House of Lords Journal Volume 19
20 March 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 20 March 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 114-116. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29846 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 20 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaphen.
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 Dorset & 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 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 Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
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. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Pelham.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying certain Duties upon Candles, and certain Rates upon Monies to be given with Clerks and Apprentices, towards raising Her Majesty's Supply for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Johnson and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making a convenient Dock, or Bason, at Leverpoole, for the Security of all Ships trading to and from the said Port of Leverpoole;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Liverpool Dock, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making a convenient Dock, or Bason, at Leverpoole, for the Security of all Ships trading to and from the said Port of Leverpoole."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and Quarters."

Emerton's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estate late of William Emerton Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Chevening, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Support of his Widow, and Advancement of his Two Daughters:"

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Freehold and Copyhold Estate late of William Emerton Esquire, deceased, in the Parish of Chevening, in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for the better Support of his Widow, and Advancement of his Two Daughters."

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

Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northeske.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Colepeper.
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. Hervey.
Ds. Pelham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Fourth Day of April next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

Weekes's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Justice Powell and Mr. Justice Gould, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hobbs Doctor in Physic, deceased, with Abraham Weekes Esquire, to make a Jointure upon the Wife of the said Abraham Weekes:"

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hobbs Doctor in Physic, deceased, with Abraham Weekes Esquire, to make a Jointure upon the Wife of the said Abraham Weekes."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Emerton's Bill stands committed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at the same Time and Place.

Court of Justiciary in Scotland, Bill.

Hodie 2a 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 Consideration of the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock.

House adjourned to Westm. Hall.

The House (pursuant to the Order of Saturday last) adjourned into Westminster Hall.

And, being there, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Chancellor declared, "That the Lords had agreed upon a Question to be put to each Lord, severally."

Dr. Sacheverel declared Guilty of high Crimes and Misdemeanors:

Then his Lordship put the Question, beginning at the junior Baron first, as follows:

"Is Doctor Henry Sacheverell guilty of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, charged upon him by the Impeachment of the House of Commons?"

And, having asked every Lord present; and they having declared "Guilty," or "Not Guilty:"

His Lordship, having cast up the Votes, declared him Guilty.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient.

"Buckingham.

"Leeds.

"Sussex. Thanet.

"Yarmouth.

"Rochester.

"Nottingham.

"J. Ebor.

"Mar. Craven.

"Lempster.

"Weymouth. Northesk.

"North & Grey.

"Guilford. Northampton.

"Willughby Broke.

"Conway.

"Leigh.

"Abingdon. Anglesey.

"Scarsdale.

"Jersey. Poulett. "Hamilton.

"H. London. Dartmouth.

"Beaufort.

"Gernsey. Denbigh.

"Geo. Bath. & Well. Weston.

"Howard. Ormonde. Say & Seale.

"Berkshire.

"Tho. Roffen. Osborne.

"N. Duresme. Berkeley of Stratton.

"Plimouth.

"W. Cestriens. Stawell.

"Shrewsbury.

"Lexington.

"Scarbrough.

"Chandos.

Dr. Sacheverel at the Bar:

Then the Lord Chancellor commanded, "That Dr. Sacheverell should come to the Bar;" who, coming accordingly, kneeled until he was bid to stand up.

Then his Lordship declared to him, "That the Lords had fully considered of his Case; and had found him guilty of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, charged on him by the Impeachment of the House of Commons."

Desires his Counsel may be heard, as to Two Points:

Then Doctor Sacheverell desired, "That his Counsel might be heard, as to the Matter of Law, to these Two Points:

1st, That no entire Clause, Sentence, or Expression, contained in either of his Two Sermons or Dedications, is particularly set forth in his Impeachment. And,

2dly, That the Impeachment is, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, Commissioners of Shires and Boroughs, in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of Great Britain; but the Articles, only by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of Great Britain: Which is neither agreeable to the Impeachment, nor to the Title of the House of Commons since the happy Union."

Then the House adjourned to the House above.

And the Lords being returned;

The House was resumed.

And the Act made in the Sixth Year of Her present Majesty, for rendering the Union of the Two Kingdoms more entire and complete, being read; and Consideration had of what was offered by Doctor Sacheverell:

Lords will consider of his Censure.

It is Ordered, That To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock, this House will take into Consideration what Censure to pass upon the said Doctor Henry Sacheverell.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum primum diem. instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Mercurii, 19 Die Aprilis, 1710, hitherto examined by us,
Rochester.
Ric. Peterbor.
W. Asaph.
Guilford.