DIE Saturni, 22 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Berkley de Str.
Ld. Widdrington's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable William Lord Widdrington to sell some Lands, for Payment of the Portions of his Younger Brothers and
Sisters, and for providing for Younger Children."
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Dumcomb and others; who brought up these
Bills, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. "An Act to enable Mrs. Clemence Ryvers and
Mrs. Rose Ryvers to sell certain Lands and Houses, for
Payment of Debts of Edward Ryvers Esquire, deceased, and Provision for his Younger Children."
2. "An Act for enabling of Thomas Knollys Esquire
to sell the Manor of Bowcomb, for Payment of the
Debts of Sir Henry Knollys deceased, his Elder Brother, and for the raising of Portions for his Younger
3. "An Act for Sale of Sir Robert Slyngsby, deceased,
his Lands, for Payment of his Debts."
Marq of Winton's Bill.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Marquis of Winton's
Bill; and, having heard all Parties, and received their
Consents therein, the Lords think it fit to pass, without any Alteration."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the said Bill be engrossed.
Vanlor versus Bushell.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench reported,
"That whereas it was referred to him and some others
of the Judges, to state the Business, in the Writ of
Error depending in this House, between Vanlor Plaintiff and Bushell Defendant, in the Writ of Error; they
have heard the Counsel for the said Defendant, none
attending for the Plaintiff, and perused the Record;
and the Case appears to be thus:
"The Lady Katherine Vanlor Plaintiff, and Edward
Bushell Defendant, in the Writ of Error, upon a
Judgement given in the King's Bench, where Bushell
was Plaintiff against Vanlor, in an Action of Ejectment,
for Two Water Mills, in the Town of Hertford, whereunto Not Guilty was pleaded, and a special Verdict
found; and upon Argument Judgement was given for
Bushell, the Plaintiff in the Action. Bushell declared,
That John Harrison, the 20th of November, 1655, did
demise unto him the Premises, to hold, from the Tenth
of November then last past, for Five Years.
"The Plaintiff, after the Judgement, sued forth an
Habere sacias Possessionem, wherein is set forth, That
Harrison, the 20th of November, 1657, did demise
unto him the Premises, to hold, from the Tenth of
November then last past, for Five Years; and the Sheriff is commanded to deliver to Bushell his Possession
of the said Term.
"The Writ of Execution is not warranted by the
Judgement; for, by the Writ, the Term is enlarged
Two Years beyond the Term mentioned in the Declaration; and that Matter is particularly assigned for
Error. Besides this, the Writ of Execution is inconsistent in itself; for it beareth Date the 17th of June,
1657, and is returned executed the Second of July
following, upon a Demise alledged in the Writ to be
made in November 1657, which is subsequent to the
Time both of the issuing forth and executing of the
"This being the State of the Case, his Lordship and
the rest of the Judges to whom it was referred are
of Opinion, That the said Execution of the Judgement is neither in the Matter or Manner of it good
or valid in Law."
Hereupon the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do hereby Adjudge, Order, and Declare, the said Judgement to be affirmed; but the said
Execution thereof to be erroneous: And therefore is
hereby reversed and nulled; any former Proceedings to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Towns of Yarmouth and Leostoff, about a Fishery.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas reported, "That whereas, by Order of this House of the
22th of June last past, it was referred to himself and
the rest of the Judges, to consider whether the Statutes of 31 E. III. C. 1. et. 2. be repealed by the Statute of 11 R. II. Cap. 7. or by any other Statute;
and that the Counsel on both Sides do attend them in
this Cause: The Judges have accordingly heard the
Counsel on both Sides; and are of Opinion, That
neither the Statute of 11 R. II. or any other Statute,
hath repealed the Statutes of 31 E. III. And they
find that, in the Year 1595, Sir John Fortescue then
Chancellor of the Dutchy, and Mr. Justice Clench,
and Mr. Justice Gawdy, did, upon the Difference between the Towns of Yarmouth and Lowestost, certify
unto the then Lords of the Privy Council, That, by
the Statute of 31 E. III. it was provided, that none
shall bring Herrings about the Haven of Yarmouth,
except the said Herrings be of their own fishing;
and it appeared to them that the great Difference
then was, from what Place the Seven Miles were to
be admeasured, whether from the Town of Yarmouth,
and in that Town from the Key, or from the uttermost Bounds of the Haven of Yarmouth. And they
find, that the Computation of the Seven Miles is not
yet settled, and is that which still makes the great
Difference between the Parties. And it being a Business of great Importance, and of a public Concernment, they humbly submit it to their Lordships further Consideration."
After this, a Petition of the Town of Lowestost was
read; desiring, "That the Seven Miles may be measured from the Key of Yarmouth, where their Free
Fair is kept, towards Lowestoft."
And, upon the said Report and Petition, it is ORDERED, That the Counsel on both Sides are to be heard,
at this Bar, on Wednesday next, the 26th of this Instant
February, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to sum
up the Evidence formerly given at a Hearing before
their Lordships, and to state the Case to this House, that
such Determination may be given therein as their Lordships shall think fit.
Ld. Howard versus Liny, Bromhead, &c. for summoning him before the Justices for Sewers.
Complaint was this Day made, by the Lord Howard
of Esc. "That, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament,
he was served at his House, by Richard Liny and John
Bromhead Collectors, and William Tanton Bailiff, with
a printed Paper, subscribed by one Carr, requiring
him to appear before the Justices of Sewers at the
King's Bench Court in Westm. Hall, upon Thursday
the 20th of this Instant February, to plead to the Presentments against him, otherwise the said Court will
proceed with further Amerciaments against him."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, To be referred to the
Committee of Privileges, to call the said Persons before
them to be examined, and to consider whether there be
Breach of Privilege of Parliament in this Case or no,
and report the same to this House, that so further Order may be given herein.
Hampton, Ld. Sandys' Servant, Arrest.
Fleshmonger and Clarges to attend.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Business concerning the
Arrest of John Hampton, a Servant of the Lord Sandys,
is to be taken into Consideration by this House on Saturday the 8th of March next; at which Time his Lordship's Witnesses are to be heard; and Thomas Fleshmonger and William Clarges, that caused the said Arrest,
are then to attend this House.
Cler. Parl. to issue Warrants for Witnesses.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Parliament is
hereby authorized to issue out Warrants for Witnesses,
from Time to Time, as their Names shall be returned
unto him, to give in their Testimonies in such Causes as
shall be appointed to be heard at this Bar: And this to
be his Warrant in that Behalf.
ORDERED, That all those Committees as are appointed to sit on Monday next, are put off to sit on Tuesday next.
Harding versus Pight, in Error.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench,
in the usual Manner, brought a Writ of Error between
Harding Plaintiff and Pight Defendant.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 25um
diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis