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 Veneris, 19 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Northcott versus Northcott:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Dame Elizabeth Northcott, Widow and Relict of Sir Arthur Northcott Baronet, from an Order and Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Fourth of May in the Fifth Year of King William and Queen Mary, and a Report of the Twentieth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, and an Order of the Fourth of June last, made for Confirmation thereof; and praying "Relief in the Premises; and that the may have the Fruit and Benefit of the Decree of the Twentieth of December One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one, and Orders of this House for confirming the same, and Interest for Two Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, One Shilling, and Four Pence, from the Time the same was thereby to be paid; and that Sir Francis Northcot and Alice Northcot, and such others as are any Ways concerned in the said Decree, Orders, and Report, may answer:" As also upon the Answers of Alice Northcott and Sir Francis Northcott put in thereunto; and Counsel for Samuel Roll and William Cary Esquires; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Dame Elizabeth Northcott, Widow and Relict of Sir Arthur Northcott Baronet, shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order and Decree of the Fourth of May in the Fifth Year of King William and Queen Mary, and the Report of the Twentieth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, and Order of the Fourth of June last, for Confirmation thereof, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed, as against the said Dame Elizabeth Northcott; but the Right and Interest of the Respondent Sir Francis Northcott is not to be any Ways prejudiced hereby.
Att. Gen. & al. versus Mayor & al. of Coventry:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Edward Northey Knight, Her Majesty's Attorney General, at the Relation of the Master and Wardens of Merchant-Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist, in the City of London, for and on the Behalf of the Inhabitants of the City of Coventry, and the Boroughs of Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham, and Warwick, from a Dismission pronounced in the Court of Chancery, of the Thirteenth Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred, of an Information brought by Sir Thomas Trevor Knight, Attorney General to His late Majesty King William the Third, at the relation aforesaid, against the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty of the said City of Coventry; and praying, "That the said Decree of Dismission may be reversed, and such Equity and Justice done in the Premises as to this House shall seem meet:" As also upon the Answer of the said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the City of Coventry, put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered by the Counsel on either Side thereupon:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of Dismission, of the Thirteenth of December One Thousand Seven Hundred, complained of in the said Petition and Appeal, shall be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Court of Chancery do proceed to give such Relief, upon the said Information, as shall be just; this House being of Opinion, that the Increase of the Value of the Lands in Question ought to be applied towards the Augmentation of the several Charities and Appointments.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Conyers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for advancing the Sale of the forfeited Estates in Ireland; and for vesting such as remain unsold by the present Trustees in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for such Uses as the same were before vested in the said Trustees; and for the more effectual selling and setting the said Estates to Protestants; and for explaining several Acts relating to the Lord Bophin and Sir Redmond Everard;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, vicesimum diem instantis Februarii, hora nona Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.