House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 6 June 1660

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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 Mercutii, 6 die Junii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

1 D. Yorke.
2 D. Gloucester.
L. Chancellor, Speaker.
3 Dux Bucks.
4 Marq. Winton.
5 Marq. Dorchester.
6 L. High Chamberlain.
7 L. Chamberlain.
9 Comes Northumb.
11 Comes Derby.
10 Comes Shrewsbury.
13 Comes South'ton.
18 Comes Dorsett.
43 Visc. Campden.
24 Comes Denbigh.
14 Comes Bedford.
28 Comes Westm'land.
21 Comes Bridgwater.
20 Comes Exon.
36 Comes Portland.
19 Comes Sarum.
29 Comes Berks.
37 Comes Scarsdale.
12 Comes Rutland.
22 Comes North'ton.
44 Visc. Fauconbridge.
23 Comes Devon.
15 Comes Pembrooke.
32 Comes Stamford.
39 Comes St. Albans.
35 Comes Newport.
38 Comes Leichfeild.
31 Comes Peterborough.
30 Comes Cleaveland.
33 Comes Winchilsea.
34 Comes Carnarvon.
17 Comes Nottingham.
40 Visc. Hereford.
42 Visc. Conway.
27 Comes Bollingbrooke.
26 Comes Clare.
8 Comes Oxon.
16 Comes Lyncolne.
41 Visc. Say & Seale.
25 Comes Midd.
1 Ds. De la Warr.
12 Ds. Craven.
15 Ds. Howard.
18 Ds. Leigh de (fn. 1)
8 Ds. Gerard.
20 Ds. Culpepper.
16 Ds. Seymour.
14 Ds. Maynard.
11 Ds. Robertes.
13 Ds. Lovelace.
7 Ds. Willoughby.
5 Ds. Crumwell.
4 Ds. Stourton.
3 Ds. Dacres.
19 Ds. Loughborough.
2 Ds. Sandys.
22 Ds. Berke' de Stratton.
9 Ds. Tenham.
17 Ds. Newport.
10 Ds. Brooke.
21 Ds. Lexington.
6 Ds. Wharton.

Order to prevent Waste in New Park in Yorkshire.

ORDERED, That there be an Order for the stopping the Cutting of Woods and Timber in His Majesty's Park called New Parkes, in the County of Yorke, new in the Possession of Rob't Lylborne, who is fled, being One of His late Majesty's Judges; and that what Timber is already cut shall not be carried, without His Majesty's Directions: And Charles Bellasis of Oulston, James Moore of Angram Esquire, and Richard Harland of Sutton, are appointed to take Care that this Order be put into Execution, for the Service of His Majesty.

Message to H. C. for a Conference.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Baron and Justice Foster:

about the Queen's jointure:

To desire a present Conference, about Matters of great Importance.

Heads for this Conference.

The Heads of this Conference to be, "That the House of Commons would take into Consideration the Queen's Majesty's Jointure, that for the future it may be duly paid Her, according to the solemn Contract between the Two Crowns; and Her Majesty to be considered for the Arrears since the late Distractions; and Consideration to be had of the Purchasers."

The Lord Chancellor is appointed by the House to manage this Conference.

Trinity House Petition.

The Petition of the Masters of The Trynity House, with their Reasons, were read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions, who are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.

Committee for Petitions.

ORDERED, That the Duke of Yorke and the Duke of Gloucester, Earl Southampton, and the Earl of Winchilsea, is added to the Committee for Petitions.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.

Count. of Derby and Earl of Derby, concerning the Isle of Man.

ORDERED, That the Title of the Countess of Derby, which she claims to the Isle of Man, and likewise the former Order of this House made to the Earl of Derby concerning that Business, is referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Petitions; to hear both Sides, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons.

The House was resumed.

Report concerning the House choosing a Speaker.

The Earl of Pembrooke reported from the Committee for Privileges, who were appointed to consider of the choosing the Speaker of this House, "That the Lords Committees perused a Declaration and Vote of the Lords in Parliament, passed the 10th of August, 1641, which was then passed nemine contradicente, "That it is the certain and undoubted Right of this House to choose their Speaker; and the Speaker is not to depart, when this House sits, without Leave of this House."

"Another Precedent perused by the Lords was, a Clause in the Act for the Triennial Parliaments, wherein it is enacted and declared, by the Authority of this present Parliament, "That the Peers to be assembled at any Parliament, by virtue of this Act, shall and may, from Time to Time, at any Time during such their Assembly in Parliament, choose and declare such Person to be Speaker for the said Peers as they shall think fit."

It was further reported, That their Lordships were of Opinion, That, if the Lords in Parliament had not a Power and Right to choose their own Speaker, the Lord Chancellor, or any other Speaker, may, if they will, absent themselves voluntarily; the House thereupon should be disenabled to sit.

"Upon these Considerations, their Lordships reported it as the Opinion of the Lords Committees, That the Lords assembled in Parliament of Right are to choose their own Speaker."

ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Business is re-committed to the Lords Committees for Privileges; and to meet on Friday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and Mr. Attorney General to attend at the same Time.

ORDERED, That the Duke of Yorke be added to all Committees.

ORDERED, The Lord Culpepper is added to the Committee for Privileges.

Committee for Petitions.

ORDERED, That the Lord Chief Baron do attend the Committee for Petitions this Afternoon; and the Lord Widdrington is added to be of that Committee.

Ld. Craven restored to his Possessions.

Upon the Report from the Lords Committees for Petitions, "That the Estate of the Lord Craven, both Real and Personal, was voted to be consiscated, without either Hearing or Summons, or Charge against the Lord Craven, or any Proof of that which is pretended to be the Offence, and without Trial by his Peers (which is contrary to the fundamental Laws of this Kingdom):"

It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Votes concerning the seizing and selling the said Estate, and all Proceedings thereupon, be, and are hereby declared to be, null and void; and that the Lord Craven be, and is hereby, restored to the Possession of his Estate, both Real and Personal, in whose Hands soever the same is, together with all Arrears of Rents and Profits which have been unjustly kept from him, and to all such of his Goods or Monies as are in the Hands or Custody of any Sequestrators, or Treasurers of Committees; and to all Timber and Woods cut down and remaining upon the Premises: And hereof all Persons whatsoever are to take Notice, and yield Obedience hereunto accordingly.

Order to prevent Waste in New Park in Yorkshire.

Upon Information given this Day to the House, "That there is great Waste in His Majesty's Park called Newe Parke, in the County of Yorke, late in the Possession of Rob'te Lilbourne, who is fled, being One of those that sat upon the King's Life, who hath cut, felled, and carried, Timber and Wood out of the said Park, of a great Value, to the Disservice of His Majesty:"

It is ORDERED, &c. That there shall be no more Waste committed in the said Park, by cutting down any more Timber or Wood growing upon the Premises; and that no Timber or Wood already cut shall be taken from off the said Lands, without Authority from His Majesty first had and obtained: And it is hereby specially recommended to Charles Bellasses of Oulston Esquire, James Moore of (fn. 1) Angrave Esquire, and Richard Harland of Sutton Esquire, jointly or severally, to see this Order put in Execution, for the Service of His Majesty; and in case Obedience be not yielded hereunto, that Information be given to this House thereof, that such farther Course may be taken herein as shall be meet.


House adjourned till 9a cras.