House of Lords Journal Volume 15
4 January 1694

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 4 January 1694', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 333-334. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11978 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 4 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
March. Halifax.
Ds. Senescallus.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Marleborough.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.

PRAYERS.

Gulston, to break up Streets in Southwark, to supply it with Water, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower William Gulston Esquire to break up the Streets and other Public Ways in Southwarke, and Parts adjacent, for repairing and laying of Pipes, for supplying of Water from the River of Thames to the Inhabitants there."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill shall be committed to the Lords following:

March. Halifax.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lempster.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Swinnock versus English.

Upon reading the Petition of Samuell Swinnock, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Dorothy English; praying further Time for answering thereunto:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sam'll Swinnock hath hereby Time given him for answering the said Petition, until Saturday the Sixth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Zouch versus English.

The House being moved, on the Behalf of James Zouch, Respondent to the Petition and Appeal of Dorothy English; "That the Hearing thereof may be on Tuesday the Ninth Instant, on which Day the Cause is appointed to be heard, wherein the said James Zouch is Appellant, and Samuell Swinnock Respondent;" and it being at the same Time moved, "That Samuell Woodrove may enter into a Recognizance for Mrs. English:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Dorothy English is Appellant, and James Zouch and Samuel Swinnock are Respondents, on Tuesday the Ninth Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Samuell Woodrove may enter into a Recognizance for Dorothy English, as desired.

Clayton's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire for joining with him in selling Lands for Payment of his Debts."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Lacon William Child:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Williams versus Reade.

Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Walter Williams Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, wherein Edward Read was Plaintiff, and Richard Reade the Elder and Richard Read the Younger Defendants; and from another Decree, wherein the said Richard Reade the Younger, by the Name of Richard Reade of Lugwardine Esquire, was Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Elizabeth, by the Name of Elizabeth Reade Widow, was Defendant; and praying the Reversal of both the said Decrees; as also Counsel on the Behalf of Richard Reade the Younger, and the now Mr. Justice Gregory and Richard Witherstone, upon their Answers put in thereunto:

After due Consideration had of what was said thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Walter Williams and Elizabeth his Wife shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Walter Williams and Elizabeth his Wife shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto Richard Read the Younger, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for Costs, in defending the said Appeal in this House.

St. John & al. to attend.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Rowland St. John, Mr. Benjamine Gyles, Russell Alsupe, and Alderman Lucy, do attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Italian Thrown Silk, for Importation of, Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed for the Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time on Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock.

Ditcher versus Finch.

Upon hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Nicholas Ditcher and Elizabeth his Wife, Lewis Newnham Esquire Eldest Son and Heir of John Newnham deceased, and John Newnham Second Son and Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said John Newnham deceased, from Two several Decrees made in Chancery; one of them, the Eighth Day of June, in the Second Year of the Reign of the late King James the Second, in a Cause there depending between John Finch an Insant, by his Guardian, Plaintiff, and the said Nicholas Ditcher and Elizabeth his Wife, and John Cooper, deceased, Defendants; and the other, the Sixth Day of February, in the Second Year of the Reign of Their present Majesties, in a Cause between the said John Finch Plaintiff, and the said Nicholas Ditcher and Elizabeth his Wife, the said John Newnham deceased, William Pryor, and others, Defendants; as also upon the Answer of John Finch put in thereunto, as to the Equity reserved after a Trial at Law upon an Issue directed by this House the Twentieth of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, whereupon a Verdict was obtained for the said John Finch:

It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Nicholas Ditcher and others abovementioned shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appellants shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent John Finch, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs in defending the said Appeal.

Message from H. C. for a Conference about Papers concerning the Admirals.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mountagu and others:

To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

The Commons were called in again; and told, "That the Lords have considered of their Message; and will return an Answer by Messengers of their own."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) quartum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.