House of Lords Journal Volume 12
4 January 1671


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 4 January 1671', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 397-398. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 4 die Januarii

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt


His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke
Arch Eborac
Epus London
Epus Ely
Epus Carlile
Epus Oxon
Epus Rochester
Epus St Asaph.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil et Bar Ds Custos Magni Sigilli
Marq Dorchester
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis
Comes Bedford
Comes Suffolk
Comes Dorsett
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton
Comes Bristoll
Comes Clare
Comes Bolingbrooke
Comes Berks
Comes Rivers
Comes Dover
Comes Petriburgh
Comes Chesterfield
Comes Strafford
Comes Norwich
Comes Essex
Comes Cardigon
Comes Anglesey
Comes Craven
Comes Aylsbury
Vicecomes de Stafford
Vicecomes Fauconberg
Ds Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State
Ds Eure
Ds Willoughby
Ds Petre
Ds Grey
Ds Coventry
Ds Howard de Esc
Ds Mohun
Ds Powis
Ds Newport
Ds Byron
Ds Widdrington
Ds Ward
Ds Lucas
Ds Bellasis
Ds Gerrard de Brandon
Ds Langdale
Ds Holles
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Delamer
Ds Ashley
Ds Butler
Ds Howard de Castle Rysing


Hall's Bill

The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for exchanging of Lands of Benedict Hall, and, having heard all Parties therein, and finding it to be a Bill only for Change of Lands, do think it fit to pass, with some few Amendments"

Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for an Exchange and Sale of Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Benedict Hall Esquire"

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir P Howard's and Watson's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting to Sir Phillip Howard and Francis Watson Esquire the sole Use of a Manufacture, Art, or Invention, for the Benefit of Shipping"

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following

Marq Dorchester
L Great Chamberlain
L Steward
Comes Suffolk
Comes Bridgwater
Comes North'ton
Comes Bolingbrooke
Comes Berks
Comes Dover
Comes Strafford
Comes Norwich
Comes Anglesey
Comes Aylsbury
Vicecomes de Stafford
Epus London
Epus Ely
Epus Carlile
Epus Oxon
Epus. Rochester
Ds Grey.
Ds Newport
Ds Byron
Ds Lucas
Ds Bellasis.
Ds Holles
Ds Ashley
Ds Howard Cast Rysing

Then Lordships, or any Five or more of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings

E of Lincoln's Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Ed ward Earl of Lyncolne to settle a Jointure"

Manors of Ramsey and Wardboys Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vacating a Decree, for settling the Boundary and Extents of the Manors of Ramsey and Wardboyes, in the County of Huntingdon"

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Message to H C with Hall's and Sir W Smith's Bill

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Nathamell Hobart and Mr Beversham

To return them the Bill concerning Benedict Hall, and the Bill concerning Sir William Smith and others, with Amendments made by this House, to which the Lords desire Concurrence

The Earl Rivers is added to the Committee concerning the Hamborough Company, and to the Committee for the Bill concerning John Knight

The Earl of Essex is added to the Committee concerning the Hamborough Company

Pitt versus Pelham

It was moved, "That the latter Part of the Order of the 17th Day of December last, made in the Cause between Put and Pelham, might be altered, and that it might run in the Words following

"And that therefore the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, of the Lord Chancellor, for the Time being, be, and is hereby, directed to set aside the said Dismission And their Lordships do further adjudge, That the Heirs at Law to William Sherley, the Testator in the said Petition mentioned, shall forthwith, by good Assurance in Law, convey the said Testator's Lands in Blandford to the Petitioner Robert Pitt and his Heirs, and the Court of Chancery are to compel them so to do"

ORDERED, That this House approves and allows of this Alteration

Ly Delawar's Privilege

Upon reading the humble Petition of Walcott Briscoe (now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for sueing the Lady Dowager Delawarr to the Outlawry, contrary to the Privilege of Peerage) expressing his Sorrow for his said Offence, and praying the Pardon of this House, and that he may be discharged from his present Restraint; it appearing that he the said Walcot Briscoe hath used what Means possible he could to make his Submission to the said Lady Delawar for the same; but cannot obtain Admittance to her Presence:

Brisco released.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Walcott Briscoe (who this Day at the Bar received the Repre hension of this House for his said Offence) be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint by reason thereof, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.