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, 1 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Holles's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the speedy Satisfaction of the Debts of Francis Lord Holles, lately deceased."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Sale of Lands, late of Jeffrey Stockley, in the County of Chester, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and for making Provision for Mary his Daughter."
The Lord President reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Nicholas Goodwin the Elder and Nicholas Goodwin the Younger to sell the Manor of Winslow, in the County of Bucks; and, with the Monies arising thereby, and other Monies to be advanced by the said Nicholas Goodwin the Elder, to purchase Lands of a greater Yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is now settled," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting and settling certain Estates of William James Gentleman in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children."
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 Richard Holford and Mr. Pitts:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Harper versus Gladwin et al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir John Harper Baronet, an Infant, by Robert Burdett Esquire, Robert Wilmott Esquire, Henry Dyson Gentleman, his Guardians, and of the said Robert Burdett, Robert Wilmott, and Henry Dyson, from a Decree made in the Dutchy Court at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of November last, in the Cause there depending, between the Attorney General of the said Dutchy (on relation of Thomas Gladwin Esquire, Thomas Legh Esquire, Gilbert Munday Gentleman, Robert Hayward, Robert Ferne, Robert Pidcock, and Edward Parkes,) Complainant, and the Petitioners Defendants; praying the Reversal of the said Decree; and that the Attorney General of the Dutchy, Thomas Gladwin, Thomas Legh, Gilbert Munday, Robert Hayward, Robert Ferne, Robert Pidcock, and Edward Parkes, may answer thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Attorney General of the Dutchy, Thomas Gladwin, Thomas Legh, Gilbert Munday, Robert Hayward, Robert Ferne, Robert Pidcock, and Edward Parkes, may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bp. Litch. et Cov. Thanks for his Sermon.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, for his Sermon preached on the Thirtieth of January last, before this House, in the Abbey Church at Westm'r; and he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brewer and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Francis Griffith, late of London, Scrivener, deceased, for Payment of his Debts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of Mary Savill, an Infant, upon her Marriage."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet Tomorrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell an Estate in Bread Street, London, for Payment of the Debts of William Knott Esquire; and settle another Estate, of better Value, in Lieu thereof."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Committee above named.
Bp. London, and E. Nott. Exchange, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Exchange of certain Advowsons between the Bishop of London and the Earl of Nottingham."
Bp. Bangor, Leave to be absent.
Leave was asked, and given, to the Lord Bishop of Bangor, to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Privilege of Parliament, Bill for the Ease of the Subject with respect to:
The Order being read, for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the greater Ease of the Subjects, in recovering their just Debts:"
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Marquis of Halifax reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, with some Amendments, and leaving out the First Enacting Clause."
Which being read;
The Question was put, "Whether this House shall agree with the Committee, in leaving out the said Clause ?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Bill not to be engrossed.
And afterwards ORDERED, That the said Bill shall not be engrossed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.