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, 13 Martii.
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Co. et Lich.
L. Privy Seal.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Berkley (fn. 1) et Ber.
Ds. Howard Ch.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Gerrard of Bra.
Ds. Berkley Str.
Bill to prevent Stoppages in Westm. Streets.
After some Debate, whether the House should be put into a Grand Committee, for the farther Debate of the Bill concerning His Majesty's Power in Ecclesiastical Affairs; it was put to the Question, videlicet,
Die Veneris, 13 Martii, 1662.
Order to prevent Riots in the Queen Mother's Lordship of Somersham.
Upon the Affidavit of Benjamine Rolt Gentleman, made this Day before the Lords in Parliament, "That an Order of this House, dated the 28° Apr. 1662, concerning the Revenue of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, in the Soke or Lordship of Som'sham, in the County of Huntington, hath been disobeyed by several riotous Persons in those Parts; whereof this House is very sensible:"
It is therefore ORDERED, &c. That the Sheriff of the said County of Huntington, and all the Justices and other His Majesty's Officers inhabiting any Thing near the Premises, shall take special Care to have the said Order obeyed in all Points, which hereby is renewed in Terminis, (videlicet,)
"Whereas the House was this Day informed, That, by virtue of a Commission from the Queen, His Majesty's Mother that now is, there hath been an Improvement made by Her Commissioners, to Her Majesty's Use, within the Soke or Lordship of Som'sham, in the County of Huntington, of One Thousand One Hundred Twenty and Five Acres, or thereabouts, divided from the rest of the Wastes belonging to the said Soke or Lordship aforesaid; and that the same were in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Thirtyfive inclosed, upon Improvement, by Sir Thomas Hatton Knight, Her said Majesty's Surveyor General, and settled by Decree; and then the said Lands were, by several Grants under the Great Seal of England, and under the Seal belonging to the said Queen, settled upon several Persons, with a Reservation of a certain Yearly Rent to Their Majesties, Their Heirs and Successors, which Lands were quietly possessed till the late unhappy Wars, and then the Inclosures were in a tumultuous Manner thrown down and laid open, which being made up again, have been lately, by some Persons, in a disorderly Manner, in the Night Time, thrown down again: It is therefore ORDERED, &c. That the Sheriff of the County of Huntington and the several Justices of the Peace next adjoining to the said Lands shall take special Care to prevent the throwing down the Fences, Ditches, or Mounds, of or belonging to the Premises within the Soke or Lordship aforesaid, and to prevent all Riots, Routs, and unlawful Assemblies, that shall be had or made in or upon the said Lands or any of them, and in such Case of Disturbance to proceed against the Offenders according to the Laws of the Land; and hereof all Persons are to take Notice, and yield Obedience hereunto, as they will answer the contrary to this House."