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, 18 die Februarii.
Jones and Wandley against the Marquis of Worcester's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of Phillip Jones, (fn. 1) Wandsey, and the Marquis of Worcester, shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday come Sevennight, the 28th of this Instant February.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
1. A Bill was brought up, which had passed the House of Commons, intituled, "An Act for the constituting Corporations in the Cities of London and Westm. and in the several Cities and Counties within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales; and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for the preventing of Poor by the settling of them; and for the better Execution of the Law against Rogues and Vagabonds." To which Bill their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
3. They have returned Two Bills sent from this House; one, to enable Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands; the other, for discharging the Manors of Stadscomb and Holwell from the Trust therein expressed; which Bills they agree to without Alterations.
Lake versus Buckenham.
One John Collins was produced, upon Oath, to give his Testimony concerning William Buckenham, who was complained of for speaking unfitting Words of the Order of the Lords Committees for Petitions, made in the Case of Mr. Lake.
And the said Collins deposed, "That he heard Buckenham say, That he did not know what Power the Lords had to meddle with the Business concerning Mr. Lake and his Sisters; and that Mr. Lake was One Hundred Miles off, and he would take Care he should be One Hundred Miles further off; and he would take Care that none of the Kindred of the Lakes should be of the Committee."
The House, taking the same into Consideration, thought it fit for this Time to give him an Admonition, that he should be careful how he governs his Tongue for the future, lest he be more severely punished for his Second Offence; and that, upon this, he be discharged of his present Restraint, paying his Fees.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the constituting Corporations, in the Cities of London and Westm. and in the several Cities and Counties within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for the preventing of Poor by the settling of them; and for the better Execution of the Law against Rogues and Vagabonds."
Message from H. C. for a Conference about the Bill concerning Quakers.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Dorsett, the Lord Bellasis, and the Lord Lexington, (fn. 2) are added to the Committee concerning the Marquis of Winton's Bill.
D. of Richmond's Bill.
Foreign Nobility, Precedency.
The House being made acquainted, by the Lord of Abergaveny, "That last Night, at the Funeral of the Queen of Bohemia, in going to the Abbey Church, Viscount Bronckard an Irish Viscount walked amongst the English Barons, and took Place of some of them; who being told of it by the Heralds at the Desire of the English Barons, he persisted therein notwithstanding:"
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Business, and the Case of all Foreign Nobility, is hereby referred to the Committee for Privileges, who are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon; at which Time the Heralds are to attend the Lords, and produce what Precedents they can in the Case.
Duncomb versus Carter, in Error.
The Cause between Duncomb Plaintiff and Carter Defendant, in a Writ of Error now depending in Parliament, and coming this Day to be argued at the Bar, wherein the Plaintiff only appeared with his Counsel, having assigned his Errors; but the Defendant neither appeared, nor hath joined Issue, according to an Order of this House, dated the 14th of this Instant February:
It is ORDERED, That the Errors shall be argued, at this Bar, on Tuesday the 4th of March next, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, whereof the Defendant, or his Attorney in this Cause, is to have speedy Notice, whereby the said Defendant is to join Issue; and both Parties are to come prepared, with their Counsel, to the said Hearing; and, in Default thereof, this House will then proceed to a final Determination of the Cause, upon such Matters as shall depend before their Lordships.