DIE Lunæ, 21 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Johannes Ds. Robertes, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the
Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
Message from H. C. with Bills; and to return Scawen's.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord St. John and others; which consisted of
1. To return a Bill sent to the Commons, for restoring
in Blood Francis Scawen Gentleman, to which the
2. They brought up Two Bills passed the Commons,
whereunto their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. "An Act for Confirmation of a Settlement of
the Estate of Sir Seymour Shirley Baronet."
2. "An Act for settling the Molety of the Manor
of Iron Acton on Sir John Poyntz."
D. of Bucks' Claim to the Title of Lord Roos.
This Day being appointed to hear the Counsel of the
Duke of Bucks, concerning His Claim to the Title of
Lord Rosse; Counsel being at the Bar, the Petition
of the Duke of Bucks was read; to which these Exceptions were taken by the Counsel of the Earl of
"1. That the said Petition is not against the Earl,
but against his Son, who is not made a Party, nor
summoned to appear."
"2. That the Duke of Bucks doth not in his Petition
set out by any Matter how he derives his Title of
Lord Rosse, soas no certain Answer can be made
The House, upon serious Debate of this Business,
came to this Resolution:
The Question being put, "Whether to proceed
further upon this Petition of the Duke of
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Upon this, the Counsel were called in, and told by
the Speaker, "That this House will proceed upon this
Business To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock."
Message from H. C. for a Day to hear L. Mordant's Cause; and to remind the Lords of the Bill for Judicature about Houses burnt in London.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir William Lowther and others:
To desire their Lordships would please to appoint a
Day for hearing the Cause concerning the Lord Viscount Mordant, upon the Impeachment brought up from
the House of Commons against him.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of a Bill depending in this House, for erecting a Court of Judicature
to determine the Differences that may arise concerning
Houses lately burned in London.
L. Mordant's Trial appointed.
ORDERED, That Saturday Morning next is appointed
to hear the Cause upon the Impeachment of the House
of Commons against the Lord Viscount Mordant.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to H. C.
That this House hath appointed Saturday Morning
next, for the hearing the Cause upon the Impeachment
of the House of Commons against the Lord Viscount
Touching the other Particular of this Message, this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
L. Mordant's Counsel assigned.
ORDERED, That, upon the Desire of the Lord Viscount Mordant, Mr. Ayliff, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Winnington, Counsellors at Law, are hereby assigned Counsel
on the Behalf of the said Lord Viscount Mordant, in
his Defence to the Articles of Impeachment brought
up against his Lordship by the Commons assembled in
Parliament, in the Name of themselves and of all the
Commons of England, for several High Crimes and
Misdemeanors committed by him.
Order for his Witnesses.
ORDERED, That the Lord Viscount Mordant shall
have an Order for such Witnesses whose Names he
shall give in to the Clerk, to appear on Saturday Morning next, to give Evidence of their Knowledge on his
Lordship's Behalf concerning the Matters mentioned in
the Articles of Impeachment brought up to this House
by the Commons assembled in Parliament against his
Lives on Estates, for Discovery of Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for Discovery of Lives do meet this Afternoon; and Mr.
Justice Windham is appointed to attend that Committee.
Canary Company Patent.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Business
concerning the Canary Company shall be on Thursday
Houses burnt in London, Judicature Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for
erecting a Judicature for determining Differences touching Houses burned in London do meet this Afternoon.
Sir S. Shirley's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of a Settlement of the Estate of Sir Seymour
Sir J. Poyntz' Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling
the Moiety of the Manor of Iron Acton on Sir John
L. Abergavenny's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Lady Abergaveny's Bill do meet To-morrow Morning.
The Earl of Aylesbury was added to the Committee
for the Bill concerning the Judicatory in London.
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Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, 22um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.