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 Martis, 4 Septembris.
Prayers, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds." (fn. 1) " Langdale.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Berkeley of Berkley.
Bill for Durham to send Members.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported from the Committee, the Bill for enabling the County of Durham to send Knights to Parliament, and the City of Durham Burgesses. And their Opinion is, "That the King's Counsel, and the Counsel for the County, be heard at this Bar."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Counsel for the King and the County shall be heard, at this Bar, on the 19 Day of November next.
Jessop sent for.
ORDERED, That Jessop, of Winwicke, in the County of Lancaster, shall appear (fn. 2) before this House on the 10th of November next, touching the disobeying of an Order of this House.
Coates concerning the Rectory of Bridgford.
Upon reading the Petition of Sam. Coates, Rector of Bridgford ad Pontem, in the County of Nottingham:
It is ORDERED, That if the Petitioner hath been in Possession of the said Rectory for the Space of Seventeen Years last past, that then the general Order of this House shall be void as to him; any Thing in the said Order notwithstanding.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Augustine Skynner and Thomas Skynner to sell Land, for the Payment of their Debts."
ORDERED, That this Bills to be committed to the same Committee that is appointed for other Bills; to hear all Parties concerned.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley; who brought up a Bill for confirming of Ministers in their Livings, &c.; which the House of Commons looks upon it a Bill of Public Concernment, for quieting Men in their Possessions, for preventing of Suits.
Rodney and Cole.
The Cause between Rodney and Cole was heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides.
Message from H. C. to sit in the Afternoons.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Downing and others:
To let their Lordships know, that, in regard of the many great" (fn. 3) " Businesses now in Agitation, the House of Commons have resolved and voted to sit Mornings and Afternoons; and they desire their Lordships would please to sit Mornings and Afternoons likewise.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have considered of their Message, and will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to H. C. about sitting in the Afternoons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edmond Peirce and Doctor Bennet:
To let them know, that their Lordships having received a Message from thence, to desire this House to sit in Afternoons, their Lordships return this Answer, "That, upon any emergent Occasions, if they shall desire their Lordships to sit in an Afternoon, their Lordships will comply with them; otherwise their Lordships conceive, that their sitting in the Afternoon will disappoint Committees meeting, which will retard the preparing of Public Business for this House to dispatch."
E. of Sterling & al. versus Levingston.
The House took into Consideration what Judgement to give in the Business of the Earl of Sterling and others, against Mr. Levinston and his Wife and others.
And it is ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Matter is adjourned until the Second Day after the Meeting of this House again after the Adjournment, against which Time the Plaintiffs and Defendants are to state their Points, which were urged to be within the Acts of Indemnity and Judicial Proceedings; and then the Judges Opinions are to be heard therein, that so this House may the better proceed in their Judgement.
E. of Arundel's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the Dukedom of Norff. shall be read To-morrow Morning, the Second Time.
Cary versus Cromwell.
Whereas divers Days have been appointed, to hear the Cause, by Counsel, at this Bar, between Mr. Cary and Mrs. Ann Cromwell; and it appearing upon Oath, "That the said Mrs. Cromwell was served with the Order of this House, to be heard this Day; yet did not appear, neither in Person nor by her Counsel:"
It is ORDERED, That this Cause shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday Morning next, at which Time the said Mrs. Anne Cromwell shall appear, either in Person or by her Counsel, at her Peril; whereof she is to have Notice. And the leaving of the Order of this House, or a Copy thereof, at the Dwelling-house of the said Anne Cromwell, shall be a sufficient Serving.
E. of Sterling & al. versus Levingston.
The House taking into Consideration what Judgement to give, in the Cause of the Earl of Sterling and others Plaintiffs, and Thomas Levingston Esquire and his Wife Defendants; and after some Debate therein:
It is ORDERED, &c. That the further Consideration of this Matter is deferred and put off, until the Second Day after the next Meeting of this House, which will be the Seventh of November, 1660; against which Time, that Party which insists upon the Bill of Indemnity shall state the Case which was urged at the Hearing by them: And they and the other Parties are to agree upon the Case, and present the same to the Judges, whose Opinions are to be heard therein by their Lordships, that thereby this House may the better proceed to Judgement in the said Cause.
Coates's Order about the Rectory of West Bridgeford.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuell Coates, Master of Arts, and Rector of Bridgford ad Pontem, alias West Bridgford, in the County of Nottingham, being (as he affirms) thereof lawfully seised by Institution and Induction many Years since; yet one Edward Greathead hath procured the general Order for the sequestering of the Tithes thereof:
It is ORDERED, &c. That if the said Petitioner hath been in the actual Possession of the said Rectory for the Time of Sixteen or Seventeen Years last past, that then the general Order of this House, for the sequestering of the said Tithes, as to the said Edward Greathead, is, and shall be hereby, made null and void; any Thing in the said Order notwithstanding.
House adjourned till 9a cras.