DIE Mercurii, 26 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.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Berkley de Stratton.
Tenants of Rannes, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Manor of Ramnes do meet on Saturday
Morning next; and the Earl of Portland is added to that
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling
Thomas Knoyllis 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 Children."
Bill to confirm Three Acts.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming
Three Acts, therein mentioned."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Rowland Oakever Esquire to sell some Lands, for the Payment (fn. *) of his Debts."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Sale of Sir
Slyngsby, deceased, his Lands, for Payment of
Message to H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Thomas Escott and Sir Moundeford Bramston:
To deliver to them the Bill concerning the Marquis of
Winton, and desire their Concurrence therein.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Marquis of Winton's Bill
to the House of Commons.
Towns of Leostoss and Yarmouth, concerning a Fishery.
Upon hearing Counsel, on the 20th of June last, at
this Bar, on the Behalf of the Inhabitants of Lowestoste,
in the County of Suffolke, Plaintiffs, and the Counsel for
the Bailiffs of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, in Behalf of themselves and that Corporation Defendants, upon their several Petitions depending before
the Lords in Parliament, concerning the Herring Fishing,
and buying and selling of Herrings, in the Fair of Great
Yarmouth aforesaid; it was then ordered by this House
to be referred to the Judges, to consider whether the
Statutes of the 31th of E. III. C. I. and 2. be repealed
by the Statute of the II R. II. Cap. 7. or by any other
Statute; and that the Counsel on both Sides should attend the said Judges in that Behalf: And the Report
being since made unto this House, by the Lord Chief
Justice of the Common Pleas, "That he and other of
the Judges had (according to the said Order of the
20th of June, hearing Counsel on both Sides) considered of the said Statutes; and that they are all of
Opinion, That neither the Statute of II R. II. nor
any other Statute, hath repealed that of 31 E. III.;
but that the said Statute of 31 E. III. in that Behalf
is of full Force and Effect: But as for the great Matter of Difference between the Petitioners, from what
Place the Seven Miles mentioned in the said Act of
31 E. III. were to be measured, the Judges left that
to the Determination of this House."
Whereupon the Lords this Day heard Counsel on
both Sides, at the Bar, to sum up the Evidence formerly given before their Lordships, who also stated the
Case to this House:
And, after a long and serious Debate amongst their
Lordships, it is Resolved, Declared, and Adjudged, by
the Vote of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That there shall be a Measurement
made, at or before the Four and Twentieth Day of June
next after the Date hereof, by the several and respective
Sheriffs of the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke, from the
Crane Key, in the Haven of Great Yarmouth aforesaid,
to extend Seven measured Miles from the Key, and no
further; at which Place a new Post is to be set up, to
bound the Limits aforesaid, within which Extent the
said Bailiffs and Corporation of Yarmouth are to enjoy
their full Privileges and Immunities as the said Statute
of 31 E. III. and their Charters do afford them, and no
further; any former Order or Award in this Case in
any Wise notwithstanding.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet,
27um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.