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, 28 die Decembris.
E. of Oxon, E. of Derby, and L. Windsor, about the Office of L. Great Chamberlain.
Upon reading the several Petitions of Awbrey De Vere Earl of Oxon, Charles Earl of Derby, and Thomas Lord Windsor, concerning the Office of the Great Chamberlain of England, with His Majesty's References upon the said Petitions to the Peers in Parliament; and likewise the Petition of Mountague Earl of Lyndsey, Great Chamberlain of England, concerning his Claim to the Earldom of Oxford:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petitions (fn. 1) is adjourned to the Fourth Day of the Sitting of the next Parliament.
E. of Cleveland's Bill.
ORDERED, That, by the next Message sent to the House of Commons, there by Notice given to them, that their (fn. 2) Lordships do agree to the Amendments in the Earl of Cleveland's Bill.
Bill for prizing, &c. Wines
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better ordering the selling of Wines by Retail; and for preventing Abuses in the mingling, corrupting, and vitiating, of Wines; and for settling and limiting the Prices of the same."
Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool, &c.
The Committee concerning the Bill for Wool and Wool Fells were ordered to meet presently; and the House was adjourned (fn. 3) during Pleasure.
E. of Lyndsey's Petition.
Message from H. C. with an Order.
Preston Rectory and Vicarage Bill.
Message to H. C. with Bills.
E. of Oxon's E. of Lyndsey's, E. of Derby's, and L. Windsor's Petitions.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Earl of Oxon's Petition, and the Earl of Derbye's Petition, and the Lord Windsor's Petition, concerning the Office of Great Chamberlain; and also the Petition of the Earl of Lyndsey, concerning his Claim to the Earldom of Oxon, is adjourned to the Fourth Day of the Sitting of the next Parliament.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Bill for further Amendment of the Poll Bill; and to sit P. M.
That this (fn. 4) House will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber; and that their Lordships will sit this Afternoon, as is desired.
Message from H. C. with a Bill;--to remind the Lords of Two Bills, and to desire the Wine Bill may be returned to them.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of [ (fn. 5) passing the Bills] concerning Wool and Wool Fells, &c. and for Augmentation of Vicarages.
Answer from thence.
Bill for raising 70,000£.
Order for 10,000£. for the Queen of Bohemia.
"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, as an Evidence of the great Respect which the Houses bear to Her Majesty the Queen of Bohemia, there be presented to Her said Majesty the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, which is hereby charged on the Arrear of Excise due the 25th of December Instant, and is ordered to be paid, for Her Majesty's Use, to such Person as She shall in that Behalf appoint to receive the same, in Course, next after the other Sums satisfied, which are charged on the Excise by former Orders of this present Parliament: And the Commissioners of Excise are empowered and required to pay the same accordingly; and the Acquittance of Her said Majesty, or Her Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be to the said Commissioners a sufficient Warrant and Discharge."
E. of Lyndsey's Petition, claiming the Euldom of Oxford.
"That, upon the respective Claims of Robert Lord Willoughby of Earsby (afterwards Earl of Lyndsey), the Petitioner's Father, and of Robert De Veer Esquire, to the Office of Great Chamberlain of England, and to the Title and Dignity of the Earldom of Oxford, Your Majesty's late Father, of Ever-blessed Memory, was graciously pleased, in or about the First Year of His Reign, to refer the Consideration of their several Pretences to the said Office, and Earldom of Oxford, to the House of Peers then sitting in Parliament, who, upon Advice with the Reverend Judges, did then certify His late Majesty, That the Office of Great Chamberlain did appertain to the Petitioner's Father and his Heirs; and in regard your Petitioner's Father was not then fully acquainted with such Records and Proofs (which, if shewn, might have manifested to their Lordships his Right to the said Earldom of Oxford, and which the Petitioner is now ready to produce), the said Peers did also certify, the said Earldom did belong to the said Robert De Veer; by virtue whereof, Sir Aubrey De Veer Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Garter, Son of the said Robert, doth now claim and enjoy the said Earldom of Oxford, to the great Wrong of your Suppliant.
"May it therefore please Your Sacred Majesty, to be graciously pleased to refer the Rehearing of the Petitioner's Right to the said Earldom of Oxford to the most Noble Peers now assembled in Parliament; that, if it shall appear to them just to re-examine the former Proceedings, they may proceed therein in such Manner as to their Lordships shall seem to stand with Honour and Justice, and to certify Your Majesty their Opinions thereupon; and that the said Sir Aubrey De Veer may be summoned to answer the Premises, and that he may shew what Right and Title he hath to the said Earldom of Oxford.
The King's Reference of it.
"His Majesty is graciously pleased to refer this Petition to the Peers sitting in Parliament, to hear the Petitioner and the Earl of Oxford, concerning the said Earldom of Oxford; and to do therein according to Justice and Honour.
DIE Veneris, 28 Decembris, post meridiem.
Comes (fn. 6) Bedford.
Comes St. Albans.
L. Howard de Esc.
L. Howard of Charlt.
L. Berkley of Berkley.
L. Gerrard of Brandon.
Dutton L. Gerard.
Report of the Conference, concerning the Bill for further Amendment of the Poll Bill.
"That their Lordships would please, in some reasonable Manner, to charge themselves, because they find the Sum now comes not near that Proportion as was paid by the Lords in the former Poll Bill; and that the Commons do not agree in the Proviso sent down concerning rating of the Lords, but adhere to their own Alterations, without the Lords Additions."
Committee to consider of it.
Lords to pay Poll Money.
Bill to raise 70,000£.
The Lords Committees reported some Addition to the Proviso in the Poll Bill; which Addition was read, and upon the Question agreed to, and ordered to be communicated to the House of Commons. To that Purpose,
Message to H. C. for a Conference on the Bill for further Amendment of the Poll Bill.
Bill to raise 70,000£.
Message to H. C. with it, and the Bill for prizing, &c. Wines.
Report of the Conference on the Bill for further Amendment of the Poll Bill.
"That he had acquainted the House of Commons with the Addition made by their Lordships in the Proviso in the Bill for Review of the Poll Bill, wherein, the Commons do observe, their Lordships have not made any Provision effectual to cause the Monies to be levied upon the Peers in Case of Refusal; which (fn. 6) they offer to their Lordships Consideration, and desire it may be made effectual according to their Lordships Intention."
The House of Commons staying in the Painted Chamber for an Answer herein, the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference, to return them the Resolution of the House therein; which being ended, the House was resumed.