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 Sabbati, 14 die Februarii.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Biscowen and others; who brought up a Bill, by the House of Commons, intituled, "An Act for confirming certain Leases made by Sir William Strode and John Drake Esquire, and for enabling Sir Francis Drake Baronet to settle a Jointure, and make Provision for his Younger Children;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Lords to take the Oath of Allegiance.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That such Lords as are now present, and have not taken the said Oath, do take it this Day, at the Rising of the House; and such other Lords as are now absent, and have not taken it, are to have the said Oath tendered to them when they come next to the House.
Herbert, King's Servant, versus Standen, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Herbert Esquire, One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners in Ordinary (as also upon the Oath of the said Edward Herbert); setting forth, "That in January last, while he was attending on His Majesty's Person, and in the Time of Privilege of Parliament, William Standen, of Brightwell, in the County of Bucks, Esquire, seized his Cattle, to the Value of Fifty Pounds, and sold the same, under the Pretence of the Non-payment of Eleven Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Eight Pence, Rent due in October last:"
Which being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament belonging to His Majesty's Servants, it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Standen be; and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House; within One Week next after Notice given him by the Service of this Order on him, or left at his Dwellinghouse, to answer for his said Offence; and hereof he may not fail.
Cusack versus L. Dungannon.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cusack Gentleman; shewing, "That, pursuant to an Order of this House, dated the 29th of March last, he exhibited his Bill in Equity in Ireland, against the Lord Dungannon and Nicholas Bolton, who answered, Witnesses were examined, Publication passed, and Counsel on all Sides heard, before the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, on the Sixth of December last, when, contrary to Equity and Justice (as in the said Petition is alledged), his Bill was not only dismissed, but the Petitioner ordered to pay Costs to the Defendants; from which Dismission he now appealeth to this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Dungannon and Nicholas Bolton by their Agent (here in Town) be, and are hereby, required to appear and put in their Answer in Writing to the said Complaint of the Petitioner, within Three Weeks next after Notice given to their said Agent by the Service of this Order upon him.
Crispe versus Boys & al:
Whereas, upon the Petition and Appeal of John and Thomas Crispe Esquires, Executors of Sir Nicholas Crispe, late of London, Knight and Baronet, deceased, depending in this House, it is among other Things ordered, "That so soon as the Petitioners shall give Security to the Value of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, such as the Court of Chancery shall approve of, and Certificate made thereof to this House, Proceedings shall be stayed upon the Decree complained of in the said Appeal:"
Upon Certificate this Day received in this House, under the Hand of Sir William Beversham, One of the Masters of the Court of Chancery, "That Security is given, as was directed by this House," it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings upon the said Decree shall be, and are hereby, appointed to be stayed, until the Judgement of this House be given upon the said Appeal; and hereof all Officers belonging to the Court of Chancery are to take Notice, and yield Obedience accordingly.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered all the Heads concerning the securing the Protestant Religion; and they have named a Sub-committee to prepare a Bill; in order thereunto, their Lordships desire the House would appoint Judges to assist them therein."
And the House ORDERED, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, Justice Rainsford, Justice Wylde, and Justice Ellis, or any Two of them, do attend the said Sub-committee on Monday Morning ext, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Wood and Timber, for preserving, Bill.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Mr. Justice Ellis be, and are hereby, appointed to assist the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for planting and preserving of Wood and Timber," on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such Times after as their Lordships shall meet thereupon.