DIE Sabbati, 7 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de W.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Report when the King will be attended with Address.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That he hath
waited on His Majesty, to know what Time He will
please to appoint, for both Houses to present their
Address; and His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting-house
in Whitehall, for that Purpose."
Message to H. C. to acquaint them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Tymothy Baldwin and Sir Andrew Hacket:
To acquaint them, that His Majesty hath appointed
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, to receive the Address of both
Popish Recusants to disable from exercising Trades, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act disabling
Popish Recusants to exercise certain Trades and Occupations."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Justice Atkins to assist.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Monday
next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in
the Prince's Lodgings.
Information of a Nunnery at Ripley, in Yorkshire.
Upon Information given to this House, "That at a
Place called Ripley, in Yorkeshire, there is a Nunnery,
wherein Women are educated in the Popish Religion:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby,
recommended to the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, to enquire into the Matter of the said Information, and to
send for and examine such Persons as his Grace shall
think fit, for finding out the Truth of the Matter of Fact;
and if it prove so, to enquire why it hath been overseen so long; and to give this House a full Account
thereof, so soon as his Grace with Conveniency can.
Information of a Jesuits College at Combe, in Herefordshire.
Upon Information given to this House, of a Place in
Herefordshire, called Combe, "That the said House
and Three Hundred Pounds per Annum belongeth to
the Church of Rome; and that Five or Six Jesuits
commonly reside; and that in the Chapel there Mass
is said constantly; and that the Place is commonly
called and known by the Name of The Jesuits Colledge
by the Papists:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED,
by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, recommended to
the Lord Bishop of Hereford, calling to his Assistance
such Justices of the Peace of the said County as his
Lordship shall think fit, to enquire into the Information
aforesaid; and to send for and examine such Persons
as his Lordship so assisted shall think necessary for finding out the Truth of the Matter of Fact, concerning
the said Place called Combe; and to give this House a
full Account thereof so soon as his Lordship with Conveniency can.
Stratford versus Cooling, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuell Stratford; shewing, "That, having obtained a Verdict and Judgement
in the Court of King's Bench, for Two Hundred and
Two Pounds, besides Costs, against Joseph Cooling
Esquire, Marshal of The King's Bench; which Judgement upon a Writ of Error is affirmed in the Exchequer Chamber; since which, the said Joseeph Cooling hath obtained a Writ of Error returnable into
this Court, who ought thereupon to put in sufficient
Bail to answer the Debt and Costs; instead whereof,
he hath put in only one Mr. Wigg, an Under Officer
of the Prison, who lives within the Rules thereof;
the Petitioner therefore praying, that he may proceed
to Execution, notwithstanding the said Writ of Error:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That, in case the said Joseph Cooling shall not
give Bail, within One Week next after Notice of this
Order, by Two sufficient Persons, who are not Under
Officers of The King' Bench Prison, nor live within the
Rules thereof, for answering the said Debts and Costs,
in case Judgement be affirmed in this Court, it shall and
may be lawful for the said Samuell Stratford to proceed
to take out Execution upon the said Judgement, as if
no such Writ of Error had been granted returnable
into this Court.
Dowling, L. Bellasis' Servant, to be examined by L. C. Justice.
The House being moved, "That the Lord Bellasis'
Servant, Edward Dowling, who is now in Custody
in The Gatehouse for Suspicion of Treason, may not
be so discharged, but that he may be forthcoming at
the Trials of the Peers now in Prison:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of England be, and is hereby, appointed to send
for and examine the said Edward Dowling; and if his
Lordship shall see Cause to give him any Liberty, he is
to take good Security for the appearing of the said
Edward Dowling at the said Trials.
Information against Capt. Spalding, to be enquired into.
The House having directed an Order of the 4th Instant
to the Bishop of Landaff (calling to his Assistance Thomas
Lewis of St. Peres Esquire, William Keymish Esquire,
Sir Herbert Evans, Thomas Morgan of Lansore Esquire,
and Thomas Herbert of Uske Esquire), to enquire into
the Informations therein mentioned, relating to Captain
Spalding, and the Garrison of Chepstowe Castle:
It is this Day ORDERED, That his Lordship (with
such of the said Persons as upon due Summons shall appear) may enquire into the said Matters, and certify, as
if it had been so expressed in the said Order.
Preservation of the King's Person, and securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to proceed in the Consideration of Heads for
preserving the Person of His Majesty and Government,
and securing the Protestant Religion.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have been in Consideration this Day, how to
prevent the Education of the Children of Papists in
the Popish Religion; and also have heard the Opinion
of the Judges now present, why the Statutes have not
been put into Execution for that Purpose: That the
Committee desires, that the said Judges, videlicet;
the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common
Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, and Mr. Justice Wyndham, do consider of
the Statutes for preventing the Education of Children
in Popish Seminaries beyond the Seas; and prepare
a Bill for remedying the Defects of the Execution of
the said Statutes, upon the whole Matter of the Debate had this Day in the Committee of the whole
House, whereat the said Judges were present; and
particularly to provide against the Education of
Daughters in Nunneries, and to present the same to
this House as soon as conveniently they can."
