Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Saturni, 18 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Hodges, Leave to be absent; and Buck to read Prayers for him.
ORDERED, That Mr. Hodges, who reads Prayers in this House, shall have Leave to be absent for a Week; and that Mr. Bucke do officiate in his Room in the mean Time; and that the said Mr. Hodges be recommended by this House to His Majesty, for His Favour, in regard of his constant and diligent Attendance upon this House.
Marq. of Newcastle's Bill.
The Lord Lucas reported from the Committee, the Marquis of Newcastle's Bill, as sit to pass, with some Amendments and Additions; which are offered to the Consideration of the House.
The Amendments and Additions were read Twice, and ordered to be re-committed to the same Committee; and the Lord Viscount Stafford added to the said Committee.
Eales sent for, for refusing to assast in apprehending Scrope.
Upon the Information of Moses Perkins, Servant to the Gentleman Usher attending this House, upon Oath given him at the Bar, "That he having the Order of this House, for attaching the Body of Adrian Scrope, One of those that gave Judgement upon the Death of His late Majesty, and demanding Aid and Assistance of John Eales, of Henly, Deputy Under Sheriff of that County, he refused to give him his Aid and Assistance therein:"
It is ORDERED, That the said John Eales shall be attached by the Serjeant at Arms, and brought before this House, to answer his said Offence.
E. of Winchilsea's Bill.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for disposing of several Lands of the Earl of Winchilsea, for the Payment of Debts."
ORDERED, To be committed to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Three; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Ld. Lexington's Bill:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Rob't Lord Lexington and Sir Tho. Williamson Baronet, to raise and levy the Sum of Two Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Pounds, and Damages, out of the Manors and Lands of John Hutchinson Esquire."
Hutchinson's Petition concerning it.
A Petition also of John Hutchinson, was read.
And it is ORDERED, That the said Bill, together with the said Petition, shall be referred to the Committee appointed for the Marquis of Newcastle' Bill; to hear all Parties concerned; and to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Marq. Worcester's Patent to be D. of Somerset, to be examined.
Upon Information to the House, by the Marquis of Hertford, That a Patent is granted to the Marquis of Worcester, which is a Prejudice to other Peers:
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Patent is referred to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and to have Power to send for such Persons as they think (fn. 1) fit, to give them Information concerning this Business; and to send for the Patent.
Ld. Clifford's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act that the Lord Clifford be enabled to proceed at Law, for (fn. 2) his Goods, &c."
ORDERED, To be committed to the same Committee as the Marquis of Newcasles' Bill; to meet on Monday next.
Carr and Carr.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Carr Esquire; desiring, "to have Leave to visit his Father, being denied that Liberty by those that are about his Father, and that there be Guards put upon his Father:"
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Carr shall have Liberty, in the Presence of the next Two Justices of the Peace, to see his Father, videlicet, George Sherard and Redmayne Burrell; or, in their Absence, the other next Justices.
Ld. Roscommon's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Lord Roscomon in his Lands, &c."
Saving for the King in Private Bills.
ORDERED, in all the Private Bills depending in this House, when the Committee make a Saving of the Rights of particular Persons, that there be a Saving for the Right of the King.
Message from H. C. with the Bill for Judicial Proceedings, and another Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Serjeant Glynn, &c.; who brought up the Act for Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings, which was sent down with some Alterations, wherein they have made some Amendments, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
2. The Act for continuing of the Excise, (fn. 3) wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill to continue the Excise.
Hodie 1a, 2a, et 3a, lecta, "An Act for continuing the Excise until the 25th Day of December, 1660."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Bennet and Doctor Childe:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the Act for continuing of the Excise; and that their Lordships have sent to the King, to desire He would please to come to this House this Morning, to pass the said Bill.
Monlosse's Order concerning the Rectory of of Gonvil Terent.
ORDERED, That Mr. Monlase, Rector of Gonvil Terent, shall have Liberty to take off his Crop of his Glebe Lands this Year, when he quits the Possession of the said Rectory, wherein he now officiates.
Ives's concerning the Rectory of Stow.
Upon reading the Petition of Will. Ives, of Stow, in the County of North'ton:
It is ORDERED, That, the Petitioner giving Security by Bond to the Sheriff, in the Name of the Person that sues, to be responsible for the Tithes if the Trial goes against him, then he shall be permitted to receive into his Custody this Summer's Tithes, Glebe, and Profits; and the Bond to be kept by the Sheriff.
This Day Acton, formerly sent for, for disobeying an Order of this House, made in the Case of the Marquis of Winton, came to this Bar; and, upon his Knees, made his humble Submission to this House, acknowledging his Offence.
Whereupon it is ORDERED, That he be released from his present Restraint.
Bill to confirm Judicial Proceedings:
Next, the House took into Consideration the Alterations and Amendments in the Bill for confirming Judicial Proceedings; which, being read Twice, were agreed to, and ordered to be ingrossed.
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Bennett and Doctor Childe:
To let them know, that this House agrees with the House of Commons, in the Alterations in the Bill for Judicial Proceedings.
Bill to be brought in, concerning Ld. Gerrard,
ORDERED, That a short Bill be prepared, and brought in, to relieve the Lord Gerard, concerning his Nonclaim, as if he had been included in the Bill of Judicial Proceedings.
and the E. of Derby.
ORDERED, That a short Bill be prepared, to relieve the Earl of Derby in his Case.
The King's Majesty, sitting in His Chair of State, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give Notice to the House of Commons to attend Him; who being come, their Speaker presented His Majesty with the Bill for continuing the Excise until the 25th Day of December next.
Excise Bill passed.
The Clerk of the Crown read the Title, as followeth:
"An Act for continuing of the Excise till the Five and Twentieth Day of December, 1660."
And the Clerk of the Parliaments, by Directions from His Majesty, pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words,
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
Ld. Gerrard's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Lord Gerard's Bill be read on Monday Morning, the First Business.
Order to attach Eales, for refusing to assist in apprehending Scrope.
Upon Oath made at this Bar, by Moyses Perkins, a Servant to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, "That he having a Warrant of this House, for the attaching of the Body of Adrian Scrope, being One of those that gave Judgement of Death upon the late King, and demanding Assistance of John Eales of Henly, Deputy Sheriff of the County of Oxford, he refused to give him his Aid and Assistance therein, as the said Warrant required:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, shall attach the Body of the said John Eales, and forthwith bring him in Safety before their Lordships, to answer his high Contempt to this House: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Monlosse's Order concerning the Rectory of Gonvill Terent.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Monlosse, Rector of Gonvill Terent, in the County of Dorsett, shall have Liberty to take off his Crop of the Glebe Lands of this Year, when he quits the Possession of the said Rectory, wherein he now officiates; any former Order of this House notwithstanding.
Ives and Seller, concerning the Living of Stow.
Upon the Petition of William Ives, Minister of Stowe, in the County of North'ton:
It is ORDERED by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That, the Petitioner giving Security by Bond to the Sheriff of the said County, who is to take it in the Name of Seller, to be responsible for the Tithes if the Trial shall go against him, that then the said William Ives is hereby impowered to receive into his Custody this Summer's Tithes, Glebe, and Profits; and the said Bond, so taken, shall be kept in the said Sheriff's Hands, until the Right shall appear to whom it doth belong.
Order to release Acton.
Upon the Motion of the Lord Marquis of Winton, on the Behalf of Edward Acton, now in Custody, upon disobeying an Order of this House concerning his Lordship, and likewise acknowledging his Offence upon his Knees at this Bar:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Acton is hereby released of his said Restraint, paying his Fees: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
House adjourned till 9, Monday next.