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 Martis, 29 die Aprilis.
Goods distrained for Rent, to be sold, Bill.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
Tonnage and Poundage, &c. Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Ld. Longueville introduced.
This Day Henry Lord de Grey of Ruthin, being created Viscount Longueville, being in his Robes, was brought into the House, between the Earl of Manchester and Viscount Sidney, in the usual Manner; Garter King at Arms, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and the Lord Great Chamberlain going before, and presented him to the Lords.
Watt et al. versus Crooke.
Upon reading the Petition of John Watt, Francis Camfeild, and Elizabeth his Wife; praying, "That he may have a Doctor of the Civil Law to be heard before their Lordships, upon the Hearing of his Appeal, whereunto Peter Crooke and Elizabeth his Wife are Defendants:"
Doctor of Civil Law to be heard in this Cause.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Plaintiffs or Defendants may have a Doctor of the Civil Law, as is desired, to be heard at the Bar of this House.
Dashwood versus Champante.
After hearing Counsel Yesterday at the Bar, upon the Petition of Sir Robert Dashwood Knight and Baronet, Sir Samuell Dashwood Knight, John Perry and Edward Noell Esquires, surviving Executors of the last Will and Testament of George Dashwood Esquire, deceased, in Trust for Minors the younger Children of the said Mr. Dashwood; as also upon the Answer of Sir John Champante put in thereunto, as to these Words in the End of the Order of this House of the 24th Instant, whether they shall stand in the Order, ["and that the Accompts be understood by the said Court to be open Accompts to the said Appellants and Defendant"]:
After due Consideration had this Day of what was said by Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Words ["and that the Accompts be understood by the said Court to be open Accompts to the Appellants and Defendant"] shall stand in the said Order of the 24th Instant; and that the said Order be, and is hereby, confirmed.
Washington, Gunner of The Desiance, for pressing Hempson, while rowing the E. of Carnarvon, and assaulting his Lordship and the Officer of this House.
Whereas Washington was this Day brought to the Bar, by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, pursuant to an Order of this House of the 26th Instant, to answer his Breach of the Privilege, and Contempt of an Order, of this House; it being proved upon Oath, "That he had contemned the Order of this House, and broke the Privilege thereof, in taking away William Hempson Waterman, while he was rowing the Boat where the Earl of Carnarvan then was, and offering other Indignities to his Lordship's Person:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider what Punishment is fit to be inflicted on the said Washington, for his heinous Offence, against this House, and the Earl of Carnarvan a Peer of the Realm.
Law, Practice of, Bill for regulating.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee To-morrow Morning, upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Ease of the Subject, in relation to the Practice and Execution of the Law;" and that as many of the Judges as can, do then attend this House.
State of the Nation; Lords to be summoned.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, on Thursday next, this House shall take into Consideration the State of the Nation; and that all the Lords in and about the Town be summoned to attend that Day, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Sir R. Brooke versus Marshal et al.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir Robert Brooke Baronet, and Dame Martha his Wife, Relict and Administratrix of Christopher Tomlinson deceased; shewing, "That George Boreman exhibited his Bill against Christopher Tomlinson, in the Court of Chancery, for an Accompt of the Profits of the Ballast-office; and the Accompt was stated; and complaining that, upon several Hearings, the said Court charged them with Twelve Pence per Tun for Ballast;" as also upon their Petition, praying, "That Sir Charles Porter may be made a Party to their said Appeal;" and also upon the Answers of Mary Marshall, Anne Boreman, and Edward Crispe, put in to the said Appeal, and the Answer of Sir Charles Porter also put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Side, upon the said Petitions, and Answers put in thereunto, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree, from which the said Sir Robert Brooke and Dame Martha his Wife (fn. 1) appealed, be, and is hereby, reversed, so as the Appellants be charged only with Ten Pence per Tun instead of Twelve Pence per Tun for Wet Ballast; and that as to Sir Charles Porter, and all other Parts of the said Decree, that it be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Court of Chancery do order and direct the Accompt to be adjusted accordingly.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.