All which the House agreed to; and ordered the same
Sir Ellis Leighton examined, and discharged upon Bail.
Sir Ellis Leighton being brought to the Bar by the
Keeper of Newgate; Tytus Otes was called in, and did
look on him: And was asked, "If he knew him?" To
which he said, "He had no personal Knowledge of him,
nor hath conversed with him; and if he hath seen him
before; it was in another Habit: But he said, that
Letters from Le Chese to the Colledge at St. Omars
expressed that Sir Ellis Leighton was instrumental with
Mr. Coleman in carrying on the Design."
Then Sir Ellis Leighton said to this Effect: "That he
being in France, when he intended to come for
England with the Earl of Sunderland, came as soon
as he was able (hearing of the Design), with Intent
to serve His Majesty; that he never before now saw
or heard of Tytus Otes. He said, he may be guilty of
Indiscretion, but is not guilty of any ill Intention;
that he hath lived in troublesome Times, but desires
he may die in Peace."
And so was ordered to withdraw.
Upon Consideration had thereof, the House ORDERED, That Sir Ellis Leighton do presently enter into
a Recognizance, to appear when he shall be required.
And he, being called in again, did enter into a Recognizance, as follows:
Memorandum, quod Ellis Leighton Miles recognovit se
debere Domino Regi Mille libras, Levari ex Terris,
Tenementis, et Bonis et Catallis suis, ad Usum Domini
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, "That
if the said Sir Ellis Leighton Knight shall appear
personally before the Lords in Parliament, when he
shall be thereunto required by this House, then this his
Recognizance to be void; otherwise to stand in full
Force and Virtue."
Whereas Sir Ellis Leighton Knight, a Prisoner in Newgate, was this Day brought to the Bar by the Keeper
of Newgate, and there heard what he had to say, upon
what Titus Otes had to say against him; and, upon Consideration had thereof, the said Sir Ellis Leighton did
presently enter into a Recognizance of One Thousand
Pounds to the King's Majesty to be levied on his Goods,
Lands, and Tenements, to the Use of our Sovereign
Lord the King, upon Condition, That if he the said Sir
Ellis Leighton shall appear before the Lords in Parliament when he shall be thereunto required by this House,
then this his Recognizance shall be void, or otherwise
to stand in full Force and Virtue:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Sir Ellis Leighton be, and is hereby, discharged from his
present Imprisonment in Newgate; and this shall be a
sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Keeper of Newgate, his Deputy and
Deputies, and every of them.
Walter James was called in; and entered
into the Recognizance following:
Hitherto examined, this20th of December, 1678, by us,
Memorandum quod Walterus James Ar. recognovit se debere Domino Regi Mille Libras,
Levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis et Catallis suis, ad Usum Domini Regis.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, "That if the said Walter James
shall appear personally before the Lords in
Parliament, when he shall be thereunto required by this House, then this Recognizance to be void; otherwise to stand in full
Force and Virtue."
Plunket, Leave to come from Ireland.
This House being moved, on the Behalf of Nicholas
Plunkett, of Dunsoghly, in the Kingdom of Ireland, that
he may have Liberty to come and settle his Affairs in
Town, and so to pass away to Ireland:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Nicholas Plunkett
be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted to come
and stay in Town, for Ten Days next after his coming
to Town, and no longer, for settling his Affairs here;
and then to repair, with Two Servants, videlicet, James
Plunkett and Edmond Leimagh to any of His Majesty's
Sea Ports of this Kingdom, and to pass thence into the
Kingdom of Ireland, without the Lett, Stay, or Interruption of any Person or Persons whatsoever: And this
shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Papers to be returned to the Clerk of the Council.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Essex, from the
Lords Committees to examine Persons and Papers,
"That their Lordships have perused the Papers lately
delivered to them (by His Majesty's Order) by One
of the Clerks of the Council; and desire the Directions of the House for the Disposal thereof:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Papers shall be
returned to the Clerk of the Council, by whom they
were delivered to the said Lords Committees.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Bedford, Earl of Clare,
Vicecomes Fauconberg, Vicecomes Newport, Lord Windsor,
Lord Wotton, Lord Pagett, Lord Gerard, Lord Cornwallis,
and Lord Freschevile, are added to the Committee for
Giffard, Penderell's, & al. to be exempted from Laws against Papists.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Mr. Charles Giffard, Francis
Yates and his Wife, William Penderell, John Penderel,
Richard Penderel, Humphrey Penderel, and Georg Penderel, Mr. Thomas Whitgreave of Moseley, Colonel William Carlos, and Mr. Francis Reynold of Carleton in the
County of Bedford, who were instrumental in the Preservation of His Majesty's Person after the Battle at
Worcester, or such of them as are now living, shall, for
their said Service, live as freely as any of His Majesty's
Protestant Subjects, without being liable or subject to
the Penalties of any of the Laws relating to Popish
Recusants; and that a Bill be prepared and brought
into this House for that Purpose, and the Name of Mr.
John Huddleston be inserted therein.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 9um diem
instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic