DIE Jovis, videlicet, 12 mensis Aprilis:
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vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Restitution in Blood of the Sons of Edward Windsor, Esquire.
Sir G. Hume's Naturalization.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir George Howme, Knight, Lord Treasurer of
Scotland, his Wife and Children.
Upon a Motion, made by the Earl of Shrewsburie,
That the Meeting of the Committees on the Bill against
Conjuration and Witchcraft (which was appointed to
have been this Afternoon) might be deferred, in regard
some of them were to attend the King's Majesty this
present Day; it was Ordered by the House, That the
said Meeting should be respited until Sunday in the Afternoon, at the Court.
The Proceedings, at the first Hearing of the Cause
betwixt Edward Nevile and the Competitor, concerning the Barony of Bergevenie.
Neville and Vane, for the Barony of Abergavenny.
This Day, Edward Nevile, of Bergevenie, and Sir
Francis Vane, Son of the Lady Marie Vane, his Competitor, with the Counsel Learned of both Parts, gave
their Attendance before the Lords, in the Higher House
of Parliament; and, when Mr. Serjeant Dodderidge, in
the Behalf of the said Edward Nevile, had delivered
the Claim and Title by him pretended to the Barony of
Bergevenie, alledging divers Reasons and Precedents to
fortify the same (beginning the Root of his said Claim
from the Time of Henry the Third, and so descending
downwards until this present), forasmuch as Mr. Serjeant Altome (being of the Lady Vane's Counsel, and
having entered into his Answer unto the Speech of Serjeant Dodderidg) did alledge, that he was not fully prepared for Answer (in regard it was beyond his Expectation, that any Precedents of former Times, before the
Sixteenth of Richard the Second, should be now produced on the Part of Mr. Nevile; for that, at a Hearing of this Cause before the late Earl Marshal, the said
Competitors did then agree to proceed only on such
several Titles as they could produce since the said Sixteenth of Richard the Second;) and did therefore humbly desire their Lordships, that his Answer might be respited until he were better prepared for that Purpose.
Of this his Request, their Lordships, intending to have
Consideration, first willed the Competitors, and their
said Counsel, to withdraw themselves for a while out of
the House; and then, after much Debate and Consultation had thereof, the Question being propounded by
the Lord Chancellor, Whether the said Serjeant Altome
should answer unto so much as he was prepared for
(being from the aforesaid Time of the Sixteenth of
Richard the Second until this present), or have Respite
until some other meet Time for the answering of the
Whole together, which had been delivered by Mr. Serjeant Dodderidge; it was, by the major Part of Voices,
Resolved, That Serjeant Altome should speak presently
unto such Part as he was prepared for, as aforesaid:
And thereupon the said Competitors, and their Counsel,
were called again into the House, and Serjeant Altome
required to make his Answer accordingly; which being
by him performed, and the Cause afterwards more at
large argued and controverted by the said Serjeants, and
others of the Counsel on both Parts, it was, in the End,
thought meet by the Lords, and so Ordered (for the
more clear understanding of the same, and the more
effectual and speedy proceeding therein), That the said
Counsel Learned should set down in Writing their several Claims and Titles to the Barony, together with the
particular Precedents which they could alledge on either
Part, making Application of the Precedents unto the
several Claims, and should mutually deliver them each
to other before Sunday next, for their more Readiness
against the next Pleading of the said Cause; which they
appointed to be upon Thursday next, the Nineteenth of
this Instant, whereof the Lord Chancellor charged the
Competitors and their Learned Counsel to take Notice;
and it was further Ordered, That either Part shall acquaint Mr. Attorney General with their Claims and Precedents, for his better Information if the Cause may
any way concern His Majesty's Right.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 14th instantis Aprilis,
12 die mensis Aprilis, 1604.
The Order of the Court more briefly set down, as it
was delivered unto the Parties.
Further Hearing deferred.
It is Ordered by the said Court, That, forasmuch as
the Cause in Question, betwixt Edward Nevile of Bergevenie, and the Lady Marie Vane, touching the rightful
Claim to the Barony of Bergeveny (having been this Day
begun to be pleaded and debated before the Lords, by
the Counsel learned on each Part), could not, at this
present, have full and sufficient Hearing, both in regard
it required larger Time, and withal because the said
Counsel Learned, on the Behalf of Mr. Nevile, had now
deduced and derived his Claim, with Precedents for the
same, from more ancient Time than had been heretofore pretended (when the same Question was debated in
the late Queen's Time before the Earl Marshal of England); and thereupon the Counsel Learned, on the Part
of the Lady Vane, humbly craved longer Respite, to
give their more perfect Answer, being not prepared to
speak to that more ancient Deduction and Derivation of
the Claim than was expected, or formerly mentioned;
therefore, the Parties on each Side, with their Learned
Counsel, shall give their Attendance on the Court again,
and have further Hearing, on Thursday, the 19th of this
Instant April, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning;
and, in the mean Time, shall set down in Writing their
several Claims and Titles, together with the particular
Precedents which they can alledge on either Part, making
Application of the Precedents unto their several Claims;
and shall mutually deliver them each to other, before
Sunday next, for their more Readiness against the next
Pleading; and it is likewise Ordered, That either Part
shall acquaint Mr. Attorney General with their Claims