House of Lords Journal Volume 12
31 October 1667

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 31 October 1667', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 128-129. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12494 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 31 die Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Litch. et Cov.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaffe.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Albemarle.
Marq. Worcester.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Berks.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Portland.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Norwich.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylsebury.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Mordant.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. North.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Poulett.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Townsend.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.

PRAYERS.

L. Townsend and Rector of Rainham, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirmation of an Exchange of certain Lands, between Horatio Lord Townsend, and the Rector of East and West Rainham, in the County of Norfolke."

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

L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Dover.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Vicecomes Mordant.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Litch. et Cov.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Rochester.
Ds. North.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Ashley.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Wednesday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Report concerning the E. of Mulgrave having his Writ of Summons under Age.

The Duke of Bucks reported, "That the Committee for Privileges, after a long and serious Debate upon the whole Matter referred unto them concerning the Earl of Mulgrave, their Lordships finding it difficult, think it fitting to ask these Questions of the Judges, and have their Opinions therein, before they proceed any further therein:

"1 Question: Whether a Minor may sit in Quality of a Judge in any Court of Justice, by the Law of England, and give Judgement?

"2d Question: Whether a Judgement may be Law be excepted against, by Writ of Error, or otherwise, wherein any one that sat as a Judge, and gave his Judgement, was a Minor?"

Upon this, the House required the Opinion of those Two Judges now present.

And they humbly desired, in regard it was a Matter of great Concernment, and so short Warning, "That they may have Leave to advise with the rest of the Judges therein."

Which the House agreed to; and appointed Thursday Morning next for a Report to be made thereof to this House.

Writs of Certiorari, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent Abuses in granting Writs of Certiorari.

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

Dux Bucks.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Dover.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Aylsebury.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Vicecomes Conway.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carlile.
Ds. North.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Townsend.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Arundell de Trer'c.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and some of the Judges to assist their Lordships.

Trial of Peers, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England."

The Earl of Bolingbrooke is added to the Committee concerning the Continuance of Laws.

The Lord Great Chamberlain of England; the Earl of Anglesey, the Lord Carington, and the Lord Gerard of Brandon, are added to the Committee for Petitions.

Birch versus Sir John Lenthall.

Upon reading the humble Petition of Richard Birch Gentleman; complaining of Sir John Lenthall Knight, Keeper of the King's Bench Prison:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition is referred to the Lords Committees for Petitions, who are to meet thereupon on Thursday next, being the Seventh Day of November, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; at which Time they are also to consider of the great Mischiefs and Inconveniencies which daily arise to the Subject by the cunning Contrivements and Practices of the said Sir John Lenthall; and to consult with some of the Judges, what Course is to be taken for the preventing of the like for the future; and to make Report unto the House.

Precedents to be searched concerning Peers giving Information to the H. C.

Upon the Motion of the Earl of Anglesey, "That he was desired, by a Committee of the House of Commons, to give them Information concerning Tickets given to Seamen:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for Privileges shall consider of Precedents in what hath been formerly done, concerning Peers giving Information to the House of Commons, at the Desire of the said House, upon any Matters depending in that House; and that their Lordships report the same, with their Opinion thereupon, to this House.

Petit versus Hyde, complaining of Proceedings before E. of Clarendon.

Upon reading the Petition of Henry Petitt; complaining of some Wrong received in the Proceedings in Chancery by the Earl of Clarendon:

It is ORDERED, That the Earl of Clarendon have a Copy of this Petition; and his Lordship is to give Answer thereunto by Wednesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 6um diem Novembris, 1667, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.