Die Jovis, 25 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Recovery of Tithes.
A BILL to enable Vicars to receive their Tithes,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr.
Crouch, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir
Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Morice, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Jo.
Northcote, Col. Birch, Sir Robert Howard, Lord Richardson, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Winston
Churchill, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Milward,
Sir Jo. Morley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Daniell, Sir Jonath.
Trelawny, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Nico. Slaning, Mr. Whittaker, Sir
Jo. Moreton, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Culleford: And they are to meet on Tuesday at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Duffeild Frith Inclosure.
A Bill to confirm and establish an Inclosure of Part
of the Forest of Duffeild Frith, in the County of Derby,
was read the First time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be rejected;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Report of Sir Charles Harbord,
touching the Alienation of Crown Lands, be read, and
taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight.
Privilege- Detention of a Member.
Ordered, That an Order be sent to the Sheriff of
Norwich, to discharge Mr. Francis Corye, a Member of
this House, out of Prison; being detained upon mean
Process, that he may attend the Service of the House.
Lord Orrery's Impeachment.
A Petition of Sir Edw. Fitz Harris Baronet, and Phill.
Alden Gentleman, was read; to which there was affixed
a Paper, containing several Articles of Impeachment
against the Earl of Orrery of High Treason, and other
High Crimes and Misdemeanours; which was also read:
And the Petitioners being called in to the Bar of this
House; and the Petition and Articles shewed to them,
which they did own; and averred, that the Matters were
acted, and Words spoken, since the Act of Oblivion;
and were ready to make out the Particulars by Proof:
And so withdrew.
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker
acquainted them, that the Charge in the Articles being
in Part treasonable, the House desired to know, whether,
as to that, they were Witnesses, or Prosecutors:
To which they made Answer, That they were only
Prosecutors to that Part; and that one of their Witnesses,
to make Proof of it, was in Town; but they had others,
which were not: And desired a Warrant of Summons,
and Time to bring them in.
And they being withdrawn; and the Matter debated;
The Question being proposed, Whether this Charge
against the Lord Orrery does contain any treasonable
The Question being put, That this Question be now put;
The House divided:
The Noes went out.
Sir Robert Carr,
||For the Yeas,||182.
|Sir John Coventry,
||For the Noes,||144.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
The main Question being put, Whether this Charge
against the Lord Orrery does contain in it any treasonable
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Orrery be sent for, in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do go to the Lord Orrery, and let him know, he
has the Order of this House to bring him in Custody to
this House, to answer a Charge exhibited against him:
And, if he find him in a Condition not able to come, then
to leave a Servant to attend him, till he is: And that he
do also deliver him a Copy of the Charge exhibited against
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the
Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned
till Monday Morning: And the Commissioners are then
desired to be present.
Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon; and to sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.