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 Veneris, 6 die Aprilis.
West-Derby and Wavertree, E. of Derby & al. Bill.
The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for ascertaining and establishing the Interest of the Lord and Copyhold Tenants of the Manor of West Derby and Wavertree have made some Amendments; and do think the said Bill fit to be engrossed, with the said Amendments."
L. Kilmorey's Bill.
Message to H. C. with it, and that the Lords have passed David's & al. Nat. Bill.
Tobacco Pipemaking Bill.
Ly. M. Mordant's Bill.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Mordant to make Sale of her Interest in the Manor of Blechingley, and divers Lands in the County of Surrey, notwithstanding her Minority."
Hodie 2 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Thomas Barkeley Esquire and his Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of the said Thomas Barkeley, and raising Portions for his Younger Children."
L. Privy Seal.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. (fn. 1) Grey de Wark.
Ds. (fn. 2) Vaughan.
Ds. Gerard (fn. 3) Br.
Ds. Grey de Rol's.
Affidavits in the Country, for taking, Bill.
Eldest Sons of Peers Youngest Sons Precedency.
The Earl of Berkeshire reported, "That the Committee of Privileges have met several Times, to consider of the Matter moved to them concerning the Precedency of the Eldest Sons of the Younger Sons of the Peers of this Realm, and their Heirs Males for ever, before the Eldest Sons of Baronets, who claim the said Precedency; upon which they have examined what relates to this Matter, as it is entered in the Earl Marshal's Book, and do offer it to the House as their Opinion, that the Eldest Sons of the Younger Sons of the Peers of this Realm, and their Heirs Males for ever, ought to have Precedency before the Eldest Sons of Baronets; upon which their Lordships have thought fit to offer, that His Majesty may be moved by this House, to give Direction to the Earl Marshal, or his Deputy, that this Matter may be so determined, that there may be no Invasion of this Right for the future."
"Upon Report made by the Earl of Berks, from the Lords Committees for Privileges, concerning the Precedency of the Eldest Sons of the Younger Sons of the Peers of this Realm before the Eldest Sons of Baronets, which Precedency is claimed by the Eldest Sons of Baronets: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty be humbly moved, from this House, that He will be graciously pleased to declare and give Directions to the Earl Marshal of England, or his Deputy, that it may be settled, that seeing all the Sons of the Nobility take Place of all Baronets, the Eldest Sons of those Sons may also take Place of the Eldest Sons of Baronets, during the Life of such Baronets."
Barret versus L. Loftus.
Upon reading the Allegation of Dacre Barret, alias Lennard Esquire, against the Lord Viscount Loftus of Ely, in the Kingdom of Ireland, this Day in this House, and the Answer of Charles Monke on the Behalf of the said Lord Loftus thereunto; and upon hearing what was prayed by the Counsel on both Parts at the Bar concerning the same:
After due Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Viscount Lof tus, or his Agent in the said Cause, be, and is hereby, required to put in such further Answer to the said Allegations, as by which the said Lord Loftus shall be peremptorily concluded (to be left in the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments within Ten Days after the Date of this Order) in order to the Hearing of the Merits of the Cause mentioned in the said Allegations of the said Dacre Barret, which is hereby appointed to be heard, by Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar of this House, on the First Monday of the Sitting of the Parliament next after Easter Weeke, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof as well the said (fn. 4) Loftus and his Agent in the said Cause, as the said Dacre Barret, are hereby required to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel accordingly.