House of Lords Journal Volume 15
22 December 1693

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 22 December 1693', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 327-328. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11973 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 22 Decembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somersett.
Dux Ormond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonbergh.
March. Halifax.
Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Clare.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchelsea.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarborough.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Gray W.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lei'pester.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goldwell and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dut. Grafton versus Judges of the King's Bench:

The House resumed the adjourned Debate upon the Petition of the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman Esquire.

And, after further Debate,

Question, whether she shall have Leave to withdraw her Petition:

This Question was proposed,

"Whether the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman shall have Leave to withdraw their Petition?"

Amendments proposed to it.

Then this Question was put, "Whether these Words shall be Part of the Question, (videlicet,) "That Mr. Attorney General do bring Witnesses to the Bar of this House, to prove that a Bill of Exceptions was offered and refused in the Court of King's Bench, in the Case of William Bridgeman and Rowland Holt and others, in a Cause there lately depending."]?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then this Question was put, "Whether these Words shall be Part of the Question, (videlicet,) ["And that, by what hath arisen upon the Debate which hath happened on the Dutchess of Grafton's Petition, and the Answer put in by the Judges, there are Grounds to apprehend that the Proceedings of the Justices of the King's Bench, in the Case between the Dutchess of Grafton and the Lord Chief Justice Holt, have occasioned a Precedent, which may streighten the Jurisdiction of this House, and the Rights of the People; and do therefore think fit to take a further Consideration of that Matter; and, to this End, that a Committee be appointed, to consider of such Methods as may be most proper for the further Information of this House in this Particular, and report their Opinions to this House; and that Mr. Attorney General be ordered to attend that Committee."]?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Dutch. of Grafton Leave to withdraw her Petition:

Then the main Question was put, "Whether the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman shall have Leave to withdraw their Petition?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

It is Resolved, upon the Question, and ORDERED, That the Dutchess of Grafton and William Bridgeman Esquire have hereby Leave given them to withdraw their Petition.

Protest against, withdrawing it, without enquiring further into the Conduct of the Judges of the King's Bench.

"Leave having been asked, and given, for any Lords to dissent to the abovesaid Question, the Lords whose Names are underwritten do dissent, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"Dissentiente,
Halifax".

"Because we conceive it proper, at the Time that Leave was granted to withdraw the Petition, that an Order should be given to have a further Information brought before this House, of the Proceedings of the Judges of the King's Bench, in the Case of William Bridgman and Rowland Holt and others, in order to have directed a Criminal Prosecution against the said Judges, in case the House should have thought fit to proceed so far against them.

"Scarsdale.
Maclesfeld.
Tho. Menev.
Somerset.
Rochester.
Ailesbury.
Weymouth.
Marleborough.
Ashburnham.
Maynard.
Winchilsea."

The Question was put, "Whether this House shall be adjourned to To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether this House shall be adjourned to Friday next?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.