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 Lunæ, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Report of Queen's Answer.
The Lord Chamberlain reported Her Majesty's Answer: "That he had attended the Queen, with the humble Thanks of this House, for Her most Gracious Speech; and the Assurance to Her Majesty, that nothing shall be wanting in this House, for the Forwarding and Dispatch of all Things relating to Her Majesty and the Public Service: And that her Majesty received both the one and the other very graciously."
Torre, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Anna Torre; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to vest several Lands and Tenements, in the Parish of Gisborough, in the County of York, and in the Parish of Haxham, in the County of Lincolne, in Trustees, to enable them to make Sale thereof, for Payment of James Torr's Debts; and also to vest the Manor of Suydale in Trustees, to enable them to settle One Hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum to the same Uses as in a former Settlement is limited:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath hereby Leave to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Bateman versus Crawley.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Joas Bateman, of London, Merchant, in relation to a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Eight and Twentieth of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, by the Master of the Rolls; who declared, "That William Bateman, in the Petition mentioned, was but a Trustee for his Father," and decreed a perpetual Injunction against Cornelias Dower, and dismissed her Bill; and against a Decree made by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, in May and June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Two, and other Things in the Decree mentioned; and praying, "That the Order and Decree of the Lord Keeper may be reversed, and the Decree made by the Master of the Rolls may be affirmed; and that John Crawley, in the Appeal mentioned, may answer to the said Appeal:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Crawley may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the Third Day of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon.
Dobson versus Hearne:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Dobson, from a Decree of Dismission made in the Court of Chancery, the First Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Three, on the Behalf of Gilbert Hearne; and praying the Reversal of the said Decree; 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 William Dobson shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree of Dismission therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Dr. Woodward's Petition withdrawn.
The House being moved, "That Doctor Woodward may have Leave to withdraw his Petition now depending in this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That he hath hereby Leave given him to withdraw his Petition, as desired.
Cotton & al. Nat.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cotton and others; praying to be naturalized:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners may be added to a Bill of Naturalization now depending in this House, as desired.
Stribblehill versus Brett.
Whereas Thursday next was appointed, for hearing of the Cause wherein Frances Stribblehill is Appellant, and Henry Brett and Richard Brett are Respondents:
Counsel being engaged that Day in a great and long Trial in Westminster Hall; it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the 29th Day of this Instant January, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon; and the Cause on that Day to be removed.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Lands in Charwelton, in the County of North'ton, of William Adams, Clerk, for Payment of Debts, and of Portions for his Younger Brothers and Sisters; and for settling other Lands of greater Value upon his Wife and Children in Lieu thereof."
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 John Francklyn and Mr. Rogers:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Cawdron Esquire to settle Part of his Estate (which he has improved), for raising Portions for his Younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday the Eighth Day of February next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.