House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 15 April 1671

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: 15 April 1671', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 492-493. British History Online [accessed 2 March 2024]


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DIE Sabbati, 15 die Aprilis.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Cumberland.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Worcester.
Marq. Dorchester.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Clare.
Comes Berks.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsedale.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Gerrard.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Townsend.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Howard de Castle Rysing.


The Earl of Essex reported from the Committee the Bill for determining Differences touching burnt Houses, as fit to pass as it is.

Bill to determine Differences about Houses burnt in London.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for determining the Differences touching Houses burnt or (fn. 1) demolished within Four Years since the late dreadful Fire in London."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Two.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Birch and others; which consisted of these Particulars:

1. To return the Bill concerning Fee-farm Rents, wherein they have made some Amendments and Provisos, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

2. To return the Bill for ascertaining the Measures of Corn and Salt, sent down with Amendments; to which the Commons do agree with their Lordships.

3. To present a Bill for the better paving and cleansing the Streets and Sewers in and about the City of London; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.

Message from thence, for a Conference on the Bill for additional Impositions.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Waller and others;

To desire a Conference, concerning the Subjectmatter of the last Conference.


The Answer returned was:

That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as is desired; and do appoint it to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.

The same Lords as were appointed to manage the last Conference are now appointed to report this Conference.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Lords to attend the Report of the Conference.

ORDERED, That the Report of this Conference shall be made on Monday Morning next; and all the Lords now in Town are to have Notice to give their Attendance on this House on Monday next.

Proceedings upon Bills of Middlesex, &c.

ORDERED, That this House will take into Consideration the Report concerning the Proceedings at Law upon Bills of Midd. Latitats, and Ac etiams.

Oldsworth versus Lady Honeywood.

Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorset, from the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships have heard Counsel on both Parts upon the Petition of William Oldsworth Administrator (with the Will annexed) of the Goods and Estate of John Wood, the said Petition being an Appeal from a Dismission of the Bill of the said John Wood out of the Court of Chancery, concerning some Estate late of John Lamot deceased, and upon the Answer of Dame Hester Honywood, put in thereunto, and find that there is no Relief in the Case in the Court of Chancery, and therefore think it fit to be heard by this House:"

It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, upon the said Petition and Answer, on the Second Tuesday of the next Sitting of the Parliament after the Recess now at Hand.

Rawlins, L. Windsor's Servant, arrested.

Upon Complaint made to this House, and Affidavit thereof before a Master in Chancery Extraordinary, "That, on Friday the Seventh Day of this Instant April, John Rawlins, a menial Servant of the Lord Windsor, a Peer of this Realm, was arrested, by Edward Wassell and Henry Hayward, Bailiffs of Evesham, by the Prosecution of John Watson, of Bengeworth, in the County of Worcester, Attorney, at the Suit of Samuel Langley, of the County of Salop, Esquire, and detained a Prisoner by the said Bailiffs, till he the said John Rawlins signed a Warrant to Mr. Bird an Attorney, to appear for him; and that One of the said Bailiffs used opprobrious Language, against the Privilege of Parliament, and Privilege of the Peerage of this Kingdom:"

Langley, Watson, & al. to be attached.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Samuell Langley, John Watson, Edward Wassell, and Henry Hayward, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 17um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Hitherto examined by us,

J. Bridgewater.
Edw. Carliol.
Geo. Eure.


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