Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 27 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to prevent clandestine Marriages.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act disabling Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians, and against their untimely marrying after the Decease of their Fathers."
Suits and Delays, and Intestates Estates Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving of a former Act, intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays; and for Continuance of one other Act, intituled, An Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Berney versus Lawrence.
The Question being put, "Whether Mr. Berney shall have Three Days Time longer given him to put in his Answer, than he had by the last Order?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Hereupon the House made this Order; (videlicet,)
"The House being moved, on the Behalf of John Berney Esquire, That he may have Three Days Time longer given him for putting in his Answer in Writing to the Petition of Thomas Laurence and others, than by the Order of the 24th Instant is directed: After Consideration had thereof, it is Resolved by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John (fn. 1) Verney shall have Three Days Time allowed him more than by the aforesaid Order is directed, for putting in his Answer in Writing to the Petition aforesaid."
De la Poole versus Okeover.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry de la Poole and Dame Elizabeth his Wife; shewing, "That Rowland Okeover and Elizabeth his Wife, who, by Order of the Eleventh Instant, were required to put in an Answer in Writing to their Petition by the 18th Instant, have not so done; but, taking Advantage of the late Prorogation, the said Rowland Okeover and his Wife, by Mr. Nicolas Bagshawe their Clerk in Chancery, and Mr. Hinton their Agent, have proceeded upon the Decree complained of, to a Sequestration of the Estate in Question, and an Order for a Serjeant at Arms to take the Petitioners into Custody; and therefore pray, That Proceedings in the said Cause may be stayed, and the Protection of this House may be granted to the Petitioners, to attend their Appeal here; and that a short Day may be appointed, for the said Rowland Okeover and his Wife to answer to the said Petition:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Proceedings in the Court of Chancery concerning the Estate in Question be stayed; and that the said Sir Henry De la Poole and Dame Elizabeth his Wife have hereby the Protection of this House allowed to them, for attending their said Appeal depending before this House; and that the said Rowland Okeover and Elizabeth his Wife be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer in Writing to the said Appeal, peremptorily, within One Week next after Notice of this Order, by leaving a Copy thereof at the Place of Abode of the said Rowland Okeover.
Denyes versus Frazier & Denyes.
The Counsel in the Cause between Frances Denyes and Sir Alexander Fraizer being fully heard this Day on both Sides, it is ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House will take into Consideration what Judgement to give therein.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 28um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.