DIE Veneris, 11 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Dunel. & Crew.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Dudley & Ward.
Ds. Willughby P.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Mrs. Box's Pet. rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Box, the
Wife of Ralph Box Citizen and Druggist of London;
shewing, "That there is a Bill depending in the House,
intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph
Box with Elizabeth Eyre, and to enable him to marry
again; that she had several Things to offer against
the said Bill; that her Husband received Four Thousand Pounds for her Portion; and did agree with the
Petitioner, that if she did not oppose the passing the
Bill, that he would allow her Three Thousand
Pounds, within a Year and a Half after the Bill's
passing; and praying to be heard what she had to
offer against the said Bill, and prove the Agreement
at the Bar of this House, before the Bill be read a
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of
Elizabeth Box shall be, and is hereby, rejected.
Box's Bill, for a Divorce.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
to dissolve the Marriage of Ralph Box with Elizabeth
Eyre, and to enable him to marry again."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Legard and Doctor Newton:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Mews, Leave for a Bill.
The House taking into Consideration the Petition of
Ellis Mews, presented to the House Yesterday:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath
hereby Leave given him to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Countess of Anglesey's Bill, for a Separation;
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put
into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for
separating James Earl of Anglesey from Katherine
Countess of Anglesey his Wife, for the Cruelty of
the said Earl:"
And, after hearing Counsel on either Side, and
some Amendments made in the Preamble, the House
And the Lord Viscount Longueville reported, "That
the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill;
and that it was the Opinion of the Committee, that
the Countess of Anglesey should be sent for, and
heard to some Matters suggested in the Preamble."
Then, it being moved, "That the Earl of Anglesey
would declare, That he will not seize his Lady in her
Passage to or from this House:"
His Lordship declared, upon his Honour, "That
he would not molest or seize her, so long as she was
in an honourable Place, nor upon the Occasion of
sending for her."
Then it was ORDERED, That the Countess of Anglesey do forthwith attend this House; and that the
Lord Bishop of Ely be, and he is hereby, desired to go
Which he accordingly did.
After some Time, the House being informed, "That
the Countess of Anglesey was at the Door:"
It was proposed, and agreed, "That, when she comes
in, the Earl may speak to her as he shall think fit; and
afterwards, the Lord Keeper do ask her, Whether she
thinks herself in Danger of her Life, if she returns
to her Husband?"
Countess of Anglesey attends.
Then, the Countess of Anglesey being called in, and a
Chair set for her at the Table, the Earl of Anglesey
spoke to her to this Effect; (videlicet,)
"That, if she feared any Danger in coming Home
to him and her Child, he would give all imaginable
Security that she should not in the least be hurt; and
also assured her of all Civility and Kindness imaginable."
Then her Ladyship said to this Purpose, "That she
had been used barbarously, and could never consent
to return to his Lordship again; that she had been in
Danger of her Life, and bore as long as she could;
and hoped their Lordships would redress her."
Whereupon the Lord Keeper told her, "He was
directed by the House to ask her, "Whether she
thought herself in Danger of her Life, if she should
return to her Husband?"
She answered, Yes, positively I do."
Then, she being withdrawn;
It was ORDERED, That the House shall be put into
a Committee again, to proceed on the said Bill, on
Monday next, at Twelve of the Clock; and no other
Business to intervene; and all the Lords to be summoned
It is ORDERED, That all the Causes which stand on
the Books to be heard on Monday next shall be put
off to Tuesday; and the Cause appointed for Tuesday to
stand for Wednesday.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis,
hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.