House of Lords Journal Volume 16
11 May 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 11 May 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 280-282. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13609 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Mercurii, 11 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Albemarle.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr. 2.
Ds. Willughby Er. 1.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Merchants Adventurers of York versus Ayr and Calder Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor, Assistants, and Company of Merchants Adventurers, of the City of Yorke; praying, "That they may be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, and also the other Petitioners.

Lewin's Act to rectify Mistakes in, Bill.

The Lord Howard of Escrick reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lewin to sell certain Messuages in Southwarke, for Payment of Debts," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Lewin to sell certain Messuages in Southwark, for Payment of Debts."

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.

Officers and Soldiers Children, Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Audley reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the naturalborn Subjects of this Realm, who have been born Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the natural-born Subjects of this Realm, who have been born Abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government."

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.

Ld. Cornwallis takes his Seat.

This Day Charles Lord Cornwallis sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Charles Lord Cornwallis; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Duty on Coals, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties upon Coals and Culm."

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

Smith's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Three Houses in Swan Alley, in Coleman Street, London, late of Joseph Smith deceased, for Payment of his Debts, with which the same Houses are chargeable."

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

D. Bolton.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Russia Trade, Bill for improving.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better encouraging and improving the Trade to Russia."

Colchester Work-houses, &c. Report of the Conference about:

The Commons being come to the Conference, the Managers Names were read.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Lords have attended the Conference;" and acquainted the House, "That the Commons do not agree to Two Clauses added to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof; and gave their Reasons for it; (videlicet,)

"They conceive there is Provision already made by the Bill, sufficient for the Purposes designed thereby; and that their Lordships Amendment Clause B. is an Alteration of the Laws concerning Rates for the Poor; and for that their Lordships Amendment Clause C. is provided for in the preceding Part of the Bill."

Sir H. Winchcomb versus King et al.:

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Henry Winchcomb Baronet; as also upon the Answer of Helena King, Susan King, William Swanton, Edith Guppy, Agnes Stride, Edward Cheeke, and Robert Allam, put in thereunto; Counsel appearing for the Respondents, but none for the Appellant:

Judgement affirmed with Costs.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Henry Winchcomb shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree of Dismission, from which he appealed, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appellant Sir Henry Winchcomb shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Helena King and the other Respondents, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for their Costs.

New Forest, Bill for Increase of Timber, in.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of South'ton."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

ORDERED, That this House be put into a Committee again, on the said Bill, upon Monday next.

Message from H. C. to impeach Peirce.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:

Who did, in the Name of the House of Commons and all the Commons of England, impeach John Peirce of High Crimes and Misdemeanors; and that they will, in due Time, exhibit particular Articles against him.

And also acquainted their Lordships, that the said John Peirce is in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending their House, ready to be delivered to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, when their Lordships shall please to give Order therein.

Impeachments brought up from H. C.; Committee to consider of, and of Method of receiving them.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Impeachments brought Yesterday and this Day from the House of Commons; and to inspect the Journals of this House, concerning the Method of receiving Impeachments; and report their Opinion thereupon to this House; (videlicet,)

Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

New Forest Enclosures for preserving Timber there, Committee to consider of.

ORDERED, That the Committee appointed the Sixth of this Instant May, to consider of what Abuses have been committed in The New Forest, and what Grants of Timber have been made there, do also consider what may be the best and most effectual Way for making Enclosures and Fences for Preservation of Timber in The New Forest; and to meet on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.