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, 25 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bath (fn. 1)& Well.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Comes Pembroke, Præses.
Dux Buckingham, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent, Camerarius.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey W.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Sir T. Cooke's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease heretofore made, of certain Messuages and Lands in Epsom, by Sir Joseph Sheldon, Sir James Edwards, and Humphrey Beane, and agreed to be assigned to Sir Thomas Cooke Knight; and for enabling a Lease of other Lands adjoining to the same to be made to him."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with Sir Michael Biddulph Baronet, as he was One of the Sureties for Morgan Whitley Esquire, Receiver General for the Counties of Chester and North Wales."
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:
Who brought up Two Bills:
1. The One, intituled, "An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with Richard Cobb Esquire, as One of the Sureties for Thomas Cobb Gentleman, deceased, Receiver General for the County of Southampton and Isle of Wight:"
2. The other, intituled, "An Act to empower the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, to compound with John Drake, John Hunton, and Edmund Cocke, as Sureties for Augustine Briggs, Receiver General for the County of Norfolke and City of Norwich:"
To which said Two last mentioned Bills, they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Reasons for the Protest against rejecting Doctor Watson's Petition, to be expunged.
The House being moved, "To take into Consideration the Reasons for the Protestation entered in the Journal the Two and Twentieth Instant, relating to the rejecting the Petition of Thomas Watson Doctor in Divinity, and Johanna Watson:"
The said Reasons were read.
After some Time, the First Reason was again read.
The Question was put, "Whether this Reason shall be expunged?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the said Reason be expunged.
Then, the Second Reason was read.
And, after Debate, ordered to be expunged.
Then, the Third Reason being read;
And Debate thereupon:
The Question was put, "Whether the Third Reason should be expunged?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And ordered to be expunged.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of several Lands late of Thomas Goddard, of Rudlow, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, deceased, for Payment of Debts; and for settling the Overplus upon Ambrose Goddard, for the Purposes therein mentioned."
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 Thursday 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.
Sir Peter Tyrril's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make some Alterations and Amendments in an Act of Parliament obtained the last Session, by Sir Peter Tyrrill, and Thomas Tyrrill his Son, in order to enable them to sell several Lands in Hanslopp and Castlethrop, in the County of Bucks, which were settled upon the Marriage of the said Thomas Tyrrill and Dorothy his Wife, and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Lords Committees above named.
Prinn versus Howe, in Error.
Whereas this Day was appointed for all the Judges to attend, to inform the House what they find, relating to the Matter debated at the Bar the Fifteenth Instant, in the Case upon the Writ of Error, wherein John Prinn is Plaintiff, and John Howe Esquire Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do attend this House To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock, to inform the House what they have found relating to this Matter; and that the Records of the Precedents they shall cite be then brought to the House; and that Counsel on either Side do then attend.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.