House of Lords Journal Volume 17
20 November 1702

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 20 November 1702', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 169-170. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14605 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 20 Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carlisle.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
March. Normanby, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Kent.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex. 2.
Comes Sandwich. 1.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Gloucester takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Lord Bishop of Gloucester took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Sherrard versus Harcourt & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Brownlow Sherard Esquire, and Dame Mary his Wife, who was Relict, Devisee, and Executrix, of Sir Richard Anderson Baronet deceased, from several Decrees and Orders of the Court of Chancery, made the Sixteenth of May One Thousand Seven Hundred, the One and Thirtieth of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, the Five and Twentieth of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, and the One and Thirtieth of October last, and the Proceedings thereupon, on the Behalf of Symon Harcourt Esquire, and Henry and Richard Harcourt his Sons; and praying the Reversal of the said Decrees and Orders:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Simon Harcourt and his said Sons may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant November, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.

March. Worcester versus D. of Beaufort's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Rebecca Marchioness of Worcester; shewing, "That, by an Order of this House, the Bill, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, the Estate of Henry Duke of Beaufort, according to Agreements made upon his Marriage, and for other Purposes in the said Act mentioned, is appointed to be read on Monday next; which Bill is founded upon Articles of Agreement therein mentioned, and Indentures dated the Thirtieth of June One Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-seven, the Thirtieth of October One Thousand Six Hundred Sixtytwo, and the Twentieth of May One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-four, which the Petitioner hath not yet seen;" and praying, "That she may have Copies of the said Articles and Indentures; and that the Reading of the Bill may be put off some Time longer:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be read the Second Time on Monday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant November, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon, and the Petitioner then heard by her Counsel; and that the Duke of Beaufort, or his Agents, do give Copies of the said Articles and Deeds, or put in an Answer to this House to shew Cause to the contrary.

Queen's Answer about the Bp. of Worcester.

The Duke of Somerset reported, "That he and the other Lords had attended Her Majesty, with the Address of this House agreed to Yesterday: And Her Majesty was pleased to return this Answer to it; (videlicet,)

"I agree, that every Peer and Lord of Parliament, and indeed every other Person, ought to have an Opportunity of being heard, to any Matters objected against him, before he be punished.

"I have not yet received any Complaint of the Bishop of Worcester; but I look upon it as My undoubted Right, to continue, or displace, any Servant attending upon My own Person, when I shall think proper."

State of Trade.

The Lord Dartmouth, from the Commissioners of Trade, pursuant to the Order of the Seventh Instant, laid before the House an Account of the State of the Trade of this Kingdom, since the last Session of Parliament.

Returning Thanks to the Queen, for her Answer to Address, Debate about.

The House being moved, "To return Her Majesty humble Thanks, for agreeing to the just Rights and Privileges of the People of England; and to assure Her Majesty That this House, in their late Address, had not the least Thought or Intention of lessening Her Majesty's Prerogative in any Kind:"

Whereupon a Debate arose; and it being proposed, To adjourn the Debate till To-morrow Morning:"

After some Time, it was ORDERED, That the Debate of this Matter shall be now adjourned to this Day Sevennight; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

No Lord to suffer any Punishment by the Proceedings of H. C. but according to the antient Methods of Parliament.

Then the House being moved "To declare, That no Lord of this House ought to suffer any Sort of Punishment, by any Proceedings of the House of Commons, otherwise than according to the known and antient Rules and Methods of Parliament:"

It was proposed, "To adjourn."

Then the Question was put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the main Question was proposed and stated, (videlicet,) "That no Lord of this House ought to suffer any Sort of Punishment, by any Proceedings of the House of Commons, otherwise than according to the known and antient Rules and Methods of Parliament?"

Then the previous Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, "That no Lord of this House ought to suffer any Sort of Punishment, by any Proceedings of the House of Commons, otherwise than according to the known and antient Rules and Methods of Parliament?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

It is Resolved and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Lord of this House ought to suffer any Sort of Punishment, by any Proceedings of the House of Commons, otherwise than according to the known and antient Rules and Methods of Parliament.

It being proposed, "To print this Resolution:"

The Question was put, "Whether this Resolution be printed with the Address and Her Majesty's Answer thereunto?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolution, Address, and Answer, to be printed.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the Address of this House presented to Her Majesty Yesterday, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, together with the Resolution of this House made this Day, be forthwith printed and published.

Adjourn

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum primum diem instantis Novembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.