House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 12 March 1702

Pages 69-70

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, 12 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Somerset, Præses.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Schonburg.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plimouth.
Comes Portland.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Halifax.


Lords take the Oath.

The Lords following took the Oath of Abjuration, and subscribed the same; (videlicet,)

Robert Lord Hunsdon.

Foulke Lord Brooke.

Thomas Lord Jermyn.

Hunt's Bill.

The Lord Viscount Longueville reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of James Hunt Esquire, deceased, to sell Timber, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Balsall Hospital Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Government of the Hospital of Balsall, in the County of Warwick, founded by the Lady Katherine Leveson."

Dent versus Sir W. Buck.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Dr. Thomas Dent is Appellant, and Sir William Buck and others Respondents, on Thursday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven a Clock.

Forioux & al. Nat. Bill.

Upon reading the several Petitions of Paul Forioux, Benjamine Jouxson, 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 depending in this House, as desired.

Tempest's Bill.

The Lord Jeffreys reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest several Lands and Tenements, in the County of Yorke, in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising a Portion for Henrietta Tempest, an Infant," as fit to pass, with some Amendments.

Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Sir B. Firebrace versus Moore.

After hearing Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Basil Firebrace Knight and Baronet, against a Decretal Order made in Chancery, the One and Thirtieth of January last, in a Cause there depending, between Arthur Moore Esquire Plaintiff, and the Petitioner and others Defendants; as also upon the Answer of the said Arthur Moore 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 Sir Basil Firebrace shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decretal Order therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Newdigates versus Sir R. Newdigate, for Leave for a Bill.

Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel, to make out the Allegations in the Petition of Amphillis, Jane, Elizabeth, and Juliana Newdigate, Children of Sir Richard Newdigate:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock; as also Counsel for Sir Richard Newdigate, if he thinks fit.

Address upon the Queen's Speech.

The Order being read, for taking into Consideration Her Majesty's Speech:

Which being read;

It was proposed, "To name a Committee, to draw an Address of Thanks to Her Majesty."

Whereupon it was ORDERED, That all the Lords present be a Committee, to draw the Address.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords withdrew.

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Peterborow reported the Address, as drawn by the Committee.

Which, being read, was agreed to by the House; and is as followeth; (videlicet,)

"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, cannot sufficiently express the great Satisfaction we receive from Your Majesty's most gracious Speech; trusting in GOD it will have the same Effect Abroad as at Home, equally reviving the Hearts of Your Allies and Subjects, uniting all People, and encouraging their utmost Endeavours in the common Cause.

"The sincere Concern Your Majesty hath shewed for our Religion, the Government in Church and State as by Law established, and the Succession to the Crown in the Protestant Line; the Hazards You have exposed Yourself to, in Concert with His late Glorious Majesty, for maintaining our Laws and Liberties, as well as Your most gracious Assurance at this Time, give Your Subjects such a Confidence in Your Promises, such a dutiful Affection to Your Person, such a Zeal for Your Service, as will oblige them to make the utmost Efforts to support Your Majesty under the Weight and Difficulties of the present Conjuncture.

"The Concern Your Majesty expresses for Your Allies is a further Obligation laid upon us; who are sensible their Preservation is necessary to our own, and who are as desirous as ever to support the Character of the Crown of England, in enabling Your Majesty to maintain the Balance of Europe.

"We cannot make suitable Returns to Your Majesty, for Your most gracious Promises of a careful and diligent Administration for the Public Good; which we think ourselves sufficiently secured of, by so solemn an Engagement under Your Sacred Word.

"Your Majesty hath been pleased to assure us of all we could wish, and recommend to us what we ought to desire; and, we doubt not, Your pious Intentions will procure a Blessing from Heaven: And Your Majesty may be assured, that Resolutions so becoming a Queen of England cannot but make the deepest Impression upon all Hearts that are true to the Interest of their Country."

Lords with White Staves to attend Her Majesty.

ORDERED, That the Lords with White Staves do attend Her Majesty, humbly to know what Time Her Majesty will please to appoint, for this House to attend Her with the Address.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.