Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 7 April 1671', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 480-481. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol12/pp480-481 [accessed 1 March 2024]
DIE Veneris, 7 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Preservation of Game, and for securing Warrens not enclosed, and the several Fishings of this Realm."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
ORDERED, That the Bill for better regulating of Work-houses shall be read the Second Time To-morrow Morning.
ORDERED, That the Report concerning Sir William Clarke's Bill shall be made To-morrow Morning.
E. Dorset versus Sir W. Turner Governor of Bridewell Hospital, & al. Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Dorset; complaining of a Breach of Privilege of Parliament, by the Proceedings of the Hospital of Bridewell (during this Session of Parliament), concerning a Piece of Ground, Time out of Mind used for a Kitchin Garden, belonging to the Inheritance of the said Earl of Dorset, in Salisbury Court, London, which the said Hospital claim to belong to them, as in the said Petition is set forth:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir William Turner, Alderman of London, now President of the said Hospital, Mr. John Lee, Clerk to the said Hospital, and Mr. John Bevan, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and they are hereby required to put in an Answer thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Earl of Essex reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire and others to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, according to a Decree, was re-committed, and the Petition of Dame Elizabeth Prettyman relating to the said Bill was referred, That the said Executors, who were Petitioners for the said Bill, prayed that they might, and declared that they would, desist from any further Prosecution of the said Bill; which the Committee thought fit to signify to the House."
Sequestrations in Chancery.
Upon Consideration had this Day by the House, of the Report made from the Lords Committees for Privileges, concerning the Practice of the Court of Chancery in issuing out Sequestrations upon Estates:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider further of this Business, and the Debate had thereupon, and report their Opinions, what is fit to be done thereupon, unto the House.
Turton & al. versus White & al.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorset, from the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, "That, having heard Counsel on both Parts, upon the Petition of Robert Turton, William Roper, and Richard Greaves, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, concerning Lands in Alchurst, in the County of Worcester, and upon the Answer of Samuell White and Thomas Hunt thereunto, their Lordships find the Petition to be frivolous, and fit to be dismissed:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Robert Turton, William Roper, and Richard Greaves, be, and is hereby, dismissed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 8um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.