DIE Lunæ, 20 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Ds. North & Grey.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act, declaring the Uses of Two several Fines, levied by John
Cuffe Esquire and Margaret his Wife, to Joseph Kelly
Esquire deceased, and Maurice Cuffe Esquire, and the
Heirs of the said Joseph Kelly, of certain Lands and
Tithes, in the Counties of Down and Cavan, in the
Kingdom of Ireland."
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
rectifying Defects in a Settlement made by Robert
Davies Esquire, deceased, of certain Estates, in the
Counties of Denbigh and Flint; and effectually securing the Payment of his Debts; and making Provision for the Younger Children of Robert Davies his
Son; and settling the said Estates subject thereto."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill
be committed to the Lords following; videlicet,
L. V. Say and Seale.
L. V. Lonsdale.
L. V. Castleton.
L.B. St. Asaph.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
on Tuesday the Fourth Day of June next, at
Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's
Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
D. of Montague's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of John Duke of Mountague; praying, "That Leave may be given to bring
in a Bill, for the Sale of so much of the Petitioner's
Estates, in Buckinghamshire, Kent, and Wales, as may
be sufficient to discharge not only the Mortgages
made by his Ancestors upon the Entailed Estates in
the Petition mentioned; but also the Money the Petitioner has been obliged to pay, or secure to be
paid, for the Purchase of Estates in Northamptonshire; and that, in Lieu thereof, other Estates be limited to the same Uses as the Buckinghamshire Estate,
proposed to be sold, does now stand limited:"
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said
Petition be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Powys
and Mr. Justice Blencowe; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case,
with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and
whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also
that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the
Commissioners of forfeited Estates, Proceedings to be laid before the House.
The House being moved, "That the Clause in the
Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled,
"An Act for appointing Commissioners, to inquire
of the Estates of certain Traitors and of Popish Recusants, and of Estates given to superstitious Uses,
in order to raise Money out of them, severally, for
the Use of the Public," which enacts, "That the Commissioners, who should be employed to execute the
said Act, shall, being thereunto required, give a particular Account, in Writing, as well to the King's
Majesty as to either House of Parliament, of the Effects of their Inquiries, Actings, and Proceedings, in
the Execution of the said Act:"
And thereupon the said Clause being read accordingly:
It is Ordered, That the said Commissioners do forthwith lay before this House an Account of their Proceedings, according to the said Clause and Direction in
the said Act.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
to enable Patrick Wemys Esquire to sell certain Houses
in Dublin, for Payment of Debts; and for the settling
Lands in the County of Kilkenny, and elsewhere, to
the same Uses to which the Houses to be sold were
Hamilton versus Darcy.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Darcy Hamilton Esquire is Appellant, and Hyacinthus Darcy
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said
Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Eighth
Day of June next, at Eleven a Clock.
Cary to withdraw his Appeal:
A Petition of John Cary Esquire, was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, "That he formerly
lodged his Appeal in this House, to which the Respondents John White and his Wife, this Session, put
in their Answer: That his Counsel in Ireland advised
him to bring the said Appeal, which was signed by
them there; but the Petitioner having carried his
Case to Counsel, in order to be signed, who, perusing
the same, advised him not to proceed thereon;" and
praying, "That he may have Leave to withdraw the
And the Petitioner being called in, and examined, at
the Bar, "Whether he had given Notice of this Petition to the other Side?" Who thereupon alledged,
He had endeavoured so to do; but could neither find
them or their Agent."
And he being directed to withdraw; and accordingly
Ordered, That the said Petition be rejected.
River Wear, and Sunderland Port, Bill.
Ordered, That William Varry do forthwith attend
this House, in order to be examined before the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for improving and enlarging the River of Wear, and Port and
Haven of Sunderland, in the County of Durham, stands
committed; but so as not to put off proceeding on the
Then the House (according to Order) was adjourned
during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said
Committee, "That they had heard Counsel, and examined Witnesses, as well for as against the Bill; and
had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to
report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.