House of Lords Journal Volume 20
12 June 1717

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 12 June 1717', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 494-497. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38666 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 12 Junii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Devon.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Mountagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinfoun.
Comes (fn. *) Lodoun.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Halifax.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Castleton.
Ds. Bergavenny.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Conway.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Parker.
Ds. Coningsby.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Wemys's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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 settled."

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. Rogers and Mr. Meller:

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

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deale, and the Isle of Thanet, up the Rivers of Thames and Medway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the late Richard Earl of Ranelagh of the Kingdom of Ireland his Estate, at Chelsea and Cranborn, in the Counties of Middlesex and Berks, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Highways towards Staines, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways, from that Part of Counter's Bridge which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and to Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnebrook."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight.

Dashwood's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition made between Robert Dashwood Esquire and Cholmley Turner Esquire, of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxon."

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. Rogers and Mr. Meller:

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

Annesley versus Sherlock, from a Decree of the House of Lords in Ireland.

Upon reading (according to Order) the Petition and Appeal of Maurice Annesley Esquire, from an Appeal brought by Hester Sherlock, Widow and Administratrix of Eustace Sherlock, and also of Edward and John Sherlock, Brothers of the said Eustace, to the House of Lords in Ireland, from a Decree of the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom; the said Petition and Appeal setting forth (amongst other Things), "That the Petitioner is advised, no Appeal lies to the House of Lords in Ireland from any Decree of the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom; but that all Appeals ought to be prosecuted immediately before this House, as being the Supreme Court of Judicature; and if in case such Appeal did lie to the House of Lords in Ireland, yet the Petitioner conceives himself aggrieved by their Lordships Decree, made the 19th of June 1716, upon hearing the Cause upon the said Hester Sherlock's Appeal, so far as the same hath varied and reversed the said Decree in the Exchequer;" and praying, "That the Proceedings of the Lords in Ireland may be set aside:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hester Sherlock may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Tenth Day of July next.

Act for Papists to register their Estates, Bill to explain.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining an Act passed the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to oblige Papists to register their Names and Real Estates; and for enlarging the Time for such registering:"

It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill, on Monday next; and that the Judges do then attend this House.

Edinburgh, Duty on Ale, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, on every Pint of Ale and Beer that shall be vended or sold, within the City of Edinburgh and Privileges thereof, for the Benefit of the said City; and for discontinuing the Payment of the Dues commonly called the Petty Port Customs at Edinburgh, during the Continuance of this Act."

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

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

The Order of the Day, for the House to be called over, being read:

House called.

The Clerk read the Names of all the Lords, beginning with the lowest Baron.

And the Names of those Lords who did not appear being taken down, they were again called over; and excused, or not, as follows:

Lord Onslow.
L. Cobham.
L. Middleton.
L. Barnard.
L. Haversham.
L. Lempster.
L. Waldegrave.
L. Stawell.
L. Clifford of Chudleigh.
L. Craven.
L. Arundell of Trerice.
L. Crew.
L. Langdale.
L. Lexington.
L. Leigh.
L. Maynard.
L. Lovelace.
L. Dormer.
L. Arundell of Wardour.
L. Petre.
L. Howard of Effingham.
L. Willoughby of Parham.
L. Stourton.
L. Dudley & Ward.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Audley.
L. Bishop of Norwich.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Worcester.
L. B. Durham.
L. V. St. John.
L. V. Tadcaster.
L. V. Lonsdale.
L. V. Hatton.
L. V. Weymouth.
L. V. Falconberg.
L. V. Montacute.
Earl of Aylesford.
E. of Tankerville.
E. of Carnarvon.
E. of Bute.
E. of Stair.
E. of Orkney.
E. of Grantham.
E. of Jersey.
E. of Coventry.
E. of Albemarle.
E. of Stafford.
E. of Gainsborough.
E. of Shaftsbury.
E. of Ailesbury.
E. of Anglesey.
E. of Essex.
E. of Sandwich.
E. of Chesterfield.
E. of Winchelsea.
E. of Peterborow.
E. Rivers.
E. of Berkshire.
E. of Westmorland.
E. of Denbigh.
E. of Warwick.
E. of Leicester.
E. of Exeter.
E. of Suffolk.
E. of Huntingdon.
Marquis of Wharton.
M. of Annandale.
M. of Lothian.
Duke of Bedford.
D. of Leeds.
D. of Schonburg.
D. of Beaufort.
D. of Somerset.
D. of Norfolk.
D. of York.
Prince of Wales.
Coming up. Excused.
Coming up. Excused.
Sick. Excused.
Infirm. Excused.
Sick. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Not Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Infra Ætatem.
Aged. Excused.
Sick. Excused.
Not Excused.
Infirm. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Coming up. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Infra Ætatem.
Coming up. Excused.
Sick. Excused.
Aged. Excused.
Aged. Excused.
As L. Crew, before excused.
Sick at The Bath. Excused.
Coming up. Excused.
Coming up. Excused.
Extra Regnum.
Infra Ætatem.
Infirm. Excused.
Not excused.
Coming up. Excused.
In Scotland. Excused.
Extra Regnum.
Coming up. Excused.
In Town. Excused.
In Town. Excused.
Excused.
Extra Regnum.
Infra Ætatem.
Infra Ætatem.
Extra Regnum.
Coming up. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Excused.
Sick. Excused.
Extra Regnum.
Coming up. Excused.
Indisposed at The Bath. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Infra Ætatem.
Coming up. Excused.
Indisposed. Excused.
Infirm. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Infra Ætatem.
Coming up. Excused.
Infirm. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Extra Regnum.
Ill of the Gout. Excused.
Infra Ætatem.
Coming up. Excused.
Extra Regnum.
Excused.

