Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, videlicet, 8 die Junii.
Sir J. Thynn's Bill.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Reasons sent up from the House of Commons at the Conference, touching the Bishops not voting in Parliament; and, after a long Debate, the House was resumed.
Restraining Bishops and others from meddling in Secular Affairs.
Bill not passed.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for restraining Bishops, and others of the Clergy in Holy Orders, from intermeddling in Secular Affairs; and, being put to the Question, whether it should pass as a Law, it was Resolved by the major Part not to pass.
Committee for Privileges.
Dr. Clarke to make a perfect Answer in Mr. Smart's Business.
Order for quieting the Possessions of the Heirs of Sir Anthony Thomas, concerning some Fens in Lincolnshire.
Whereas the late Undertakers for the draining of the East and West-Fens lying on the North East Side of the River Witham, in the County of Lincolne, and their Adventurers and Assigns, have been, for the Space of Six Years last past, in the quiet Possession of the Parts and Portions of Lands decreed unto them by the Commission of Sewers, out of which His Majesty receiveth a Fee Farm Rent of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum; and that the quiet Possession of the Premises hath been settled by the Commission of Sewers upon Sir Anth. Thomas, late deceased, the Undertaker of the Work upon a Contract made with the said County of Lincolne, which hath been performed on the Part of the said Undertaker in all Points; yet now of late, and sitting this present Parliament, some have committed great Outrages upon the Sluices, Sewers and Works, thrown down the Banks, dammed and filled up the Ditches, and have turned in great Numbers of Cattle into those Grounds, and cut very many Holes and Pits therein, to the manifest Wrong, Disturbance, and Disquiet of the said Owners and Undertakers, Tenants, and Possessors of the said Fen Lands, refusing also to pay their Rents; it is therefore Ordered by this House, That the said Owners and Possessors of the said Fen Lands, and all claiming from and under them, shall quietly and peaceably hold and enjoy the said improved Lands and Fens, lying on the North East Side of the River of Witham, in the County of Lincolne, and receive the Rents thereof, without any Interruption, Disturbance, or Molestation, until this House, or some other of His Majesty's Courts of Justice shall give Order or determine the contrary; and that, in the mean Time, none shall presume to disturb the quiet Possession of the said improved Grounds, either by throwing down of the Mounds, destroying the Sluices and Works, digging up of the Grounds, or wilful turning in of their Cattle upon the Premises; but that the Heir and Heirs of the said Sir Anth. Thomas shall and may peaceably proceed in the maintaining of the said Works, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Order.
Order concerning Sir John Lamb and Dr. Walker.
Whereas this House was this Day informed "That Sir John Lambe had not performed the late Order of this House, for the paying and securing to Dr. Walker the Sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Pounds, according as it hath been formerly Ordered;" it is further thought fit, and so Ordered by this House, That the Earls of Bathon and Dorsett shall have full Power to approve and allow of such Security as the said Sir John Lambe shall give, and the said Dr. Walker shall accept thereof, for the Remainder of such Monies as are unpaid of the said Twelve Hundred and Fifty Pounds; and likewise that the Days and Times of Payment be wholly left to be appointed by their Lordships.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 9m diem instantis Junii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.