House of Lords Journal Volume 18
30 March 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 30 March 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 691-693. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29745 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Mercurii, 30 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunel. & D. Crewe.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Dorsett & Middl'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I' lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.

PRAYERS.

Hastings 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 Churchill Hastings an Infant, by Robert Nettles his Guardian; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

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

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of the Manor of Backwell, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees, to be sold, pursuant to the Will of Caroletta Nettles deceased, and a Decree in Chancery."

Messages from H. C. to return Pierpoint's Charity Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better establishing certain Charities of John Pierrepont;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the Amendments were read Thrice, and agreed to; and Ordered, That the Commons have Notice thereof.

Sir Roger Bradshaigh's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Dolben and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Fourth Part of a Fourth Part (being the Share of Sir Roger Bradshaigh Baronet) of the Estate of the late Countess of Oxford, to be sold, to pay Portions and Debts; and, with the Remainder of the Money arising by such Sale, to purchase other Lands, to be settled to the same Uses as his Paternal Estate is by his Marriage Settlement;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments, made to the said Bill.

and the Bill to prevent laying Wagers relating to the Public.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the laying of Wagers relating to the Public;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Minshull's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Term for Five Hundred Years, created by Richard Minshull Esquire and his Trustees, for securing the Payment of Eight Thousand Pounds and Interest."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Gery and Mr. Rogers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Frauds relating to Stamp Duties, to prevent, Bill;

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for redressing and preventing several Frauds and Practices relating to Her Majesty's Duties upon stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and regulating the Clerks and Attornies of the Courts of Queen's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster."

After the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for redressing and preventing several Frauds and Practices relating to Her Majesty's Duties upon stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and regulating the Clerks and Attornies of the Courts of Queen's Bench and Common Pleas at Westm'r;" and hearing Counsel for the Earl of Thanet (pursuant to Order) against a Clause in the Bill relating to UnderSheriffs:

Clause in it concerning Under Sheriffs, to be omitted.

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock: And it is also Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, that they leave out the Clause in the Bill relating to Under-Sheriffs.

No Clause to be annexed to a Bill of Aid or Supply, foreign to the Matter thereof.

The House taking into Consideration the Order or Declaration of this House the Ninth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, and also that of the Eight and Twentieth of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, against annexing any Clause, or Clauses, to a Bill of Aid or Supply, the Matter of which is foreign to, and different from, the Matter of the said Bill of Aid or Supply:

It is Ordered, That such Lords of this House as have not signed the same may sign the same, if they think fit.

Which Declaration and Order is as follows:

It is Declared and Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the annexing any Clause or Clauses to a Bill of Aid or Supply, the Matter of which is foreign to, and different from, the Matter of the said Bill of Aid or Supply, is unparliamentary, and tends to the Destruction of the Constitution of this Government.

"Lincoln. Rochford. Herbert."
"W. Carliol. Byron.
"Ofsp. Exon. Leicester.

D. of Dover, Leave to sign the Protest when he comes next to the House.

The House being moved, "That the Journal of this House may be carried to the Duke of Dover, for him to sign the Protestation entered Yesterday; he being sick, and not able to attend:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Duke shall have Liberty to sign the same when he shall come next to this House.

Yorkshire Cloth, Bill:

The House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining the Lengths and Breadths of Woollen Cloth made in the County of York."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Steward reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining the Lengths and Breadths of Woollen Cloth made in the County of York."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, as amended, 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 Mr. Gery and Mr. Rogers:

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

Midd'x Register Bill.

Then the House (pursuant to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the public registering of all Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills, that shall be made of, or that may affect, any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the County of Midd'x, after the Day of."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Sunderland reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had made some further Progress in the Bill; and desire another Day may be appointed, for the Committee to proceed therein."

Ordered, That, on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee again, to proceed further on the said Bill.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.