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 Lunæ, 8 Julii.
Wives, &c. of late E. of Southesk & al. Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Provision for the respective Wives and Children of James late Earl of Southesk, James late Lord Drummond, the late Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, and James Stirling late of Keir," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Wife of the late L. Nairn's Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon also reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Provision for Margaret Lady Nairn and her Children, out of her Paternal Estate, forfeited during the Life of William Murray late Lord Nairn her Husband," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
The Earl of Clarendon likewise reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Rolt Esquire to exchange a certain Parcel of Woodlands, in the County of Hertford, with John Boteler Esquire, for other Woodlands, of equal Value, in the said County; and for settling the same respectively as therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had found the Allegations thereof to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Hockley and Stoney Stratford, Highways, Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual the Acts of the Fifth and Eighth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for amending the Road between Hockley, in the County of Bedford, and Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks."
Highways towards Staines, &c. Bill:
The Order being read, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Midd'x, to The Powder Mills, in the Road to Staines, and Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnebrook."
Miller's Pet. concerning it.
A Petition of Thomas Miller, of the Parish of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, Brickmaker, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioner makes about Thirty Hundred Thousand of Bricks in every Year, and his Brick-hill lies about Ten Rod within the said Counter's Bridge, by which Means he will be obliged to pay the Toll, if a Turnpike be set up there, which will every Year amount to at least Seventy Pounds a Year; the Payment whereof, besides Three Pounds a Year which he does already pay for mending the Highways in the said Parish, will be a Ruin to the Petitioner;" and praying "the Consideration of his deplorable Case, and Relief in the Premises."
Act for registering Papists Estates, Bill to explain.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for receiving the Report of the Amendments made by the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to oblige Papists to register their Names and Real Estates, and for enlarging the Time for such registering:"
Irish Linen, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill for continuing the Liberty of exporting Irish Linen Cloth to the British Plantations in America, Duty free, and for other Purposes:
South Sea Company, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for redeeming the Yearly Fund of the South Sea Company (being after the Rate of Six Pounds per Centum per Annum); and settling on the said Company a Yearly Fund, after the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and to raise, for an Annuity or Annuities at Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, any Sum not exceeding Two Millions, to be employed in lessening the National Debts and Incumbrances; and for making the said new Yearly Fund and Annuities to be hereafter redeemable, in the Time and Manner thereby prescribed."
Whereas Friday last was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill for redeeming several Funds of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and other Purposes:
Lottery Funds, redeeming, Bill.
Whereas Friday last likewise was appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill for redeeming the Duties and Revenues settled to pay off Principal and Interest on the Orders made forth on Four Lottery Acts, and for other Purposes:
Moor versus Mattocks.
The House being informed, "That a Person was at the Door, who desired to prove several Papers to be true Copies of Pleadings and Proceedings in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause formerly there depending, between Thomas Mattocks and others Plaintiffs, and Boyl Moor and others Defendants, and now before this House upon the Appeal of the Defendants:"
Peirce Crosby was thereupon called in; and delivered, at the Bar, a Bag full of Papers, sealed up; which he attested, upon Oath, to be true Copies, he having examined them with the Originals in the said Court of Chancery.