchard Esquire One of the Devisees of the said Thomas, and John TrenchardEsquire Third Son of the said Sir John Trenchard; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Renewal of Leases, and for raising Four Thousand Pounds Portion for the Petitioner Mary, and other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of this Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the same Judges as the former Petition of the several Parties abovementioned was, by Order of this House, of the Fourth Instant referred, with the same Directions; the said Petition being defective
Touchet, Leave to amend his Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition of James Touchett Esquire; setting forth, "That, on the Thirtieth of the last Month, he preferred an Appeal to this House, from a Decree of Dismission made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and, by Mistake, inserted that the said Decree was on the Second Day of December1713, whereas the same was not pronounced till the Eighth of the same Month; as also, that he exhibited a Supplemental Bill in the Year 1710, whereas the same was exhibited in the Year 1711;" and praying, "That he may have Leave to amend his Appeal in the Dates or Times therein mistaken as aforesaid:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave to amend his said Appeal, as desired; and that he do forthwith give Notice to the Respondents, that they may amend their Copy thereof accordingly.
Lord Digby's Petition, Committee revived:
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee to whom the Petition of William Lord Digby of the Kingdom of Ireland, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confining the Person of John Digby, the Petitioner's eldest Son, and debarring him from his Father's Honour and Estate, and making some other reasonable Provision for the said John Digby, in such Manner, as to this House shall seem meet, was referred, be revived; and meet at the Rising of the House.
His Majesty consents to the House proceeding on it.
The Lord President signified to the House, "That His Majesty, having been acquainted with this Matter, was graciously pleased to consent, that this House may determine therein as shall be thought just."