House of Lords Journal Volume 13
3 March 1677

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 3 March 1677', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 58-60. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11429 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 3 die Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Dux Newcastle.
Marq. Winton.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
L. Steward.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntington.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Dover.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guildford.
Comes Feversham.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Berkley B.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell W.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Astley.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard of Brand.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.

PRAYERS.

Augmentations to small Vicarages, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentations made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Andrew Hacket and Sir Edward Low:

To deliver to them the Bill for confirming Augmentations, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Sir F. Compton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An explanatory and supplemental Act for the better enabling Sir Francis Compton to make Sale of the Manor of Hammerton, or any Part thereof, in the County of Huntington."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

E. Marshal.
E. Kent.
E. Derby.
E. Huntington.
E. Dorset.
E. Bridgwater.
E. North'ton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Bolingbrooke.
E. Manchester.
E. Berks.
E. Dover.
E. Thanet.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Cardigan.
E. Bath.
E. Craven.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Burlington.
E. Powis.
E. Guildford.
E. Feversham.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Halyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

Bill to naturalize Englishmens Children born Abroad.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing of Children of Englishmen, born in Foreign Countries during the late Troubles."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as Sir Francis Compton's Bill is.

Sir E. Hungerford's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Edward Hungerford, Knight of the Bath, to make Leases for Years of Hungerford House in The Strand, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Feilds, in the County of Midd. and of certain Houses and Tenements thereunto adjoining."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

E. Marshal.
E. Kent.
E. Derby.
E. Huntington.
E. Dorset.
E. Bridgwater.
E. North'ton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Bolingbrooke.
E. Manchester.
E. Berks.
E. Dover.
E. Thanet.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Cardigan.
E. Bath.
E. Craven.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Burlington.
E. Powis.
E. Guildford.
E. Feversham.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard de Bran.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.

New Buildings in London, &c. to prevent the Increase of, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the further Increase of new Buildings about the Cities of London and Westminster."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:

E. Marshal.
E. Kent.
E. Derby.
E. Huntington.
E. Dorset.
E. Bridgwater.
E. North'ton.
E. Denbigh.
E. Bolingbrooke.
E. Manchester.
E. Berks.
E. Dover.
E. Thanet.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Clarendon.
E. Cardigan.
E. Bath.
E. Craven.
E. Aylesbury.
E. Powis.
E. Guildford.
E. Feversham.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Bath.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. Berkeley B.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Grey de W.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard B.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon; and to adjourn as they please.

House to be called.

ORDERED, That on Friday the Ninth of this Instant March this House shall be called; and then the Standing Orders of this House to be read.

Vacat per Ordinem 13tii Novembris, 1680, coram

J. Bridgewater.
Clarendon.
P. Bath & Wells.
Howard.

*********

A Petition was presented to the House; which was read, as follows:

Villiers Petition, concerning his Claim to the Title of Vise. Purbeck, &c.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.

"The humble Petition of Robert Villers, Son and Heir of Robert, and Grandson and Heir of John, Viscount Purbeck, and Baron of Stoake;

"Most humbly sheweth,

"That your Petitioner's Petition to His Most Sacred Majesty, to be admitted to his Title and Honour of Viscount Purbeck, and Baron of Stoake, was, by His Majesty's Gracious Order of the 25th of April, 1675, referred to the Consideration of this Most Honourable House, to determine therein according to the Justice of his Cause; ever since which Time the Matter of the said Petition hath been depending before your Lordships.

"That, on the Tenth of November, 1675, your Lordships were pleased to appoint the 24th Day of the said Month to consider of the said Petition and Claim; before which Day, the Parliament was prorogued.

"Your Petitioner therefore most humbly prays your Lordships Favour, to take his said Case into your speedy and serious Consideration, and determine therein according to the Justice thereof, and as to your great Wisdoms shall seem meet.

"And, as in Duty bound, he shall pray.

"Purbeck."

E. of Denbigh and D. of Bucks to be heard concerning it.

The Earl of Denbigh, being present, acquainted the House,

"That the Matter of this Petition concerned the Duke of Bucks and himself; therefore desired they may be heard before any Determination be given in this Business; and desired Leave for himself and one Mr. Hemmings to go and speak with the Duke of Bucks; and on Wednesday next his Lordship would acquaint this House what Time he would desire to have, to give an Answer to the said Petition."

And accordingly the House granted his Desires.

Messenger's Petition for his Liberty, to attend his Writ of Error against Taunt.

Upon reading the Petition of John Messenger; shewing, "That, having obtained a Writ of Error in Parliament, against Mark Taunt, upon a Judgement given in the Court of King's Bench for the said Mark Taunt against the Petitioner, he is a Prisoner in Newgate, being taken in Execution upon the said Judgement, by Richard Halton and Charles Cheney, Attornies for the said Mark Taunt, after due Notice given them of the said Writ of Error obtained; and therefore prayeth Relief for himself against the Persons aforesaid:"

It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships are to examine the Nature of the Proceedings had upon the Writ of Error therein mentioned, and whether the Petitioner hath done what he ought to do in the Prosecution thereof; as also what hath been done by the said Marke Taunt, Richard Halton, and Charles Cheney; and report their Opinion thereupon unto this House.

Hancock, for selling Libels, released.

Upon reading the Petition of John Hancocke Junior, now in the Hands of a Messenger (tendered to this House by the Committee appointed to enquire out the Authors, Contrivers, and Publishers of libelous Books), expressing his hearty Sorrow for his Offence in buying some Pamphlets, intituled, The Long Parliament dissolved, and selling them; and also promising his utmost Endeavour to detect others that shall misbehave themselves in that Kind; and therefore prayeth, that he may have his Liberty for that Purpose:

It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Hancock be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint in the Hands of a Messenger; for which this Order shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Messenger in whose Custody he is: And it is further ORDERED, That the said John Hancocke be, and is hereby, required to use his utmost Endeavour to take the Widow Browster, who sold the said Pamphlets to him, to the End she may be brought before, and examined by, the said Lords Committees.

Judges to prepare a Bill for regulating the Press.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer be, and are hereby, appointed to peruse the Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in printing seditious, treasonable, and unlicensed Books and Pamphlets, and for regulating of Printing and Printing Presses; and to prepare a Bill to be presented to this House, for the supplying such Defects as they shall judge to be in the said Act; and that the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers in London are hereby required to attend the said Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chief Baron, at such Times as they shall appoint them, for their better Information in this Matter.

And it is further ORDERED, That in the mean Time the said Master and Wardens are hereby required to use their utmost Endeavour for putting the Powers in the said Act committed to their Care into due Execution, for preventing the Abuses aforesaid.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.