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 Sabbati, 21 die Decembris.
Norwich Court of Conscience Bill.
Bill to prevent Doubts in collecting the Public Revenue.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee of the House have considered the Bill for preventing all Doubts and Questions concerning the collecting of the Public Revenue; and the Opinion of the Committee is, that the same is fit to pass as it is, without any Amendments."
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it; and to remind them of those who did not take the Oaths in the limited Time;
To acquaint them, that this House hath passed the Bill for preventing all Doubts and Questions concerning the collecting of the Public Revenue; and to put them in Mind of the Bill for Relief of such as have not taken the Oaths within the Time limited by the Act of this present Parliament.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Suborning Witnesses against the L. Steward & al.
Message from H. C. to return the Mutiny Bill.
Who returned a Bill formerly sent to the Commons, for punishing Officers or Soldiers, and for punishing false Musters; wherein the Commons have made some Alterations, to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Ashfeild versus Ashfeild.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Richard and Anne Ashfeild, Two of the Younger Children of Sir Richard Ashfeild, by Mary his First Wife; praying, the Explanation of the Order or Judgement of this House of the 23th of July 1689, as also upon the Petition of Dorcas Lady Ashfeild put in thereunto; the Counsel on both Sides, after being heard, agreeing that these Words should be inserted in the said Order or Judgement, after the Word ["Spinster"], and before the Words ["be and are"], whereby Dorcas Lady Ashfeild's Jointure, by the Deed of 1675, is impeached as to so much as relates to the said Jointure, by the said Deed:
Upon Consideration had hereof, after the Counsel were withdrawn, and the said Judgement read with these Words inserted, the House agreed thereunto; and it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Words be inserted in the said Order and Judgement of this House.
Thwaites versus Deye & Ux.
Upon reading the Petition of James Thwaites; shewing, "That John Deye and his Wife, having obtained an Order of this House, for longer Time to answer the Plaintiff's Appeal, alledging, that his Writings were mislaid upon his Removal into the Country, and praying, that the Time prefixed by the last Order of this House may be shortened:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Deye and his Wife be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer thereunto on Tuesday the 24th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said (fn. 1) Thomas Thwaites is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said John Deye, to the End he answer accordingly.
Beake versus Berney.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Beake, an Instant of about the Age of Sixteen Years, Daughter and Executrix of Samuell Beake late of London Merchant, deceased, by Abraham Beake and John Cranemburgh, her next Friends, and Administrators of the Petitioner's said Father, during the Minority of the Petitioner, from several Decrees obtained by Richard Berney Esquire against your Petitioner's Father, and also Peter and Abraham Beake and John Crancmburgh aforesaid, made by the Lord Nottingham on the Ninth Day of February, in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, and also from a Decree made by the late Lord Chancellor Jefferyes the 27th Day of October, in the Second Year of the Reign of the late King James the Second, and praying Relief against the said Decrees; as also upon the Answer of the said Richard Berney Esquire put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on both Sides thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth Beake an Infant, put into this House by Abraham Beake and John Cranemburgh, her next Friends, and Administrators of her Father, be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees mentioned in the said Petition, made by the Lord Chancellor Nottingham and Lord Chancellor Jefferyes, from which they appealed to this House, be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to the Amendments in it.
Bill to prohibit the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 23um diem Decembris instantis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.