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 Lunæ, 10 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Meade, a Protection, to prosecute a Writ of Error.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mathew Meade, who hath sued out a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament, for bringing a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench against him into this House, shall have the Protection of this House, during this Session, for prosecuting his said Writ of Error while it shall be depending.
Marquis of Worcester Privilege, Meredith & al. to be attached for entering on his Lordship of Chepstow.
Upon Complaint made to this House, and Oath made at the Bar, by Christopher Harris, "That Howell Meredith, Thomas Blethin, Nathan Rogers, Edward Kemyes, Phillip Edward, John Kemyes, and Feild of Penhouse, on several Days in May last, in Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the said Privilege, did, in a riotous Manner, with divers other Persons, enter into the Lordship of Chepstowe, in the County of Monmouth, belonging to the Marquis of Worcester, a Peer of this Realm, and carry away his Wood cut in his Chase there, called Wentwood Chace:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy or Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Howell Meredith, Thomas Blethin, Nathan Rogers, Edward Kemeyes, Phillip Edward, John Kemeys, and Feild of Penhouse, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir George Charnock Knight, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Benyon versus Bullingham, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of George Benyon Esquire, One of the Gentlemen in Ordinary of His Majesty's Privy Chamber; complaining of a Breach of Privilege committed by John Bullingham (pretending Title to some Stone Quarries, Part of the Inheritance of the said George Benyon, who hath (sitting the Parliament) while the said George Benyon was actually attending on His Majesty's Person) got a Judgement against his own Ejector, upon Default of the said George Benyon's not appearing; and praying that the said John Bullingham and his Agents may be summoned to answer for the same:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Bullingham, Andrew Burton, George Dodson, and Robert Goodhall, be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer to the said Complaint, on Monday the 17th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Limiting Time for bringing in Appeals.
The House took into Consideration the Limiting of a Time for bringing in Appeals into this House in Matters of Equity; and, after a long Debate, the House appointed a Committee of Lords, to consider of and prepare a Draught of an Order, to be offered to this House, concerning the Limiting the Time of bringing Appeals from Inferior Courts into this House, pursuant to the Debate had this Day, and other Matters in the said Debate, relating to the Hearing of Causes at the Bar; and to make Report thereof to this House.
The Names of the Lords Committees are as follow:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Lord Privy Seal's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Clerk of the Crown, &c. to attend with Books of Entry of Patents.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, and the Clerk of the Petty Bag, and such other Clerks as keep any such Books, or their Deputies, be, and are hereby, required to attend this House, with their respective Books of Entry of Patents entered in or about the 17th Year of King James, on Wednesday next, being the 12th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Feversham, the Lord Viscount Mountagu, and the Lord Delawar, are added to the Committee for Privileges.
Darrell versus Whitchcot.
ORDERED, That the Replication of Marmaduke Darrell, to the Answer of Sir Paul Whichcot, be read on Thursday next.
Sir John Weld's Bill to be read the Third Time on Wednesday next.
Lawrence versus Berney.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Counsel at the Bar, on both Parts, in the Cause depending in this House, between Thomas Laurance and others Plaintiffs by Petition, and John Berney Defendant, on Thursday the 13th Day of this Instant June:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hearing is hereby put off to Monday the 17th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Parties are hereby to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 12um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.