House of Lords Journal Volume 13
14 March 1677

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 14 March 1677', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 72-73. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11438 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 14 die Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Exon.

Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Albemarle.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
L. Steward.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntington.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Westm'land.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berks.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylesbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guildford.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.

Ds. Berkley B.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Arundell W.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Gerard B.
Ds. Wotton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.
Ds. Butler W.
Ds. Grey de Rol.

PRAYERS.

Bedell's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting of certain Manors and Lands of Edward Bedell, of Wood-Rising, in the County of Norff. Esquire, on certain Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts."

(fn. *) The Earl of Clarendon hath Leave to visit the Four Lords who are Prisoners in The Tower, for One Time.

Bill to nat. Englishmens Children, born Abroad.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Children of His Majesty's English Subjects born in Foreign Countries during the late Troubles."

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 Edward Lowe and Sir John Francklin:

To deliver the Bill for the Naturalization of Children of His Majesty's English Subjects born in Foreign Countries during the late Troubles, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Countess of Huntingdon, Privilege, versus Brown and Walker, for arresting her

This Day John Browne, at whose Suit the Countess of Huntington was arrested, and William Walker Attorney in the Cause, were brought to the Bar of this House, by the Serjeant at Arms, as Delinquents.

Having kneeled, the Lord Chancellor asked them, "What they could say for themselves, to excuse them from this great Offence, of arresting and attaching the Body of the Countess of Huntington, contrary to the Privilege of Peerage due unto her?"

Mr. Browne said, "He was misled in the Proceedings by his Attorney; and he was sorry for it."

Walker confessed he did only take out a Bill of Midd. but was ignorant of her Privilege.

After they withdrew, the House apprehending this Case to be a high and extraordinary Breach of the Privilege of Peerage, and therefore deserved to have inflicted upon the Offenders such an exemplary Punishment as may deter others for the future from committing the like Breach of Privilege:

The Question being put, "Whether the whole Matter of the Complaint of the Countess of Huntington shall be committed to the Committee for Privileges, to report what they think fit to be done upon it?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hereupon the House made this Order following:

"Whereas Mr. John Browne, and Mr. William Walker his Attorney, were this Day brought to the Bar, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for causing the Countess Dowager of Huntington to be arrested and imprisoned, contrary to the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm, where they acknowledged the Matter of Complaint charged on them by the said Countess of Huntington in her Petition presented to this House, and humbly begged the Pardon of this House for their said Offence: It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peerage of this Kingdom, to take the whole Matter of Complaint charged on them the said John Browne and William Walker into their Lordships Consideration; who are to report to this House, what they think is fit to be done thereupon."

Brown and Walker committed to the Black Rod.

Whereas Mr. John Browne, and Mr. William Walker his Attorney, were this Day brought to the Bar, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for causing the Countess Dowager of Huntington to be arrested and imprisoned, contrary to the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm, where they acknowledged the Matter of Complaint charged on them by the Petition of the said Countess of Huntington, presented to this House:

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do immediately take the Bodies of the said John Browne and William Walker into his Custody, there to remain till the Pleasure of this House be further signified: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, &c.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 15um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Hitherto examined by us,

J. Bridgewater.
Craven.
Stafford,
P. Bath & Wells.
Delamer.

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* Sic.