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, 25 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Salisbury takes his Seat.
This Day James Earl of Sarum sat first in Parliament as a Peer, by Writ of Summons, dated the 11th Day of October, Anno 21° Regni Regis Caroli Secundi.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Sarum, Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Berks, and Vicecomes Mordant, are added to the Committee for Privileges, the Committee for the Journal Book, and the Committee for Petitions.
Bill to prevent Frauds in exporting Wool, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill to prevent exporting of Wool, &c. do meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and the Lord Steward, the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Sarum, Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Berks, and Earl of Cardigan, are added to that Committee.
Committee to consider of the Decay of Trade and Fall of Rents, &c.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Causes and Grounds of the Fall of Rents and Decay of Trade within this (fn. 1) Kingdom; and to make Report thereof to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet every Thursday, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn themselves to such other Times and Place as their Lordships shall think fit.
D. of York added to all Committees.
ORDERED, That his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke is added to all Committees that have been named this Session, or shall be.
Portbury versus Ledgingham, in Error.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench brought in a Writ of Error, in the usual Manner, between Roger Portbury Plaintiff, and Warwick Ledgingham Defendant; and, after the Rising of the House, the Transcript was examined by the Record, and carried away by the Officer that brought it.
E. of Clare versus Francklyn and Vosper, Privilege.
Whereas, upon Complaint made to this House against Mr. Samuell Francklyn, One of the Proctors of the Court of Prerogative of Canterbury, "That he and Mr. James Vosper had clandestinely proceeded in the Proving of the Will of the Lady Frances Holles, late Sister to the Earl of Clare, One of the Peers of this House, in the Court of the Archdeacon of Midd. purposely to avoid a Caveat entered by the said Earl in the Prerogative Court against the Proving thereof; and likewise the Privilege claimed on the said Earl's Behalf, and allowed by the Judge of the said Court, when they attempted the Proving of the said Will there:"
The said Samuell Francklyn, appearing this Day at the Bar, acknowledged that he did know of the Caveat entered in the Prerogative Court, and also of the Proceedings of the Lady Eleanor Holles and Lady Diana Holles in their proving of the said Will in the said Archdeacon's Court; but did not act therein himself.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Examination of the said Complaint, and Answer thereunto, is hereby referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships, having heard such Persons as they think fit, and considered thereof, are afterwards to make Report to the House, whether Privilege of Parliament be in this Case.
L. Lucas, Privilege.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Samuell Quilter, Deborah Quilter, and John Ballard, "That John White, John Prior, and John Peper, of Calchester, did, in September, 1668, drive the Cattle of the said Samuell Quilter from off the Grounds and Inheritance of the Lord Lucas, a Peer of this Realm, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and also that they, the said John White, John Prior, and John Pepor, did, in November, 1664, utter scandalous Words against the said Lord Lucas, contrary to the Honour due to the Peerage of this Kingdom:"
White, Prior, & al. to be attached, for driving away his Tenant's Cattle.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John White, John Prior, and John Peper, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 26um diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.