House of Lords Journal Volume 19
7 May 1711

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 7 May 1711', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 288-290. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29956 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 7 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelm. & Ds. Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Buckingham, Senescallus.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Devon.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Atholl.
Dux Kent.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Play.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Balmerino.
Ds. Blantyre.

PRAYERS.

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the M. of Dorchester's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of the Right Noble Evelyn Lord Marquis of Dorchester, and William Pierrepont Esquire, commonly called Lord Kingston, Son and Heir Apparent of the said Lord Marquis; and also for settling the Estate late of John Hall Esquire, on the Marriage of the said William Pierrepont Esquire;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Which Amendments, being read Thrice, were agreed to; and Ordered, That the Commons have Notice thereof,

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Williams (a Free Negroe of the Island of Jamaica), his Wife and Children, bred up in the Religion of the Church of England, and naturalized, to be Witnesses in Civil Cases; and that no Slaves may be Evidences against them; and that they, on all Occasions, in the said Island, and in other Her Majesty's Plantations, may be tried by a Jury, as other Her Majesty's Subjects are to be tried;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Williams, a Negroe, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling John Williams (a Free Negroe of the Island of Jamaica, his Wife and Children, bred up in the Religion of the Church of England, and naturalized), to be Witnesses in Civil Cases; and that no Slaves may be Evidences against them; and that they, on all Occasions, in the said Island, and other Her Majesty's Plantations, may be tried by a Jury, as other Her Majesty's Subjects are to be tried."

Messages from H. C. with a Bill; to return Burgoyne's Bill; and Sir H Robinson's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to make, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of William Burgoyne, late of the City of Exon Merchant, deceased, during the Minority of his Son and Daughters;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Justinian Isham and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest the Estate of Sir Henry Robinson Knight, a Lunatic, lying in Cransley, in the County of Northampton, in Trustees, to enable them to make a Settlement on the Marriage of John Robinson Esquire, only Son and Heir Apparent of the said Sir Henry; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling Charles Lord Viscount Cullen to sell the Manor and Advowson of the Church of Elmesthorp, in the County of Leicester; for the Payment of his Debts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lord Cullen's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Charles Lord Viscount Cullen to sell the Manor and Advowson of the Church of Elmesthorp, in the County of Leicester, for the Payment of his Debts."

Upon the First Reading of the said Bill, it is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration thereof shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Baron Price and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested 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 was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Newland and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act, made in the Eighth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to regulate the Price and Assize of Bread;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sir Charles Orby & al. against Lindsey Level Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Charles Orby, John Toller, and Robert Cawdron, Esquires, in Behalf of themselves, and Sixty Towns and Villages adjoining to, and having and enjoying Right of Common in, the Fen called Lindsey Levell, in the County of Lincoln; shewing, That they are informed, there are Endeavours used by several Persons, who pretend to be Heirs, Assignees, and Participants, of some Undertakers for draining the said Fens, that they were to have Twenty-four Thousand Acres thereof to their own Use; and that there is now a Bill in this House, to enable them to drain the said Fens, and to enclose the said Twenty-four Thousand Acres, which is to divest the Petitioners and the Neighbouring Towns and Villages from the Right of Common in the said Fens; and praying, that the said Bill may be rejected, or that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, against the same, before there be any further Proceedings thereupon:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, what they have to offer against the said Bill, or any Part thereof, on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock, before the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands referred.

Naval Stores from N. Britain, Bill.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Transportation of Naval Stores from North Britain into South Britain," shall be read a Second Time on Wednesday next, at One a Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

E. of Thomond's Bill:

The Duke of Beaufort reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Thomond to make Leases for Three Lives, with Covenants for Renewal thereof for ever, of the Lands and Hereditaments in Ireland, comprized in his Marriage Settlement," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Earl of Thomond to make Leases for Three Lives, with Convenants for Renewal thereof for ever, of the Lands and Hereditaments in Ireland, comprized in his Marriage Settlement."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Biddulph's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr. Justice Powell and Mr. Baron Bury, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Theophilus Biddulph Esquire, for Payment of his Debts:"

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Theophilus Biddulph Esquire, for Payment of his Debts."

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

Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Devon.
Dux Hamilton.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Play.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.
Ds. Balnerino.
Ds. Blantyre.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Message from H. C. to return Jermyn's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Davers and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage of Stephen Jermyn, the only Son of Stephen Jermyn of London Merchant, with Sarah Bell; and to enable him to marry again;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Weston's Bill:

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Sale of the Estate of John Weston Esquire, in the County of Surrey, and discharging it from the Debts to the Crown," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, with some Amendments."

Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Sale of the Estate of John Weston Esquire, in the County of Surrey, and discharging it from the Debts to the Crown."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Attempting the Life of a Privy Counsellor, Felony, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make an Attempt on the Life of a Privy Counsellor, in the Execution of his Office, to be Felony, without Benefit of Clergy."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, at Twelve a Clock.

Weller's Bill.

The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Bucksteep, and several Lands in Sussex, the Estate of Joseph Weller Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon; and applying the Surplus-money to certain Uses and Trusts therein mentioned: That they had considered the said Bill; and that all the Parties concerned had given their Consents thereunto; and that the same is fit to pass, with the Addition of a Clause."

Which, being read Twice, was agreed to; and ordered to be engrossed.

Post-office Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing a General Post-office for all Her Majesty's Dominions; and for settling a Weekly Sum, out of the Revenues thereof, for the Service of the War, and other Her Majesty's Occasions."

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, the House was resumed.

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

Skeffington's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Timber upon the Estate of Thomas Skeffington Esquire, an Infant, for Payment of his Father's Debts."

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

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Timber upon the Estate of Thomas Skeffington Esquire, an Infant, for Payment of his Father's Debts."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom Mr. Theophilus Biddulph's Bill stands referred; to meet at the same Time and Place.

Weller's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Manor of Bucksteep, and several Lands in Sussex, the Estate of John Weller Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon; and applying the Surplus-money to certain Uses and Trusts therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with an Amendment to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

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

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Mercurii, nonum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.