House of Lords Journal Volume 13
19 March 1679

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 19 March 1679', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 465-466. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11650 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 19 die Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Suffolk.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Thannett.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes St. Alban.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Guilford.
Comes Sussex.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Halyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Norris.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Paulett.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Freschevile.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. Park.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day these Lords following did take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament:

James Lord Norris.

Thomas Lord Cromwell.

Members of the Convocation to take the Oaths, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act disabling any Person from sitting in either House of Convocation, till he hath taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, herein contained."

Popish Recusants, for Discovery of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Discovery, and more speedy Conviction, of Popish Recusants."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, Tomorrow Morning.

Report concerning Appeals and Impeachments of last Parliament:

Next, the House took into Consideration the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, "Whether Petitions of Appeal, which were presented the last Parliament, be still in Force, to be proceeded on; and concerning the State of Impeachments brought up from the House of Commons the last Parliament, and all the Incidents relating thereunto."

E. of Lincoln takes the Oaths in the Midst of the Debates upon it.

And, in the Midst of the Debate, the Earl of Lyncolne came into the House, and took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.

The Debate being suspended upon this Occasion, the House made the ensuing Order:

Lords to take the Oaths at the First Sitting of the House.

"Whereas, by an Act passed in the Thirtieth Year of His now Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament," all and every of the Peers of this Realm are to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and make and subscribe the Declaration, in the said Act contained, in such Manner as therein is directed: Now, for preventing Interruption of Debates, by the late coming in of Lords to take the said Oaths, and make and subscribe the said Declaration, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That such Peers as have not taken the said Oaths, and made and subscribed the said Declaration, and come to the House with an Intent to do the same, are to be present for that Purpose at the First Sitting of the House; or otherwise they are to withdraw from the Debates of the House of Peers for that Day."

Standing Order.

And it is further ORDERED, That this Order be added to the Roll of the Standing Orders of this House.

After this, the House proceeded in the Debate aforesaid.

And, after some Time spent therein, it was desired, "That this Question might be put, Whether to agree with the Committee in this Report?"

Then this previous Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee in this Report?"

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Continuance of Impeachments, &c. of last Parliament in Statu quo.

The House this Day taking into Consideration the Report made from the Lords Committees for Privileges, "That, in Pursuance of the Order of the 17th Instant, to them directed, for considering whether Petitions of Appeal, which were presented to this House in the last Parliament, be still in Force to be proceeded on, and for considering of the State of the Impeachments brought up from the House of Commons the last Parliament, and all the Incidents relating thereunto; upon which the Lords Committees were of Opinion, That, in all Cases of Appeals and Writs of Error, they continue, and are to be proceeded on, in Statu quo, as they stood at the Dissolution of the last Parliament, without beginning de novo; and that the Dissolution of the last Parliament doth not alter the State of the Impeachments brought up by the Commons in that Parliament."

After some Time spent in Consideration thereof;

It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House agrees with the Lords Committees in the said Report.

Knype, L. Stourton's Steward, Leave to travel and take Care of his Lordship's Estates.

This House being moved, "That George Knype Gentleman, Steward to the Lord Stourton, a Peer of this Realm, for his Lands and Rents, may have Liberty to look after the Lord Stourton's Estate and Rents:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Knype, as Steward to the said Lord Stourton, be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted to travel, and take Care of the said Lord Stourton's Estate, and of receiving his Lordship's Rent, for the Space of Six Weeks from the Date of this Order; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

Additional Clerks for the Committee for examining the Plot.

Upon Report made, by the Lord Viscount Hallyfax, from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, "That their Lordships, having already more Business before them than the Clerks now attending the Service of this House can have Time to go through with, are of Opinion, That it may be fit for this House to appoint Two more Clerks, to attend their Lordships Business at that Committee:"

Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Parliaments shall present to this House the Names of Two such Persons as he is willing to associate to himself for this Purpose; to the End the House may consider of them, and in what Manner the said Clerks may be obliged to such Secresy as is requisite for the said Employment, and of what Allowance may be thought fit for this House humbly to move His Majesty in, to be by His gracious Order paid to them for their said Service.

Lawson, Lady Stafford's Steward, Leave to travel, and take Care of her Estate, &c.

The House being moved, "That Ralph Lawson Gentleman, Steward to the Lady Viscountess Stafford for her Lands and Rents, may have Liberty to look after and take Care of the said Lady Stafford's Estate and Rents:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Ralph Lawson, as Steward to the said Lady Stafford, be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted to travel and take Care of the said Lady Stafford's Estate, and Receiving of her Rents, for the Space of Six Weeks from the Date of this Order, and no longer; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

Address for 500 l. to Bedloe, for discovering Sir Ed. Bury Godfrey's Murderers.

Upon Report made by the Lord Viscount Hallyfax, from the Lords Committees for examining Matters relating to the Discovery of the late horrid Conspiracy, "That William Bedloe hath acquainted their Lordships, that he hath not yet received the Five Hundred Pounds which was promised by His Majesty's Proclamation to such Person as should discover any of the Murderers of Sir Edmond Berry Godfrey, though it hath some Time since been adjudged due to him, being a Discoverer of One of them, by the Lords Committees of His Majesty's Council Board:"

It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to represent to Him, from this House, the said William Bedloe's present Case; and to desire, "That His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Order for the Payment of the said Five Hundred Pounds, according to His Majesty's Royal Proclamation in that Behalf published."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 20um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.