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 Jovis, 23 die Augusti.
Peters Naturalization Bill.
E. of Winchilsea's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling of the Priory of Watton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchilsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts."
Message to H. C. with Bills.
Marq. of Worcester's Patent to be D. of Som'set:
The Marquis of Dorchester reported from the Committee, "That the Marquis of Worcester confessed to their Lordships, that a Patent (fn. 1) was made, and left in his Hands, by the King, to create him Duke of Somersett, upon certain Conditions, which never were yet performed; that he hath made no Use (fn. 2) of it; that the said Patent is in the Hands of his Son the Lord Herbert; and his Lordship is willing to deliver it up to His Majesty."
Message to H. C. that L. Herbert may deliver it to his Father.
To let them know, that the Marquis of Worcester hath acknowledged that the Patent of the Dukedom of Somersett was made to him upon Conditions on his Part to be performed, which he hath not performed; and that therefore he hath not assumed the Place or Title, and is willing to submit it to be surrendered, or otherwise disposed, as the King should appoint; but that it is in the Hands of his Son the Lord Herbert, who is a Member of the House of Commons; and therefore to desire that the Lord Herbert may deliver it up to the Marquis of Worcester.
L. Roscommon's Bill.
ORDERED, That it is referred to the Duke of Albemarle, Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Lord Mohun, Lord Robertes, and the Lord Pawlett, to compose and end all Matters of Difference between the Freemen and Inhabitants of the City of Exeter, and the Mayor and Aldermen of the same; and their Lordships to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, at which Time all Parties are to attend their Lordships.
Trinity House, concerning the Ballast office.
ORDERED, That The Trynity House shall be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar, on Saturday next, in the Morning, concerning the Ballast-office; and Mr. Attorney General then also to be heard, concerning His Majesty's Title.
Answer from H. C.
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their (fn. 5) own, concerning the Patent of the Dukedom of Som'sett.
E. of Derby's Bill.
City of Winchester Cause.
The Lord Robertes reported, "That the Marquis of Winton (fn. 3) and himself have endeavoured to compose the Difference of the City of Winchester; but have no Success therein, by reason of certain Persons of that City are refractory: Whereupon their Lordships Opinion is, That the best Way to bring the said City into Peace will be, to leave the Names of some Persons out of the Charter of that City, when it is to be renewed again: The Names are, Thomas Muspratt, John Champion, and Thomas Lambert."
L. Culpeper's Bill.
Nevill versus Keck, concerning the Rectory of Evenlode.
It is ORDERED, That the said Ralph Nevill shall give Security, by Bond, to the Sheriff of that County, in the Name of the Incumbent, to be answerable for the said Tithes, if the Trial at Law goes against him.
Porter versus Tomlyn and Hamly.
E. of Derby's Bill, to preserve Right of Lands sold by his Father.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the preserving of the Earl of Derbye's Right of Action and Entry unto the Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, (fn. 4) heretofore sold, by Will. late Earl of Derby."
ORDERED, That the Sheriff do take Order to prevent all Routs and Riots (fn. 5) that shall happen in Hatfeild Levell.
It is ORDERED, &c. That the several Sheriffs of the respective Counties shall take special Care to prevent all Routs, Riots, and unlawful Assemblies, that shall be made in and upon the said Level, for or by reason of any Cause or Pretence whatsoever; and to keep the Peace, according to the Laws of the Land; and that they, or their Deputies, shall see the Orders of this House duly obeyed and put in Execution.
Nevill's Order, concerning the Rectory of Evenlode.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner giving Security by Bond to the Sheriff of the said County, who is to take Security in the Name of Jervice Keck, to be responsible for the Tithes of the said Parish of Evenlode, if the Trial shall go against him, that then the said Ralph Nevill is hereby impowered to receive into his Custody this Summer's Tithes, Glebe, and Profits; and the said Bond, so taken, shall remain in the said Sheriff's Hands, until it shall appear to whom the Right doth properly belong.
Order concerning Winchester.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, for the better bringing of the said City to a Peace, That Thomas Musprat, John Champion, and Thomas Lambert, shall be forthwith excluded out of the said Corporation, and to be hereby left out of the next Charter that shall be renewed by His Majesty; and that the said Thomas Muspratt and John Champion, Two of the Cofferers of the said City, do, upon Sight of this Order, deliver up the Two Keys of the Coffers of the same into the Hands of the Mayor and Aldermen for the Time being: And herein they may not fail.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition is hereby referred to the Lords Committees for Petitions, to consider of the same when Sir John Stawell's Business is to be heard before their Lordships, if they shall see Cause.
Porter versus Hamley & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Will'm Triese, John Tamlyn, Henry Newman, and Thomas Hamlyn, are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint of the said Petition forthwith, upon Sight hereon.
Trinity House and Mountjoy, concerning the Ballast-office.
Upon Motion made this Day in the House, on the Behalf of the Executors of W'm Montjoy Esquire, deceased, Plaintiffs, against the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of Trinity House at Deptford Strand, Defendants, who have the Possession of the Ballast-office settled in them, by an Order of this House, dated the 13th of June last:
It is ORDERED, &c. That the said Parties shall be heard, at this Bar, by their Counsel, on Saturday the Twenty-fifth of this Instant August, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; and that Mr. Attorney General is then also to be heard what he will say on the Behalf of His Majesty's Title in the said Cause.