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 Lunæ, 16 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Berkeley of St. signs the Association.
This Day the Lord Berkeley of Stratton signed the Association.
Dutchess of Buccleugh's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering the most Noble Anne Dutchess of Buccleuch, 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's in the Fields, in the County of Midd'x," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Stretton and Princethorpe Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and Princethorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick."
Fines of ancient Demesne Lands, Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for proclaiming and making effectual Fines levied of ancient Demesne Lands," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord Coningsby and others:
Who brought up a Bill, 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."
As also a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."
To which said Two Bills, they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Grahme versus Harnage et al.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Grahme Esquire, against Richard Harnage, Jacques Wiseman, John Singleton, George How, Joseph Devenish, John Prigg, Richard Sutton, James Pawlet, William Smith, William Blinkhorne, and Peter Essington, (and also Francis Molineux, Richard Rigby, William Hudson, Jeremy Davis, John Bignall, William Phillips, Richard Sill, William Hart, David Allen, William Bellingham, Charles Pidgeon, and Robert Hilton, who are made Respondents to the said Appeal by Order of this House of the Third of March last,) from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, the Seven and Twentieth Day of May One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, and divers subsequent Orders thereupon; and praying, "that the said Decree and Orders, as to the cutting of Wood, as well as Timber, contrary to the Articles, may be reversed or rectified;" as also upon the Answer of Richard Harnage, Jacques Wiseman, John Singleton, George How, Joseph Devenish, John Prigg, Richard Sutton, James Pawlet, William Smith, and William Blinckhorne, Ten of the Creditors of Allen Bellingham Esquire, deceased; the Answer of Francis Molineux, Richard Rigby, William Hudson, Jeremy Davis, John Bagnall, William Phillips, Richard Sill, and John Hart; the Answer of Charles Pidgeon Esquire and Robert Hilton; the Answer of William Bellingham Esquire; the Answer of Peter Essington; and the Answer of David Allen, put in to the said Appeal:
After due Consideration of what was offered upon the said Appeal, and the several Answers put in thereunto, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Seven and Twentieth Day of May One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, and divers subsequent Orders, so far as they concern the Appellant James Grahme Esquire, shall be, and they are hereby, reversed; and that the Court of Chancery do forthwith proceed to re-hear the said Cause, as to the cutting of Wood, as well as Timber, contrary to the Articles; and that, until the said Cause be re-heard in Chancery, no Timber or Wood that is now cut be carried off the Premises; and that no more Wood or Timber be cut down until after the said Re-hearing.
Hort versus Hort.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Kingman Hort and Isaac Hort are Appellants, and Thomas Hort and Thomas Knight Respondents, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Committee of Privileges to meet.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers.
Swayne versus Middleton, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Bennet Swayne; shewing, "That Benjamine Middleton did commence and prosecute an Action upon the Case against the Petitioner; and the Court gave Judgement for the said Benjamine Middleton; upon which Judgement the Petitioner hath brought a Writ of Error; and the said Benjamine Middleton being lately dead, having made William Fawkner and John Lane his Executors, who proved his Will; and praying, that the said William Fawkner and John Lane may appear, and join Issue in the said Errors:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Fawkner and John Lane shall and they are hereby required to join Issue in the said Errors, on Friday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) decimum septimum instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.