House of Lords Journal Volume 18
21 April 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 21 April 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 718-725. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29763 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Jovis, 21 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Asaphen.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Dorchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Mar.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Lords Amendments to the Bill for continuing the Acts to prevent Coining, &c.

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

To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Lords Amendment to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom; as also an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes as is used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange; and also for continuing several Acts made in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."

To which the House agreed.

Conference appointed;

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The Lords following were appointed Managers; (videlicet,)

Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
March. Annandale.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Dartmouth.

The Commons being come to the Conference, the Managers Names were read; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

and reported:

And the Marquis of Dorchester reported, "That they had attended the Conference; and that the Commons do not agree to the Lords Amendment made to the said Bill, and gave their Reasons for it."

Agreed, Not to insist on the said Amendment.

Then,

Message to H. C. that the Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Bill.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Meller:

To acquaint them, that the Lords do not insist on their Amendment made to the said Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Message from thence, with the Queen's General Pardon.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Queen's most gracious General and Free Pardon;" which they had accepted, and agreed to.

Then the House was adjourned to Half an Hour after Two a Clock.

The House was resumed.

Commission for passing Bills.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty was pleased to grant a Commission under the Great Seal of Great Britain, for passing several Acts therein mentioned, directed to the same Lords Commissioners as before."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Then,

Three of the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Lord High Treasurer on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Sunderland on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and desire their Attendance presently, in the House of Peers.

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Her Majesty, not thinking fit to be personally present in Parliament, has been pleased to issue Her Commission, to authorize the Lords, empowered to hold this Parliament, to declare and notify to both Houses the Royal Assent to several Bills passed both Houses, in the said Commission mentioned: Which Commission we desire may be read."

Then the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"ANNE R.

"Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen, and perfectly understood, divers and sundry Acts, agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you, as hath been accustomed; the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; that is to say, "An Act for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising a further Supply to Her Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine:" "An Act for continuing several Impositions and Duties, to raise Money by Way of Loan; and for exporting British Copper and Brass Wire, Duty-free; and for circulating a further Sum in Exchequer Bills, in case a new Contract be made in that Behalf; and concerning the Oaths to be administered in relation to Italian Thrown Silks; and touching Oils and Plantation Goods of Foreigners, taken, or to be taken, as Prize; and concerning Drugs of America, to be imported from Her Majesty's Plantations; and for appropriating the Monies given in this Session of Parliament; and for making out Debentures for Two Transport Ships, in this Act named; and to allow a further Time for registering certain Debentures; and for Relief of Persons who have lost such Tickets, Exchequer Bills, Debentures, Tallies, or Orders, as in this Act are mentioned:" "An (fn. *) Act for ascertaining and directing the Payment of the Allowances to be made, for or upon the Exportation from Scotland of Fish, Bees, and Pork, cured with Foreign Salt, imported before the First Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven; and for disposing such Salt, still remaining in the Hands of Her Majesty's Subjects there; and for ascertaining and securing the Allowances for Fish and Flesh exported, and to be exported, from Scotland, for the future:" "An Act for improving the Union of the Two Kingdoms:" "An Act to prevent the laying of Wagers relating to the Public:" "An Act for preserving the Privileges of Ambassadors, and others Public Ministers, of Foreign Princes and States:" "An Act for the better ascertaining the Lengths and Breadths of Woollen Cloth made in the County of York:" "An Act to preserve the Rights of Patrons to Advowsons:" "An Act to enable Infants, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates:" "An Act for rendering more effectual the Laws concerning Commissions of Sewers:" "An Act for the better Preservation of Parochial Libraries, in that Part of Great Britain called England:" "An Act for giving the Commissioners of Sewers for the City of London the same Powers as the Commissioners of Sewers for Counties have; and to oblige Collectors for the Sewers to accompt:" "An Act for repairing and improving of Morison's Haven, and the Fort there, in the Shire of East Lothian, alias Hadingtoun:" "An Act for building a Parish Church and Parsonage House, and making a new Church-yard, and a new Parish, in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to be called, The Parish of St. Philip:" "An Act for the public registering of Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills, and other Incumbrances, which shall be made of, or that may affect, any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the County of Midd'x, after the Twenty-ninth Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine:" "An Act for continuing the former Acts for the Encouragement of the Coinage; and to encourage the bringing Foreign Coins, and British or Foreign Plate, to be coined; and for making Provision for the Mints in Scotland; and for the prosecuting Offences concerning the Coin in England:" "An Act for appointing Commissioners, to treat and agree for such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, as shall be judged proper to be purchased, for the better fortifying, Portsmouths, Chatham, and Harwich:" "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid:" "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Sixth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for the better preventing of Mischiefs that may happen by Fire:" "An Act for altering Whitsontide and Lammas Terms for the Court of Exchequer in Scotland:" "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom; as also, an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes as is used Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange; and also for continuing several Acts made in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts:" "An Act for the Queen's most gracious General and Free Pardon:" "An Act for vesting in John Duke of Newcastle, and his Heirs, certain Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Walesby, in the County of Nottingham, in Lieu of an Annual Rent of Ten Pounds per Annum, payable to the Vicar of the said Vicarage and his Successors for ever:" "An Act to vest the Estates which came to the Right Honourable Other Earl of Plimouth, by his Mother, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to pay of Debts charged upon his Paternal Estate; and to enable him to cut Coppices:" "An Act for the explaining and making more effectual an Act made Anno Primo Annæ Reginæ, intituled, An Act giving further Time to John Lord Bishop of Chichester, and his Successors, to make Leases of certain Houses and Ground, in and near Chancery Lane, belonging to the Bishopric of Chichester:" "An Act to explain a Clause in a Statute made in the Seven and Twentieth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, enabling Tenants in Tail in Possession to make Jointures to Wives; and enlarging the same, so as Richard Lord Willughby de Broke, and others, Tenants in Tail in Possession, may make Jointures to the Wives of their Eldest Sons or Grandsons:"

