Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 25 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sedgwicke.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Denbigh, Speaker.
Bennett and Dormer, to have Writings out of the Court of Wards.
Upon reading the Petition of Georg Bennett Esquire, late His Majesty's Ward, and of Euseby Dormer and Susan his Wife, Sister to the said Ward; shewing, "That the Evidences, Deeds, Leases, and Writings, which did concern their Estates in their Minority, were, upon Information by Order of the Court of Wards, in Easter Term, in the 14 Year of Car'l. brought into the Court, and have ever since there been kept; but the Petitioners having Occasion, by Suits in Law, to produce their said Writings for the Maintenance of their several Rights, and Recovery of other Rights and Debts due unto them, cannot, for Want of the said Writings, recover their respective Estates, but are in Danger to lose a great Part thereof:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Hugh Awdley, and the Officers of the late Court of Wards in whose Custody the said Writings are, be hereby authorized and required to deliver to the Petitioners all such Writings, Evidences, Deeds, and Papers, as do belong unto them and brought into that Court by former Order; and this to be a sufficient Discharge for so doing.
House adjourned till Monday Morning, at 10a.