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 Veneris, 6 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling of Trustees to sell certain Lands of Richard Cooke deceased, to pay Debts, and to raise Portions for his Daughters."
L. Griffin bailed.
Edward Lord Griffin was this Day brought to the Bar, by the Chief Governor of The Tower, and kneeled until he was bid stand up.
Then the Speaker told him, "The Lords had thought fit, upon his Petition, to bail him;" and asked him, Who was to be his Bail?"
He named the Lord Fitzharding and Sir Justinian Isham.
Who the House accepted; and they entered into the Recognizance following:
"Memorand. quod Edwardus Dominus Griffin recognovit se debere Domino Regi et Dominæ Reginæ in Decem Mille Librarum, de Bonis et Catallis suis levari, ad Usum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ Et
"Mauricius Vicecomes Fitzharding, de Regno Hiberniæ, recognovit se debere Domino Regi et Dominæ Reginæ in Quinque Mille Librarum, de Bonis et Catallis suis levari, ad Usum dict. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ. Et
"Justinian Isham Baronet, recognovit se debere Domino Regi et Dominæ Reginæ in Quinque Mille Librarum, de Bonis et Catallis suis levari, ad Usum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ.
"The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is such, That if the said Edward Lord Griffin shall appear at the Bar of this House within One Week after Notice by the leaving the Order of this, at his House in The Mall in St. James' Parish, then this Recognizance to be void and of none Effect; else to stand in full Force and Virtue."
L. Griffin discharged from his Commitment.
Whereas the House hath this Day bailed Edward Lord Griffin:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Lord Griffin be, and is hereby, discharged from his Commitment by this House to The Tower of London; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of Their Majesties Tower of London, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Berkeley is added to the Committee for Inspections.
Coke versus Fountain & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Coke Esquire, an Infant under the Age of One and Twenty Years, by the Lady Anne Coke his Mother and Guardian; shewing, "They have an Appeal depending in this House, to which Andrew Fountaine and William Guavas are Defendants; and praying that he may have Liberty to amend his Appeal; and the same, being amended, may be revived, and received."
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Coke hath hereby Leave to amend his Appeal, or bring in a new one; and the said Appeal is hereby revived.
Thwaites versus Deye & Ux.
Whereas there is an Appeal of James Thwaytes depending in this House, to which John Deye and Frances his Wife are Defendants; the House being moved, "That Isaac Heath, Citizen and Salter of London, may be admitted to enter into a Recognizance of One Hundred Pounds, to answer such Costs as this House shall think fit, in Case the said Appeal be dismissed:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, That the said Isaac Heath shall be, and is hereby, admitted to enter into a Recognizance as aforesaid.
Edwards & al. versus Duvall.
Whereas the House hath this Day heard the Cause by Counsel on both Sides at the Bar, wherein Sir Edward Derham and Sir John Edwards are Plaintiffs, and John Duwall Defendant:
It is ORDERED, That the Speaker of this House do report the said Cause on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
A Petition was humbly presented to the House, and read.
Ly Russell's Petition, praying that the Enquiry concerning the undue Proceedings against her Husband may be prosecuted.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Rachell Lady Russell, Relict of William Lord Russell.
"Whereas Their most Gracious Majesties and both Houses of Parliament have with great Justice reversed the barbarous Attainder of her dear Lord; and whereas this Honourable House, with the like Regard to Justice to him and others, have it now under Consideration to enquire after the Advisers and Accessaries of those malicious Proceedings, and to find out the undue and irregular Practice in the Return of the Panel of the Jury:
"Your Petitioner finds herself under great Obligations of giving her humble Thanks to this Honourable House for your just and honourable Proceeding therein; and humbly petitions your Lordships, That you would be pleased effectually to pursue this just Inquisition for Blood, which you have so honourably begun.
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 7um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.