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 Jovis, 23 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds.Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds.Berkley de Berk.
Ds.Howard de Charlt.
Ds.Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de (fn. 1) Strat.
Ds. Arundell Treric.
L. Gerard, Leave to vindicate himself in H. C.
The House being made acquainted, "That the Lord Gerard of Brandon hath had scandalous Informations against him exhibited to the House of Commons; and therefore desires to receive the Leave of this House to vindicate his Honour:"
Their Lordships, upon his Lordship's own Desire, leave it to him, to do therein as he thinks fit for his own Defence.
Committee to attend the King with Votes of both Houses, about wearing English Manufactures.
The Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord Chamberlain of the Household reported, "That they waited upon the King, to know when the Houses shall present Him with the Votes agreed on Yesterday; and His Majesty hath appointed To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, for that Purpose."
Then this House nominated these Lords following to be a Select Committee, to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to present the said Votes to His Majesty:
L. Great Chamberlain.
Epus. St. David's.
Message to H. C. to appoint a Committee to go with them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir John Goel and Sir William Glascock:
To acquaint them, that the Lords having sent to His Majesty, to know what Time a Select Committee of both Houses should attend Him, to present the Votes resolved on Yesterday; His Majesty hath appointed Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, at Whitehall, for that Purpose; and the Lords have nominated a Select Committee of Twelve Lords, to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to perform that Service.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Execution of a Trust, for Payment of the Debts, and providing for the Younger Children, of Richard Taylor Esquire, deceased."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming of the Settlement of the Estate of Sir Kingsmill Lucy Baronet, in the said Act mentioned; and for transferring over some other Part of the Real Estate of Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, deceased, from Francis Lucy Esquire."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to reform Abuses committed by Drovers, to the Prejudice of Markets and Fairs."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to that Committee as is appointed for Mr. Taylor's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Sale of some Lands, to pay the Debts, and make Provision for the Younger Children, of John Beckham Esquire, deceased."
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to that Committee which is appointed for Sir Kingsmill Lucye's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Jane and Henry Perkins to insure Lands purchased by Thomas Wharton Doctor of Physic, in the County Palatine of Durham."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to that Committee as the Bill concerning Mr. Taylor's Estate is.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act on Behalf of Dawes Wymondsall Esquire, for settling certain Customary Lands, held of the Manor of Wimbleton, in the County of Surrey."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to that Committee as is appointed for Sir Kingsmill Lucey's Bill.
ORDERED, That Mr. Paston's Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons have appointed a Select Committee, of a proportionable Number, to join with the Lords, to attend the King To-morrow.
Peart and Bell versus Backwell.
Upon reading the Petition of John Peart and Phillip Bell this Day in the House; alledging, against Edward Backwell Esquire and others, many Contrivements and Practices relating to the Escape of Cornelius Holland, One of the execrable Judges of His late Majesty King Charles the First, and the embezzling of the Estate of the said Cornelius Holland, to the Prejudice of His Majesty; with several other Things in the said Petition mentioned, relating thereunto:
Upon due Consideration had of the Matters alledged in the said Petition, this House being fully satisfied of the Carriage and Behaviour of the said Edward Backwell from Time to Time in His Majesty's Service, and that the Matters alledged in the said Petition (if true) ought to have been in due Time prosecuted elsewhere than in this House; it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of John Peart and Phillip Bell be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Sir W. Juxon versus Pory.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Juxon Knight and Baronet; shewing, "That he hath proceeded at Law, upon a Writ of Quare Impedit, brought against the Lord Bishop of Winchester, for not admitting the Petitioner's Clerk, Dr. John Bargrave, to the Mastership of the Hospital of St. Crosse, in Hampshire; to which Mastership Dr. Rob't Pory, Archdeacon of Midd and a Member of the Convocation, pretending little, had entered his Caveat, to the End he might be heard, and, claiming Privilege of Parliament, the Petitioner was, by Order of this House, dated the Second of March last, hundred in his said Proceeding at Law, and therefore prayeth, that the said Order may be set aside and discharged."
This House, upon Consideration had of the Contents of the said Petition, being satisfied that the said Doctor Pory, as a Member of the Convocation, ought not to be proceeded against it Law during the Privilege of Parliament, and that the Judgement upon the said Writ of Quare Impedit was unduly obtuned, in regard of the Privilege of Parliament, it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assem bled, That the said Petition of Sir William Juxon be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 24um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.