DIE Martis, 28 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Marq. Carmerden, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux Norff. et Comes Maresc.
Dux de Bolton.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Dorset, L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Willoughby P.
Ds. Howard Essing.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill to enable
Theodore Bathurst to make a Jointure for his Wife,
and to make Provision for his Daughters, and raise
Younger Sons Portions, and Money for Payment of
his Debts, have met several Times; and, having heard
all Persons therein concerned, have thought fit to
make some Amendments therein, which are offered
to their Lordships Consideration."
Which said Amendments were read Twice, and approved of; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with
the said Amendments.
The Lord North reported, "That the Committee
have considered the Bill to enable Robert Penwarden
to sell Lands, to enable him to pay his Brothers and
Sisters Portions; and, having heard all Persons therein
concerned, have made some Amendments, and offer the
same to the Consideration of the House."
The said Amendments were read Twice; were agreed;
and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Message from H. C. to return Arundel Ground Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Foley, &c.
Who returned the Bill for building into Tenements
the remaining Part of Arundell Ground as now enclosed;
to which the Commons do agree, without any Amendment.
Astley & al. Nat. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Anne Astley and others."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Duke of Somerset.
L. G. Chamberlain.
|Epus. St. Asaph.
Their Lordships, or any Three; to meet To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's
The Earl of Bridgewater reported as follows:
Report concerning James Percy, claiming the Title of E. of Northumb.
"Die Veneris, 24° Maii, 1689.
"By the Lords Committees for Privileges.
"ORDERED, To report, That their Lordships have
perused the Proceedings that have been before the
House, upon James Percie's Petitions: That they
find, that the House, on the 28th of March, 1673,
dismissed the said James Percie's Petitions; and resolved the next Day, to consider what further Proceedings should be had against the said James Percie
concerning the Imposture: That the House was
next Day adjourned; so nothing more was done
"That their Lordships are of Opinion, That there
should be no Countenance given to this Petition; but
that the House would please to appoint a Day, to
consider what further Proceedings shall be had against
the said James Percy, concerning the Imposture, pursuant to the said Order of the 28th of March.
"That their Lordships are also of Opinion, That his
again calling himself "right and lawful Earl of Northumberland," in the Petition referred to the Committee, after the House hath dismissed his former Petition to the same Purpose, is insolent, and injurious to
the House: Besides, there are several scandalous Reflections therein on the Duke and Dutchess of Somerset; which their Lordships leave to the Censure
of the House."
D of Somerset's Counsel to be heard against him.
Whereupon the House made the ensuing Order:
"Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred to consider of the
Petition of James Percy, and what is fit to be done to
prevent Disturbance by him, who hath so often troubled the House, That they have perused the Journal
and Proceedings upon the Petitions of James Percy;
and that they find the House, on 28 March 1673, dismissed his Petitions, and resolved the next Day what further Proceedings should be had against the said James
Percy concerning the Imposture; and that, by Adjournment of the House, nothing was done therein: After
Consideration had of the said Report, it is ORDERED,
by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, That this House will hear the Counsel of
his Grace the Duke of Somerset, against the said James
Percy, concerning the Imposture, as also Counsel for
the said James Percy, on Tuesday the Eleventh of
June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
L. Biron, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Biron hath Leave to be
absent for some Time, for his Health.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords waited on the King, in the Prince's Lodgings.
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 to the Commons His
Majesty's Pleasure, "That they should presently attend
Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty
gave His Royal assent to these Bills following; the
Titles were read by One of the Assisting Clerks attending this House, in the Absence of the Clerk of
"1. An Act for empowering Their Majesties to
commit without Bail such Persons as They shall find
just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government."
The Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"2. An Act for building into Tenements the remaining
Part of Arundell Ground, as now enclosed."
"Soit sait come il est desire."
After this, His Majesty withdrew.
The House was resumed.
Sir John Tayler's Oath of summoning L. Griffin.
This Day Sir John Tayler, upon Oath given him at
the Bar, deposeth, "That he, being employed by the
Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, went
to the House of the Lord Griffin in Northamptonshire,
to serve him with the Order of the Lords in Parliament, to summon him to attend this House forthwith;
but the Lord Griffin being not at home, he left a
Copy of the said Order with his Lordship's Bailiff,
who said, he would send it to him so soon as he knew
where he was."
Order to attach L. Griffin.
Hereupon the House made the following Order:
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy
and Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of Edward Lord Griffin, and bring him in safe Custody to
this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on
Lords absent at the Call of the House.
Next, the House took into Consideration those Lords
who were absent at the Calling of the House:
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Cov. & Litchfeild.
D. of Newcastle.
To be Summoned.
To be summoned.
To be summoned.
To be summoned.
To be summoned.
To be summoned.
Then the House ordered, a Letter should be written
by the Speaker, to summon the Earl of Exon, Earl
Clarendon, Earl of Yarmouth, Duke of Newcastle, Earl
Carlile, and the Lord Conyers.
Letter to summon Lords.
The Contents of which Letter follow:
"I am commanded, by the House, to acquaint you,
That it is their Pleasure, that you attend this House
on Thursday the Sixth of June next, at Ten of the
Clock in the Forenoon; and herein they expect your
Compliance, all Excuses set aside. I am
May 28, 1689.
"Most humble Servant."
Sir J. Bradshaw versus Northend.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause
wherein Sir James Bradshaw is Plaintiff, and Christopher
Northend Defendant, on Thursday next, at Ten of the
Clock in the Forenoon.
ORDERED, To consider the Business of the Marches
of Wales, on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the
Titus Oates' Petition, to be released.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
"The most humble Petition of Titus Oates,
"That your Petitioner's extraordinary Punishments
and Trouble have been so heavy upon your Petitioner,
that it is a great Mercy of GOD that he is not deprived of his Senses; and your Petitioner ever had so
great a Veneration for your Lordships, and ever was
so far from saying or doing any Thing wittingly which
might in the least interfere with the Rights and Privileges of this Honourable House, that, if any Thing
be inserted in his Case or Petition which offends your
Lordships, it proceeds from Ignorance or Inadvertency;
and humbly begs your Lordships Pardon.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays your
Lordships, in your Lordships great Wisdoms
and Compassion, to discharge him from his Confinement, being much afflicted to lie under
your Lordships Displeasure upon this or any
To be brought to the Bar.
The House, upon this, ORDERED, That Titus Oates
should be brought to the Bar, to make his Submission
to this House.
ORDERED, That the Marshal of The Marshalsea of
The King's Bench do forthwith bring Titus Oates, now in
his Custody, to the Bar of this House.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Jovis, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Maii, hora
decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 4th July, 1689,
North & Grey.