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, 14 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bolithon reprimanded for Stoppages in the Streets.
Mr. Bolithon, Deputy Steward of Westm'r, was sent for in; and told by the Speaker, "That the Lords meet with Stoppages in the Streets, notwithstanding their Order to the contrary; and that the House expects that Care be taken to prevent the like Stoppages again."
He promised to take Care to prevent the like for the future.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Christy and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and for the Repair of Churches;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert Their Majesties Service."
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 Sir Adam Oatley:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
L. Stawell takes his Seat.
This Day John Lord Stawell sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Ralph Lord Stawell.
His Writ bears Date the 14° Die Novembris, 1° Gul. et Mariæ.
And he took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Earls of Westmerland and Clare excused.
This Day William Whitwell and Robert Sherard attested, upon Oath, at the Bar, "That the Earl of Westm'land is in such an ill Condition of Health, that he is not able to attend this House."
Upon which, his Lordship is excused.
This Day Phineas Andrews and William Awton attested, upon Oath, at the Bar, "That the Earl of Clare is so ill and lame, that he is not able to travel."
Upon which, his Lordship is excused.
Succession of the Crown, and Rights of the Subject, Bill.
2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown," shall be, and is hereby, committed to a Committee of the whole House; on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Judges sent for, and reprimanded for not attending.
The Judges not being present; it was ORDERED, That all the Judges be sent for into Westm'r Hall presently, and reprimanded for their not Attendance daily in the House.
Who being come; the Speaker acquainted them, "That the Lords expected their daily Attendance."
Non obstantes, for legulating.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do prepare a Bill for regulating Non obstantes, with all convenient Speed.
Petyt to have the Salary Prynne had, as Keeper of the Records in The Tower.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee appointed to examine the Irregularities in Westm. Hall, "That an Address be made to the King, that, for the Good of the King and Kingdom, Mr. Petyt may have the Salary Mr. Prin had settled on him, and a present Consideration to enable him to keep Clerks to make new Calendars, to make the Office of Records in The Tower more useful."
Hereupon the House made the following Address:
Address to the King, for that Purpose.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do represent to Your Majesty, That the Office of Records in The Tower, which is of so great Importance to the Government, is at present in great Disorder and Confusion; and that Wm. Petyt Esquire is the most knowing Man, and the most able to restore them to such a Method as may be most useful to the Subject; in the doing which, there will be Necessity for many Clerks to assist, which will very much increase the Charge: In Consideration whereof, and forasmuch as the said Wm. Petyt Esquire hath been very serviceable to Your Majesty and the Government, in being an Assistant to this House the last Session of this Parliament, which they did lay before Your Majesty in his Behalf; they do now again humbly recommend him to Your Majesty's Favour, that he may have such Encouragement for the Performance of the Office of Records, as may be equal to the Employment, as well as to his Deservings."
ORDERED, That the Right Honourable the Lord Marquis of Hallifax Lord Privy Seal, his Grace the Duke of Bolton, and the Earl of Macclesfeild, do wait on His Majesty, from this House, with the Address for William Petyt Esquire.
Presgrave versus Sherman.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of William Presgrave Esquire, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing his Cause depending in this House, whereunto Thomas Sherman is Defendant:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday the 22th of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said William Presgrave is to cause Notice to be given to the said Thomas Sherman, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Coke versus Cobb.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Sir Wm. Cobb, Defendant to the Appeal of the Lady Anne Coke, depending in this House, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the said Cause:"
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 Saturday the Twenty-third of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Crech versus Maundrell.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Crech; shewing, That he hath a Petition of Appeal depending in this House, to which Robert Maundrell and others, Defendants, were, by Order of the 27th of June last, to put in an Answer or Answers thereunto on the IIth of July following, which they have not yet done; and praying an Order for their so doing:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Maundrell and others, Defendants, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Henry Crech is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Robert Maundrell and the others, Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 15um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.