House of Lords Journal Volume 17
21 December 1703

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 21 December 1703', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 356-357. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14704 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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DIE Martis, 21 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum. 2.
Epus. Roffen. 1.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxford.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Harvey.

PRAYERS.

Queen's Answer to Address.

The Lord Keeper reported, "That the House attended Her Majesty, with their Address; to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to give the following Answer; (videlicet,)

My Lords,

I am very glad to find that the Communication I made to this Parliament has been so acceptable to you.

"I make no Doubt of the Zeal of the House of Lords; nor shall My own ever be wanting, to secure My People from Dangers, to promote their Good and Happiness, to establish the Church of England and the Protestant Succession to all Posterity."

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, be forthwith printed and published.

The Lord Steward reported from the Lords Committees appointed to examine James Boucher and Ogleby, and others in Custody with them, the Examinations taken by their Lordships.

Address for Boucher to be prosecuted for High Treason.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, from this House, by the Lord Steward and the Duke of Somersett, laying before Her Majesty the Report from the Lords Committees for examining of James Boucher and others, with all Matters relating thereunto; and humbly desiring, from this House, "That Her Majesty will please to give Order that the said James Boucher be prosecuted by Mr. Attorney General for High Treason, according to Law; and also, that Her Majesty will please to give such Direction, for the Commitment, Prosecution, or Discharge, of the other Prisoners mentioned in the said Report, as to Her Majesty in Her Royal Wisdom shall be thought fit."

Boucher committed to Newgate.

Whereas James Boucher stands charged, for that he, having been in Arms in the Service of the late King James, in some Part of Europe, since the Thirteenth Day of February One Thousand Six Hundred Eightyeight, and did, since the Commencement of Her now Majesty's Reign, come into England, without License from Her Majesty under the Privy Seal; and it having been proved, upon the Oath of Thomas Nightingall, that he confessed the same; whereby he has incurred the Crime of High Treason, committed contrary to the Form of the Statute in that Case made and provided:

It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Boucher shall be, and he is hereby, committed Prisoner to the Prison of Newgate; there to be kept in close Custody, until he shall be delivered by due Course of Law: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To the Keeper of Her Majesty's Gaol of Newgate, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, in whose Custody James Boucher now is, do carry the said James Boucher to the Prison of Newgate.

Ogleby & al. to be delivered where the Queen shall direct.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, in whose Custody Ogleby and the others taken with (fn. *) him are, do deliver them (except James Boucher) to such Custody as Her Majesty shall appoint.

Kops, Leave for a Bill, Nat.

Upon reading the Petition of Jsaac Kops; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave given him to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Grange, Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Grange Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of several Fee-farm Rents in the County of Kent, and Messuages and Lands in the County of Surrey, of the Yearly Value of One Hundred and Thirty Pounds, or thereabouts (the Petitioner and his Wife having no Issue between them), for the Payment of Debts:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Audley, Leave for a Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Audley Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to make void a Settlement of Manors and Lands upon himself and Elizabeth his Wife, and the Issue of their Bodies, and the Remainder to other Uses; and to settle other Manors and Lands to the same Uses, Intents, and Purposes, of better Value, in the County of Essex:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave given him to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Report.

The Lord Weymouth delivered into this House the Report from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, of the Sixteenth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Three.

L. Grey Wark & al. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Execution of a certain Agreement, made between Ralph Lord Grey Baron of Warke, and Charles Lord Ossulstone and the Lady Mary his Wife, touching certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Northumberland, Midd'x, and City of London; and also between Lawrence Earl of Rochester and the said Lord Grey, concerning other Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the said County of Northumberland, County Palatine of Durham, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed."

Adjourn.

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

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* Origin. them.