DIE Martis, 11 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Grey de Roleston.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting the
Capital Messuage, or Mansion-house, of Bodvile, and
the Demesnes thereof, and divers other Lands and
Tenements and Hereditaments, in the County of Carnarvon and the Island of Anglesey, in Robert Stapilton
Esquire and his Heirs, in Trust for John Cresset Gentleman and his Heirs for ever."
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in Consideration of Heads for a Bill for securing
the Protestant Religion.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of North'ton reported, "That the Committee have been in Consideration of that Head (fn. *)
concerns the suppressing of Blasphemy and Prophaneness; and are of Opinion, That there be a particular
Bill to suppress this Evil: To that Purpose, the House
is desired that a Committee of a few Lords may be
appointed, to prepare a Bill for the Suppression of
the horrid Sins of Atheism, Prophaneness, and Blasphemy, with such severe Punishments as may make
the Bill effectual."
The House agreed to this Report; and named these
Lords following to be a Committee for that Purpose:
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Bridgwater.
|Mr. Justice Windham,
||To assist the Lords.
|Mr. Justice Atkins,
Their Lordships are to meet when, and where, and
as oft as, they shall think fit.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee
again, to proceed in the Heads to secure the Protestant
The House being resumed;
The Earl of North'ton reported, "That the Committee desires that Friday next may be appointed for
the House to be in a Committee again concerning
Which the House ordered accordingly.
Taylor sent for, for Blasphemy.
A Paper was presented to the House, being Examinations taken by some Justices of Peace in the County
of Surrey, concerning some Blasphemous Speeches
spoken by John Taylor, now a Prisoner in the Gaol at
Which Paper being read, the House ordered as followeth; videlicet,
"Whereas John Taylor, now a Prisoner in the Gaol
of Guildford, in the County of Surrey, for uttering
Blasphemous Words, is to be brought to the Bar of
this House on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the
Clock: It is ORDERED, That Doctor Windebanke,
and Edward Ford Mayor of Guildford, Thomas Canfield, Henry Flutter, William Sambick, Martin Neale,
and such other Persons as did either take or give any
Information concerning the said John Taylor, be, and
are hereby, required to attend this House at the Time
ORDERED, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, or his Deputy, shall bring in safe Custody to the
Bar of this House on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock
in the Forenoon, the Body of John Taylor, now Prisoner
in the Gaol at Guildford, in the County of Surrey, for
Blasphemous Words by him uttered; and this shall be
a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, his Deputy and Deputies;
and also to the Gaoler or Keeper of
the Gaol at Guildford, and his Deputies and Under-officers; as also to all
Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables,
and other His Majesty's Officers, to
be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Hallet versus Kendall.
This House being moved, on the Behalf of Thomas
Kendall, "That the Hearing of the Cause depending
in this House, between him and Mary Hallet Widow,
may be put off, from Friday the 14th of this Instant
May, on which Day it was appointed to be heard:"
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel
on both Parts, in the said Cause, on Thursday the 20th
Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the
Forenoon; whereof the said Thomas Kendall is to cause
timely Notice to be given to the said Mary Hallet for
Dutchess of Cleveland, Privilege: Channell released.
Whereas John Channell Plumber, being a Prisoner
under the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod, for his Contempt of an Order of this House made
concerning him, was this Day brought to the Bar, where
he received the Reprehension of this House for his said
It is ORDERED, That the said John Channell be, and
is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint for his
said Contempt, paying his Fees due to the Officers of
this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on
E. of Strafford versus Eyres, for Scandal.
Upon reading the Paper, or Case, intituled, The
Case of William Eyres Esquire, complained of as a scandalous Paper by the Earl of Strafford:
It is ORDERED, That the Examination of the Matter
of Calumny in the said Paper, or Case, is hereby referred to the Committee for Privileges, who are to make
Report thereof unto the House.
ORDERED, That a Bill concerning Manufactures
shall be read the First Time To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
12um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis