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 Lunæ, 21 die Maii.
Belcham sent for, for treasonable Words.
Mrs. Rich's Horses to be restored.
Heveningham to be attached.
ORDERED, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall forthwith attach the Body of Wm. Henningham Esquire, upon the Complaint of the House of Commons against him, for being One of the Persons that gave Judgement upon the late King.
Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment.
The Ordinance for raising Seventy Thousand Pounds per Mensem, by Way of Assessment, was read out this Day the First and Second Time; and the whole Ordinance ordered to be committed to the Consideration of these Lords following, who are to report the same to this House:
Warren sent for, for bailing Persons who spoke treasonable Words.
It is ORDERED, That John Warrin, One of the Commissioners of the Peace for the County of Midd. shall be sent for, to appear before this House, to answer his bailing of some Persons contrary to Law, that have spoken treasonable Words against the King; and that John Kingston and James Bayley, Witnesses, shall attend, to give in Evidence.
The Earl of Pembrooke reported from the Committee for Petitions, the Petition of John Baker, in which their Lordships think fit to receive the further Directions of this House, it being a Business of Difficulty.
E. of Derby to have Possession of his House.
Committee of Privileges.
L. Stanhope's Cause.
DIE Martis, 22 die Maii.
Prayers used in this House.
Warren, for bailing Medborne, who spoke treasonable Words.
Medborne committed to Newgate.
And it is ORDERED, That the said Edward Medborne shall stand committed to the Prison of Newgate, for speaking treasonable Words against His Majesty; and that there be a vigorous Proceeding against him, according to Law; and that it is referred to the Judges, to examine this Business further: As concerning Will. Warren, the Justice of the Peace that bailed him, this House will take him into further Consideration, when Edward Keyling, another Justice of the Peace that joined with him in his Bailing, shall appear and answer his Offence, for which Cause he shall be forthwith brought before this House.
L. Chandos's Order to prevent Waste on his Estate.
L. Powis, D.
Fellows of Magdalen College.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Drope, John Taylure, Nath. Chyles, &c.; complaining, "That they were unjustly turned out of their Fellowships in Magdalen Colledge, because they would not submit to the Visitors:"
Phelps to deliver Records in his Custody.
It is ORDERED, That the Clerks of both Houses of Parliament do take an Inventory of all the Records, Books, Papers, Indentures, and Writings, in the Keeping of John Phelps, belonging to the Public, and remaining in the House of the said John Phelpes; and that Edward Rich, of Lyncolnes Inne, Esquire, shall have the Inspection of them, and continue of Counsel therein as formerly; and that the late Commissioners shall give a speedy and perfect Accompt to the said Edward Rich, to present to both Houses of Parliament, of all Monies, Profits, Rents, Fines, Disbursements, and Salaries, to themselves or any other touching the same. And the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Belcham, for treasonable Words:
John Roberts, upon Oath, said, "He heard the said (fn. 1) Belcher speak the same Words."
(fn. 2) Belchier said, "He remembers not that he spoke any such Words; but might tell them there was somewhat of it in a Book in Scotland."
Committed to Newgate.
It is ORDERED, That the said Anthony Belcham shall be forthwith committed to the Prison of Newgate, for speaking treasonable Words against His Majesty; and that the further Examination of this Business be referred unto the Judges, that so there may be a Proceeding against him according to Law.
Message from H. C. for a Free Conference about the Votes, &c. concerning the late King's Judges.
House in a Body to meet the King.
Free Conference, about the Votes, &c. concerning the late King's Judges.
The Speaker was appointed to let the Members of the House of Commons know, "That their Lordships will be careful to preserve the Privileges and good Correspondency between both Houses; and that their Lordships will take the Matter of this Free Conference into speedy Consideration."
Lady Petre's Order, to stay the seizing her Rents, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Lady Petre, of Ingateston, in the County of Essex, the Relict of Robert Lord Petre, deceased; shewing, "That the Sequestrators for the said County have for some Years last past entered into, and taken Possession of, her Lands and Tenements in the said County, upon Pretence of being a Popish Recusant; and received and taken the greatest Parts of the Rents and Profits thereof; and have committed such Waste, by suffering the Houses to fall down and go to Decay, that the Farms are become untenantable; and likewise they have seized upon all her Personal Estate to a considerable Value, whereby she is deprived of a Livelihood; but was never convicted for Recusancy, nor indicted for the same:"
It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That in regard the Petitioner is a Relict of a Peer of this Realm, and so is capable of Privilege of Parliament, that the levying of any Monies by the said Sequestrators, Receivers, or any others, upon the Estate of the Petitioner, is hereby suspended, until the Merits of her Cause be fully heard and determined by the Law.
