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 Lunæ, 11 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Audley reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the selling the Manor of Fenham, in the County of Northumberland, for Payment of the Debts of Thomas Riddell Esquire and Edward Riddell his Son, and for raising Portions for the Daughters of the said Thomas Riddell," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Ricard & al. Nat. Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Ricard, Jacob Dabbadie, 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 it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Holford and Doctor Newton:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Messages from thence, with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Jekill and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Chester to recover and preserve the Navigation upon the River Dee;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brotherton and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual making a convenient Way out of Chancery Lane to Lincolne's-Inn-Feilds and Places adjacent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Jackson versus D. of Devon, for Leave to sue him.
Upon reading the Petition of Benjamine Jackson Mason; shewing, "That his Grace the Duke of Devon employed him in building at Chatsworth, in Derbysb'r; and refusing to pay the Petitioner what is due to him, he humbly prays Liberty to sue his Grace the Duke of Devonsh'r, in order to recover his Debt:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to hear such Persons thereupon as they shall think fit, and are afterwards to report to the House.
D. of Norfolk's Bill for a Divorce.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Duke of Norfolk's Marriage with the Lady Mary Mordant, and to enable him to marry again."
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Herbert reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, with several Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to.
And then a Clause in the 3d and 4th Sh. of the Bill was read at the Table, and this Amendment made to it; (videlicet,)
4th Sh. 1st L. after ["henceforth"], add ["so far as concerns the said Lady Mary, or any Issue of her Body, or any in Trust for her or them"].
Which was also read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Bastards, to prevent, &c. the getting of Bill.
ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing and punishing the begetting of Bastard Children," on Thursday next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.