DIE Lunæ, 21 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
|Ds. Willoughby Ers.
Ds. Grey Ruth.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day John Lord Vaughan took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the
Statutes made in that Behalf.
John Mathewes and John Evelyn made Oath at the
Bar, "That they did see the Lord Viscount Lumley
receive the Sacrament, according to the Church of
This being done, his Lordship took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration directed, according
to the Statute of 25 Caroli II.
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and that they agree to the Amendments in the Poll Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and others:
1. To let their Lordships know, that they agree to
the Amendments which their Lordships made in the
Act for raising Monies, by a Poll or otherwise, towards
the reducing of Ireland, and prosecuting the War against
2. To present their Lordships with a Bill, intituled,
"An Act for granting to Their Majesties, for Their
Lives, and the Life of the Survivor of Them, certain
Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors;" to
which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
E. of Scarborough introduced.
This Day Richard Lord Viscount Lumley, being
created Earl of Scarb'rough, being in his Robes brought
into the House, between the Earl of Bridgewater and
the Earl of Stamford, being also in their Robes; Garter
King at Arms, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod,
and the Lord Great Chamberlain, going before, and so
presented him to the Lords.
His Lordship presented his Patent to the Speaker,
on his Knee, on the Woolsack; who, receiving it, presently again brought it to the Clerk's Table, where it
was read, bearing Date the 15th Day of this Instant
April, 1690: And, after this, was brought and placed
on the Earls Bench.
E. of Warrington introduced.
In the like Manner, Henry Lord Delamer, being created
Earl of Warrington, by Patent dated the 17th Day of
this Instant April, 1690, was introducted, between the
Earl of Stamford and the Earl of Bridgwater.
His Patent was read at the Table; and then brought
to his Place at the lower End of the Earls Bench.
Bill for a Grant of an Excise to Their Majesties.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting to
Their Majesties, for Their Lives, and the Life of the
Survivor of Them, certain Impositions upon Beer,
Ale, and other Liquors."
L. Willoughby of Eresby introduced:
This Day Robert Willoughby de Eresby Chevalier,
Eldest Son of Robert Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, having received Their Majesties
Writ, to summon him to sit in this present Parliament,
was introducted, in his Robes, between Phillip Lord Wharton and Peregrine Lord Keveton; the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, and the Lord
Great Chamberlain of England, going before him.
His Lordship delivered his Writ of Summons, on his
Knee, to the Speaker of the House; who delivering the
same to the Clerk of the Parliaments, it was read at
the Table; and afterwards he was placed on the Barons
Bench, in his Father's Barony.
The Writ of Summons:
His Writ of Summons:
"Gulielmus & Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scot.
Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex & Regina, Fidei Defensores,
&c. Prædilecto & Fideli Nostro Rob'to Willughby de
Eresby Chevalier, Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud
Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii ult.
præterit. teneri ordinavimus, & ibidem, cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri
Colloquium habere et tractatum; vobis, sub Fide &
Ligeantia quibus Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo mandamus, quod, consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate & Periculis imminentibus, cessante
Excusatione quacunque, ad Parliamentum Nostrum præd. Vicesimo Primo Die instantis Aprilis, personaliter intersitis, Nobiscum, ac cum Prælatis, Magnatibus, & Proceribus præd. super dictis Negotiis
tractatur. vestrumque (fn. *) Consilium impensur. Et hoc, sicut Nos & Honorem Nostrum, ac Salvationem & Defensionem Regni & Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionem
que dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.
"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. 19° Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.
Takes the Oaths.
After this, Robert Lord Willoughby de Eresby took the
Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes made in that Behalf.
Law, Practice of, Bill for regulating.
Upon Report of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the
Benefit of the Subject, in relation to the Practice and
Execution of the Law:"
A Petition of Shem Bridges Esquire, William Tempest
Esquire, Richard Ashton, Tobias Eden, Officers in the
Courts of Law and Equity, and of many other Officers
in the said Courts; praying, "That they may be heard,
by their Counsel, before the said Bill pass:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill be, and
is hereby, re-committed to the Committee of the whole
House, on Wednesday next, after the Cause appointed
for the Day is heard; at which Time the Petitioners
shall be heard by their Counsel, as to what they have
to object against the said Bill.
Peacock, L. Howard's Servant, arrested.
The House being informed, "That Thomas Peacocke,
menial Servant to the Lord Howard of Escrik, a Peer
of this Realm, is arrested, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, by Dunning and Woodhouse,
Peacock released; and Dunning and Woodhouse sent for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Peacock
be, and is hereby, set at Liberty, if he now remains in
Custody; and that Dunning and Woodhouse Bailiffs be, and are hereby, required to attend at the Bar
of this House on Monday the 5th Day of May next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as they will answer
the contrary at their Peril: And this shall be a sufficient
Warrant on that Behalf.
Whether the Lords may amend Errors, before they have been heard in the Exchequer Chamber.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees appointed
to examine what Precedents they can find of Writs of
Error returned into the House of Peers, upon Judgements in the Exchequer, before any Writs of Error
sued out before the Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer:
It is ORDERED, That the said Lords Committees may
enquire, by such Ways as they shall think fit, whether
the House of Peers may correct Errors of Judgements
in the Exchequer, before they have been brought before the Treasurer and Chancellor in the Exchequer
Chamber; and that their Lordships may hear Counsel,
and the Judges, as they shall think fit.
Ludlow, Master of the Silver-office, Petition, concerning a Fee demanded by the Judges.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Ludlow, Master
the King's Silver-office; shewing, "That the Puisne
Judges of the Common Pleas have demanded a Fee
out of the Petitioner's Office; whereas, in Truth, no
such Fee was ever till of late paid, or demanded;
and praying, that he may be heard against the Demand of the said Fee, in order to the settling and
determining of the same:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be,
and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for
Petitions; who are to hear such Persons concerning the
same as they shall think fit, and afterwards to report to
Foden versus Farrington.
It is ORDERED, That the Petition of Edward Foden
Esquire be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Petitions; who are to consider thereof, and
report to the House.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 22um
diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic