Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Martis, 19 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
L. Privy Seal.
Dux de Bolton.
Comes (fn. 1) Manchester.
Ds. Grey de Ruth.
Bill to prevent clandestine Marriages.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians, and against their untimely marrying after the Decease of their Fathers, and for preventing all clandestine Marriages for the future."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That these Lords following, before the putting the abovesaid Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissent, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative; and accordingly their Lordships do enter their Dissent following; videlicet,
"Though we approve of the Design of the Bill, yet we enter our Dissent, because we believe Marriage to be so sacred an Ordinance of GOD, that, after it is religiously contracted and consummated, it cannot be nulled.
Message to H. C. with the Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir William Lacon Childe:
To carry down the Bill for disabling Minors to marry without Consent of their Fathers or Guardians; and against their untimely marrying after the Decease of their Fathers, and for preventing all clandestine Marriages for the future; and to desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons thereunto.
Succession of the Crown, and Rights of the Subject, Bill.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas reported, "That the Judges had drawn up a Clause according to their Lordships Order Yesterday, to be made Part of the Bill for settling the Rights of the Subjects, and the Succession of the Crown."
Which was received.
His Lordship further reported the Draught of a Bill for repealing the Act which did repeal the former Act in the 16th Year of King Charles the First, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Inconveniencies happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments."
Which Bill the House receiving, caused it to be read.
Bill to revive the Triennial Act.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving a former Act, made in the 16th Year of King Charles the First, intituled, An Act for preventing of Inconveniencies happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments."
Succession of the Crown and Rights of the Subject, Bill.
Then the House was adjourned, and went into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for settling the Rights of the Subjects, and settling the Succession of the Crown.
And, the House being resumed,
The Earl of Mulgrave reported, "That the Committee have proceeded in the said Bill, and considered the Clause brought in by the Judges this Day, to which the Committee have made a little Addition; and that the Committee thinks it fit to adjourn the further Consideration of that Bill till Thursday next."
Whereupon it was ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to consider further of the Bill for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown.
ORDERED, That these Lords following are added to all the Committees:
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Thomas Morin, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing his Cause depending in this House, to which Anne Wyborne is Defendant:"
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 30th Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Thomas Morin is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Anne Wyborne, to the End she attend with her Counsel accordingly.
Dod versus Dawson.
Whereas the House had appointed to hear the Cause between Tymothy Dod Plaintiff, and William Dawson Defendant, at the Bar, on Monday the 25th Instant; it being moved, on the Behalf of William Dawson, he not being able to be ready by that Day, "That a further Day may be appointed for hearing thereof:"
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides at the Bar, on Tuesday the Third Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said William Dawson is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said (fn. 2) Tymothy Dod.
Small Tithes and Repair of Churches Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be in a Committee, upon the Bill for the more easy recovering of Small Tithes, and for the Repair of Churches:
It is ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 20um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.