House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 8 July 1678

Pages 275-276

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, 8 die Julii.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Chichester.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Monmouth.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Dorset et Midd.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Leycester.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Powis.
Comes Feversham.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North et Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell W.
Ds. Grey de W.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard Brandon.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Frescheville.
Ds. Arundell Trerise.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Butler West.


Schoppens' et al. Nat. Bill.

The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for naturalizing of John Schoppens and others have considered the same; and are of Opinion, That the same do pass as it is, without any Amendment."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing John Schoppens and others."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Porter's Bill.

Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable George Porter Esquire to sell or dispose of certain Lands and Tenements therein mentioned."

Prisoners for Debt, Relief Bill.

Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the further Relief and Discharge of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt."

Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to remind the Lords of Two others.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevor and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Supply to His Majesty, of Six Hundred Nineteen Thousand Three Hundred Eighty-eight Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Nine Pence, for disbanding the Army, and other Uses therein mentioned."

2. To put their Lordships in Mind of Two Bills formerly brought up from the House of Commons:

1. "An Act for Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures."

2. "An Act for reviving and continuing a former Act, intituled, For giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins tanned or dressed."

E. Feversham versus Watson.

Whereas, on Saturday last, it was ordered, That the Consideration of the Cause between Lewis Earl of Feversham Plaintiff, upon his Petition and Appeal, and Lewis Watson Esquire and the Lady Katherine his Wife, Defendants, should be adjourned to this Day:

The House resumed the Debate thereof this Day.

And, after a long Debate thereof, this main Question was proposed,

Petitioner to be relieved.

"Whether the Petitioner shall have Relief?"

The Question being put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Question was put, "Whether the Petitioner shall have Relief?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.


"Anglesey, C. P. S.

This House taking into Consideration what Judgement to give in the Cause heard at the Bar, between Lewis Earl of Feversham Appellant, and Lewis Watson and the Lady Katherine his Wife Defendants:

After a long and serious Debate had thereupon, it is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament, That the Petitioner (the Earl of Feversham) shall have Relief; and their Lordships do appoint Wednesday next, to ascertain what the Relief shall be.

Rockley versus Burdet et al.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Rockley Esquire, Son and Executor of Robert Rockley Esquire, the surviving Trustee of Francis Burdett Esquire, being an Appeal from a Decree of the Court of Chancery, and Orders of that Court, made in 1660 and 1661, on the Behalf of Francis Burdett Esquire (now Sir Francis Burdett), Grandson of Francis Burdett above named, for Monies to be paid by the Petitioner upon the Accompt of his and his Father's Management of the Estate of the said Francis Burdett, as also from a Dismission of his Bill of Review put into the Court of Chancery concerning the same, and other Matters in the said Appeal suggested; and praying the Relief of this House therein:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Francis Burdett, and Dame Grace Wentworth Executrix or Administratrix of Sir Thomas Wentworth in the Petition mentioned, may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; to which they are hereby required to put in their Answer, or respective Answers, in Writing, within One Week next after Notice given of this Order to them respectively for that Purpose.

Supply Bill.

ORDERED, That the Bill for granting a Supply to His Majesty be read the First Time To-morrow Morning.

Lawrence versus Berney.

The Cause between Berney and Laurance to be heard To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Payne versus Wallis.

The Cause between Payne and Wallis is to be heard on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.


Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 9um diem instantis Julii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Hitherto examined, this 16th Day of July, 1678, by us,

J. Bridgewater.
Seth Sarum.
Ralph Chichester.