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, 23 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Kirwan versus French:
Counsel (according to Order) were called in, to be heard, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Kirwan Esquire, commonly called Sir John Kirwan, and Simon Kirwan Esquire, presented to the House the Twelfth Day of January 1715; complaining of a Decree, or Decretal Order, made in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause wherein Christopher French Gentleman was Plaintiff, and the Appellants and others Defendants, mentioned to come to a Hearing the Twenty-seventh of June then last past; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Christopher French put in to the said Appeal:
And the Counsel for the Appellants acquainting the House, "That the said Parties were agreed, if their Lordships so pleased, that the Appeal might be dismissed, and the said Decree affirmed, without any Costs to be paid in respect of the said Appeal:"
And the Counsel for the Respondent assuring the House, "They had proper Authority to consent to the same:"
They were directed to withdraw.
And being accordingly withdrawn:
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 said Decree, or Decretal Order, therein complained of, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, 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 his Life."
D. Rutland, &c. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estates of the most Noble John Duke of Rutland, and John Manners Esquire, commonly called Marquis of Granby, Son and Heir Apparent of the said Duke, on the Marriage of the said Marquis of Granby with the Honourable Bridget Sutton, only Child of the Right Honourable Robert Lord Lexington; and also for vesting the Estates of the said Robert Lord Lexington and Bridget Sutton, therein mentioned, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money for the Marriage Portion of the said Bridget Sutton."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meller and Mr. Lovibond:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
O'Hara's Appeal withdrawn, not being presented in Time.
A Petition and Appeal of Charles O'Hara, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, alledged to have been pronounced since the Beginning of this Session; and praying, "That the same may be reversed."
Also, a Petition of Robert Hackett, the Appellant's Agent, was presented to the House, and read; containing Reasons why the said Appeal was presented no sooner; and praying, "That the same may be received."
And thereupon the Petitioner was called in; and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, touching the Allegations of the said Petition.
And the said Appeal was, by Leave of the House, withdrawn; the same not being presented within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order.
Sir T. Frankland's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement made between John Wind Clerk, Vicar of Thirkleby, in the County of York, and Sir Thomas Frankland Baronet, for Exchange of the Vicarage house, and certain Lands therein mentioned."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition made between Robert Dashwood Esquire and Cholmley Turner Esquire, of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxon."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Seventh 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.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Thomas Middleton Esquire, deceased, for the more speedy raising of Maintenancemonies and Portions for his Daughters; and for other Purposes in the Bill mentioned."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords Committees aforenamed.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on the same Day, and at the same Place.
Kennedy & al. versus Pigott & al.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Richard Kennedy and others are Appellants, and John Pigott and others Respondents:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Twentieth Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.