House of Lords Journal Volume 15
18 February 1695

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 18 February 1695', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 497-498. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12134 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

DIE Lunæ, 18 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux South'ton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonbergh.
Dux Bedford.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rumney.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Gray W.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford L.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

PRAYERS.

Marquis of Tavistock's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford."

Simoniacal Contracts, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Simoniacal Contracts."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

The House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; and desire another Day may be appointed, to proceed therein."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing of Simoniacal Contracts," on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant February.

Pitt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in the Directions made in and by a Deed of Trust, and the last Will of George Pitt Esquire, deceased, for settling his Estate."

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 Miles Cooke and Mr. Pitt:

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

Lancashire Trials:

The House this Day resuming the further Consideration of what remains undetermined in respect to the Proceedings and Trials in Lancashire; and after hearing the Judges who acted in those Trials, and Debate thereupon;

Resolution, that the Judges did their Duty in them, according to Law:

This Question was proposed, "That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Judges who have any Way acted in relation to the Lancashire Trials have done their Duty, according to Law?"

Then this previous Question was put,

"Whether this Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put,

"That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Judges who have any Ways acted in relation to the Lancashire Trials have done their Duty, according to Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved upon the Question, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it is the Opinion of this House, That the Judges who have any Ways acted in relation to the Lancashire Trials have done their Duty, according to Law.

Protest against that Resolution.

"Dissentientibus:

"Because we conceive, that a Witness, who in open Court did Twice mistake the Prisoner at the Bar, against whom he was a Witness, ought not to be recommended from a Judge, to a Jury, as a Witness not to be excepted against.

"And because there appeared several hard Circumstances in the Proceedings; and particularly the refusing to cause the Witness to be examined apart, when desired by the Prisoners, which, in a Constitution where the Judges ought to be of Counsel for the Prisoners, seems to be contrary to the Intent of the Law, for the Security of the Innocent; and in that Consideration may be of too ill Consequence to receive Countenance in this Supreme Court.

"Sandwich.Guilford.
Rochester.Nottingham."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of what remains undetermined, in respect to the Proceedings and Trials in Lancashire, shall be resumed on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and all the Lords summoned then to attend; and no other Business to intervene.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.