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, 11 die Aprilis.
Message to H. C. with it.
E. of Shaftesbury's Bill.
E. of Essex's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Algernon Earl of Essex to make a Wife a Jointure, and for raising of Monies for Payment of Six Thousand Pounds, borrowed to make up the Lady Morpeth's Portion."
Message to H. C. with it.
Votes for expunging Reasons for the Protest.
D. of Richmond, Leave to take out his Name from the Protest.
The Duke of Somerset desired, "That, since the Reasons in the Protestation of the Eighth Instant were to be expunged, he having protested for those very Reasons, that he might have Leave to take out his Name."
Lukener's Children, Bill to illegitimate.
Mrs. Lukener to be heard.
Upon reading the Petition of Jane the Wife of John Lewkner Esquire; praying, "That she may be heard, before the Bill, intituled, An Act to illegitimate any Child, or Children, which Jane the Wife of John Lewkner hath had, or shall have, during her Elopement from him, do pass this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Jane Lewkner shall be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration of the same Committee as the said Bill is.
E. Macclesfield versus Starkey, in Error.
Upon calling in Counsel this Day, to argue the Writ of Error, wherein the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Macclesfeld is Plaintiff, and John Starkey Esquire is Defendant, Counsel appeared for the Earl of Macclesfeld; and One of the Counsel for Starkey alledged, "he was not instructed in the Case; and therefore prayed another Day might be appointed for hearing thereof:"
After Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides thereupon, on Tuesday the 15th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and no other Business to intervene.
Law, Practice of, Bill for regulating.
Garston to be pilloried, for forging Protections.
Whereas Thomas Garston was this Day brought to the Bar, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for forging and counterfeiting of Protections; where he confessed he sold One to Rignold for Forty Shillings:
It is thereupon ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Garston shall stand One Hour in the Pillory, between the Hours of Twelve and One of the Clock, in The Old Palace Yard Westminster, on Monday the 14th Instant; and the same Space of Time on Tower Hill, between the Hours aforesaid, on Thursday the 17th Instant, with this Inscription on his Hat, or on the Pillory ["For Forging and Counterfeiting of Protections"]; and shall stand committed to the Prison of The Gatehouse, until he hath paid his Fees due to the Officers of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Sheriffs of London and Midd. Justices of the Peace, their Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Bailiffs, Constables, Headboroughs, and Tything-men, and ail other Their Majesties Officers whom it may concern.
Minors, Dep. Marshal of the K. B. to be attached, for refusing to deliver Talcott to the Serjeant at Arms.
The House being informed upon Oath, "That the Serjeant at (fn. 1) Arms, or his Deputy, served Mr. William Minors, Deputy Marshal of The King's Bench, with the Order of this House, for delivering to him the Body of Thomas Talcott, who he confessed was his Prisoner;" which he hath not done:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Body of the said William Minors, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Osbaston versus Harris.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 12um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.