Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 25 Junii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act enabling John Harbin Esquire, to settle, sell, and dispose of, several Manors, Messages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances, in the Counties of Somersett and Dorsett, therein mentioned, for Payment of his Debts; and to make Provision for his younger Children."
E. of Oxford's Claim to the Office of L. G. Chamberlain.
This Day the Petition of Awbrey De Vere Earl of Oxon was read, touching his Claim to the Office of Great Chamberlain of England.
Likewise the former Proceedings in this House, A° 1° & 2° Caroli, concerning the Office of Great Chamberlain of England, were read, out of the Journal Book.
And after a long Debate: It is ORDERED, That a Day shall be assigned, for the Earl of Oxon's Counsel to be heard, at this Bar, upon Matter of Error upon the former Proceedings in this House, concerning the Office of Great Chamberlain of England.
Then this Question was put, "Whether these Words ["or new Matter"] shall be added to the abovesaid Order?"
The Lord Chamberlain and the Earl of Bedford were appointed to tell the Numbers of the Votes; and, upon Report thereof to the House, it appeared that the Votes, together with the Proxies, were even.
Votes equal, decided in the Negative.
But there being urged, by the Lord Privy Seal, a Precedent in the 43 Year of Queen Eliz. where, in the like Case, the Votes were equal, in which it was adjudged for the Negatives, according to the ancient Rule in the Law, Semper præsumitur pro Negante; thereupon it was allowed for the Negatives in this Case.
ORDERED, That Thursday come Sevennight is appointed to hear the Counsel of the Earl of Oxen upon Matter of Error.
L. Stafford, Privilege in Suits against him concerning the Manors of Wyboston, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of William Lord Viscount de Stafford; shewing, "That he is lawfully seited and possessed of the Manors of Wiboston and Soakes, in the County of Bedford; that Edmond Ellis, a Lessee of Sir George Benyon, caused several Declarations in Ejectment to be delivered to James Coote, and others of the Petitioner's Tenants in the said Manors, in Hillary Vacation last, against William Wincelow, a seigned Ejector, whereupon a Judgement is assigned upon a Nihil dicit, to the Prejudice of the said Lord Viscount de Stafford, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; his Title being immediately concerned therein, as his Lordship averred the same to this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Execution of the said Judgement shall be stayed; and that there shall be no further Proceedings in that Suit, during the Privilege of this Parliament, unless his Lordship shall be content to wave his Privilege: And hereof the said Edmund Ellis, his Counsel, Attorney, and Solicitors, and all others whom it may concern, are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience to this Order, as they will answer the contrary to this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 26um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.