House of Lords Journal Volume 16
16 May 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 16 May 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 285-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13613 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 16 Maii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. to return Sir J. Churchill's Bill, and the Bill for Sale of the Manor of Alveston, &c.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm the Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Churchill Knight, lately deceased, pursuant to his last Will, and Two Decrees of Chancery for Performance thereof;" to which they have agreed, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Which Amendments, being read Thrice, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

Also a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hammond and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Alveston, and other Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Gloucester, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.

Hull Workhouses, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Work-houses and Houses of Correction in the Town of Kingston upon Hull, for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there.

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

D. Bolton.
March. Halifax.
Comes Lindsey. Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

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

Bill to punish Burton, for false Indorsements on Exchequer Bills, rejected.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition of Bartholomew Burton Gentleman, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Bartholomew Burton Gentleman, for false indorsing several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills;" and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:

It was agreed, that the said Bill should not be read a Second Time: And it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Address for Duncomb, Knight, and Burton, to be prosecuted.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to desire, from this House, "that He will be pleased to give Orders for the effectual Prosecution of Charles Duncomb Esquire, John Knight Esquire, and Mr. Bartholomew Burton."

Lucy versus Bp. of St. David's.

Upon reading the Answer of the Lord Bishop of St. David's, put in to the Petition of Robert Lucy Esquire:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Answer shall be, and are hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to hear Counsel and Witnesses thereupon, and report their Opinions to this House: Which Committee is to meet on Wednesday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers.

New Forest, Bill for Increase of Timber, in.

Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be 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 Southampton:"

It is 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 best and most convenient Way for enclosing the said Forest, on Wednesday next, at Twelve of the Clock; after which, the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

Newcastle and Sunderland versus Air and Calder Rivers Bill.

Upon reading the Petitions of the Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, and of the Coalmasters of the Town of Sunderland, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making navigable the Rivers Ayr and Calder, in the County of Yorke;" as also several Petitions for the said Bill:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, for and against the said Bill, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of the Clock.

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 Deputy Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him presently."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech, relating to the Money Bills to be passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty several Duties upon Coals and Culm."

"2. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debt due for Transport Service for the Reduction of Ireland."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally 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,)

"3. An Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing, the Coin of this Kingdom."

"4. An Act to execute Judgements and Decrees saved in a Clause in an Act of the First Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales."

"5. An Act for determining Differences by Arbitration."

"6. An Act for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange."

"7. An Act to naturalize 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."

"8. An Act to repeal an Act made in the Nine and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act to restrain the excessive making of Malt; and to discharge and vacate Orders made by Justices of Peace by virtue thereof, for restraining Maltsters from making Malt."

"9. An Act for cleansing and making navigable the Channel, from The Heith at Colchester, to Wivenhoo."

"10. An Act for repairing the Highways from the Town of Birdlipp and the Top of Crickley Hill, in the County of Gloucester, to the City of Gloucester."

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

"Le Ray le veult."

"11. An Act for vesting Lands in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of Wriothesley Baptist late Earl of Ganesborough, deceased."

"12. An Act to annex the Rectory of Whitborne in Herefordshire to the Bishopric of Hereford."

"13. An Act for the better settling the several Estates of the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Lisburne in the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Lady Viscountess Lisburne his Wife."

"14. An Act for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turnor and Charles Turnor Esquire, for the more effectual securing the Sum of Twelve Thousand Pounds, and Interest, upon their Estate."

"15. An Act for the vesting several Lands late belonging to Robert Smith Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts."

"16. An Act for vesting the Manors of Bastwick and Laviles, in the County of Norfolke, Part of the Estate of John Houghton Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging Debts charged thereon; and for settling another Estate in Lieu thereof."

"17. An Act to enable Streynsham Master Esquire to sell Lands in Kent, which were agreed to be settled by his Marriage Articles; and to convey Lands in Derbyshire, of a greater Value, to the same Uses."

"18. An Act to enable Paris Slaughter, William Druce, Merchants, and Dame Elizabeth Chapman, to import several Bales of fine Italian Thrown Silk into this Kingdom."

"19. An Act for settling certain Lands in Essex on Thomas Burgh Esquire and his Heirs, in Lieu of other Lands of greater Value, conveyed by him according to a Decree, and the Will of Sir Samuel Jones deceased."

"20. An Act for vesting certain customary Messuages and Lands, within the Manor of Gillingham, in the County of Dorsett, late the Estate of Thomas Davis Gentleman deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts."

"21. An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the City and County of the City of Exon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."

"22. An Act for erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there."

"23. An Act to rectify some Mistakes in an Act, intituled, An Act to enable John Lewin to sell certain Messuages in Southwarke, for Payment of Debts."

"24. An Act for vesting a Moiety of certain Messuages and Lands in Hackney, in the County of Middl'x, in Trustees, for the Benefit of Susan Cary, Widow and Relict of Nicholas Cary Esquire deceased, and others."

"25. 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."

"26. An Act to naturalize William Lloyd Esquire and others."

"27. An Act to confirm the Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Churchill Knight deceased, for Payment of his Debts, pursuant to his last Will, and Two Decrees in Chancery for Performance thereof."

"28. An Act for vesting the Manor of Alveston and other Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Gloucester, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced severally, in these Words; videlicet,

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

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

Adjourn.

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