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House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 20 May 1702

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Mercurii, 20 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunel. & Crew.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Somerset, P.
March. Normanby, C. P. S.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

Masters of Hoys, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Masters of Hoys and other Vessels carrying Corn, and other Inland Provisions, within the Port of London."

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.

Talbot's Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Charlotte Talbot, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Charlotte Talbot, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Prisoners for Debt, for Relief of, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Annesley's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Maurice Annesley Esquire, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

L. Haversham's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for John Lord Haversham to make his Claim before the Trustees for the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

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 last mentioned Four several Bills, without any Amendment.

Harris's Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Katherine Harris, alias Kife, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Katherine Harris, alias Kife, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

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.

Sir S. Fox's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Sir Stephen Fox Knight to make his Claim before the Trustees for the forefeited Estates in Ireland."

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

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Time for Sir Stephen Fox Knight to make his Claim before the Trustees for the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

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.

Salt Duties and Debentures, Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Customhouse."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Customhouse."

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.

Militia Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for raising the Militia for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, notwithstanding the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

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.

Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Address.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Marquis of Hartington and others:

To desire a Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

To which the House agreed.

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

The Commons being come to the Conference; the former Managers Names were read, and the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Conference reported.

And the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Commons had agreed to their Lordships Address, with some Amendments."

Which were read, and agreed to by the House.

Then the Address, with the Amendments, was read entire; and is as followeth; (videlicet,)

Address to prevent all Intercourse between England and the Allies with France and Spain:

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, beg Leave to represent to Your Majesty, as our Opinion, that nothing will more contribute to the effectual carrying on the just and necessary War wherein You are engaged, to the interrupting the Trade of Your Enemies, to the depriving them of Intelligence, and reducing them to the greatest Streights, than an entire Prohibition of all Correspondence with France and Spain, on the Part of the Allies; and we do therefore humbly advise Your Majesty, that You would be pleased, so soon as may be, to engage the Emperor, The States General, and Your other Allies, to join with Your Majesty, in prohibiting, in the strictest Manner, and under the severest Penalties, all Intercourse, by Letters or otherwise, between the Subjects of Your Majesty and Your Allies and the Subjects of France and Spain: And that Your Majesty will graciously please to take such Methods, in Concert with The States General of The United Provinces, as may most effecttually secure the Trade of Your Majesty's Subjects and Your Allies from the French Privateers."

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to their Amendments to it:

Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Legard and Sir Lacon William Child:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to their Amendments made to the Address; and have sent to Her Majesty, to know what Time She will please to appoint, for the presenting the same unto Her.

L. P. Seal to attend the Queen about it.

ORDERED, That the Lord Privy Seal do attend Her Majesty, to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint to be attended, with the said Address, by both Houses.

Message from H. C. for a Conference about the Privateers Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:

To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Lords Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Privateers."

To which the House agreed.

Answer.

Then the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords agree to a Conference, as desired; and appoint it presently, in the Painted Chamber."

Message from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bridges and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the enlarging the Time for Cesar Bradshaw Esquire to prosecute his Claim before the Trustees for the Irish Forfeitures;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hayes and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of William Spencer Esquire, and the Wife and Children of the late Lord Kenmare of the Kingdom of Ireland, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Managers for the Conference.

The Commons being come to the Conference, the Managers Names were read, as follow; (videlicet,)

D. Somerset, P.
Marc. Normanby, C. P. S.
D. Devonshire, Senescallus.
D. Bolton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Bradford.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

Then the Lords went to the Conference.

Which being ended, the House was resumed.

Conference on Privateers Bill.

And the Lord President reported, "That they had attended the Conference; and the Managers for the Commons told the Lords, they could not agree to their Lordships Amendments made to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Privateers; and gave their Reasons."

Lords insist on Amendments to it:

ORDERED, That this House shall insist upon their Amendments made to the said Bill.

Committee to draw Reasons for it.

Lords Committees appointed to draw up Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the Commons, for the Lords insisting on their Amendments to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Privateers;" and report to the House:

March. Normanby, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Rochester.
Epus. Bangor. Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Sir A. Shaen versus Hanccek.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Arthur Shaen Baronet; praying the Explanation of the Judgement of this House, of the Thirteenth of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, That Handcock and Hatfield were to bring the Arrears of Rent then in their Hands, and the growing Rents, into the Court of Chancery in Ireland, there to remain until the Determination of the Cause:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Handcock and Leonard Hatfield, or their Agents, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and that either Party shall be heard, by their Counsel, on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock.

Lavallin's Bill:

Then, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Jane Lavallin, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Viscount Longueville reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill; and that there was a Bond, signed Charles Davenant, which was to prevent Mrs. Lavellin to prosecute before the Trustees in Ireland, dated 18° Maii, 1702."

Davenant and Roche to attend.

Upon reading whereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Davenant and Mr. Roch do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; and that all the Lords be summoned to attend.

Queen to be addressed, for a Proclamation, to apprehend Leves, who was concerned in publishing "Tom Double."

The House having been informed, "That John Leves carried the Copy of a Book (intituled, "Tom Double returned out of the Country, or the true Picture of a modern Whig, set forth in a Second Dialogue between Mr. Whiglove and Mr. Double, at The Rummer Tavern, in Queen-Street;") to the Printer, and there corrected the same;" whereupon he was summoned to attend this House; and not appearing, was ordered to be attached; but he absconding, and not to be found:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do humbly desire Her Majesty, from this House, "That She will be graciously pleased to issue Her Royal Proclamation, with a Reward to any Person who shall apprehend the said John Leves."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Dutton Colt and others:

Who brought up Two Bills;

The one, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Francis Spring and other Protestant Tenants of the forfeited Estates in Ireland, in respect of their real Improvements; and for confirming a Protestant Settlement at Portarlington, and of a Charity at Middleton, in the County of Corke; and for Relief of Alice Countess Dowager of Drogheda, and Sir John Dillon."

The other, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Thomas Lee Esquire and others, Executors of Sir John Hely Knight, and Peter Goodwin Esquire, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

To which said Two Bills they desire the Concurrence of this House.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Blake and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Sir Redmond Everard, Peter Fagan, and the Protestant Children of Sir Anthony Mullady deceased, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bradshaw's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the enlarging the Time for Cesar Bradshaw Esquire to prosecute his Claim before the Trustees for the Irish Forfeitures."

Spencer, and Lord Kenmare's Children, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of William Spencer Esquire, and the Wife and Children of the late Lord Kenmare of the Kingdom of Ireland, with relation to the forfeited Estates in Ireland."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.