House of Lords Journal Volume 19
27 February 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 27 February 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 82-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29829 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 27 Februarii.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Dover.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Pelham.

PRAYERS.

Land Forces, &c. for recruiting, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Act for recruiting Her Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Marquis of Dorchester reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Ropley Commons and Farnham Park, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enclosing of Ropley Commons, in the County of Southampton; and for the Improvement of the old disparked Park of Farnham, in the Counties of Surry and Southampton."

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

Dux Somerset.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestriens.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestriens.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Pelham.

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

House adjourned to Westm. Hall:

The House adjourned into Westminster Hall, whither the Lords went in the same Order they had directed; a Herald calling them, in their due Places, by a List.

And, being seated there, the House was resumed.

Dr. Sacheverel's Trial:

Then Proclamation was made for Silence, as follows:

"Our Sovereign Lady the Queen strictly charges and commands all Manner of Persons to keep Silence, upon Pain of Imprisonment."

The Lord Chancellor asked Leave of the House for the Judges to be covered.

Which was granted.

Then Proclamation was made for the Prisoner's Appearance, as follows:

"Henry Sacheverell, Doctor in Divinity, come forth, and save thee and thy Bail; or else thou forfeits thy Recognizance."

Who, coming to the Bar, kneeled until he was bid to stand up; and was told, by the Lord Chancellor,

"That he is to be tried upon an Impeachment for high Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought up against him by the House of Commons in their Names, and in the Names of all the Commons of Great Britain; and wished him carefully to attend to it."

The Articles of Impeachment, and the Doctor's Answer, with the Commons Replication, read:

After which, the Articles of Impeachment against the said Doctor Sacheverell, and his Answer thereunto, as also the Replication of the Commons to the said Answer, were read.

Then the Lord Chancellor told the Members of the House of Commons, who were appointed Managers for this Impeachment, "That now they might proceed to make good the Charge;" and desired the Lords to give Attention.

And, after hearing some of the said Managers, and a Witness produced by them, and sworn, to prove the Sermon preached at St. Paul's, with the Dedication thereof, as also the Dedication of the Sermon preached at Derby, to have been owned by the Prisoner before the House of Commons;

His Counsel thereupon acknowledged the same.

Which said Dedications, and Sermon at St. Paul's, being read;

The House adjourned to the House above.

And, being returned in the same Manner, they went down.

The House was resumed.

Message to H. C. that this House will proceed in the Trial.

Ordered, That this House will proceed further on the Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, in Westminster Hall.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Fellowes and Mr. Meller, to acquaint them therewith.

Land Forces, &c. for recruiting, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Act for recruiting Her Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Edistone Lighthouse, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act for the better enabling the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of Trinity House, to rebuild the Light-house on the Edistone Rock."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir David Ramsey and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Attendance of Noblemen, Barons, and Freeholders, upon the Lords of Justiclary in their C rcuits, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for abolishing the Method of exhibiting Criminal Informations by the Porteous Roll;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Joseph Cooper Gentleman;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ly. Gormanston's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Justice Powis and Mr. Justice Blencowe, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Anthony Lord Viscount Gormanston, for Payment of his Debts; and for securing a Jointure and a Maintenance for Margaret Viscountess Gormanston, in Lieu of a Rentcharge payable to her out of the said Viscount's Estate:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill may be read a Second Time.

Gaming, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing excessive, immoderate, and deceitful Gaming."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Queen present:

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act to continue the Act for recruiting Her Majesty's Land Forces and Marines, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten."

"2. An Act for employing the Manufactures, by encouraging the Consumption of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn."

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

"La Raine le veult."

"4. An Act to enable Peter Bettesworth Esquire, and the Trustees in his Marriage Settlement, to sell certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Southampton and Sussex, for Payment of his Debts; and to settle another Estate, of greater Yearly Value, for the better Provision for his Family."

"5. An Act for making effectual the Provisions intended by William Hayward, late of Quedgley, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and providing Portions for his Younger Children."

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

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons returned to their House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Februarii; hora nona Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.