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 Sabbati, 28 die Januarii.
The Lord Ashley reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Bill to enable Francis Leigh Esquire to sell Land, for Payment of Debts, and to make Provision for his Children; and their Lordships have heard all Parties therein concerned, and are satisfied that the passing of this Bill is very much for the Good of the Children; and, having made certain Alterations therein, and added a Proviso, offer the same to the Consideration of this House."
Waterman, Sheriff of Lond. for refusing to release Williams, L. Delawar's Servant.
This Day George Waterman Esquire, One of the High Sheriffs of the City of London, appeared according to Summons; and being charged by the Speaker for a Breach of Privilege against this House, and in particular against the Lord Delawar, in refusing to discharge his Servant Thomas Williams out of The Poultrey Compter, being arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, though his Lordship did write him a Letter, owning him to be his Lordship's Servant, and demanding his Releasement; to which no other Answer was returned, but, "That he would not discharge the said Williams unless he had a Certificate from the Clerk of the Parliament, or the Lord Chancellor, that the said Williams was his Lordship's Servant:"
To which the Sheriff made a Narrative of the Matter of Fact; alledging, "That he did not know the said Letter to be the Hand-writing of the Lord Delawar; and declared his great Respects that he ever had, and ever shall have, to the Privileges of this House."
And then the Speaker told him, "That the Lords are of Opinion, That his Intentions towards the Privileges of this House are good; but he was mistaken in the Manner of the Way in this Business; for he ought to have released the Lord Delawar's Servant presently, and ought to have sent to the Lord Delawar, to be satisfied concerning his Lordship's Hand-writing, and to no other Person; and that their Lordships hoped he would be more careful in Business of this Nature for the future." And so discharged the Sheriff.
E. of Thanet's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of a Contract made by the King's Majesty with the Corporation of Pin-makers of the City of London, comprehending all the Pin-makers in England and Wales."
Message to H. C. with Leigh's Bill.
That whereas a Bill was formerly brought up from them, to enable Francis Leigh Esquire to sell Land, for Payment of Debts, and to make Provision for his Children; this House, upon Consideration thereof, have made certain Alterations therein, and have added a Proviso, to which their Concurrence is desired.
Bp. of Winton and Rector of Bishops Waltham Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Bishop of Winton to convey One Hundred Acres of Land, lying in the Great Disparked Park of Bishops Waltham, in the Parish of Bishops Waltham, in the County of South'ton, upon the Rector of the said Parish Church of Bishops Waltham and his Successors, in Lieu of all Tithes and Payments for Tithes due to the said Rector and his Successors, for Waltham Parks."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Viscount Cornbury and others; who brought up a Bill for making the River of Avon navigable, from Christ Church, to the City of New Sarum; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
E. of St. Albans, Privilege. Rednall, his Chaplain, arrested.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Robert Rednall, of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, hath, during the Sitting of this Parliament, caused one Robert Rednall Clerk, domestic Chaplain to the Earl of St. Albans, to be arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, he being owned by the Earl of St. Albans to be his Lordship's domestic Chaplain; and that John Margretts, Bailiff of the Liberty of St. Eldreds, in the said County, together with Henry Chandler and George Walton his Assistants, (notwithstanding they knew the said Robert Rednall to be Chaplain as aforesaid) did arrest and detain him in Custody, until they forced him to give them a Release of the said Arrest:"
Rednall, Margretts, & al. to be attached.
It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That they, the said Robert Rednall of Ipswich, John Margretts, Henry Chandler, and George Walton be, and are hereby, required, forthwith upon Sight of this Order, to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences; and that the said Robert Rednall, Chaplain to the Earl of St. Albans, do likewise appear at the Bar of this House at the same Time.