DIE Mercurii, 17 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of York.|
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Arundell de Trerife.
Ds. Gray de Roleston.
Squib's Estate Bill.
Upon Report, "That the Committee appointed to
consider of the Bill to enable George Savage, Humphrey Newman, and William Dowling, to fell certain
Lands and Tenements, lying in Winterborne Whitchurch, within the County of Dorset, late the Estate
of Laurance Squib Esquire, deceased, being in Consideration of that Bill, do find some Difficulty in
Points of Law; therefore desire that One of the
Judges may be appointed to assist them therein:"
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Mr. Justice Windham
is appointed to assist the Committee therein.
Bill against Foreign Manufactures.
The Earl of Ailesbury reported, "That the Committee for the Bill against Foreign Manufactures have
made some Alterations therein; which are offered to
their Lordships Consideration."
And being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the
Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Davies' Estate Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting
Lands of Alexander Davies Gentleman, deceased, in
Trustees, for Payment of his Debts."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Streat and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Preservation of the Fishing in several Rivers of this Kingdom."
L. Maynard's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rectifying a
Mistake in a general Settlement of the Estate of the
Lord Maynard, upon the Marriage of his Son."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
pass as a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it and that the Lords have passed the Countess of Warwick's.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edward Low and Sir Samuell Clerke:
To deliver to them the Bill concerning the Lord Maynard, and to desire their Concurrence therein.
Also to let them know, that this House hath passed
the Bill concerning the Countess of Warwick.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Prefervation of the Fishing in several Rivers of this Kingdom."
New Buildings in London, for prohibiting, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for prohibiting
building on new Foundations in London, Westm. and
Suburbs, and late Lines of Communication."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Gray de Roleston.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow,
at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they
Bill to continue the one for avoiding unnecessary Suits, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to revive and
perpetuate a former Act, intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill against new
Sheriffs, &c. to plead the General Issue, Bill.
lecta est Billa, "An Act for Sheriffs
and other Officers to plead the General Issue in some
The Judges Report, concerning Taylor:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common
Pleas reported, "That the Judges, in Pursuance of the
Order of this House, dated the 20th of May, 1675,
have considered how and in what Manner John Taylor
may be proceeded against; and their Opinion is as
"We are of Opinion, That John Taylor may be proceeded against in the King's Ecclesiastical Courts, for
the horrid Words mentioned in the Examinations to
be by him spoken.
"We are also of Opinion, That inasmuch as many
of the said Words tend immediately to the Destruction of all Religion and Government, that the said
John Taylor may be proceeded against, by Way of
Indictment or Information, in the King's Temporal
Courts, as for an high Misdemeanor."
Upon Consideration of the abovesaid Report, the
House made this ensuing Order; videlicet,
Taylor to be indicted for Blasphemy.
"Whereas John Taylor was, by Order of the 14th
Day of May last, committed to the Hospital of Bedlam, alias Bethlem (as a Madman), for uttering Blasphemous Words; and, upon Information from the
Physician belonging to the said Hospital, that the said
John Taylor is not mad, it was referred to the Judges,
to consider how, and in what Manner, the said John
Taylor is to be proceeded with, and make Report
unto this House: Upon Report made this Day by the
Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas
concerning the said John Taylor, That inasmuch as
many of the Words by him spoken tend immediately
to the Destruction of all Religion and Government, it
is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Attorney General be, and is hereby, directed to prosecute
the said John Taylor, by Indictment or Information,
according to Law."
L. Treasurer takes the Oaths.
This Day the Lord High Treasurer of England took
the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and subscribed
the Declaration against Transubstantiation, pursuant to
the Act for preventing the Dangers which may happen
from Popish Recusants. His Witnesses were first sworn
at the Bar, and examined by the Lord Keeper, as to
the Truth of his Certificate concerning his Lordship's
receiving the Sacrament of the LORD'S Supper.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
This Day being appointed for the House to be in a
Committee, to proceed in the further Consideration of
Heads in order to a Bill or Bills for the better securing
of the Protestant Religion;
The Question was proposed, "Whether this House
should now go into a Committee of the House, to consider of the Matter of Religion?"
Then the Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, "Whether this House
shall now go into a Committee, to consider of
the Matter of Religion?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Viscount Halyfax reported, "That the
Committee finds the Business of great Concernment;
and, it being now late, the Committee desires another
Time may be appointed, to proceed therein."
