House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 20 March 1696

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Veneris, 20 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonburgh.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifforde.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert Ch.


E. Burlington signs Association.

This Day the Earl of Burlington signed the Association.

Swayne versus Middleton's Executors, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of William Fawkner and John Lane; praying, "That they may have further Time allowed them, for joining Issue upon the Errors assigned upon a Writ of Error brought into this House by Bennet Swayne:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Time allowed them, for joining Issue thereupon, until Wednesday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Plantation Trade, to prevent Frauds in, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next.

Ecclesiastical Courts, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of Proceedings in the Ecclesiastical Courts."

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 Sir John Hoskyns and Sir Rich'd Holford:

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

Lucy versus Bp. St. David's, for Waiver of Privilege, concerning Articles against him before the Archbishop.

The House, pursuant to the Order of the Eighteenth Instant, resumed the Consideration of the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, upon the Petition of Robert Lucy Esquire; praying, "That the Lord Bishop of St. David's might not insist upon his Privilege, in Reference to some Articles preferred against him to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury."

And, after some Time spent in Debate thereof, it being proposed, "That, if the Petition of Robert Lucy was dismissed, the Bishop of St. David's would waive his Privilege:"

Upon which, the following Order was made; (videlicet,)

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petition of Robert Lucy Esquire, now depending in this House, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed."

And the Lord Bishop of St. David's declared, "He would waive his Privilege."

Mutiny Bills.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing several former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert His Majesty's Service, and for punishing false Musters, and for Payment of Quarters for One Year longer."

Bp. Gloucester to preach on the Thanksgiving-day.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Gloucester shall and he is hereby desired to preach before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Thursday the Sixteenth Day of April next, being a Day appointed by His Majesty for a Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Delivery of this Kingdom from a horrid and traiterous Conspiracy to assassinate and murder His Majesty's Royal Person.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.