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, 13 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. Richmond takes the Oaths, &c.
This Day Charles Duke of Richmond took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; and signed the Association.
Wet Dock at Rotherhithe, Marq. of Tavistock's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money, for the making a Wet Dock, and improving the Estate of the Marquis and Marchioness of Tavistock, at Rcderhith, in the County of Surrey," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money, for the making a Wet Dock, and improving the Estate of the Marquis and Marchioness of Tavistock, at Rederhith, in the County of Surrey."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Dutchess of Buccleugh's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Most Noble Anne Dutchess of Boccleugh, and the Right Honourable James Earl of Dalkeith her Son, of the Kingdom of Scotland, to grant Leases, for improving a Piece of Ground, in the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middl'x."
Ecclesiastical Courts, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better regulating of the Proceedings in the Ecclesiastical Courts."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time on Tuesday next.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Lands in Horsington, in the County of Somerset, Part of the Estate of Christopher Ridout, an Infant, for Payment of Incumbrances charged thereon; and for preserving the Residue of the said Estate for the Infant," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Sir E. Smith, against the Bill for revesting the Honour of Tuthury, &c. in the King.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Smith Baronet; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-vesting in His Majesty the Honour of Tutbury, Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging; and for vacating several Letters Patents therein mentioned:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Edward Smith shall be heard, by his Counsel, as desired, on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir R. Atkins versus Tooke:
After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Atkyns Knight of the Bath, from a Decree in Chancery, made in Trinity Terme, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, on the Behalf of Elizabeth Tooke and others, Complainants, against the Petitioner Respondent; and praying, that his Plea may be allowed, and the Decree reversed;" as also upon the Answer of Elizabeth Tooke Wife of Thomas Tooke Esquire, William Bedford Gentleman, and William Morgan, Respondents, put in thereunto:
After due Consideration of what was offered by Counsel thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Atkyns shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir Robert Atkyns shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Elizabeth Tooke, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for her Costs.
Elections, to prevent A buses of Returning Officers at, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill (intituled, "An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and for the preventing irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs and other Officers, in the electing and returning such Members") shall be read the Second Time on Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Messages from H. C. with a Bill; and to return L. Tunbridge & al. Nat. Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act that the solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers shall be accepted instead of an Oath;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize William commonly called Viscount Tunbridge, and other Children of the Earl of Rochford;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.