House of Lords Journal Volume 16
20 December 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 20 December 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 354-355. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13658 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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DIE Martis, 20 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, C. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Sommerset.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Essex. 2.
Comes Thanet. 1.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes:

Anthony Earl of Kent.

Charles Earl of Winchilsea.

Thomas Lord Leigh.

Smallman versus Brayne.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Smallman and Thomas Gregory, from a Decree pronounced the Two and Twentieth of July last, in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer Chamber, at the Suit of Humphry Brayne and Richard Walker; praying, "That the said Decree may be reversed; and that a Trial at Law may be had, to ascertain the Custom mentioned in the Appeal:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Humphry Brayne and Richard Walker may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Friday the Twentieth Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Fitch versus Attorney General and Commissioners of the Navy.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Fitch Esquire, from a Decree made in the Exchequer Chamber, the Five and Twentieth of July, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, in a Cause there lately depending, between the said John Fitch Complainant, and the King's Attorney General and the Commissioners of the Navy Defendants; and praying, Relief in the Matters complained of in the said Appeal:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Attorney General and Commissioners of the Navy may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Third Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Sir Sewster Peyton versus Skelton.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Sewster Peyton Baronet, from several Decrees and Orders of the Court of Chancery, in several Causes there, between John Skelton Esquire and Frances his Wife Complainants, and the Petitioner by his Guardian Defendant; et é contra; and Humphry Browne Gentleman Complainant, and the Petitioner by his Guardian, and the said John Skelton, Defendants; and the Petitioner by his Guardian Complainant, and the said Humphry Browne and John Skelton Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Orders and Decrees:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Skelton and Humphry Browne may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to answer thereunto, in Writing, on Tuesday the Third Day of January next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

E. of Darwentwater's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more easy and certain Payment of the Debts of Edward Earl of Darwentwater, by Sale of Woods and Timber; and for enabling him to raise Money, for Discharge of Incumbrances upon Part of his Estate."

Committee to draw an Address on His Majesty's Speech.

After having read His Majesty's most Gracious Speech; these Lords following were appointed to draw an Address, to be presented to His Majesty, expressing the Sense of this House thereupon; and report the same to this House:

Comes Pembroke, C. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Sommerset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Essex.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Ashburnham.
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.

Farewell's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Elizabeth Farewell."

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

Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday the Fourth Day of January 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.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) vicesimum secundum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.