DIE Martis, videlicet, 27 die Julii.
Dr. Higgenius versus E. of Lindsey and the E. I. Company.
Ordered, That a Commission under the Great Seal
of England, returnable the 2d of November next ensuing the Date above written, shall be directed to Henry
Morgan, Turbervile Morgan, Lewis Morgan, Esquires,
and Hugh Lewes, Gentleman, authorizing the said Commissioners, or any Three or Two of them, to examine
upon Oath, in perpetuam rei memoriam, such Witnesses as
shall be produced before them, as well on the Part of
John Higgenius, Doctor of Physick, as on the Part of
the Earl of Lindsey and the Master and Governor of
the East India Company, in a Cause depending now before the Lords in Parliament; and that such Witnesses
in this Cause as do or shall continue in or about the City
of London shall be examined in the Chancery, or else
before the said Commissioners; and that all Justices of
the Peace and other Officers shall give unto the said
Doctor Higgenius, or any other in his Behalf, Copies of
such Examinations and Depositions as they or any of them
have taken of any Mariner, or other Persons, touching
the Matters complained of to this House.
Ordered, That the Bishop of Peterborough shall have
Leave to speak with the Archbishop of Cant. about some
Warner, Sheriff of Warwickshire, about Ship-money.
Whereas it was signified to this House, "That George
Warnor, Esquire, late Sheriff of the County of Warwicke, hath some Monies remaining in his Hands,
which he collected for Ship-money, and desires the
Directions and Order of this House for disposing of
the same:" Hereupon it is Ordered to be referred
to the Committee particularly appointed for Matters of
this Nature; and the Earl of North'ton is to be added to
the said Committee.
Bills from the H. C.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
John Culpepper; who brought up Seven Bills, which
had passed that House: videlicet,
1. An Act for the declaring unlawful and void the
late Proceedings touching Ship-money; and for the vacating of all Records and Process concerning the same.
2. An Act for the Prevention of vexations Proceedings
touching the Order of Knighthood.
3. An Act for the free bringing in of Gunpowder
and Salt-petre from Foreign Parts; and for the free
making of Gunpowder in this Realm.
4. An Act to settle the Manor of Belgrave, and
other Lands, in the County of Leycester, to and upon
William Byerley, Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, for and
towards Payment of the Debts of William Davenport,
5. An Act to enable Sir Alexander Denton, Knight,
to sell the Manor of Barvard, alias Barford St. Michaell,
and other Lands in this present Act mentioned, for the
Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his younger
6. An Act for the Alteration of the Estate and Tenure of some Lands within the Parish of Fulham, in the
County of Midd. held of Lord Bishop of London, as
of the Manor of Fulham.
7. An Act for the making of the Chapel of Hoole,
in the County of Lancaster, a Parish Church, and no
Part of the Parish of Croston.
Thanks to both Houses from the Queen of Bohemia.
Then the Lord Chamberlain signified to this House,
"That he had received Letters from the Queen of Bohemia, who rendered to both Houses of Parliament
Thanks for that which they have resolved towards
Her and Her Posterity."
Bill against Ship-money.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the declaring
void and unlawful the late Proceedings touching Shipmoney; and for the vacating of all Records and Process
concerning the same.
E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.
After this, the Counsel of the Earl of Nottingham
and the Earl of Middlesex were called in, who proceeded in the Cause; and, after a full Hearing what
could be said on both Sides, this House took the whole
Business into Consideration, and in particular whether
the Earl of Midd. for any Thing which concerns him
in this Cause, is liable to give Damages unto the Earl
of Nottingham. For the freer Debate hereof, the House
was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure. The
House being resumed, it was Resolved, upon the Question,
by the major Part,
That, upon all which hath been heard in this Cause,
the Earl of Middlesex shall not answer Damages to the
Earl of Nottingham.
Ordered, That the Petition of Turbervile Morgan
be considered of at the Committee for Petitions, when
Rooke's Cause is heard; and the said Morgan to have
Liberty to follow his Cause.
Soldiers of the Cinque Ports, Poll-money.
The Earl of March, Lord Warden of the Cinque
Ports, signified to this House, "That there is demanded of some of the Soldiers of the Cinque Ports Ten
Pounds for Poll-money, who have but Ten Pounds
Yearly Wages of the King, which Proportion they
are in no Case able to pay; therefore desires this
House to take it into Consideration;" and it is Ordered, To be spoken of at a Conference with the House
of Commons, to think of some Way to redress this.
Witnesses in the Archbishop of Cant's Cause.
The Earl of Berkshire was sworn to be examined
in the Cause concerning the Archbishop of Cant.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 28m diem instantis Julii, hora 8a, Dominis