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House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 13 December 1707

Pages 359-360

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Die Sabbati, 13 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. London.
Epus. Dunel. & D. Crewe.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Queensberry.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Orford.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Leven.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Stair.
Comes Roseberie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Play.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. d' Berkeley.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Gernsey.

PRAYERS.

State of the Fleet and Trade; Report of the Resolutions of the Committee.

The Lord Herbert, pursuant to Order, reported the Resolutions agreed to Yesterday by the Committee of the whole House, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Lord High Admiral, that there may be laid before this House, an Account of what Ship's Company, or Part of any Ship's Company, have been turned over, or removed from One Ship to another, on what Occasion, and by what Orders, within the last Three Years of the last War, and within the last Three Years of this War.

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded, that a List be laid by them before this House, of what Seamen of this Kingdom have been taken during this War, and how many of our Seamen are now in France; and what Returns have been made of our Seamen during this War; and what Account they have of the Usage of our Seamen in France; and what Representations and Complaints have been made from hence of that Usage, from Time to Time.

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Lord High Admiral, that there may be laid before this House, a List of the Queen's Ships that have been taken, and what re-taken; their Force, where they have been taken, and where re-taken; and how; and a List of what Ships have been taken from the Enemy during this War.

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Lord High Admiral, That there may be laid before this House, a List of the Marines, who have served on board, as Part of the Fleet's Complement, during these last Two Years of the War; and that the Manner of their Establishment be laid before this House."

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Commissioners of the Navy Board, to lay before this House, an Estimate of the Naval Stores in the several Yards at Michaelmas last; with an Account of what Naval Stores are at Lisbon."

"It is the Opinion of this Committee, the House be moved, That an Order be sent to the Lord High Admiral, that there may be laid before this House, an Account of what Number of Her Majesty's Ships of War, and their Rates, and of the Number of Men on their Musters, have been employed in The Mediterranian, in the Years 1706 and 1707."

Which said Resolutions, being severally read by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Then the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)

Order for Papers from the Admiralty.

"It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord High Admiral do cause to be laid before this House, an Account of what Ship's Company, or Part of any Ship's Company, have been turned over, or removed, from One Ship to another; on what Occasion, by what Orders, within the last Three Years of the last War, and within the last Three Years of this War: And also a List of Her Majesty's Ships that have been taken, and what re-taken, their Force, where they have been taken, and where re-taken, and how; and a List of what Ships have been taken from the Enemy during this War: And also a List of the Marines who have served on board, as Part of the Fleet's Complement, during these last Two Years of the War, and the Manner of their Establishment: Also an Account of what Number of Her Majesty's Ships of War, and their Rates, and of the Number of Men on their Musters, have been employed in The Mediterranian, in the Years One Thousand Seven Hundred and Six and One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven; as also an Account of the present State of the Navy, and what was the State thereof, at the Time of the Entrance into this War."

Prisoners taken at Sea, during the War; Account of to be delivered; and of their Usage in France.

"It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded do lay before this House, a List of what Seamen of this Kingdom have been taken during this War; and how many of our Seamen are now in France, and what Returns have been made of our Seamen during this War; and what Account they have of the Usage of our Seamen in France; and what Representations and Complaints have been made from hence, of that Usage, from Time to Time."

Estimate of Naval Stores to be delivered.

"It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Navy Board do lay before this House, an Estimate of the Naval Stores in the several Yards at Michaelmas last; with an Account of what Naval Stores are at Lisbon."

East India Goods, Duties to secure, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for better securing the Duties of East India Goods.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

Colt & al. versus Dutton Colt & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Harry Colt Esquire and Anne his Wife, One of the Daughters of John Arnold Esquire, by Margaret his Wife, since married to John Dutton Colt Esquire, Father of the Appeallant Harry, from a Decree of Dismission of the Court of Chancery, the Nine and Twentieth Day of November last, on the Behalf, of John Dutton Colt and Margaret his Wife, Nicholas Arnold Esquire, Son and Heir of the said John Arnold by the said Margaret, Margaret Langley Widow, Dennis Arnold and Mary Arnold Younger Children of the said John Arnold by the said Margaret, and Edward Cooke, surviving Trustees in the said John Arnold's Marriage Settlement; and praying Relief against the said Decree of Dismission:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Dutton Colt, Margaret his Wife, Nicholas Arnold, Margaret Langley, Dennis Arnold, Mary Arnold, and Edward Cooke, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Eleven a Clock.

Sir Seym Pile's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Seym'r Pile Baronet and Dame Jane his Wife, and Gabriel Pile his only Brother, and of John Westbeere and Elizabeth his Wife, Robert Crofts and Mary his Wife (which said Elizabeth and Mary are Sisters of the said Sir Seym'r Pile), John Lawford Esquire, and Thomas Coules Gentleman; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of the Estate of the said Sir Seymour, in Axford, in the County of Wilts, for discharging Portions, Debts, and other Incumbrances; and investing the Surplus of the Money arising by such Sale in the purchasing of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses in the former Settlement, or any other Uses for the greater Advantage of the Petitioner's Family:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Tracy and Mr. Baron Smith; who are forthwith to summon all Parties that are to be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition.

Papers from Lord High Admiral, delivered.

This Day Mr. Hill, from the Lord High Admiral, delivered at the Bar, several Papers, and said, "They are all that were desired by the Order of this House, of the Third Instant, except such as related to the Vice Admirals, who had been severally sent to, and no Returns as yet made; but so soon as possible they should be laid before this House."

Freman's Report delivered.

Mr. Justice Powell delivered the Report upon Mr. Freman's Petition.

Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table to be called for by Lords.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum quintum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.