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, 23 die Januarii.
Bill against maiming, &c.
D. of York Privilege.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by William Foakes, of Brightlingsea, in the County of Essex, Gentleman, "That Abraham Bradway, Servant to one Lucas, of Colchester, an Attorney, did in December last deliver a Declaration of Ejectment to him the said William Foakes, for certain Oyster Layings belonging to his Royal Highness James Duke of Yorke, in which Action Charles Aston, Lessee of George Thompson Esquire, is Plaintiff, who was warned of his said Royal Highness's Interest as aforesaid; and also that Vincent Hawdler, of Lexton, Bailiff, did, at the Suit of the said George Thompson, arrest the said William Foakes, in December last, in an Action of Trespass, for taking away Oysters from the said Oyster Layings, wherein his Royal Highness is concerned as aforesaid:"
Thompson, Bradway, & al to be attached, for arresting Foakes.
All which Proceedings being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, 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 forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Abraham Bradway, Lucas the Attorney, Vincent Hawdler, and George Thompson, 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.
Burwell versus Ellis.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Rebecca Burwell Widow, Relict of Redmaine Burwell, deceased, being an Appeal from a Dismission of her Bill in Chancery, concerning an Annuity or Rent Charge of Two Hundred Pounds per Annum, settled by the said Redmaine Burwell for her Jointure, and after purchased by William Ellis Esquire, now Serjeant at Law:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in Parliament, That the said William Ellis may have a Copy of the said Petition; and he is hereby required to put in his Answer to the said Petition in Writing, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday the Twentyeighth Day of January Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Colt and Hall versus Colt.
Whereas, by Order of the Court of Chancery, feveral Deeds were put into the Hands of Sir Mundiford Brampston Knight, One of the Masters of that Court, of which Deeds there will be some Use made at a Hearing to be had To-morrow Morning, at the Bar of this House, in the Cause between Thomas Colt and Henry Hall Esquire, Plaintiffs, and John Dutton Colt Esquire, Desendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Mundiford Brampston be, and is hereby, appointed to take Care that the Deeds in his Custody, relating to the said Cause, may be in a Readiness for the said Hearing, at the Time aforesaid.
L. Byron versus Sir W. Juxon.
Bill to prevent Frauds in the Exportation of Wool, &c.
Before the putting of the Question for passing this Bill, a Proviso was offered to be added; which was read, and debated; and, for the freer Debate thereof, it was moved, "That the House might be put into a Committee." Which accordingly was done.