DIE Lunæ, 25 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Thoroughgood.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Mr. Cassinghurst's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for admitting and instituting Robert
Cassinghurst to the Parsonage of Sundrich, in Kent, being
in the Gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, [ (fn. *) was
read,] and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to
the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Wheeler and Balles.
Upon reading the Petition of Abraham Wheeler; shewing, "That about Five Years since (fn. †) he preferred his Bill
against Joseph Balles, in the Court of Requests, to be
relieved in a Mortgage; and, upon full Hearing, there
was a Decree made, that the Mortgage should be reconveyed to the Petitioner, and he to pay to the said
Balles all Monies due upon the said Mortgage, with
Interest and Charges; which Money (according to
Order) was paid by the Petitioner into the said Court;
but Balles hath ever since delayed to re-convey the
Mortgage according to the Decree, but doth keep it
still in his Hands, yet suffereth the Houses to go to
Ruin; and the Petitioner can no Way enforce the
Decree against him, because the Court of Requests
sits not; the Money in the mean Time lying dead in
Court, and the Petitioner losing the Profit both of
it and his Mortgage: He humbly beseecheth, in respect his Monies have been long in Court, himself
aged, and in Danger of Death by reason of his present
Employment, that the said Balles may speedily be Ordered to re-convey the said Mortgage, and the Tenants
to pay the Rents thereof to the Petitioner, according
to the said Decree."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That a Copy of this
Petition shall be sent to the said Balles, who is to return
his Answer to this House within Fourteen Days, why he
doth not obey the said Decree; and then this House
will take this Business into further Consideration.
Countess of Sussex's Assessment.
Ordered, That this House doth assess the Countess
of Sussex at Two Hundred Pounds, for her Twentieth and
Rowley versus Serjeant Ayloff.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Rowley Gentleman, Executor of John Rowley the Elder; shewing,
"That Mr. Serjeant Ayloff was indebted to John Rowley
in Thirty Pounds, Principal Debt; and the Petitioner
hath often, in a fair and submissive Manner, resorted
to the said Serjeant Ayloff for the said Debt; but the
said Serjeant hath for Five Years last past not only
delayed and kept from the said Debt; but also lately
he hath shewed his Parliament Writ, whereby the
Petitioner conceiveth he may not attempt any legal
Course against him, without Offence or Contempt to
this House; therefore the Petitioner prayeth the Leave
and Favour of this Honourable House, that he may
take the Benefit of legal Proceedings against the said
Serjeant, without incurring any Contempt or Offence
in that Behalf."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant
Ayloff shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his
Answer to this House; and then their Lordships will take
the same into further Consideration.
Message to the H. C. with Mr. Cassinghurst's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for
nominating and instituting Mr. Cassinghurst to the Parsonage of Sundrich, in Kent, he being a Chaplain of the
Earl of Mulgrave.
Ordinance for the Attainder of the Archbishop of Cant.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee of
the whole House, to debate and consider of the Ordinance for Attainder of Wm. Laude Archbishop of Canterbury.
And the House being resumed;
And these Lords following were appointed as Committees, to consider what Alterations are fit to be made
therein, and report the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Five, to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings; and Mr.
Baron Trevor, and Mr. Justice Reeves, and Mr.
Serjeant Whitfield, to be assistant.