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 Lunæ, 3 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
E. of Peterborough's Bill.
The Earl of Rochster reported, "That the Committee have considered the Act to make good a Recovery suffered by the Earl of Peterborough and the Lord Mordaunt; and have heard all Persons therein concerned; and their Opinion is, that it may pass as it is, with the adding of a Proviso."
Which Proviso being read Twice, the House agreed with the Opinion of the Committee; and ordered the said Bill to be engrossed, with the Proviso.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better assuring the Manor of Silton, and divers other Lands and Tenements in Silton, in the County of Salop, unto Joseph Soley Gentleman, and his Heirs."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Benefices of Papists to vest in the Universities, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to invest in the Two Universities, Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for the Manor of Silton is.
Lords Leave to go beyond Sea.
The Duke of Northumberland hath Leave to go beyond the Seas, upon His Majesty's Service.
The Duke of Ormond hath Leave to go beyond the Seas, being employed in His Majesty's Service.
Bill to take away the Court of the Marches of Wales.
The Speaker reported what was said, by Counsel, at the Bar, upon Occasion of the Bill brought from the House of Commons, for taking away the Court in the Marches of Wales; as also what was said, by Counsel, for the continuing the said Court.
And, after a long Debate, the said Bill was ordered to be read the Second Time.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away the Court, holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Walles."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to consider thereof; and send for and hear all such Persons, and receive all Informations concerning the same, as they shall think fit; and afterward to report their Opinions thereupon to the House.
Pilkington versus Bolsworth, in Error.
Whereas, by virtue of Their Majesties Writ of Error returnable into the House of Peers in Parliament assembled, a Record of the Court of King's Bench was brought into this House, on the 17th Day of May last, with the Transcript thereof, wherein Judgement is entered for Edmond Bolsworth against Thomas Pilkington, late of Southwarke, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, now Sir Thomas Pilkington Lord Mayor of London; upon which Errors were assigned and Issue joined, and this Day Counsel heard at the Bar, to argue the Errors thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given for the said Edmond Bollesworth, against the said Thomas Pilkington now Lord Mayor, be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Transcript of the said Record, wherein Judgement is entered as aforesaid, be remitted.
The Tenor of which Judgement follows:
"Postea, scilicet, 17° Die Maii, Anno Regni Domini Will'i et Dominæ Mariæ nunc Regis et Reginæ Angliæ, &c. Primo, Transcript. Record. et Process. præd. inter Partes præd. cum omnibus ea tangen. Prætextu cujusdam Brevis de Errore corrigend. per præsat. Thomam Pilkington in Præmiss. prosecut. dicto Domino Regi et Dominæ Reginæ, in præsenti Parliamento præd. Cur. dict. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ hic transmiss. suit; præd. Thom. Pilkington, in eadem Cur. Parliam. comparens, diversas Causas et Materias pro Erroribus in Record. et Process. præd. pro Revocatione et Adnullatione Judicii præd. assign.; et postea, scilicet, 3° Die Junii, Anno dict. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ supradict. in præd. Cur. Parliament. præd. visis et per Cur. ibidem diligent. examinar. et plenius intellect. tam Record. et Process. præd. ac Judicio super eisdem reddit. quam præd. Error. superius assignat. pro eo quod videtur Cur. Parliament. præd. quod Record. ill. in nullo vitiosum aut defectivum existit. et quod in Record. ill. in nullo fuit Errat. ideo ad tunc et ibidem consideratum est per eandem Cur. Parliam. præd. quod Judic. præd. in omnibus affirmetur, et in omni suo Robore stet et Effectu."
Quarrel between E. Oxon and E. Huntingdon.
The Earl Marshal acquainted the House, "That he understanding there was like to be a Quarrel between Two Lords of this House, he thought it his Duty to prevent their Meeting; the Persons were the Earl of Oxon and the Earl of Huntingdon, who have engaged themselves to be present here this Day."
The Earl of Oxon confessed, "They were Words of Heat which fell from him; and he so far from having any Malice, that he hath not thought of them since; and declared he had no Ill-will towards the Earl of Huntingdon; and begged Pardon of this House for what he had done."
These Lords withdrew themselves several Ways.
And being called in again to their Places, the Speaker did tell them, "That the House did command them both to acquiesce and proceed no further in this Business, as they will answer the contrary to this House."
To which Command of the House, they both declared their Obedience.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 4um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 4th Day of July, 1689,
North & Grey.