House of Lords Journal Volume 20
9 July 1717

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 9 July 1717', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 536-538. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38683 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Martis, 9 Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Gloucestr.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, C. P. S.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
March. Annandale.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadintoun.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes I'lay.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount St. John.
Ds. Bergavenny.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Cobham.
Ds. Comingsby.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Cadogan.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Wife of the late L. Nairn's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Provision for Margaret Lady Nairn and her Children, out of her Paternal Estate, forfeited during the Life of William Murray late Lord Nairn her Husband."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wives, &c. of late E. of Southesk & al. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to make Provision for therespective Wives and Children of James late Earl of Southesk, James late Lord Drummond, the late Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, and James Stirling late of Keir."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Highways towards Staines, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways from that Part of Counter's Bridge, which lies in the Parish of Kensington, in the County of Midd'x, to The Powder Mills in the Road to Staines, and Cranford Bridge, in the said County, in the Road to Colnebrook."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Rolt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Edward Rolt Esquire to exchange a certain Parcel of Wood lands, in the County of Hertford, with John Boteler Esquire, for other Wood-lands, of equal Value, in the said County; and for settling the same respectively as therein mentioned."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Equivalent Scotland, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue an Act of the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for taking and stating the Debts due, and growing due, to Scotland, by Way of Equivalent, in the Terms of the Union; and for Relief of the Creditors of the Public, and the Commissioners of the Equivalent."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the preceding Bills.

Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Gery and Mr. Bennet:

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

Irish Linen, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Liberty of exporting Irish Linen Cloth to the British Plantations in America, Duty free; and for the more effectual Discovery of, and prosecuting, such as shall unlawfully export Wool and Woollen Manufactures from Ireland; and for Relief of John Fletcher, in respect of the Duty by him paid for a Quantity of Salt lost in the Exportation for Ireland."

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

And the Earl of Clarendon 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."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Lottery Funds, redeeming, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for redeeming the Duties and Revenues which were settled to pay off Principal and Interest, on the Orders made forth on Four Lottery Acts passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesty's Reign; and for redeeming certain Annuities payable on Orders out of the Hereditary Excise, according to a former Act in that Behalf; and for establishing a general Yearly Fund, not only for the future Payment of Annuities at several Rates, to be payable and tranferrable at the Bank of England, and redeemable by Parliament; but also to raise Monies for such Proprietors of the said Orders as shall chuse to be paid the Principal and Arrears of Interest in ready Money; and for making good such other Deficiencies and Payments as in this Act are mentioned; and for taking off the Duties on Linseed imported, and British Linen exported."

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

And the Lord Torrington 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."

Bank Bill.

The House also (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for redeeming several Funds of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, pursuant to former Provisos of Redemption; and for securing to them several new Funds and Allowances, redeemable by Parliament; and for obliging them to advance further Sums, not exceeding Two Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, at Five Pounds per Cent. as shall be found necessary to be employed in lessening the National Debts and Incumbrances; and for continuing certain Provisions formerly made, for the Expences of His Majesty's Civil Government; and for Payment of Annuities formerly purchased at the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent; and for other Purposes in this Act mentioned."

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

And the Lord Torrington 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."

South Sea Company Bill.

The House likewise (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for redeeming the Yearly Fund of the South Sea Company (being after the Rate of Six Pounds per Centum per Ann.); and setling on the said Company a Yearly Fund after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, redeemable by Parliament; and to raise, for an Annuity or Annuities at Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, any Sum not exceeding Two Millions, to be employed in lessening the National Debts and Incumbrances; and for making the said new Yearly Fund and Annuities to be hereafter redeemable in the Time and Manner thereby prescribed."

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

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

Sheriffs Offices, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating the Office of Sheriffs, and for ascertaining their Fees, and the Fees for sueing out their Patents, and passing their Accompts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sheriffs Patents and Accompts, Bills.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better enabling Sheriffs to sue out their Patents, and passing their Accompts."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hockley and Stoney Stratford Highways, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for explaining and making more effectual the Acts of the Fifth and Eighth Years of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, for amending the Road between Hockley, in the County of Bedford, and Stoney Stratford, in the County of Bucks."

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 the Three preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Three last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum diem instantis Julii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Sabbati, 20 Julii, 1717,
hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Rochester.
Say & Seale.