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 Mercurii, 20 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
L. Privy Seal.
Dux Norff. et Comes Maresc.
Dux de Bolton.
Ds. Grey de Ruth.
Ds. (fn. 1) Granvill.
Witnesses to be examined by the Committee for Inspections.
Sir James Forbes, Richard Normansell, Edward Trotman, and Henry Wilkinson, took their Oaths at the Bar, in order to give their Informations to the Committee for Inspections.
Small Tithes and Repair of Churches, Bill.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider the Bill for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and the Repair of Churches.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Delamer reported, "That the Committee of the House have been in Consideration of the Bill for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes; wherein they have made some Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
The which Amendments were read.
The Clause added at the Committee (3d Sk. 21 L.) was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in this Clause?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and the Repair of Churches."
A Rider was offered to the House.
Which being read;
The Question being put, "Whether this Rider now read shall be made a Part of this Bill?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass into a Law?"
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 Mr. Metwin:
To carry down the Bill for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and the Repair of Churches; in which the Lords have made some Amendments, to which their Lordships do desire the Concurrence of the Commons.
Windham versus Windham.
Upon reading the Petition of Edmund Windham; shewing, "That, by Order of this House, the Defen dants (fn. 2) were to give your Petitioner, or his Solicitor, a true and perfect Copy of the stated Accompt in Question; that the Defendants were served with this Order; and thereupon they delivered the Petitioner's Solicitor a Paper, as a true Copy of the Accompt, without producing the Original; and praying the original Paper, which he relies on as a stated Accompt, (fn. 3) into the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Dame Anne Windham Widow, Respondent, do deliver, or cause to be delivered, To-morrow, by Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, to John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, or his Deputy, the original Paper, as the stated Accompt which was signed by the Petitioner's Grandfather, and proved in Chancery; that so the Petitioner, or his Solicitor, may examine the Copy delivered with the Original, and have the Copy attested by the said Clerk or his Deputy.
Pelham versus Cloudesly.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Polham Esquire; shewing, "That Thomas Dcane, of London, Merchant, made his Will in May 1682, and thereby devised all his Manors and Lands, in the County of Buck: and elsewhere, unto George Pelham Esquire, and to the Heirs of his Body; and that, in 1685, Paulc Clowdesley, William Cherard, Richard Cooper, and Adam Cooke, pretended Creditors to the said Thomas Deanc, exhibited their Bill in Chancery against the said Geo. Pelham; and complaining of a Decree made by the said Chancellor Jeffryes the 19th Day of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-six, wherein the Real as well as the Personal Estate is subjected to the Payment of all the Testator's Debts, as in the Petition is set forth; and praying Relief therein:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Paule Clowde'ley, William Cherard, Richard Cooper, and Adam Cooke, and others, Defendants, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto in Writing, on Saturday the 30th Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Charles Pelham is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Irregularities in Westm. Hall.
The House being moved, from the Committee appointed to inspect the Irregularities in Westm. Hall, that the Power of the said Committee may be enlarged:
Irregularities in the Courts of the Grand Sessions of Wales.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges of the Grand Sessions in Wales do give an Account of their Officers Fees: And the Committee hath hereby Power to examine the Irregularities in their Courts, and that they recommend Two or Three Clerks of each Court to bring in upon Oath the ancient Fees; and also that they send to the Judges of each Bench in Westm. Hall, to recommend to the Committee, Two or Three Clerks of each Court, that may be sworn at the Bar of the House, in order to be examined to the respective Fees of each Court, and to give in, upon Oath, the ancient Fees of the said Courts to the Committee; whose Lordships have hereby Power to send for and examine such Persons concerning the Business referred to them, as they shall think fit.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 21um diem instantis Novembris, 1689, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 10 Day of January 1689/90,
North & Grey.