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, 3 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Brooke takes the Oaths.
This Day Fulk Lord Brooke took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, versus D. of South'ton.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Cæsar Wood alias Cranmer; shewing, "That he hath an Appeal depending in this House, whereunto the Noble Charles Duke of South'ton is Defendant; and praying, that all Proceedings in the Courts below should be stayed until the said Cause shall be determined in this House:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this (fn. 1) House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Monday the 14th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that, until the said Cause shall be determined in this House, all Proceedings in the Courts below shall be, and are hereby, stayed; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to his Grace the Duke of South'ton, to the End his Counsel attend accordingly.
Vincent versus Parker.
The House being this Day moved, "That whereas there hath been several Proceedings in the Courts below, in the Cause wherein Vincent Vincent Esquire is Plaintiff, and Martha Parker Defendant; and that all Proceedings in the Courts below may be stayed until the said Cause shall be determined in this House:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings in the Courts below, in the said Cause, shall be, and are hereby, stayed, until the Determination of the said Cause in this House; whereof the Petitioner is to cause Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End this Order may be observed accordingly.
E. of Ranelagh & al. versus Champante.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Earl of Ranelagh, Sir James Hayes Knight, and John Bence Esquire, Executor of Jn° Bence deceased, from a Decree and several Orders made in the Chancery Court of Exchequer, in a Cause there depending, wherein Sir Jn° Champante was Complainant; as also from another Order in another Cause in the said Court, wherein the Petitioner and others were Plaintiffs, and Sir Jn° Champante and others Defendants; and praying the Hearing of the said Cause:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Jn° Champante may have a Copy of the said Petition; and be, and is hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on Thursday the Tenth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendant or Defendants, to the End they Answer accordingly.
Hudlestone versus Munsey & al. Tenants of Graystock Barony.
Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Hudlestone Esquire; shewing, "That William Munsey, and Fifty-three others, as Tenants within the Vill of Matterdale, in the Barony of Grastocke, in the County of Cumberland, in Mich'mas Terme, 36° Car. IIdi, exhibited their English Bill in the Court of Exchequer against your Petitioner, as Lord of the Manor of Hutton John, complaining, that at a Hearing, 1° Julii 1686, it was by that Court referred to a Trial at Law, whether all or any of the said Tenants of Matterdale have or ought to have Common of Pasture in the said Moors, or any Part thereof; and also of the Judgement given upon that Issue, which he conceives to be erroneous," as in the Petition is set forth:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Munsey, and the Fifty-three other Tenants before-mentioned, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Petition; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Thursday the 17th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Sir Cæsar Wood versus D. South'ton, whether the Bishop of
The House being moved, "That the Lord Bishop of Coventry,who and Litchfeild, who is a Party to the Decree complained of in the Appeal of Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer, and is decreed to pay the Duke of South'ton Three Thousand and Four Hundred Pounds, may wave his Privilege, that so if, the Decree be confirmed by this House, the Duke may proceed against the Bishop, to compel him to pay the Money:"
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration thereof be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who are to report their Opinion to the House.
Bill for recognizing K. Will. and Q. Mary, and for confirming the Acts of the last Parliament.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for declaring the Acts made in the last Parliament to be of full Force and Effect, &c.
The Earl of Bridgwater, by the Directions of the Committee, reported, the House being resumed, "That the Committee have thought fit there should be some Amendments made in the Enacting Clause, but have not Time to go through the Bill; therefore desire a further Day:"
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee (to proceed in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring the Acts of the last Parliament, begun and held at Westm. the 13th Day of February, 1688, to be of full Force and Effect by the Laws of this Realm, and for recognizing Their now Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to be by the Laws of this Realm our rightful and lawful Sovereign Liege Lord and Lady, King and Queen of this Realm)," To-morrow immediately after the Report of the Cause wherein Edward Coke Esquire is Plaintiff, and Andrew Fountain is Defendant.
The Question was proposed, "Whether this House should be resolved into a Committee, de Die in Diem, until this Bill be expedited?"
The Question being put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.