House of Lords Journal Volume 16
1 April 1697

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 1 April 1697', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 141-142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13501 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 1 Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Schonburgh.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Albemarle.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Crowle's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Roger Crowle Esquire deceased, in Trustees, for raising Portions for his Younger Children, in regard he (being Lunatic) could not execute a Power in his Marriage Settlement for that Purpose."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bank, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England, and for raising the Public Credit."

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 abovesaid Two Bills, without any Amendment.

Lustrings, &c. to encourage the Manufacture of, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Encouragement of the Manufacture of Lustrings and Alamodes within this Realm; and for the better preventing the Importation of prohibited Goods, and Goods without paying the Duties charged on the same."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert reported, "That the Committee had made some further Progress in the Bill; and desire another Time may be appointed, for them to proceed."

ORDERED, That on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed further on the said Bill.

Delays at Quarter Sessions, Bill to prevent.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make perpetual and more effectual an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace."

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons; "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."

Who, being come; their Speaker read the Title of the Money Bill.

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 Assistant read the Titles of the Bills following; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England, and for raising the Public Credit."

To which the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Parliaments in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

Then the Bills following were passed; (videlicet,)

"2. An Act for enlarging common Highways."

"3. An Act for the compleating the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London; and for repairing the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster."

"4. An Act for continuing several former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert His Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters, and for Payment of Quarters for One Year longer."

"5. An Act for paving and regulating the Hay market in the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields and St. James, within the Liberty of Westm'r."

"6. An Act for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two Thirds in Number and Value do agree."

"7. An Act for repairing the Highway between Ryegate in the County of Surrey and Crawley in the County of Sussex."

"8. An Act for repealing of a Clause in a former Act, relating to Party Guiles; and for the better preventing Frauds and Abuses of Brewers and others chargeable with the Duties of Excise."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced thus; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"9. An Act for explaining a former Act, intituled, An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Edmond Warner deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for preserving the rest for the Benefit of his Heir."

"10. An Act to enable William Fallows, an Infant, to sell an Estate in the County of Chester, to pay Debts secured by Mortgages."

"11. An Act to vest certain Lands, late of Samuel Trotman Esquire deceased, lying in Barking, Eastham, Westham, and Woolwich, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, in Trustees, to be sold; and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof."

"12. An Act to supply a Defect in an Act for enabling Oliver Neve Esquire to sell Two Houses in London; and for settling Lands in the County of Norfolke, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

"13. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Roger Crowle Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Portions for his Younger Children, in regard he (being a Lunatic) could not execute a Power in his Marriage Settlement for that Purpose."

"14. An Act for importing several Goods and Merchandizes laden in Turkey on board the Ship called The Success, and Dragon Galley, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced thus; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

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

Booth versus E. Warrington.

Whereas this Day was appointed for the Earl of Warrington to put in his Answer to the Petition of Cecill Booth Esquire, his Uncle:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Warrington hath hereby Time given him for answering thereunto, until Wednesday the Seventh Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock.

Countess Westmerland versus E. Derby:

Whereas Monday next was appointed for hearing Counsel on the Petition of the Countess of Westmerland; as also Counsel for the Earl of Derby upon his Answer to the said Petition:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel thereupon, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock the First Business.

Wilson to attend.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Thomas Wilson, Chaplain to the Earl of Derby, do attend this House on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock, on Behalf of the Countess of Westmorland.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii jam prox. futur. (videlicet,) septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.