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 Sabbati, 5 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Clergy to subscribe the Declaration, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act requiring all Ecclesiastical Persons to make and subscribe the Declaration therein mentioned."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Nine in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
L. Mohun's Bill.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Trustees of the Manors and Lands of Charles Lord Mohun to fell Timber, and to make Leases, for Payment of his and his Father's Debts, and to raise a Portion for his Daughter."
Otes's Complaint of a Book.
The Earl of Clarendon reported, "That this Morning Mr. Oates made a Complaint to the Lords Committees for Examinations, of a Book lately printed, pretending to be Examinations taken by Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey, wherein Mr. Oates conceives himself much injured, it being dispersed abroad."
Bp. of Ely's Complaint against Sydway.
The Lord Bishop of Ely complained to this House, of an Information made this Morning before the Lords Committees for Examinations, by one Mr. Sidway, which was very derogatory to himself and some of the Lords the Bishops; and therefore praying, "That the House would hear the Business, and do them Justice upon the said Sidway:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That this House will take this Business out of the Hands of the Committee for Examinations; and that the said Mr. Sidway shall have Notice to attend this House on Monday Morning next, at which Time this House will examine this Business.
Upon this Occasion, the House made the following Order:
Information concerning any Lord to be immediately laid before the House.
"It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Informations offered to the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, wherein any Member of this House shall be concerned, be immediately brought into the House, by the said Lords Committees, at the next Sitting of this House; and that the Witness, or Party informing, be likewise required to attend the House at the same Time."
Sir Edward Turner and Gardiner versus Ly. Turner.
Whereas there is a Petition of Appeal of Sir Edward Turner Knight, and Anne Gardiner Widow, depending in this House, to which Dame Mary Turner hath put in an Answer:
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, upon the said Petition and Answer, on Wednesday the 30th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Dame Mary Turner for that Purpose.
State of Ireland.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider further of the Security of the Kingdom of Ireland.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee are of Opinion, That Provision be made in the Bill to be prepared relating to Ireland, for remedying the practising of Lawyers that are Papists; and that no Person be Clerk of the Peace, or Under Sheriff there, without taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and making and subscribing the Declaration.
"Also that it be added to the Address agreed to the other Day, That His Majesty will be pleased to give Order that an Account may be transmitted hither of the Names of the Guardians, and the Security entered into for the Education of Children in Ireland in the Protestant Religion, with the Names of the said Children; expressing respectively which have been educated Protestants, and which Papists.
"Also that His Majesty will be pleased to give Order to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to put the Laws there in Execution to the utmost against all Jesuits, and such other Popish Priests as exercise Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction after the Romish Manner in Ireland."
Which Report being made and read, the House agreed to.
L. Awdley, Leave to stay in Town.
The House being moved, "That James Lord Awdley, One of the Peers of this Realm, may have Leave to stay some Time in Town, to attend some Business of Importance to him; and for that Purpose may be permitted to come into His Majesty's Court at Whitehall:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Awdley be, and is hereby, authorized to stay in the Cities of London and Westm. or either of them, for effecting the said Business, for the Space of Thirty Days from the Date of this Order; and to come to Whitehall for that Purpose, if His Majesty shall be pleased to give him License so to do.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 7um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined, this 10th of April, 1679, by us,
Tho. Bp. of Lincolne.