DIE Jovis, 5 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Coven. & Litch.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Davy & al. versus Courtney.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon
the Petition and Appeal of Dorothy Davy Widow,
and John Nicholls the Elder, and John Nicholls the
Younger, Esquires, against a Decree and Orders obtained in Chancery, the Seventeenth Day of June, in
the Six and Thirtieth Year of King Charles the Second,
and the Eight and Twentieth Day of November, in the
First Year of the Reign of King William and Queen
Mary, on the Behalf of Sir William Courtney Baronet,
James Lacy, and Richard Osborne Esquire; as also
upon the several Answers of Sir William Courtney, Richard Osborne, and Dame Anne Smyth Widow, put in
After due Consideration had of what was offered by
Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the
Appellants shall be at Liberty to try the Will of Sir
James Smyth upon a feigned Issue; and the Issue to be,
Devisavit, vel non devisavit; and that the Mortgages
shall not hinder that Trial, nor be given in Evidence
against the Heirs at Law; and the Heirs at Law to try
it in what Court they please before the End of the next
Easter Terme; and, after Trial, both Parties may resort
back again to the Court of Chancery.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Waller and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent malicious Informations in the Court of King's
Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries
in the same Court."
A Message was sent from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Neale and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the
more speedy and effectual Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Sir Anthony Browne Baronet, deceased, and of a Decree in Chancery thereupon;" to
which the Concurrence of this House is desired.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for the more speedy and effectual Execution of the
Trust created by the Will of Sir " (fn. *) " Anthony Browne
Baronet, deceased, and of a Decree in Chancery
Sir R. Smith's Bill.
The Earl of Manchester reported the Bill, intituled,
"An Act for the Sale of Lands by Sir Robert Symth;
and settling other Lands, of a greater Value, to the
same Uses in Lieu thereof;" as fit to pass, without
It is ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be engrossed.
Indemnity Bill, for those who acted in Their Majesties Service.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put
into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for
preventing Suits against such as acted for Their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom."
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Cornwallis reported the Bill, with the
Amendments and Provisos agreed to by the Committee.
Then the Clauses agreed to by the Committee were
read; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati,
(videlicet,) septimum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.