House of Lords Journal Volume 17
14 December 1703

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 14 December 1703', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 347-348. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14698 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 14 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Southampton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Harvey.

PRAYERS.

Colonel Leighton's Petition rejected.

Whereas the Petition of Colonel Baldwin Leighton was Yesterday brought into the House, and read, complaining of Delays in the Court of Queen's Bench; which was agreed to lie on the Table:

After hearing this Day the Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, it is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

L. Grey Wark, Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable Ralph Lord Grey of Wark; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Confirmation of the Execution of certain Agreements, made between the Petitioner and others, touching certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Northumberland and Middl'x, and City of London; and also concerning other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the said County of Northumberland, County Palatine of Durham, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed:

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.

Adams, Lea for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of William Adams, of Charlton, in the County of Northampton Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to sell some of his entailed Estate, for Payment of his Debts, that lies distant from him; and to settle other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the same Uses:

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.

Bourne versus Hunt, 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

Edward Bourne & al. are Plaintiffs, Contra Phillip Hunt Defendant.

Ashby versus White & al. in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Mathew Ashby: "That he hath prosecuted a Writ of Error in this House, whereunto William White and others are Defendants, whereupon Errors are assigned, and Issue joined; and praying, That a short Day may be appointed, so hearing the Errors argued:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued, in this Case, on Tuesday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.

Treaties and Papers brought in.

This Day the Earl of Nottingham delivered the Treaties and Papers; the Titles whereof were read as followeth; (videlicet,)

1. "Copy of the Offensive Alliance with Portugal."

2. "Copy of the Defensive Alliance with Portugal."

3. "A Translation of the Defensive Alliance with Portugal."

4. "A Translation of the Offensive Alliance with Portugal."

5. "Copy of the Treaty with the Elector Palatine, for Troops, 17th May, 1703."

6. "Treaty with The States, about additional Troops, 15th March, 170&2/3."

7. "Traité pour les Troupes de Lunebourg, pour l'Anne 1704."

8. "Convention with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, for One Regiment, 31 March, 1703."

9. "Copy of the Convention and separate Articles with the Duke of Holsteyn, 15th March, 1703."

10. "Convention avec l'Evêque de Munster, 13 Mar. 1703."

11. "Treaty with Saxe Gotha, 6 March, 1703."

12. "Translation of the Treaty with Saxe Gotha, 27 March, 1703."

13. "Translation of the Renewal of the Convention of Lunenbourg Troops, for the Year 1704."

14. "Translation of the Convention for &frac;m/26 Men, Augmentation, 15th March, 1703."

15. "Translation of the Capitulation with Hesse Cassell, 31th March, 1703."

16. "Translation of the Convention with Holstein Gottorp, for Troops, 15th March, 1703."

17. "Translation of the Convention between The States of Holland and the Bishop of Munster, 13th March, 1703."

18. "Translation of the Convention with the Elector Palatine, for Troops, 17th May, 1703."

Boucher and Ogleby, Address for them to be secured.

The House being informed, "That there is a Letter from one Boucher, in Custody, with others, who are dangerous Persons to the Government, and lately come out of France:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty from this House, and humbly desire Her Majesty, "That She will be pleased to give Order, that Boucher and Ogleby, and the several other Persons that are taken with them, be safely secured; and that no Person be suffered to speak with them until they shall be examined."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bromley and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Occasional Conformity;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Occasional Conformity, Bill to prevent:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Occasional Conformity."

Then it was proposed, "Not to read the Bill a Second Time."

After long Debate;

Not to be read a Second Time:

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be read a Second Time?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Protest against that Resolution.

"Dissentient.
Buckingham, C. P. S.
Godolphin.
Marlborough.
Nottingham.
De Longueville.
Rochester.
Thanet.
Northampton.
Guilford.
Jersey.
Lawarr.
Abingdon.
Carmarthen.
Winchilsea.
H. London.
Tho. Roffen.
Weymouth.
Geo. Asaph.
Granville.
N. Cestriens.
Weston.
Gernsey.
Stawell."

Bill rejected:

Then this Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient.
Godolphin.
Thanet.
Rochester.
Lawarr.
Northampton.
Marlborough.
Winchilsea.
Nottingham.
Abingdon.
De Longueville.
Weymouth.
H. London.
Guilford.
Tho. Roffen.
Granville.
Geo. Asaph.
Gernsey.
Jersey.
Weston.
N. Cestriens.
Carmarthen.
Carnarvon.
Stawell."

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Occasional Conformity," shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conyers and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Boucher's Letter.

The Earl of Nottingham acquainted the House, "That he had the Letter, which was mentioned this Day, directed,

"For Leftenant Generall Lumley, at hes Hous in Lister Filds,

"London.
Subscribed,
J. Boucher.
Es. Bone,
ye &frac10/703;."

Which Letter was read.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum quintum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.