House of Lords Journal Volume 16
23 January 1697

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 23 January 1697', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 80-81. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13451 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 23 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunclm.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Joh'es Sommers Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Scenburgh.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Clifforde.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

James Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting and settling certain Estates of William James Gentleman in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

D. Bolton.
M. Halifax.
M. Normanby.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Weymouth.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
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Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday 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.

Millward's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting certain Lands of William Millward, in the County of Hereford, Clerk, in Trustees, for Payment of Debts."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Committee above-named.

King's Answer to the Address for a Reprieve for Sir J. Fenwick.

The Earl of Scarbrough reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address presented Yesterday, for delaying the Execution of Sir John Fenwick, "That His Majesty was pleased to say, I cannot judge whether the Reprieving of Sir John Fenwick may be of dangerous Consequence to Myself or Government, or not: But, since the Lords have made this Address, his Execution shall be delayed till Thursday next; and I will accordingly give Order for it."

Elections, for further regulating, Bill.

The Order being read, for taking into Consideration the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

And several Petitions against the said Bill being also read:

After Debate;

Not to be read a Second Time.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill sha be read a Second Time?"

It was Resolved in the Negative:

"Dissentient,

"H. London.

Protest against that Resolution.

"Because this Bill did provide, that none but natural-born Subjects of England and Men of Estates should be capable of being chosen to serve in Parliament; which we conceive most agreeable to the Constitution and true Interest of this Kingdom.

"Sandwich.
Halifax.
Normanby.
Nottingham.
Thanet.
Granville.
Tho. Roffen.
Tho. Menev.
Bathe.
Feversham.
Weymouth.
Jeffreys.
Dartmouth.
Cholmondeley."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) vicesimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.