DIE Lunæ, 6 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux de Comit. Bucks & Normanby, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ld. Gower introduced.
This Day Sir John Leveson Gower Baronet being,
by Letters Patents, dated the Sixteenth of March One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, created Lord Gower
of Sittenham, was, in his Robes, introduced between the
Lord Lawarr and the Lord Granville, also in their Robes,
and preceded by the Earl of Abingdon (who executed
the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain); the Deputy
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Sir Henry St.
George Clarenceux officiating in this Ceremony as Garter
King of Arms, and carrying his Patent:
His Lordship presented the same to the Lord Keeper,
on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the
Clerk; and being read at the Table, as also his Writ of
Summons, dated Decimo Octavo Die Junii, Anno Secundo Reginæ, his Lordship was accordingly placed on
the lower End of the Barons Bench.
Then John Leveson Lord Gower took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and
subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Ashby versus White, in Error.
The House being informed, "That the Lord Chief
Justice attended, with a Writ of Error;" he was
called in; and, in the usual Manner, brought into the
House a Writ of Error, with a Transcript of the Record, wherein Mathew Ashby is Plaintiff, and William
White and others Defendants.
L. Viscount Dillon, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Lord Viscount
Dillon, of the Kingdom of Ireland; praying Leave to
bring in a Bill, for Sale of Part of his Estate in Ireland,
for Payment of his Debts, and for settling a Jointure
on his Wife:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath
hereby Leave given him for bringing in a Bill as desired.
L. Mohun versus D. Hamilton.
Whereas the Third Instant was appointed, for James
Duke of Hamilton to put in his Answer to the Appeal of
Charles Lord Mohun:
The House being this Day moved, "That a further
Day may be allowed him for answering thereunto,
he being sick in Scotland:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James
Duke of Hamilton shall answer to the said Appeal of
Charles Lord Mohun, peremptorily, on Tuesday the
One and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at
Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.
Irregularities at hearing Causes, Order to prevent.
The Lord Guilford reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of some proper Methods to
prevent Irregularities at the hearing Causes at the Bar
of this House.
And the First Paragraph being read; (videlicet,)
"That, on the Days Causes are appointed to be
heard, the Cause be called in precisely at Ten
a Clock; and no other Business to intervene:"
Was agreed to by the House.
Then the Second Paragraph being read; (videlicet,)
"That, before the Counsel begin, the Clerk write
under the Names of those Lords that are present the Hour the Cause was called in, and
that those Lords were then presen
Was disagreed to.
Then the Third Paragraph was read; (videlicet,)
"That the Lord Keeper do signify to the Counsel,
before they begin, that they keep close to the
Matter; and that the Second Counsel do not
repeat what the First hath said:"
And agreed to.
Then the Fourth Paragraph being read; (videlicet,)
"That, after the Counsel are withdrawn, the
Lord Keeper do command the Clerk to read
over the Names of the Lords that were present
at the calling in of the Cause:"
Was disagreed to.
Then the last Paragraph being read; (videlicet,)
"That the printed Cases be signed by such Counsel only as shall plead the Cause at this Bar:"
Was disagreed to.
Causes to be called at 10 o'Clock:
Counsel to keep close to the Matter, and not to repeat what the First hath said.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That, on the Days Causes are
appointed to be heard, the Cause be called in precisely
at Ten a Clock; and no other Business to intervene:
And that the Lord Keeper do signify to the Counsel, at
the Bar, before they begin, that they keep close to
the Matter; and that the Second Counsel do not repeat
what the First hath said.
Against buying and selling of Offices:
Tediousness of Suits:
And Records keeping.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next, at
Eleven a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider of Heads for a Bill, to prevent the
buying and selling of Offices; and that the Committee
do take into Consideration the Proceedings of the Courts
below, in relation to the Tediousness of Suits, and the
Prejudice of the Subjects thereby; and to consider of the
Methods of keeping Records in Offices, and how they
are kept; and to consider of Ways to remedy what shall
be found to be amiss.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis,
septimum diem instantis Decembris hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.