House of Lords Journal Volume 19
31 March 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 31 March 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 134-136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29856 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 31 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Duresme.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Graston.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburghe.
March. Kent, Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberie.
Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Conway.

PRAYERS.

Fornhill to Stony Straford Highways, Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Act for repairing the Highways between Fornhill, in the County of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the County of Bucks," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual the Act for repairing the Highways between Fornhill, in the County of Bedford, and Stony Stratford, in the County of Bucks."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Bakers of Westm. to be heard, to the Bill for regulating the Price of Bread.

Upon reading the Petition of several Persons, whose Names are subscribed to the Petition, in Behalf of themselves and other Bakers and Inhabitants within the City of Westminster and the Liberties thereof; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, in relation to some Clauses in the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners, or any others, shall be heard, by themselves or Counsel, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill shall be committed, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.

Bread, for regulating the Price of, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Bakers of London, to be heard to it.

Upon reading the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery of Bakers of the City of London; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, what they have to offer against some Clauses in the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, what they have to offer in this Case; as also Counsel for the Bill, if desired.

Hammond's Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell some Fenny Lands, in the Counties of Huntingdon and Cambridge, Part of the Estate of Anthony Hamond Esquire; and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell some Fenny Lands, in the Counties of Huntingdon and Cambridge, Part of the Estate of Anthony Hamond Esquire; and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Sir A. Brand versus Mackenzie:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexand'r Brand, from an Order and Decree of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and Exchequer in North Britain, made the Seven and Twentieth Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, in a Cause there formerly commenced at the Suit of Sir Alexander Ogilvie Knight, and afterwards prosecuted and carried on at the Instance or Suit of Georg M'kenzie, Sub-taxman of the Excise, against the Petitioner; and praying Relief in the Premises specified in Nine Particulars or Articles in the said Petition set forth: As also upon the Answer of George M'kenzie Gentleman put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon; and particularly upon the First Article, whereby the Petitioner was refused to be allowed, for Fire Arms, Bayonets, and Patrontashes, furnished by him for the Government, Six Hundred Seventy-seven Pounds and Three Shillings:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, "Whether the said Arms were received by the Government, and to what Value they were of?" And that the Court of Exchequer do give the necessary Orders in order thereunto: And it is further Ordered and Adjudged, That as to the Eight other Articles mentioned in the said Appeal; (videlicet,) the Second Article, as to the Allowance of the Rents which he was forbid to collect being Ninetytwo Pounds, Eighteen Shillings; and as to the Third Article, for more Fire Arms, bought by Order of the Lords of the Treasury, Thirteen Hundred Thirty-six Pounds; and as to the Fourth Article, for Three Years Salary, at Two Hundred Pounds per Annum, Six Hundred Pounds; and Fifthly, as to the additional Price of Five Thousand Arms furnished by the Appellant for the Government, Fifteen Hundred Pounds; and as to the Sixth Article, Part of the Rents in the Lease, which could not be collected by reason of a Famine and Want of accustomed Assistance from the Government, Twelve Hundred Ninetyfive Pounds, Six Shillings, and Six Pence; and also to the Seventh Article, Part of the Bishops Rents which were deficient, One Hundred Thirty-seven Pounds and Nine Shillings; and as to the Eighth Article, the Value of Eighteen Lasts and Eleven Barrels of Butter and Oil of the Crown Rents of Zetland, forced on Shore by the French, and lost at Aberdeen, Five Hundred and Eighty Pounds; and also as to the Ninth Article, for Ferry Rents detained by the Tenants for transporting Soldiers and Expresses for the late King's Service, Thirty Pounds and Ten Shillings; that the Sentence or Decree complained of in the said Appeal shall be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Petition of Sir Alexand'r Brand, wherein the said Articles are complained of, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that Execution, demanded by the Respondent Mr. M'kenzie to the Fifteen Hundred Pounds, shall not in any Ways be stayed or hindered by Sir Alexand'r Brand bringing his Appeal into this House.

Sir A Brand versus Sir T. Kennedy & al.:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexand'r Brand Knight, from several Acts, Decrees, and Proceedings, of the Lords of Council and Session of Scotland, in certain Causes between Sir Thomas Kennedy and Sir William Binning, Chargers, Plaintiffs, and the Petitioner Suspender or Defendant, made the Four and Twentieth of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four, and the Four and Twentieth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven, and the Third and Eighth Days of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight, whereby the Petitioner was adjudged to pay to Sir W'm Binning the Sum of Four Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence; and praying, "That the said Acts and Decrees may be reversed and set aside:" As also upon the Answer of Sir Thomas Kennedy, Sir William Binning, and William Baird, and Andrew Just, put in thereunto the Second of this Instant March; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:

Judgement affirmed, with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Alexand'r Brand shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the several Acts, Decrees, and Proceedings, therein complained of, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed; and that the said Sir Alexand'r Brand shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Respondent Sir Thomas Kennedy, the Sum of Five Pounds, for his Costs.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate and Effects of John Coggs and John Dann, Goldsmiths and Copartners, in Trustees, for the speedier Payment of their Creditors; and for determining Differences thereupon;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Coggs and Dann's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate and Effects of John Coggs and John Dann, Goldsmiths and Copartners, in Trustees, for the speedier Payment of their Creditors; and for determining Differences thereupon."

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 continuing several Impositions, additional Impositions, and Duties, upon Goods imported, to raise Money, by Way of Loan, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten; and for taking off the Over-sea Duty on Coals exported in British Bottoms; and for better preventing Frauds in Drawbacks upon Certificate Goods; and for ascertaining the Duties of Currants imported in Venetian Ships; and to give further Time to Foreign Merchants for Exportation of certain Foreign Goods imported; and to limit a Time for Prosecutions upon certain Bonds given by Merchants; and for continuing certain Fees of the Officers of the Customs, and to prevent Embezzlements by such Officers; and for appropriating the Monies granted to Her Majesty; and for replacing Monies paid, or to be paid, for making good any Deficiencies on the Annuity Acts; and for Encouragement to raise Naval Stores in Her Majesty's Plantations; and to give further Time for registering Debentures, as is therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Sabbati, primum diem Aprilis jam prox. futur. hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.