House of Lords Journal Volume 15
25 January 1694

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 25 January 1694', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 350-352. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11994 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 25 Januarii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Lincolne.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
Dux Northumb'land.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Sconbergh.
March. Halifax.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Sidney.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley B.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklin:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Pardon of Felony, Bill to repeal the Act to find Sureties for.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Statute made in the Tenth Year of King Edward the Third, for finding Sureties for the good Abearing, by him or her that hath a Pardon of Felony."

Poor Prisoners, to explain the Act for Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the explaining and for the more effectual Execution of a former Act for Relief of poor Prisoners."

Sir C. Barrington's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Charles Barrington Baronet to settle a Jointure on Dame Bridget his Wife, and to make Provision for their Younger Children."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill shall be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Dux Bolton.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.

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

L. Willoughby, to execute the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Right Honourable the Lord Willoughby of Ersby shall this Day execute the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England in the Place of his Father, he being in the Country.

Message from H. C. that they agree to the Lords Amendments in the Land Tax Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Littleton and others:

Who returned the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Shakerly and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines."

Grahme versus Stamper.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall further consider of the Cause between James Grahme and Francis Stamper To-morrow.

Sir R. Dutton versus Howell, in Error.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error wherein Sir Richard Dutton is Plaintiff and Richard Howell and others are Defendants, on Saturday next, at Eleven of the Clock.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Royal Robes and Regal Crown, ascended His Throne; the Peers being in their Robes also: The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech, relating to the Money Bill to be passed.

Bills passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the said Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"1. An Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France."

To which Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy et la Reyne, remerciant les bons Subjects, acceptant leur Benevolence, et ainsi l'veulent."

In like Manner, these Bills following were passed:

"2. An Act for repealing such Parts of several former Acts as prevent or prohibit the Importation of Foreign Brandy, Aqua Vitæ, and other Spirits, and Bacon, except from France."

"3. An Act to repeal a Clause in the Statute made in the Four and Thirtieth and Five and Thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices of the Peace in Wales are limited to Eight in each County."

"4. An Act for the Importation of Fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk."

To which the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy et la Reyne l'veulent."

Rejected.

"5. An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament."

To this Bill the Answer was,

Le Roy et (fn. *) la Reyne se aviseront."

"6. An Act to enable John Vivian Esquire, and Thomas Vivian his Son, to sell some Part of their Estate, for Payment of Debts, and to make Provision for Younger Children; and for settling other Part of their Estate in Lieu thereof."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.

Brandling versus Gregory.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Ralph Brandling Esquire, from an Order of Dismission pronounced in the Court of Chancery, the Fourth Day of February, 34° Car. Secundi, in a Cause there depending, wherein Robert Brandling the Petitioner's Brother was Plaintiff, against John Steventon deceased; and another Order of Dismission in the same Court, in a Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, against Charles Gregory and his Wife Defendants, bearing Date the Thirteenth Day of January Instant; and praying the Dismission of the Petitioner's Brother's Bill may be set aside, and the last Order of the Court of Chancery be discharged:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Gregory and his Wife may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the First Day of February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Whitehall's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Whitehall to charge the Lands therein mentioned with the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, towards Portions for his Younger Children."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Francklin and Sir John Hoskyns:

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

Adjourn.

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

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* Origin. le.