Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Martis, 26 die Martii.
Newcomb versus Bonham.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Newcomb and Dorothy his Wife, complaining of a Decree made by the late Lord Keeper North, and a Dismission of the Petitioner's original Bill, for the Reversing of a Decree made by the Lord Chancellor Nottingham, to which Appeal Thomas Bonham and Alice his Wife are Defendants; and praying, amongst other Things, "That the said Decree or Reversal may be set aside, and that the Decree made by the Lord Chancellor Nottingham for a Redemption may be confirmed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Bonham and Alice his Wife may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers in Writing to the said Appeal, on Friday the 5th Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Thomas Newcomb is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Serle versus Clarke.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Third Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Henry Serle is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Sir Rob't Clarke, and Nicholas Barebone, and others, Defendants, to the End they may attend with their Counsel accordingly, by leaving a Copy of this Order with their Clerk in Chancery.
Williams versus Reade.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing of Counsel on both Sides, in the Cause between Walter Williams Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife, from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, wherein Edward Reade was Plaintiff, and Richard Reade the Elder and Richard Reade the Younger Defendants; and from another Decree, wherein the said Ric'd Reade the Younger, by the Name of Richard Reade of Lugwardine Esquire, was Plaintiff, and your Petitioner Elizabeth, by the Name of Elizabeth Reade Widow, was Defendant; and praying the Reversal of both the Decrees; Counsel appearing for the Plaintiff, and praying a further Day for hearing, and that they were willing to pay Costs, and also hearing the Counsel of the Defendant Reade to this Matter:
After Debate and Consideration had of this Matter, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petition and Appeal of the said Walter Williams and Elizabeth his Wife from these Decrees be, and is hereby, dismissed this House.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 27um diem instantis Martii, 1689, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.