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House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 1 April 1698

Pages 253-254

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 16, 1696-1701. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Veneris, 1 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Bolton.
March. Normanby.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

E. of Leicester takes his Seat.

This Day Robert Earl of Leicester sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Philip Earl of Leicester; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes: His Writ bears Date 21° Martii, Decimo Gul. Tertii.

Sir W. Godolphin's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming and establishing the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Sir William Godolphin Knight, deccased."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Richard Holford:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.

Fauquier & al. Nat. Bill:

The Lord Lawarr reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquier, Joseph Du Cass, and others," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquier, Joseph Du Cass, and others."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Rich'd Holford:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.

Crediton Work-houses, &c. Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Exeter reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals, Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, and for the better Relief of the Poor there," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals, Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, within the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, and for the better Relief of the Poor there."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Davis versus Spced, in Error.

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of the Errors argued, upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Robert Davis is Plaintiff, and John Speed Doctor in Physic Defendant:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Errors argued thereupon, on Thursday the Seventh Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock.

Tiverton Work-houses, &c. Bill:

The Lord Audley reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Richard Holford:

To return the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments.

Poor Laws, Bill to explain the Act for amending:

The House took into Consideration what was offered by the Commons, at a Conference, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the explaining an Act made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom."

And the Lords agreed, not to insist on One of their Amendments to the said Bill to which the Commons did not agree.

Lords do not insist on Amendments to it.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords do not insist on One of their Amendments made to the said Bill to which the Commons did not to it. agree.

Supply Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million Four Hundred Eighty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds, One Shilling, and Eleven Pence Three Farthings, for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other the Uses therein mentioned."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, this Morning.

New Forest, for Preservation of Timber in, Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber, in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton."

Inhabitants of Ringwood, and other Towns within the Forest, Petition against it.

Upon reading the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the several Towns or Parishes of Ringwood, Breamer, Fordingbridge, Ashley, Eling, Christ-church, Sopley, Holnhurst, Downton, and Limington, in the County of Southampton; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, on Friday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; as also Counsel for the said Bill at the same Time, if desired; after which, the said Bill shall be read the Second Time.

Bridgewater, Bridge and Key, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Key of the Borough of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

D. Bolton.
M. Normanby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marlcborough.
Comes Warrington.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Somerset, Privilege, versus Richardson and Bill:

This Day Jeffrey Richardson and Thomas Bill were brought to the Bar, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; where they acknowledged their Offence committed against the Duke of Sommerset; and, being reprimanded, were discharged without Fees; and then, being sworn, delivered their Evidence concerning Sir John Ballintine setting them at Work.

Sir J. Ballentine and his Son to be attached, for advising them to molest the Duke's Workmen.

Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, "That Sir John Ballintine and William Ballintine his Son did cause Jeffrey Richardson and Thomas Bill to molest the Duke of Sommerset's Workmen, by pulling down and destroying a Mill erected upon Part of the said Duke's Lands, in the County of Cumberland, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Sir John Ballintine and William Ballintine, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf."

To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.

Regularity in the House, when the King is present.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Order of this House, of the Three and Twentieth of April, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, shall be, and is hereby, confirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Officers within this House do take Care that the said Order be observed; and that if any Person whatsoever do presume to bring in any Person contrary thereunto, that the Door-keeper at whose Door the said Person is brought in do immediately acquaint the House therewith, upon the Peril of forfeiting his Place; and that no Person whatsoever do presume to stand upon the Throne, except those that carry His Majesty's Train; and that they stand behind the Chair of State, and those that carry the Regalia, upon the Second Step of the Throne.

Supply Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million Four Hundred Eighty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds, One Shilling, and Eleven Pence Three Farthings, for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other the Uses therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Herbert of Chirbury reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

Blafphemy, &c. to suppress, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of Blasphemy and Profaneness."

Law Suits, to restrain the Expence and Length of, Bill.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, this House shall be put into a Committee, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the Expence and Length of Suits in the Courts of Law and Equity."

New Forest, for Preservation of Timber in, Bill.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. John Fitch and Mr. Henry Howard do attend this House on Friday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant April, as Witnesses, to be examined in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in The New Forest, in the County of Southampton."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) secundum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.