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 Sabbati, 12 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, who is not well.
Admiralty Jurisdiction Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for declaring and ascertaining the Jurisdiction of His Majesty's Court of Admiralty in Marine Causes."
Lady Bellasis' Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling Part of the Estate of Dame Suzan Bellasis Widow, late Wife of Sir Henry Bellasis deceased."
Ld. Audley versus Nurle, Dreydon, & al. Privilege.
Upon Complaint made by the Lord Awdley a Peer of this Realm, and Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Rose Castell, Walter Stripling, Isabell Stripling, and Suzan Stripling, "That, on the 25th Day of February last, in the Night Time, Samuell Nurse and Erasmus Dreydon a Grocer, pretending to be Constables, with others threatened to break down the Doors of the Lord Awdley's Lodgings in Kingstreet, Westm. if not let in; and came into his Lodgings, to the Disturbance of his Family, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED thereupon, 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 Samuell Nurse and Erasmus Dreydon, 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.
Barker and Pearle versus Gerrard.
Whereas, upon the Petition of William Barker Esquire, and Thomas Pearle, read before the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, on Tuesday the First Day of March Instant, to which Petition Sir Francis Gerrard Knight, was by their Lordships appointed to put in his Answer on Tuesday the 8th Day of March Instant, at which Time he appearing, alledged (among other Reasons), "That his Father, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, was so lately dead, that he had not as yet Time to prove his said Father's Will, and therefore prayed further Time to put in his said Answer," which was granted to him; the House being this Day moved to take Notice thereof, it appearing by a Certificate under the Register's Hand of the Prerogative Court, "That the said Sir Gilbert Gerard's Will was proved on the Second Day of this Instant March:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the said Lords Committees, to examine the Truth of the said Allegation, and make Report thereof unto the House.
Bill to vacate Fines procured by Good.
Upon hearing of Counsel and Witnesses this Day at the Bar upon a Bill, 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 upon the Petition of the said Charles against the said Bill:
After due Consideration had of what was offered on both Parts, it is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill be dismissed.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 14um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,