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, 5 die Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Archbp. de Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux de Somerset.
Dux de Grafton.
Dux de Beaufort.
Dux de Bolton.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Comes Dorset, L. Chamberlain.
(fn. 1) Vicecomes Weymouth.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Message from H. C. for a Conference, on the Attainder Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Serjeant Trenchard and others:
To desire a Conference, touching the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired; and appoints the same to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
The Commons being ready for the Conference, the House appointed the former Managers of the Conference concerning this Bill, to report this Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
The Earl of Rochester reported, "That, at the Conference, Mr. Trenchard gave a List of the Names of those Witnesses that did give Evidence at the Committee, and at the Bar of the House of Commons, against those Persons that are mentioned in the Bill of Attainder, who are in Rebellion against His Majesty in Ireland; videlicet, William Watts, Mathew Gum, Bazill Purefoy, and William Dalton; and that Mr. Pyne produced these Witnesses."
Witnesses to attend, concerning the Persons attainted in the Bill.
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Pyne be required to bring the abovesaid Witnesses forthwith to this Bar, to be sworn, in order to be examined before the Lords Committees concerning the Miscarriages of the Affairs of Ireland.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Poultney and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relife of the Protestant Irish Clergy;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
King's Answer about a Proclamation for L. Griffin to appear;
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That he hath presented the humble Address to His Majesty from this House, that He would be pleased to issue out His Proclamation against the Lord Griffin; and His Majesty said, He would take Care therein as their Lordships desire."
and about Minutes of Irish Affairs.
The Earl of Nottingham reported from His Majesty, "That as to the Minutes of the Irish Affairs, in the Time of the King's taking the Government upon Him to the Time the Council Books begin, there are none."
Bill to prevent Minors clandestine Marriages.
The House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Committee in the Bill against Minors marrying.
And, upon Debate,
The Question being put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in the Amendment, in altering the Age of Minors from 18 to 21 if Sons, and from 16 to 18 if Daughters, in case of their marrying without Consent of their Fathers or Guardians?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Question being put, "Whether to agree with the Committee, in altering the Age of Minors from 16 to 18 if Sons, and from 14 to 16 if Daughters, in case of their marrying after the Decease of their Fathers, although with the Consent of their Guardians?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Bill is adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Roberts versus Mellish.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition of Marmaduk Roberts; shewing, "That his Appeal brought in (in the Name of Elizabeth Williams his now Wife) against Edward Mellish coming to be heard on the 18th of March last, in this House, it was then untruly alledged, by the Counsel then appearing for the said Edward Mellish, that the Decree appealed from was a Decree by Consent, and praying to be heard upon that single Point;" as also upon hearing Counsel for the said Edward Mellish upon that single Point:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side hereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Marmaduke Roberts (now the Husband to Elizabeth Williams) be, and is hereby, dismissed this House: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Marmaduke Roberts do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Edward Mellish, or his Solicitor, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for the Costs and Charges in attending with his Counsel in this Case.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 6um diem instantis Augusti, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 4th Day December, 1689,
North & Grey.