Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 21 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hickes.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
E. of Pembrooke Chancellor of Oxford University.
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Reformation of the University of Oxford, wherein their Lordships Approbation is desired:
That the Earl of Pembrooke is Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and is declared so to have continued, notwithstanding the pretended Election of the Marquis of Hartford."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Vote.
Kerige, Sheriff of Suff. Leave to come to London.
Ordered, That Thomas Kerige Esquire, nominated and appointed by both Houses of Parliament to be Sheriff of the County of Suffolke, shall have Liberty to come to London, upon his urgent Occasions; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Martin, Sheriff of Radner.
The Order for Robert Martyn to be Sheriff of the County of Radnor, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. about the E. of Pemb. and Sheriff of Suff's Order.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for the Sheriff of Suff. to come to London.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Vote concerning the Earl of Pembrooke's being Chancellor of Oxford.
Decree in the Exchequer, against Gouge, Offspring, & al. Trustees for Impropriations for Charitable Uses.
This Day Counsel was heard, at this Bar, against a Decree made in the Exchequer Court, Hilary Term, 8 Caroli, against Doctor Gouge, Charles Offspringe, and Samuell Browne, and others, Trustees for buying in Impropriations and Advowsons for Charitable Uses.
And the Counsel desired, "That the said Decree and Orders made thereupon might be reversed and vacated; that the Trustees living may be restored to, and re-estated in, the Lands which were taken away, upon the same Trusts as are mentioned in the Deeds; and that the Mean Profits of the Lands may be restored to the Trustees, to be employed to the Ends mentioned in the Deeds."
It is Ordered (this House being of Opinion), That this Decree is very prejudicial to the Way of spreading the Gospel in England and Dominion of Wales; that it is referred to all the Judges, to consider which Way this Decree may be most legally reversed, and report the same to this House.
Ly Wylde, and the E. of Pemb. & al.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Wylde: It is Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke and others whom it concerns shall have a Copy of this Petition, [ (fn. 1) and return their Answer] to this House within Eight Days after Sight thereof.
Ordinance to remove Obstructions in the Court of Exchequer.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Goodale:
It is Ordered, To be referred to all the Judges and Mr. Serjeant Fynch, to consider of an Ordinance for removing of Obstructions of Justice in the Court of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, for Want of a Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer, in Cases of Judgements given in the Office of Pleas in the Exchequer, and Writs of Error thereupon brought into the said Court; as also in Case of Judgements in the King's Bench, and Writs of Error thereupon brought into the Exchequer Chamber: And it is also referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to examine any Miscarriage in the Exchequer in this Case of (fn. 2) the Petitioner.
Taylor and Cockayne.
Upon hearing the Counsel between Taylor and Cockaine, upon a Writ of Error, at this Bar:
It is Ordered, That the Judgement given in the King's Bench in this Cause is hereby confirmed; and the Record remitted into the Court of King's Bench, that Execution may be taken out; and that Taylor the Plaintiff shall pay to the Defendant Twenty Nobles Costs.
Martin, to be Sheriff of Radnor.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do nominate and appoint Robert Martin Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Radnor; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass a Patent to the said Robert Martin, under the said Great Seal, to be Sheriff of the said County of Radnor, accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.