House of Lords Journal Volume 15
7 February 1696

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 7 February 1696', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 662-664. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12253 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 7 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Bristoll.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Sconburg.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bedford.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Romney.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker.

Land Tax Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

ORDERED, That the Commons have Notice, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Rider and Clitherow's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to confirm and establish an Exchange, made between Thomas Rider Esquire and Christopher Clitherow Esquire, of certain Messuages in London, for the Manors of Bilsington, and other Lands in Kent, of the like Value."

Mitford's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell the Manor of Pespoole, in the County of Durham, Part of the Estate of William Mitford an Infant, for Payment of Debts and Incumbrances charged thereon, and for preserving the rest of the said Infant's Estate."

Fownes's Bill.

The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Fownes Esquire to sell certain Lands, in the County of Devon. which was settled on his Marriage; and to settle other Lands, of an equal Value, to the same Uses," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Sir J. Chamberlain's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to exchange Lands of Sir James Chamberlaine Baronet, an Infant, lying in the Common Hill or Field of Salford, in the County of Oxford, for like Quantities of Land there, in order to the making an Enclosure."

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 Miles Cooke and Sir Richard Holford:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the taking, examining, and stating, the Public Accompts;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Committee of whole House, Precedents of giving Instructions to.

The Clerks, pursuant to the Order of the One and Thirtieth of January last, gave an Account concerning the House giving Instructions to a Committee of the whole House; (videlicet,)

"2°. April. 1679, upon the Second Reading of the Bill for attainting the Earl of Danby.

"29th December, 1690, upon the Second Reading of the Bill for Public Accompts."

Bill to continue the Acts for prohibiting Trade with France, and for encouraging Privateers.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Ferrers reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill."

Lords Committees appointed to consider of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers:" Whose Lordships, having considered of the said Bill, and sent for and heard such Persons as they shall think fit, have hereby Power given them to prepare any new Clauses to be added to the Bill for the Encouragement of Privateers; and are to take Care that nothing in this Bill be prejudicial to the Foreign Treaties; and report to the House.

Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert Ch.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Sir Charles Hedges to attend:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Charles Hedges do attend the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers," on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Sir Richard Verney's Petition for a Writ of Summons.

Whereas Monday next is appointed to hear Sir Richard Verney, by his Counsel, upon his Petition now depending in this House; as also His Majesty's Counsel, upon the Matter of the said Petition; and the Heralds also then to attend:

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Richard Verney and His Majesty's Counsel shall be heard, as abovesaid, on Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Heralds do then attend; and that all the Lords be summoned.

Sir Wm. Williams, for reversing a Judgement against Bill.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reversing a Judgement given against Sir Wm. Williams, for what he did as Speaker of the House of Commons, and for asserting the Rights and Freedom of Parliament," shall be read the First Time on Friday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Relfe to execute the Office of Clerk of the Crown.

The House being informed, "That Thomas Chute Esquire, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, is very sick, and so incapacitated to attend the Service of this House when His Majesty is present:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. John Relfe hath hereby Leave given him to execute the Office of Clerk of the Crown, when His Majesty shall be pleased to pass Bills in this House.

Adjourn.

Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.