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, 28 die Martii, 1664.
Poor Widows Money.
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench reported, "That the Judges have considered of their Lordships Order, referring it to them to prepare an Order for preventing the Stoppage of the Streets by Coaches and Carts; and they perusing an Act of Parliament lately made, granting Power to Commissioners to allow of a certain Number of Coaches, for which they pay a Rent for a Public Use, do conceive an Order will not be so effectual in this Case as an Act of Parliament; which they leave to their Lordships better Judgement."
"Whereas there hath been of late much Interruption, by Carts and Drays, in Kingstreet, in the City of Westminster, so as the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to Parliament (to the Disservice of the King and Kingdom, and the Hindrance of the Members in Parliament passing to and from the Houses of Parliament aforesaid): It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Steward of the City of Westm. or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables within the said Limits, take special Order that no Cart or Dray make any Stay, more than for disburdening its Carriage, and that no empty Hackney Coach be sussered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Pallace Westminster aforesaid, from Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to One in the Afternoon of the same Day, during this present Session of Parliament; and that no unnecessary Carriages by Carts or Drays be permitted to go through the said Streets, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of both Houses of Parliament: And herein a special Care is to be taken, by the said Justices and their Constables, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Writs of Error Bill.
Bill for transporting Felons.
E. of Northumberland against Rice, &c. Privilege.
Upon certain Information given this Day to this House, "That One William John, being in the peaceable Possession of the Glebe Lands belonging to the Rectory of Llangeneck, in the County of Carmarthen, by a derived Right from the Right Honourable the Earl of Northumberland, as to his immediate Interest; the said John, being so in Possession in the Right of the said Earl, was, by the Procurement of James Rice, pretended Vicar of Llanelly and Llangeneck, in the said County of Carmarthen, in March or April last, removed out of Possession of the said Lands, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, by Griffith Thomas, Bailiff of the Liberty of Kidwyly, within the said County, wherein the said Rectory lies, being thereunto authorized (as is informed) by the Sheriff of the said County of Carmarthen by virtue of a Writ unto him directed from the Court of the Great Sessions there held for that County, as also by the earnest Prosecution of the Attorney of the said James Rice; all which was done to the great Indignity of this House, and contrary to the Privilege of Parliament due to the said Earl of Northumberland, being a Peer of this Realm and Lord of Parliament:"
It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Northumberland, or such as his Lordship shall appoint, shall, by the Sheriff or any other Officer of the said County whom it concerns, be forthwith put into such peaceable and quiet Possession of the said Rectory and Glebe Lands, as he or his Tenants were in at the Time of the Delivery of the Declaration of Ejectment, upon which they were put out of the same by the said Bailiff as aforesaid: And it is further ORDERED, That the said James Rice, pretended Vicar of Llanelly and Llangeneck, in the said County of Carmarthen, and the Attorney of the said James Rice employed in this Business concerning the Right of the Earl of Northumb. relating to the Glebe Lands and the Rectory of Llangeneck, in the County of Carmarthen, do forthwith appear before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their high Indignity to this great Court, and the Violation of the Privilege due to the Earl of Northumb. a Peer of this Realm and Lord of Parliament.
Dominus Capitalis Justiclarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Martis, 29um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.