House of Lords Journal Volume 18
16 March 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 16 March 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 668-669. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29733 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 16 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
Dux Dover.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Bindon.
Comes Mar.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Anth. Stafford, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, to whom was referred the Petition of Anthony Stafford Gentleman and Elizabeth his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition.

Parochial Libraries, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of Parochial Libraries, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom the Lord Willughby de Broke's Bill stands committed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Bill for Improvement of the Union.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving the Union of the Two Kingdoms."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Committee of the whole House, "That it is the Opinion of the Committee, that the Judges bring in an Account of the several Laws that relate to Treason, or Trials for Treason."

To which the House agreed; and ordered as follows:

"It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Judges now in Town do attend this House on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock; and that they bring with them an Account of the several Laws that relate to Treason and Trials for Treason."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Privileges of Ambassadors, and other Public Ministers, of Foreign Princes and States;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the First Time on Saturday next.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Masham and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and improving of Morison's Haven, and the Fort there, in the Shire of East Lothian, alias Hadingtoun;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dean of Windsor's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for annexing the Rectory or Parsonage of Hasely, in the County of Oxon, to the Deanry of Windsor; and for vesting the Rectory and Parochial Church of St. Mary's, alias North Church, Berkhamstead, in the County of Hertford, in the Dean and Cannons of Her Majesty's Free Chapel of St. George within Her Castle of Windsor, in Lieu thereof."

Rights of Patrons to Advowsons, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Rights of Patrons to Advowsons."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Viscount Townshend reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.