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 Jovis, 13 die Aprilis.
Bill to vest Lands at Portsmouth in His Majesty.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting and settling the Fee Simple of certain Lands on His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, which have been taken into, and spoiled by making new Fortifications about, the Town of Portsmouth."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William D'oyley and others; who presented a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Herlackenden Esquire, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to His Majesty;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill for taking Accompts of Money given to indigent Officers.
Bill to prevent Frauds in selling, &c. Cattle, at Smithfield.
Poor of London, for Discovery of Frauds in Distribution of Charities, Bill.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for Discovery of Money collected for the Poor of London, &c. have taken the same into Consideration, and have made some Alterations and Amendments therein, which are offered to the Consideration of this House."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Discovery of such as have defrauded the Poor of the City of London of the Monies given them for their Relief at the Times of the late Plague and Fire, and for Recovery of the Arrears thereof."
Message to H. C. with a Bill; and to return Two.
Officers of the King's Bench Pet. concerning Proceedings at Law.
Officers of the Courts in Westm. Hall to be heard, concerning Bills of Middlesex, &c.
Upon Consideration had this Day of the Report made from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Manner of Proceedings in the Courts of Westminster Hall, upon Bills of Midd. and Ac etiams, &c. and of what hath been desired this Day at the Bar, by some of the Officers belonging to the Court of King's Bench:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tem poral in Parliament assembled, That Sir Robert Henley Knight, Master of the King's Bench Office, Mr. Justinian Pagitt, Mr. William Livesey, Mr. John Rouse, Mr. John Warter, and any other Officers of the Court of King's Bench, as also the respective Prothonotaries and any other Officers of the Court of Common Pleas, may be heard, by themselves or their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock; at which Time this House will take the said Report into their further Consideration.
Ixem versus Hill.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorset, from the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships have heard Counsel on both Parts, upon the Petition of Frederick Ixem, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Francis Tryon, late of London, Merchant, deceased, being an Appeal from a Dismission of his Bill in Chancery, concerning some Part of the Estate of the said Francis Tryon; and upon the Answer and Demurrer of John Hill and John Tyll, Executors of William Hill, deceased, put in thereunto, and find the Case fit to be heard before this House:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, on both Parts, at the Bar of this House, upon the said Petition and Answer, on the First Tuesday of the next Meeting of the Parliament after the Recess now at Hand, without Prejudice nevertheless to the Proceedings of any the Parties in the said Cause concerned (in the mean Time) in any other Court whatsoever.