Lunæ, 20 die Januarii, 13° Car. Regis IIdi.
Promulgation of Acts.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
appointed to examine the publick printed Acts, and
compare them with the Roll, and to examine the Rolls
of other publick Acts, and to see that the same, and the
Clauses and Provisoes therein, do cohere; to take into
Consideration also the Inconveniencies complained of to
be occasioned by his Majesty's Printer, in causing all the
publick Acts to be bound up together, so as no Member of this House, or any other Person, can have any
one of them for their own Satisfaction, but they must be
at the Charge of the Whole; and also to take into Consideration such Expedients as they shall find necessary for
publick Acts of Parliament, to be published and proclaimed according to ancient Use, that all Parties concerned may have Notice, and give Obedience to them;
and to make Report thereof to this House.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to call before
them Mr. Phillip Nye, according to an Order of this
House of the Seventh of this Month, shall have Power
also to call before them any other Persons besides the said
Nye; and to require and receive from them all Presentations to any Ecclesiastical Benefices and Promotions, made
in the Time of the late usurped Powers; and all such
Books and Registers, which they, or any of them, have
in their Custody, or can come by, of any Entries of Admissions, Institutions, and Inductions thereupon.
Barry's &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Christopher Barry, and
others, of the County of Oxon, be read To-morrow
Upon Information to this House, that one Ferrers, upon a Supposition that he was the Person that, as Attorney
for one Richard Gifford, had obtained Judgment, and
taken out Execution, against Sir Wm. Fleetwood, one of
the Members of this House, was, according to the Order of this House of the Seventeenth of December last,
taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, to answer his Breach of Privilege in that Point: Whereas it
now appears, that one Samuell Holmes was the Person
guilty of the said Breach of Privilege:
Resolved, That the said * Ferrers be discharged of his
Commitment, without Fees: And that the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do apprehend, and take into Custody, the said Samuell Holmes;
to answer his Breach of Privilege: And all Proceedings
upon the said Judgment are stayed, according to the said
A Bill for settling a Corporation concerning certain
Fens and low Grounds in the County of Norfolke, was
this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on
this Day Sevennight.
Upon Information, that one Robert Sherborne had
caused Declarations at Law to be delivered, by one George
Gosnold, an Attorney, to the Tenants of certain Lands
conveyed by Sir Edward Mansfeild to the Lord Ancram,
a Member of this House, in Trust, thereby to try the
Title of the said Lands; although he knew the Lord
Ancram to be a Member of this House, before such
Declarations were delivered;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, or his Deputy, do apprehend, and take into Custody, the said Robert Sherborne; to answer his Breach of
Privilege, in causing the said Declarations to be delivered
to the Tenants of the Lord Ancram, although he knew
his Lordship to be a Member of this House.
Serjeant Charleton made Report from the Committee
of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for
Bearealston. That one Elize Crymes, having petitioned
against the Election of Mr. Haward, returned a Burgess
for the said Borough, had failed to attend to make good
his Petition, though several Days were appointed for the
Hearing thereof; and the Opinion of the Committee,
That the said Mr. Haward's Election ought to remain
unquestionable; and that the Petition of the said Elize
Crymes should be dismissed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the Committee, That the said Mr. Hayward's
Election, as Burgess for the said Borough of Bearealston,
be no further questioned; and that the Petition of the
said Elize Crymes be dismissed.
And this House being informed by Colonel Robinson,
Mr. Spry, and Mr. Rashley, Three of the Members of this
House, That Mr. Haward, being now absent upon urgent
Occasions, had desired them to acquaint this House, in
case they agreed with the Committee, That he being
elected a Burgess also for Tavestock, was contented to
wave his Election as to Bearealston, and to serve for
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do forthwith make a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for the issuing of a new
Writ for the Choice of a new Burgess for Bearealston, in
the Place of the said Mr. Haward.
Powell s Estate.
This House resumed the Business upon the Order of
the Thirteenth of this Month, for reading the Bill the
Third time, sent from the Lords, to make void certain
Fines unduly procured to be levied by Sir Edward Powell
and his Lady.
And, upon reading of a Petition of Challonor Chute
Esquire, who claims as a Purchaser from Mr. Levingston,
and his Wife, under the said Fines; and after long Debate of the Matter;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Friday next
be peremptorily appointed for Mr. Levingston, and Mr.
Chute, and Mr. Skinner, and such others as claim as Purchasers under Mr. Levingston, or are concerned; to bring
in their Witnesses, and be heard upon the whole Matter,
what they have to offer against the Passing of the Bill, to
make void the said Fines: And that the Lady Crooke,
and the other Coheirs of Sir Peter Vanlore, shall have
Liberty at the same Time to bring in their Witnesses, and
to have their Counsel heard to make their Reply; and
the House thereupon to proceed to the Determination of
Captives at Algiers, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Morrice, Mr. Corryton,
Mr. Southcott, Mr. Samuell Trelawny, Mr. Robinson, and
Mr. Rashley, be added to the Committee for the Captives
of Algiers and Tunis.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning at Eight of the Clock.