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, 14 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to prevent Frauds and Perjuries.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries."
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, at Whitehall, to receive the Thanks of this House, for His Gracious Speech."
Committee of Privileges.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Customs and Orders of the House and Privileges of the Parliament, and of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, are to meet on Monday next, and evey Monday after, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House of Peers; and to adjourn themselves as they please.
Committee for the Journal.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journal Book; who have hereby Power to examine and perfect all Entries in the Journal, from the Third Day of February, 1673.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in, or any where near; the House of Peers; and after, when, and as often, as they please.
Committee for Petitions.
Lords Committees appointed by the House to receive and consider of Petitions, and afterwards to make Report thereof to the House.
|His Royal Highness the Duke of York.|
L. Privy Seal.
Dux (fn. 1) Albemarle.
Marq. de Winton.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
Ds. Arrundell de Ward.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Butler de M. Park.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, and every Tuesday after; and to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, as they please.
House to be called.
ORDERED, That the House shall be called on Wednesday the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant April, at which Time the Standing Orders of this House shall be read; and that Garter Principal King at Arms do prepare a new List of the Nobility of England against that Time, for the Service of the House of Peers.
Bill for regulating the Trial of Peers.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England."
Jones, D. of Buck's Servant, arrested.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That William Jones, menial Servant to the Duke of Buckingham, a Peer of this Realm, was arrested, by John Ruddock and Henry Lawson, Bailiffs belonging to the Sheriffs of Midd. on the Eighth Day of this Instant April, at the Suit of Robert James, of the Parish of The Savoy, Taylor, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
James, Ruddock, & al. seat for.
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Robert James, John Ruddock, and Henry Lawson, be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House on Friday the Sixteenth of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, to answer to the said Complaint; whereof they may not fail.
Squib against The King, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Edmond Squib this Day; shewing, "That the Record of a Judgement given in the Court of Chancery against the said Edmond Squib, in a Monstrans de Droit, being now depending in this High Court by Writ of Error, and Errors are thereupon assigned by the Petitioner, but, by reason of the late Prorogations of Parliament, His Majesty's then Attorney General did not (according to the Order of this House, dated the 11th of February, 1673) join Issue thereto; and therefore prays, that a short Day may be appointed for that Purpose:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's (now) Attorney General be, and is hereby, appointed to put in such a Plea thereunto as he shall think fit, on the Behalf of His Majesty, on Wednesday the Fifth Day of May next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Edmond Squib is to cause to be given to His Majesty's said Attorney General such timely Notice, that he may have Time to prepare for that Purpose.
Barret versus L. Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Dacre Barret, alias Leonard, Esquire; shewing, "That he hath a Petition and Appeal depending in this House, to which the Lord Viscount Loftus of the Kingdom of Ireland hath put in his Plea; and that both Parties should have been heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, in February, 1673; but, by reason of the many public Affairs then under Consideration, and the Prorogation then soon after following, the said Cause was not proceeded in; and therefore prayeth, that a Day may be appointed for that Purpose:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, upon the said Petition and Plea, on Thursday the 29th Day of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Lord Viscount Loftus, or his Agent in the said Cause, to the End he may be ready at the Time aforesaid.
Jenkins, Pringle, & al. versus Blake, Babington, & al.
Upon reading the Petition of John Jenkins Esquire and Margaret his Wife, Jane Pringle, Bryan Gray, and Elizabeth his Wife; shewing, "That, upon their Petition and Appeal depending in this House, it was, on the 31 of January, 1673, ordered, That Francis Blake and Elizabeth his Wife, Arthur Babington and Margaret his Wife, and John Carr and Susanna his Wife, in the said Appeal mentioned, should put in their Answers thereunto within Three Weeks after Notice, which, by reason of the Prorogation then following, they did not do; and therefore the Petitioners pray, that a Day may be appointed for that Purpose:"
It is thereupon now ORDERED, That the said Francis Blake and Elizabeth his Wife, Arthur Babington and Margaret his Wife, and John Carr and Susanna his Wife (late the Wife of Thomas Winckle), in the said Appeal mentioned, be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House, within Three Weeks next after they shall be respectively served with this Order; and hereof they may not fail.
L. Mordant and L. Mohun, Quarrel prevented.
There being some unusual Words in a Debate passed between the Lord Viscount Mordant and the Lord Mohun; which the House taking Notice of, the Lord Viscount Mordant explained himself, "That he meant no Disrespect to the Lord Mohun therein."
Yet, for the preventing of any Inconvenience as may ensue, the House, by the Speaker, charged those Two Lords, that there should be no Remembrance of what had passed; and that they should acquiesce from any further Proceedings concerning this Business, as they will answer the contrary to this House.
And accordingly the said Lords submitted themselves to the Command of the House, and promised to give Obedience thereunto.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 15um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.