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, 13 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Newburgh versus Newburgh.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Henry Newburgh Gentleman, from a Decree of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the 10th Day of February 1712, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and Brockhill Newburgh Esquire Defendant; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Brockhill Newburgh may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Tenth Day of June next.
Bridges versus Hitchcock and Wethered.
Upon reading the Petition of Shem Bridges Esquire; setting forth, "That, conceiving himself aggrieved by a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, (fn. 1) he got an Appeal drawn up to this House against the same; but being taken ill at his House in the Country in April last, and ever since confined to his Chamber, as by Affidavit annexed appears, he could not get his Appeal perfected by the Time appointed by the Standing Order of this House for bringing the same; neither is he yet able to come to Town"; and praying, "That the said Appeal, now lying on the Table, may be proceeded on; and that some Person, on the Petitioner's Behalf, may enter into a Recognizance to answer Costs, in case he should not be relieved;" as also upon reading the abovementioned Affidavit:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That John Hitchcock and Thomas Wethered, on whose Behalf the said Decree was made, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing on or before Friday the Twentyseventh Day of this Instant May.
(fn. 1) Chaplin & al. Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Porter Chaplin Esquire, on the Behalf of himself and Elizabeth Chaplin, Anne Chaplin, Frances Chaplin, and John Chaplin, his Children, all Infants; and of Thomas Chaplin Esquire, John Porter; and Thomas Porter, Infants, by Elizabeth Porter their Mother; and of Charles Edwyn Esquire, and John Jacob Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest the Manor of Lamberhurst, in the County of Kent, in certain Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and Legacies; and for the purchasing, with the Overplus-monies, other Lands and Tenements, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is settled by the Will of Elizabeth Hamby Widow, late of Court Lodge, in Lamberhurst aforesaid, deceased:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Justice Blencowe and Mr. Justice Tracy; 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.
L. Dighy's Petition, Report concerning, and Leave to bring in a Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees appointed to examine the Allegations of the Petition of William Lord Digby in the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for confining the Person of John Digby, the Petitioner's Eldest Son and Heir Apparent, and debarring him from his Father's Honour and Estate, and making some other reasonable Provision for the said John Digby, in such Manner as to the House shall seem meet: "That they had accordingly examined the Allegations of the said Petition, and taken Depositions in Writing of several Persons upon Oath to make good the same, and heard the said John Digby and his Counsel in relation thereunto; and were come to several Resolutions, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."
Ordered, That the Report be now received.
Then his Lordship accordingly reported the several Resolutions, as follows; (videlicet,)
"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for appointing Persons to take Care of the Person and Estate of John Digby Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir Apparent of William Lord Digby in the Kingdom of Ireland."
"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Provision be made, by such Bill, that in case the said John Digby shall marry any Woman without the Consent of those Persons previous to such Marriage, such Woman shall be disabled to take any Jointure or Dower out of any Estate whereof the said John Digby may be seised, or to take any Benefit, by Gift, or as Executrix or Administratrix, out of his Personal Estate; and that the Issue of any such Marriage be disabled from inheriting his Honour and Estate."
"Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That further Provision be made, by the said Bill, to restrain the said John Digby from levying any Fine, or suffering any Recovery, without the Consent of those Persons."
Which Resolutions, being severally read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House,
And Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Resolutions.
Mrs Lyon versus E. Aboyne & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mrs. Katherine Lyon, Widow of John Lyon of Muresk Esquire deceased, from several Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, of the 26th of February 1712, the 10th of June 1712, the 26th of February 1714, and the 24th of June 1714, made on the Behalf of the Earl of Aboyn and others; praying, "That the same may be reversed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Aboyn, Mr. George Gordon his Tutor, or any of the said Earl's Guardians, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the Eleventh Day of June next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.