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 Mercurii, primo die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Byron versus Sir Wm. Juxon: Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, and upon the Oath of Robert Aleway, "That the Order of this House, made in the Cause between the Lord Byron and Sir William Juxon, was not obeyed, though the said Order was left at the House of the said Sir William Juxon:"
Upon Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED, That the further Debate of this Business shall be resumed on Monday come Sevennight.
Petition to the King against the Growth of Popery.
The Petition brought from the House of Commons, to be presented to His Majesty, against the Growth of Popery, was read throughout; and after, in several Paragraphs.
And, upon Debate, the Particulars following were Agreed to:
The Preamble was Agreed to.
The First Cause, of the Growth of Popery, is Agreed to.
The 4th Cause, concerning Printing of Popish Books, is Agreed to.
The 5th Cause, the Remissness of Magistrates and Officers, &c. in not convicting Papists according to Law, is Agreed to.
The 6th Cause, That suspected Recusants are free from all Offices chargeable, &c. Agreed to.
The 7th Cause, That the Advowsons of Churches and Presentations to Livings are disposed of by Popish Recusants, &c. is Agreed to.
The 8th Cause, That the Children of Papists are sent beyond the Seas, to be educated in the Popish Religion, &c. is Agreed to.
The 9th Cause, That few Exchequer Process have been issued forth since the Act of Oblivion against Popish Recusants Convict, though many have been certified thither, is Agreed.
Committee to prepare Heads for a Conference on it.
As concerning the 2d, 3d, and 10th Causes: It is ORDERED, That these Lords following shall consider of the Notes taken upon the Debate, and what is fit to be offered to the House of Commons at a Conference upon the same, and make Report thereof to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Five or more of them; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
ORDERED, That the Cause between Rebecca Burrell Widow, and Serjeant Ellis, shall be heard on Saturday Morning next; and the Cause upon the Writ of Error between Cusack and Usher, and also the Cause upon the Writ of Error between Edmonds and His Majesty, shall be likewise heard upon the same Day.
L. Holles Complaint against L. Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Denzell Lord Holles, complaining of some Indignities put upon him by the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, at the Trial of some French Gentlemen in the Court of King's Bench, who were there falsely accused of a Robbery, by Four Butchers, in Easter Terme last:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench may have a Copy of the said Petition, and is hereby appointed to attend this House on Monday the Sixth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
D. of Bucks Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, and Oath made at the Bar, by Francis Coay and Richard Coay, Servants to his Grace the Duke of Buckingham, a Peer of this Realm, "That, on the Fourteenth Day of December last, Mathew Deverill of Swanborne in the County of Bucks Yeoman (late High Constable of the Three Hundreds of Cottesloc), John Deverill of the same Town Yeoman his Brother, Robert Carter of the same Town Yeoman, and Nicholas Goddyn of Mursley in the said County Yeoman, with divers others in their Company, did unlawfully assault and wound them the said Francis Coay and Richard Coay, and also John Coay and John Synfield, being in their Watch in Whaddon Chace, belonging to the said Duke, for the Preservation of the Deer therein:"
Deverill's, & al. to be attached for assaulting his Servants.
Which Assault, being committed sitting the Parliament, is a Violation of the Privilege of Parliament; whereupon it is 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 Mathew Deverill, John Deverill, Robert Carter, and Nicholas Goddyn, 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.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 2dum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.