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 Mercurii, 21 Martii.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, C.P.S.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster & Kest. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes (fn. 1) Strafford.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. St. John.
L. Teynham takes his Seat.
This Day Henry Lord Teynham sat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Christopher Lord Teynham; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Bp. Bangor takes the Oaths.
E. of Wintoun's Trial to be printed.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Proceedings in the Trial of George Earl of Wintoun, upon the Impeachment of High Treason exhibited against him by the House of Commons, be printed and published; and that there be prefixed to the same, an Account of the several Days or Times when the said Impeachment was brought up, when the said Earl's Answer was put in to the said Impeachment, and when the Commons replied to the said Answer; together with the several Orders, in Course of Time, preparatory to the said Earl's Trial.
Turner versus Smith & al.:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Turner, Rector and Vicar of the Parish Church of Coverham, in the County of York, and Diocese of Chester; complaining of a Dismission of his Bill by the Court of Exchequer, in Trinity Term last, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and William Smith, George Wray, Francis Watson, and others, were Defendants; and praying Relief and Redress therein: As also upon the Answer of the said William Smith, George Wray, and Francis Watson, 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 the Dismission of the Appellant's Bill therein complained of be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Counsel who signed the Appeal, to be attached.
Notice being taken, "That the said Appeal is signed by William Hancock and Nathaniel Haggatt as Counsel, who did not attend at the Bar to plead for the Appellant, nor were they concerned in the Cause in the Court of Exchequer;" and the Standing Order of this House, of the Third of March, 1697, in relation to Counsel's signing Appeals, being read:
It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said William Hancock and Nathaniel Haggatt, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Late E. of Winton's Friends, Leave to visit him.
Haldane to enter into Recognizance for Gregory.
Upon reading the Petition of David Gregory of Kinnardy Esquire; praying, "In regard his Circumstances require his Attendance in Scotland, that Patrick Haldane Esquire may enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioner, on account of his Appeal depending in this House:"
White's Nat. Bill.
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, from The Stone's-end, in the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road, in the Parish of Endfield, in the same County, next to the Parish of Cheshunt, in the County of Hertford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Commissioners Accompts, Bill.
Whereas Yesterday was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to appoint a Commissioner, for taking, examining, and stating, the Debts due to the Army, in the room of Thomas Smith Esquire, deceased; and for continuing the former Act until the Tenth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen:"