House of Lords Journal Volume 20
20 August 1715

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 20 August 1715', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 174-177. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38471 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 20 Augusti.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales Præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweddale.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Bute.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Brownlow and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Richard Wynche Baronet, and Humphry Wynche Esquire only Son and Heir Apparent of the said Sir Richard Wynche, to settle a Jointure upon such Woman as the said Humphrey Wynche shall marry;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with One Amendment, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Amendment was read, and agreed to.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Orlebar and Mr. Holford, to acquaint them therewith.

Fish Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing fresh Fish taken by Foreigners being imported into this Kingdom; and for the Preservation of the Fry of Fish; and for the giving Leave to import Lobsters and Turbots in Foreign Bottoms; and for the better Preservation of Salmon within several Rivers of this Kingdom."

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. Orlebar and Mr. Holford:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Concurrence.

E. Rochester and V. Mountjoy's Bill:

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Rochester, and William Lord Viscount Mountjoy of the Kingdom of Ireland, to take the Oaths of Office for their respective Offices in the said Kingdom of Ireland, and to qualify themselves in England for the legal Enjoyment of their said Offices," was committed: "That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

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

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

Bromfield's Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Sale already made to Edmund Dummer Gentleman of some Part, and for vesting other Part, of the Estate of John Bromfield Esquire, in the County of Southampton, comprized in the Articles made upon his Marriage with Ann his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts; and for settling the remaining Part thereof as near as may be to the Intent of the said Articles; and for making thereby, and by other Means in the Act mentioned, some Provision for the said John Bromfield and Ann his Wife, and their Issue."

And the same were read; and some of the said Amendments were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Amendments be adjourned till Tuesday next.

Low Leighton Manor, Sale of, Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Manor of Low Laiton, in the County of Essex, and other Lands there; and for laying out the Monies arising thereby in the Purchase of other Lands, in the County of Lincoln, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Part of the Manor of Low Laiton is settled," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had made several Amendments to the Bill."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Abuses in Elections to prevent, Bill; put off for a Month:

The Order being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preventing the Abuses of Sheriffs and other Returning Officers, in not returning the Writs of Summons in due Time; and for preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament:"

It was proposed, "That the same be put off for a Month."

Which being objected to;

The Question was put, "That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Month?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Security of His Majesty's Person.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government; and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Fish Bill;

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing fresh Fish taken by Foreigners being imported into this Kingdom; and for the Preservation of the Fry of Fish; and for the giving Leave to import Lobsters and Turbots in Foreign Bottoms; and for the better Preservation of Salmon within several Rivers of this Kingdom;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

and Heneage's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir John Brownlow and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George Heneage Esquire to sell the Rectory of North Willingham, in the County of Lincoln, and some Lands there; and for settling Rent Charges, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Liverpool Church, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building and endowing a Church upon the Scite of the Castle of Liverpoole, held by Lease from the Dutchy of Lancaster; and for explaining a former Act for the building another Church there."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next.

Milner et al. Sufferers by Fire, for Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Anne Milner, Thomas Colemore, William Hunt, William Parrott, and others, as to Customs of Goods burnt or destroyed by the late Fire in Thames Street, London."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Speech to His Majesty, presented the Money Bill to the Clerk Assistant, in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follows:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for enlarging the Fund of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England relating to Exchequer Bills; and for settling an additional Revenue of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Pounds per Annum upon His Majesty, during His Life, for the Service of the Civil Government; and for establishing a certain Fund of Fifty-four Thousand Six Hundred Pounds per Annum, in order to raise a Sum, not exceeding Nine Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Public, by Sale of Annuities, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent. per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and for satisfying an Arrear for Work and Materials at Blenheim, incurred whilst that Building was carried on at the Expence of Her late Majesty Queen Anne of Blessed Memory; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

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

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government; and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors."

"3. An Act for making the Militia of that Part of Great Britain called England more useful; and for obliging an Annual Accompt to be taken of Trophymoney."

"4. An Act for the Attainder of Henry Viscount Bolingbroke of High Treason; unless he shall render himself to Justice by a Day certain, therein mentioned."

"5. An Act for the Attainder of James Duke of Ormonde of High Treason; unless he shall render himself to Justice by a Day certain, therein mentioned."

"6. An Act for the better preventing fresh Fish taken by Foreigners being imported into this Kingdom; and for the Preservation of the Fry of Fish; and for the giving Leave to import Lobsters and Turbots in Foreign Bottoms; and for the better Preservation of Salmon within several Rivers in that Part of this Kingdom called England."

