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 Veneris, 10 die Augusti.
Prayers, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Sheriff of Northumb. sent for, for ejecting the E. of Northumb. out of Possessession of Lands there.
Upon Information of the Earl of Northumb. and reading the Affidavit of Henry Widdrington; shewing, "That his Lordship hath been lately put out of his lawful Possession of Land, in the County of Northumb. by the Sheriff, by Colour of a Judgement obtained against his Lordship in a surreptitious Manner, upon feigned Actions, which neither his Lordship nor any of his Tenants or Servants had any Notice of; which his Lordship conceiveth to be a Breach of Privilege of Parliament:"
It is Ordered, That the said Sheriff, and those Persons who caused this surreptitious Judgement and seigned Actions to be commenced, shall be attached, and brought before this House, to answer the said Offences; and that the Earl of Northumb. be forthwith put into Possession of those Lands out of which he was so illegally dispossessed of. (fn. 1)
L. Clifford's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Lord Clifford, Richard Earl of Corke, and Elizabeth Countess of Corke, to proceed at Law against such Persons as took away their Goods contrary to the Articles made at the Rendition of Yorke."
L. Culpeper's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for restoring to Thomas Lord Culpeper, Son and Heir and sole Executor of John Lord Culpeper, Baron of Thorsway, and Master of the Rolls, deceased, all the Honours, Manors, Lands and Tenements, Leases, and Hereditaments whatsoever, whereof the said John Lord Culpeper was in Possession on the 23th Day of October, 1641, or at any Time since."
Bill of Indemnity.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill of Indemnity.
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Robertes reported to the House, "That the Committee have made divers Amendments and Alterations in the Bill of Indemnity, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
And the said Alterations, Amendments, and Provisos, being read; and afterwards the Bill, with those Alterations, Amendments, and Provisos, was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree to the said Bill, with the Alterations and Provisos now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That this Bill, with the Amendments and Provisos, shall be sent down to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein, To-morrow Morning.
E. of Dorset, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Dorsett hath Leave to go into the Country, for his Health, for a few Days.
Rich sent for.
Ordered, That Charles Rich, mentioned in a printed Paper derogatory to the Honour of a Peer of this House, shall be summoned to appear before this House To-morrow Morning.
E. of Derby's Business.
Ordered, That the Earl of Derbie's Business shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Order to restore the E. of Northumb. to Possession of his Lands in Tindale.
The House being this Day informed, by Affidavit, "That the Earl of Northumb. hath lately been disseised and put out of Possession of his Lands in Tyndale, called Kildar, with the Appurtenances belonging to the same, in the County of Northumb'l. by Pretence of some surreptitious Judgements gained lately by seigned Actions, contrary to Right, and the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm and Lords of Parliament:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Possession of all the Lands in Keildar aforesaid, belonging to the Earl of Northumb. whereof his Lordship was lately disseised as aforesaid, shall forthwith be delivered up, unto the said Earl, his Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, in as full and ample Manner as they or any of them have had or enjoyed the same; any present Possession of the said Lands, or any Part of them, enjoyed by any other Persons, in any wise notwithstanding: And hereof all whom it may concern are to take Notice, and yield their best Assistance in seeing this Order to be obeyed in all Points.
Order to attach Fenwick, Charlton, & al. for ejecting him out of them.
Upon Information given to the House, "That the Earl of Northumb. hath been put out of Possession of his Lands in Tindale, called Keildar, with the Appurtenances belonging to the same, in the County of Northumb. in a hostile Manner, by Pretence of some surreptitious Judgements gained lately by seigned Actions, contrary to Right and Privilege of Parliament, by the Parties under named, with the Assistance of other Persons:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, shall attach the Bodies of Edward (fn. 2) Femricke Esquire, Sheriff of Northumb'l. Jasper Charlton, George Dod, Richard Gibson, Thomas Johnson, William Charlton of The Bower, William Charlton of Hawcop, John Charlton of Bower, Christopher Charlton of Hawcopp, and Gilbert Jameson, and forthwith bring them in Safety before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their high Contempt, and Breach of Privilege of the Peers: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
House adjourned till 9a cras.