House of Lords Journal Volume 15
23 April 1696

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 23 April 1696', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 742-743. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12316 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Jovis, 23 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

PRAYERS.

Papists not to disinherit Protestant Heirs, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Papists from disinheriting their Protestant Heirs."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock; and that Mrs. Arabella Thompson (who this Day petitioned) shall be then heard, by her Counsel, in relation to the said Bill.

Juries, for better regulating, Bill.

The Earl of Manchester reported, from the Committee of the whole House, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ease of Jurors, and better regulating of Juries," as sit to pass, with some Amendments.

And being read; (videlicet,)

Press 3, L. 25 and 6, disagreed to.

Press 4, L. 13 and 14, disagreed to.

The other Amendments were read.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be re-committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next; and that the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench do then attend.

Regularity in the House, when the King is present.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, when His Majesty is present, all the Lords shall be in their Robes; and no Person whatsoever (except the necessary Officers attending) shall then be permitted to come into this House, other than the Master of the Ceremonies, and such as he shall certify to the Lord Great Chamberlain to be Foreigners; and that no Lords Sons, or other Person, be suffered to stand on the Throne, or Steps thereof, but such as bear the Regalia, and carry His Majesty's Train; and that no Lords sit on the Woolsacks.

Irish Linen Manufacture, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Linen Manufacture of Ireland; and bringing Flax and Hemp into, and the making of Sail Cloth in, this Kingdom."

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

Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Normanby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

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.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws which restrain Marriages without License or Bans, and for the better registering Marriages, Births, and Burials;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marriages, Births, and Burials, Bill.

Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enforcing the Laws which restrain Marriages without License or Bans, and for the better registering Marriages, Births, and Burials."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning.

Message from H. C. with the Bill to revest the Honour of Tutbury, &c. in the King.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for revesting in His Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging, and for vacating several Letters Patents therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made therein.

Highways Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better amending and repairing the Highways, and the Explanation of the Laws relating thereunto."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rich'd Holford and Sir John Francklyn:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendment.

Acts, for continuing, Bill.

ORDERED, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts therein mentioned," shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Acts therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying several Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the First Extraction; and for preventing the Frauds and Abuses of Brewers, Distillers, and other Persons chargeable with the Duties of Excise;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Low Wines, &c. Duties on, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying several Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the First Extraction; and for preventing the Frauds and Abuses of Brewers, Distillers, and other Persons chargeable with the Duties of Excise."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow, the First Business.

Adjourn.

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