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 Martis, 8 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Thomas Horde Esquire to make Leases of his Estate."
Sir W. Gostwick's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the enabling Sir William Gostwicke to make a Jointure to Dame Mary his Wife."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Robert Hotchkin to sell Land, to pay Debts, and raise Portions for Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill concerning Sir William Gostwick is.
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.
Lord Fitzwater, Precedency.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee for Privileges have heard the Counsel of the Lord Fitzwater, who hath claimed Precedency in Parliament, by virtue of a Writ of Summons, bearing Date the 31th of August, in the 23 Year of Edward the First, and produced several sworn Copies of Records to prove his said Claim. And it being demanded what Place in the House of Peers he pretended unto; the Counsel answered, That he claimed Precedence of all Barons now sitting as Barons, particularly of the Lord Abergavenny, and alledged a Determination in Henry the VIIIth's Time, whereby he was placed next below the Lord Clifford.
He said, "He was also, by Order of the Committee, to acquaint their Lordships, that the Earl of Berks, in Behalf of the Duke of Norff. as Lord Mowbray; and his Lordship on Behalf of the Earl of Northumberland as Lord Percy; and the Earl of Norwich on Behalf of the Lord of Abergavenny now under Age; the Lord Awdley and the Lord Berkley for themselves; did desire to be heard what they could object against the Records; and this was desired more particularly by the Lord Berkley."
Upon Consideration hereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel of the Lord Fitzwater shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, to set forth his Lordship's Claim, on Tuesday the 22th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that such Lords as shall oppose his said Claim may be then heard in the House; and such further Time given them as the House shall think fit.
Portbury versus Ledgingham, in Error.
The House being moved to give Directions concerning a Writ of Error depending in this House in the last Sessions, between Roger Portbury and Warwick Ledgingham:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to search and examine Precedents concerning this House proceeding upon Business depending and left undetermined in a former Session of Parliament, and make Report thereof to this House; and that such Judges as their Lordships shall appoint may attend them concerning this Matter.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 9um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.