DIE Sabbati, 23 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of Cant.
Arch. of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
2 L. President.
1 L. Treasurer.
L. Privy Seal.
2 Duke of Bucks.
1 Duke of Somersett.
Duke of Albemarle.
Duke of Newcastle.
Duke of Beaufort.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain of the Houshold.
Comes Pembrooke & Mount.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Arundell de T.
Ds. Butler of Weston.
Lords take the Oaths.
These Lords following took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and subscribed the
Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the
more effectual preserving the King's Person and
Government, by disabling Papists from sitting
in either House of Parliament:
William Lord Bishop of Landaff.
Thomas Earl of Danby.
Henry Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of His
Memorandum, That the Lord Chamberlain took
the Oaths and Tests prescribed by the Two
Acts of Parliament made in the 25 and 30
Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second.
King's Answer to the Address of both Houses.
The Lord Keeper reported, "That both Houses
waited Yesterday upon His Majesty, and presented
Him with their humble and hearty Thanks for His
Gracious Speech; and His Majesty was pleased to
return this Gracious Answer, to this Effect:
"That His Majesty was very well pleased with their
Thanks, and that He could repeat no more than
what He had said in the Morning: That He would
make good His Promise; and did not doubt but, with
the Assistance of both Houses, to maintain the Government against all Rebels and Traitors."
Esselbron & al. Nat. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
naturalizing of John Esselbron, Otto Geertz, David
Beceler, and others."
Address to the King, that the Lords will assist Him against the D. of Argyle.
His Majesty having graciously imparted to this House,
"That He is informed that the late Earl of Argyle,
attainted of Treason, with divers other Rebels, are
landed in Scotland, and in actual Rebellion:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House do wait
upon His Majesty, to give Him humble Thanks, for
imparting the same to this House; and humbly to offer
to assist His Majesty with their Lordships Lives and
Fortunes, against the said Rebels, and all other His Majesty's Enemies whatsoever.
Upon this, the House appointed the Lords with
the White Staves presently to attend His Majesty, to
know what Time He will please to appoint this House
to wait upon Him, to present this humble Address.
King to be attended with it.
The Lords with the White Staves reported, "That
His Majesty had appointed this Afternoon, at Five of
the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall,
for this House to attend Him."
Bill to prevent Minors Clandestine Marriages.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act disabling
Minors to marry without the Consent of their Fathers or Guardians, and against their untimely marrying after the Decease of their Fathers."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Dux de Beaufort.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler W.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
on Wednesday next, at Nine of the Clock in
the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near
the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they
Wingate versus Astrey.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Francis Wingate and
Lettice Wingate Widow, being an Appeal from a Decree made in Chancery, on Exceptions taken by your
Petitioners to a Decree made by the Commissioners of
Charitable Uses, on the Behalf of the Poor of Harlington; shewing, "That Sir James Astrey the Prosecutor, and others therein named, being, by the Commissioners Decree, Trustees of certain Parcels of
Land in Harlington, at Five Pounds Nine Shillings
per Annum Value, and they decreed to pay the Arrears for Forty Years backwards; and praying, That
they may be relieved:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir James
Astrey, and the other Respondents in the said Court of
Chancery, may have a Copy of the said Petition; and
be, and are hereby, required to put in an Answer
thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House, on
Saturday next, being the 30th of this Instant May, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and hereof they
may not fail.
Fitton versus L. Gerard, now E. of Macclesfield.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander
Fitton Esquire, from a Decree made in the Court of
Chancery, in a Cause there depending about Three and
Twenty Years since, wherein the Right Honourable
Charles Lord Gerard (now Earl of Macclesfeld) was
Plaintiff, against William Fitton your Petitioner's Father,
and your now Petitioner, and others, Defendants, and
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of the
said Alexander Fitton be, and is hereby, referred to
the Lords Committees for Petitions; whose Lordships
are to consider thereof, and to examine the whole State
of Proceedings in this Case formerly had, in this House,
or any other Court; and to make Report of what they
shall think fit to be done thereupon to this House.
Lady Dacre versus Chute.
Upon reading the Petition of Dorothy Lady Dacre,
complaining (amongst other Things) of an Order of this
House, the 26th of November, 1680, and several Proceedings in the High Court of Chancery thereupon;
and praying, "That the said Order made in Behalf
of Chaloner Chute Esquire, with the Circumstances of
her Case, may be considered, and the relieved:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition
this Day presented and read be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees
for Petitions; who are to consider of the said Petition
and Complaints therein, and make Report thereof to
Barret versus Desmener.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Honourable Richard Barret, of Bellbouse, in the County
of Essex, Esquire, from a Decree made in the High
Court of Chancery in Ireland, in a Cause there depending, wherein John Desmener was Plaintiff, against
your Petitioner and his Two Sons Defendants; shewing, "That the said Decree was made on or about
the 15th of February1683, and praying the Reversal of the said Decree, and other Matters therein
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John
Desmener may have a Copy of the said Petition and
Appeal, and be, and is hereby, required to put in an
Answer thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House,
on Saturday the Fourth Day of July next, at Ten of
the Clock in the Forenoon; and hereof he may not
fail, as the contrary will be answered by him to this
House: It is also further ORDERED, That all Proceedings in the said Cause in the Court of Chancery in
Ireland be stayed, until it shall be determined by this
Eliz. Hervey versus Sir T. Hervey.
Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Hervey,
complaining of a Decree in Chancery:
It is ORDERED, That Sir Thomas Hervey may have
a Copy of the Petition, and may put in an Answer on
Saturday the 30th Day of this Instant May, if he shall
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ,
videlicet, 25um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.