DIE Jovis, videlicet, 11 die Maii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed by the House
to be Speaker this Day.
Lord North discharged from the Weekly Assessment.
The House was informed, "That the Lord North is
come to Town to a Lodging for a Time; and the Assessors of the Weekly Assessment in London have rated him at Three Pounds a Week, though the House
where he lives pays a full Proportion besides:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Committees of
the Assessment do discharge the Lord North from the
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Declaration about the Treaty;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Tate:
To desire their Lordships to speed the Declaration
lately brought up from the House of Commons, touching the last Treaty, which will give Satisfaction to the
and with Deputy Lieutenants Names for Suffolk.
2. They desire their Lordships Concurrence in nominating Phillip Calthrop, Samuell Smyth, and Thomas Southerton, Esquires, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the
County of Norff.; and Mr. Tirrell de Gipping, Nathaniell
Bacon de Ipswich, Edmond Harvey, and Francis Brewster,
Esquires, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the Deputy Lieutenants for the Counties of Norff.
and Suff. and concerning the Declaration, their Lordships will take the same into speedy Consideration, and
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Packer & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. John Packer, with his Wife,
Three Children, Four Servants, a Coach with Four
Horses, and Six Saddle-horses, shall have a Pass, to go
into Kent, and return back again to London.
Reeve, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Reeve, of Stratton, in the
County of Norff. with his Man and Two Horses, shall
have a Pass, to come to London, and return again to
Mrs. Bickley's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Anne Bickley is hereby referred to the Examination of Sir David Watkins,
Sir John Nulls, Mr. Tho. Leake One of the Barons of
the Exchequer, and Wm. Cockaine Esquire, who are to
report the true State of the Cause to this House.
Delinquents, for cutting Timber in Gillingham Forest, sent for.
Ordered, That the Persons apprehended in the
County of Dorsett, for committing of Riots, and cutting down of Woods, in the Forest of Gillingham, contrary to the Order of this House, shall be brought up
by the Gentleman Usher of this House, or his Deputy.
Conference to be had with the H. C. on the following Particulars.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of
Commons, upon these Particulars:
1. Concerning the Lady Kirrie's Petition, concerning
the Lord Kirry.
2. Concerning Mr. May.
3. Concerning the Countess of Rivers's Goods that are
in the Custom-house sealed up, that her Goods may be
restored her again.
Dr. Soame's Petition, about the Value of the Vicarage of Staines.
The Petition of Mr. Doctor Soame was read, declaring
That he cannot make a true Valuation of the Profits
of the Vicarage of Stanes, because of the great Distractions that are now, and the great Destruction of
Sheep and other Things that are titheable; so he humbly desires that some indifferent Persons may be appointed to receive the Tithes, but not those that were
Witnesses against him."
Sequestration of it.
Hereupon this House thought fit, that Mr. Doctor
Soames should have Two Third Parts of a whole Year's
Profit to be paid to him, and a Third Part to the Person
that officiates; the Sequestration to be for Four Months;
the Profits to be sequestered by indifferent Persons, and
the Parson that officiates is to see the Names of such
Persons as are tendered by Doctor Soames; if he excepts against any of them, (fn. *) then to nominate others in
their Places, so they be not Ric'd Weekes the Elder,
Daniell Enderby, Tho. Weekes the Younger, James Clerke,
and Ric'd Shorter, who prosecuted against Doctor
Soames; and Doctor Soames, upon this, to be released
from his Restraint.
Sequestration of Fyfeild from Dr.Read.
Next, this House took into Consideration what Judgement to give against Doctor Reade; and their Lordships,
upon mature Deliberation, Adjudged, "That Doctor
Reade, for his Offences, shall be sequestered both
from the Profits and officiating in the Parish Church
of Fyfeild, in the County of Essex, for the Space of
Six whole Months; and that Constant Jesop, Master
of Arts, shall officiate the said Cure; and the Profits
of the said Living to be sequestered in the Hands of
indifferent Persons, who are to receive the same, and
pay the Half to Doctor Reade, and the other Half to
the said Constant Jesop."
Ordered, That Mr. Jennings's Business shall be considered of To-morrow Morning.
House adjourned till 10 a cras.