Die Lunæ, 11 Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Epus. Dunelm. & Ds. Crew.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes De Loraine.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. St. John.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day the Lords following took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took
and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant
to the Statutes:
Robert Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer.
John Lord Delawar.
And Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham.
Also, Charles Lord Cornwallis took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, and likewise took
and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to
the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; to the Truth
whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.
Bp. of Bath and Wells, further Time to answer.
The House being moved, "That George Lord Bishop
of Bath and Wells may have further Time allowed
him, for answering the Appeal of Thomas Dyke Esquire
and others depending in this House; he being in the
Country, and but lately served with the Order of
this House for that Purpose:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Bishop
of Bath and Wells hath hereby Time allowed for answering the said Appeal until Monday the Second Day
of May next; of which, Notice is forthwith to be given
to the Appellants.
Standing Orders, Committee concerning, revived.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Committee appointed to
consider of the Roll of Standing Orders of this House,
and to report what Alterations they shall think proper
to be made therein, be revived; and meet on Wednesday
next, at Eleven a Clock.
Herriot's Hospital versus Hepburne.
Upon reading the Petition of the Gubernators of the
Orphans Hospital, commonly called Herriot's Hospital,
near to the City of Edinburgh, and of James Young their
Treasurer; setting forth, "That, on the Twenty-second
Day of June last, they preferred an Appeal to this
House, complaining of an Interlocutor, or Sentence,
of the Lords of Council and Session in Scotland, and the
Affirmance thereof, whereunto Robert Hepburne was
ordered to answer by the Third of August following;
which he hath neglected to do;" and praying, "That
the said Robert Hepburne may be ordered peremptorily
to put in his Answer to the said Appeal, by a short
Day, to be limited by this House:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Hepburne
may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and
he is hereby required to put in his Answer thereunto,
in Writing, on or before Monday the Ninth Day of
Lord Digby, for a Bill, to debar his Eldest Son from his Honour and Estate.
A Petition of William Lord Digby, in the Kingdom
of Ireland, was presented to the House and read; setting forth; "That John Digby, his Eldest Son and Heir
Apparent, did, in his Travels Abroad, contract a
strange Phrenzy, or Disorder, which disposes him to
the most horrid Mischief and Wickedness, and hath
continued in this Condition for the Space of Four
Years, behaving himself with the utmost Disrespect
and Insolence to the Petitioner, frequently threatening his Life, and giving other evident Tokens of
wicked Designs against his Person, though the Petitioner had never given him any Provocation, but
treated him with all Tenderness and paternal Affection; and hath also made desperate Attempts on the
Lives of other Persons, particularly in November last,
at Bath, against his own Servant; and was thereupon
confined by the Magistrates of that Place, and sent
up to London, where he is still kept and confined:
That he is next in Course to succeed to the Honour
of Lord Digby Baron of Geashill in the said Kingdom, and a considerable Estate, by several Settlements, limited to him and the Heirs Male of his
Body, with divers Remainders over: That the Petitioner hath Issue, besides the said John Digby, Three
Sons and Six Daughters; and that there is little
Likelihood that he will ever be cured or recover;"
and praying, "That Leave may be given to bring in a
Bill, for confining the Person of the said John Digby,
and debarring him from the said Honour and Estate,
and making some other reasonable Provision for him,
in such Manner as to this House shall seem meet."
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Lords following; who are appointed a Committee,
to examine the Allegations thereof, and report
their Opinion thereupon to the House; and have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Memorandum, It was agreed (upon Motion) that the E. of Sunderland should be of this Committee, though his Lordship was not this Day present.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
||Ds. North & Grey.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
on Thursday the Twenty-first Day of this Instant
April, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the
Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and
to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum primum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.