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 Jovis, 3 die Aprilis.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament:
King's Answer, concerning Payment of 100£. to Oates;
The Lord Viscount Newport reported, "That the Lords with White Staves have attended His Majesty, with the Desire of this House, That He would be pleased to give Order for the speedy Payment of One Hundred Pounds to Tytus Oates, out of His Majesty's Treasury; and His Majesty's Answer is, That He had given Order for it."
and concerning Col. Fitz Patrick.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That himself, the Earl of Essex, and the Earl of Burlington, had attended His Majesty, from this House, and presented their humble Desire, that Colonel Fitz Patrick, now in Ireland, may, by His Majesty's Order, be commanded to repair forthwith to his own House there, and not to come within Twenty Miles of Dublin, or of any other Place (except his own House), where the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall at any Time reside, till further Order: And His Majesty is pleased to give this Answer, That he had given Order therein."
List of Papists in Lincoln's Inn.
The Lord Privy Seal acquainted the House, "That the Society of Lyncolnes Inne have prepared a List of the Names of such Papists as are of their Society; and have desired his Lordship to present the same to this House."
King's Answer, concerning Persons breeding up their Children Papists.
The Lord Viscount Newport reported, "That the Lords with White Staves have attended His Majesty, with the humble Desire of this House, That all such Persons who breed or suffer their Children to be bred up in the Popish Religion may, by His Majesty's Order, be put out of all public Employments, Civil and Military whereof they are now possessed; and that for the future no such Persons, nor any Person, shall be put into, or continued in, any public Employment, Civil or Military, who shall knowingly marry a Papist. And His Majesty is pleased to grant it."
E. Danby's Attainder Bill.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee of the House have been in Consideration of the Bill for the Attainder of Thomas Earl of Danby of High Treason; and have made some Amendments and Alterations therein, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Upon Report made from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the late horrid Conspiracy, "That, upon the Petition of Thomas Oakley, a Prisoner in The King's Bench, by Order of this House of the 4th of December last, for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance, their Lordships have examined his Case; and find that he is a very aged and illiterate Man, and in great Misery through Poverty, and is no Popish Priest; and that he is ready and willing to take the said Oath:"
Which being offered to the Consideration of this House, it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Oakley be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Imprisonment for the Cause aforesaid; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
L. Windsor, excused.
This Day Savage Jackman and George Mathewes deposed, upon Oath, at this Bar, "That the Lord Windsor was so sick of an Ague, that they believed he could not come to attend this House at this Time without Danger of his Life."
E. of Rochester's Privilege:
Whereas Luke Hemyngs was, by Order of this House, committed to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for arresting William Clarke, owned by the Earl of Rochester, a Peer of this Realm, to be his menial Servant (now Sitting the Parliament) contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
It appearing this Day, by the Lord Viscount Newport, "That the said Luke Hemyngs hath made his Submission for his said Offence to the Earl of Rochester, who is willing he should be released;" it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Luke Hemyngs be, and is hereby, discharged from the present Restraint he is under for his said Offence, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.