Die Martis, 4 Septembris.
Prayers, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds." (fn. *) " Langdale.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Berkeley of Berkley.
Bill for Durham to send Members.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported from the Committee, the Bill for enabling the County of Durham to
send Knights to Parliament, and the City of Durham
Burgesses. And their Opinion is, "That the King's
Counsel, and the Counsel for the County, be heard
at this Bar."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Counsel for the
King and the County shall be heard, at this Bar, on the
19 Day of November next.
Jessop sent for.
ORDERED, That Jessop, of Winwicke, in the County
of Lancaster, shall appear (fn. †) before this House on the 10th
of November next, touching the disobeying of an Order
of this House.
Coates concerning the Rectory of Bridgford.
Upon reading the Petition of Sam. Coates, Rector of
Bridgford ad Pontem, in the County of Nottingham:
It is ORDERED, That if the Petitioner hath been in
Possession of the said Rectory for the Space of Seventeen Years last past, that then the general Order of this
House shall be void as to him; any Thing in the said
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Augustine Skynner and Thomas Skynner to sell Land, for
the Payment of their Debts."
ORDERED, That this Bills to be committed to the
same Committee that is appointed for other Bills; to
hear all Parties concerned.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley; who brought up a Bill for confirming of Ministers in their Livings, &c.; which the
House of Commons looks upon it a Bill of Public Concernment, for quieting Men in their Possessions, for preventing of Suits.
Rodney and Cole.
The Cause between Rodney and Cole was heard, at
this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides.
Message from H. C. to sit in the Afternoons.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir George Downing and others:
To let their Lordships know, that, in regard of the
many great" (fn. *) " Businesses now in Agitation, the House of
Commons have resolved and voted to sit Mornings and
Afternoons; and they desire their Lordships would please
to sit Mornings and Afternoons likewise.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have considered of their Message,
and will return an Answer by Messengers of their
Message to H. C. about sitting in the Afternoons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edmond Peirce and Doctor Bennet:
To let them know, that their Lordships having received a Message from thence, to desire this House to sit
in Afternoons, their Lordships return this Answer,
"That, upon any emergent Occasions, if they shall
desire their Lordships to sit in an Afternoon, their
Lordships will comply with them; otherwise their
Lordships conceive, that their sitting in the Afternoon
will disappoint Committees meeting, which will retard
the preparing of Public Business for this House to
E. of Sterling & al. versus Levingston.
The House took into Consideration what Judgement
to give in the Business of the Earl of Sterling and others,
against Mr. Levinston and his Wife and others.
And it is ORDERED, That the further Consideration
of this Matter is adjourned until the Second Day after
the Meeting of this House again after the Adjournment,
against which Time the Plaintiffs and Defendants are to
state their Points, which were urged to be within the
Acts of Indemnity and Judicial Proceedings; and then
the Judges Opinions are to be heard therein, that so
this House may the better proceed in their Judgement.
E. of Arundel's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the Dukedom of
Norff. shall be read To-morrow Morning, the Second
Cary versus Cromwell.
Whereas divers Days have been appointed, to hear
the Cause, by Counsel, at this Bar, between Mr. Cary
and Mrs. Ann Cromwell; and it appearing upon Oath,
"That the said Mrs. Cromwell was served with the
Order of this House, to be heard this Day; yet did
not appear, neither in Person nor by her Counsel:"
It is ORDERED, That this Cause shall be heard, at
this Bar, on Friday Morning next, at which Time the
said Mrs. Anne Cromwell shall appear, either in Person
or by her Counsel, at her Peril; whereof she is to have
Notice. And the leaving of the Order of this House, or
a Copy thereof, at the Dwelling-house of the said Anne
Cromwell, shall be a sufficient Serving.
E. of Sterling & al. versus Levingston.
The House taking into Consideration what Judgement
to give, in the Cause of the Earl of Sterling and others
Plaintiffs, and Thomas Levingston Esquire and his Wife
Defendants; and after some Debate therein:
It is ORDERED, &c. That the further Consideration
of this Matter is deferred and put off, until the Second
Day after the next Meeting of this House, which will be
the Seventh of November, 1660; against which Time,
that Party which insists upon the Bill of Indemnity shall
state the Case which was urged at the Hearing by them:
And they and the other Parties are to agree upon the
Case, and present the same to the Judges, whose Opinions are to be heard therein by their Lordships, that
thereby this House may the better proceed to Judgement in the said Cause.
Coates's Order about the Rectory of West Bridgeford.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuell Coates, Master
of Arts, and Rector of Bridgford ad Pontem, alias West
Bridgford, in the County of Nottingham, being (as he
affirms) thereof lawfully seised by Institution and Induction many Years since; yet one Edward Greathead hath
procured the general Order for the sequestering of the
It is ORDERED, &c. That if the said Petitioner hath
been in the actual Possession of the said Rectory for
the Time of Sixteen or Seventeen Years last past, that
then the general Order of this House, for the sequestering of the said Tithes, as to the said Edward Greathead,
is, and shall be hereby, made null and void; any Thing
in the said Order notwithstanding.
House adjourned till 9a cras.