House of Lords Journal Volume 18
21 December 1706

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 21 December 1706', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 185-187. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29477 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 21 Decembris.

REGINA.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent, Camerarius.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Townshend.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Sammers.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hervey.

PRAYERS.

Land Tax Bill.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Malt, &c. Duties, Bill:

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

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

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hiccocks:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Messages from thence, to return the D. of Marlborough's Bill;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Hertford and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the settling of the Honours and Dignities of John Duke of Marlborough upon his Posterity; and annexing the Honour and Manor of Woodstock, and House of Bleinheim to go along with the said Honours;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

and Ly. North and Grey's Bill.

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

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Maria Margaret Lady North & Grey;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

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

Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to make the Ship Vigilantia, of Stad, upon the River Elbe in Germany, (lately a Wreck) a free Ship;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Vigilantia, a free Ship, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to make the Ship Vigilantia, of Stad, upon the River Elbe in Germany, (lately a Wreck) a free Ship."

Lewes versus Fielding & al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Lewes Gentleman, from a Decree pronounced in the Court of Chancery, the Seven and Twentieth Day of April in the Second Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, by the Master of the Rolls, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, in a Cause there depending, between Israel Fielding Esquire, John Fairer, Thomas Wilkinson, and William Blincarn, Complainants, against the Petitioner and Henry Hampson Esquire, and others, Defendants; and praying "the Reversal of the said Decree:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Israel Fielding, John Fairer, Thomas Wilkinson, and William Blincarn, may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Fourth Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock.

Kettilby's Petition referred to the Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of James Kettilby and Bridget his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable the Petitioner to sell Part of his Estate, in the Petition mentioned, to raise Money, to pay his Debts:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Powell and Mr. Baron Bury; who are forthwith to summon all Parties who are to be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition.

Sandys, Petition referred to the Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Sandys and Dame Mary his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Closes and Lands, in the Petition mentioned, of Two Hundred Pounds per Annum, near York, for Payment of Debts:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall be, and is hereby, referred to Mr. Justice Dormer and Mr. Baron Smith; who are forthwith to summon all Parties who are to be concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, and their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition.

Queen present:

Her Majesty, being seated on Her Royal Throne, adorned with Her Crown and Regal Ornaments, attended with Her Officers of State (the Peers being in their Robes), commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."

Who being come; their Speaker made a Speech to Her Majesty, relating to the Money Bills to be passed.

Bills passed.

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments took the said Bills from the Hands of the Speaker, and brought them to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of them, and the other Bills to be passed, as follow; (videlicet,)

"1. An Act for granting an Aid to Her Majesty, by a Land Tax, to be raised in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

"2. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seven."

To these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"I. a Reyne remercie ses bon Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"3. An Act for the settling of the Honours and Dignities of John Duke of Marlborough upon his Posterity; and annexing the Honour and Manor of Woodstock, and House of Bleinbeim to go along with the said Honours."

To this Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"La Reyne le vesult."

"4. An Act for naturalizing Maria Margaret Lady North & Grey."

To this Bill the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desire."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to say as follows; (videlicet,)

Queen's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I am glad of this Occasion to repeat to you My great Satisfaction in your several Addresses, presented to Me in the Beginning of this Session.

"The Zeal and Affection, which you expressed in them, for My Service, and the common Cause of Europe, cannot fail of being a great Encouragement to all our Allies.

"The particular Notice, which you have taken of the eminent Services of the Duke of Marlborough, is also very agreeable to Me; and I make no Question, but it will be so to the whole Kingdom.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I am to thank you, in a very particular Manner, for the more than usual Dispatch of the Bills of Supply, with which you have now presented Me.

"This will enable Me to put all our necessary Preparations for next Year into a great Forwardness; and must needs have a very good Effect, for improving the Advantages of the last Campaign.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I suppose, you will think it convenient to make some short Recess, during the Holydays.

"The Zeal and Unanimity, you have already shewn, are a sufficient Assurance to Me, that you will all return in the same good Temper and Disposition, to dispatch what remains of the Public Business."

Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.

Orders concerning the House going to St, Paul's on the Thanks-giving-day.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Lord of this House shall go to St. Paul's Church with more than Two Horses to his Coach, on the One and Thirtieth Instant.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order that no Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay between the Old Palace Yard, Westminster, and Temple Bar, from Eight a Clock in the Forenoon, on the One and Thirtieth Instant, to Six a Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day; and that no Carriages, Carts, or Drays, be permitted to pass through any of the Streets between The Old Palace Yard Westminster and Temple Bar, between the Hours aforesaid, on the same Day; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the High Steward, Deputy Steward, and Justices of the Peace, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England do write to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, to give Order, and take Care, to prevent any Stoppages between Temple Bar and The Old Exchange in London, on the One and Thirtieth Instant, from Eight a Clock in the Forenoon; to Six a Clock in the Afternoon; and that no Carts or Drays be permitted to pass through the Streets between the Hours aforesaid.

Ordered, That all the Lords do go in their Robes to St. Paul's Church.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, or his Deputy, and the Yeoman Usher and Doorkeepers, do attend at St. Paul's Church the One and Thirtieth Instant.

Ordered, That the House shall be summoned, to attend here on the One and Thirtieth Instant, at Eight a Clock; and each Lord acquainted, that the Lords are to be in their Robes.

Ordered, That the Lords Coaches shall go in the same Places they are called.

Ordered, That One Herald and the Marshal's Men do attend this House on the One and Thirtieth Instant, at Eight a Clock; and that the Marshal's Men do call the Coaches as directed by the Herald.

Dye versus Stevenson.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Dye, Executor to Elizabeth Ashby Widow, deceased, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Two and Twentieth Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Four, on the Behalf of Thomas Stevenson and Jane his Wife, late the Widow Patrick, One of the Daughters of the said Elizabeth Ashby; and praying "the Reversal of the said Decree, and the Orders and Proceedings thereupon."

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Stevenson and Jane his Wife may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and they are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on Saturday the Eleventh Day of January next, at Eleven a Clock in the Forenoon.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, (videlicet,) tricesimum diem instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.