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 Veneris, 26 Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Wright & al. versus Ramsay:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Wright Esquire, Gilbert Spearman Esquire, William Procter Esquire, and of Dame Jane Clavering, Widow and Relict of Sir John Clavering Baronet, deceased, on Behalf of herself and Sir James Clavering Baronet, Son and Heir of the said Sir John Clavering, an Infant, from several Orders of the Court of Chancery, and more especially from the Orders of the Twenty-sixth of April and Thirtieth of May last, made on the Behalf of William Ramsay Esquire; praying, "That the same may be set aside and discharged:" As also upon the Answer of the said William Ramsay put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
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 all the Orders therein complained of be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Andrews' Pet. for further Time for Lynch to make her Election.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Andrews Gentleman, Agent for and on Behalf of Mary Lynch Respondent to the Appeal of Denis Daly Junior, Esquire, and Ellin his Wife; setting forth, "That the said Respondent is so ill, that her Physicians despair of her Life; and therefore not capable of making a Declaration of her Election of taking a Third Part of the Estate of her First Husband George French, whereof she is dowable, or a Moiety of the Profits thereof, according to his last Will and Testament, in such Manner as this House were pleased to direct, on hearing of this Cause, on the Seventeenth Day of this instant August;" and praying, "That a further Day may be appointed, for the said Respondent to declare her Election as aforesaid:"
It is Ordered, That Time be allowed till To-morrow, to support the Allegations of the said Petition by Affidavit.
Loyalty in Scotland, for encouraging, &c. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants, in Scotland, who do and shall continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His Majesty King George; and for discouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants there, who have been, or shall be, guilty of rebellious Practices against His said Majesty; and for making void all fraudulent Entails, Tailzies, and Conveyances, made there, for barring or excluding the Effect of Forfeitures, that may have been, or shall be, incurred there on any such Account; as also for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estate or principal Residence are in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
River Kennet, Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Kennet navigable, from Newbury to Reading, in the County of Berks."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow Morning.
Liverpool Church, Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building and endowing a Church upon the Scite of the Castle of Liverpoole, held by Lease from the Dutchy of Lancaster; and for explaining a former Act for the building another Church there."
Then a Clause, by Way of Rider, was proposed to be added at the End of the Bill.
And the same, being Thrice read, was, with an Amendment, agreed by the House to be made Part of the said Bill.
And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meller and Mr. Dormer:
To carry down the said Bill; and acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Concurrence.
Milner & al. Sufferers by Fire, for Relief of, Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Anne Milner, Thomas Colemore, William Hunt, William Parrot, and others, as to Customs of Goods burnt or destroyed by the late Fire in Thames Street, London," was committed: "That they had considered thereof, gone through the same, and directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendment."
Gravier & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Peter Gravier and Theodore Boucher."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Augusti, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.