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, 20 die Junii.
Savory to take the Name of Searle, Bill.
Yarmouth Piers, &c. Bill.
Savory to take the Name of Searle, Bill.
Message to H. C. with these Bills.
Also, to deliver to them the Bill passed this House, to enable Isaac Savory, of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, to take upon him the Surname of Searle, or Serle; and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Bill to repeal Part of an Act for draining Bedford Level.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider the Bill for repealing of a Clause for dividing of Commons, in an Act of Parliament made in the 15th Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for settling the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Levell."
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee have read and considered the Bill concerning Bedford Levell; and do find that the said Bill is made with the Consent of all Parties therein concerned; therefore it is the Opinion of the Committee that the said Bill do pass as it is, without any Amendment or Alteration."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for repealing of a Clause for dividing of Commons, in an Act of Parliament made in the 15th Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for settling the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Levell."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Mildmay versus Mildmay.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar of this House, on Tuesday the 7th of July next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants for that Purpose.
E. of Anglesey, Privilege. Philpot to be attached, for Scandal.
Upon Complaint and Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That Anthony Philpot, contrary to the Privilege of Peerage and Privilege of this House, hath uttered very scandalous Words against the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Anglesey, a Peer of this Realm:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in Parliament, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy or Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Body of the said Anthony Philpot, 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.
To the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Barret versus St. Leger.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Barret Esquire, from a Decree made in a Cause in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland, between John St. Leger Esquire Plaintiff, and the Petitioner Defendant; complaining of a Decree or Order made in the said Court on or about the 17th of February 1678, concerning Lands in Ireland, late the Estate of Sir William Barret, as in the Petition, amongst other Things, is set forth; as also upon the Answer of John St. Leger Esquire put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Part thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Decree or Orders of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, from which the said John Barret appealed to this House, be, and are hereby, reversed; and that the Plaintiff John St. Leger's Bill, upon which the said Decree was made, be, and is hereby, dismissed the said Court of Chancery in all Parts; saving only to the Preservation of his Witnesses Testimony examined in perpetuam Rei Memoriam, as well as the other Suit, which both Sides are at Liberty to make Use of, as if the said Bill had not been dismissed.