House of Lords Journal Volume 17
1 March 1704

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 1 March 1704', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 464-465. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14747 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 1 Martii, post meridiem.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Orford.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Leimpster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Scotch Conspiracy:

The House being acquainted, by the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Scotch Conspiracy, "That there are Three Persons, who, by the Informations they have received, the Committee think fit should be examined, in relation to the Scotch Conspiracy; and therefore the Committee is of Opinion, that they be taken into Custody, if the House think fit."

Hereupon it was ordered as follows:

Major Bowcher attached.

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith take into his Custody the Body of Major Richard Bowcher, alias Boucher, and keep him in safe Custody, in order to his being examined by the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Scotch Conspiracy; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

"To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof."

Sir T. Steward, alias Ld. Belcasky,

The like Order, for taking into Custody Sir Thomas Steward, alias Lord Belcasky.

and Jackson attached.

The like Order, for taking into Custody Mr. Jackson, of Grays Inne, in the County of Middl'x.

After hearing the Judges, in relation to the Trial of James Boucher, pursuant to the Order Yesterday:

Address for a Pardon for Boucher, on his making a full Discovery:

It was proposed, "That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, from this House, That if James Boucher, who now stands attainted of High Treason, shall make an ingenuous and full Confession of what he knows, relating to any Conspiracy and Correspondence with France, against the Government, during the Reign of His late Majesty and that of Her present Majesty, and any Designs against the Succession of the Crown as established by Law, Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to grant him Her Pardon; but that he may have no Hopes given him of Pardon without such Confession."

After Debate, Whether these Words, videlicet, ["But that he may have no Hopes given him of Pardon, without such Confession,"] shall stand Part of the Address?

The Question was put, "Whether these Words, (videlicet,) ["But that he may have no Hopes given him of Pardon, without such Confession,"] shall stand Part of the Address?

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against some Words in it.

"Dissentient.

"Bedford.
Granville.
Rochester.
Northampton.
Abingdon.
Geo. Asaph.
Guilford.
Carnarvon."

Then this Question was put, "Whether this Address shall be made to Her Majesty?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Address was read entire, and agreed to, as followeth:

"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be made to Her Majesty, from this House, That if James Boucher, who now stands attainted of High Treason, shall make an ingenuous and full Confession, of what he knows, relating to any Conspiracy or Correspondence with France, against the Government, during the Reign of His late Majesty and that of Her present Majesty, and any Design against the Succession of the Crown as established by Law, Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to grant him Her Pardon; but that he may have no Hopes given him of Pardon, without such Confession."

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Duke of Bolton and Earl Marshal do attend Her Majesty, with the Address.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill;

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for further Explanation and Regulation of Privilege of Parliament, in relation to Persons in Public Offices;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

and to return Torr's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Kay and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of James Torr Gentleman, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for settling the other Part thereof, to the Uses therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Protestant Subjects of Orange, Nat. Bill, to be prepared.

The House being moved, "That the Judges may be ordered to bring in a Bill, for naturalizing all the Protestant Subjects of the Principality of Orange, who have departed their Country upon the Account of their Religion, who are, or shall, come and settle in this Kingdom:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the Judges shall prepare, and bring in, a Bill as abovementioned?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do forthwith prepare, and bring in, a Bill for naturalizing all the Protestant Subjects of the Principality of Orange, who have departed their Country upon the Account of their Religion, who are or shall come to settle in this Kingdom.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, secundum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.