House of Lords Journal Volume 20
9 September 1715

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 9 September 1715', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 227-228. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38488 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 9 Septembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kent.
March. Tweddale.
March. Annandale.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

E. Clarendon's Privilege:

The Keeper of The Poultry Compter attending (according to Order), with Peter Sunmans a menial Servant to the Earl of Clarendon; and John Williams a Serjeant of the said Compter, who arrested the said Sunmans, also attending:

They were called in; and the said Peter Sunmans was examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, touching this Matter; as was also Cæsar Gregory, another of the said Earl's Servants; and likewise the said John Williams.

And then they withdrew.

And it appearing, that Joseph Ormston, William Rigglesworth an Attorney, and Richard Blake who keeps a Spunging-house, were concerned in arresting the said Peter Sunmans, and detaining him in Custody, during the Time of Privilege of Parliament:

Ormston et al. attached, for arresting Sunmans, his Servant:

It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Joseph Ormston, William Rigglesworth, and Richard Blake, and keep them in safe Custody until further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir W'm Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

Summans to be released; and Williams reprimanded.

Ordered, That the said Peter Sunmans be forthwith discharged out of Custody; and that the Keeper of The Poultry Compter be indemnified for so doing.

Then the said John Williams being called in, and reprimanded, on his Knees, at the Bar, by the Lord Chancellor, for arresting the said Peter Sunmans, was discharged from any further Attendance.

South Sea Stock, increasing, Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Capital Stock and Yearly Fund of the South Sea Company; and for supplying thereby Eight Hundred Twenty-two Thousand Thirty-two Pounds, Four Shillings, and Eight Pence, to public Uses; and for raising One Hundred Sixty-nine Thousand Pounds, for the like Uses, by Sale of Annuities, upon divers Encouragements therein mentioned; and for appropriating several Supplies granted to His Majesty;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Princess of Wales's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling His Majesty to settle a Revenue for Supporting the Dignity of her Royal Highness the Princess, in case she shall survive his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ministers, Fifty new Churches, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making Provision for the Ministers of the Fifty new Churches, which are to be built in and about the Cities of London and Westminster and Suburbs thereof; and for re-building and finishing the Parish Church of Saint Mary Woolnoth, in the said City of London."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it, and the Princess of Wales's Bill.

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

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Cross and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and Amending the Highways between Tyburn and Ux bridge, in the County of Middlesex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

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