Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 7 die Martii.
E. of Berkeley takes the Oaths.
Bill to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider the Bill for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Bill for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government, with the Amendment; and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Bill to reverse L. Russell's Attainder.
A Bill was brought in, intituled, "An Act for annulling and making void the Attainder of William Russell Esquire, commonly called Lord Russell;" which Bill had His Majesty's Recommendation, written in the Margin, in these Words, "William R. I do allow of the bringing in of this Bill."
Bill to remove Papists from London.
Message to H. C. with it.
E. of Rivers versus Earls of Derby and Strafford, & al.
Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable the Earl Rivers; complaining of a Dismission of his Bill in the Court of Chancery, on the 18th Day of July last past, before the then Lord Chancellor Jefferyes, to which Bill the Right Honourable the Earls of Derby and Strafford, Francis Richardson and Thomas Manne, were Defendants; and praying the Reversal of the said Dismission:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Derby, Earl of Strafford, Francis Richardson, and Thomas Manne, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer, or respective Answers, to the said Petition, on Thursday the 28th Day of March Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Earl Rivers is to cause timely Notice to be given them for that Purpose.
Eyre versus London, Eyre, & al. concerning Waste in Hope, Bradwell, & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Heath Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General of the Dutchy of Lancaster, as well on the Part and Behalf of the King's most Excellent Majesty, as well by the Relation of Sir James Boteler Knight, Attorney General of the Queen Dowager, as on Behalf of the said Queen, and the Right Honourable Phillip Earl of Chesterfield, the Right Honourable Henry Earl of Clarendon, and the Honourable William Mountagu Esquire, surviving Trustees of Her said Majesty, and Thomas Eyre Esquire; shewing, "That a Decree was made in the Dutchy, in June, 1684, for the Relator Eyre and his Heirs to have a Moiety of the Waste Ground, in the Towns of Hope, Bradwell, and Wormhill, against Anthony Londen, Humphrey Thornhill, Thomas Fletcher, Thomas Eyre Esquire (fn. 1) of Hassop, William Juge Esquire, Adam Bagshaw Gentleman, Richard Bower, Nicholas Stones, Thomas Balgay, Henry Balgay, Nicholas Thornhill, John Wagstaff, John Boking, John Hurler, Robert Hallom, George Hallom, George Bagshaw, Anthony Hall, and others, Defendants, and their Heirs; which Decree was by this most Honourable House, on the 14th Day of November, 1685, affirmed: And complaining, that contrary to the said Decree and Affirmation of this House, the then Chancellor of the Dutchy did, on the 24th of November last past, make an Order for a new Division of the said Lands in the Towns of Hope and Bradwell, by a Commission for Surveyors; and praying the Reversal of the said Order and Commission:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Robert Phillips Esquire, late Chancellor of the Dutchy, and the said Anthony Longden, Humphry Thornhill, Thomas Fletcher, Rowland Eyre, Son and Heir of the said Thomas Eyre of Hassop, William Juge, Adam Bagshaw, Richard Bower, Nicholas Stones, Thomas Balgay, Henry Balgay, Nicholas Thornhill, John Wagstaffe, John Boching, John Hurler, Robert Hallom, George Hallom, George Bagshaw, and Anthony Hall, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer, or respective Answers, to the said Petition, in Writing, on Thursday the 28th Day of March Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Sir John Heath and Thomas Eyre, and others, the Plaintiffs, are to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendants for that Purpose.
Message from H. C. with the Bill to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act.
Who returned the Bill sent down this Morning with an Amendment, for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as he shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government: to which Amendment the Commons agree.
Downing to be attached for printing a Paper against L. Grey of W.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of the said William Downing, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 8um diem Martii, 1688/9;, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.