House of Lords Journal Volume 19
13 March 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 13 March 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 100-103. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29840 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 13 Martii.

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 Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
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. 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. Hervey.
Ds. Pelham.

PRAYERS.

Bridges's Bill.

The Earl of Warrington reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Tenements in Cheek Lane, near West Smithfield (the Estate of James Bridges Esquire); and for purchasing and settling other Estates to the same Uses," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Tenements in Cheek Lane, near West Smithfield (the Estate of James Bridges Esquire); and for purchasing and settling other Estates to the same Uses."

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

It was Rsolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

New Duties of Excise, &c. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty new Duties of Excise, and upon several imported Commodities; and for establishing a Yearly Fund thereby, and by other Ways and Means, to raise Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Sale of Annuities, and (in Default thereof) by another Lottery, 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 Earl of Seafield reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to Her Majesty new Duties of Excise, and upon several imported Commodities; and for establishing a Yearly Fund thereby, and by other Ways and Means, to raise Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Sale of Annuities, and (in Default thereof) by another Lottery, 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 agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Gery:

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

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain so much of the Act, for prohibiting the Exportation of Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, and Starch, and Low Wines, Spirits, Worts, and Wash drawn from Malted Corn, by which Act the said Commodities are admitted to be carried from the Isle of Wight from several Markets; and for giving Liberty to export certain Quantities of Oatmeal, for the Uses of the British Hospitals beyond the Seas;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cooper's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Joseph Cooper Gentleman."

Upon the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Joseph Cooper Gentleman:"

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 the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer; 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; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Tremayne's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to grant, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of Arthur Tremayne Esquire, an Infant, during his Minority."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rich'd Holford and Mr. Gery:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

E. of Wemyss et al. Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm Articles of Partition made between the Earl and Countess of Wemyss of the one Part, and Anne Robinson Spinster of the other Part, of their Estates in the Counties of Oxon, Northampton, and Kent; and for vesting their respective Moieties in Trustees, to be sold," 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.

Court of Justiciary Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for discharging the Attendance of Noblemen, Barons, and Freeholders, upon the Lords of Justiciary, in their Circuits, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for abolishing the Method of exhibiting Criminal Informations by the Porteous Roll."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time this Day Sevennight; and that all the Lords be summoned.

Message from H. C. to return Knight's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands and Hereditaments of Isaac Knight Esquire, in the Counties of Nottingham and York, for Payment of the Portion of Hannah the Wife of Thomas Stones Esquire, and the Arrears of an Annuity payable to Dickenson Knight Gentleman; and for settling the Overplus to the same Uses to which the Lands to be sold do stand limited; and for charging other Lands with the said Annuity;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tunbridge to Seven Oaks, &c. Highways, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and amending the Highways leading from Seven Oakes to Woods-Gate and Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

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

Message from H. C. to return Jennens's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting several Manors and Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Oxon, late the Inheritance of William Jennens Esquire deceased, and by his Marriage Settlement conveyed to the Uses therein expressed, in Trustees, to be sold, for clearing several Incumbrances thereupon, precedent to the said Marriage Settlement; and investing the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in a Purchase of other Lands, to the like Uses as were limited by the said Marriage Settlement; and for vesting in the said Trustees such Estate and Interest as the said William Jennens, or the Trustees named in his Marriage Settlement, had in certain Lands, heretofore called The Marsh Lands, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Midd'x, subject to the several precedent Incumbrances thereupon, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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;

He, after a short Speech to Her Majesty, delivered the Money Bill to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that, as also the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow; (videlicet,)

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to Her Majesty new Duties of Excise, and upon several imported Commodities; and for establishing a Yearly Fund thereby, and by other Ways and Means, to raise Nine Hundred Thousand Pounds, by Sale of Annuities, and (in Default thereof) by another Lottery, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten."

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

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

"2. An Act for clearing, preserving, and maintaining, the Harbour of Catwater, lying near Plimouth, in the County of Devon; and for cleansing and keeping clean the Pool commonly called Sutton Pool, lying in Plimouth aforesaid."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Raine le veult."

"3. An Act for Sale of several Tenements, in Cheek Lane, near West Smithfield (the Estate of James Bridges Esquire); and for purchasing and settling other Estates to the same Uses."

"4. 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."

"5. An Act to vest in and enable Trustees to sell some Part of the Estate late of Sir John Rolle Knight of the Bath, deceased, for the Payment of Debts, Legacies, and Portions; and for settling of other Lands to the same Uses."

"6. An Act for Sale of several Lands and Hereditaments of Isaac Knight Esquire, in the Counties of Nottingham and York, for Payment of the Portion of Hannah the Wife of Thomas Stones Esquire, and the Arrears of an Annuity payable to Dickenson Knight Gentleman; and for settling the Overplus to the same Uses to which the Lands to be sold do stand limited; and for charging other Lands with the said Annuity."

"7. An Act for vesting the Estate of Thomas Berrie Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging several Mortgages thereupon, and other his Debts, which his Personal Estate will not extend to pay; and for laying out the Surplus-money for the Benefit of his Widow, and Heir at Law."

"8. An Act for vesting the several Manors and Lands therein mentioned, in the County of Oxon, late the Inheritance of William Jennens Esquire, deceased, and by his Marriage Settlement conveyed to the Uses therein expressed, in Trustees, to be sold, for clearing several Incumbrances thereupon, precedent to the said Marriage Settlement; and investing the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in a Purchase of other Lands, to the like Uses as were limited by the said Marriage Settlement; and for vesting in the said Trustees such Estate and Interest as the said William Jennens, or the Trustees named in his Marriage Settlement, had, in certain Lands, heretofore called The March Lands, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the County of Midd'x, subject to the several precedent Incumbrances thereupon, to be sold, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

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.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Precedents, relating to Impeachments, laid before the House:

The Clerks (according to Order) laying the Precedents they had found, in relation to Impeachments for high Crimes and Misdemeanors, before the House;

It was proposed, "That they be read."

And it being also proposed, "To appoint a Committee to inspect the said Precedents:"

After Debate;

Committee to inspect them.

Lords Committees were appointed, to search and inspect Precedents of Impeachments, concerning high Crimes and Misdemeanors; and to report such of them to this House as they shall think proper in this Case; (videlicet,)

Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburgh.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Dover.
March. Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
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. Cicestr.
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.
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. Hervey.
Ds. Pelham.

Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet presently, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.