DIE Lunæ, 5 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Willughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Dormer versus Bertie & al.
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Dormer, of Ascott, in the County of Oxon,
Esquire, from a Decree of Dismission made in the Court
of Chancery, the Fourteenth Day of June, in the Eleventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, upon the Hearing
of Two Causes there depending; one, wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, against the Honourable Peregrine
Bertie, Charles Bertie, and Henry Bertie, Esquires, and
Henry Cane Gentleman, Executors of Robert Dormer,
late of Dorton, in the County of Bucks, deceased,
Charles Dormer, William Dormer, Robert Dormer, Philip
Dormer, James Dormer, and John Dormer, of Rousham,
in the County of Oxon aforesaid, Esquires, Defendants;
and the other, wherein the said John Dormer of Rousham, Charles, William, Philip, and Robert Dormer,
and James Dormer an Infant, by his next Friends, were
Plaintiffs, against the Petitioner and the said Peregrine
Bertie, Charles Bertie, Henry Bertie, and Henry Cane,
Defendants; and praying, "That the said Order of
Dismission, and an Order of the Ninth of February
One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, may be
reversed:" As also upon the Answers of the said
Charles Bertie and Henry Bertie Esquires, and of the
Honourable Bridget Bertie Spinster, Anthony Henley
Esquire and Mary his Wife (the Daughters of the Honourable Peregrine Bertie Esquire, deceased), and of
Henry Cane, Mathew Cane, Charles Cane, and John Cane
(Four of the Sons of Henry Cane Senior, deceased); and
also the Answer of John Dormer, of Rousham, Esquire,
Charles Dormer, William Dormer, Robert Dormer, Phillip
Dormer, and James Dormer, Esquire, Six of the Respondents put in thereunto; and due Consideration of
what was offered thereupon:
It is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the
said Petition and Appeal of John Dormer of Ascott shall
be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the
Order of Dismission, and the other Order therein complained of, shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed.
This Day, Charles Smith, in Custody of the Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege
committed against the Earl of Sandwich, a Peer of this
Realm, was brought to the Bar; where he, upon his
Knees, acknowledged his Fault, and asked Pardon for
the same of the House and the Earl of Sandwich.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Charles Smith
shall be, and he is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees;
and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Committee to prepare a Message to H. C. about Lords impeached.
Lords Committees appointed to draw a Message, to be
sent to the House of Commons, to put them in
Mind of the Impeachments brought up by them,
against the Earl of Portland, the Earl of Orford,
the Lord Sommers, and the Lord Halifax; and report to the House:
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Ds. North & Grey.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to withdraw presently, into the Prince's Lodgings.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Steward reported the Message.
Which was read, and agreed to, as followeth; (videlicet,)
Message to H. C. concerning Lords impeached.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Legard and Sir Richard Holford:
To acquaint them, "That they having, on the First
Day of April last, sent up to their Lordships an Impeachment against William Earl of Portland, of high
Crimes and Misdemeanors; and having also, on the
Fifteenth Day of the same Month, severally impeached John Lord Sommers, Edward Earl of Orford, and
Charles Lord Halifax, of high Crimes and Misdemeanors; their Lordships think themselves obliged to
put them in Mind, that as yet no particular Articles
have been exhibited against the said Lords; which,
after Impeachments have been so long depending, is
due in Justice to the Persons concerned, and agreeable
to the Methods of Parliament in such Cases."
ORDERED, That To-morrow, when the House is full,
the Petition of Samuel Purchase shall be read.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis,
(videlicet,) sextum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.