"An Act for vesting some Part of the Estate in the County of Lincoln, included in the Marriage Settlement of the Right Honourable William Powlett Esquire, commonly called Lord William Powlett, in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Money, to discharge an Incumbrance fallen on the same, by virtue of a Decree of the High Court of Chancery; and to confirm an Agreement made by the said Lord William Powlett, with the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Bridgewater, and the Executor of the late Duke of Bolton, deceased, relating to such Incumbrance:" "An Act for vesting the Barony of Wem, and Manors of Wem and Loppington, and several Lands and Tenements in the County of Salop; and the Manors of Dolby and Broughton, and Lands thereto belonging, in the County of Leicester; and the Manor of Fulmer, and several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Bucks, late the Estate of George late Lord Jeffreys, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and Portions, and other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act to enable the Honourable William Cecil Esquire, with others, to sell Lands, for the Payment of several Debts charged upon his Estate by the Right Honourable John late Earl of Exeter, deceased, his late Father:" "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:" "An Act to reverse the Outlawry and Attainder of Christopher Lord Baron of Slane, in Ireland:" "An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, of John Lacy Esquire, in the Counties of Essex, Cambridge, and Midd'x, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, making Provision for his Children unprovided for, and other Purposes therein mentioned:" "An Act for vesting the Scite, Capital Messuage, or Farm, of the Manor of Southstoke, and Lands thereunto belonging, in the County of Somerset, late the Estate of John Gay Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the speedier Payment of his Debts, and better Performance of the Trusts therein mentioned:" "An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with the Sureties of Samuel Pacey, deceased, late Receiver General for the County of Suffolk:" "An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with William Malet Esquire, for the Debt of his Father, for whom he was Surety while Receiver General of the County of Somerset and City of Bristol:" "An Act for better establishing certain Charities of John Pierrepont:" "An Act for vesting the Estate of Gideon Haydon Esquire, deceased, lying in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts wherewith it stands incumbered; and settling the Overplus to the Uses in his Marriage Settlement limited and declared:" An Act for the better Performance of the Will of Stephen Hervey Esquire, deceased, and making Provision for his Children:" "An Act for the Reversal of the Outlawry of Elianor Bagot, the Wife of John Bagot:" "An Act to enable William Howe, of Somerton-Early, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, to sell the Manor and Farm of Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, in the County of Dorsett, and several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, aforesaid; and to settle other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the same Uses to which the said Manor and Premises, in Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, now stand limited, in Lieu thereof:" "An Act to enable John Elye Esquire to raise Monies out of his Estate, to pay his Debts; and for settling the Residue thereof, together with the Estate of Elizabeth his Wife, to the Uses intended by his Marriage Settlement:" "An Act for Sale of certain Lands and Annuities, late the Estate of John Coldham, of Tooting Graveney, Esquire, deceased, for raising of Portions for his Grandchildren, according to his Will:" "An Act for making the Ships The Barclay Castle and James of Montross free Ships:" "An Act for the Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baroner, a Lunatic:" "An Act to enable Thomas Bulkeley Gentlemen to sell Part of the Estate comprized in his Marriage Settlement, to pay off Debts, which were precedent to, and do affect the said Settlement:" "An Act for the Relief of the Non-commission Officers and Soldiers of the respective Companies of the Three Regiments of Colonel Thomas Handasyde, Colonel John Livesay, and Lieutenant General Erle, and of the Four Independent Companies at New York, in America:" "An Act for annexing the Rectory or Parsonage of Hasely, in the County of Oxon, to the Deanry of the King's Free Chapel of St. George, within His Castle of Windsor; and for vesting the Advowson of the Rectory and Parochial Church of St. Mary, alias North Church, Barkhamstead, in the County of Hertford, in the Dean and Canons of the King's Free Chapel of St. George, within His Castle of Windsor, in Lieu thereof:" "An Act to enable James Stopford Esquire to sell Lands, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts and Portions:" "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:" "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:" "An Act to explain an Act made in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to oblige Edward Whitaker to accompt for such Sums of Public Money as hath been received by him:" "An Act to enable Anthony Stafford Gentleman to sell or mortgage some Part of his Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Derby and Chester, for the Payment of his Father's Debts and his own; and the better settling and securing the rest, for the Benefit of his Wife and Family:" "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." