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, 2 Junii.
Menzies versus Muir et al. for a peremptory Day to answer.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Menzies Gentleman; setting forth, "That, on the 29th of April last, he lodged his Appeal in this House, to which Robert Muir and others were ordered to put in their Answers on or before the 27th of May following; which they have not done, though served with the said Order Four Weeks ago;" and praying, "That a short peremptory Day may be appointed, for the Respondents to put in their Answers, that the said Cause may be heard;" as also on reading an Affidavit of the said Service:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Respondents do peremptorily answer the said Appeal within Ten Days after Notice of this Order; and that, in Default thereof, this House will appoint a Day for hearing the said Cause, in order to proceed ex Parte, in case of such Default.
Bridges versus Hitchcock et al.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of John Hitchcock Merchant, One of the Respondents to the Appeal of Shem Bridges Esquire, depending in this House; in regard the said John Hitchcock, who is only concerned in Interest in the Consequences thereof, having answered the same; and the Appellant being in Contempt to an Attachment of the Court of Exchequer, and appeals only for Delay, and Thomas Wethered the other Respondent adhering to the Appellant, and neglecting to answer; "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the said Cause; and, if the said Wethered make Default to answer the said Appeal, the same may notwithstanding be heard, at such Time as shall be appointed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock; and that, if the said Wethered do not put in his Answer by that Time, the said Appeal is notwithstanding to be heard, as against the said Hitchcock; and, at the said Hearing, the said Respondent Hitchcock is not to take or be allowed any Exception for Want of Parties; but this is to be on Peril of Costs to be paid by the said Hitchcock, if the other Respondent Wethered appear to be a necessary Party at the Hearing of the said Appeal, and that the Appellant has used all proper Means to procure his Answer, and to have brought the said Respondent Wethered on to the said Hearing.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills and Lottery Tickets, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims in several Lotteries; and for making forth new Orders in Lieu of certain Lottery Orders obliterated or defective; and for continuing certain Duties on Hops, until the First Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Herriot's Hospital versus Hepburn.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Gubernators of the Orphans Hospital, commonly called Herriot's Hospital, near to the City of Edinburgh, and James Young their Treasurer, presented to this House the 22d June 1714, complaining of an Interlocutor, or Sentence, of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, dated the 13th of February then last past, and the Affirmance thereof on the 9th of June 1714, on the Behalf of Robert Hepburne of Bearford; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said Robert Hepburne put in to the said Appeal; and due Consideration of what was offered in this Cause:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutor, or Sentence, and the Affirmance thereof, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Ordered and Declared, That the Superiority of the Lands in Question, called Lochblanch, lying within the Barony of Broughton, shall belong to the Appellants.
Ld. Digby's Bill, to debar his Eldest Son from his Title, &c. :
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act 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."