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 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to prevent Clandestine Marriages.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of, and prepare, a Bill for preventing the marrying of Children without Consent of Parents:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
L. Stafford's & al. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of an Agreement indented, bearing Date the 9th Day of June, in the 22th Year of His Majesty's Reign, and enrolled of Record in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, made by and between the Right Honourable Sir William Howard, Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath, Lord Viscount of Stafford and the Lady Mary his Wife, on the one Part, and the Copyholders and Customary Tenants of the Manor of Thornbury, the Manor or Tithing of Old-bury upon Severne, the Manor or Tithing of Mars and Falfield, alias Mars of Falfield, in the County of Gloucester, on the other Part, concerning the Customs of the said Manors, &c."
The Earl of Bollingbrooke is added to the Committee appointed to consider of the Proceedings at Law upon Bills of Midd. and Latitats, and Ac etiams, &c.
ORDERED, That Bellamie's Bill shall be reported on Thursday Morning next.
Bills against Breaches of Trust, and Perjury.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of and prepare Two Bills, one for preventing Abuses and Cheating in Breaches of Trust, and the other for preventing wilful Perjury, have met; but, in regard there were but few Lords of that Committee, and no Judge to attend them, though Judge Raynsford was appointed by Order of this House, and considering the Businesses are very solemn, and of public Concernment, which are requisite to be dispatched with all convenient Expedition; the Lords Committees desire that the Lords of that Committee may diligently attend, and that they may meet de Die in Diem, and may have Power to send for such other Judges to attend them as their Lordships shall think fit."
All which this House ordered accordingly.
ORDERED, That Judge Raynsford is hereby appointed to assist at the Committee appointed to prepare Two Bills; one to prevent Abuses and Cheating by Breaches of Trust, another for the Punishment of wilful Perjury, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such other Times after, as their Lordships shall fit.
Fry versus Porter.
Whereas the Answer of George Porter Esquire (Guardian to George Porter an Infant) to the Petition of Anne Fry and Mountjoy Fry her Son, now depending in this House, was this Day read; it appearing, by the Oath of John Powell an Attorney at Law, that there is Warning given for a Trial to be had on the Eleventh Day of this Month, for the Messuage called Newport House, in the said Petition and Answer mentioned:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall have a Copy of the said Answer; and that the said Trial, and all Proceedings at Law in any of the Courts in Westminster Hall relating to the said Messuage called Newport House, be stayed during the depending of the said Petition and Answer undetermined by this House.
Dr. Salmon versus Hamburgh Company.
Upon reading the Answer of the Hamborough Company to the Petition of Doctor Salmon:
It is ORDERED, That the Petitioner may have a Copy of the said Answer.
E. Strafford versus Wayndsford.
Whereas the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of the Earl of Strafford, and the Answer of William Wayndesford thereunto, and Replication of the said Earl, was this Day entered into by Counsel at the Bar:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will proceed in the said Cause on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock; and no other Business to intervene.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 9um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.