DIE Veneris, 8 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
Marq. de Carmarden, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norff. et Comes Marescallus.
Dux de (fn. *)
Ds. North & Grey.
Bill to reverse Walcott's Attainder.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reversing
the Attainder of Thomas Wallcott Gentleman."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Comes (fn. *)
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Watts's Nat. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing of William Watts Gentleman."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to the same Committee as Thomas Walcott's
Bill for Relief of those who did not take the Oaths within the limited Time.
The Bishop of London reported from the Committee
the Bill for Relief of such as have not taken Oaths
within the Time limited, as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the
Bill ordered to be engrossed, with those Amendments.
Long versus Neltrop.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Nathaniell
Long, complaining of several Proceedings and a Decree
of the Court of Chancery, on the Second Day of July
last past, when it was ordered the Cause should go before a Master, to see what was due for Interest on the
Bond of Four Hundred Pounds, and to tax the Costs
at Law and in the Court of Chancery, and other Things
in the Petition set forth; and praying the said Decree
and Proceedings may be reversed; and that James Nelthrop, Defendant herein, may appear, and answer the same:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said James Nelthrop
may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and be, and is
hereby, required to put in his Answer thereunto the
18th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon;
and that, in the mean Time, all Proceedings in the Court
of Chancery shall be, and are hereby, stayed; whereof the said Nathaniell Long is to cause timely Notice to
be given to the said James Nelthrop, to the End he answer accordingly.
Countess Dowager of Winchilsea versus E. of Winchilsea & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Countess
Dowager of Winchilsea, Relict and Executrix of Heneage late Earl of Winchilsea, deceased; shewing, "That
the Lady Maidston, with the now Earl of Winchilsea
her Son, and Mr. Leopold Finch, and their Accomplices, did, in an illegal Manner, and in Breach of
the Privilege of Peerage, enter the Possession of the
Petitioner;" as in the Petition, amongst other Things,
After hearing what could be said by John Ayre, Samuell Hoyle, and Thomas Dade, at the Bar; it having
not been made appear upon Oath, "That the Person
of the Countess Dowager of Winchilsea hath been
restrained from her Liberty" (as in the Petition is set
forth); this House is of Opinion, That there hath not
been any Breach of the said Countes's Privilege of
Peerage committed by the Persons complained of in the
Belbin versus Malden.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day, at the Bar, upon
the Petition of Nicholas Belbin Gentleman; complaining of a Decree made by the Lord Jefferyes, the 25th
Day of July, 1688, and other Things in the Petition
set forth; as also upon the Answer of John Malden,
Thomas Hawkes, Jeremia Dodson Clerk, William Freeman, Peter Shary, William Howard Esquire, William
Wilkins, Richard Bowles, John Perkins, Francis Thredgold, William Searle, Anne Meakins, Susan Good, and
Elizabeth Mills Widow, Defendants, put in thereunto:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by
Counsel on either Side thereupon, it is ORDERED and
Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of Nicholas
Belbin Gentleman, complaining of the said Decree,
be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the
Decree made in the Court of Chancery, from which he
appealed to this House, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Message from the King, with Papers concerning L. Griffin's Commitment.
The Earl of Shrewsbury acquainted the House,
That, pursuant to their Commands Yesterday, he
had waited on His Majesty, with the Address of this
House concerning the Lord Griffin's Commitment;
and that, in Answer thereunto, His Majesty had ordered the Papers to be brought to the House, and
they were in the Clerk's Custody:"
It is ORDERED, That the Papers sent to this House
by His Majesty's Command shall be read To-morrow, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the First Business.
Mutiny Bill, Leave to bring in.
It is ORDERED, That his Grace the Duke of Bolton
hath Leave given him to bring in a Bill for reviving the
Act for punishing Mutineers and Deserters in the Army,
and to prevent false Musters, and punish them that
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 9um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.