DIE Jovis, 13 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Clifforde Laun.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Herbert Ch.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas satSpeaker.
Sir Charles Heron's Bill.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir
Charles Heron Baronet to sell Lands, for Payment
of a Portion and Debts," as sit to pass, with some
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the
Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Rider's and Clitherow's Bill.
The Earl of Bridgewater also reported from the
Committee, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm
and establish an Exchange, made between Thomas
Rider Esquire and Christopher Clitherow Esquire, of
certain Messuages in London, for the Manors of Bilsington, and other Lands in Kent, of the like Value,"
as fit to pass, without any Amendment.
ORDERED, That the said Bill shall be engrossed.
Sir Richard Verney to have a Writ of Summons, by the Title of L. Willoughby de Broke:
Counsel being this Day heard, at the Bar, upon the
Petition of Sir Richard Verney Knight; praying, "That
he may have a Writ of Summons to Parliament;" as
also His Majesty's Learned Counsel, to offer any
Matter on His Majesty's Behalf against the Petitioner:
The Counsel being withdrawn;
The Question was put, "Whether the House shall
now go on?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then, after Consideration of what was offered upon
the said Petition and Debate,
This Question was put, "That, by what hath been
made appear to this House, the Petitioner Sir
Richard Verney hath a Right to a Writ of
Summons to Parliament, by the Name and
Title of Willughby de Broke?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against that Resolution.
To which the Lords whose Names are underwritten
do dissent, for the Reasons following; (videlicet,)
"1. Because it is apparent, by the ancient Journals
of the Lords House, that Sir Robert Willoughby the
Petitioner's Ancestor, and his Son and Grandson, sat
in the House by the Name of Lords Broke, and never
by Lord Willoughby de Broke.
"2. We conceive, no Lord whose Ancestors were
called to the Lords House by Writ of Summons, can
claim a Writ, by Descent from those Ancestors, to sit
in the House by any other Name than those Ancestors
"3. The House having in the last Parliament adjudged, that the Petitioner had no Right to a Writ
of Summons to Parliament, when he petitioned to
be summoned as Lord Broke; we conceive he can
sit by no Title at all.
After hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon the
Petition of Sir Richard Verney Knight; praying a Writ
of Summons to Parliament, as also His Majesty's Learned
Counsel, to offer any Matter on His Majesty's Behalf
against the Petitioner; and due Consideration of what
was offered thereupon:
It is this Day Resolved, upon the Question, by the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled,
That, by what hath been made appear to this House, the
Petitioner Sir Richard Verney hath a Right to a Writ
of Summons to Parliament, by the Name and Title of
Willughby de Broke.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and
Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended
His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes);
commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to
signify to the Commons, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure,
they attend Him presently."
Who being come; their Speaker made a short Speech,
relating to the Aid Bill to be passed.
Then the Clerk Assistant received the Bill from the
Hands of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table;
where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title, as followeth; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act for granting to His Majesty an Aid of
Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France."
To which Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced in
these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
Then the Bills following were passed:
"2. An Act to prevent false and double Returns of
Members to serve in Parliament.
"3. An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small
To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced
in these Words,
"Le Roy le veult."
"4. An Act to enable Anthony Earl of Kent, and
Henry Grey his Son and Heir Apparent, to make a
Jointure for Jemima Wife of the said Henry Grey."
"5. An Act to enable the Lord Francis Powlet to
charge his Estate with Provisions for his Younger
"6. An Act for vesting the Estate late of Sir Nicholas
Stoughton and Sir Lawrence Stoughton Baronets, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of their
Debts, and raising Portions for the Daughters of the
said Sir Nicholas Stoughton."
"7. An Act to enable Richard Haynes Esquire to
settle a Jointure on his now Wife, and to exchange
Lands with the Trustees of Thomas Stevens Esquire
"8. An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the
Estate of Edmond Warner deceased, for Payment of
his Debts, and for preserving the rest for the Benefit
of his Heir."
"9. An Act to enable John Aunger an Insant, and his
Mother, to make a Lease of his Estate, for the Improvement thereof."
"10. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the
Manor of Barkhamstead, and to pay off the Incumbrances charged on the same; and to lay out the Overplus
in an Estate, to be settled as the said Manor is now
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the
Commons went to their House.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Com.
Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum
esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum
quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.