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, 19 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
ORDERED, That the Earl of Stamford and the Earl of Aylisbury are added to the Committee for the Journal Book; and the Lord Holles and the Lord Grey de Rolleston are added to all the Standing Committees.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Justice Windham are appointed to attend the Lords that are appointed Committees to consider of the Bill for Prevention of Forgeries, &c.
Bill for regulating the Trial of Peers.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for regulating the Trial of the Peers of England.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have considered of the said Bill, and have agreed to every Part of it; only have changed the Preface, and instead thereof have drawn up a short one."
Which, being read, was Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with that Alteration.
Leemknel & al. versus Throgmorton, for disturbing them in the Possession of a German Church for the Augustine Congregation.
Upon reading the Petition of John Leemknel, Theodore Jacobson, Peter Splidt, and others, Merchants of London, and Germans born, but naturalized, Trustees for the Protestant Augustane Congregation in London; setting forth their Title to a Church built for the Celebration of Divine Worship in the German Tongue, agreeable to the Discipline of the said Protestant Confession; and complaining, "That William Throgmorton, One of the Inhabitants of the late Parish of Trinity the Lesse, in London, hath proceeded in an Action, to the Disturbance of their said Possession legally derived to them:"
It is ORDERED, That the said William Throgmorton be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, and put in an Answer in Writing to the said Complaint, on Friday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hubert, King's Servant, Privilege, versus Slocomb & al.
Upon reading the Petition of John Hubert Esquire, One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners in Ordinary; complaining, "That, on the 29th of January, 1673, the Parliament then sitting, while he was attending on His Majesty's Royal Person, John Slocomb, of Colebrooke, in the County of Bucks, Mercer, caused the Petitioner's Cattle, to the Value of Forty Pounds, to be attached, by Process out of the Honour and Castle of Windsor, upon Pretence of a Debt of about Eleven Pounds, as in the Petition is alledged; as also that, on the same Day, so soon as the said Cattle were discharged by the Petitioner's Brother paying the said Eleven Pounds (unknown to the Petitioner), George Fellowes, of Colebrooke aforesaid, Taylor, caused the said Cattle to be re-attached, by like Process, for a Debt of about Eighteen Pounds, by which Power they were condemned and sold, to the great Damage of the Petitioner:"
All which Proceedings being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, it is ORDERED, That the said John Slocombe and George Fellowes be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer to the said Complaint, on Monday the Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and hereof they may not fail.
Crispes versus Ly. Cranborne & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Nicholas Crispe Baronet, John Crispe and Thomas Crispe Esquires, complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery on the Seventh Day of July last, whereby it was decreed, "That the Petitioners should pay to Diana Viscountess Cranborne Widow, the Lady Anne Bowyer Widow, and Thomas Dalmahoy Esquire, (Plaintiffs in the Bill and Proceedings upon which the said Decree is grounded) Interest for Four Thousand Pounds paid by James Maxwell Esquire, from the Time of his Payment thereof to the East India Company, to the Time the same was re-paid by Sir Nicholas Crispe deceased (Father of the Petitioner) at Eight Pounds and Six Pounds per Cent. per Annum, with Costs of Suit in Chancery concerning the said Money, which Interest and Costs are computed at Four Thousand Five Hundred Eighty-four Pounds, Nine Shillings, and Six Pence, which was by final Decree of the 20th of February last confirmed and made absolute, and is signed and enrolled; and that there are Errors and Mistakes in the said Decree, for which it ought to be set aside, as in the Petition is alledged; and therefore pray a Hearing at the Bar of this House:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Diana Viscountess Cranborne, Lady Anne Bowyer, and Thomas Dalmahoy Esquire, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Petition, to which the said Lady Viscountess Cranborne and Lady Bowyer are hereby appointed to put in their Answer or respective Answers in Writing, on Monday the Twenty-sixth Day of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, at which Time the said Thomas Dalmahoy may also put in an Answer if he think fit.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 20um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.