DIE Mercurii, 3 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Archb. de Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
|Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Henry Duke of Norfolke, Comes Marescallus.
Marq. de Winton.
Comes de Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Comes Dorset et Midd. L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Willoughby de Parham.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Marquis de Halifax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bp. of Sarum takes the Oaths.
This Day Gilbert Lord Bishop of Sarum took the
Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in
Pursuance of the Acts.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Dolben and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for
establishing the Coronation Oath;" to which the Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.
His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned
with His Regal Crown and Robes (the Peers being
also in their Robes), the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure
to the Commons, "That they presently attend His
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Clerk of
the Crown read the Titles of these Bills following severally:
"1. An Act for exhibiting a Bill in this present Parliament, for naturalizing the most Noble Prince George
"2. An Act for reviving of Actions and Process lately
depending in the Courts at Westminster, and discontinued by the not holding of Hillary Terme; and for
supplying other Defects relating to Proceedings at
"3. An Act for punishing Officers or Soldiers who
shall mutiny, or desert Their Majesties Service."
To all these Bills the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent to each particular
Bill, in these Words,
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
This being ended, His Majesty withdrew Himself.
Bill to annul Grants to Papists.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to annull and
make void all Gifts and Grants made to Papists."
ORDERED, That the Earl of Aylesbury hath Leave to
go into the Country, for a little Time.
Bill to nat. PrinceGeorge, and settle his Precedency.
Hodie 1a & 2a
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the
Naturalization of the most Noble Prince George of
Denmarke, and settling his Precedency."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Duke of Grafton.
Duke of Beaufort.
Duke of Northumb'l.
Marq. of Winton.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet at
Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's
Serle versus Clarke & al.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing the
Cause between Henry Serle Plaintiff, and Sir Rob't
Clarke and others Defendants:
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said
Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, on Saturday next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
ORDERED, That this House will take into Debate
To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, the
Report of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for uniting
Their Majesties Protestant Subjects."
Countess of Burlington concerning the E. of Salisbury's Brothers.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees, to whom
was referred the Consideration of the Countess of Burlington's Petition, concerning the Earl of Salisburie's
Brothers being sent beyond the Seas, "That it having
been made appear to their Lordships, by Mr. Roderick
the Schoolmaster of Eaton's Letters of the 16th and
23th of August last past, to the said Countess of Burlington, That the Earl of Salisbury had taken his
Brothers from the said School, where they were
placed by her Ladyship's Consent, who was their
Guardian; it also having been made appear to them
that they went into France from Salisbury House, where
the said Earl then was; Mr. Sadler having testified upon
Oath, that he saw them there the Day before they were
sent away; and Mr. Smith also testifying upon Oath,
that he helped them in a Room there to pack up their
Linen in a Portmanteau about Twelve a Clock in the
same Night, on which they went from the said House;
and that the Committee being satisfied, that the
Earl of Salisbury did take his Brothers from Eaton
School, and was instrumental in sending them to
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Earl
of Salisbury be, and is hereby, required to cause his
said Brothers William and Charles to be returned to the
Countess of Burlington before the Fifteenth Day of May
next; or otherwise this House will further proceed against
his Lordship as the Offence requires.
Roper versus Roper.
After hearing Counsel at the Bar, the 23th Day of
March 1688, upon the Petition and Appeal of Edward
Roper Esquire, complaining of a Decree made in the
Court of Chancery by the Lord Chancellor Jefferyes,
the 24 Day of February, in the Fourth Year of the
Reign of the late King James the Second, and by virtue of a Report and subsequent Orders made in the said
Cause, the Petitioner and all his Estate stands charged
to pay to Mrs Anne Roper 5,500£. and other Things in
the Petition set forth; as also upon the Answer of Mrs.
Ann Roper put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by
Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree,
made by the Lord Chancellor Jefferyes the 24th Day of
February aforesaid, and the Report and Subsequent Orders
made in the said Cause, from which the said Edward
Roper did appeal to this House on the Behalf of the
abovesaid Mrs. Anne Roper, be, and are hereby, reversed.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Jovis, videlicet, quartum diem instantis Aprilis,
hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.