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects, the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto; yet, nevertheless, the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law, without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts: And forasmuch as, for divers great and urgent Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently, at this present, be Personally, in Our Royal Person, in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons; We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patents to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; willing, that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence, and Provision, therein contained, from henceforth, shall be of the same Strength, Force, and Effect, as if We had been Personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publicly, in the Presence of you all, assented to the same; and We do, by these Presents, declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor William Lord Cowper, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patents with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; and also commanding the most Reverend Father in God and Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our said Chancellor of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Sidney Earl of Godolphin Our High Treasurer of Great Britain, Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely-beloved Cousins and Counsellors John Duke of Newcastle Our Keeper of Our Privy Seal, William Duke of Devonshire Our Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Somerset Our Master of Our Horse, John Duke of Marlborough, and Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Thomas Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery Our High Admiral of Great Britain, Charles Earl of Sunderland One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same; and also to enrol these Our Letters Patents, and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patents shall be to every of them a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And we do declare and will, that, after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, that then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted, and admitted, good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament and Laws, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing, or Things, to the contrary thereof, notwithstanding. And whereas, by Our Letters Patents, bearing Date at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of November last past, We did give and grant unto the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Our High Chancellor of Great Britain, Our High Treasurer of Great Britain, Our Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Steward of Our Household, Our Master of Our Horse, John Duke of Marlborough, Thomas Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery (then President of Our Council), and Charles Earl of Sunderland, or any Three of them, full Power, in Our Name, to begin and hold this Our Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of Our calling of it, and to proceed upon those Affairs, and in the said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every Thing which for Us, and by Us, for the good Government of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said Kingdom, should be therein to be done, and, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue, Our said Parliament; We do hereby further declare, that Our said Letters Patents, and every Clause, Matter, and Thing, therein contained, are, and shall be, in as full Force and Power, these Our Letters Patents, or any Thing herein, notwithstanding, as if these Presents had not been had or made. And Our Will and Pleasure is, and We do ordain and constitute, that the said Archbishop of Canterbury, Our High Chancellor of Great Britain, Our High Treasurer of Great Britain, Our Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Our Steward of Our Household, Our Master of Our Horse, John Duke of Marlborough, Thomas Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, and Charles Earl of Sunderland, or any Three of them, shall put in Execution all the Powers and Authorities in the said Letters Patents mentioned and expressed, that yet remain to be done and executed. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patents.

