House of Lords Journal Volume 16
28 April 1699

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 28 April 1699', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 455-456. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13729 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 28 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset. 2.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus. 1.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Dorset & Mid'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Romney.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Bergeveny.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

PRAYERS.

Ange & al. Petition against the Bill to prevent coining Halfpence, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Philip, Thomas Ange, and John Ange, Executors of Edward Ange deceased, for and on the Behalf of the Widow of the said Edward Ange, and Seven of his Children, and Five Grand-children; praying, "That they may be heard, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent the coining of Half-pence and Farthings for One Year longer:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard, as desired, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock; and all other Persons who shall think themselves concerned therein.

Ship Hope to trade as a free Ship, Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Ship Hope (of great Length, and very serviceable for bringing Masts into this Kingdom) to trade as an English-built Ship," as fit to pass, without any Amendment.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Ship Hope (of great Length, and very serviceable for bringing Masts into this Kingdom) to trade as an English-built Ship."

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.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for posthumous Children to inherit; and Methwold's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Cornbury and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable posthumous Children to take Estates, as if born in their Fathers Life-time;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Methwold Esquire to raise the Sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds upon his Estate, by him laid out in improving the same;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Pellican & al. Creditors of Charles I. against the Bill for Quiet of the Subject.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Pellican, in Behalf of himself and others, Executors and Administrators of many Creditors of King Charles the First; praying to be heard against the Bill of Concealments:

It is ORDERED, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Ward and Levett versus E. of Meath.

Upon reading the Petition of Paul Joddrell, Agent here in England for Edward Earl of Meath and Cecilia his Wife; praying further Time for answering to Mr. Edward Ward's Appeal:

It is ORDERED, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, rejected.

Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Hough's.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better apprehending, prosecuting, and punishing of Felons, that commit Burglary, House-breaking, or Robbery in Shops, Ware-houses, Coach-houses, or Stables, or that steal Horses;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And also to return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Estate of Zenobia Hough, for the Payment of the Debts of her Husband, and other Uses;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendments made to the said Bill.

House-breakers, &c. Bill against.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better apprehending, prosecuting, and punishing of Felons, that commit Burglary, House-breaking, or Robbery, in Shops, Ware-houses, Coach-houses, or Stables, or that steal Horses."

Standing Order, not to be dispensed with the same Day the Motion is made for it.

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, for the future, no Motion shall be granted, for dispensing with a Standing Order of this House the same Day it is made, nor before the House shall be summoned to consider of the said Motion; and this to be added to the Roll of Standing Orders.

Message from H. C. to return the Bill for Sedgemore Roynes.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for opening the ancient and making any new Roynes and Watercourses in and near Sedgemore, in the County of Somerset, for rendering the said Moor more healthful and profitable to the Inhabitants;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Grantham versus Lee and Thorold:

The House being this Day moved, "That Francis Grantham and Anne his Wife may have Liberty to withdraw their Appeal depending in this House, to which John Lee and Mary his Wife, and Elizabeth Thorold Widow, have answered, and being consenting thereunto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Appeal may be withdrawn, as desired; and never after to be offered to this House.

Harvey versus Western:

After hearing Counsel this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Harvey, the only Child of Charles Harvey deceased, from an Order or Decree of Dismission lately made in the Court of Chancery, in a Cause there depending, between the Petitioner Complainant, and Thomas Westerne Defendant; as also upon the Answer of the said Thomas Westerne put in thereunto:

Judgement affirmed.

After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Harvey shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Order or Decree of Dismission therein complained of shall be, and is hereby, affirmed.

Soldiers to exercise Trades, &c. Bill.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers and Soldiers as have been in His Majesty's Service during the late War to exercise Trades, and for Officers to account with their Soldiers."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and think it fit to pass, without any Amendment."

To which the House agreed.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable such Officers and Soldiers as have been in His Majesty's Service during the late War, to exercise Trades, and for Officers to account with their Soldiers."

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.

Lotteries, for suppressing, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for suppressing of Lotteries."

E. Warrington versus Sir J. Langham.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Report of what was offered by Counsel, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Earl of Warrington, and the Answer of Sir James Langham and Anne Tipping Widow put in thereunto, shall be made on Monday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.

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

Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be put into a Committee, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the general Quiet of the Subject, against all Pretences of Concealments, Encroachments, or other defective Titles:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee thereupon, on Wednesday next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time all Persons formerly ordered to be heard shall then be heard, by their Counsel.

Adjourn.

Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placitor. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.