DIE Jovis, 19 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
|Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Howard Esc.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat
Tilsley and Potenger versus Wright & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Tilsley, and Anne Potenger Widow, from Four Orders and
a Report, made in the Court of Chancery, the Ninth
Day of November, the Ninth Day of March, One
Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-six, the First Day of
May, the Sixth Day of May, and the Nine and Twentieth Day of June, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetyseven, in a Suit there lately depending, by Bill of Revivor, between the Petitioners Complainants, and Angelot Wright Widow, (Executrix of John Tilsley) and
others, Defendants; and praying, "That, notwithstanding the said Orders and Report, the Petitioners
may be at Liberty to proceed to a Trial at Law upon
a former Issue:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Angelot Wright
may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and she
is hereby required to put in her Answer thereunto, in
Writing, on Thursday the Six and Twentieth Day of
this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Impeachments, Report concern in Methods of proceeding upon.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Method of Proceedings
upon Impeachments, as follows; (videlicet,)
"That their Lordships do find, upon their Search into
several Precedents of Proceedings upon Impeachments, that the Persons impeached have generally
been brought to the Bar of the House; where they
kneeled till they were bid to stand up; and the
Clerk read the Articles: And then the Speaker of the
House asked them, "What they had to say for themselves?" Whereupon, they desiring a Copy of them,
and Counsel to be allowed them, and Time to Answer;
it hath been accordingly ordered: And their Answers
have been afterwards delivered in by them at the Bar,
and communicated to the Commons by Message."
Goudet, Barreau, Longueville, & al. at the Bar:
This Day John Goudet, David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse,
and John Pearse, now in the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, were
brought to the Bar; where they kneeled until they were
bid to stand up.
And the Articles of Impeachment being read to
them; they were asked, "What they had to say for
Whereupon they desired, "A Copy of the Articles,
and a convenient Time allowed to answer thereunto;
and Counsel to assist them."
Then the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)
To put in their Answers:
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That John Goudet, David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, may
have a Copy or Copies of the said Articles against
them; and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Wednesday the Five
and Twentieth Day of this Instant May, at Eleven of
the Clock in the Forenoon; and have hereby Counsel
To enter into Recognizances for their Appearance:
"Upon reading the several Petitions of John Goudet,
David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn,
Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse,
praying to be bailed: It is ORDERED, by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the said John Goudet, David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn, Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse, do each of them enter into a
Recognizance of Five Thousand Pounds apiece, and
their several Sureties in Five Thousand Pounds more,
for their respective Personal Appearance before the
Lords in Parliament, from Day to Day, until further
Order of this House."
Committee to consider of Method of proceeding against them.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Method of proceeding on Impeachments do meet on Saturday next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's
Lodgings near the House of Peers, to consider of the
Sufficiency of the Bail to be offered by John Goudet,
David Barreau, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudowyn,
Nicholas Santini, Peter Dihearse, and John Pearse."
Arnold versus Attorney General & al.
After hearing Counsel, this Day, upon the Petition
and Appeal of Thomas Arnold, from Two several Decrees made in the High Court of Chancery, the Three
and Twentieth Day of July One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-four, and the One and Twentieth Day of
December One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven,
in a certain Cause there depending, wherein the Attorney General was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Thomas
Arnold, Mathew Johnson Esquire, Thomas Bedford Gentleman, and others, were Defendants; as also upon the
Answer of His Majesty's Attorney General, Mathew
Johnson, Thomas Bedford, and John Boucher, put in
After due Consideration of what was offered thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the
said Petition and Appeal of Thomas Arnold shall be, and
is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decrees
therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby,
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Commun.
Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum
esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) vicesimum
diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis