House of Lords Journal Volume 16
25 April 1699

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 25 April 1699', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 449-451. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13726 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 25 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset & Mid'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley. 2.
Ds. Jeffreys. 1.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Ships K. Wm. and Char. II. to free from Penalties, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discharge the Ships King William and Charles the Second from the Penalties of the Act of Navigation."

Legg et al. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Richard Legg and others."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Methwold's Bill.

Hodie 3a 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 said out in improving the same."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it and Legg's Bill.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Sir Robert Legard:

To return the Two last Bills abovementioned, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bills.

Ship Hope, to trade as a free Ship, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Ship Hope (of great Length, and very serviceable for bringing Masts into this Kingdom) to trade as an English-built Ship."

Sir David Collien et al. Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Sir David Collier, Isaac La Melionere, and others," 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.

Supply Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million Four Hundred Eighty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds, One Shilling, Eleven Pence Three Farthings, for disbanding the Army, providing for the Navy, and other necessary Occasions."

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

Message from H. C. to return Bull's Bill.

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

To return 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;" to which they have agreed, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Which, being read Twice, was agreed to; and ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

the Bill for the Ships Hawke and Rainbow, to trade as free Ships; and the Bill for encouraging Savery's Invention.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ships Hawk and Rainbow to trade as English-built Ships;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

And also to put this House in Mind of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Settlements made by Papists from disinheriting their Protestant Heirs."

Also a Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Scobell and others:

To return the Bill, 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;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.

Gell against the Bill for the general Quiet of the Subject against defective Titles, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Gell Esquire; shewing, "That he hath a Lease from the Crown, of several derelict Lands in the County of Flint; and being informed there is an Act now before this House, intituled, An Act for the general Quiet of the Subject against all Pretensions of Concealments, Encroachments, and other defective Titles; and praying to be heard, by his Counsel, before the said Act doth pass:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, as desired, on Friday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time also His Majesty's Attorney General and the Lord Mayor of London may be heard, if they think fit; and that then also the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

Message from H. C. to return Weslyd's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, 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;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.

Doughty versus Cotton.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Philip Doughty is Appellant, and Thomas Cotton and others are Respondents, on Monday the First Day of May next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Report of the Conference on the Billingsgate Market, Bill.

Then the House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference had with the House of Commons, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendment made by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making Billingsgate a free Market for Sale of Fish."

And the House agreed, to insist on their Proviso (A) added to the said Bill.

Committee to prepare Reasons for insisting on the Proviso.

Then the Lords following were appointed to draw Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for their insisting on the said Proviso; (videlicet,)

Ds. Præses.
D. Devon.
D. Somerset.
M. Halifax.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Tankerville.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Jeffreys.

Their Lordships, or any Three 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.

Counter et al. to continue the Imprisonment of, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Imprisonment of Counter and others, for the late horrid Conspiracy to assassinate the Person of His Sacred Majesty."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Ferrers reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Imprisonment of Counter and others, for the late horrid Conspiracy to assassinate the Person of His Sacred Majesty."

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.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Godfrey Copley and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers and Soldiers as have been in His Majesty's Service during the late War, to exercise Trades, and for Officers to account with their Soldiers;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Militia Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee on the said Bill, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.

Seamens Petition for Relief.

Upon reading the Petition of William Davis and others, Seamen, in Behalf of themselves and others; as also the Petition of John Bayly and others, in Behalf of themselves and the Ships Company belonging to The Monke:

Wilson versus Monoux:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petitions shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Jane Wilson Widow, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Eleventh Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, against Lewis Monoux, Francis Brace, and James Yarway; as also upon the Answer of the said Lewis Monoux put in thereunto; and, upon due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:

Judgement affirmed.

It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Jane Wilson shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which she appealed shall be, and is hereby, affermed.

Adjourn.

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