House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 15 May 1661

Pages 254-255

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 Mercurii, 15 die Maii.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius.
D. Albemarle.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Westm'land.
Comes Berks.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Thanett.
Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes (fn. 1) Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Conway.
Viscount Campden.
Viscount de Stafford.
Viscount Fauconberge.
Viscount Mordant.
Ds. Abergaveny.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. (fn. 2) Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. (fn. 4) Winton.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Euers.
Ds. Wha'ton.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Arrundell.
Ds. Mountagu.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventrey.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Seymour.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley de Stratton.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Towensend.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Crewe.

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Lords Leave to be absent.

ORDERED, That this House dispenseth with the Absence of the Earl of Lyncolne, for a Week.

ORDERED, That the Lord Craven hath Leave to be absent for a Week.

E. of Dorset's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Manors of Knole, Seale, and Kempsing, upon the Earl of Dorsett and his Heirs, and charging the Manor of Bexhill, and Manor or Farm of Cowding, and other Lands in the County of Sussex, with a Rent of One Hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum, in Lieu thereof."

M. of Winton's Bill rejected.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act towards the Reparations and Satisfaction to be made unto John Marquis of Winton, out of the Manors and Lands of Robert Wallop Esquire, for the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, and Damages for the same, given unto him by the late pretended Parliament, out of the Estate of the said Marquis of Winton."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Report about the Address to the King being printed. Hogkinson, a Printer, sent for.

The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee for Privileges, "That their Lordships Yesterday were entering into Consideration of the Order referred unto them, brought from the House of Commons by Sir Wm. Doyley, concerning the Printing of the Vote of the Houses presented to the King; and a Lord brought to them the said Address, printed by one Hogkinson a Printer. The Opinion of the Committee is, That the said Printer should be summoned to appear before this House, to shew by what Warrant he printed the same."

Which this House ordered accordingly.

Serjeants at Arms to attend this House, to clear the Passage to it.

Upon Report from the Committee for Privileges, "That divers Lords have found great Inconveniences in their Passage to and from Parliament, by reason of such Companies of People that stand in the Way:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chamberlain is appointed to desire His Majesty, from this House, that Two Serjeants at Arms, with their Maces, according to the ancient Custom, may attend the Doors of this House, near the Stairs Head, from Eight of the Clock in the Morning, till the Lords have taken their Coaches to go Home, for the more decent and orderly Passage of the Lords to and from Parliament.

Order concerning the Painted Chamber.

Upon Report from the Committee for Privileges:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Painted Chamber be kept for the Gentlemen Attendants on the Peers of Parliament, who are to be uncovered when any Peer is there; and that no Footmen or Lackies be admitted in there; and that any Gentleman that hath Occasion to speak with any Peer be admitted into the Painted Chamber, and no further.

Yeoman Usher and Doorkeepers, not to stay in the House.

Upon Report from the Committee for Privileges:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That neither the Yeoman Usher, nor any of the Doorkeepers (except the Gentleman of the Black Rod), do, at any Time during the Sitting of the Lords in Parliament, or at any Committee of Parliament, stay within the Doors of the House, or Committee Chamber; but the Yeoman Usher may have Liberty to come within the House, to give the Gentleman Usher Notice when any Message comes from the House of Commons, and immediately to go forth again.

E. of Oxford, Privilege.

Upon the Oath of John Quinn Esquire, made this Day at the Bar, "That the Coach of the Earl of Oxford, a Member of this House, and Peer of the Realm, was attached, about the 29th Day of April last, being within Ten Days of this Parliament, by Richard Saer a Coachman; and that one Richard Aiskew, a Bailiff, executed the same:"

Saer and Askew sent for.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall attach the Bodies of the said Richard Saer and Richard Aiskew, and forthwith bring them before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their said high Contempt; and this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.

Rivers of Stower and Salwerp, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to make the Rivers of Stower and Salwerp navigable, &c."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to these Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. (fn. 3) Treasurer.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Derby.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Exon.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathon.
Viscount Campden.
Viscount de Stafford.
Viscount Fawconberge.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to Time, and all Parties concerned to be heard.

Bill to reverse the E. of Strafford's Attainder.

ORDERED, That the Committee for the Earl of Strafford's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Bill for draining Lyndsey Level.

ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the Fens be read To-morrow Morning, the Second Time.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Jovis, 16 diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Origin. Bathton.
  • 2. Origin. Dacry.
  • 3. Sic.
  • 4. Origin. Cardigman.