House of Lords Journal Volume 20
30 August 1715

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 30 August 1715', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 188-190. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38479 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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DIE Martis, 30 Augusti.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingbam, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Kent.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweddale.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Portland.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Bute.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingbam.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds.Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

Swinton versus Goddard:

After hearing Counsel, as well Yesterday as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Goddard Administrator of Ursula Goddard, who was Administratrix of Robert Goddard her late Husband, deceased, from several Interlocutors of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, of the Day of June 1710, the 13th of February 1711, and the 3d Day of December 1713, made on the Behalf of Sir John Swinton Baronet, formerly of London, Merchant; praying, "That the same may be reversed and set aside:" As also upon the Answer of the said Sir John Swinton put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:

Judgement affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be, and are hereby, affirmed.

Conference on Bromfield's Bill.

The House being informed, "That the Commons were ready, in the Painted Chamber, to give their Lordships a Conference:"

The Names of the Committee, appointed to draw Reasons to be offered at the said Conference, were read.

And the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Lords had been at the Conference; and had given the Commons the Reasons for their Lordships disagreeing to some of the Amendments to the Bill relating to the Estate of John Bromfield Esquire, in the Country of Southampton; and left the Bill and Amendments with the Commons."

Annuities, &c. Bill:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising Nine Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds, for Public Services, by Sale of Annuities after the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and to authorize a Treaty concerning private Rights claimed by the Proprietors of the Sugar-houses in Scotland."

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawar reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the 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. Rogers and Mr. Holford:

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

Message from thence, to return Bromfield's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Powlet and others:

To acquaint this House, that the Commons have agreed to their Lordships Amendment to One of their Amendments to the Bill relating to the Estate of John Bromfield Esquire, in the County of Southampton; and that they do not insist on such of their Amendments to the said Bill as this House had disagreed to.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

Loyalty in Scotland, to encourage, Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled "An Act for encouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants, in Scotland, who do and shall continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His Majesty King George; and for discouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants there, who have been, or shall be, guilty of rebellious Practices against His said Majesty; and for making void all fraudulent Entails, Tailzies, and Conveyances made there, for barring or excluding the Effect of Forfeitures, that may have been, or shall be, incurred there, on any such Account; and also for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estate or principal Residence is in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Amendments were read, and severally agreed to, as follows:

"Pr. 2. L. 12. after ["be"], add ["vested and seised."]

"Pr. 5. L. 17. after ["his"], add ["or his Deputies."]

"L. 31. after ["his"], add ["or his Deputies"]."

Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr.Holford:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendments to some of their Lordships Amendments to the said Bill.

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."

Bills passed.

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, severally, as follows:

1. An Act for raising Nine Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds, for public Services, by Sale of Annuities after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and to authorize a Treaty concerning private Rights, claimed by the Proprietors of the Sugar-houses in Scotland."

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 encouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants, in Scotland, who do and shall continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His Majesty King George; and for discouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants there, who have been, or shall be, guilty of rebellious Practices against His said Majesty; and for making void all fraudulent Entails, Tailzies, and Conveyances, made there, for barring or excluding the Effect of Forfeitures that may have been, or shall be, incurred there, on any such Account; as also for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estate or principal Residence is in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour; and for the better disarming disaffected Persons, in Scotland."

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

"Le Roy le veult."

3. 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."

"4. An Act for vesting the Estate late of John Tanner Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts."

"5. 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 Anne 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."

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.

Continuing of Laws, Bill.

Ordered, That on Friday next this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, 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;" and that Counsel for and against the Clause relating to the Power of adjourning the said Quarter Sessions may be heard before the said Committee.

River Kennet, Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Kennet navigable, from Newbury to Reading, in the County of Berks," was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which were read, and agreed to, as follows:

"Pr. 3. L. 38. After ["Lord Bruce"], insert ["the Right Honourable William Lord Stawell"].

"Pr. 5. L. 25. Before ["Gentlemen"], insert ["and John Potenger of Burgfield"].

"Pr. 16. L. 40. After ["them"], insert ["and they are hereby required"].

"L. 42. After ["aforesaid], insert ["from Time to Time"].

"Leave out the Rider at the End of the Bill."

Tobacco and Wine Merchants, Bill.

Ordered, That on Friday next this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Merchants, Importers of Tobacco and Wine, concerned in Bonds given for Part of the Duties on the same;" and that the Officers of the Customs concerned in the Revenue, and the Merchants for whose Relief the Bill is desired, and also that the Secretary of the Treasury, do then attend the said Committee.

Ld. Visc. Rosse's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Lord Viscount Rosse of the Kingdom of Ireland, notwithstanding his Nonage, to make a Jointure on Mary Viscountess Rosse his Wife, and a Settlement on his Issue Male, with Provision for Younger Children, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered thereof; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow, at One a Clock; and nothing to intervene.

Morison versus Nisbet et al. put off by Consent.

Whereas To-morrow is appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Morison Esquire of Preston Grange is Appellant, and William Nisbet of Dirlton Esquire and others are Respondents: The House being moved, with the Consent of all Parties concerned, "That the said Hearing may be put off for a Month:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Twenty-seventh Day of September next, at Eleven a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum primum diem instantis Augusti, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 12 Septembris, 1715,
hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Say & Seale.
A. Menev.
Haversham.