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 Martis, 12 die Martii.
Fines and Recoveries, Bill.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries; and have thought sit to make some few Amendments therein."
Creditors to recover Debts of Executors, &c. Bill.
Ld. Cullen's Bill.
The Earl of Glarendon reported, "That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Lord Viscount Cullen have, upon the Recommitment, made some Amendments in the said Bill, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Trustees of Brian Viscount Callen, of the Realm of Ireland, to sell or dispose of Lands in Elmesthorpe, in the County of Leicester, for the Payment of Debts, and raising a Portion for his Daughter."
Message to H. C. with these Bills and that the Lords have passed Winsteed Manor Bill.
4. To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Bill for discharging the Manor of Winsteede, in the County of Yorke, from a Settlement in Taille, and charging other Manors and Lands in the County of Lyncolne, of a greater Value, with the same Uses, without any Alteration.
The Duke of Norfolke is added to the Committee for the Bill for the better Settlement of the Employment of the Real and Personal Estate of Henry Smith Esquire: Likewise the Marquis of Winton is added to this Committee.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Palmes and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better and more easy collecting the Duty of Hearth-money;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Poll Bill, and to prohibit French Commodities.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have taken the Bill for raising Money by the Poll into Consideration; and they have made some small Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of the House;" and being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Nevile versus Nevile.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Neville Esquire; praying, "That a Day may be appointed, to hear Counsel, upon the Appeal of the said Richard Neville, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the 11th Day of July last, on the Behalf of Anne Neville Widow; and the Plea and Demurrer of the said Anne Neville put in thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House hear Counsel, on both Parts, at the Bar, thereupon, on Friday the 15th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Anne Neville for that Purpose.
Ld. Fitzwalter, Privilege. Richmond et al. discharged.
Whereas William Richmond, John Mannester, Lambert Archer, and John England, were this Day brought to the Bar, in Custody, for violating the Right and Possession of the Lord Fitzwalter, a Peer of this Realm, by their unlawful fishing in the River of Burnham, alias Walsleete, in the County of Essex, and other Enormities by them (with others) there committed, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the said Privilege:
It appearing, by the Intercession of the said Lord Fitzwalter on their Behalf, that they have submitted themselves to his Lordship, and obtained his Pardon; they having also begged the Pardon of this House, and received the Reprehension of this House for their said Offences; it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Richmond, John Mannester, Lambert Archer, and John England, and every of them, paying his Fees, be, and are hereby, discharged from their present Restraint for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Smith, committed for Words against the Parliament, discharged.
Upon reading the Petition of Aaron Smith, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for dangerous and seditious Words by him spoken against the Being of this Parliament, expressing his great Sorrow that he is justly fallen under the Displeasure of this Honourable House, and humbly praying that he may, by their Lordships Mercy and Clemency, be restored to his Liberty:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Aaron Smith be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint for his said Offence, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
E. of Carlile, Privilege: Powel, his Secretary, released.
This Day Rowland Powell (who was Yesterday, by Order of this House, discharged out of Prison, being owned by the Earl of Carlile to be his Lordship's Secretary) appeared at the Bar, with the other Persons complained of concerning his Arrest, where he gave the House an Account of the Privilege claimed by him, and of the Deportment of Mr. Hardisty the Under Sheriff, and of Thomas Forster the Attorney employed in the said Arrest, who undertook to indemnify the Under Sheriff and Bailiffs, saying, "He had been lately before the House of Lords, and he knew the Way thither again."
Foster et al. reprimanded
And the House ORDERED, That Rowland Powell should stand discharged from his Arrest; and that the said Thomas Foster should be brought to the Bar, and, kneeling, receive the Reprehension of the House for his saucy and insolent Words; and that he and the rest should ask the Pardon of this House and the Earl of Carlile.
They being all brought in again, the said Thomas Foster received the Reprehension of the House, and he and the rest immediately asked Pardon of the House, and the Earl of Carlile; and so were all dismissed.