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 Mercurii, primo die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Duke of Richmond is added to the Committee for the Bill to indemnify the Sheriffs of London.
The Lord Howard of Charlt. is added to the Committee for the Bill concerning the Accompts of Administrators.
E. of Anglesey versus Goodwin & al. for disturbing him in the Possession of a House in London.
Whereas, in a Cause depending in the Court of King's Bench, upon an Action of Trespass and Ejectment, for Part of a Messuage in Broad-street, London, between Thomas Goodwin Plaintiff, and William Somerley the casual Ejector Defendant (which Part of the said Messuage is in the Possession of the Earl of Anglesey, a Peer of this Realm, in the Right of the King's Majest), Summons was Yesterday given to the said Earl of Anglesey, by the said William Somerly, to consent to a Rule, plead, and make Defence, or else that he the said William Somerly would the next Term suffer Judgement to pass against him by Default; and that therefore the Earl of Anglesey should repair to Mr. Welby, at Clifford's Inne, Attorney for the said Plaintiff, for those Ends; or else his Lordship would be turned out of Possession:
Goodwin, Somerly, & al. sent for.
All which being in Breach of, and contrary to, the Privilege of Parliament, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Goodwin, William Somerly, and Mr. Welby, and also Mr. Shermar Attorney for the Defendant, be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to answer their said Offences: And hereof they may not fail.
Mildmay and Cheeke, concerning the Barony of Fitzwalter.
Whereas Counsel and Witnesses have been this Day heard, at the Bar, on the Behalf of Benjamin Mildmay Esquire, to make out his Claim to the Title of the Barony of Fitzwalter:
It is ORDERED, That on Tuesday next Mr. Attorney General shall be heard what he hath to offer, concerning the said Barony, on His Majesty's Behalf; at which Time also Robert Cheeke Esquire shall be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar, concerning his Claim to the Title of the said Barony, if he do desire it.
Upon hearing what the Counsel of Benjamin Mildmay Esquire hath offered at the Bar, for making out his Claim to the Title of the Barony of Fitzwalter:
Baronies given to Peers Elder Sons.
It is ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider of Precedents, where, Barons being created to higher Titles of Honour, the Barony hath been so given to Elder Sons, as that Titles of Honour have been multiplied thereby: Their Lordships to meet thereon on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, and to make Report unto the House.
Lord Lucas, Privilege.
Upon Consideration had by this House of a Printed Paper, wherein are alledged to be contained Matters reflecting upon the Honour of the Lord Lucas, a Peer of this Realm, and Member of this House:
Jervis, Hankeshed, and Petty, sent for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to examine the Matters therein contained, so far as they relate to Mr. Jervis, Mr. Hankeshed a Yorkshire Attorney, and Mr. Petty an Entering Clerk in Mr. Fermer's Office; which Three Persons the said Committee are hereby empowered to summon before them, and examine them to what concerns themselves mentioned in the said Paper; and to make Report of their Proceedings herein unto the House.
Ly. Drummond & al. and Hamburgh Company.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House will take into Consideration what Judgement to give in the Cause depending in this House, between the Hamborough Company and their Creditors.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 2dum instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.