Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Martis, 15 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bp. of Ely's Bill.
The Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Lord Viscount Hatton's Bill, were read Twice, and agreed to.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it; and to remind them of the Chancery Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskins:
To let them know, the Lords have agreed to their Amendments to the Lord Viscount Hatton's Bill; and to desire them to return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better reviewing of Causes in Chancery and other Courts of Equity," that it may be signed according to the usual Form.
Ld. Waldegrave's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees of the Right Honourable James Lord Waldegrave to make Leases, and grant Copyhold Estates, for Payment of the Debts of Henry Lord Waldegrave his Father, deceased."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. to return Sir Mr Beckman's Nat. Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Sir Martin Beckman and others," with some Amendments; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Amendments were read Twice, and agreed to.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, to let them know, that they had agreed to the said Amendments.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better assuring to George Vernon and his Heirs and Assigns Four Acres of Land in Ebisham, in the County of Surrey."
Against adhering to Their Majesties Enemies Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act against adhering to Their Majesties Enemies."
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest the Estate of Henry Drax deceased, in Thomas Shatterden Gentleman; and to enable the said Thomas Shatterden and others, to whom the said Estate is devised, to make a Jointure," with some Amendments.
The Amendments were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Maynard versus E. Suffolk.
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, "That whilst their Lordships were in Consideration of the Petition of Elizabeth Maynard Widow (referred by the House to them), praying, that she may have Leave to proceed in Chancery against the Earl of Suffolke and his Countess, notwithstanding the Privilege of Parliament; their Lordships were informed, that the Earl of Suffolke will wave his Privilege."
To which the House agreed.
Ld. Widdrington versus E. Derby.
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, "That their Lordships have considered the Petition of the Lord Widdrington, and the Answer of the Earl of Derby thereunto; and their Lordships are of Opinion, that the Lord Widdrington may file a Bill, and take out usual Process, in order only to examine Witnesses, to perpetuate their Testimony, as desired in the Petition; the same being according to the Standing Order of the House, of the Third of July One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-eight:"
To which the House agreed, and ordered the same accordingly.
Watts versus Hoskins, a Master in Chancery:
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury reported from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred the Petition of William Watts, Batchelor in Divinity, and Rector of the Rectory of Dore, in the County of Hereford, praying Liberty to proceed against Sir John Hoskyns; a Master in Chancery, for Tithes, notwithstanding the Privilege by him claimed, "That the Committee had ordered him to report the Matter specially to the House:"
No Privilege for Tithes.
And, after Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, in any Suit for Tithes, no Privilege of this House shall be allowed.
Conference about intercepted Papers.
The Commons being come to the Conference, the Managers Names were read that managed the former Conference in this Case; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Rochester reported, "That they had delivered the Papers, as commanded."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling Sir Dudley Cullam Baronet to raise Money, to pay his Brothers and and Sisters Portions."
E. Suffolk's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Trustees of James late Earl of Suffolke to sell the Manor of Hadstock in Essex, for discharging several other Manors and Lands of the late Earl from Five Thousand Pounds, Remainder of Ten Thousand Pounds by him formerly charged thereon."
Pooley, D. Morley's Servant, arressed; Wilson to be attached.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That George Wilson Junior, Attorney at Law, hath arrested, or caused to be arrested, Thomas Pooley, menial Servant to the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Morley, a Peer of this Realm, knowing him to be so, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of the said George Wilson, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and Tithing-men, and other Their Majesties Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Observations upon Public Accompts.
Upon reading this Day the Observations sent to this House from the Commissioners appointed by a late Act of Parliament, for taking the Public Accompts of the Kingdom:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, this House shall be put into a Committee, to consider of the Book of Accompts sent hither by the said Commissioners, and their Observations thereon; and that the Committee shall have Power to name a Sub-committee, to examine such Things as they shall think fit; and no other Business to intervene; and that all the Lords be summoned then to attend.
Upon reading this Day the First and Second Head in the Observations sent to the House from the Commissioners appointed by a late Act of Parliament, for taking the Public Accompts of the Kingdom:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners do send to this House, on or before Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the Names of such Persons as they find to be material to give any Light to this House upon the First Head; and also whether they have made any Discovery of any Officers of the Revenue who have bought Tallies.
Prize Bay Salt for the Navy, Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving Two Ships Lading of Bay Salt, taken as Prize, for the Benefit of Their Majesties Navy," shall be revived; to meet on Thursday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
ORDERED, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Their Majesties certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for One Year," shall be read To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Coney versus Tirrell.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause this Day appointed to be heard, wherein Mary Coney is Plaintiff, and Samuell Terrel Defendant, shall be heard on Wednesday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) 16um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.