DIE Martis, 24 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bath & Well.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes (fn. *)
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. St. John.
Duke & al. versus Bp. of Bath & Wells: Hearing put off.
The Order being read, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Dyke Esquire and others are Appellants, and
George Lord Bishop of Bath & Wells is Respondent:
Information was given to the House, "That the Counsel feed by the Appellants were the King's Counsel, and
Yesterday necessarily employed in His Majesty's Service; and therefore, at this Time, not sufficiently
instructed to plead the said Cause:"
And the House being thereupon moved, "That the
Hearing thereof may be deferred till Friday next:"
After Debate, and reading the Standing Order of
this House of the 22d of December 1703, relating to
the putting off Causes after Days have been appointed
for hearing thereof; this Question was stated, "That
the said Cause be adjourned, to be heard, at the Bar
of this House, on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock?"
And, after further Debate, it was moved, "That
these Words, (videlicet,) ["upon the Appellants paying Ten Guineas to the Respondent, for this Day's
Default"] be added to the said Question."
And the Question being put, "Whether those
Words shall be made Part of the Question?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the said Cause be adjourned, to be heard, at the Bar of this House, on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock; and that, on hearing
thereof, this House will take into Consideration this
Day's Default, on the Part of the Appellants.
King's Answer to Address, relating to the Number of Forces.
The Earl of Cholmondeley acquainted the House,
"That the Lords with White Staves had (according to
Order) presented to His Majesty their Lordships Address of Yesterday, relating to the Number of Forces
in His Majesty's Service; and that His Majesty was
pleased to say, He would give Order accordingly."
L. Vis. Rosse's Petition referred to Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Lord Viscount
Rosse in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Mary Lady Viscountess his Wife, Elizabeth Lady Viscountess Dowager
Rosse his Mother, and of his Guardian his Grace James
Duke of Ormond; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to
enable the said Lord Viscount Rosse, notwithstanding his
Nonage, to make a Jointure of his Estate in the Kingdom of Ireland on his said Lady, and to settle the same
on his Issue Male, with Provisions for Younger Children; and to charge the same with any Sum not exceeding Ten Thousand Pounds, in case of Failure of
Issue Male; and likewise to make Leases for Lives renewable, or for any Number of Years certain, without
lessening the present Rent; and to sell all or any Part
of his Lands, in the Counties of Leitrim and Tyrone, for
Payment of his Debts:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be
referred to the Consideration of the Lord Chief Baron
of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Powys; who
are forthwith to summon all Parties 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 that may
be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have
signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having
perused the Bill, do sign the same.
Shere, in Custody of the Black Rod for Non-payment of Costs, Petition rejected.
A Petition of Jonathan Shere, was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, "That he is in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for
Non-payment of Costs awarded upon the Dismission
of his Appeal, to which Joseph Cock was Respondent;
and is also a Prisoner in The Fleet, at the Suit of the
said Cock, for Non-payment of Costs, in the Court of
Chancery, in the same Cause; and is also a Prisoner
in the said Prison, upon Mesne Process out of the
Common Pleas; and, by Rule of that Court, had obtained Liberty for this Day to transact his Affairs;
and had shewed his said Day-rule to the said Gentleman Usher, who hath not paid any Observance thereto, but declares he will have the Direction of this
House therein;" and praying "the Direction of this
House, whether the Petitioner shall be remanded to
the Prison of The Fleet, or remain in the Custody of
the Black Rod."
Ordered, That the Petition be rejected.
Betts, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of the
Judges, to whom the Petition of Dorothy Betts Widow
and others, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the
Purposes therein mentioned, was referred:
It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill,
according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to
enable Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Lands
devised by the last Will and Testament of Thomas
Trenchard Esquire, deceased."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii,
vicesimum quintum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.