House of Lords Journal Volume 14
3 January 1691

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 14: 3 January 1691', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 14: 1685-1691 (1767-1830), pp. 614-615. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13340 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 3 die Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxford.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. President.
Dux Somersett.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Bolton.
Marq. Hallifax.
Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Thanett.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Scarborough.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Sidney.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crew.
Ds. Keveton.
Ds. Ossulston.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Ashburnham.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of St. Asaph versus Price, concerning the Living of Llangwillen.

The House was moved, "That the Name of the Sheriff be put into the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph's Order, for Restitution to the Living of Llangwillen of the Third of December last."

ORDERED, That the Words ["That the Sheriff of the said County of Merioneth do take Care that this Order be accordingly put in Execution"] (fn. *)

Message to H. C. to remind them of the Bill for London Orphans.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Samuell Astry and Mr. Merideth:

To put them in Mind of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Court of Enquiry for Relief of the distressed Orphans of the City of London."

Elections, for speedier Determination of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the speedier determining of Questions touching Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be read on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and all the Lords in and about the Town to be summoned to attend.

False Musters at Sea, to prevent, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent false Musters at Sea, and false Payment of Soldiers."

The House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That it is the Opinion of the Committee, That the Bill be referred to a Select Committee as before; and that they send for the printed Instructions of the Admiralty; and that the Committee do sit on Thursday next."

To which the House agreed, and ordered the same accordingly.

Bill for attainting Persons in Rebellion.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for attainting Persons in Rebellion in England and Ireland, and for applying their Estates towards the Use of the present War."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

Navigation and Corn Acts, for Suspension of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for suspending, during the War with France, that Part of the Act for Navigation, and that Part of the Act for Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into a Law, with these Amendments?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Distilling Corn Spirits, and Duty on Low Wine', Bill.

ORDERED, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the encouraging the distilling of Brandy and Spirits from Corn, and for laying several Duties on Low Wines of the First Extraction," shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the said Bill.

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Godolphin reported, "That the Committee had passed the Bill, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the encouraging the distilling of Brandy and Spirits from Corn, and for laying several Duties on Low Wines of the First Extraction."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it; and with the Bill for Suspension of the Navigation and Corn Acts.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Samuell Astry and Mr. Meredith:

To carry down the Bill, intituled, "An Act for suspending, during the War with France, that Part of the Act for Navigation, and that Part of the Act for Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen," with some Amendments; and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.

And likewise to let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the encouraging the distilling of Brandy and Spirits from Corn, and for laying several Duties on Low Wines of the First Extraction," without any Amendment.

Farrington's Petition rejected.

Upon reading the Petition of John Farrington; shewing, "That on the 5th of December last his Cause coming to be heard before this House, it was ordered, That, the Decree made the 17th of May, 1679, should stand; and that all Proceedings before the Lord Jeffries and Lords Commissioners should be set aside; and that the Costs which he received should be re-paid; and praying the suspending the Repayment of the Costs received, until the Accompt can be settled in the Court of Chancery:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of John Farrington shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual putting in Execution an Act, intituled, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France;" and to desire their Lordships Concurrence thereunto.

Bill to put in stricter Execution the Act to prohibit Trade with France.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more effectual putting in Execution an Act, intituled, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be, and is hereby, referred to these Lords following:

D. Somersett.
D. Bolton.
E. Oxford.
E. Shrewsbury.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Mulgrave.
E. Rivers.
E. Kingston.
E. Bath.
E. Craven.
E. Sussex.
E. Feversham.
E. Rochester.
E. Portland.
E. Monmouth.
E. Marleborough.
E. Warrington.
E. Scarborough.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Sidney.
Viscount Longueville.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Willoughby.
L. Delawarr.
L. Morley.
L. Howard Eff.
L. North.
L. Chandos.
L. Sidney.
L. Lovelace.
L. Herbert.
L. Jermyn.
L. Vaughan.
L. Culpeper.
L. Clifford.
L. Lucas.
L. Lexington.
L. Granvill.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Keveton.
L. Dartmouth.
L. Godolphin.
L. Ashburnham.

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

Vintners to be heard against L.

Upon reading the Petition of the Company of Vintners, London; shewing, "That, by a Bill now depending in this House, it is (amongst other Things) enacted, That if any Person, after the First Day of February 1690, shall sell, or utter to Retail, in or by any Glass Bottles, or other Retail Measure, not made of Pewter, any Kind of Wine or Wines whatsoever, and shall be convicted thereof by Oath of Two credible Witnesses before a Justice of Peace, shall forfeit and pay for every such Offence, Fifty Shillings; to be recovered by Distress and Sale of the Party's Goods;" and praying to be heard thereunto:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they shall be heard by their Counsel thereunto, before the Lords Committees appointed to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual putting in Execution an Act, intituled, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France," on Monday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Williams versus Sir R. Reade & al. Appeal to be determined by Barons of Exchequer.

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Williams Esquire; shewing, "That he having an Appeal depending against Richard Reade, and Sir William Gregory, and Richard Witherstone, in 1685, the same was then appointed to be heard, when there was no Privilege or other Obstruction in the Case; but was put off upon the Desire of the said Richard Reade: That, in the Parliament 1688, he prayed a Day for hearing thereof, which was granted: That Sir William Gregory being chose a Member of the House of Commons in that Parliament, he was advised that it was not sufficient that Sir William himself had consented to wave his Privilege as he had done, unless the Commons had given Leave he should do so; and that he could not get it moved before the Day appointed for Hearing, which was the 26th of March 1689; on which Day he prayed, by his Counsel, that the Hearing of the Appeal might be adjourned for a Week, to see if in the mean Time he might have the Leave of the House of Commons; but, at the Importunity of the Counsel of Reade, and their alledging (though untruly) that the said Sir William Gregory had released his Interest to the said Reade, the Petitioner's Appeal was dismissed; and praying, that the said Appeal may be retained, and referred to be determined before the Barons of the Exchequer, or such other of the Judges as your Lordships shall think fit:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal shall be, and is hereby, referred to be heard and determined by the Barons of Their Majesties Court of Exchequer.

Adjourn.

Rob'tus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) 5um diem instantis Januarii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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* Sic.