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, 30 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Roberts, Leave to give Information to H. C.
The Lord Privy Seal informed this House, "That he was requested, from a Committee of the House of Commons, to certify them somewhat concerning one Turner, that had a Business before them; which his Lordship would not do without acquainting their Lordships therewith."
Hereupon this House left it to his Lordship, to do therein as he should think sit.
ORDERED, That Mr. Francis Tyler and Mr. Thomas Gardiner be, and are hereby, required to attend the Lords Committees to whose Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Duties of Subsidy and Alnage," stands committed, To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, to give Evidence of their Knowledge in some Matters relating to the said Bill; and that the said Persons attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to be sworn at the Bar, in order thereunto.
Ly. F. Savill's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better securing of a Portion of Five Thousand Pounds to and for the Lady Francis Savill, an Infant, Daughter of Thomas late Earl of Sussex, deceased, out of the Estate of James Earl of Sussex."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Justinian Lewin and Sir John Coel:
To deliver to them the Bill for better securing of a Portion of Five Thousand Pounds, to and for the Lady Francis Savil, &c. and desire their Concurrence therein.
Bill against Atheism, &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Subcommittee appointed by the Committee of the whole House reported, That they could not report yet the Matters referred unto them concerning the Bill against Atheism and Prophaneness, in regard they had not a Quorum at their last Meeting; therefore the Committee thinks it fit that the Sub-committee should meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, and make Report thereof on Monday Morning next to the Committee; and the Committee thinks fit that some of the Judges be appointed to assist the Sub-committee, to whose Number there are more Lords added."
To which Report this House agreed; and ordered all the Particulars accordingly.
Morley and Grenvile versus Elwes.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House will take into further Consideration the Cause between Cutbert Morley and Bernard Grenvile Plaintiffs, and Jeremy and Henry Elwaies Defendants.
Ly. Drummond & al. versus Hamb. Comp.
ORDERED, That the Cause between the Hamborough Company and their Creditors shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Committee to consider of Trade.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Trade do meet on Wednesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
L. Bellasis, Leave to be absent.
The Lord Bellasis hath Leave to be absent from this House for Fourteen Days.
Sir T. Hebblethwayte's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Hebblethwayte to sell or dispose of Land, to pay Debts, and make Provision for younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to hear all Parties concerned.
E. of Lyndsey, Berks, and Stamford, versus L. Cullen.
Upon reading this Day in the House the Answer of Brian Lord Viscount Cullen in the Realm of Ireland, and of Elizabeth Viscountess Cullen his Wife, to a Petition of the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Lyndsey Lord Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Earl of Berks and Elizabeth his Wife, Henry Earl of Stanford and Anne his Wife, Sisters and Coheirs of Diana late Countess of Oxford, claiming a Title to the Honour and Manor of Hedingham, alias Henningham, in the County of Essex, with the Appurtenances, now in the Possession of the said Lord Viscount Cullen, in the Right of his Wife; by which Answer it appearing to this House, "That, notwithstanding several Proceedings at Law and Equity in the Courts in Westminster Hall, concerning the Title pretended to the said Manor of Hedingham, alias Henningham, by the said Petitioners, the Earl of Berks, and the Earl of Stanford, and the Father of the now Earl of Lyndsey late Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and others, the Possession of the said Manor hath continued for near Threescore Years with the Title of the Heirs of Francis Trentham, of Rocester, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, Brother to Elizabeth late Countess Dowager of Oxford, according to a Settlement made by her, under which Settlement the said Lord Viscount Cullen and Elizabeth Viscountess Cullen his Wife now hold and enjoy the same; and have made several Settlements, and levied a Fine thereof, with Proclamation thereupon, according to the Form of the Statute in that Case made and provided; and no Entry of Five Years after:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Robert Earl of Lyndsey Lord Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Earl of Berks and Elizabeth his Wife, Henry Earl of Stanford and Anne his Wife, concerning their Claim to the said Manor of Hedingham, alias Henningham, be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Ravenscroft versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Whereas, upon hearing of Counsel and Witnesses at the Bar, in the Cause between Thomas Ravenscroft and Dorothea his Wife Plaintiffs, by Petition, against Sir John Lenthall Knight, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison, Defendant, this House did, on the 17th Day of this Instant March, order and adjudge, "That, according to an Agreement appearing to be made between the said Sir John Lenthall, and Thomas Ravenscroft, the Sum of Eighty Pounds should be paid, by the said Sir John Lenthall, unto the said Thomas Ravenscroft, besides other Sums for Costs of Suit in the Courts in Westm. Hall, and in this Court;" it appearing upon the Oath of Charles Nott, sworn this Day, That Mr. Thomas Lenthall swore at the Bar, That the said Agreement was for the Payment of Eightyfive Pounds, whereas in the said Judgement only Eighty Pounds are mentioned:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, and Declared, That, the said Judgement being intended for confirming and fulfilling of the said Agreement, the Sum of Eighty Pounds therein mentioned be made Eighty-five Pounds.
Herbert versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Zouch Herbert; alledging, "That the Answer of Sir John Lenthall, put into this House, to the Complaint of the said Zouch Herbert against him, is untrue; and therefore prayeth a Hearing, before the said Sir John Lenthall be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Complaint of Zouch Herbert, against Sir John Lenthall, is hereby referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships are to make Report thereupon unto this House.
Bill against Atheism, &c.
ORDERED, That some of the Judges now in Town are hereby appointed to be Assistants to the Lords Sub-committees named by the Grand Committee of the House, to consider what Laws, or Remedies by Law, are now in Force, to punish the Crimes mentioned in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing and suppressing of Atheism, Profaneness, and profane Cursing and Swearing," on Thursday the Second of April next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 31um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.