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 Lunæ, 16 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Call of the House.
This Day the House was called; and these Lords were absent, and divers Lords excused:
Lord of Dover.
Lord of Guildford.
Lord Butler de Moore Parke.
Lord Herbert of Cherbery.
Lord Howard de Esc.
Lord (fn. 1) Mohun.
Lord Arundell de Warder.
Lord Howard of Effingham. Extra Regnum.
Lord Bishop of St. David's.
Lord Bishop of Landaff.
Lord Bishop of Worcester.
Lord Bishop of Bangor.
Lord Bishop of Chester.
Lord Bishop of Cov. and Litchfeild.
Lord Bishop of Sarum.
Lord Bishop of Hereford.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
E. of Holderness.
E. of Macclesfeild.
E. of Sussex.
E. of Powis.
E. of Shaftesbury.
E. of Bath.
E. of Cardigan.
E. of Essex.
E. of Sandwich.
E. of Portland.
E. of Thannet.
E. of Chesterfeild.
E. of Kingston.
E. of Stamford.
E. of Bolingbrooke.
E. of Denbigh.
E. of Warwicke.
E. of North'ton.
E. of Leycester.
E. of Exon.
E. of Salisbury.
E. of Suffolk.
E. of Lyncolne.
E. of Rutland.
Lord Great Chamberlain.
Duke of St. Alban's.
Duke of Northumberland.
Duke of South'ton.
Duke of Richmond.
Duke of Newcastle.
Duke of Albemarle.
Duke of Bucks.
Duke of Norfolk.
Infra Æ tatem.
Hath sent his Proxy.
Sick, and excused.
Hath sent his Proxy.
Hath sent his Proxy.
Hath sent his Proxy.
Title of Lord Grey of Ruthin, referred to the Committee of Privileges.
Upon calling over the House this Day, it was observed, that the Herald hath entered in the Roll of Peers, amongst the Barons, Lord Grey of Ruthin.
And the Earl of Kent taking Exceptions thereunto:
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 thereof, and of what Proceedings have been formerly in this Case; and to report their Opinion to this House.
L. Chancellor to write Letters to absent Lords.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chancellor do forthwith write several Letters to all the Peers and Prelates, Members of this House, who were absent upon the Calling of the House this Day, requiring the said Lords to come and attend His Majesty's Service in the House of Peers; intimating in the said Letters, "That they do come and give their Attendance within One Week after the Receipt of them respectively; and that every of those Lords, who through Age or Weakness cannot come up, do, within the Times to them respectively limited for their Attendance, send Two credible Persons to attend this House, to avow upon Oath, at the Bar, the true Cause why such Lords cannot attend this House, according to this Summons."
Lord Chancellor's Report concerning L. Delamer.
Next, the House resumed that which was in Debate the Tenth of November Instant, concerning the Lord Delamer.
And, after some Debate, the Lord Chancellor (by His Majesty's Command) gave the House an Account, what Proceedings have been against the Lord Delamer since His Majesty's Answer to the Address to His Majesty concerning his Absence from this House:
"To shew your Lordships, the King hath given Order for a speedy Prosecution of him; the Treason whereof he is accused was committed in Cheshire; and that being a County Palatine, the Prosecution must be there, and not in the Court of King's Bench, as it might be if the Treason had been committed in any other County; and therefore His Majesty hath given Order for a Commission of Oyer and Terminer, in order to the finding of an Indictment against him, which Commission is already passed; and if the Indictment be not found before the End of the Term, the Lord Delamer's Prayer being entered in the King's Bench, he must be bailed."
Lieutenant of The Tower to bring E. of Stamford.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lieutenant of His Majesty's Tower of London be, and is hereby, required to bring to the Bar of this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, Thomas Earl of Stamford, now Prisoner there.
Stickland versus Coker.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel on both Sides, in the Appeal wherein John Stickland and Thomas Green are Plaintiffs, and Robert Coker Defendant; the Counsel appearing this Day for the said Robert Coker the Defendant, but no Counsel for the Appellants John Stickland, &c.:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Stickland and Thomas Green be, and are hereby, required to pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Robert Coker, or his Agent, the Sum of Ten Pounds, for his Charge in attending with his Counsel this Day: And it is further ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Cause, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday the 28th of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Plantiffs are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants in this Cause.
E. of Macclesfield to attend.
Upon calling the House this Day, the Earl of Macclesfeld not appearing, nor any Excuse made for him:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Macclesfeld, a Member of this House, be, and is hereby, required to give his Attendance here on Monday the Seventh of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and hereof he may not fail, as he will answer the contrary to this House, at his uttermost Peril.
Mason versus Onslow & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Mason; shewing, "That he hath a Petition and Appeal depending in this House, to which Arthur Onslow, Richard Sims, and others, are Defendants; and praying a Day may be appointed, for hearing the said Appeal:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, on both Sides, on Thursday the 26th of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they may attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Buckridge versus Regem, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Joyce Buckridge; praying, That a Day may be appointed, for arguing a Writ of Error, wherein Buckridge is Plaintiff, and our Sovereign Lord the King is Defendant:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Attorney General do join Issue in the said Writ of Error; and that this House will hear the Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the 27th of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Joice Buckridge is to cause timely Notice to be given to His Majesty's Attorney General for that Purpose.
ORDERED, that the Appeal of Edward Coke, brought in this Day, be read To-morrow Morning.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Aylesbury, Viscount Hatton, Bishop of Lyncoln, and the Lord Ward, be added to the Committee for Privileges.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 17um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 18 Day of November, 1685.
North & Grey.