DIE Martis, videlicet, 8 die Junii.
Sir J. Thynn's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the disforesting of certain Lands of Sir James Thynn, Knight, Parcel of the Forest of Zelwood, alias Froome-Selwood, in
the County of Som'sett.
Ordered to be committed to these Lords: videlicet,
L. Marquis of Hartforde.
Mr. Attorney General and
Mr. Serjeant Glanvile,
|Epus. Co. & Litchfeild.
Epus. Ba. & Wells.
Their Lordships, or any Five or more of them, to
meet this Day Three Weeks; and the Tenants
to have Notice thereof.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Nathaniel Croseland to sell Land, to pay Debts of Tho. Croseland; and Ordered to be committed to these Lords:
Epus. Ba. et Wells.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Their Lordships, or any Five or more of them, to
meet on Friday Morning next, at Eight a Clock,
in the Painted Chamber.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Reasons sent up
from the House of Commons at the Conference, touching the Bishops not voting in Parliament; and, after a
long Debate, the House was resumed.
Restraining Bishops and others from meddling in Secular Affairs.
Bill not passed.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for restraining
Bishops, and others of the Clergy in Holy Orders,
from intermeddling in Secular Affairs; and, being put to
the Question, whether it should pass as a Law, it was
Resolved by the major Part not to pass.
Committee for Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committees for Privileges do
meet this Afternoon.
Dr. Clarke to make a perfect Answer in Mr. Smart's Business.
Ordered, That Dr. Clarke do make a compleat and
perfect Answer, immediately, to the Impeachment brought
up against him, and Dr. Cosens and others, concerning
Mr. Smart's Business.
Order for quieting the Possessions of the Heirs of Sir Anthony Thomas, concerning some Fens in Lincolnshire.
Whereas the late Undertakers for the draining of the
East and West-Fens lying on the North East Side
of the River Witham, in the County of Lincolne, and
their Adventurers and Assigns, have been, for the Space
of Six Years last past, in the quiet Possession of the
Parts and Portions of Lands decreed unto them by the
Commission of Sewers, out of which His Majesty receiveth a Fee Farm Rent of One Hundred and Fifty
Pounds per Annum; and that the quiet Possession of the
Premises hath been settled by the Commission of Sewers
upon Sir Anth. Thomas, late deceased, the Undertaker
of the Work upon a Contract made with the said County
of Lincolne, which hath been performed on the Part of
the said Undertaker in all Points; yet now of late, and
sitting this present Parliament, some have committed
great Outrages upon the Sluices, Sewers and Works,
thrown down the Banks, dammed and filled up the
Ditches, and have turned in great Numbers of Cattle into
those Grounds, and cut very many Holes and Pits
therein, to the manifest Wrong, Disturbance, and Disquiet of the said Owners and Undertakers, Tenants, and
Possessors of the said Fen Lands, refusing also to pay
their Rents; it is therefore Ordered by this House,
That the said Owners and Possessors of the said Fen
Lands, and all claiming from and under them, shall
quietly and peaceably hold and enjoy the said improved
Lands and Fens, lying on the North East Side of the
River of Witham, in the County of Lincolne, and receive
the Rents thereof, without any Interruption, Disturbance, or Molestation, until this House, or some other
of His Majesty's Courts of Justice shall give Order or
determine the contrary; and that, in the mean Time,
none shall presume to disturb the quiet Possession of the
said improved Grounds, either by throwing down of the
Mounds, destroying the Sluices and Works, digging up of
the Grounds, or wilful turning in of their Cattle upon
the Premises; but that the Heir and Heirs of the said
Sir Anth. Thomas shall and may peaceably proceed in
the maintaining of the said Works, according to the true
Intent and Meaning of this Order.
Order concerning Sir John Lamb and Dr. Walker.
Whereas this House was this Day informed "That
Sir John Lambe had not performed the late Order
of this House, for the paying and securing to Dr.
Walker the Sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Pounds,
according as it hath been formerly Ordered;" it is
further thought fit, and so Ordered by this House,
That the Earls of Bathon and Dorsett shall have full
Power to approve and allow of such Security as the said
Sir John Lambe shall give, and the said Dr. Walker
shall accept thereof, for the Remainder of such Monies
as are unpaid of the said Twelve Hundred and Fifty
Pounds; and likewise that the Days and Times of Payment be wholly left to be appointed by their Lordships.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 9m diem instantis Junii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.