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, 7 die Junii.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill on the Behalf of John Fortescue, for the executing certain Trusts devolved upon Infants; and, having heard all Parties concerned, have thought fit to offer some Amendments to the Consideration of this House."
Beaumont and MoseChurches Bill.
Butter and Cheese Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for the Encouragement of Dealers in Butter and Cheese do offer some Amendments to their Lordships Consideration, as they conceive fit to be made to that Bill."
The Earl of Huntingdon reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for the selling the Rectory of Westerham, for paying the Debts of Edward Gresham; and have made some Amendments therein."
Sir John Weld's Bill.
Darrell versus Whitchcot.
Villiers Claim to the Title of Viscount Purbeck.
This Day being appointed to debate the Business of the Petitioner that claims the Title of Viscount Parbecke; the House took into Consideration in what Method to proceed therein, whether upon the whole Matter together, or to divide it into Parts.
Protest against proceeding in the Case on the whole Matter.
"Before the Question was put, for proceeding in the Case of the Claim for the Title of Viscount Purbeck, Leave being asked, and given, to enter Protest if it was carried in the Affirmative; we do accordingly enter our Dissent: Because, there being Three Points arising from the Debate of the Case; the First, of Illegitimacy; the Second, concerning the Being of a Patent of Honour, which are Matters of Fact and ought to be determined before the Point of Law; which is the Third Point, concerning the extinguishing of Honour by a Fine, which by this House in a full Assembly hath been adjudged, nemine contradicente, cannot legally be done; and that we cannot, upon complicated and accumulative Questions give a Resolution; nor hath the Practice been so, but upon the Case agreed, or single Propositions, except where the House is unanimous in Judgement; whereas in this Cause they appear yet much divided.
Villiers' Claim to the Title of Viscount Purbeck: Judges to attend.
After some Time spent therein, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Consideration thereof is hereby adjourned, to be resumed on Wednesday next, being the 12th Day of this Instant June; at which Time all the Judges (except the Two Lord Chief Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer) are hereby appointed to be present in the House of Peers; and that, before that Time, His Majesty's Attorney General do bring in to this House a List of such Precedents as he urged before their Lordships in his Argument made upon the said Claim, to the End they may be ready for their Lordships Consideration at the Time aforesaid; and that Mr. Attorney General be present at the same Time.
Hubert versus Porter.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Counsel at the Bar, on both Parts, in the Cause depending in this House, between Abraham Hubert Plaintiff by Petition, and George Porter Defendant, on Wednesday next, being the 12th Instant:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hearing is hereby put off to Saturday the 15th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof both the said Parties are hereby to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel accordingly.