House of Lords Journal Volume 16
13 April 1697

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 13 April 1697', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 150-152. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13507 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Martis, 13 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Ormond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Joint-tenancy, for Partitions of, Bill:

The Lord Bishop of London reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the easier obtaining Partitions of Lands in Coparcenary, Jointtenancy, and Tenancy in Common," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the easier obtaining Partitions of Lands in Coparcenary, Joint-tenancy, and Tenancy in Common."

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

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 Miles Cooke and Sir Richard Holford:

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

Streets of London, &c. for paving, Bill.

The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and enforcing the Act for paving and cleansing the Streets within the Cities of London and Westm'r, and Borough of Southwark, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, and Streets adjoining thereunto, and for widening the Street at the South End of London Bridge," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and enforcing the Act for paving and cleansing the Streets within the Cities of London and Westm. and Borough of Southwarke, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, and Streets adjoining thereunto, and for widening the Street at the South End of London Bridge."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

To let them know, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Tin and Drugs, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for lessening the Duty upon Tin and Pewter exported; and granting an Equivalent for the same, by a Duty upon Drugs."

ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.

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 the better Observation of the Course anciently used in the Receipt of Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Receipt of Exchequer, ancient Course of, to observe, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Observation of the Course anciently used in the Receipt of Exchequer."

Malt, &c. Duties on, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Sweets, Cyder, and Perry, as well towards carrying on the War against France, as for the necessary Expence of His Majesty's Houshold, and other Occasions."

ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee on the said Bill To-morrow, the First Business.

Hammond's Bill.

The Earl of Torrington reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Sale of the Manor of Rowling in Kent; which, by Mistake, was by general Words comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Wm. Hammond Gentleman, contrary to the Meaning of the Parties," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Leighton's Bill.

After hearing Counsel this Day, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Baldwin Leighton Esquire, in relation to the Office of Warden of The Fleete."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration of this Matter shall be resumed on Saturday next, when the House is full, after Twelve of the Clock.

Report from the Admiralty Committee.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report shall be made from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Admiralty, and other Matters, To-morrow; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Report of the Conference about the Bill against buying and selling Offices.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report of the Conference had with the House of Commons, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust," shall be made on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock.

Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes. and to prevent Abuses in Prisons, &c. Bill.

Then the House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes; and for preventing Abuses in Prisons and other pretended Privileged Places."

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Provisos be engrossed, and the Bill read the Third Time To-morrow Morning.

Ld. Culpeper versus Ld. Fairfax's Bill:

The Lord Keeper reported what was offered by Counsel, the Seventh Instant, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Lord Fairfax of the Kingdom of Scotland to raise Money, charged by Thomas Lord Culpeper deceased upon his Estate;" and also hearing Counsel relating to some Questions proposed:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration, Whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time, shall be resumed on Saturday next, when the House is full, after Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Sir C. W. Bampfield versus Popham.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Popham Esquire; praying a further Day for hearing of the Appeal of Sir Copplestone Warwick Bampfeild, to which he is Respondent:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock.

Wych versus Luxford.

Upon reading the Petition of John Wych Esquire; praying, "That Luxford may attend, in Custody of a Keeper:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner John Wych and Thomas Stone do attend this House Tomorrow, at Ten of the Clock.

Hawkers and Pedlars Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars, for a further Provision for Payment of the Interest of the Transport Debt, for the reducing of Ireland."

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

Militia Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

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.

Hammond's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Sale of the Manor of Rowling in Kent, which, by Mistake, was by general Words comprised in the Marriage Settlement of William Hammond Gentleman, contrary to the Meaning of the Parties."

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. Meredith:

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

Seamen, for Encouragement of, &c. Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Act for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enforce the Act for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen."

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.

Admiralty Committee.

ORDERED, That the Admiralty Committee do meet To-morrow; at Ten of the Clock.

Adjourn.

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