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, 2 die Martii.
Bill to prevent unnecessary Delays in Law.
Message to H. C. with it.
Sir F. Compton's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An explanatory and supplemental Act, for the better enabling Sir Francis Compton to make Sale and dispose of the Manor of Hamerton, or any Part thereof, in the County of Huntington."
Bill to naturalize Englishmens Children born Abroad.
Augmentations to small Vicarages, &c. Bill.
Sir E. Hungerford's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Edward Hungerford, Knight of the Bath, to make Leases for Years of Hungerford House, in The Strand, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Feilds, in the County of Midd. and of certain Houses and Tenements thereunto adjoining."
Reneu & al. Nat. Bill.
New Buildings in London, to prevent the Increase of, Bill.
Bill for further securing the Protestant Religion.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for further securing the Protestant Religion, by Education of the Children of the Royal Family therein, and providing for the Continuance of a Protestant Clergy."
Bill for more effectual Conviction of Popish Recusants.
Bill for better Observation of the Sabbath, &c.
Cirencester Hundreds Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming an Agreement concerning the Execution and Return of Writs, within the Seven Hundreds of Cyrencester, in the County of Gloucester." ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
E. of Anglesey's Privilege: Meldrum his Servant arrested.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Bryan Wade, "That Robert Meldrum, Servant to the Earl of Anglesey Lord Privy Seal, is arrested, sitting the Parliament, by Richard Cole Serjeant of the Mace, and Hammond his Yeoman, at the Suit of Mr. Cannon of Dublin, prosecuted by Mr. John Adams his Attorney, and is detained in the Prison of The Counter, in The Poultrey, in London, notwithstanding the Protection of the Lord Privy Seal given to the said Robert Meldrum:"
Adams & al. to be attached.
All which being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Adams, Richard Cole, and Hammond, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, for their said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Whereas Robert Meldrum, Servant to the Earl of Anglesey Lord Privy Seal, is arrested, and now detained in the Prison of The Counter, in The Poultry, in London, at the Suit of Mr. Cannon, now sitting the Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said, Robert Meldrum be forthwith set at Liberty, and discharged from his said Imprisonment; and this Order shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Precedency of Peers Sons.
Whereas, in some Commissions of the Peace and other Commissions, the Eldest Sons of Viscounts, the Younger Sons of Earls, and the Eldest Sons of Barons, have been of late ranked by the Clerks who write those Commissions after Privy Counsellors who are not Lords, and after Judges; the House being moved, "That, for the future, there may be Care taken for the ranking them in all Commissions in such Order as belongeth to their respective Qualities:"
For Redress thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, and all other Clerks out of whose Offices such Commissions do issue, do take Care that, in the engrossing of all such Commissions, the said Eldest Sons of Viscounts, the Younger Sons of Earls, and Eldest Sons of Barons, may have the same Precedency as hath been allowed to them upon other Occasions.