"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the One and Twentieth Day of April, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"In Obedience to Her Majesty's Commands, and by Virtue of the Commissions to us among other Lords directed (One whereof has been now read), we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Her Majesty has given Her Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the Money Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising a further Supply to Her Majesty, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine."

"2. An Act for continuing several Impositions and Duties, to raise Money, by Way of Loan; and for exporting British Copper and Brass Wire, Duty-free; and for circulating a further Sum in Exchequer Bills, in case a new Contract be made in that Behalf; and concerning the Oaths to (fn. *) be administered in relation to Italian Thrown Silks; and touching Oils and Plantation Goods of Foreigners, taken, or to be taken, as Prize; and concerning Drugs of America, to be imported from Her Majesty's Plantations; and for appropriating the Monies given in this Session of Parliament; and for making out Debentures for Two Transport Ships in this Act named; and to allow a further Time for registering certain Debentures; and for Relief of Persons who have lost such Tickets, Exchequer Bills, Debentures, Tallies, or Orders, as in this Act are mentioned."

"3. An Act for ascertaining and directing the Payment of the Allowances to be made, for or upon the Exportation from Scotland of Fish, Beef, and Pork, cured with Foreign Salt imported before the First Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven; and for disposing such Salt, still remaining in the Hands of Her Majesty's Subjects there; and for ascertaining and securing the Allowances for Fish and Flesh exported, and to be exported, from Scotland, for the future."

"4. An Act for continuing the former Acts for the Encouragement of the Coinage; and to encourage the bringing Foreign Coins, and British or Foreign Plate, to be coined; and for making Provision for the Mints in Scotland; and for the prosecuting Offences concerning the Coin in England."

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

"La Raine remercie ses bon Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"5. An Act for improving the Union of the Two Kingdoms."

"6. An Act for preserving the Privileges of Ambassadors, and other Public Ministers, of Foreign Princes and States."

"7. An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom; as also an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes as is used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange; and also for continuing several Acts made in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."

"8. An Act to enable Infants, who are seised or possessed of Estates in Fee in Trust, or by Way of Mortgage, to make Conveyances of such Estates."

"9. An Act for the public registering of Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills, and other Incumbrances, which shall be made of, or that may affect, any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the County of Midd'x, after the Twenty-ninth Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine."

"10. An Act to prevent the laying of Wagers relating to the Public."

"11. An Act for appointing Commissioners, to treat and agree for such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, as shall be judged proper to be purchased, for the better fortifying Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich."

"12. An Act to preserve the Rights of Patrons to Advowsons."

"13. An Act for the better ascertaining the Lengths and Breadths of Woollen Cloth made in the County of York."

"14. An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Sixth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for the better preventing of Mischiefs that may happen by Fire."

"15. An Act for altering Whitsontide and Lammas Terms for the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

"16. An Act for rendering more effectual the Laws concerning Commissions of Sewers."

"17. An Act for giving the Commissioners of Sewers for the City of London the same Powers as the Commissioners of Sewers for Counties have; and to oblige Collectors for the Sewers to account."

"18. An Act for the better Preservation of Parochial Libraries, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

"19. An Act for building a Parish Church and Parsonage-house, and making a new Church-yard, and a new Parish, in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to be called The Parish of St. Philip."

"20. An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

"21. An Act for repairing and improving of Morison's Haven, and the Fort there, in the Shire of East Lothian, alias Hadingtoun."

"22. An Act for the Queen's most Gracious General and Free Pardon."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, severally, in these Words;

"La Raine le veult."

