House of Lords Journal Volume 12
8 April 1670

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 8 April 1670', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 343-345. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12675 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Veneris, 8 die Aprilis

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt

REX.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch Cant
Arch Eborac.
Epus London.
Epus Winton.
Epus Ely.
Epus Sarum.
Epus Petriburgh.
Epus Carlile.
Epus Oxon.
Epus Bangor.
Epus Landaffe.
Epus Lyncolne.
Epus Exon.
Epus Chester.
Marq Worcester
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis
Comes Dorsett
Comes Bridgwater
Comes Bristoll
Comes Clare
Comes Bolingbrooke
Comes Westm'land
Comes Berks
Comes Rivers
Comes Dover
Comes Petriburgh
Comes Scarsdale
Comes St Albans
Comes Esse
Comes Cardigan
Comes Anglesey
Comes Bath
Comes Carlile
Comes Craven
Comes Burlington
Vicecomes de Stafford
Vicecomes Mordant
Vicecomes Hallyfax
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State
Ds Awdley
Ds Delawarr
Ds Eure
Ds Wharton
Ds Willoughby
Ds Arundell de Warder
Ds Tenham
Ds Howard
Ds Powis
Ds Newport
Ds. Hatton
Ds Byron
Ds Vaughan
Ds Carington.
Ds Ward
Ds Lucas
Ds Bellasis
Ds Gerrard
Ds Berkley Strat
Ds Holles
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Delamer
Ds Townsend
Ds Ashley
Ds Crewe
Ds Freschevile
Ds Arundell Trer
Ds Butler.

PRAYERS

Merchant Ships Bill

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the Delivery-up of Merchants Ships, and for the Increase of good and serviceable Shipping"

Morris versus Dove

The Question being put, "Whether the Cause between Morris and Dove shall be put off until To morrow Morning?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Rebuilding London Bill

The Question being put, "Whether the Report of the Bill concerning the rebuilding of London shall be now made?"

It was Resolved in the Negative

Imposition on Brandy Bill

Then the Lord Ashley reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for setting on Imposi tion on Brandy, and, upon Advice with the Judges, their Lordships have thought fit to add a Proviso to the said Bill, and to make no other Amendments"

The said Proviso was read, and, upon further Advice of the Judges, the House thought fit to make some additional Clauses at the Table to the said Proviso, which, being read and considered of, were Agreed to

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling an Imposition on Brandy"

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Proviso now read, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Protest against it

Memorandum, That, before the putting the abovesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative Which being granted, they do accordingly enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names:

"E Manchester
Essex
Clare
Newport
Geo Eure
P Wharton
Ed Howard
Holles
J Crewe
J Lucas"

Message from H C with a Bill, and to return Two.

A Message was brought from the House of Com mons, by Sir Robert Howard and others, which con sisted of these Particulars

1 To return the Bill concerning the disposing of a House and Lands belonging to the Sisters and Cohens of Margaret Stroude, wherein the House of Commons have made some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence

2 They return the Bill for settling certain Charitable Uses devised by John late Bishop of Rochester; to which they agree, without any Amendments

3 To present a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Prettyman, for Satisfaction of a Debt by him due to the King's Majesty," to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired

Message to H C to return a Bill; and that the Lords have passed the following ones

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Sir William Glascock and Sir John Coell, which con tained these Particulars

1 To return them the Bill for setting an Imposition on Brandy, and to acquaint them, that this House agrees to the said Bill, with the adding of a Proviso, to which the Concurrence of the House of Commons is desired

2. To let them know, that this House hath passed these Bills following:

1. The Bill for naturalizing of Horatio Woodhouse and others.

2. The Bill for repairing Highways and Bridges.

3. That this House agrees to the Amendments for the selling of Fee-farm Rents.

Also to acquaint them, that this House intends to sit this Afternoon.

ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Thomas Davison shall be reported this Afternoon.

Prettyman's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Prettyman, for Satisfaction of a Debt by him due to the King's Majesty."

Serjeants at Arms to be rewarded for their Attendance on this House;

Upon the humble Petition of the Sixteen Serjeants at Arms attending His Majesty; shewing, "That, according to an Order of this House, dated the 15th Day of May, 1661, they have from that Time hitherto, by Turns, constantly attended this House; for which Service the Lords did, in April, 1662, think sit (if His Majesty should so please) that they should receive Ten Pounds apiece for their Service to that Time; since which Time there have been Eight several Sessions of this Parliament, and they have not received any Allowance for the same:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal0 in Parliament assembled, That it be recommended to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint His Majesty with their said Service on this House, for which they have hitherto received no Recompence, to the End they may be rewarded for the same in such Proportion as His Majesty shall think fit.

and the Marshal's Men.

