DIE Lunæ, 16 die Decembris
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
L. Privy Seal.
Dux Norfolk et Comes Maresc.
Dux de Bolton.
Ds. Grey de R.
Ds. (fn. *)
Barthrop, L. Cornwalls's Servant, Privilege: Wych & al. released.
Upon reading the Petition of Edmond Wych, James
Robinson, Richard Harding, and John Richards; shewing, "That they are very sorry for their Offence committed against this House, in arresting William Barthrop, menial Servant to the Right Honourable the
Lord Cornwallis, and praying to be discharged:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edmond
Wych, James Robinson, Richard Harding, and John
Richards, be, and are hereby, discharged from their
Restraint for the said Offence, paying their Fees; and
this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House,
his Deputy and Deputies, and every
Coke versus Fountain and Guavas.
Upon reading the Petition of William Guavas Esquire; shewing, "That Edward Coke Esquire (fn. †) have formerly, by Order of this House, had his Papers and
Writings delivered them, without which he is not
able to make his Defence:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Writings delivered
as aforesaid shall be produced, so as the said William
Guavas may have the Use of them, in order to his making his Defence at the Hearing of the Cause in this
House, on Monday the 23th of this Instant December,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be
appointed for hearing the Cause depending in this
House, wherein Edward Coke Esquire is Plaintiff,
and Andrew Fountaine and William Guavas Esquire Defendants; and that the said Andrew Fountaine do produce the Vellum Book by him produced in the Court
of Exchequer at the Hearing there:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear
the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar,
on Monday the 23th Instant, at Ten of the Clock
in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, that
the said Andrewe Fountaine be, and is hereby, required
to produce at the said Hearing the Vellum Book and
stitched Papers by him produced at the Hearing in the
Court of Exchequer.
Papists who will take Oaths of Fealty.
Upon Report to this House, from the Committee appointed to inspect the Laws against Papists, "That
the said Committee do proceed to draw a Bill for
Ease of such Papists as will take the Oaths of Fidelity:"
ORDERED, That Mr. Justice Dolben and Mr. Baron
Nevill do attend the Lords Committees appointed to
inspect the Laws against Papists, To-morrow at Nine
of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Pelham versus Clowdsley & al. Dean's Creditors.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the
Petition of Charles Pelham; shewing, "That Thomas
Deane, of London, Merchant, made his Will in May
1682, and thereby devised all his Manors and Lands
in the County of Bucks and elsewhere, unto George
Pelham Esquire, and the Heirs of his Body; and that,
in 1685, Paul Clowdesly, William Sherard, Richard
Coker, and Adam Cooke, pretended Creditors to the
said Thomas Deane, exhibited their Bill in Chancery
against George Pelham, who was Heir and Executor
of Thomas Deane; and the said Charles Pellham now
complaining in his Petition of a Decree made by the
Lord Chancellor Jefferyes, the 19th Day of November 1686, wherein the Real as well as the Personal
Estate is subjected to the Payment of all his Debts;"
as also upon the Answers of Paul Clowdesley, William
Sherrard, Richard Cooker, Adam Cooke, Robert Forster, John Powling, and the Answer of Rob't Clarkeson Esquire, and Robert Greenway Gentleman, put in
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 and
Appeal of Charles Pellham be, and is hereby, dismissed
this House; and that the Decree of the Court of Chancery, from which he appealed, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Rogerson's Nat. Bill.
The Duke of Bolton reported from the Committee,
the Bill for declaring John Rogerson to be a natural
Subject of this Kingdom fit, as it is, to pass.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act declaring
and enacting John Rogerson to be a natural-born Subject of this Kingdom."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir John Hoskins and Sir Samuell Astrey:
To let them know, that this House doth agree in
the Bill for declaring and enacting John Rogerson to be
a natural-born Subject of this Kingdom.
Message from them, that they agree to the Amendments in the Land Tax Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Richard Hampden Esquire and others;
To acquaint the Lords, that the Commons do agree
to the Amendments made in the Bill for granting an
Aid to Their Majesties of Two Shillings in the Pound,
for One Year.
Mildret versus Wright.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of
King's Bench brought in the Transcript of a Writ of
Error, to reverse a Judgement between Mildret and
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords went to put on their Robes.
The King, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned
with His Robes and Regal Crown, commanded the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify His Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend
Who being come, with their Speaker; he made the
Speaker of H. C's Speech.
"May it please Your Majesty,
"Your dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons in
this present Parliament assembled, taking into Consideration the great and necessary Expences Your
Majesty will sustain in the Prosecution of the War
wherein Your Majesty is now engaged, did, at their
First Meeting in this present Session, unanimously
agree to present Your Majesty with a Supply of
Two Millions, the greatest Part of which they resolved to charge upon their Lands, as the most
speedy and effectual Way of raising present Money
for this Occasion; but, finding that great Abuses
had been committed in assessing the late Supply of
the like Nature, they have endeavoured to provide
against those Abuses in raising of this present Tax;
the Consideration whereof hath taken up much of
their Time, and produced a Bill of an unusual
Length, which I now offer to Your Majesty's gracious Acceptance.
"They have likewise agreed upon a Bill for declaring of their Rights and Liberties, which were so
notoriously violated in the late Reign; humbly desiring Your Majesty to give Life to it by the Royal
Assent, that so it may remain, not only as a Security to them from the like Attempts hereafter, but
be a lasting Monument to all Posterity, of what
they owe to Your Majesty for their Deliverance."
This Speech being ended; the Clerk of the Parliament received the Bill of Aid at the Speaker's Hand,
and brought it to the Table, where the Title was read
by the Clerk of the Crown; videlicet,
"An Act for a Grant to Their Majesties of an Aid
of Two Shillings in the Pound, for One Year."
To which the Royal Assent was pronounced, by
the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words,
"Le Roy et la Reyne, remerciant leur loyals
Subjects, et acceptant leur Benevolence
et ainsi le veulent."
Then His Majesty gave His Royal Assent to these
"An Act, declaring the Rights and Liberties of the
Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown."
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"An Act for the Naturalization of William Watts."
"An Act, declaring and enacting John Rogerson to
be a natural-born Subject of this Kingdom."
To these Two Private Bills the Royal Assent was
pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments,
in these Words,
"Soit sait come il est desiré."
After this, His Majesty withdrew Himself.
The House was resumed.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, 17um diem Decembris instantis, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.