House of Lords Journal Volume 16
4 April 1699

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 4 April 1699', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 433-434. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13716 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 4 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Comes Pembroke, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Barnard.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice Treby sat Speaker.

Hawk and Rainbow, to trade as English Ships, Bill.

The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ships Hawk and Rainbow to trade as English-built Ships," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Bull's Bill.

The Lord Jeffreys also reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bull, an Infant, to sell his Lands in Kent, for the Payment of Debts and Annuities charged thereon, and for Provision of younger Children," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Message from H. C. to remind the Lords of the Billingsgate Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Davall:

To put this House in Mind of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Billingsgate a free Market, for Sale of Fish."

Message by One Member from H. C. not to be admitted.

The House taking Notice, this Day, that a Message was brought from the House of Commons by One Member:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for the future, when he observes any Message from the House of Commons, that is not attended with more than the Member that brings the Message, he doth acquaint such Member, "That he is not to be admitted alone."

Officers, Members of H. C. Bill to restrain the Number of.

Whereas this Day was appointed for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to restrain the Number of Officers sitting in the House of Commons:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time on Thursday the Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all the Lords be summoned the Day before that Day, to attend.

No new Business to be received.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, after this Day, this House will receive no new Private Business this Session of Parliament.

Williamson versus Attorney General, in Error.

This Day Mr. Baron Hatsell, in the usual Manner, brought in a Writ of Error from His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; (videlicet,)

Robert Williamson Plaintiff, against the Attorney General Defendant.

Hawk and Rainbow, to tradeas English Ships, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Ships Hawk and Rainbow to trade as Englishbuilt Ships."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Forster's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the confirming of a Grant and Settlement made by William Forster Esquire, of divers Manors and Lands, in the County Palatine of Durham, and County of Northumberland, to Thomas Lord Fairfax and others, upon certain Trusts and Uses therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Weslyd's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enabling Cyriac Weslyd Esquire, to sell some Part of his Estate, which, by Articles upon his Marriage, was agreed to be settled upon his Wife and Children; and for the settling of other Part of his Estate, of better Value, to the same Uses."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Savery's Invention, for raising Water, &c. Bill for Encouragement of:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of a new Invention by Thomas Savery, for raising Water, and occasioning Motion to all Sorts of Mill-work, by the impellent Force of Fire."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it, Weslyd's, and, Forster's Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

To carry down the said Three last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Methwold's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Methwold Esquire to raise the Sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds upon his Estate, by him laid out in improving the same."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee as Sedgmore Bill is committed; any Five of their Lordships, to meet on Wednesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Poor, to prevent being defrauded, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Poor from being defrauded, and Redress of several other Abuses."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee as Sedgmore Bill is committed; any Five of their Lordships, to meet on Tuesday the Eleventh Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Woodman versus Barton et al.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Joshua Woodman is Appellant, and Amy Barton and others are Respondents, on Saturday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Wyburgh versus Ld. Lonsdale:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Wyburgh, of Clifton, in the County of Westmerland, from a Decree of Dismission in the Court of Chancery, the Eighth Day of July One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety, on Behalf of John Lord Viscount Lonsdale; as also upon the Answer of the said Lord Viscount Lonsdale put in thereunto:

Judgement affirmed.

Upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Thomas Wyburgh shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which he appealed shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Adjourn.

Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.