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 Veneris, 24 Maii.
Lockharr & al. Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of James Lockart Esquire and Sir John Stanley Baronet, on Behalf of themselves, and John Lockart, Anne, Dorothy, and Martha Lockart, Infants, Children of the said James Lockart by Dorothy his late Wife; praying, "That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable the said Sir John Stanley, instead of the Purchase of other Lands, pursuant to an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of Her late Majesty, to dispose of the Trust Monies in Discharge of the Debts affecting the said James Lockart; and to enable him, in Lieu thereof, to make Provision for his Younger Children, by granting an Heritable Bond upon his entailed Estate:"
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.
River Wear, and Sunderland Port, Bill:
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
E. of Oxford's Petition, Report of Precedents to be received.
The House being informed, "That the Committee, appointed to search and report such Precedents as may the better enable this House to judge what may be proper to be done, on Occasion of the Petition of the Earl of Oxford, and the Case of the said Earl, as it now stands before this House, are ready to make their Report, pursuant to an Instruction to them given, in the First Place, to search for and report such Precedents as relate to the Continuance of Impeachments from Session to Session, or from Parliament to Parliament, at such Time as the House will please to appoint to receive the same."
Cuningham versus Hamilton.
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the First Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Cause on that Day appointed be removed to the Tuesday next following, and the other Causes removed in Course.
Rotherhith Church, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of St. Mary Rotherhith, in the County of Surrey (by certain Funeral Rates therein mentioned), to finish the said Parish Church."
D. Bucks & Nor.
E. (fn. 1) Cholmondeley.
L. V. Hereford.
L. V. Say & Seale.
L. V. Townshend.
L. V. Longueville.
L. V. Castleton.
L. Bp. Winton.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Howard Eff.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Francis Fulford Esquire, and his First and other Sons, successively, to put in Execution the Power of granting Leases, given by the last Will and Testament of Francis Fulford Esquire, deceased."
Message to H. C. with it.
Hodie 2a 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."
Annesley's Appeal from the House of Lords in Ireland, Report of Committee to be received.
The House was informed, "That the Committee, appointed to consider the Petition and Appeal of Maurice Annesley Esquire, complaining of a Decree of the House of Lords in Ireland, and to inspect Precedents of Matters of the like Nature, are ready to make their Report, when the House will please to receive the same."
Barrington, alias Shute Bill.
The Lord Coningesby reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Barrington, alias Shute, Esquire, and his Issue Male, to change their Surname to Barrington, according to the Settlement of Francis Barrington Esquire, deceased," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Heldt & al. Nat. Bill.
Highgate, &c. Highways, Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from several Places therein mentioned, leading towards Highgate Gatehouse and Hampsted, in the County of Middlesex; and for electing Trustees, for keeping up a sufficient Number, for the repairing the Highways upon the Roads from Highgate Gatehouse to Barnet Blockhouse; and also of the Highways between Kilburn Bridge and Sparrows Hern, in the County of Hertford."
Sir T. Frankland's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement made between John Wind Clerk, Vicar of Thirkelby, in the County of York, and Sir Thomas Frankland Baronet, for Exchange of the Vicarage-house, and certain Lands therein mentioned."
Stone's Bill referred to Judges.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John Stone the Elder and John Stone the Younger, in the County of Sussex, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon, in respect of the Infancy of One of the Coheirs of John Stone the Younger; and for securing the Residue of the Money, as therein is mentioned."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Dormer and Mr. Justice Eyre; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.
Plunket versus Guffe:
Whereas, on the Seventh Day of this Instant May, a Petition and Appeal of Plunket Plunket Esquire, complaining of Two several Orders made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, was presented to the House, and read; and Francis Cuffe and others were ordered to put in their Answers thereunto:
And thereupon the Clerks being called upon, to give an Account concerning this Matter; and acquainting the House, "That no Recognizance had been entered into upon the said Appeal, nor any Order made concerning it:"