DIE Sabbati, 11 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. David's.
|Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Bill against Duels.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for preventing the sending, carrying, and accepting of Challenges, and the Fighting of Duels."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to a Committee of the whole House; and to
be debated this Day Sevennight, and no other Business
then to intervene.
Herbert versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Whereas, upon the Petition and Complaint of Zouch
Herbert, against Sir John Lenthall Knight, Marshal of
the King's Bench Prison, Edward Merry, Oliver Clovery,
Sandalin, and William Kendar, being Prisoners,
who are to give Evidence of their Knowledge concerning the Matters complained of in the said Petition, are
Prisoners under Execution in the Custody of the said Sir
John Lenthall, and so cannot be brought to this House
without special Order:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's
Writ of Habeas Corpus, returnable immediate, shall be
awarded, commanding the said Sir John Lenthall to
bring the Bodies of the said Edward Merry, Oliver
Clovery, Sandalin, and William Kendar, before the Lords in Parliament, and the Lords Committees for Petitions, on Tuesday the 14th of this
Instant April, to the End they may be sworn and give
Evidence concerning the Complaint aforesaid: And because it is alledged, that some of the said Persons have
formerly made their Escapes, and others have attempted
to escape, it is further ORDERED, That the said Sir
John Lenthall shall take Care to bring them in such
safe Custody, as that they may be returned in Safety
Byron versus Balstons and Weldon.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorset, from the
Lords Committees appointed by the House to receive
and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships have
heard Counsel on both Parts, upon the Petition of
William Byron Esquire Plaintiff, and Dorothy Balston,
Mary Balston, and George Weldon Gentleman, Defendants; and, after Consideration had thereof, in respect of the many Difficulties which their Lordships
found therein, which they conceive themselves not
altogether proper to judge of, and for that they
conceived it not relievable elsewhere, it is their Lordships Opinion that the said Petition was sit to be retained, and to have a Hearing at the Bar, upon the
Merits thereof;" as also upon reading the said Petition of William Byron Esquire, and the Petition of the
Defendants Balstons and George Weldon Gentleman, in
Answer thereunto, this Day in the House:
After due Consideration had thereof, it is Resolved,
upon the Question, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That this House doth not agree
with the Report made from the Committee.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 13um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.