House of Lords Journal Volume 16
15 March 1698

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 15 March 1698', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 234-235. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13577 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 15 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Londin.
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. Cicestr.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Willughhy Br.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Poulet.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Towns of Crediton, &c. concerning Woollen Manufacture, Bill.

Upon reading the several Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Towns of Crediton, Morton Hampstead, Ashburton, Honiton, Otter St. Mary, and Bampton, in Devonsh'r, relating to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage the Woollen Manufacture in Engl'd, and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into any Foreign Parts, and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by themselves or Counsel, if they think fit, on Saturday the Nineteenth Instant, at Eleven of the Clock.

Ld. Lisburne's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better settling the several Estates of the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Lisburne and the Lady Viscountess Lisburne his Wife."

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Maclesfeld's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Norris and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving the Marriage between Charles Earl of Maclesfeld and Anne his Wife, and to illegitimate the Children of the said Anne;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to execute Judgements and Decrees, saved in a Clause in an Act of the First Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Duncomb, for punishing, Bill:

This Day Mr. Serjeant Wright and Mr. Dormer attended, as ordered the Eleventh Instant; and laid before this House what Evidence they thought proper, for proving the Allegations in 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;" and produced several Witnesses to that Purpose.

Who were heard at the Bar.

After which, Counsel being heard for Mr. Duncomb against the said Bill:

Hodie 2a 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."

Protest against not committing it:

A Debate arising; and the Question being put, Whether this Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

"Dissentient.

"Bergevenny.
Stamford.
Newcastle.
P. Winchestr.
Tankerville.
Montagu.
Rivers.
Gi. Sarum.
Sy. Eliens.
Oxford.
Jersey.
Jo. Oxon.
Scarerough.
T. Wharton.
Ric. Petrib.
Essex.
Suffolke.
Cholmondeley.
Rochford.
Herbert.
Orford."

Duncomb's Bill rejected:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That 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," shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Duncomb discharged.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Duncomb Esquire, now Prisoner in His Majesty's Tower of London, shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he now lies under; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, and the Deputy Governor thereof.

Proxies not to be used in Judicial Causes, or Bills of that Nature.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Proxies for the future shall be made Use of in any Judicial Cause in this House, although the Proceeding be by Way of Bill; and that this Order be added to the Roll of Standing Orders.

D. Somerset versus Richardson and Bill:

Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, "That Jeffrey Richardson and Thomas Bill did molest the Duke of Somersett's Workmen, by pulling down and destroying a Mill, erected upon Part of the said Duke's Lands, within the Manor of Aspatria, in the County of Cumberland, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"

Richardson and Bill to be attached.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Jeffrey Richardson and Thomas Bill, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and other His Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.

Adjourn.

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