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That Friday Morning next this House shall be put into a Committee, to
proceed in the further Consideration of Heads for a
Bill or Bills for the securing of the Protestant Religion.
Squib's Estate Bill.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Mr. Justice Windham be, and
is hereby, appointed to assist the Lords Committees to
whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable George
Savage, Humphrey Newman, and William Dowling, to
fell certain Lands and Tenements lying in Winterborne
Whitchurch, within the County of Dorset, late the
Estate of Laurance Squib Esquire deceased," stands
committed, on Friday next, being the 19th Instant, at
Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, and at such other
Times as their Lordships shall meet about the said
Parker, King's Servant, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of John Parker Esquire,
One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners in Ordinary; complaining, "That, on the Second Day of this
Instant November (sitting the Parliament), he was taken
into Custody, upon an Execution from the Sheriff of
Middlesex, by Henry Owen Bailiff, and Henry Brook
his Follower, at the Suit of one Edward Angell, for
a pretended Debt of Forty Shillings, and put him
into Newgate, notwithstanding they knew of his Service as Gentleman Pensioner to His Majesty:"
Angell, Owen, & al. sent for, for arresting him.
All which being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry
Owen, Henry Brooke, and Edward Angell, be, and are
hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House on
Saturday the Twentieth Day of this Instant November,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to answer to the
said Complaint; and hereof they may not fail.
Sir P. Pett, Privilege, versus Morecock Seal.
Whereas Sir Peter Pett Knight, having (by virtue of
the Privilege of Parliament granted to him as His Majesty's Advocate in the Kingdom of Ireland) stayed Proceedings in a Suit commenced against him, by William
Morecock and others, concerning a House and Grounds
belonging to it in the Manor of Stebunheath, appeared
this Day at the Bar, to answer to the Petition of the
said William Morecock preferred against him, and a Rule
of the Court of Common Pleas annexed:
Upon Consideration had of what was alledged, as well
by the Petitioner as the said Sir Peter Pett, it is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Privilege of Parliament shall
be continued unto the said Sir Peter Pett, any former Order of this House to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sherley versus Sir J. Fagg.
Whereas Thomas Sherley Esquire hath a Petition and
Appeal depending in this House against Sir John Fagg;
this House being moved, "That Counsel may be assigned, to plead the Cause of the said Thomas Sherley
upon the said Appeal:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Richard Wallop,
Mr. Thomas Turner, and Mr. Samuell Tryst (named for
the said Thomas Sherley), be, and are hereby, appointed
to plead the said Cause, at the Bar of this House, on
the Part and Behalf of the said Thomas Sherley, on Saturday the Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten
of the Clock in the Forenoon, and at such other Times
as it shall be appointed by this House.
Lords of the Admiralty, versus Harrison, upon Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Tymothy Harrison, One
of His Majesty's Coroners for the County of Middlesex;
praying, "That the Matter depending against him,
upon a Suggestion of a Breach of Privilege of the
Lords in whom the Office of Admiralty of England
now is, may be heard and determined:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees
for Privileges, to whom the said Matter was in the
last Session referred, do forthwith proceed to examine
how far the Privileges of the said Lords are concerned
in the Complaint and Matter of Fact alledged in the
Petition then referred; and make Report unto the
Squib versus Regem, in Error.
Whereas Edmond Squib hath brought a Writ of Error into this House, upon a Monstrans de Droit, upon
which Issue is joined, and Counsel hath been Once heard
at the Bar thereupon, and another Day was given for
the further Hearing of the Counsel on His Majesty's
Behalf, which was prevented by the Prorogation made
in June last:
Upon reading the Petition of the said Edmond Squib,
praying a Day may be appointed for further hearing of
Counsel on both Parts, it is ORDERED, by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
this House will hear Counsel further, upon the said Writ
of Error, on Wednesday the First Day of December next,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the
said Edmond Squib is to cause timely Notice to be
given to His Majesty's Attorney General for that Purpose.
Squib, Liberty to attend his Cause.
Whereas Edmond Squib, Plaintiff in a Writ of Error
depending in this House (to which His Majesty is Defendant), being a Prisoner upon Execution in The Prison of the King's Bench, hath petitioned this House for
Liberty to attend the Prosecution thereof:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edmond Squib
shall have Liberty (with a Keeper) to attend the Prosecution of the said Writ of Error in the House of
Peers; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
To the Marshal or Keeper
of the King's Bench Prison, his Deputy and
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 18um
diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.