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, 18 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill for removing Papists from London.
The Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Committee had altered the Proviso of the House of Commons touching the Number of the Queen Dowager's Servants, and had increased the Number from Nine to Thirty."
Which the House approved of.
Message to H. C. for a Conference on it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke
To desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Matter of the last Free Conference, concerning the Bill for amoving Papists out of the Cities of London and Westminster.
The Messengers returned with this Answer:
That the Commons will give a Free Conference, as is desired.
Bill to abrogate the Oaths of Supremacy, &c.
Then the House proceeded to consider of the Remainder of the Amendments in the Bill concerning Oaths; and agreed to them as they were prepared by the Committee; and ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons, and communicate the Amendments made by the Lords to the Amendments of the Commons.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Meredith:
To deliver the Bill concerning Oaths, with the Amendments of their Lordships; and desire their Concurrence to the said Amendments.
The Commons being ready to give a Free Conference, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Free Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
Dissenters Toleration Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects, dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Merideth:
To deliver to them the Bill for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Simoniacal Promotions, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act, That the Simoniacal Promotion of one Person may not prejudice another."
Message from H. C. with the Bill for removing Papists.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Joseph Tredenham and others:
Who returned the Bill for amoving Papists out of the Cities of London and Westm.; and that the Commons do agree with their Lordships Amendments.
The Earl of Huntingdon reported, from the Lords Committees for Privileges, as follows:
Count. of Anglesey versus E. of Anglesey.
"16 Aprilis, 1689.
"By the Lords Committees for Privileges:
"ORDERED, To report the Petition of Elizabeth Countess of Anglesey, against the Earl of Anglesey her Husband, being referred by this House to their Lordships, and to make Report thereof; as also what Breach of Privilege of Parliament the said Earl had received from the Countess his Wife; do find, that the House hath sometimes thought fit to wave the Privilege of Peers of this House, upon the Particular Circumstances that appeared in those Cases; as in that of Thomas Lord Leigh and the Lady his Wife; in that of Dr. Carlton, Bishop of Chichester, concerning Payments of Parish Duties; and that of the Earl of Huntingdon's and Mr. Bernard Greenville; the House, judging the Privilege of every particular Peer to be the Privilege of the House, did therefore take upon them to dispense with the same.
"That as to the Breach of the Earl of Anglesey's Privilege, it did appear, by the Information of the Earl of Rutland and Mr. Serjeant Mountagu, that the said Earl had passed over certain Lands in Blechington, in Trust to them, for the Payment of an Annual Rent to the said Countess of Anglesey; who, being examined, did affirm, she had received the Rent from the Tenants, and had given Acquittances for the same; but, upon a Failure of Payment of the said Rent-charge, she did own she had wrote to One of the Tenants, within Privilege of Parliament, to let him know, that certain Lands, to which he might be Tenant, were made over to Trustees for her Use, which Trustees expected he should pay the Rent to them: But whether this be a Breach of Privilege, their Lordships leave to the Judgement of the House."
It was moved, "That some Lords might be desired to try and use their Endeavours to make an Accommodation between the Earl of Anglesey, in this Business:" To which Motion they both agreed.
And the Earl of Anglesey declared, "He would wave his Privilege of Parliament in this Case."
Hereupon the House named these Lords; videlicet, the Earl of Rutland, Earl of Huntingdon, Earl of Bedford, and Earl of Bridgewater, to treat and endeavour to make a Reconciliation and Agreement between the Earl of Anglesey and his Wife.
Which the Lords accepted of.
Streud versus Rodney.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Errors argued, wherein Edward Stroude is Plaintiff, and George Rodney Defendant; and also upon the Writ of Error wherein Edmond Eyer is Plaintiff, and the said George Rodney Defendant, on a Scire facias:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday the 25th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Harvey versus L. Holles.
The House being moved, "That a further Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Hervy is Plaintiff, and the Lord Holles is Defendant:"
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 Tuesday the 30th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Judges to attend.
ORDERED, That all the Judges do attend this House on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Otes versus Regem, in Error.
Whereas this Day was appointed to hear the Errors argued between Titus Otes and the King, and Titus Otes and the Duke of York:
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Agulter versus Collins.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday the 26th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, wherein Nathaniell Agutter and Mary his Wife are Plaintiffs, and Ann Collins Widow and others Defendants.
Newcomb versus Bonham.
The House being moved, "That a Day of Hearing may be appointed, to hear the Cause wherein Thomas Newcomb and Dorothy his Wife are Plaintiffs, and Thomas Bonham and Alice his Wife Defendants:"
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar of this House, on Wednesday the First Day of May next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Plaintiffs are to cause Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 19um diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.