House of Lords Journal Volume 12
20 March 1671

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 20 March 1671', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 463-465. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12775 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 20 die Martii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chester.
Dux Cumberland.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Monmouth.
Marq. Dorchester.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes Derby.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Clare.
Comes Berks.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Gerrard.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Howard de Castle Rysing.

PRAYERS.

Small Feefarm Rents Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting certain small Rents in Trustees."

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

Marq. Dorchester.
L. Steward.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Gerrard.
Ds. Ashley. Howard de Cast. Rysing.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Intestates Estates Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates."

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

Marq. Dorchester.
L. Steward.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Berks.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Gerrard.
Ds. Ashley.
Ds. Howard de Cast. Rysing.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Houghton's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the Executors of Rob't Houghton Esquire and others to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, according to Decree."

ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for settling Intestates Estates is.

Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.

The Earl of North'ton reported, "That the Committee have considered the Business referred to them concerning Relief of poor Prisoners; and they find no Way so fit as a Bill, which the Committee have prepared for that Purpose, and offer the same to the Consideration of this House."

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Relief and Release of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt."

Complaint of a Libel:

The Earl of Winchilsea acquainted the House, "That he hath met with a Paper abroad, published as a Libel, being derogatory to the Honour of His Majesty and His Government."

The said Paper was read; and, upon Consideration thereof, this House declared, That this Paper is a false and seditious Libel.

To be burnt:

ORDERED, That this Paper be burnt by the Hand of the Hangman.

Committee to examine who was the Publisher.

ORDERED, That a Committee be appointed, to consider and examine who was the Publisher of this Libel.

For this Purpose, these Lords following were appointed as a Committee:

Dux Richmond.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Derby.
Comes Brigwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Chester.
Ds. Arlington.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Ashley.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Oldsworth's Bill.

Upon reading the Petition of William Oldsworth, Administrator (with the Will annexed) of the Goods and Estate of John Wood, being an Appeal from a Dismission of the Bill of the said John Wood out of the Court of Chancery, in the 22th Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the First, concerning some Estate late of John Lamott deceased:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of the said William Oldsworth be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships having considered of the same, and of the Time of the Date of the Decree therein mentioned, are afterwards to make Report thereof unto the House.

Ly Wortley versus Sir R. Vyner & al.

Upon reading the Answer of Edmond Staresmore Gentleman and Sir Rob't Vyner Baronet, to the Appeal of Dame Frances Wortley Widow, now depending in this House:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, on both Parts, upon the said Appeal and Answer, on Monday the Twentyseventh Day of March Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Sir G. Prettyman's Pet. against Houghton's Bill.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petition of Sir George Prettyman Knight, and Elizabeth his Wife, presented to the House this Day, upon the Second Reading of a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, according to a Decree," is hereby referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees to whom the said Bill stands committed, where the Petitioners are to be heard, before the said Bill be reported to this House.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 21um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.