House of Lords Journal Volume 20
17 April 1716

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 17 April 1716', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 333-334. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38559 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 17 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Dux Kingston.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Paulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Bute.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

Prince of Wales to take the Oaths as Chancellor of Dublin, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales to qualify himself in Great Britain for the legal Enjoyment of the Office of Chancellor of the University of Dublin, in the Kingdom of Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Septennial Parliaments, Bill.

The Lord Delawar (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time of Continuance of Parliaments appointed by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An Act for the frequent meeting and calling of Parliaments," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

Which was read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendment.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

Message to H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Poultney and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual and exemplary Punishment of such Persons as shall seduce Soldiers to desert; or who, being Papists, shall enlist themselves in His Majesty's Service, in Great Britain or Ireland, or in the Island of Jersey or Guernsey;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Indemnify Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons who have acted in Defence of His Majesty's Person and Government, and for the Preservation of the public Peace of this Kingdom, in and about the Time of the late unnatural Rebellion, from vexatious Suits and Prosecutions."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next.

Trials for Treason, &c. Bill.

The Earl of Abingdon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to all Persons the Benefit of an Act made in the Seventh Year of the Reign of the late King William, intituled, An Act for regulating of Trials in Cases of Treason and Misprision of Treason, who shall be proceeded against in Parliament, for any the Crimes of Treason and Misprision of Treason in the said Act mentioned."

The said Bill was read the First Time, and ordered to be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight.

Popping, &c. to be brought to the Bar.

A Petition of Sarah Popping, in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and publishing a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the Tryal of the Earl of Winton," was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That, she being ill at the Time the said Paper came to her House, her Sister, who is not acquainted with such Things, had published it before the Petitioner knew any Thing of it;" and praying, "in regard they have fully declared all they know about the Booksellers concerned in it, that the Petitioner may be discharged without Fees; her Condition and the Profits she has by Publication not being able to bear it."

And thereupon the House being informed, "That John Pemberton and Edmund Curll, Booksellers, were in Custody, pursuant to their Lordships Order:"

Ordered, That the Petitioner and the said Booksellers be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow, at One a Clock.

To Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.

E. Clanricard versus Burke.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause depending in this House, wherein John Earl of Clanricarde is Appellant, and Geralde Burke Esquire Respondent:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday next, at Eleven a Clock.

E. Burlington's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Holford and Mr. Lovibond:

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

Adjourn.

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