House of Lords Journal Volume 17
24 February 1704

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 24 February 1704', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 455-458. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14742 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 24 Februarii.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Southampton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawel.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Harvey.

PRAYERS.

Sword-blade Company, Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to discharge the Governor and Company for making hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds Seven Shillings, One Penny Half-penny, by Mistake overcharged in the Purchase-money for several forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, purchased by them," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to discharge the Governor and Company for making hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds, Seven Shillings, One Penny Half-penny, by Mistake overcharged in the Purchase-Money for several forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, purchased by them."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Keyt's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Oxford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Manor of Creech, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to enable them to renew Leases, for the Maintenance of the Younger Sons of William Keyt Esquire, during their Minority," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Manor of Creech, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to enable them to renew Leases, for the Maintenance of the Younger Sons of William Keyt Esquire, during their Minority."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Supply Bill's Annuities, &c.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, for carrying on the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions, by selling Annuities, at several Rates, and for such respective Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

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

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of John Holden Gentleman, and Robert Holden his Son, for Payment of their Debts, and disposing Younger Children Apprentices;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment made to the said Bill.

Sir C. Bickerstaff's Bill:

The Earl of Winchilsea reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe Knight in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter;" as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe Knight in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter."

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:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made therein.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from thence, that they agree to them.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Colonel Lee and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Estates of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe Knight in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Queen present:

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being also in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons, "That it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."

Who being come; their Speaker made a short Speech to Her Majesty, in relation to the Aid Bill to be passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments took the said Bill from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of that, and the Bills following; videlicet,

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, for carrying on the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions, by selling Annuities, at several Rates, and for such respective Terms or Estates as are therein mentioned."

To which Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent as follows,

"La Reyne remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for the public registering of all Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills, that shall be made, of any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the West Riding of the County of York, after the Nine and Twentieth Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four."

"3. An Act for the erecting a Workhouse in the City of Worcester, for setting the Poor on Work there."

"4. An Act for enlarging the Term of Years granted by an Act, passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Eleventh and Twelfth Year of King William the Third, for the Repair of Dover Harbour."

"5. An Act to repeal a Proviso in an Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, which prevents the Citizens of the City of York from disposing of their Personal Estates by their Wills, as others inhabiting within the Province of York, by that Act, may do."

"6. An Act for the Increase of Seamen, and better Encouragement of Navigation, and Security of the Coal Trade."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these words; (videlicet,)

"La Reyne le veult."

"7. An Act to enable the Guardian of the Earl of Warwick and Holland, during his Minority, to make Leases of several Messuages, in or near West-Smithfield."

"8. An Act for settling and confirming several Exchanges, with Ralph Earl Montagu, of several Lands and Common, of Simon Motton and others, lying in Gedington, in the County of Northampton, for several Lands of the said Earl's lying near to the same; and for confirming several Agreements relating to the said Exchanges."

"9. An Act for confirming the Execution of a certain Agreement, made between Ralph Lord Grey Baron of Werke, and Charies Lord Ossulstone and the Lady Mary his Wife, touching certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Northumberland, Middl'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."

"10. An Act for vesting several Estates in the Counties of Cornwal and Devon, and several Leasehold Estates, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Portions for the Younger Children of George Lord Carteret deceased; and for laying out the Overplus of the Money raised by such Sales in Purchase of other Lands."

"11. An Act for Sale of the Estate of Henry Lord Viscount Dillon, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling an Equivalent, in other Part of his Estate, on the Viscountess his Wife, for her Jointure."

"12. An Act to enable Sir George Wheeler Knight, and Doctor in Divinity, to make Leases of some Houses and Ground, in Channon-Row, in Westminster."

"13. An Act to enable Sir John Astley Baronet to make a Jointure upon his Marriage, during his Minority; and to enable him to buy in any Rent Charge, or other Incumbrance, upon his Estate."

"14. An Act for confirming and better Execution of Articles, and the Agreements therein contained, for the Disposition and Division of the Estate of the late Lord Jermyn among his Coheirs."

