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, 2 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ly. Lee's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming the Estates of Purchasers, and settling the Differences, between the Lady Elizabeth Lee and the Daughters and Coheirs of the late Earl of Downe."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following; who are to hear all Parties therein concerned, and report to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to Time as they shall think fit.
L. Strangford's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Trustees for the Lord Strangford to sell certain Lands, for the Payment of the Remainder of his Debts."
Ly. Routh's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Dame Elizabeth Routh, Mother and Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Dorothy Farewell Widow, late the Relict and Executrix of John Farewell, late of The Inner Temple, London, Esquire, to sell certain Lands, for the Payment of Debts."
Sir Fra. Fane's Bill, for selling Tirbeck Manor.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Manor or Lordship of Tirbeck, in the County of Yorke, and other Lands therein mentioned, on Trustees, to enable them to sell the same, for the Payment of Debts."
Sir Ralph Bankes Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming the Estate of Sir Ralph Bankes, in the Manor of Thesberkett, alias Thirsberkett, and other Lands in the County, and County and Borough, of Caermarthen."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Lady Elizabeth Lee's Bill is.
Downe's and Spring's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to give Mr. Francis Downes and Mr. Edmond Spring Leave to take the Advantage of a Condition that was concealed, whereby they stand now disinherited of an Estate of One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds a Year for Non-payment of Ten Shillings."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Trials for Inheritances, Bills of Middlesex, Latitats, &c. to be considered.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the usual Way of Trials now practised for Inheritances more than was in former Times, with the new Rules settled by the Judges for such Trials, which obtain the Force of Acts of Parliament, and to examine whether any Grievance appears therein to the Subject; and also to consider of the usual Practice upon Bills of Middlesex and Latitats, and how the Subject appears to be grieved thereby; as also to consider of the Statute made in 13° Car'l. IIdi, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Vexations and Oppressions by Arrests, and of Delays in Suits of Law;" whose Lordships have Power to appoint what Judges they please to attend them, and to send for such Records and Papers and Persons as they shall see Cause to make Use of, or speak with, and afterwards to report their Opinion to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such other Times as they think fit.
Bp. of Rochester's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bishop of Rochester's Bill do meet To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.
The Earl of Denbigh is added to the Committee for the Countess of South'ton's Bill.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 3um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.