House of Lords Journal Volume 16
13 March 1699

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 13 March 1699', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 399-402. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13701 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Lunæ 13 die Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorset & Mid'l'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Barnard.

PRAYERS.

Ship Charles, to trade as a free Ship, Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ship Charles Flyboat, of Exeter, to trade as a free Ship;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Barrington and others:

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Downham, in the County of Essex (the Estate of Sir Francis Andrews); and for buying and settling other Lands to the same Uses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Defective Titles, &c. Bill for the Quiet of the Subject against:

Whereas this Day was appointed for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the general Quiet of the Subject against all Pretences of Concealments, Encroachments, or other defective Titles:"

Ld. Mayor, &c. of London to be heard about it, and the Attorney General.

Upon reading a Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, relating to the said Bill; it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill shall be taken into Consideration on Monday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time His Majesty's Attorney General may be heard, and all other Persons who shall think themselves therein concerned.

Holmes versus Peacock.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Holmes Esquire, from a Decree made in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery in Ireland, the Second Day of December last, and other Proceedings there, on the Behalf of James Peacock:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said James Peacock may have a Copy of the said Petition; and shall and he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Monday, the Third Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings in the said Cause be stayed.

Dighton versus Greenville, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Christopher Dighton Gentleman; shewing, "That there is a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which Bernard Greenville Esquire is Defendant, whereupon Errors are assigned;" and praying, "that a short Day may be appointed for the said Barnard Greenville to join Issue thereupon:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bernard Greenville shall and he is hereby required to join Issue in this Case on Thursday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Forster's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the confirming of a Grant and Settlement made by William Forster Esquire, of divers Manors and Lands, in the County Palatine of Durham, and County of Northumberland, to Thomas Lord Fairfax and others, upon certain Trusts and Uses therein mentioned."

Burnett's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize George Burnett."

Browne's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Captain Thomas Browne."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom John Meoles' Bill stands committed.

Lordington Manor, for Sale of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Manor of Lordington, alias Lurtington, and Whitwey, and divers Lands in the County of Sussex; and for laying out Five Thousand Pounds in purchasing other Lands, to be settled in Lieu thereof."

Gouyquet D' St. Eloy, Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Isaac Gouyquett D' St. Eloy," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize Isaac Gouyquett D' St. Eloy."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Act for restoring Blackwell Hall Market, Bill to render more effectual.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the making more effectual an Act, intituled, An Act to restore the Market at Blackwell Hall to the Clothiers, and for regulating the Factors there."

Blackwell Hall Factors, Woollendrapers, &c. to be heard before it passes.

Upon reading the Petition of several of the Factors of Blackwell Hall, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Factors there; praying to be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the making more effectual an Act, intituled, An Act to restore the Market at Blackwell Hall to the Clothiers, and for regulating the Factors there:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Monday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants and Woollen-drapers, Dealers in the Woollen Manufactures at Blackwell Hall; praying, "That they may be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the making more effectual an Act, intituled, An Act to restore the Market at Blackwell Hall to the Clothiers, and for regulating the Factors there:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, by their Counsel, as desired, on Monday the Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Saunders versus Owen, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Saunders Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Phillip Owen is Plaintiff, praying longer Time for joining Issue upon the said Writ of Error:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Saunders hath hereby Time allowed him for joining Issue thereupon, until Saturday next.

Coulombiere et al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Anthony Coulombiere and others."

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 John Francklyn and Sir Lacon William Child:

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

Young's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Young Gentleman to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts and Legacies."

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

Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
March. Halifax.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Romney.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Barnard.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the Seven and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

Bull's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Bull, an Infant, to sell his Lands in Kent, for the Payment of Debts and Annuities charged thereon, and for Provision of Younger Children."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be referred to the same Committee, to whom Mr. Young's Bill stands committed.

Sir Thomas Darcey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of some Part of the Estate of Sir Thomas Darcey deceased, for Payment of Debts."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Young's Bill stands committed.

Lower et al. Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to naturalize William Lower, William Darnell, and Peter Godby."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to which Mr. Meoles' Bill was committed.

E. Warwick and Holland, Trial appointed:

The House being informed, "That the Indictment found against Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland was returned into this House;" the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland shall be tried in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."

Address for Place to be fitted up, and for Lord High Steward:

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, to let Him know, That this House hath appointed the Trial of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland to begin in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March; and humbly to desire His Majesty, That He will give Order for a Place to be prepared in Westminster Hall for the said Trial; and also to appoint a Lord High Steward, to continue during the said Trial."

Lord Chancellor to write to absent Lords, to attend it;

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chancellor do write Letters to the absent Lords, to acquaint them, That the House hath appointed to try Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March; and that the House expects their Presence at the said Trial."

Then, these Lords following being absent; (videlicet,)

D. Norfolke,
D. Shrewsbury,
D. Bedford,
Comes Derby,
Comes Rutland,
Comes Huntingdon,
Comes Sunderland,
Comes Carlisle,
Comes Fauconberge,
Comes Torrington,
Comes Coventry,
Viscount Hatton,
Viscount Lonsdale,
Ds. Willughby Br.,
Ds. Chandos,
Ds. Craven,
Ds. Ashburnham,

The Lord Chancellor writ to them to this Effect; (videlicet,)

Letter to absent Lords.

