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, 16 Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Portland, concerning a Statue of the late King.
Upon Information to the House, "That the Earl of Portland having lately discovered where a Brass Horse is, with His late Majesty's Figure upon it, which in Justice he conceives belongs to Him; and, there being no Courts of Justice now open wherein he can sue for it, doth humbly desire the Lords to be pleased to order that it may not be removed from the Place where it now is, nor defaced, nor otherwise disposed of, till the Title may be determined in Law to whom it belongs:"
Which was accordingly ordered by the House.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent with the Message Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Vote and the Alteration to them; and they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Order to prevent Waste in the King's Lands, &c.
ORDERED, That an Order be sent to all Sheriffs in the several Counties, to prevent the Cutting and Destruction of Woods upon the King's Lands and Parks.
Bill for settling the Nation.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Ordinance of settling the Affairs of the Kingdom shall meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, as they shall see Cause.
Warner, Master of the King's Barge, to have the Care of it.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Pembrooke, from the Committee of Petitions, "That, upon the Petition of Warner, Bargeman to His Majesty, he and other the King's Watermen be forthwith authorized to take into their Care the Barge called The Brigantine, there being no other Barge fit for His Majesty's Service, and that built with the Public Revenue."
This House ordered it accordingly.
Bushel to be restored to his Estate.
2. It was also reported, "That the Committee for Petitions think fit, that Thomas Bushell Esquire be forthwith restored to the Possession of his Estate, according to Articles for his surrendering the Isle of Lundy; which Articles of the Lord Viscount Say and Sir Thomas Fairfax to him, were confirmed by both Houses of Parliament."
Which Report this House confirmed, and ordered accordingly.
E. India Company and Skinner.
1. The Earl of Pembrooke also reported, from the Committee of Petitions, "That the Cause between the India Company and Skynner, about staying of a Ship going to the East Indiaes, is agreed between the Parties themselves."
Justice Baynes, accused of treasonable Words, discharged.
The House heard the Complaint against Justice Baynes; and there being nothing proved against him, the Speaker, by the Direction of the House, told him, "That their Lordships did discharge him, and cleared him, as being innocent from the Accusation against him; and wished him to go on in his Discharge of his Office, to prevent any Disorders that shall come before him, and discountenance them."
Gunter and Bradley to attend.
ORDERED, That Gunter and Bradley shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, at which Time the Marshal of the King's Bench Prison shall bring Curtis, a Prisoner under him, at the same Time before this House, to take his Oath, to give in his Testimony before the Lords Committees for Petitions.
Inhabitants of Tunbridge Wells, &c. against Wyborne.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Bidborough, and other Towns next to Tunbridge Wells; complaining, "That one John Wyborne, a Sadler, hath digged up the said Wells and Paving Stones, which is a public Prejudice:"
Hereupon it is ORDERED, To be referred to the Two next Justices of the Peace, to certify to this House the Truth of the Matter of Fact; and for the present to give Order, that the Wells be put into the same Condition and Order as they were formerly, for a public Good.
Estimate of the Expence of the King's Reception.
The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee for the King's Reception, "That they Yesterday had before them several of the King's Servants, and Sir Robert Fenn and Sir Henry Wood Clerks of the Green Cloth, Mr. Kynnersley of the Wardrobe, Mr. Armory of the Stable, and Mr. Jackson Clerk of the Kitchen; and they gave in these Estimates following, for Necessaries for the King's present Reception; as,
This Report was confirmed by the House.
Birkhead restored to be Serjeant at Arms.
Upon perusing the Patent of Serjeant Birkhead, made in the Year 1637, by the late King, to create him a Serjeant at Arms during his natural Life: The House was satisfied with the Legality of his Title, and ordered him to attend the King at His Reception, and during the further Pleasure of His Majesty.
Message to H. C. to remind them of the Order to stay the Waste of the King's Woods, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and Mr. Rich:
To put them in Mind of an Order sent down to them formerly, concerning the Order for preventing Waste and Destruction of the Woods and Houses of the King.
Privilege of Parliament, and Order of passing Business between the Houses.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Privileges do meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to consider of the Privileges of this House, both in and out of Parliament; and what Order ought to be observed in the passing of Businesses between both Houses.
ORDERED, That these Lords following be added to the Committee for Privileges:
Committee for Petitions.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Lyndsey, Earl of Stamford, Viscount Conway, Lord Wharton, Lord Pagett, Lord Lovelace, and Lord Herbert, be added to the Committee for Petitions.
Middleton to deliver a Mace to Serjeant Lee.
ORDERED, That Serjeant Middleton do, upon Sight hereof, deliver a Mace, which now remains in his Custody, into the Hands of Mr. Serjeant Lee, for the present Use of His Majesty; and this to be a sufficient Discharge for the same.
House adjourned till 9a cras.