House of Lords Journal Volume 19
15 December 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 15 December 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 19-21. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29785 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Jovis, 15 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Buckingham & Nor.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Dover.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Bettesworth et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Peter Bettesworth Esquire, Sandys his Wife, Sir Robert Worsley, James Worsley, and Charles Worsley, Esquires, Trustees in the Marriage Settlement of the said Peter Bettesworth and William Samber Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioners, or some of them, to sell Lands in the Parish of Hambleton, in the County of Southampton; and to raise Sixteen Hundred Pounds out of the Tithes of Kirdford, to discharge the Debts of the said Peter Bettesworth; and to settle an Estate at Kirdford, of a greater Yearly Value, on his Family, in Lieu thereof:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Price and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Naval Stores imported from Russia; prohibited East India Goods, &c. Accounts of, delivered.

The House being informed, "That Sir Mathew Dudley, One of the Commissioners of the Customs, attended;" he was called in; and, pursuant to an Order of this House of the First Instant, delivered, at the Bar, several Accounts; the Titles whereof were read, and are as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Port of London, from Christmas 1708, to Michaelmas 1709.

"2. An Account of Naval Stores imported from Russia into the Out Ports, from Christmas 1708, to Michaelmas 1709.

"3. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods by the Old East India Company, which were entitled to Debenture, in a Warehouse at St. Hellens; what exported, and what remains, from the 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709. Also,

"An Account of the said Goods by the Old Company, which pay only the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at St. Hellens; what exported, and what remains, from 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709. Also,

"An Account of the said Goods by the United East India Company, in a Warehouse at St. Hellens; what brought in, what exported, and what remains, from 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709.

"4. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods by the New East India Company, which pay the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at The Steel Yard; what received in, what delivered out, and what remains, from 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709. Also,

"An Account of the said Goods by the New East India Company, which were entitled to Debentures, in a Warehouse at The Steel Yard; what exported, and what remains, from the 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709.

"An Account of the said Goods by the United East India Company, which pay only the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at Leaden Hall; what have been brought in, what delivered out for Exportation, and what remain in the said Warehouse, from 29th September 1708, to 25th March 1709.

"5. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods, in Her Majesty's Warehouse at the Custom-house, London, being the Goods which were formerly at the Out-ropers Office; what exported, and what remains, from Michaelmas 1708, to Lady Day 1709.

"6. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods brought into Her Majesty's Warehouse, at the Customhouse, London; what exported, and what remains, from Michaelmas 1708, to Lady Day 1709.

"7. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods, by the Old East India Company, which were entitled to Debenture, in a Warehouse at St. Hellens; what exported, and what remains, from 25th March 1709, to 29th September 1709. Also,

"An Account of the said Goods by the Old Company, which pay the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at St. Hellens; what exported, and what remains, from 25th March 1709, to 29th September 1709.

"And also, an Account of the said Goods by the United Company, in a Warehouse at St. Helens; what brought in, delivered out for Exportation, and what remains, from 25th March 1709, to 29th September 1709.

"8. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods by the United East India Company, which pay the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at Leaden Hall; what has been received in, delivered out for Exportation, and what remains in the said Warehouse, from 25th March 1709, to 29th September 1709. Also,

"An Account of the said Goods by the New East India Company, which pay the Half Subsidy, in a Warehouse at the Steel Yard; what has been exported, and what remains, from 25th March 1709, to 29th September 1709.

"9. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods brought into Her Majesty's Warehouse at the Customhouse, London, being the Goods which were formerly at the Out-ropers Office; what exported, and what remains, from Lady Day 1709, to Michaelmas 1709.

"10. An Account of the prohibited East India Goods, brought into Her Majesty's Warehouse at the Customhouse, London; what exported, and what remains, from Lady Day 1709, to Michaelmas 1709."

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie on the Table, to be perused by the Lords.

E. of Bath et al. versus Sherwin et al.

Upon reading the Petition of William Sherwin and others; shewing, "That an Appeal was lodged in this House, the Fifth of this Instant December, by the Right Honourable the Earl of Bathe and others, to which the Petitioner and others are Respondents, and ordered to answer the Nineteenth Instant; but they being but lately served with the Order, and several of the Respondents out of Town, they cannot answer by the said Time; and praying Ten Days further, for answering thereunto:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners are hereby allowed Time for answering to the said Appeal, till the Twenty-ninth Day of this Instant December: And it is further Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on the Second Monday of the Meeting of this House after the Recess now at Hand.

Message from H. C. to impeach Dr. Sacheverel.

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

Who brought up an Impeachment, as follows; (videlicet,)

"My Lords,

"The Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners of Shires and Boroughs, in Parliament assembled, in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of Great Britain, do impeach Doctor Henry Sacheverell of divers High Crimes and Misdemeanors; and will, in due Time, exhibit particular Articles of Impeachment against him, and make good the same.

"And I am to acquaint your Lordships, That the said Dr. Henry Sacheverell is in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, ready to be deliverd to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod when your Lordships shall please to give Order therein."

Committee to consider of the Methods of proceeding on Impeachments.

Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Impeachment brought up this Day from the House of Commons, what has been usual, and what is proper to be done on this Occasion; and report their Opinion thereupon to this House; (videlicet,)

Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Dover.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Hervey.

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

State of the Nation.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, to take into Consideration the State of the Nation:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will take into Consideration the State of the Nation, on the First Day of Sitting after the Recess now at Hand.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum sextum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.