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, 9 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes de Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes de Brecon, Senescallus Hospitii, &c.
Edwardus Comes de Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. (fn. 1)Ward.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
The Duke of Richmond is added to the Committee for Privileges.
The Earl of Nottingham is added to the Committee concerning Accompts.
Committee to consider of the Decay of Trade, &c. Ecclesiastical Affairs.
The Earl of Essex reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Reasons and Grounds of the Fall of Rents and Decay of Trade within this Kingdom, "That the Opinion of that Committee is, That some Ease and Relaxation in Ecclesiastical Matters will be a Means of improving the Trade of this Kingdom."
L. Delawar's Fine for Absence excused.
ORDERED, That the Lord Delawar, giving his Attendance on this House this Day, is excused from his Fine of Forty Pounds, imposed upon him by this House for his Absence.
The Earl of Essex is added to the Committee for the Bill for preventing Fraud in exporting Wools, &c.
Committee to consider of the Decay of Trade, &c.
The Earl of Aylsbury and the Lord Delamer is added to the Committee concerning Trade.
Next, the House proceeded in the Consideration of the Report made from the Committee appointed to consider of the Reasons and Grounds of the Fall of Rents and the Decay of Trade within this Kingdom.
Registers for Lands.
And the Second Part of the Report, concerning a Bill of Registers for the future, was to be debated.
For that Purpose the whole House was adjourned into a Committee.
The House was resumed.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee of the whole House desire that any Lord may have Leave to offer a Bill concerning Registers to the said Committee, for their Debate; and that all the Judges might be appointed to be present, to assist the said Committee at the same Time, before the said Bill be offered to this House."
Which was ordered accordingly.
Turnball, Beck, & al. released.
Whereas, by Order of this House, dated the Third Day of this Instant December, the Serjeant at Arms attending this House was required to take into his Custody the Bodies of Thomas Turnball, Arthur Beck, William Wooton, and Peter Playdon, Bailiffs, for arresting the Lady Awdley, Wife of the Lord Awdley, a Peer of this Realm, contrary to the Privilege of Peerage, and pretending the Delivery of a Letter from the Earl of Bridgwater, designing thereby to compass the said Arrest; and the said Thomas Turnball hath at the Bar acknowledged the said Offence, but alledged that it was by the Contrivement of Thomas Langresh, at whose Suit the Arrest was made, who hath likewise been in Custody, and, upon his humble Submission to the House, to the Earl of Bridgwater, and to the Lady Awdley, is discharged for the same:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled (at the Motion of the Earl of Bridgwater on that Behalf), That the said Thomas Turnball, Arthur Beck, William Wootton, and Peter Playdon, be, and are hereby, discharged of their present Restraint, paying their Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 10um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.