House of Lords Journal Volume 15
23 April 1695

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 23 April 1695', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 564. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12181 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 23 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Richmond.
Dux South'ton.
Dux Ormond.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Shrewsbury.
March. Normanby.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Derby.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rumney.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Weston.

PRAYERS.

Message to H. C. for Committees of both Houses to meet in Exchequer Chamber, and for Sir T. Cook to attend there.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:

To acquaint them, that the Exchequer Chamber is prepared for the Committee of both Houses to meet in, to hear and examine Sir Thomas Cooke; and that the Lords do desire that they will give Order, that Sir Thomas Cooke may be in Readiness to attend the said Committee there.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Answer.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, return Answer:

That they have already given Order for Sir Thomas Cooke to be brought to the said Committee.

Message to H. C. appointing the Time for Committees to meet.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:

To acquaint them, that the Lords, who are named of the Committee for hearing and examining Sir Thomas Cooke, will be in the Exchequer Chamber at Half an Hour after Twelve a Clock; and that their Lordships have also resolved, that no Lords but those who are of that Committee be there present.

Parkins versus Briggs, in Error.

Upon reading the Petition of Katherine Parkins; shewing, "That, in Hillary Terme, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-three, she recovered a Judgement against William Briggs Marshal of the King's Bench; and that, to delay the Petitioner, he brought a Writ of Error in the Exchequer Chamber, where Judgement was affirmed, and also preferred a Bill in Chancery; and hath now brought a Writ of Error into this House (only to delay the Petitioner); and praying the said Writ of Error may be dismissed and remitted:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Writ of Error, not being brought in according to the Standing Rules of this House, shall not now be received; and that Execution may go on in the Court of King's Bench, notwithstanding the said Writ of Error.

Message from H. C. about Committees meeting.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bridges and others:

To acquaint this House, that they have agreed, that such of their Members who are named of the Committee for hearing and examining Sir Thomas Cooke do meet the Lords who are of the said Committee, Half an Hour after Twelve a Clock; and have resolved, that no Members of their House but those who are of the said Committee be present at the said Examination.

The Names of the Lords of the Committee being read over, the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords of the said Committee went to the Exchequer Chamber.

The House was resumed.

Report from the Committee of both Houses:

And the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have gone through with the Examinations of Sir Thomas Cooke, and think fit to meet To-morrow again, to perfect what was taken; and that Sir Bazil Firebrace is the only Person that can give an Account of Forty Thousand Pounds received by him."

Sir Bazil Firebrace to be attached.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of Sir Basil Firebrace; and they have hereby Power, and are required, to search any House or Houses where he shall be suspected to be, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora duodecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.