House of Lords Journal Volume 16
4 March 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 4 March 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 224-226. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13571 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 4 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlingtons.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willughby Broke.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willughby Par.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

L. Mohun, Report concerning his Trial.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Lord Mohun's Petition, "That their Lordships are of Opinion, That the Lords with White Staves be appointed to attend His Majesty, humbly to desire, from this House, that a Place may be prepared in Westminster Hall, wherein this House may sit as an House, for the Trial of the Lord Mohun."

To which the House agreed.

Address for Westm Hall to be prepared for it.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to desire Him, from this House, that a Place may be prepared in Westm'r Hall, wherein this House may sit as a House, for the Trial of Charles Lord Mohun.

Law Suits, to restrain the Length and Expence of, Bill.

The Earl of Rochester presented to the House a Bill drawn by him, pursuant to the Order of the Nineteenth of February last; (videlicet,)

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to restrain the great Expence and Length of Suits in the Courts of Law and Equity."

Hewett's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Hewett Esquire, lying in the County of Middl'x, settled upon his Marriage; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing other Lands in Leicestershire, where his Estate and Seat lies, to be settled to the same Uses."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following:

March. Halifax.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

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

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable certain Trustees therein named to make, renew, and fill up, Leases of the Estate of Sir Copplestone Warwick Bampfeild, during the Minority of the said Sir Copplestone Warwick Bampfeild and John Bampfeild his Brother;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Standing Orders, to be considered.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Roll of Standing Orders shall be read on Wednesday the Ninth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock, in order to be further considered.

Duncomb, for punishing, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills."

After Debate;

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against Second Reading.

"Dissentientibus,

"Bolton.
Halifax.
Leeds, P.
Fitzwalter.
Nottingham.
Audley.
Rochester.
Howard.
Bathe.
Jon. Exon.
Tho. Roffen.
Jeffreys.
Tho. Menev.
Guilford.
Scarsdale.
Craven.
Abingdon.
Willughby De Broke.
Denbigh.
Hunsdon."

Duncomb to be heard by Counsel.

Upon reading the Petition of Charles Duncomb, now Prisoner in The Tower of London; praying, "He may be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House, before any further Proceeding upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That he shall be heard, by his Counsel, on Friday the Eleventh Day of this Instant March, at Twelve of the Clock; after which, the said Bill shall be read a Second Time.

Whether Counsel shall be heard for the Bill.

A Debate arising, "Whether Counsel shall be heard for the said Bill:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Debate shall be adjourned till To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend; and that the Clerks bring the Journal wherein the Proceedings on Sir Thomas Cook's Bill are entered.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) quintum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.