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, 30 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Privy Seal.
Duke of Norff. E. Marshal.
Duke of Bucks.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain of the Household.
Comes (fn. 1) Berkeley.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler de W.
Improvement of Tillage Bill.
The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for Improvement of Tillage have considered that Bill, and made some Amendments therein."
Which Amendments were read Twice; and a Proviso was offered, to be added to the said Bill.
Which Proviso was read.
And, after some Debate, it is ORDERED, That the said Bill be re-committed to the former Committee; who are to make the Bill according to the Sense of the House upon the Debate.
The Committee is to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Herbert and others:
Who brought up a Bill, passed by the Commons, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bangor Cathedral Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Lloyd and others:
To let their Lordships know, that whereas a Bill was sent down, intituled, "An Act for the Repair of the Cathedral Church of Bangor, and for the Maintenance of the Choir there, and for the Augmentation of the Revenue of the Bishopric of Bangor;" the Commons have passed the said Bill as it is, without any Amendment or Alteration.
Message to H. C. with St. James's Church Bill; and that the Lords agree to the Bill to encourage building Ships.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Samuell Clerke and Sir William Childe:
1. To let them know, that this House have passed the Bill to encourage the building of Ships in England.
2. To return the Bill for erecting a Church, to be called St. James; wherein the Lords have made some Alterations and Amendments, to which the Lords desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons.
For preserving the King's Person and Government, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow Morning.
Peers Answers in Chancery.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That for the future the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England (or Lord Chancellor), for the Time, do take Care, that in all Commissions that are issued out of the Court of Chancery, for taking of Answers of Peers, these Words for the future be left out, "visis Sacrosanctis Dei Evangeliis."
Bill for reviving Acts.
The Lord Colepeper reported, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill for reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned, "That they have made several Amendments thereto, and have thought fit to leave out that Part which revives the Act for Highways; and are of Opinion, the Judges should peruse the several Acts relating thereto, and draw an Act for that Purpose.
"And upon Consideration of that Part of the said Bill which revives the Act concerning Jurors, the Committee do offer their Lordships a Proviso to be added to it."
Which Proviso was read, and rejected by the House.
And the Act concerning Jurors was ordered to be left out of the said Bill.
And the Judges were appointed to draw a Bill for the Return of able and sufficient Jurors; as also another Act for the better Repair of Highways.
Upon Report from the Committee, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned, That they have made several Amendments therein, and have thought fit to leave out that Part which revives the Act for Highways, finding there are many Acts for that Purpose; and are of Opinion that the Judges do draw One Act for that Purpose:"
After Debate concerning reviving the Act for Jurors, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Judges do prepare and draw an Act for the Return of able and sufficient Jurors, pursuant to the Debate this Day had thereupon; and also an Act for mending and repairing Highways.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill now read, with the Amendments, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Walcot and Baron Wright:
To return the Bill for reviving and continuing several Acts therein mentioned; wherein this House hath made some Amendments, to which the Lords desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons.
Sir Ol. Butler versus Sir P. Warwick's Executors.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition of Sir Oliver Butler Baronet, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the 22th of May, 1677, concerning the Payment of Six Hundred Pounds, for purchasing Lands of Thirty Pounds per Annum, to be settled on the Vicar of Shornebrooke, in the County of Bedford; as also upon the Answers of His Majesty's Attorney General, Elizabeth Bolton Widow, and William Tiffin Clerk, now Vicar of Shornebrook, the Answer of Sir Phillip Warwick Knight, since deceased, as also the Answers of Mathew Johnson Esquire, and John Tench Gentleman, Executors of the said Sir Phillip Warwicke, 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 said Petition and Appeal of Sir Oliver Butler be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree from which the said Sir Oliver Butler appealed to this House be, and is hereby, affirmed: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir Oliver Butler do pay, or cause to be paid, unto William Tiffin, now Vicar of Shornebrooke aforesaid, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Costs and Charges in defending the said Appeal in this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, primum diem Julii, 1685, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.