DIE Veneris, 19 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of Yorke.
Epus. St. David's.
|Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux de Bolton.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. (fn. *)
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Simoniacal Promotions, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act, that Simoniacal Promotion of one Person may not prejudice
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Dux of Somerset.
Dux of South'ton.
Dux of Bolton.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
|Arch. of York.
Epus. St. David's.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to consider
whether a Clause against Non-residency is proper to be added to this Bill, or a Bill against
Non-residency by itself; and to draw the said
Clause or Bill, and report it to the House.
Forster versus Forster.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon
the Petition of Henry Forster Gentleman; shewing,
That, on the 25th of Novemb. 26° Caroli 2di Regis,
he had a Decree made, by the late Lord Chancellor
Nottingham, then Lord Keeper, for the Performance
of a Marriage Settlement, which Decree was signed
and enrolled; and that John Forster, without performing the said Decree, obtained an Order from the
late Lord Chancellor Jeffryes for re-hearing the said
Cause; upon which Hearing, the last Day of May,
1688, his Lordship ordered the Petitioner's Bill to
stand dismissed, with Costs; and praying the said Dismission may be reversed, and that the aforesaid Decree made by the Lord Chancellor Nottingham may
be affirmed;" as also hearing Counsel upon the Answer of John Forster put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered
by Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is ORDERED
and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Henry Forster be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and
that the Decree of Dismission made by the Lord Jefferyes in the Court of Chancery, from which he appealed
to this House, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Serle versus Clarke.
After hearing Counsel, the 6th of April Instant, at
the Bar, upon the Petition of Henry Serle Esquire;
complaining of several Proceedings in the Court of
Chancery, after Judgement given in this House, by the
late Lord Chancellor Jeffryes, for and on the Behalf of
Sir Robert Clerke, Nicholas Barebone, and others, who
did, by colour of the Order of Reference, not only take
Cognizance of the said Matter referred, but also of
those Matters which this House had adjudged and determined; and also did order the Petitioner to be committed and kept close Prisoner in The Fleete, and granted
an Injunction to stay his building on the said Fields;
and that the said Lord Chancellor, on the 8th Day of
June, 1686, did, without any Evidence or Proof, set
up a Title to the said Clerke, by colour of the Declaration of Trust, and decreed the Six Clerks (to whom
the Petitioner was compelled to convey) to convey over
to the said Clerke, or whom he should appoint, a Moiety
of the said Leasehold Premises; and afterwards the
said Doctor Barbone and the others, Defendants, did exhibit a new Bill against the said Serle, to reverse the
Judgement given by this House touching the Fee Simple
Parts of the said Premises, and other Things in the said
Petition set forth; as also upon hearing Counsel, the said
Day, upon the Answers of James Mathews, Nicholas
Barebone Doctor in Physic, Michaell Schrimpshire Goldsmith, Jonathan Barthropp Esquire, Thomas Powell
Esquire, Thomas Alston Esquire, and James Doardman
Gentleman, put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by
Counsel on either Part upon the said Petition and Answer put in thereunto, it is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Decree and Orders made
by the late Lord Chancellor Jeffryes, on the Behalf of
the said Sir Robert Clerke and Nicholas Barebone, and
the other Defendants, from which the said Henry Serle
appealed to this House, be, and are hereby, reversed;
and that the said Mr. Serle's Title to the Fields in
Question be, and is hereby, affirmed; and that the Six
Clerks in Chancery, and all other Persons claiming by
or under them, do and shall re-convey and re-assign
unto Mr. Serle, or as he shall appoint, the Leasehold
Sixth Part of the said Fields, called Lincolne's Inne Litle
Fields, the Whole in Six Parts to be divided, freed
from all Incumbrances made or done by them, or any
of them, together with the Lease and Assignment thereof to them made by Orders of the Court of Chancery;
and that all Writings concerning the same, that were
by any Orders of that Court brought into it, shall be
delivered by the Masters of the said Court unto the
said Mr. Serle; and that the said new Bill, exhibited by
the said Doctor Barebone and others against the said
Serle, be dismissed the said Court of Chancery.
Bill for Exportation of Corn.
ORDERED, That the Committee to encourage the
Transportation of Corn do meet this Afternoon, at Four
of the Clock.
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Duke of Somerset hath Leave
to go into the Country, for his Health.
ORDERED, That the Lord Ferrers hath Leave to go
into the Country; and will leave his Proxy.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 20um diem instantis
Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 10th June, 1689.
North & Grey.