Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 11 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Childe, Mayor of Wareham, & al. versus Fursman & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Nathaniell Childe, late Mayor of Wareham, in the County of Dorset, the only surviving Trustee for that Corporation, and the poor People there, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, for his giving Accompt of Monies in his Hands belonging to the said Corporation, and divers other Matters in his said Appeal suggested; and praying Relief thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That John Fursman, George Gillingham, Cantlow, and Andrew Loader, be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer, or several Answers, to the said Appeal in Writing, within One Week next after Notice given to them respectively for that Purpose.
Sir R. Vyner, King's Servant, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Vyner Knight and Baronet, One of His Majesty's sworn Servants in Ordinary, with Salary; shewing, "That (sitting the Parliament) he is sued and prosecuted, in divers of His Majesty's Courts of Justice, by Mrs. Eming Grace, Mr. William Conyers, and others, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and therefore prayeth, that a Stay may be made of all Proceedings against him, in all Courts of Law or Equity:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Vyner be, and is hereby, privileged against all Proceedings had, or to be had, against him, during the Time of Privilege of Parliament; whereof the said Eming Grace, William Conyers, and all other Persons concerned against him in any Suits of Law or Equity, their Counsel, Attornies, and Solicitors, as also all Sheriffs, and other His Majesty's Officers, are to take Notice, as they and every of them will answer the contrary to this House: Provided nevertheless, That this Order of Privilege shall not extend to hinder the Recovery of Monies put into the said Sir Robert Vyner's Hands by the Court of Chancery, nor of any other Monies for which his Name is used in Trust.
Sir O. Boteler versus Regem, &c. in Error.
This Day the House heard Counsel argue the Errors, in a Writ of Error, to reverse a Decree in the Court of Chancery, wherein Sir Oliver Boteler is Plaintiff, and the King Defendant.
And, after some Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges shall have the Transcript of the Judgement given in Chancery, which was brought into this House by Writ of Error (by Sir Oliver Boteler), for vacating Letters Patents, concerning a Market and Fair at Chatham, in Kent, to consider thereof, to the End they may come prepared to deliver their Opinion concerning the same, in this House, on Thursday Morning next.
Protestant Religion, for securing, Bill.
ORDERED, That on Monday next, the House be put into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for securing the Protestant Religion.
E of Craven to seize Papists Arms.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Craven be, and is hereby, authorized (taking Justice Warcup along with him) to go and search the House of ; and to seize and cause to be brought from the said House what Arms they shall find there, and give this House an Account thereof.
Bp. of London et al. to visit Ld. Stafford.
ORDERED, That the Lord Bishop of London and Doctor Burnet have hereby Leave given them to visit the Lord Viscount Stafford, in The Tower.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Protestant Dissenters be read the Second Time on Monday Morning next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 13um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined, this 18th of December, 1680, by us,
P. Bath & Wells.