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 Sabbati, 6 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day Foulke Lord Brooke and Edward Lord Ward took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Berkeley and the Lord Colepeper are added to the Committee for the Journal Book.
Bill for Payment of Small Tithes, &c.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Payment of Church Rates, Small Tithes, and other Church Duties, and for the better passing of Churchwardens Accompts, and regulating of Parishes.
E. of Winchilsea excused.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Winchilsea is excused from his Attendance on this House for some Time, to recover his Health, having His Majesty's Leave.
Bateman versus Foote.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Bateman; shewing, "That he hath served Sir Thomas Foote with the Order of this House, for putting in an Answer to his Petition, which he hath not yet done:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Thomas Foote be, and is hereby, required peremptorily to put in an Answer thereunto, on Wednesday the 11th of June Instant.
Stickland versus Coker.
Whereas this House enlarged the Time for Robert Coker to put in an Answer to the Petition of John Stickland, he being in the Country afar off; and now being informed he is in Town:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Coker of Maypowder be, and is hereby, required to put in an Answer thereunto within One Week next after Notice given him for that Purpose.
Deeping Fens Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for incorporating the Undertakers for the Draining of Deeping Fens."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Accordingly the House was adjourned into a Committee presently.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have entered into some Consideration of the Bill concerning Deeping Fenns, but do desire to meet again on Thursday come Sevennight; in the mean Time, that Notice be given by the Sheriff of Lyncolneshire, at Stamford and Spalding, and the several Churches within Deeping Feens, that this Bill will be taken into further Consideration on Thursday Sevennight, at Ten of the Clock; at which Time all Persons concerned may be (fn. 1) heard for or against the said Bill."
Hereupon the House ordered as follows:
Sheriff of Lincolnshire to give Notice of the Commitment of it.
"Upon the Second Reading of the Bill for draining Deeping Fens: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriff for the County of Lyncolne do give Notice, at the Towns of Stamford and Spalding, and the several Churches within Deeping Fen, that the said Bill will be taken into further Consideration on Thursday the 18th Day of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock; at which Time all Persons concerned may be heard what they have to say for or against the same."
E. of Powis' Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rebuilding the House of the Earl of Powis, in Lyncoln's Inn Felds, lately demolished by Fire."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
D. of Beaufort.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes (fn. 2) Huntingdon.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler W.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; and to adjourn as they please.
Janoway & al. versus Bedford & al.
This House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing a Cause depending in this House, wherein William Janoway and his Wife and Robert Dickins are Plaintiffs, and Thomas Bedford and others Defendants:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel at the Bar, upon the said Petitions and Answer, on Monday the 15th of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said William Janoway is to cause Notice to be given to the said Thomas Bedford and others Defendants, to the End they may attend at the said Hearing accordingly.
Dacres versus Chute.
Upon Report made from the Committee for Petitions, "That they have heard Counsel for the Lady Dacres upon her Petition referred unto them by the House, as also the Counsel of Mr. Chute, complained of in the said Petition; and, upon Consideration thereof, their Lordships are of Opinion, that the Cause is not fit to be heard at the Bar:"
After Debate hereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lady Dacres do enter into a Recognizance of One Hundred Pounds, to abide the Judgement of this House; and that this House will hear Counsel, at the Bar, upon the said Petition of the Lady Dacres on Saturday the 13th of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; before which Time, Challoner Chute may put in an Answer to the said Petition, if he think fit, and be heard also by his Counsel at the Time aforesaid, as likewise concerning any Matter in his Petition concerning the Decrees complained of; to which Petition the Lady Dacres may put in her Answer before the Time, if she think fit; but neither Side are to be heard concerning any Orders of the Court of Chancery which are not yet drawn up.
Dowager Ly. Pawlet versus Lord Pawlet.
A Petition of the Lady Pawlet was offered, and read, to be exchanged and stand in this House instead of her former Petition:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Defendants have Notice hereof, and a Copy delivered them by the Lady Pawlet, gratis; and that it be filed instead of the former.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, decimum diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.