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 Martis, 26 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bond & al. versus Hele & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Isabella Bond Widow, Relict and Administratrix of John Bond Esquire, deceased, Paschasius Minne and Martha his Wife, Caleb, Martha, Mary, Gertrude, John, and Isabella Minne, their Children, Infants, by the said Paschasius Minne their Father and Guardian; complaining of a Decree made by the late Lord Chancellor, on the Eighteenth Day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen, in a Cause wherein Charity and Julyan Hele, Infants, by Julyan their Mother and next Friend, were Plaintiffs, and the Appellants and others Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed and rectified, and the Appellants relieved:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charity and Julyan Hele, and Sir Thomas Putt Baronet and Dame Julyan his Wife, 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 Tuesday the Twelfth Day of March next.
D. Kingston takes the Oaths.
This Day Evelyn Duke of Kingston Lord Privy Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Grace having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth whereof, Witnesses were sworn and examined.
Bradshaw & al. versus Astley & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Bradshaw, Richard Roe, Thomas Proxsum and Joyce his Wife, John Street and Elizabeth his Wife, Grace Shelmerdine Widow, and Bracey Dorcas, complaining of a Decree made on the Ninth Day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten, by the then Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, in a Cause wherein the Appellants were Plaintiffs, and Sir John Astley Baronet, Richard Astley, and Mary Bradshaw, Defendants; and likewise of the Master's Report and Order for confirming the same, and other the Proceedings in the Cause subsequent thereto; and praying, "That so much of the said Decree, Report, and Order, as compels the Petitioners to allow or pay Interest upon Interest, or Compound Interest, may be reversed or rectified:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir John Astley, Richard Astley, and Mary Bradshaw, 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 Tuesday the Twelfth Day of March next.
Lords appointed to view the Parliament-office.
Upon reading the Petition of William Cowper Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments; representing (amongst other Things), "That the Tower, or Building, where the Records of Parliament are deposited and kept, is in so ruinous a Condition, that the said Records cannot be safely preserved therein, in respect of the Injuries of Weather and otherwise; and that the Officers of His Majesty's Works (to whom the Petitioner has applied) cannot, as they alledge, do any Work, beyond a certain Rate of Expence, without a special Order for so doing, which is in no wife adequate to the Occasions mentioned in the Petition;" and praying "the Consideration of this House; and that such Order may be made therein (with respect to the safe and convenient Custody of the said Records) as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Manchester, Earl of Stamford, Earl of Clarendon, Lord Guilford, Lord Cobham, Lord Parker, and Lord Coningesby, or any Three of them, do consider and view the Place where the said Records are kept, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House; and have Power to send for the Officers of the Works, to attend their Lordships upon this Occasion.
Mr. Incledon, Yeoman Usher.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, had appointed Mr. John Incledon to be Yeoman Usher, in the room of Mr. David Davis, deceased."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.