House of Lords Journal Volume 16
15 April 1697

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 15 April 1697', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 160-161. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13509 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 15 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Sconbergh.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Poor Laws, for supplying Defects in, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

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

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

Stock-jobbing to restrain, Bill:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the Number and ill Practices of Brokers and Stock-jobbers:"

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 upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."

Which were read Twice.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this House will agree to the Amendment made by the Committee, in leaving out these Words, 6 Sk. 35 and 36. L. ["made and entered into or]?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against a Clause to it.

"Dissent.

"Because this Clause, without this Amendment, hath a Retrospect.

"Normanby.
Somerset.
Granville.
T. Jermyn.
Bathe.
Rochester.
Bradford.
Marlborough.
Clifforde."

Stock-jobbing to restrain, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restrain the Number and ill Practice of Brokers and Stock-jobbers."

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.

Duty on Malt, &c.

Hodie 3a 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 Household, and other Occasions."

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.

Subsidy Bill of Tonnage and Poundage, and additional Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty a further Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage upon Merchandizes imported, for the Term of Two Years and Three Quarters, and an additional Land Tax for One Year, for carrying on the War against France."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be considered, in a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on 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; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Observation of the Course anciently used in the Receipt of Exchequer."

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."

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes, &c.; and the Bill for amending the Poor Laws.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Relief of Creditors, in Cases of Escapes; and for preventing Abuses in Prisons and pretended Privileged Places;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to all their Lordships Amendments and Provisos added to the said Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for the better Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Proviso added to the said Bill.

Hawkers and Pedlars, Bill:

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

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 licensing Hawkers and Pedlars, for a further Provision for Payment of the Interest of the Transport Debt for the reducing of Ireland."

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.

Holcomb, D. of Richmond's Servant, discharged:

Whereas Richard Holcomb, menial Servant to his Grace the Duke of Richmond, was arrested, by William Brown Bailiff, at the Suit of John Hyron, and is now in Custody, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Richard Holcomb shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he now lies under; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To the Sheriffs of London and Middl'x, and all others whom this may concern.

Brown discharged.

This Day John Hyron attending, as ordered, for causing to be arrested Richard Holcomb, menial Servant to his Grace the Duke of Richmond; and also William Brown was brought to the Bar, for having arrested the said Rich'd Holcomb; and they being both reprimanded upon their Knees:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Brown shall be, and he is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill to prevent the Counter seiting of the Coin.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Hobbart and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Which Amendments, being read Three Times, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to their Amendments made to the said Bill.

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

The Lord President reported the Effect of the Conference had with the House of Commons; upon the Lords Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust."

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of this Report shall be resumed on Tuesday next.

Sir George Rooke's Papers.

ORDERED, That Sir George Rooke have his Books and Papers delivered him again.

Adjourn.

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