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, 7 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Watts, Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing William Watts."
Bill to reverse Walcot's Attainder.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reversing the Attainder of Thomas Walcot Gentleman."
Address to the King, for the Grounds of L. Griffin's Commitment.
His Majesty having communicated to this House the Commitment of the Lord Griffin:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be made to His Majesty, "That He would be pleased to communicate to the House the Grounds and Reasons His Majesty had for the Commitment of the said Lord Griffin;" and that the Earl of Shrewsbury do present the said Address to His Majesty.
Derham and Edwards versus Duvall.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Sir Richard Derham Knight and Baronet, and Sir John Edwards Knight, from several Decrees made in the High Court of Chancery, in a Cause wherein John Duvall Esquire and Elizabeth his Wife (commonly called Viscountess Purbecke) and others are Complainants, against the said Sir Rich'd Derham and Sir John Edwards and others Defendants; and praying, that the said John Duvall and the Lady Purbeck his Wife, and their Trustees, Complainants in Chancery in the said Cause, may be ordered to answer the said Appeal, and that all Proceedings of Mr. Duvall and his Wife in Chancery may be stayed:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Duvall and the Lady Purbecke his Wife and others may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on Thursday the 21th Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings of the said Mr. Duvall and his Wife in the Court of Chancery shall be, and are hereby, stayed; whereof the said Sir Richard Derham and Sir John Edwards, and the others Petitioners, are to cause timely Notice to be given to the said John Duvall and Lady Purbecke his Wife and others Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Peers, whether they shall be heard, on their Petition, concerning their Commitment.
This House being moved, "That, upon the Commitment of any Peer of this Realm, the Peer, upon his Petition to this House, shall be for the future heard, as to the Merits of his Commitment:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Parliaments do bring into this House, on Saturday next, the Journal of this House wherein the Lord Delamer's Case is; at which Time the House will take the said Motion into Consideration.
Irregularities in the Courts in Westminster Hall to be redressed.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords of the Committee for Privileges, to enquire into what Irregularities there are in the Courts in Westm. Hall, and what is fit to be regulated and redressed; whose Lordships, or any Five of them, are to meet on Saturday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and are to report to the House; and may adjourn as they please.
Petit to attend the Committee for that Purpose.
ORDERED, That William Petyt Esquire do, on Saturday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers, attend the Lords Committees, who are appointed to enquire into what Irregularities are in the Courts in Westminster Hall, and what is fit to be redressed.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 8um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.