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, 31 die Maii.
Bill concerning Lewis's Estate.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Lands, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for the Payment of the Debts of William Lewis Esquire deceased, and the Debts and Legacies of Edward Lewis Esquire deceased, his Son."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for (fn. 1) Sir William Lewis is.
Price's Petition against it.
Bill to continue the one for preventing unnecessary Suits, &c.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming and establishing of a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, therein mentioned; and empowering Bridget Lucy, an Infant of the Age of Years, to execute Conveyances, as if she were of full Age."
Message from H. C. for a Conference on Stoughton and Onslow's Cause.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about their not coming to a former one on this Subject.
That the Lords desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, upon their not coming to the Conference desired by them on Thursday last, and by the Lords appointed to be at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, on Friday the 28th of this Instant May.
Heads for this Conference-
ORDERED, That the Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Bridgwater, Earl of Shaftsbury, and the Lord Holles, do presently withdraw, and prepare what is fit to be said to the House of Commons at this Conference, and report the same to the House.
"The Lords have appointed this Conference, out of that constant Desire and Resolution they have to continue a fair Correspondence between the Two Houses, which is of the Essence of Parliamentary Proceedings.
"For this End, their Lordships have commanded us to tell you, That they cannot but take Notice of the House of Commons failing to be on Friday last at a Conference desired by themselves; and appointed by the Lords, at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ld. Maynard's Bill.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day the Lord Privy Seal and the Duke of Albemarle took and subscribed the Oaths appointed to be taken by the Act for preventing the Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, at the Lord Keeper's Woolsack.
Augustine Congregation, Trinity the Less, German Church Bill.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for vesting and settling the Site and Ground of the Parish Church of Trinity the Less, in Trustees of the Augustane Protestant German Congregation in London; and think it fit to pass, with some Alterations and Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
Answer from H. C.
Report of the Conference.
Barret versus Ld. Loftus.
Whereas, upon hearing Counsel at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Dacre Barret, alias Lennard, concerning a Judgement of the House of Peers, made the Third Day of May, 1642, on the Behalf of the Lord Viscount Loftus of the Kingdom of Ireland, as also of the Counsel of the said Lord Loftus, it was, on the Tenth Day of this Instant May, amongst other Things, ordered and adjudged, That this House would hear the Merits of the Cause in the said Appeal and Judgement mentioned; and that therefore the said Dacre Barret should forthwith prepare and put in such Allegations as he would insist upon, at the Hearing appointed as aforesaid:
Now, upon receiving the Petition of the said Dacre Barret, containing such Allegations and Matter of Fact as relate to the Merits of the said Cause, it is ORDERED, That the said Lord Loftus may have a Copy thereof, and is hereby appointed to put in such Allegations as he shall think fit to insist on, by Way of Answer to the said Petition, on or before Monday the 21th Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Thanks to the Bishop of Landaff, for his Sermon.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Landeff, for his Pains in preaching before the Lords, in the Abbey Church at Westm. on Saturday the 29th of this Instant May, being the Anniversary Day of His Majesty's Birth, and happy Return to His Kingdoms; and that his Lordship be desired to print and publish his Sermon then preached.
Crispes versus Boys & al.
ORDERED, That the Cause upon the Petition and Appeal of John and Thomas Crispe Esquires, and the Answer of John Bois, John Bradborne, John Harris, and others, depending in this House, shall be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, on Friday the 4th Day of June next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Sherley versus Sir J. Fagg.
Dr. Sherley Counsel assigned.
This House being moved, "That Counsel may be assigned to plead the Cause of the said Thomas Sherley, upon his said Appeal;" it is ORDERED, That Serjeant Pemberton, Mr. Ossley, Mr. Richard Edwards, and Mr. Samuell Trist, (named for the said Thomas Sherley) be, and are hereby, appointed to manage and plead the said Cause, at the Bar of this House, on the Part and Behalf of the said Thomas Sherley, on Tuesday the Eighth Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, and at such other Times as it shall be depending in this House.
Bedle versus Bedle.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Bedle, of Woodrising, in the County of Norffolke, Esquire, complaining of a Decree made in in the Court of Chancery, on the 25th of November, in the 25th Year of His Majesty's Reign that now is, for Dismission of his Bill of Complaint concerning several Matters in the said Petition set forth:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships are to report their Opinion thereupon unto the House.
Yeaneley versus Yeaneley.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorset, from the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, "That, having considered of the Petition of James Yeanely Gentleman, complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery in 1639, concerning Lands in Derbyshire, that it may be fit to hear the Petitioner at the Bar:"
Philips versus David, in Error.
Whereas there is a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Philips is Plaintiff, against Roger David, for Reversal of a Judgement obtained by Default by the said Roger David, in the Court of King's Bench; the said John Philips by Petition alledging Diminution in the Return of the said Record and Judgement into this House, and praying a Writ of Certiorari for rectifying thereof:
It is ORDERED, That His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari be directed to the Custos Brevium of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, returnable into this House on Thursday the 10th Day of June next, to certify the Truth thereof.
Van Ruyven, King's Servant, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Van Ruyven, His Majesty's Servant in Ordinary, for making gilded Leather Hangings, complaining of the Prosecution of John Walford, of London, Leather Gilder, and others of the same Trade, had against him for using his said Trade:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, are to report to the House what they think fit to be done thereupon.
Price versus Davies' Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Price, Relict and Administratrix of Samuell Price, One of the Executors of the last Will and Testament of Hugh Audley deceased, and also a Legatary in the said Will:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act enabling Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davies deceased," stands committed; where the Petitioner is to be heard, before the said Bill be reported by their Lordships to the House.
Sir Chr. Clapham's Petition of Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Christopher Clapham Knight, complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the 4th of November, 1671, for confirming the Customs of the Manor of Clapham, in the County of Yorke, and of a Dismission of his Bill of Review concerning the same Matter:
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, to examine whether it be fit for the Cognizance of the Lords in Parliament; and make Report unto the House.
Sir N. Soughton's Counsel.
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
Then the House was again adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill to prevent the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government.