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 Lunæ, 2 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Jones to enter into Recognizance for O'Hara;
The House being moved, "That William Jones Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Charles O'Hara Esquire, on his Appeal depending in this House, he being in Ireland:"
It is Ordered, That the said William Jones may enter into a Recognizance for the said Charles O'Hara accordingly; provided no reasonable Objection appears to the Sufficiency of his Security.
and Dawson for L. Viscount. Mont-Cashell.
The like Order for Joshua Dawson Esquire, to enter into a Recognizance for James Lord Viscount MontCashell an Infant, and Katherine Lady Viscountess MontCashell, upon their Appeal, under the same Proviso.
Stevenson versus Fife.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Catherine Stevenson, lawful Daughter to Robert Stevenson of Chesters, deceased, and Mr. James Gillon Advocate, her Husband, for his Interest; complaining of several Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the Third and Nineteenth Days of February 1714 / 15, and of the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Days of July 1715, made on the Behalf of Gilbert, Mary, and Eupham Fife, Children to Gilbert Fife deceased, late One of the Bailifts of Edinburgh; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that another Interlocutor of the said Lords, of the Seventeenth Day of December 1714, may be affirmed; and that the Petitioners may have such other Relief as to this House shall seem meet; and, in order thereunto, that the said Gilbert, Mary, and Eupham Fife, and their Tutors and Curators, may answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, That the said Gilbert, Mary, and Eupham Fife, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant December.
Sheppardson's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Shippardson Esquire and Margaret his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable them to make Sale of an Estate in Studley Roger, in the Parish of Rippon, and County of York, which was the Inheritance of the said Margaret, freed and discharged from the Uses thereof limited by the Petitioner's Marriage Settlement; and to settle an Estate at East Mourton, in the County of Durham, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses:
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 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.
His Majesty's Answer, to the Congratulation on the Birth of the Young Princes.
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lords with White Staves, pursuant to the Order of this House on Wednesday last, had humbly waited on His Majesty, to congratulate His Majesty on the happy Occasion of the late Delivery of the Princess, of the young Prince; and that His Majesty was pleased to say;
"He thanks the House of Lords, for their Congratulation upon this happy Occasion; and takes it very kindly."
The Prince's Answer.
The Duke of Somerset reported, "That he and the Duke of Devonshire (according to Order) had waited on their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Message from this House, to congratulate their Royal Highnesses on the like happy Occasion; and that his Royal Highness the Prince was pleased to return the following Answer:
"I thank the Lords for this Message. I have been so often a Witness of their Duty to the King my Father, and their Zeal for the Protestant Succession, that I am fully persuaded the Birth of my Son must be very agreeable to them."
The Princess's Answer.
The Duke of Somerset also reported, "That her Royal Highness the Princess was likewise pleased to return this Answer to the said Message; videlicet,
"That she had been often sensible of the particular Regard their Lordships always had for her."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.