Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 2 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill for taxing Adventurers in the Fens.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for the taxing and assessing the Lands of the Adventurers within the Great Level of the Fens, and made some Alterations and Amendments therein, and have added a Proviso; which are offered to the Consideration of this House."
Then the said Alterations, Amendments, and Proviso, were read Twice, and Agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the taxing and assessing the Lands of the Adventurers within the Great Level of the Fens."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass, with the Alterations, Amendments, and Proviso, now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it; and that the Lords have passed the Bill for exporting Leather.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Justinian Lewin and Sir Mundiford Brampston:
To return them the Bill for taxing and assessing the Lands of the Adventurers within the Great Level of the Fens; wherein this House hath made some Alterations and Amendments, and added a Proviso, to which the Lords desire their Concurrence.
Also to acquaint them, that the Lords have passed the Bill for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins tanned or dressed.
The Earl of Devon is added to the Committee for Petitions.
Dr. Pory versus Sir W. Juxon, concerning the Mastership of St. Cross's.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Robert Pory Clerk, Archdeacon of Midd. a Member of the Convocation; shewing, "That, in Pursuance of a Writ of Quare impedit brought by Sir William Juxon against the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for not admitting his Clerk to the Mastership of the Hospital of St. Crosse in Hampshire, to which Mastership the Petitioner pretending Title, had entered his Caveat, to the End he might be heard; and that, in Pursuance of the said Writ, the said Sir William Juxon hath since proceeded in His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, and made the Petitioner a Party to the Suit, but without any Personal Summons, or Notice to him given, whereby the Petitioner Robert Pory might put in his Plea, and hath thereby surreptitiously obtained Judgement upon a pretended Default and Execution thereupon this last Term;" all which Proceedings, being had sitting the Convocation, are contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
Upon Consideration whereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings had by the said Sir William Juxon in the said Cause during the Time of Privilege of Parliament be, and are hereby, set aside.
Ravenscroft versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Upon reading and considering of the humble Petition of Thomas Ravenscroft and Dorothea his Wife, this Day in the House, complaining against Sir John Lenthall Knight, Marshal of The King's Bench Prison, concerning the Escape of William Bingham, a Prisoner under Execution for a Debt of One Hundred and Seventy Pounds and Thirteen Shillings Costs, and also concerning a Judgement and Execution since obtained for the said Debt against the said Sir John Lenthall, of which the Petitioners cannot, by reason of the Power of the said Sir John Lenthall, reap the Benefit intended them by Law:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir John Lenthall shall put in his Answer in Writing to the said Petition and Complaint, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of March Instant, by Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 3um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.