L. Chandos's Order to stay Waste on his Estate.
Upon Information made this Day in the House, "That there is great Waste and Spoil in and upon the Lands and Hereditaments of the Lord Chandos, in cutting down, breaking, and spoiling, of Timber and other Woods, in and upon the Lands belonging to Sudeley, in the County of Glocester:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That there shall be no more Waste made in or upon any of the Lands of the said Lord Chandos, belonging or appertaining to Sudeley aforesaid, by cutting and felling of any Timber, Timber Trees, or any other Wood whatsoever; and that no Timber that is cut, and remaining now upon the Premises, or any of them, shall be squared or carried off the same; neither shall there be any Logs, Roots of Trees, or any Wood whatsoever, taken or carried away from the same: And hereof all Persons are to take Notice to whom it doth or may appertain, and to yield their Obedience hereunto, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils.
Lords Leave to meet the King.
|E. Peterburgh,||have Leave to go and meet His Majesty for a few Days.|
|E. Rivers, Viscount Conway,|
|E. of Shrewsbury,|
Report of the Conference concerning the Votes, &c. about the late King's Judges, in which the Judicature of this House is concerned.
The Earl of Manchester reported the Effect of the Free Conference this Morning; "which," his Lordship said, "was managed by Mr. Annesley; who said, "The House of Commons had an earnest Desire to continue a fair Correspondency between both the Houses; and they were sensible what Distempers have been for many Years past; and they desired that all Breaches might be healed: That this Conference was to preserve a good Understanding.
"The Commons said, They had seen a printed Paper, which was printed and published from their Lordships, without their Concurrence, or Conference, or taking Notice of it. The Paper is dated 18 May Instant; which mentions, That, upon Complaint made by the Commons in Parliament, it is ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That divers Persons should be secured, who sat in Judgement upon the late King's Majesty when Sentence of Death was pronounced; which Order leaves them out, contrary to the Resolution as they presented it to this House for Concurrence.
"4. The Lords sent several Orders to the Commons, in the Cases of Sales, securing Rents, and hindering cutting or selling Wood and Timber, wherein the Commons concurred; and this before the Parties heard. And this is a Case of Members of the Lords House; all being assented to as Cases of Extremity.
"They conceive the Lords intrench upon the Commons Privilege; for Colonel Hutchingson, a Member of the House of Commons, could not be under such an Order of the Lords upon any Account, unless the Commons Order had been consented to.
Ordinance to consider of an Answer to the H. C. on this Subject.
Hereupon the House appointed a Committee, to consider what Answer is fit to be returned to the House of Commons, upon the Matter of this Free Conference, whereby a good Correspondency may be kept between the Houses, and the Privileges of this House preserved:
Lords restored to be Custos Rotulorum.
Message to H. C. about the Order for the Records in Phelps's Custody.
Answer to them, concerning the Votes, &c. about the King's Judges.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee, what was thought fit to be offered to the House of Commons, in Answer to the Matter of the Free Conference this Day: Which was read, and debated; but no Determination now.
Sheafe and Gifford.
Upon reading the Petition of Harman Sheafe, and Thomas Ruche Citizen of London; shewing, "That they became Bail for one Henry Webb, to John Gifford, which Webb had Goods arrested, by Attachment out of the Sheriff's Courts in London, by the said Gifford, who takes Advantage of the Stopping of Proceedings in all Courts of Judicature in Westm. Hall at this Time, whereby no Means can be used for the Bail to make their Defence to the said Action, or to produce Witnesses in the Cause, they being in New England that should testify therein on Thursday next, it being the Day on which with all Eagerness he endeavours to get the said Cause to be heard:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings of the said John Gifford in the said Sheriff's Court shall be forthwith stayed, until the Courts in Westm. Hall be settled, or the Pleasure of this House be further signified, unless good Cause be shewed to the contrary to this House: And hereof all Persons concerned are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience accordingly.