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, 31 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Albemarle's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Christopher Duke of Albemarle to re-convey several Manors and Lands, mortgaged to George late Duke of Albemarle, his Father."
Committee for Petitions.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Petitions do meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, and hear those Causes as should have been heard on Saturday last and To-morrow.
Bill to prevent Exportation of Wool.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill against Transportation of Wool are to meet on Wednesday come Sevennight.
ORDERED, That the Lord Lovelace be added to the Committee for Petitions and the Committee for Privileges.
E. of Strafford versus Waindsford.
ORDERED, That the Cause between the Earl of Strafford and Mr. Waindsford shall be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar this Day Sevennight.
ORDERED, That the Lord Steward and the Earl of Anglesey are added to the Committee for Petitions.
Bills against Perjury and Breach of Trust.
Lords Committees appointed to prepare and bring into this House Two Bills; One, for Punishment of wilful Perjury; the other, for preventing Abuses and Cheating in Breaches of Trust:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall see Cause; and to send for such of the Judges to assist them, as their Lordships shall think fit.
Ly. Delawarr versus Tanton, &c. Privilege.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Isabella Baroness Dowager Delawarr; complaining against Thomas Tanton Taylor, and Walcot Brisco Attorney at Law, and William Princhard a Bailiff, and others his Assistants; and Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Lucius Gwillim, Isabella Gwillim, Edmond Ayres, and Martha Bennett, "That the said William Princhard and one "Henry Wilson, Bailiffs, with several armed Men, did, in July last, violently enter the Dwelling House of the said Lady Delawarr, by virtue of a Writ of Capias Utlagatum procured by the said Walcott Brisco, and broke open divers Doors, and inventoried the Goods in the said House, and threatened to take the said Lady Delawarr alive or dead; and uttered other vilifying Language, contrary to the Honour due to the Peerage of this Kingdom, and Privilege of Parliament, although they were forewarned that she was a Peeress, and had Privilege of Parliament:"
Brisco & al. to be attached.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall attach the Bodies of the said Walcott Brisco, William Princhard, and Henry Wilson, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House to answer for their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Tanton to attend.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Isabella Baroness Dowager Delawarr, complaining of a Breach of Privilege of the Peerage of this Kingdom, and Privilege of Parliament, by the forcible entering into her House, in July last, by William Princhard Bailiff, with several armed Men, at the Suit of Thomas Tanton, a Taylor:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Tanton be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House on Friday the Fourth Day of November next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to answer to the said Complaint: And thereof he may not fail.
Porter versus Fry.
Whereas this Day was appointed for George Porter Esquire to put in his Answer in Writing to the Petition of Anne Fry and Mountjoy Fry, as he was Guardian to George Porter his Nephew, an Insant, in the said Petition mentioned, in a Suit in Chancery; it appearing to this House, that, being at present very sick, he could not be consulted with for putting in the said Answer:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Porter, the Guardian as aforesaid, shall have further Time to put in his said Answer until Monday the Seventh Day of November next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
E. Dorset, Privilege. Wallis discharged.
Whereas John Wallis, a Hackney Coachman, was this Day brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for breaking the Earl of Dorsett's Coach-wheel in April last, as his Lordship was coming to Parliament, where he acknowledged his said Offence, and prayed the Pardon of this House; and also received the Reprehension of the House for the said Offence:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, at the Intercession of the Earl of Dorsett on his Behalf, to whose Lordship he hath likewise submitted himself, That the said John Wallis be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint or Attendance concerning this Matter, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Whereas Thomas Cheeke Esquire, who was, by Order of this House, dated the 11th Day of April last, committed to The Tower, there to remain till His Majesty's Pleasure should be known, in order to his appearing at the Bar of this House at the next Meeting of the Parliament after the Recess then nigh at Hand, for rescuing John Wallis, a Hackney Coachman, out of the Knight Marshal's Men's Hands, and beating them in the Execution of their Office, in seizing on the said John Wallis, for driving his Coach on the Coach of the Earl of Dorsett, and breaking his Lordship's Coachwheel in his coming to Parliament, was appointed to appear this Day at the Bar of this House for the said Offence:
The House being informed, by the Earl of Dorsett, That the said Thomas Cheeke hath since made his Application and Satisfaction to his Lordship, and that his not appearing this Day was by reason of his being sick at present:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, at the Intercession of the Earl of Dorsett on his Behalf, That the said Thomas Cheek be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint or Attendance concerning this Matter, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, quartum diem Novembris, 1670, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.