Veneris, 27 die Decembris, 1678.
Receiver of Popish Forfeitures.
A PETITION of Mr. John Barron was read; setting forth, That he had served his Majesty in the
late unhappy Wars both at Home and Abroad; and at
his Majesty's Restauration, in Recompence of his said
Services, he had a Patent granted him for his Life, to be
Receiver of the Counties of Derby, Stafford, Lancaster,
and several other Northern Counties, of that Part of his
Majesty's Revenue arising out of the Forfeitures and Penalties of the Estates of Popish Recusants: And the
Petitioner taking Notice of a Bill now under Consideration, which, he conceives, may, in a great Measure, prejudice his Interest as to the said Patent; and therefore,
prays that his Petition may be taken into Consideration.
Executions for High Treason.
Mr. Recorder of the City of London being called in
to the Bar of the House, did acquaint the House, That,
on the next Day after the Prisoners were condemned at
the Old Bayly, he observed the same Method his Predecessors had done before him, and attended his Majesty
to know his Pleasure in relation to the Execution of them;
and that his Majesty was pleased to make this Answer;
That he would consider of it: And that he should suspend
Execution for some time.
A Debate arising in the House, Whether Mr. Recorder
of the City of London had done his Duty, in deferring
Execution upon the Three Persons lately condemned at
the Old Bayly for High Treason;
The Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned
till Monday Morning next;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
||for the Yeas,
||Sir John Knight,
||for the Noes,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.