House of Lords Journal Volume 20
3 June 1715

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 3 June 1715', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 66-68. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38417 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 3 Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Menev.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Cleveland.
Dux Richmond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Marlborough.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
March. Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
March. Dorchester.
March. Tweddale.
March. Annandale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Pembroke.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Radnor.
Comes (fn. *) Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Portland.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Orford.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Grantham.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Bute.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Rockingham.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. St. John.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Lansdown.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Saunderson.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Cobham.

PRAYERS.

Ld. Howard of Eff. takes the Oaths.

This Day Thomas Lord Howard of Effingham took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Malt Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills and Lottery Tickets, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims in several Lotteries; and for making forth new Orders, in Lieu of certain Lottery Orders obliterated or defective; and for continuing certain Duties on Hops, until the First Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Blackburn et al. to conticue the Imprisonment of, Bill:

The Order of the Day being read, for the First Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Imprisonment of Robert Blackburn and others, for the horrid Conspiracy to assassinate the Person of His late Sacred Majesty King William the Third."

The said Bill was accordingly read the First Time.

Their Petition rejected.

A Petition of Robert Blackburn, John Bernardi, Robert Cassills, Robert Meldrum, and James Chambers, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That, after above Nineteen Years Imprisonment without Proof or Trial, they may be left to the Law, to be acquitted or condemned by it; or that they may be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, and be otherwise relieved, as to the great Wisdom and Justice of this House may seem most meet."

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether this Petition shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday next; and all the Lords summoned.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

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

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, "An Act, That the solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers shall be accepted, instead of an Oath in the usual Form; and for explaining and enforcing the said Act, in relation to the Payment of Tithes and Church Rates; and for appointing the Form of an Affirmation to be taken by the said People called Quakers, instead of the Oath of Abjuration;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Malt Bill.

Ordered, That the House be now put into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills and Lottery Tickets, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims in several Lotteries; and for making forth new Orders, in Lieu of certain Lottery Orders obliterated or defective; and for continuing certain Duties on Hops, until the First Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."

Then the House accordingly was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into the said Committee.

And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Lord Delawar reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being 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. Hiccocks and Mr. Holford:

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

Bp. of London, Privilege:

A Complaint being made to the House, "That one Mr. Salkeld, an Attorney, hath brought an Action against, and otherwise molested and interrupted, the Lord Bishop of London's Tenants, for receiving a Toll at The Gatehouse at Highgate (though the same hath been paid and received Time immemorial); and hath actually arrested one Dogget, a Tenant under the said Lord Bishop, in Two fresh Actions, the last Term, upon Account of taking Toll as aforesaid:"

Salkeld to attend, for arresting Doggett, a Tenant of the Bishop's, for taking a Toll.

It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Salkeld do attend this House on Friday next, to shew Cause why he should not stand committed, for proceeding against the Tenants of the said Lord Bishop during the Time of Privilege of Parliament; and hereof he may not fail, as the contrary will be answered to this House.

Habkin versus Hoge.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of William Habkin, Belt-maker in Edinburgh, from an Interlocutor, or Decree, of the Lords of Session in Scotland, the Twenty-fifth of June 1713, and several Interlocutors of the said Lords of Session, and also a Decree of the Twenty-fourth of February following, made on the Behalf of Roger Hoge Merchant; praying, "That he may be relieved against the same, as to this House shall seem just and reasonable:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Roger Hoge may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday, the Eighth Day of July next.

Ld. Carbery's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of George Lord Carbery, Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Anne Lady Carbery his Wife; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to make good and effectual a Partition of the Lands and Hereditaments descended from the Lady Carbery's late Brother William Stafford Esquire; and also an Agreement with Purchasers, for Sale of the Part allotted to the Petitioners, notwithstanding the Condition or Clause inserted in their Marriage Settlement:

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 Justice of the Court of King's Bench and the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas; 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.

Vaughan's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Vaughan Esquire, Frances Vaughan Spinster his Daughter, William Gwyn Vaughan Esquire and Frances his Wife, and John Lewis Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the raising the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, for a Portion for the Petitioner Frances Vaughan, and for other Purposes in the Petition mentioned:

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.

E. Clanriccard's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and better executing the Intentions of a former Act, intituled, An Act for making Provision for the Protestant Children of the Earl of Clanriccard and the Lord Bophin; and for Sale of further Part of the said Earl's Estate, for Payment of the Debts and Portions remaining chargeable upon the same."

E. Aboyn et al. further Time to answer Lyon's Appeal.

The House being moved, on the Behalf of the Earl of Abdyn and others Respondents to the Appeal of Katherine Lyon Widow; "That they may have further Time allowed for answering the said Appeal, in regard the said Earl is an Infant, and they live very remote:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Respondents to the said Appeal have hereby further Time allowed for answering the same, until Friday the First Day of July next.

Goebell, Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Florian Goebell Merchant."

Clauses relating to Incapacities on Foreigners, to be considered.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Thursday Morning next, this House will take into Consideration the Clauses relating to Incapacities on Foreigners, contained in One Act of Parliament passed in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, as also in One other Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in order to the explaining the said Clauses, by Act of Parliament or otherwise, as shall be found necessary; and that all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of this House upon that Occasion; and also that all the Judges do then attend this House.

Quakers Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making perpetual an Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An Act, that the Solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers shall be accepted, instead of an Oath in the usual Form; and for explaining and enforcing the said Act, in relation to the Payment of Tithes and Church Rates; and for appointing the Form of an Affirmation to be taken by the said People called Quakers, instead of the Oath of Abjuration."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present:

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State (the Prince of Wales in his Robes, sitting in his Chair on His Majesty's Right Hand, the Lords being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him immediately, in the House of Peers."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Speech to His Majesty, delivered the Malt Bill to the Clerk Assistant, in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follows:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for charging and continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen; and for making forth Duplicates of Exchequer Bills and Lottery Tickets, lost, burnt, or destroyed; and for enlarging the Time for adjusting Claims in several Lotteries; and for making forth new Orders, in Lieu of certain Lottery Orders obliterated or defective; and for continuing certain Duties on Hops, until the First Day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; videlicet,

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."

"2. An Act for the better regulating the Forces to be continued in His Majesty's Service; and for the Payment of the said Forces, and of their Quarters."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy le veult."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire into the Prince's Lodgings; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, nonum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

* Bis in Originali.