"15. An Act for supplying the Defect of the Execution of a Power in Sir John Ivory Knight deceased, for making Provision for his Younger Children."

"16. An Act to enable Sir Thomas Tipping Baronet to sell the Manor of Ickford, in the County of Bucks, for Payment of a Debt charged thereon; and laying out the Surplus-money in Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses."

"17. An Act to discharge the Governor and Company for making hollow Sword Blades in England, of the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-four Pounds, Seven Shillings, One Penny Half-penny, by Mistake overcharged in the Purchasemoney for several forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, purchased by them."

"18. An Act for vesting several Estates of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe Knight in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter."

"19. An Act for Sale of certain Lands in Charwelton, in the County of Northampton; of William Adams Clerk, for Payment of Debts, and of Portions to his Younger Brothers and Sisters; and settling other Lands, of greater Value; upon his Wife and Children, in Lieu thereof."

"20. An Act for vesting the Estate of Thomas Legh, late of Ridge, in the County of Chester, Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Payment of his Debts, perfecting his Purchases, and better effecting the Purposes in his Will."

"21. An Act for the making void certain Uses, Estates, and Trusts, limited in the Marriage Settlement of Henry Awdley Esquire, of certain Manors and Lands contained in that Settlement; and settling other Manors and Lands, of better Value, to and for the same Uses, Estates, and Trusts."

"22. An Act to enable Robert Cawdron Esquire to settle Part of his Estate (which he has improved) for raising Portions for his Younger Children."

"23. An Act for vesting Lands in Essex, devised by Sir Robert Kemp Knight deceased, to the Children and Grandchildren of Elizabeth Outlaw One of his Sisters and Coheirs, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Benefit of the Devisees."

"24. An Act for the vesting of Nine Messuages in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Middl'x, being the Estate of William Jarman and Mary his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling, in Lieu thereof, a Messuage and certain Lands, in Whipsnade, Tottrenhoe, and Studham, in the County of Bedford."

"25. An Act to enable John Jenkins Esquire to sell Lands, in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, for Payment of Debts charged thereupon."

"26. An Act for vesting in Trustees Part of the Estate of Thomas Harlackenden Bowes Esquire, for Payment of the Debts and Legacies wherewith the said Estate is charged; and for preserving the Residue, clear of all Charges, for the Benefit of Thomas Bowes Esquire, an Infant."

"27. An Act to enable Arabella Foot to lay out Monies belonging to her Son Topham Foot, in Purchases of Lands for his Benefit."

"28. An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer of England, or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, to compound with John Ferrar Esquire, for a Debt due from him, as Surety for John Mason Gentleman, late Receiver General for the County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely."

"29. An Act for the vesting the Manor of Michael Church, in the County of Radnor, and other Lands in the County of Salop, of Mary Bowdler and William Bowdler Gentleman, in certain Trustees, for Payment of the Debts, and making Provision for the Younger Children of the said William Bowdler."

"30. An Act for settling the Manor of Creech, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to enable them to renew Leases, for the Maintenance of the Younger Sons of William Keyt Esquire deceased, during their Minority."

"31. An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of John Holden Gentleman, and Robert Holden his Son, for Payment of their Debts, and for disposing of Younger Children Apprentices."

"32. An Act for naturalizing Isaac Kopps."

"33. An Act for naturalizing Rene Ranc, Mathew Decker, and others."

"34. An Act for naturalizing Henry Boisroud de St. Leger, Peter de la Grainge, Lewis Wadden, and others."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally in the Words following; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.

Queen's Answer to Address.

The Lord Wharton reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, in relation to the Scotch Conspiracy; (videlicet),

"That Her Majesty will give immediate Order for a Proclamation, as desired."

Royston & Caxton Highways, Bill:

The Bill, (intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways between Royston and Caxton, in the County of Cambridge, for the better enforcing the repairing the Highway from Birdlip, and the Top of Crickly-Hill, in the County of Gloucester, to the City of Gloucester,") being proposed to be read a Second Time; and Debate thereupon:

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

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Rejected.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.