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 Jovis, 7 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for settling of the Tithes of certain Lands, in Franckton, in the County of Warwick, upon Simon Biddulph Esquire, and his Heirs; and for settling a Rent and Charge of Thirty-three Pounds per Annum, in Lieu thereof, upon the present Rector there, and his Successors for ever."
Queen's Answer to Address.
The Duke of Bolton reported, "That he had attended Her Majesty with the Address: And Her Majesty was pleased to say, That She would give Directions to the Secretaries of State, to lay those Papers before the House, as desired."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Joseph Hinxman, of North Hinton, in the County of Southampton Esquire, to sell some Estates in Andover, in the said County; and for the settling other Estates, in Christ-church Twyneham, in the said County, of a better Value, to the same Uses."
Land Tax, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Five."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Machen et al. versus Stanyon:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward Machen Esquire, and John Fortune Gentleman, from a Decree, or Decretal Order, made in the Court of Chancery (in Two Causes there depending, One of them between the Petitioner Edward Machen Plaintiff, and John Stanyon Gentleman, and the Petitioner John Fortune Defendants; and the other, between the said John Stanyon Plaintiff, and the Petitioner John Fortune Defendant,) the Third Day of November last, on the Behalf of John Stanyon; and praying, "That the said Decree, or Decretal Order, may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Stanyon put in thereunto; 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 Edward Machen and John Fortune shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House, and that the Decree, or Decretal Order, therein complained of, shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the Appellants shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said John Stanyon the Sum of Ten Pounds, for his Costs in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.