"7. An Act to make an Act of the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty, intituled, "An Act for regulating, improving, and encouraging the Woollen Manufacture of mixed or medley Broad Cloth, and for the better Payment of the Poor employed therein," more effectual for the Benefit of Trade in general; and also to render more effectual an Act of the Seventh Year of Her said Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the better ascertaining the Lengths and Breadths of Woollen Cloth made in the County of York."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

"8. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Rochester, and William Lord Viscount Mountjoy in the Kingdom of Ireland, to take the Oaths of Office for their respective Offices in the said Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves in England for the legal Enjoyment of their said Offices."

"9. An Act for explaining an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Thomas Panton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and securing a Jointure to Mary his now Wife; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"10. An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands, in the Counties of Devon and Kent, the Estate of Sir William Courtenay Baronet, in Trustees and their Heirs, to be sold; and, with the Money arising thereby, to purchase other Lands in the County of Devon, contiguous to the Seat of his Family, to be settled to the same Uses."

"11. An Act to enable Sir Richard Wynche Baronet, and Humphry Wynche Esquire only Son and Heir Apparent of the said Sir Richard Wynche, to settle a Jointure upon such Woman as the said Humphrey Wynche shall marry."

"12. An Act to enable Richard Lee, an Infant, with the Consent of Trustees, to grant Leases of some Part of his Estate, notwithstanding his Minority."

"13. An Act to enable George Heneage Esquire to sell the Rectory of North Willingham, in the County of Lincoln, and some Lands there; and for settling Rent-charges of greater Value in Lieu thereof; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait comme il est desire."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire into the Prince's Lodgings; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

E. Oxford, further Time to answer.

A Petition of Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, now Prisoner in The Tower of London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That he has employed all the Time he has been able, since his Confinement, in preparing his Answer to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him; but, by reason of his severe Illness, and his Counsel having been obliged to be out of Town in the Circuits, the same is not yet finished, and the Time granted him for that Purpose is now near expired;" and praying to be allowed such further Time for compleating his said Answer, as to their Lordships great Wisdom and Goodness shall seem meet:"

Ordered, That the Petitioner have further Time allowed to answer the said Articles of Impeachment, till Tuesday the Thirtieth Day of this Instant August.

Lynch's Time to make Election enlarged.

The Order being read, for allowing Mary Lynch Respondent to the Appeal of Denis Daly Junior Esquire and Ellin his Wife Time till this Day, to make her Election, in relation to the Questions put to her Counsel on Wednesday last, upon hearing the said Appeal; but nobody attending on Behalf of the said Mary Lynch:

Ordered, That the Time for making her Election as aforesaid be enlarged till Thursday next.

De Vlieger et al. Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Robert de Vlieger, George Christian Luders, and others."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Dux Grafton.
Dux Bucks.
March. Tweddale.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Halifax.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Cobham.

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

Masson's Petition to be added to it, referred to Committee.

Then the Petition of Francis Masson, presented to this House on Thursday last, was again read; praying to be added to the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee.

Tobacco and Wine Merchants Relief, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Merchants, Importers of Tobacco and Wine, concerned in Bonds given for Part of the Duties on the same."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next; and that the Officers of the Customs concerned in the Revenue do then attend their Lordships, as also the Merchants for whose Relief the Bill is desired.

Continuing Laws, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned, relating to Coals, Hemp, and Flax, Irish and Scotch Linen, and the Assize of Bread; and for giving Power to adjourn the Quarter Sessions for the County of Anglesea, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next; and that the Petition of the Lord Viscount Bulkeley and others, presented to this House the 13th Instant, and ordered to lie on the Table till the Bill was read a Second Time, be referred to the said Committee; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, before their Lordships, if they think fit.

E. Clanriccard, for a Decree in Ireland to be drawn up.

Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Clanricarde and Michael Lord Dunkellin his Eldest Son; setting forth, "That the Petitioners appealed to this House, from a Decree, or Order, of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, the 22d of February 1714, of the Allowance of a Plea made by the Respondents to the said Appeal; which Allowance not having been reduced into a formal Order or Decree before the Petitioners exhibited their said Appeal, the Register of the said Court refuses to make up the same, and the former Order of the said Court of the 25th of June 1714; whereby the said Plea was adjudged to stand for an Answer, with Liberty to except;" and praying, That the said Orders may be made up in due Form, according to the Practice and Method of the said Court, that the Petitioners may have an Opportunity to produce them at the Hearing of the Matter of the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Register of the said Court of Chancery do cause the said Orders, or Decrees, to be drawn up, and passed, in order to be produced at the said Hearing, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Augusti, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.