House of Lords Journal Volume 16
27 May 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 27 May 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 299-301. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13622 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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DIE Veneries, 27 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Radnor. 2.
Comes Burlington. 1.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Reneau & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Hillary Reneu and others."

Garon & al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Garon and others:"

Walter's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing the Portions intended by Sir William Walter Baronet, deceased, for his Children by the Lady Mary Walter his Second Wife; and for preventing all Doubts which might arise upon the Construction of the Articles and Will therein mentioned."

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

D. Bolton.
March. Halifax.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townsbend.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Ninth Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Jenkin's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Jenkin Merchant to sell Part of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts."

Cecil's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in Maydstone, and elsewhere, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, for the Benefit of Diana Cecill and her Heirs."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Two last Bills be referred to the Committee abovenamed.

Lottery Tickets, for better Payment of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better and more orderly Payment of the Lottery Tickets now payable out of certain additional Duties of Excise, and of other Annuities lately payable out of the Tonnage Duties."

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

Message from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Colt and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting a Coperas Work, late Part of the Estate of Robert Mascall Esquire deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and other Charges thereupon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing the Embezzlement of His Majesty's Stores of War, and preventing Cheats, Frauds, and Abuses, in paying Seamens Wages;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sheppard & al. versus Wright & al.

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of the Cause wherein Dormer Sheppard and others are Appellants, and Joseph Wright and others Respondents:

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 Friday the Third Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Leeward Islands, Planters, for the Bill to settle the African Trade.

Upon reading the Petition of the Planters and Merchants of His Majesty's Cariby Islands in America; praying, "That they may be heard, for the Bill, intituled, "An Act to settle the Trade to Affrica:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Tilsley & al. versus Wright & al.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Thomas Tilsley and Anne Potenger are Appellants, and Angelot Wright and others Respondents, on Friday the Tenth Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock.

Returning Juries at the Assizes, &c. Bill for.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Return of Juries at the Assizes and Sessions," shall be read the Second Time on Tuesday the One and Thirtieth Instant, at Eleven a Clock; and that the Judges do then attend: And also, That they have the said Bill, and the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Discovery and suppressing of House-breakers," delivered them, to peruse in the mean Time.

Sir C. Bradshaw versus Sutton.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Sir Cornwall Bradshaw is Appellant, and William Sutton Respondent, on Monday the Sixth Day of June next, at Eleven of the Clock.

New Forest, Bill for preserving Timber in.

The Lord Herbert reported from the Committee of the whole House, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest in the County of South'ton," as fit to pass, with several Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

A Clause being offered;

ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be re-committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently; and to consider of the said Clause.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee again on the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert reported the Clause offered at the Committee.

Which Clause was read Twice, and agreed to.

ORDERED, That the Clause be engrossed, and the Bill read the Third Time To-morrow Morning.

Longueville's Answer to the Impeachment against him.

Peter Longueville was called in; and, kneeling, delivered his Answer, at the Bar, to the Articles of Impeachment against him.

Which was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"The humble Answer of Peter Longueville, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him and others, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

"This Defendant, saving and reserving to himself all Advantage and Benefit of Exception to the Generality, Uncertainty, and other Insufficiencies, of the said Articles; of which he humbly prays that Notice may be taken, and a just Regard may be had by your Lordships: He faith, That he is not guilty of all or any the Matters by the said Articles of Impeachment charged against him, in Manner and Form as they are charged against him; and, for his Trial thereof, putteth himself upon, and humbly submitteth to, the Judgement of your Lordships; whose Justice he doth and ever shall rely upon, and therein acquiesce.

"Peter Longueville."

Goudet & al. to consider of their Pleas.

John Goudet, David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, were also severally called in; and, kneeling at the Bar, delivered their several Pleas to the Articles of Impeachment against them.

And, being withdrawn, were again called in; and asked, "If they would abide by their Pleas now put in, or plead Not Guilty?"

Of which they had Time allowed them to consider, till To-morrow, Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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