"23. An Act for vesting in John Duke of Newcastle and his Heirs certain Lands belonging to the Vicarage of Walesby, in the County of Nottingham, in Lieu of an Annual Rent of Ten Pounds per Annum, payable to the Vicar of the said Vicarage and his Successors for ever."

"24. An Act to vest the Estates which came to the Right Honourable Other Earl of Plimouth by his Mother, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, to pay off Debts charged upon his Paternal Estate; and to enable him to cut Coppices."

"25. An Act for vesting some Part of the Estate, in the County of Lincoln, included in the Marriage Settlement of the Right Honourable William Powlett Esquire, commonly called Lord William Powlett, in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Money to discharge an Incumbrance fallen on the same, by virtue of a Decree of the High Court of Chancery; and to confirm an Agreement made by the said Lord William Powlett with the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Bridgewater and the Executor of the late Duke of Bolton, deceased, relating to such Incumbrance."

"26. An Act to enable the Honourable William Cecil Esquire, with others, to sell Lands, for the Payment of several Debts charged upon his Estate by the Right Honourable John late Earl of Exeter, deceased, his late Father."

"27. An Act for vesting the Barony of Wem, and Manors of Wem and Loppington, and several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Salop; and the Manors of Dolby and Broughton, and Lands thereto belonging, in the County of Leicester; and the Manor of Fulmer, and several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Bucks; late the Estate of George late Lord Jeffreys, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts and Portions, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"28. An Act for the explaining and making more effectual an Act made Anno Primo Annæ Reginæ, intituled, An Act giving further Time to John Lord Bishop of Chichester, and his Successors, to make Leases of certain Houses and Ground, in and near Chancery Lane, belonging to the Bishopric of Chichester."

"29. 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."

"30. An Act for the Payment of the Debts of Sir John Bolles Baronet, a Lunatic."

"31. 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."

"32. An Act to explain a Clause in a Statute made in the Seven and Twentieth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, enabling Tenants in Tail, in Possession, to make Jointures to Wives; and enlarging the same, so as Richard Lord Willughby de Broke and others, Tenants in Tail in Possession, may make Jointures to the Wives of their Eldest Sons or Grandsons."

"33. An Act for better establishing certain Charities of John Pierrepont."

"34. An Act for annexing the Rectory or Parsonage of Hasely, in the County of Oxon, to the Deanry of the King's Free Chapel of St. George, within His Castle of Windsor; and for vesting the Advowson of the Rectory and Parochial Church of St. Mary, alias North Church, Barkhamstead, in the County of Hertford, in the Dean and Canons of the King's Free Chapel of St. George, within His Castle of Windsor, in Lieu thereof."

"35. An Act for the Relief of the Non-commission Officers and Soldiers of the respective Companies of the Three Regiments of Colonel Thomas Handasyde, Colonel John Livesay, and Lieutenant General Erle, and of the Four Independent Companies at New York, in America."

"36. An Act to reverse the Outlawry and Attainder of Christopher Lord Baron of Slane in Ireland."

"37. An Act for the Reversal of the Outlawry of Elianor Bagot, the Wife of John Bagot."

"38. An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with the Sureties of Samuel Pacey, deceased, late Receiver General for the County of Suffolk."

"39. An Act to enable the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, for the Time being, to compound with William Malet Esquire, for the Debt of his Father, for whom he was Surety while Receiver General of the County of Somerset and City of Bristol."

"40. An Act to enable William Howe, of Somerton Early, in the County of Somerset, Esquire, to sell the Manor and Farm of Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, in the County of Dorset, and several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, aforesaid; and to settle other Lands and Hereditaments, of greater Value, to the same Uses to which the said Manor and Premises in Gunvile Eastbury, alias Tarrant Gunvile, now stand limited, in Lieu thereof."

"41. An Act for Sale of certain Lands and Annuities late the Estate of John Goldham, of Tooting Graveney, Esquire, deceased, for raising of Portions for his Grandchildren, according to his Will."

"42. An Act for vesting divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, of John Lacy Esquire, in the Counties of Essex, Cambridge, and Middl'x, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, making Provision for his Children unprovided for, and other Purposes therein mentioned."

