House of Lords Journal Volume 11
25 February 1662


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 25 February 1662', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 392-393. URL: Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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DIE Martis, 25 die Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Landaffe.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristoll.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Chester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Richmond.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Devon.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathon.
Comes Carlile.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Abergaveny.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Asteley.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Crafts.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Crewe.


E. of Winchelsea's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of an Act, for the settling of the Priory of Watton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchilsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts."

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he was commanded by the King to deliver a Message unto their Lordships:" Which his Lordships read, as followeth; videlicet,

Message from the King, concerning the Common Prayer Book.


"His Majesty having, according to His Declaration of the 25th of October, 1660, granted His Commission under the Great Seal, to several Bishops and other Divines, to review the Book of Common Prayer, and to prepare such Alterations and Additions as they thought sit to offer: Afterwards the Convocations of the Clergy of both the Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke were by His Majesty called and assembled, and are now sitting. And His Majesty hath been pleased to authorize and require the Presidents of the said Convocations, and other the Bishops and Clergy of the same, to review the said Book of Common Prayer, and the Book of the Form and Manner of making and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; and that, after mature Consideration, they should make such Additions or Alterations in the said Books respectively as to them should seem meet and convenient; and should exhibit and present the same to His Majesty in Writing, for His Majesty's further Consideration, Allowance, or Confirmation. Since which Time, upon full and mature Deliberation, they, the said Presidents, Bishops, and Clergy of both Provinces, have accordingly reviewed the said Books, and have made, exhibited, and presented to His Majesty in Writing, some Alterations, which they think sit to be inserted in the same, and some additional Prayers to the said Book of Common Prayer, to be used upon proper and emergent Occasions.

"All which His Majesty having duly considered, doth, with the Advice of His Council, fully approve and allow the same; and doth recommend it to the House of Peers, that the said Books of Common Prayer, and of the Form of Ordination and Consecration of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with those Alterations and Additions, be the Book which, in and by the intended Act of Uniformity, shall be appointed to be used, by all that officiate in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, and in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls in both the Universities, and the Colleges of Eaton and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweed, and by all that make or consecrate Bishops, Priests, or Deacons, in any of the said Places, under such Sanctions and Penalties as the Parliament shall think fit.

"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 24th Day of February, 1661."

The Book mentioned in His Majesty's Message was brought into this House; which is ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Act of Uniformity.

D. of Richmond's Bill.

ORDERED, That the Committee for the Duke of Richmond's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Bill to make Rivers navigable.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making divers Rivers navigable, in the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

Marq. of Dorchester.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'on.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Newport.
Comes Portland.
Comes Anglesey.
Viscount de Stafford.
Bp. London.
Bp. Ely.
Bp. Chichester.
Bp. Sarum.
Bp. Worcester.
Ds. Abergaveny.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Widdrington.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

M. of Winton's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming the Estate of John Marquis of Winton, in certain Manors and Lands whereof the Deeds and Evidences were burnt and lost at the Taking of the Castle of Bazing."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ld. Mohun and Gifford.

The Marquis of Dorchester reported from the Committee of Privileges, "That it is the Opinion of their Lordships, That the Lord Mohun should have his Privilege, in the Business of Mrs. Gifford."

But in regard the House is informed, "That there hath been lately a Reference to Friends to compose the Business;" the House suspends to give any Resolution therein for a Week; in which Time the Referees may meet again, to endeavour a Composure between them.

Ld. Widdrington's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for 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."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

Comes Nottingham.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'on.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Portland.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Bp. of Durham.
Bp. of Chichester.
Bp. of Sarum.
Bp. of Cov. & Lich.
Bp. of Chester.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lexington.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

ORDERED, That the Bishop of Sarum, Bishop of Carlile, the Bishop of Cov. et Lich. and the Bishop of Chester, are added to the Committee for the Bill for regulating Printing.

Jones, concerning the M. of Worcester's Bill.

ORDERED, That the Counsel of Phillip Jones shall be heard, at this Bar, To-morrow Fortnight, concerning the Marquis of Worcester's Bill.

Bill to repeal the Acts of the Long Parliament.

ORDERED, That the Committee for repealing Acts shall be put off till Saturday next, in the Afternoon; at which Time Mr. Justice Hyde shall attend the said Committee, instead of the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 26um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.