Message from H. C. to put off the E. of Oxford's Trial.

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

That they were commanded to acquaint this House, "That, the Prosecution of the Impeachment against Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer having been interrupted for so many Months, by the Intervention of many weighty and urgent Affairs, which more nearly and immediately concerned the Welfare, Defence, and Security of the Kingdom, it is become absolutely necessary for the Commons to review and carefully peruse all the Treaties, Records, Letters, and other Papers, proper and necessary for supporting this Prosecution; which being very voluminous, it will be impossible, within the Time appointed for the Trial, for the Commons to adjust and apply the proper Evidence to the several Articles; and therefore they desire that the Trial may be put off to a further Day."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dumfreis and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town; and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. of Oxford, Commons Message about, considered.

The Message concerning the Trial of the Earl of Oxford being read by the Clerk:

It was moved, "That the said Trial be proceeded on To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, in Westminster Hall."

And it being proposed, "To put off the said Trial to a further Day;"

And Debate thereupon:

The Question was put, "Whether an Answer shall be sent to the House of Commons, to acquaint them, That this House thinks fit to appoint no further Day for the Trial of the Earl of Oxford; but will proceed to the Trial of the said Earl, upon the Impeachment now depending against him, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, in Westminster Hall?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

E. of Oxford's Trial put off.

Ordered, That the Trial of the said Earl of Oxford, appointed To-morrow, be adjourned to Monday the Twenty-fourth Day of this Instant June; and that this House will, on that Day, proceed to the Trial of the said Earl, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, in Westm'r Hall.

Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Meller, to acquaint them therewith.

Sir T. Frankland's Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Carlisle reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming an Agreement made between John Wind Clerk, Vicar of Thirkleby, in the County of York, and Sir Thomas Frankland Baronet, for Exchange of the Vicarage-house, and certain Lands therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had examined the Allegations of the Bill, which were proved to be true; and that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Sale of the E. of Ranelagh's Estate, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the late Richard Earl of Ranelagh (of the Kingdom of Ireland) his Estate, at Chelsea and Cranborn, in the Counties of Middlesex and Berks, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Referred to Judges.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Dormer; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned therein; and, after hearing them, and perusing a Copy of the Bill, attested by the Clerk of the Parliaments, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands.

Cuffe's Bill:

Hodie 3a 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."

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. Rogers and Mr. Meller:

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

Pilots, Deal and Dover, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Pilots, for the conducting of Ships and Vessels from Dover, Deal, and the Isle of Thanet, up the Rivers of Thames and Medway."

Stone's Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of John Stone the Elder and John Stone the Younger, in the County of Sussex, for discharging the Incumbrances thereon, in respect of the Infancy of One of the Coheirs of John Stone the Younger; and for securing the Residue of the Money as therein is mentioned," was referred.

The said Bill was read a Second Time.

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

D. Bolton.
D. Roxburgh.
E. Dorset.
E. Stamford.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Poulet.
E. Ferrers.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Bristol.
V. Say & Seale.
V. Longueville.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Hereford.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Oxford.
L. B. Bangor.
Ld. Delawar.
L. St. John.
L. Compton.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Weston.
L. Foley.
L. Carleton.
L. Coningesby.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday the Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant June, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Dumfreis, Duty on Ale, &c. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Dumfreis, and Privileges thereof, for paying the Debts of the said Town, and for building a Church, and making a Harbour there."

Richmond's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate of Thomas Richmond Esquire, deceased, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, Legacies, and Funeral Expences, according to the Will of the said Thomas Richmond."

Newman's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable William Newman Esquire to sell Part of the Estate included in his Marriage settlement, for Payment of Debts; and to settle another Estate in Lieu thereof."

Adjourn.

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

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