"43. An Act for the better Performance of the Will of Stephen Hervey Esquire, deceased, and making Provision for his Children."

"44. 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."

"45. An Act to enable James Stopford Esquire to sell Lands, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts and Portions."

"46. An Act to enable Thomas Bulkeley Gentleman to sell Part of the Estate comprized in his Marriage Settlement, to pay off Debts, which were precedent to, and do affect, the said Settlement."

"47. An Act for vesting the Estate of Gideon Haydon Esquire, deceased, lying in the County of Devon, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts wherewith it stands incumbered; and settling the Overplus to the Uses in his Marriage Settlement limited and declared."

"48. An Act to enable John Elye Esquire to raise Monies out of his Estate, to pay his Debts; and for settling the Residue thereof, together with the Estate of Elizabeth his Wife, to the Uses intended by his Marriage Settlement."

"49. An Act for vesting the Seite, Capital Messuage, or Farm, of the Manor of Southstoke, and Lands thereunto belonging, in the County of Somerset, late the Estate of John Gay Gentleman, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the speedier Payment of his Debts, and better Performance of the Trusts therein mentioned."

"50. An Act to enable Anthony Stafford Gentleman to sell or mortgage some Part of his Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Derby and Chester, for the Payment of his Father's Debts and his own; and the better settling and securing the rest, for the Benefit of his Wife and Family."

"51. An Act to explain an Act made in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to oblige Edward Whitaker to accompt for such Sums of Public Money as hath been received by him."

"52. 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."

"53. An Act for making the Ships The Barclay Castle and James of Montross free Ships."

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

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then the Lord Chancellor, by Her Majesty's Command, said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Queen's Speech, by Lords Commissioners.

"Being now, by the Queen's Directions, to put an End to this Session, we have it in Command from Her Majesty, to assure you, Her Majesty is extremely sensible of the Zeal and Affection you have shown for Her Service and the Good of Her People, and of the Prudence and Dispatch with which you have compleated the important Business of this Session.

"The Vigour and Firmness of your Proceedings have already had a very good Effect on Affairs Abroad; and there is Ground to hope, by God's Blessing on Her Majesty's Endeavours, that this will every Day appear more and more evident. Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"We are to return you in particular Her Majesty's Thanks, for your having provided so timely and effectually the Supplies found necessary to the Prosecution of this War, with an Augmentation of those Forces, which, in Conjunction with our Allies, have, by God's Assistance, procured us the present Advantages over the common Enemy.

"Your Chearfulness in giving such large Supplies at this Juncture, and the ready Advances which have been made for their being effectual, with so little Burden to the People, shew, you perfectly understand how to make a right Use of our past Successes; and that nothing is too difficult for so dutiful and affectionate Subjects, acting in Defence of so good a Cause.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"Her Majesty, through the whole Course of Her Reign, having ever been desirous to show all possible Instances of Goodness and Clemency to Her Subjects, hath now, for the strengthening the Union, and quieting the Minds of all Her Subjects throughout the United Kingdom, thought fit to grant to them an Act of Grace and Free Pardon, in a more full and beneficial Manner than hath been formerly used; not doubting but all Her People will make a right Use of, and suitable Returns on their Part for, so extra ordinary an Indulgence.

"Her Majesty, having also been graciously pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several Bills you have presented during this Session, commands us to observe to you on that Occasion, that the Life and Benefit of all Laws, how wisely soever they are framed, do chiefly consist in a due and regular Execution of them; and therefore to exhort you, that, when you return to your Countries, you would think it indispensably your Duty, to set a good Example towards an impartial and steady Observation of the many good Laws which have been enacted (especially since the late Revolution), and which fall within your Provinces to execute; it being but too evident, that the Defect at present attending us, is not so much the Want of new Laws, as the Neglect and disregarding those already made."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"It is Her Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Nineteenth Day of May next: And this Parliament is prorouged accordingly to Thursday the Nineteenth Day of May next."

Jovis, 12 die Maii 1709.

Examined by us,
J. Ely.
Ric. Peterror.
Halifax.

Footnotes

* Deeft in Originali.
* Bis in Originali.