Upon the humble Petition of the Six Under Marshals belonging to His Majesty's Houshold; shewing, That they have, by the Appointment of the Lords in Parliament, constantly attended at the Doors of the Lords House, to prevent Disorders; for which Service the Lords did, in April, 1662, think fit (if His Majesty should so please) that they should receive amongst them Forty Pounds for each Session of Parliament; and that, for the last Five Sessions of Parliament, they have done the said Service without any Consideration for the same:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be recommended to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to acquaint His Majesty with their said Service, for which they have hitherto received no Allowance, to the End they may be rewarded for the same in such Proportion as His Majesty shall think fit.

Barker and Pearl versus Gerrard.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Cause which should have been this Day heard at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of William Barker Esquire and Thomas Pearle, from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, to which Sir Francis Gerrard, Executor to Sir Gilbert Gerrard (lately deceased), who was Executor to the Lady Molsom deceased, is in this House Defendant, shall be heard, at the Bar, by Counsel on both Parts, on the First Thursday of the Sitting of the Parliament next after the Recess now at Hand.

L Brounker's Pet. to be heard against the Jurors Bill.

Upon reading the humble Petition of William Viscount Brounker; shewing, "That he is a Farmer of the Issues of Jurors, by several Grants to his Ancestors and himself, from the Time of Queen Elizabeth; and therefore prayeth he may be heard, before the Bill, intituled, "An Act to revive a former Act for returning able Jurors," shall pass:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be referred to the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, are to report the same, with the said Bill, unto this House: And the said Committee are to meet at Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora tertia, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. London.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landaffe.
Epus. Lyncolne.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Arundell Treric.

PRAYERS.

Additional Act for rebuilding London.

The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee have spent much Time in considering the additional Bill for rebuilding the City of London, and have made many Amendments and Alterations therein, and added some Provisos, which are offered to the Consideration of this House."

The said Amendments, Alterations, and Provisos, were read Twice, and Agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for the rebuilding of the City of London, uniting of Churches, and rebuilding the Cathedral and Parish Churches within the said City."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, Alterations, and Provisos, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench and Baron Littleton:

To return the Bill for the rebuilding the City of London, to which the Lords have made Amendments and Alterations, and added some Provisos; and desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons to the same.

Davison's Bill.

The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill concerning Thomas Davison; and, having heard all Parties concerned, and received their Consents, the Lords Committees think it fit to pass as it is."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Thomas Davison to sell Lands, to pay Debts, and provide for Younger Children."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Message from H C to return Two Bills

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Meares and others, which consisted of these Particulars

1 To return the Bill concerning Brandy, sent down with a Proviso added by their Lordships, to which the Commons do agree

2 To return the Bill concerning the Union between the Two Kingdoms, wherein they have made some small Amendments, and desire their Lordships Concurrence to them

Merchants Ships Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the Delivery-up of Merchants Ships, and for the Increase of good and serviceable Shipping"

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

Marq Worcester
Comes Dorsett
Comes Bridgwater
Comes Bolingbrooke
Comes Dover
Comes St Albans
Comes Essex
Comes Anglesey
Comes Carlile
Comes Craven
Epus London
Epus Ely
Epus Carlile
Epus Landaffe
Ds Arlington
Ds Berkley
Ds Eure
Ds Willoughby
Ds Powis
Ds Byron
Ds Carington
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Delamer
Ds Townsend
Ds Ashley
Ds Freschevile

Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet To morrow Morning, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Eight a Clock

Stroude s and Countess of South ton s Bill

The Amendments made by the House of Commons in the Bill concerning the disposing of a House and Lands belonging to the Sisters and Coheirs of Margaret Stroude, were read Thrice, and Agreed to

The Messengers (fn. *) sent to the House of Commons return Answer

That they have delivered their Message

Prettyman s Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Prettyman, for Satisfac tion of a Debt by him due to the King's Majesty"

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill is to prevent the Delivery up of Merchants Ships, and the Committee to hear all Parties concerned

Bill for a Treaty for a Union

The Lord Ashley reported the Bill to enable His Majesty to make Leases of His Dutchy of Cornwall, as fit to pass, with some Amendments and Alterations, which, being read Twice, were Agreed to

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the King's Majesty to make Leases, Grants, and Copies of Offices, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Highness' Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same"

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments and Alterations now read, shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative

Next, the Amendments made, and the Proviso added, to the Bill authorizing Commissioners to treat concerning the Union between England and Scotland, were read Thrice, and Agreed to

ORDERED, That the Report concerning the Proceedings upon the Bills of Midd and Latitats shall be made To morrow Morning

The Committee for Privileges are to meet To morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 9um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus

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