Die Martis, 21 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard Ess.
Ds. North & Grey.
Commissioners of forfeited Estates, relating to Scotland, Report delivered.
The House being informed, "That a Person from
the Commissioners for the forfeited Estates attended,"
he was called in; and delivered, at the Bar, from the
said Commissioners, a Book, intituled, "A Report from
the Commissioners appointed to inquire of the Estates of
certain Traitors, in that Part of Great Britain called
Scotland;" and acquainted the House, "The said Report related only to the Estates in that Part of the
United Kingdom called Scotland."
Message from H.C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Cholmeley and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland to
grant a Commission to some of the Barons of the Exchequer in England, to administer to Thomas Hopkins
Esquire the Oaths for the due Execution of the Office
or Offices of Searcher, Packer, and Gauger, in the
Port of the City of Dublin, granted to him for
Life;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this
Sir R. Barnardiston & al. versus Carter.
Counsel were called in, to be heard, in the Cause
wherein Sir Robert Barnardiston Baronet and others are
Appellants, and William Carter Esquire Respondent.
And the Counsel for the Appellants being directed
Counsel, in Behalf of John Mortimer Esquire and
Elizabeth his Wife, who, upon their Petition on Saturday last, were allowed to attend to be heard if the House
thought fit, expressed their Fear, "That the Petitioners
might be precluded, if their Lordships should give
Judgement without permitting them to be heard;"
and therefore desired Time to bring an Appeal; alledging, "That the said Elizabeth claimed an Estate in
Question, as Heir to Evers Armyne."
And the other Counsel objecting to the putting off
They were directed to withdraw.
And being accordingly withdrawn; and Debate in
relation to this Matter:
The Question was put, "That this House do now
proceed to the Hearing of the Cause between
the Appellants and Respondent, upon the
Appeal and Answer before this House?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Counsel were called in again; and the
Lord Chancellor acquainted them, "The House was of
Opinion, to proceed now to the hearing of the
Accordingly the Counsel, both for the Appellants
and Respondent, were heard upon the said Appeal and
And, being withdrawn;
The Judges were directed to give their Opinions,
"Whether the Will of Sir Michael Armyne did extend to include all the Debts of the said Sir Michael?"
And, having conferred together, the Lord Chief
Baron, in the Name of them all, delivered it as their
Opinion, "That the Will of the said Sir Michael Armyne did extend to include all his Debts."
Then they were likewise directed to deliver their
Opinions, "Whether the Estate for Life was vested in
Evers Armyne at the Time of the Recovery, before
all the Debts were paid, so that he could make a Tenant to the Præcipe?"
But the Judges desiring some Time, in regard the
same, as they alledged, was a Question of great Importance; they were allowed till To-morrow, in order to
confer together, the better to give their Opinions
Kirwan's Cause put off.
Ordered, That the Cause wherein John Kirwan
Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwan, and Simon
Kirwan Esquire, are Appellants, and Christopher French
Gentleman is Respondent, which was appointed to be
heard this Day, be heard on Thursday next; and that
the Cause appointed to be heard that Day be put off
to Saturday, and the other Causes removed in Course.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act declaring the Uses of Two several Fines levied by John
Cuffe Esquire and Margaret his Wife to Joseph Kelley
Esquire deceased and Maurice Cuffe Esquire, and the
Heirs of the said Joseph Kelley, of certain Lands and
Tithes in the Counties of Down and Cavan, in the
Kingdom of Ireland."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill
be committed to the Lords following; videlicet,
L. V. Hereford.
L. V. Say & Seale.
L. V. Townshend.
L. V. Castleton.
L. Abp. York.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. Howard Eff.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on
Wednesday the Fifth Day of June next, at Ten
a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn
as they please.
Basket & al. versus Watson.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Basket
His Majesty's Printer in London and others are Appellants, and James Watson Printer in Edinburgh is
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said
Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Thirteenth Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock.
Hamilton versus Boswell.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein George Hamilton is Appellant, and George Boswell Respondent:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said
Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Fifteenth Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii,
vicesimum secundum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.