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 Lunæ, 14 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Berkeley takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Earl of Berkelcy took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Le Grand, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing William Lewis Le Grand."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
D. of Shrewsbury, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Duke of Shrewsbury; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for naturalizing his Dutchess, she being born out of Her Majesty's Allegiance:
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.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir John Humble Baronet, and his Trustees, to settle several Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, lying in the Counties of Lincolne, Surry, and Kent, pursuant to the Articles made upon his Marriage with Dame Sarah his now Wife;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. North and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Robert Greenall the Younger to sell an Estate, in the Parish of King's-Norton, in the County of Worcester; and purchase another Estate, of as great or greater Value, to be settled to the same Uses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of James Hamilton Esquire, a Minor, for Payment of Debts, and for raising Portions for Younger Children; and for making Fee-farms, and Leases for Lives, during his Minority."
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 Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds in Trustees, for Payment of the Debts of John Holworthy Gentleman."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Equity of Redemption of the Manors, Lands, and Tenements, lying in the several Counties of Rutland and Leicester, late the Estate of John Digby Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to the Intent that the same may be sold, for the discharging of the several Mortgages and other Incumbrances thereon."
No Private Bill to be read on a Cause day, before the Cause is heard.
It is this Day Ordered and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, for the future, when any Cause shall be appointed to be heard in this House, no Private Bill whatsoever shall be read that Day before the Hearing of the Cause.
Clavering versus Clavering.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Henry Clavering and others:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock, this House will proceed to hear Counsel for Sir James Clavering and others, Respondents to the said Appeal.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.