House of Lords Journal Volume 18
4 April 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 4 April 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 696-697. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29749 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 4 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Halifax.

Prayers.

Bp. St. Asaph takes the Oaths.

This Day William Lord Bishop of St. Asaph took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Midd'x Register Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee of the whole House, 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 Middl'x, after the Day of ", as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Privileges of Ambassadors, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Privileges of Ambassadors, and other Public Ministers, of Foreign Princes and States."

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 Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Meller:

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

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming to Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and his Heirs, a House, and enclosed Fourth Part of the Park of Havering, in the County of Essex, in Recompence and Satisfaction of his Interests in the Office or Custody of the said House and Park;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marq. of Lindsey's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming to Robert Marquis of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and his Heirs, a House, and enclosed Fourth Part of the Park of Havering, in the County of Essex, in Recompence and Satisfaction of his Interests in the Office or Custody of the said House and Park."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Commissions of Sewers, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for rendering more effectual the Laws concerning Commissions of Sewers."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, at Twelve a Clock.

E. Clanriccard's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Earl of Clanriccard (lately called Lord Bophin) of the Kingdom of Ireland, in relation to his Estate; and for the more effectual selling or setting the Estate of the said Earl to Protestants."

Ordered, That the Confideration of the said last mentioned Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Halifax.

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

Dillon to be heard against a Clause in E. Clanriccard's Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of James Dillon Esquire; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Earl of Clanriccard (lately called Lord Bophin) of the Kingdom of Ireland, in relation to his Estate; and for the more effectual selling or setting the Estate of the said Earl to Protestants:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel (according to the Prayer of his Petition), on Thursday next, at the Bar of this House; and also Counsel for the Earl of Clanriccard, if he think fit.

And Villers to be heard against a Clause in it.

Upon reading the Petition of John Villers, claiming the Title of Earl of Buckingham; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Earl of Clanriccard (lately called Lord Bophin) of the Kingdom of Ireland, in relation to his Estate; and for the more effectual selling or setting the Estate of the said Earl to Protestants:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel, on Thursday next, at Twelve a Clock, according to the Prayer of his Petition; and also Counsel for the Earl of Clanriccard, if he think fit.

Exportation of Corn:

The House (pursuant to Order) taking into Consideration the Subject-matter of Transporting Corn at this Juncture:

Quantities exported, Account of, and the Prices, to be laid before the House.

It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Customs do forthwith lay before this House, an Account of what Quantities of Corn have been exported, since Lady-day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, to this Time, and for what Places; as also of the Prices it has been at when exported, and what Price it is now at in or near the Ports from whence it was exported.

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall take into further Consideration the Price of Corn at this Juncture, on Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.