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 Martis, 5 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Act for preventing Coining; Act for Promissory Notes, &c.: and Bankrupt Laws, Bill for continuing.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom;" as also an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes as is used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange; and also for continuing several Acts, made in the Fourth and Fifth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts."
Mischiefs by Fire, to prevent, Bill:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Sixth Year, of Her Majesty's Reign, for the better preventing of Mischiefs that may happen by Fire."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock.
Tombes & al. to be heard against it.
Upon reading the Petition of John, Henry, and Mathew Tombes; praying to be heard against a Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making more effectual an Act made in the Sixth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, for the better preventing of Mischiefs that may happen by Fire:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, according to the Prayer of their Petition, on Friday next, at Twelve a Clock; as also Counsel for those concerned in the Bill, if they think fit.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir William Withers and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for giving the Commissioners of Sewers for the City of London the same Powers as the Commissioners of Sewers for Counties have; and to oblige Collectors for the Sewers to account;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir David Ramsey and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the Ships The Barclay Castle and James of Montross free Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Midd'x Register Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the public registering of Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills, and other Incumbrances, which shall be made of, or that may affect, any Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the County of Midd'x, after the Twenty-ninth Day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine."
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 Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Meller:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Lloyd versus Wynne:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Simon Lloyd, Defendant in a Cause in Chancery, wherein the now Respondent William Wynne and Margaret his Wife, Executors of Meredith Lloyd, were Plaintiffs, against the Appellant, there Defendant, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Four and Twentieth Day of January in the Sixth Year of Her now Majesty's Reign; praying the Reversal of the said Decree, and the Bill dismissed: As also upon the Answer of the said William Wynne put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Simon Lloyd shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the said Simon Lloyd shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said William Wynne, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for his Costs.
Lauze to be heard, at Committee, versus L. Wm. Pawlett's Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lauze Administrator of Sir William Wray Baronet; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting some Part of the Estate in the County of Lincoln, included in the Marriage Settlement of the Right Honourable W'm Powlett Esquire, commonly called the Lord William Powlett, in Trustees, to be sold, for the raising Money, to discharge an Incumbrance fallen on the same, by virtue of a Decree of the High Court of Chancery; and to confirm an Agreement made by the said Lord William Powlett with the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Bridgewater and the Executor of the late Duke of Bolton deceased, relating to such Incumbrance:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be heard, by his Counsel, according to the Prayer of his Petition, on Saturday next, at Ten a Clock, before the Committee to whom the said Bill stands referred.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.