DIE Lunæ, 7 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. St. John.
Report concerning Tyson's Petition.
The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords
Committees for Privileges, to whom the Consideration
of the Petition of William Tyson Gentleman, Respondent
to the Appeal of William Rutter Senior, William Rutter
Junior, and John Cay, depending in this House; complaining of Counsel's Names being put to the said Appeal without their Knowledge, was referred: "That
there was produced before the said Committee
a Letter, dated 21st April 1716, writ and sent by
the said William Tyson to Edward Copley, One of the
said Counsel, at Woolley Hall, in Yorkshire, to know if
he signed the said Appeal; and his Answer to the
said Letter was likewise produced, declaring, "That
he knew nothing of the Matter."
"Then the Certificate of John Niccoll, of The Inner
Temple, London, Esquire, Barrister at Law, the other
Counsel whose Name is to the said Appeal, was read;
declaring, "he never signed the said Appeal, nor ordered any Person to do it for him; nor knows of any
other Person or Persons whatsoever of his Name, who
are Barristers at Law;" which Certificate was proved
upon Oath, by Joseph Richardson, to be signed by
the said John Niccoll.
"The Committee then, upon Inquiry, being informed, "That James Mynde, the Appellant's Solicitor, who was ordered, by this House, to attend
the said Committee, was not attending;" they examined concerning the Service of the said Order. And
thereupon the said Joseph Richardson acquainted the
Committee, "That he served the said Order on one
Lumley, a Servant to the said Mynde, at his Chambers, and left a Copy of the said Order there; and
afterwards inquired for the said Mynde at several
Places, but could not find him." The Committee
further acquaint your Lordships, That one Drew
attended, and owned himself to be a Clerk to the
said James Mynde, and that the said Order for his
Attendance was left at his Chamber with the said
Lumley, who, he also acknowledged, was the said
Which Report being read by the Clerk, the following Orders were made:
Mynde to be attached;
"Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the
Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of the said
James Mynde, and bring him in safe Custody to the
Bar of this House, to answer for his Contempt, in
not obeying the said Order for his Attendance; and
this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf."
Appellants to attend;
"Ordered, That the aforementioned Appellants
do attend this House on Thursday next, to shew
Cause why their said Appeal should not stand dismissed; and to answer the Complaint in putting
Counsel's Names to the said Appeal, without their
and Niccoll to attend.
"Ordered, That John Niccoll, of The Inner Temple,
London, Esquire, Barrister at Law, One of the
Counsel whose Name is put to the said Appeal, do
also attend this House on Thursday next."
Viscount Montagu versus Maxwell & Ux.
A Petition and Appeal of Henry Lord Viscount
Mountague, was presented to the House, and read; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made
the Twenty-fifth Day of January last, in certain Causes,
wherein Sir George Maxwell Baronet and Mary Viscountess Dowager Mountague his Wife were Plaintiffs,
and the Appellant and others Defendants; and the Appellant Plaintiff, and the said Sir George Maxwell and
his said Wife and others Defendants; and praying,
"That the said Decree may be reversed or rectified;
and that the Petitioner may have such other Relief
as to this House shall seem meet."
Ordered, That the said Appeal be received; and
that the said Sir George Maxwell and Mary Viscountess
Mountague his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their
Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the
Twenty-first Day of this Instant May.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bond
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the
Assize for the County of Cornwal at a convenient
Place within the said County;" to which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
The Orders of the Day being read;
Glasgow Duty on Ale, &c. Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth
of a Penny Sterling, on every Pint of Ale or Beer
that shall be vended or sold within the City of Glasgow and Privileges thereof, for the Benefit of the said
City," To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making
the Laws for repairing the Highways more effectual:
and for the better paving and cleansing the Streets
in the City of London and Suburbs thereof," on
Hackney Coaches, &c. Bill.
Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better
regulating Hackney Coaches, Carts, Drays, Cars,
and Waggons, within the Cities of London and
Westm'r, and the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for
preventing Mischiefs occasioned by the Drivers riding
upon such Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons;" on
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne,
adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales,
in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right
Hand; the Lords being also in their Robes; commanded
the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they
attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a
short Speech to His Majesty, in relation to the Malt Bill
to be passed, delivered the same 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:
"1. An Act for charging and continuing the Duties
on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of
the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixteen;
and for compelling several Receivers to finish and
clear their Accompts; and for making Duplicates of
Exchequer Bills, Lottery Tickets, and Orders, lost,
burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for
adjusting Claims to certain Benefit Tickets; and for
allowing the Charge of executing the Lottery Act
for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Ten; and for recovering Monies of
several Land Taxes, resting in the Hands of Collectors
or Constables at St. Albans; and for preventing
Frauds in the Duties upon Soap; and for limiting a
Time for Persons who have certain Annuities for
Life or Lives to demand the Payment thereupon at
the Exchequer; and for preventing Frauds in the
Duties relating to printed and painted Paper, Callicoes, and other Things 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 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 formerly been 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
"3. 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."
"4. 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."
"5. An Act for the Attainder of George Earl of
Marischall, William Earl of Seaforth, James Earl of
Southesque, James Earl of Panmuir, and others, of
High Treason, unless they shall render themselves to
Justice by a Day certain, therein mentioned."
"6. An Act for the free Importation of Cochineal,
during the Time therein limited."
"7. 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 Maynhard
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."
"8. An Act for giving Liberty to Persons who have
served their Apprenticeships to any Part of the
Woollen Manufacture in Colchester to work at their
said Trades, and at the making Baize, within the said
"9. 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 S't Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of
Middlesex, 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
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced,
severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
"10. 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
"11. 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."
"12. An Act to enable Richard Earl of Burlington
and Corke 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
"13. An Act for vesting several Manors, Messuages,
Lands, and Hereditaments, late of Charles Earl of
Dorset and Middlesex, whereof James late Duke of
Ormond, at the Time of his Attainder, was seised, as
surviving Trustee named in the Will of the said
Earl, in new Trustees and their Heirs, upon the same
"14. An Act for explaining and making more effectual an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign
of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act
for making the Chapelry of Stockton, in the Country
of Durham, a distinct Parish."
"15. An Act for naturalizing Caspar White."
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; and the
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
Assizes, Cornwall, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
holding the Assize for the Country of Cornwal at a
convenient Place within the said County."
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time
on Friday next, the First Business; and that any Persons
who shall think themselves concerned therein may be
then heard, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill,
for and against the same.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis,
octavum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ,
Dominis sic decernentibus.