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, 3 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Dorset's Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, late of Charles Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, whereof James late Duke of Ormond, at the Time of his Attainder, was seised, as surviving Trustee named in the Will of the said Earl, in new Trustees and their Heirs, upon the same Trusts," was committed: That they had considered thereof, and found the Allegations therein to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Burlington Piers, Bill.
The Order of the Day being read, for the House to be put into a Committee, to consider further of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive and continue an Act of the Eighth and Ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William, for Repair of the Piers of Bridlington, alias Burlington, in the East Riding of the County of Yorke," and for laying before this House certain Letters Patents, mentioned in the said Act of the Eighth and Ninth Year of His late Majesty, granted by King James the First, bearing Date the Twentieth of September in the 21st Year of His Reign; whereby the Manor of Bridlington, alias Burlington, aforesaid, was given to John then Earl of Holderness, and his Heirs and Assigns for ever, upon the Conditions therein expressed:
And the House being moved, "That a Particular of the Lands, and the Yearly Value thereof, which are comprized in the aforementioned Letters Patents, be laid before this House, before the Committee proceed further on the Bill:"
The Solicitor for the said Bill was called in, and examined, at the Bar, touching the said Lands.
Ordered, That a Particular of the Lands, with their present Denomination, and an Account of the present Yearly Value thereof, which are comprized in the said Letters Patents, be laid before this House, in order to the proceeding further upon the said Bill.
Malt, &c. Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen; and for compelling several Receivers to finish and clear their Accompts; and for making Duplicates of Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims to certain Benefit Tickets; and for allowing the Charge of executing the Lottery Act for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten; and for recovering Monies of several Land Taxes, resting in the Hands of Collectors or Constables at St. Albans; and for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Soap; and for limiting a Time for Persons who have certain Annuities for Life or Lives to demand the Payment thereupon at the Exchequer; and for preventing Frauds in the Duties relating to printed and painted Paper, Callicoes, and other Things therein mentioned."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Delawar reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Stockton Parish, Bill.
The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for making the Chapelry of Stockton, in the County of Durham, a distinct Parish," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Soldiers Desertion, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual and exemplary Punishment of such Persons as shall seduce Soldiers to desert; or who, being Papists, shall enlist themselves in His Majesty's Service, in Great Britain or Ireland, or in the Island of Jersey or Guernsey."
Oaths, Time to take, to prolong, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prolonging the Time for Persons to take the Oaths, pursuant to the Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.