House of Lords Journal Volume 13
24 March 1677

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 24 March 1677', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 85-86. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11447 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 24 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. Petriburgh.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Landaff.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angl.
L. Steward.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntington.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westm'land.
Comes Manchester.
Comes M'lgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guildford.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Yarmouth.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Berkeley B.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Pawlet.
Ds. Mayn'd.
Ds. Coventrey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Fretchvile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Duras.
Ds. Butler West.
Ds. Grey de Roll.

PRAYERS.

Church Rates and Small Tithes Bill.

The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Bill concerning the collecting of Small Tithes hath been considered of by the Committee, who have made some Amendments therein."

Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Sir Ed. Hungerford's Bill.

The Earl of Dorset reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill to enable Sir Edward Hungerford to make Leases for Years of Hungerford House; and they think it fit to be engrossed, with some Amendments."

Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

Sir F. Compton's Bill.

The Earl of Dorset reported the Bill for enabling Sir Francis Compton to make Sale of Lands, fit to be engrossed, with some Amendments.

Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.

The Committee for the Bill against incestuous Marriages are to meet on Wednesday next.

The Bishop of Chichester is added to the Committee for the Journal Book.

The Earl of Guildford is added to the Committee for the Bill against incestuous Marriages.

The Earl Rivers is added to the Committee for the Bill concerning the Lord Morley.

Bill for more effectual Conviction of Popish Recusants.

ORDERED, That on Monday next the House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for the more effectual Conviction and Prosecution of Popish Recusants.

Judgement against Browne and Walker, for arresting the Count. of Huntingdon.

After hearing of Counsel this Day at the Bar, on the Behalf of Mr. John Browne and Mr. William Walker an Attorney of the Court of King's Bench; and after serious Consideration had of the great Offences committed by them, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for causing the Person of the Countess of Huntington to be arrested, contrary to the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm:

The Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do order and adjudge, That the said John Browne and William Walker shall, at the Bar, humbly beg the Pardon of this House, upon their Knees, for their said Offences, and from thence go to the Countess of Huntington, and in like Manner humbly beg her Honour's Pardon; and that thereupon the said John Browne and William Walker (paying their Fees) shall be discharged from their present Restraint for their said Offences: But with this further Judgement of this House upon the said William Walker the Attorney; (to wit,) That the said William Walker, on the First Thursday in the next Easter Terme, shall appear in the Court of King's Bench, where a Paper shall be put upon his Breast, signifying his Offence, in these Words, ["For having presumed to make out a Writ for arresting the Person of the Countess Dowager of Huntington, a Peeress of this Realm"], and there openly ask Pardon of that Court for his said Offence; and from thence go to the respective Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, and with the same Paper on his Breast ask Pardon in each of the said Courts in like Manner.

Then the said John Browne and William Walker being brought by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to the Bar, and there kneeling as Delinquents; the Lord Chancellor pronounced the said Judgement of the House upon them respectively: Which being done, the said John Browne and William Walker, still kneeling, humbly begged the Pardon of all the Lords, for their said great Offences against this House; and so withdrew.

Howards Petition dismissed.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward and Bernard Howard, Esquires, Two of the Younger Brothers of the Right Noble Thomas Duke of Norfolke, to whom the Honours and Dignities as well as the Estate of the said Duke may in Possibility descend:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be dismissed.

Darrell versus Whitchcot.

The House being moved to appoint a Day to take into Consideration the Cause now depending between Marmaduke Darrell Esquire and Sir Jeremy Whitchcot:

It is ORDERED, That on Saturday the Seventeenth Day of April next, this House will consider what Day shall be appointed to proceed in the said Cause.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 26um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.