DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 7 die Julii.
Partridge's Witness to be examined.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Leech, Dr. Bennett, Dr.
Littleton, or any Two of them, shall examine the Witnesses in Partridge's Cause on both Sides, and shall seal up
the said Depositions, and return them to the Clerk of the
Parliament, to be kept until the Hearing of the Cause
before the Lords Committees for Petitions.
Osbaston's Order about his Living.
Ordered, That all such Monies not received by Dr.
Weemes as Parson of Whethampsteed, or by Dr. Lacy as
Prebend of Westm. as are or have been any ways due
unto Lamberd Osbalston, Clerk, by Rents, Stipends, or
Dividends, during all the Time of his Absence, shall
(by virtue of this Order) be paid unto him the said Mr.
Osbalston, or his Assigns, upon Sight of this Order;
and (fn. *) they in whose Custody all such Monies are,
are to take Notice of this Order, and obey the same
Order between Dutton and his Wife.
Whereas this House made a former Order, That Gyles
Dutton, for refusing to cohabit with Francis Dutton his
Wife, or allow her and her Children any Maintenance,
should settle upon her Fifty Pounds per Annum, to be paid
by Sir Ralph Dutton, during the Life of the said Gyles
Dutton, for the Maintenance of the said Francis Dutton
and her Two Children, until he should shew (fn. †) Cause to
the contrary at a certain Day, mentioned in the Order,
which the said Gyles Dutton hath willfully neglected to
do though he hath (fn. †) had Notice given him by virtue of
their Lordships Orders. Hereupon this House doth ratify
their former Orders in this Business, and doth command
that they be performed in all Points.
Order between Stoddard and his Sisters.
Ordered, That the Earls of Dorsett, Warwicke, and
Stamford, are to be attended, and humbly desired (by
virtue of this Order) to mediate a peaceable and friendly
Composition and Agreement between Mr. Stoddard
and his Three Sisters, touching and concerning their several Maintenance during their Lives; but, in Case the
said Mr. Stoddard shall refuse to perform such Things as
their Lordships shall think reasonable to be agreed unto,
then their Lordships are to make Report thereof unto
this House, which will proceed therein according to
Justice and Equity.
Trial of Lord Morley.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do appoint a Day for the Trial of the Lord Morley, and likewise consider of the Manner of the said Trial, and report the same to this House.
Smart versus Sir Wm. Middleton.
Ordered, That the Bond given by Mr. Smarte unto
Sir William Middleton shall be brought in to the Clerk of
the Parliament; and the Differences between them are
hereby referred to be composed and ended by the Earl
Order about the Goods of Abbott and his Creditors.
Whereas an Order of this House was made, and served
upon the Masters of the Two Ships called The William and
Thomas, and The London of London, for the Delivery of
Goods of Abbotts, Merchant, which were seized by the
King's Extent, and appointed to be landed in the Customhouse, for the satisfying of His Majesty's Debt in the
First Place; which the Masters of the said Ships refusing
to do, pretending they were threatened and forbidden to
do it by the Commissioners of Bankrupts: Hereupon it is
Ordered, That the Goods of Edward Abbott, mentioned
in an Order of this House, dated the 29th of June last,
shall be brought into His Majesty's Custom-house at
London, upon Sight hereof; and that, the Seizure of
the said Goods being taken off by Consent, the said
Goods shall be liable to the King's Extent, for the
Payment of His Majesty's Debt of Twelve Thousand
Pounds first; the rest of the said Goods shall be safely kept
there, and shall be answerable to the Claim of the Creditors according to Law; and lastly, that the Masters of
the said Ships shall forthwith be paid their Freight for
bringing over of the said Goods.
Next the Counsel of the Lord Phillip Herbert and
others were heard further concerning the Business touching Sutton Marsh; and, after they had fully ended the
Evidence of their Title, and prayed to be restored to
the Possession of the Mesne Profits of the said Lands, it
is Ordered, That the Counsel of the Earl of March
shall be heard on Saturday Morning next, only concerning new Matter.
Rookewood to be examined concerning his scandalous Words against The States of Holland.
Then the Earl of Warwicke, Earl of Stamford, and
the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, were appointed by the
House to examine Edmund Rookewood (now a Prisoner
in The Fleet, committed by this House), upon the
Articles and Interrogatories presented to this House
from The States Ambassador; and their Lordships have
Power to send for Rookewood out of The Fleet.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Jovis, videlicet, 8m diem instantis Julii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.