DIE Jovis, 2 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Menzies versus Muir et al. for a peremptory Day to answer.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Menzies Gentleman; setting forth, "That, on the 29th of April last,
he lodged his Appeal in this House, to which Robert
Muir and others were ordered to put in their Answers on or before the 27th of May following; which
they have not done, though served with the said Order Four Weeks ago;" and praying, "That a short
peremptory Day may be appointed, for the Respondents
to put in their Answers, that the said Cause may be
heard;" as also on reading an Affidavit of the said
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Respondents do
peremptorily answer the said Appeal within Ten Days
after Notice of this Order; and that, in Default thereof, this House will appoint a Day for hearing the said
Cause, in order to proceed ex Parte, in case of such Default.
Bridges versus Hitchcock et al.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of John Hitchcock Merchant, One of the Respondents to the Appeal
of Shem Bridges Esquire, depending in this House; in
regard the said John Hitchcock, who is only concerned
in Interest in the Consequences thereof, having answered
the same; and the Appellant being in Contempt to an
Attachment of the Court of Exchequer, and appeals
only for Delay, and Thomas Wethered the other Respondent adhering to the Appellant, and neglecting to answer; "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the
said Cause; and, if the said Wethered make Default
to answer the said Appeal, the same may notwithstanding be heard, at such Time as shall be appointed:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear
the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the
Seventeenth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven a Clock;
and that, if the said Wethered do not put in his Answer
by that Time, the said Appeal is notwithstanding to be
heard, as against the said Hitchcock; and, at the said
Hearing, the said Respondent Hitchcock is not to take
or be allowed any Exception for Want of Parties; but
this is to be on Peril of Costs to be paid by the said Hitchcock, if the other Respondent Wethered appear to be a
necessary Party at the Hearing of the said Appeal, and
that the Appellant has used all proper Means to procure
his Answer, and to have brought the said Respondent
Wethered on to the said Hearing.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Farrer and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging and
continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and
Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Fifteen; and for making forth
Duplicates of Exchequer Bills and Lottery Tickets,
lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time
for adjusting Claims in several Lotteries; and for
making forth new Orders in Lieu of certain Lottery
Orders obliterated or defective; and for continuing
certain Duties on Hops, until the First Day of August
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen;" to which
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The said Bill was read the First Time.
Herriot's Hospital versus Hepburn.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal
of the Gubernators of the Orphans Hospital, commonly
called Herriot's Hospital, near to the City of Edinburgh,
and James Young their Treasurer, presented to this House
the 22d June 1714, complaining of an Interlocutor, or
Sentence, of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland,
dated the 13th of February then last past, and the Affirmance thereof on the 9th of June 1714, on the Behalf
of Robert Hepburne of Bearford; and praying, "That
the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer
of the said Robert Hepburne put in to the said Appeal;
and due Consideration of what was offered in this Cause:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Interlocutor, or Sentence, and the Affirmance thereof,
complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same are
hereby, reversed: And it is hereby Ordered and Declared, That the Superiority of the Lands in Question,
called Lochblanch, lying within the Barony of Broughton,
shall belong to the Appellants.
Ld. Digby's Bill, to debar his Eldest Son from his Title, &c. :
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
appointing Persons to take Care of the Person and
Estate of John Digby Esquire, Eldest Son and Heir
Apparent of William Lord Digby in the Kingdom of
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Holford:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.