House of Lords Journal Volume 19
8 February 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 8 February 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 59-61. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29816 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 8 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunel. & D. Crewe.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
March. Kent. Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarsbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northeske.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

D Somerset takes the Oaths.

This Day Charles Duke of Somerset took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, and his Witnesses sworn and examined to the Truth thereof.

Summer's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Henry Summers Esquire to make Sale of the Manor of Gaynes, and other Lands in Huntingdonshire; and, in Lieu thereof, to settle Lands in Essex, of a greater Value, to the same Uses the said Huntingdonshire Estate was settled."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Powlet and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition made between Edward Rigby Gentleman, the Honourable Charles Egerton Esquire and the Honourable Elizabeth his Wife, and others, of several Manors and Hereditaments, in the County of Essex, heretofore the Estate of the Right Honourable Anne late Countess of Oxford, deceased; and to enable Margaret, Anne, and Katherine Lennard, Infants, to make Partition of other Lands and Tenements in the County of Hertford, and in London, other Part of the said Countess of Oxford's Estate;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rigby & al. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition made between Edward Rigby Gentleman, the Honourable Charles Egerton Esquire and the Honourable Elizabeth his Wife, and others, of several Manors and Hereditaments, in the County of Essex, heretofore the Estate of the Right Honourable Anne late Countess of Oxford, deceased; and to enable Margaret, Anne, and Katherine Lennard, Infants, to make Partition of other Lands and Tenements, in the County of Hertford, and in London, other Part of the said Countess of Oxford's Estate."

Upon the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing a Partition made between Edward Rigby Gentleman, the Honourable Charles Egerton Esquire and the Honourable Elizabeth his Wife, and others, of several Manors and Hereditaments, in the County of Essex, heretofore the Estate of the Right Honourable Anne late Countess of Oxford, deceased; and to enable Margaret, Anne, and Katherine Lennard, Infants, to make Partition of other Lands and Tenements, in the County of Hertford, and in London, other Part of the said Countess of Oxford's Estate:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Bill shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Bury and Mr. Baron Price; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, signed by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufactures, by encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for employing the Manufactures, by encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways between the House, commonly called The Horseshoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks, and the Town of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

North'ton are Stoke Goldington Highways, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways between the House commonly called The Horseshoe House, in the Parish of Stoke Goldington, in the County of Bucks, and the Town of Northampton."

Sir Ch. Wren's Answer about preparing a Place for Dr. Sacheverel's Trial.

The House being informed, "That Sir Christopher Wren attended;" he was called in; and asked, by the Lord Chancellor, "in what Time he could prepare a Place in Westminster Hall, for the Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell."

Then he delivered his Answer, in Writing.

Which was read, as follows:

"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.

"May it please your Lordships.

In Obedience to your Lordships Order, "That Sir Christopher Wren, Her Majesty's Surveyor General, should give an Account, in what Time a Place can be prepared for the Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell;" I have looked back upon the Two last Trials, as they are entered in the Books of the Office of Her Majesty's Works; and, having consulted with the Master Carpenter and Officers and Artisans employed by us, I find, that the First Trial of the Earl of Warwick and the Lord Mohun took up Three Weeks; and the last Trial, which was for the impeached Lords, took up Twelve Working Days and Nights, with a Double Number of Hands: And, considering the Term will hinder us some Part of the Days, and that the Court is considerably bigger to accommodate both Lords and Commons, we cannot conceive that it will take up less than Twelve Days and Nights, with all the Application that can be used.

"All which is humbly submitted.

Office of Works, 8th February, 1709.

"Chr. Wren."

Then, he being withdrawn;

Message to H. C. that the Trial cannot be at the Time appointed.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr.Medlycot and Mr.Fellowes:

To acquaint them, that Her Majesty hath given Order, that a Court be prepared in Westminster Hall, for the Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell, which will take up some Time; and that therefore the Trial cannot be at the Time appointed; but that, as soon as the Place is prepared, the House of Commons shall have Notice of the Day of Trial.

Then Sir Christopher Wren was called in again, and told, "That he must make what Haste he can, for preparing a Place in Westminster Hall in the most expeditious Manner."

Disorders in the House to be prevented.

After reading (pursuant to the Order of the Third Instant) several Orders out of the Roll of Standing Orders, relating to the preserving the ancient Orders of this House, for the preventing Disorders therein; and Consideration thereof:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Orders shall be punctually and strictly observed, by the Officers and Door-keepers of this House, for the future.
Standing Orders to be observed. Report 31 March, 1707. 5th April, 1707. Ord. 5th April, 1709.

Ly. Plunket versus Bp. of Dromore.

The House being moved, on Behalf of the Respondent, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Appeal of Dame Penelope Plunket, to which Tobias Lord Bishop of Dromore is Respondent:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant February, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

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