"My Lord,

"I am commanded, by the House of Peers, to acquaint your Lordship, that they have this Day appointed the Trial of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland to be on Tuesday the Eight and Twentieth Day of this Instant March; and the House doth expect your Presence at the said Trial. I am,

"My Lord,

"Your Lordship's humble Servant."

Price's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Price Esquire to transfer a Charge of One Thousand Pounds, for the Use of his Younger Children, from an Estate in the County of Montgomery, to an Estate in the Counties of Hereford and Radnor, of better Value."

ORDERED, That the said Bill be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Young's Bill stands committed.

Aliens Children to inherit, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty's natural-born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens."

State of the Navy, Report of.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the List of the Ships the Royal Navy is composed of, and in what Condition they are in as to Repair:

Estimate of Expences for repairing Ships.

"That their Lordships have taken into their Consideration, an Estimate of the Charge of putting that Part of His Majesty's Fleet into Repair, which is now out of Repair, which they received from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, amounting to Four Hundred Thirty-nine Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Eight Pence; of which, what may be repaired before Lady Day 1700, would amount to the Sum of One Hundred Sixty-six Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-two Pounds, (fn. *) Two Shillings, and Ten Pence, if the said Sum may be furnished within that Time; and consists in the Particulars following:

£ s. d.
"3d Rate: "Burford, 10011 6 6
"Kent, 8583 10 0
"Berwick, 13323 1 7
"Essex, 13120 5 0
"Grafton, 13584 3 8
"4: "Assistance, 4630 11 6
"Southampton, 3836 15 8
"5: "Arundell, 1270 6 10
"Margate, 971 18 7
"Fireships: "Vulture, 1159 12 0
"Vesuvius, 828 18 8
"Strombolo, 1033 0 0
"Bombs: "Basilisk, 239 16 5
"Carcass, 283 18 11
"Granada, 224 4 8
"Firedrake, 557 6 9
"Furnace, 246 12 4
"Mortar, 1333 19 5
"Serpent, 209 18 0
"Terrour, 200 4 2
"3d Rate: "Suffolke, 9449 17 8
"4: "Advice, 1004 8 8
"Bonadventure, 4593 1 0
"Deptford, 2601 7 0
"King'sfisher, 3643 4 9
"Bombs: "Blast, 435 18 5
"Comet, 385 16 3
"Portsmouth, 235 15 4
"Brigantines: "Dispatch, 173 13 4
"1st Rate: "Britannia, 5393 0 0
"3: "Starling Castle, 7058 0 0
"Expedition, 2817 0 0
"Eagle, 4136 0 0
"4: "Oxford, 263 5 10
"5: "Fowey, 747 5 5
"2: "Royall Katherine, 6631 9 6
"3: "Royall Oake, 2855 17 5
"Edgar, 3930 18 6
"Restauration, 7330 12 4
"4: "Greenwich, 4837 3 0
"Trident, 3956 7 4
"Brigantines: "Diligence, 135 13 0
"Postboy, 139 3 8
"3: "Rupert, 10044 0 3
"4: "Chatham, 2597 3 9
"5: "Thunderbolt, 1165 6 2
"Mermaid, 1271 13 7
"Terrible, 1025 7 6
"Fireships: "Firebrand, 839 18 6
"Hunter, 1214 16 6
"Brigantines: "Discovery, 166 9 6
"Total, (fn. †) £ 166732 4 10

Estimate of Expence of repairing Forts, &c.

"And also, that their Lordships have taken into their Consideration, an Estimate of what is necessary to be done towards the Security of His Majesty's Navy in the Rivers and Ports hereafter following, amounting in the Whole to the Sum of Eighty seven Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds; which Works may be finished within the Year 1699, if the said Sum shall be furnished:

£
"1. Towards securing of the Docks of Portsmouth, 25000
"2. Towards Repair of Portsmouth, which is at present without Defence, 30000
"3. To put Gospert Town in better Defence, 5500
"4. For Blockhouse Point, 2000
"5. For securing Port Bridge. 2000
"6. For securing of East Noy Point, 5000
"7. For putting South Sea Castle in better Defence, 2000
"8. For repairing 9 Batteries on the River Medway, 6000
"9. For Repair of Sheerness, 5000
"10. For Repair of Tilbury Fort, 4000
"11. For repairing the Batteries near Woolwich, 1200
"Sum Total, £. 87700"

Committee to prepare an Address about them.

Lords Committees appointed to draw an Address to be presented to His Majesty, upon the Report made this Day from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Estimate of the Work and Repairs necessary to be done at the several Forts and Batteries upon the River Medway and other Forts; and also of the List of the Ships the Royal Navy is composed of, and in what Condition they are as to Repair; and report to the House:

Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Romney.
Comes Bradford.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Adjourn.

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

Footnotes

* Sic.
This Total is not the exact Amount of the several Sums.