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, 7 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Vaughan, Privilege Morgan, versus Davies.
Upon reading the humble Petition of David Morgan Gentleman this Day in the House; complaining of William Davyes and others, who riotously detain a Mill from him, in the Town and County Borough of Caermarthen; and also craving the Direction of this House before he proceeds to Trial at Law concerning the said Mill, in regard the Petitioner understands that the said Lord Vaughan, a Peer of this Realm (styled in the Petition Earl of Carbery), doth protect the said William Davyes as his menial Servant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition is hereby referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine the Matter of Fact, and Privilege of Parliament, mentioned in the said Petition; whose Lordships are to report their Opinion thereupon unto the House.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Cardigan and the Lord Townsend (fn. 1) are added to the Committee for the Bill concerning Mr. Beckham.
Sir W. Gostwick's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the enabling Sir William Gostwick to make a Jointure to Dame Mary his Wife."
Ly. Routh's Bill.
Hodie 2a 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."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Talbott and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Horde Esquire to make Leases of his Estate;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Slingsby versus Hale.
The House being informed, "That Mr. William Hale was with the Clerk of the Parliaments this Morning, to desire a Copy of Mr. Slyngsby's Petition:"
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Hale may have a Copy of the said Petition delivered to him, as he hath desired.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Slyngsby Esquire; desiring he may have Leave to withdraw his Petition out of this House, in regard he is informed by his Counsel that he may have his Remedy in the Court of Chancery, because he cannot find any Order entered in the Chancery upon which he can ground an Appeal:
It is ORDERED, That the whole Matter concerning Mr. Slyngsby's Business is referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Privileges, who are to offer to the House what they think fit thereupon.
ORDERED, That the Lord Windsor is added to the Committee for Petitions.
Sir T. Devaux versus Sir J. Colladon.
Upon reading the humble Petition and Appeal of Sir Theodore de Vaux, concerning certain Proceedings in the Court of Chancery relating to the Estate of Hester the Daughter of Edward de Pleures deceased, whereunto Sir John Colladon Knight was Defendant, in the said Court of Chancery:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir John Colladon shall have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal, and is hereby appointed to put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on Monday, the Fourteenth Day of this instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Relief of Richard Pearle, of The Haywood, in the County of Hereford, Gentleman."
A Petition of Sir James Bridges Baronet, was read, desiring to be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar, before this Bill be committed; whereupon the House made the ensuing Order:
Sir J. Bridges to be heard against it.
"Upon the Second Reading of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Richard Pearle, of The Haywood, in the County of Hereford;" and also the Petition of Sir James Bridges Baronet, praying, that, if the said Bill shall be thought fit to be retained, he may be heard, by his Counsel, at the Bar, before the said Bill be committed, to offer such Reasons as he shall be advised against the passing thereof:
"It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel on both Sides shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, concerning the said Bill and Petition, on Monday the One and Twentieth Day of March Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof all Persons therein concerned are hereby to take Notice, to the End they may come prepared accordingly."
Bill to vacate Fines procured by Good.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied, by Charles Good Esquire, and Lettice his Wife."
A Petition of Charles Good Esquire, was read, desiring to be heard before this Bill be committed.
Whereupon the Order ensuing was made:
Good to be heard against it.
"Upon the Second Reading of a Bill now depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied, by Charles Good Esquire, and Lettice his Wife;" as also of the humble Petition of the said Charles Good, praying that, if the said Bill be retained, he may be heard by his Counsel at the Bar, to offer such Reasons for the Dismission of the said Bill as he shall be advised to: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the Parliament assembled, That Counsel on both Parts shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, concerning the said Bill and Petition, on Saturday the 12th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, whereof all Parties therein concerned are hereby to take Notice, to the End they may come prepared accordingly."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 8um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.