House of Lords Journal Volume 20
12 April 1716

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 12 April 1716', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 327-328. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38555 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Jovis, 12 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Bute.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

Cochineal, Importation, Bill.

Whereas Saturday next is appointed, for the House to be in a Committee of the whole House on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal, during the Time therein limited;" and for the Commissioners of the Customs to attend:

The House being moved, "That another Day may be appointed, for their Lordships to be put into a Committee, in regard of the Business already appointed on Saturday:"

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill, on Wednesday next; and that the Commissioners of the Customs do then attend.

Hurd discharged.

John Hurd was this Day (according to Order) brought to the Bar, in order to be discharged out of Custody, for causing a menial Servant of the Earl Ferrers to be arrested during the Time of Privilege of Parliament; and there, on his Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for his said Offence, was discharged out of Custody (paying his Fees).

E. of Sunderland and E. of Rochester's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Charles Earl of Sunderland and Henry Earl of Rochester to take in Great Britain the Oath of Office, as Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all His Majesty's Revenues in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to qualify themselves for the Enjoyment of the said Office."

The Question was 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. Meller and Mr. Browning:

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

E. of Burlington's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Richard Earl of Burlington and Cork to take in England the Oath of Office of High Treasurer of Ireland, and to qualify himself here in England for the legal Enjoyment of the said Office."

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

Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Kingston.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Bute.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Saunderson.
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.

White's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Caspar White."

The Question was 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. Meller and Mr. Browning:

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

Prince of Wales's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Regalities and Lands now remaining in the Crown, in North Wales and South Wales and County of Chester, to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in such Manner and Form as the Principality of Wales and Earldom of Chester have been formerly granted to the Princes of Wales; and also to enable his said Royal Highness to make Leases of Lands, Parcel of his Royal Highness's Dutchy of Cornwal, or annexed to the same."

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

And the Duke of Kingston reported from the said Committee, "That they had made some Progress in the Bill; but their Lordships observing that, in a Clause therein contained, there are mentioned certain Letters Patents, granted by King James the First to Prince Henry, of certain Jurisdictions, Regalities, Pre-eminencies, Liberties, Exemptions, Franchises, and Privileges, they had directed him to move the House, That the same may be laid before their Lordships; and also that another Time may be appointed, for the House to be put into a Committee again, to consider further of the said Bill."

Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill, To-morrow; and that the said Letters Patents be laid before this House, in order to be referred to the said Committee.

D. of Schonburg's Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Letters Patents, to supply a Defect in a Grant made by His Majesty King William the Third, unto Maynard Duke of Schonburg and Leinster, of the Annual Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, out of the Revenues of the Post-office, until the Sum of One Hundred Thousand Pounds be paid."

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

And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Endfield Highways, Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing and making more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for repairing the Highway, or Road, from The Stones-end, in the Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Midd'x, to the furthermost Part of the Northern Road in the Parish of Endfield, in the same County, next to the Parish of Cheshunt in the County of Hertford:"

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee on the said Bill To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.