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 Mercurii, 20 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with the Count. of Lincoln's Nat. Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jonathan Trelawny Knight and others; who brought up the Bill for the Naturalization of the Countess of Lyncolne and others, sent down from this House; in which the Commons have added a Proviso, and desire their Lordships Concurrence thereunto.
The Proviso was read Twice in Paper, and Agreed to; and then the Third Time, engrossed, read.
The Question being put, "Whether this Proviso shall be made Part of this Bill?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to them, that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Lowe and Sir Miles Coke:
To let them know, that the Lords do agree to the Proviso now brought up, to be added to the Bill for naturalizing the Countess of Lyncolne and others.
His Majesty sitting in His Regal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Robes (the Peers being likewise in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded by His Majesty to give Notice to the House of Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently, with their Speaker."
Which they did accordingly; and he, after a short Speech, humbly presented His Majesty with a Bill, intituled,
"1. An Act for raising Money, by a Poll and otherwise, to enable His Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King, and for prohibiting several French Commodities."
To which Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words,
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bon Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
Then His Majesty proceeded, and gave His Royal Assent to these Bills following:
"An Act for Continuance of Two former Acts, for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England."
To which the Royal Assent was given, in these Words,
"Le Roy le veult."
"An Act for ascertaining and establishing the Interest of the Lord and Copyhold Tenants of the Manors of West Derby and Wavertree, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, in relation to their Fines and Commons."
"An Act to enable the Guardian of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Warwicke and Holland to make Leases of several Messuages herein after mentioned, during his Minority, rendering the improved Rent."
"An Act to enable the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Morley and Mounteagle, Baron of Rye, to make Sale of the Manor of Farleton, and certain Lands and Hereditaments in Farleton, in the County of Lancaster, for Payment of Debts."
"An Act to enable the Trustees of Brian Viscount Cullen, 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."
"An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money upon Cobham House and Parke."
"An Act to enable Sir John Cotton Baronet to dispose of a Messuage called St. Germans, and Lands therewith used, near St. Albans, in the County of Hertford, and to settle other Lands in Lieu thereof."
"An Act to supply the Defects in a Deed of Settlement made by John Coke Esquire, deceased, and for altering a Trust in Part of the Estate of Robert Coke Esquire."
"An Act for Confirmation of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the 24th Day of February, A° Regni Regis Car. 2di 27°, in a Cause between Sir Francis Rodes Baronet, since deceased, and Dame Martha his Wife, and William Thornton his Guardian, and John Thornton and the said Cyprian Thornton Defendants, of several Conveyances and Assurances made by the said Sir Francis Rodes in Pursuance thereof, as well for Payment of his Debts, as for Provision for his Wife and Children."
"An Act to enable Thomas Thynne, of Longeleate, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, to settle a Jointure on a Wife, of certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, therein mentioned."
"An Act for discharging the Manor of Winsteed, 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."
"An Act for the settling of certain Lands belonging to William Gery, of Bushmead, in the County of Bedford, Esquire, upon Trustees, to besold, for the Payment of Debts."
"An Act for vesting certain Manors and Lands of Edward Bedell, of Woodrising, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, in certain Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts, and for raising of Portions for Diana Bedell, Isabella Bedell, and Anne Bedell, Infants, Daughters of the said Edward Bedell, and for such other Children as shall hereafter be begotten by the said Edward Bedell upon the Body of Isabella Bedell, his now Wife."
"An Act to enable Francis Brend Esquire, the furviving Son and Issue Male of Sir Mathew Brend Knight, deceased, to sell certain Lands, for the raising of Three Thousand Pounds, for the Portions of Frances and Elizabeth Brend, the Daughters of Thomas Brend Esquire, deceased, late Elder Brother of the said Francis Brend."
To which Private Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words,
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
After this, His Majesty said to this Effect:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
I am so zealous for the Good of the Nation, that it shall be your Fault, and not Mine, if all be not done as should be for the Honour and Safety of it: And I must tell you, there must be no Time lost."
The Committee for the Bill concerning Servants and Highways are to meet this Afternoon.
Dennies versus Frazier and Dennies.
ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, upon the Petition of Francis Denyes and the Answer of Sir Alexander Frazier, depending in this House, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Frances Denyes is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Sir Alexander Frazier for that Purpose.
Serjeant versus Serjeant.
Whereas this Day was appointed to hear Counsel, in the Cause upon the Appeal of William Serjeant and Jane his Wife, and the Answers of Jane Serjeant Widow and Henry Parker, depending in this House, which, by reason of Public Business intervening, could not come on:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, in the said Cause, peremptorily, on Tuesday the Twenty-sixth of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, and no other Business to intervene; and hereof both the said Parties are to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Forster & al. versus Armorer & al.
Upon reading the Petition of John Forster Esquire, Robert Clarke, George Clarke, and others, being an Appeal from a Decree made by Sir John Otway, the present Chancellor of the Court of Chancery for the County Palatine of Durham, on the Behalf of Thomas Armorer, Jane Pringle, Bryan Grey, and others, concerning some Estates settled by Thomas Carr Esquire, deceased, Lord of the Manor of Cornehill, in the said County of Durham, and other Matters in the said Petition set forth, and praying that they may be relieved by this House against the said Decree:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, upon the said Petition, on Wednesday the Tenth of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners or some of them are to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Thomas Armorer, Jane Pringle, Bryan Grey and Elizabeth his Wife, in the said Petition mentioned, who may have a Copy of the said Petition, and be heard by Counsel also to make their Defence at the Time aforesaid; and further, that all Proceedings to be had upon the said Decree complained of be stayed till the further Order of this House be declared thereupon.
Cusack versus L. Dungannon.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cusack Gentleman; shewing, "That, according to an Order of the One and Thirtieth of January last, he did cause Notice to be given to the Lord Dungannon, of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Nicholas Bolton, to appear and put in their Answer (within One Month after Notice) to his Petition against them, depending in this House; which Month is past, and no Answer yet put in; and therefore praying, that a Day may be appointed for hearing his Cause:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar on Tuesday the Ninth Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said John Cusack is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Lord Dungannon by his Guardian, and Nicholas Bolton, or their Agent here in England, for the said Cause.
Hubert versus Porter.
Upon reading the Petition of Abraham Hubert, Son, Heir, and Executor of Hugh Hubert Esquire, deceased, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the 8th of April, 25° Car. 2di, on the Behalf of George Porter Esquire, concerning the Redemption of a Mortgage of the Manor of Alfarthing, in Surrey; and praying the Relief of this House thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Porter may have a Copy of the said Petition, to which he is hereby required to put in an Answer in Writing on or before Monday the 25th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the Petitioner cause timely Notice to be given to the said George Porter for that Purpose.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 21um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.