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 Lunæ, 18 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hert. Hunt. &c. Highways Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for repairing the Highways within the Counties of Hertford, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, do meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock; and the Earl of Sandwich and the Lord Townsend are added to the said Committee.
Bp. of Winton's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Bishop of Winchester to lease out the Tenements now built upon his Mansion-house, in the Parish of St. Saviour's, in Southwark, in the County of Surrey, and the Two Parks and other Demesnes of Bishop's Waltham, in the County of South'ton."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Bp. St. David's.
Bp. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. (fn. 1)
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
L. Byron's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for supplying the Loss of certain Evidences in the Time of the late Troubles, belonging to the Estate of Richard Lord Byron.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable John Newport Esquire to enter into certain Messuages lying in Westm."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the same Committee as the Bishop of Winchester's Bill is.
The Lord Lexington reported from the Committee, the Bill concerning John Robinson: "That their Lordships have heard all Parties therein concerned, and have perused all the Deeds, and examined Witnesses in the Case; and, upon Consideration thereof, have thought fit to make some Alterations and Amendments, which they offer to their Lordships Judgements."
The said Amendments and Alterations, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Francis Boynton and Richard Robinson Esquire to sell certain Lands of John Robinson Esquire, for Payment of his Debts, and leasing of other Lands, and for making Provision for his Younger Children."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations and Amendments now read, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ashdown Forest, &c. Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Bird and Sir Walter Littleton:
To deliver to them the Bill concerning the Improvement of Ashdowne Forrest, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To return them the Bill concerning John Robinson, wherein the Lords have made some Alterations and Amendments, and desire their Concurrence therein.
Feltham's Pet. concerning his Wise's being taken from him.
Upon the Petition of Owen Feltham, read this Day in the House, with a Certificate thereunto annexed; complaining, "That his Wife hath been violently taken away and detained from him:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Certificate, and the whole Matter therein contained, is referred to the Consideration of the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, who is desired speedily to proceed in this Business according to Law; and if he find the Law any Thing short or defective in this Case, that then he make Report thereof to this House; and that in the Interim he take special Care that the Petitioner's Wise be not conveyed away.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 20um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.