DIE Martis, 19 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North alias Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. Parke.
Blank Order for attaching suspected Persons; except Peers.
This House being moved, "That a blank Order of
Attachment of some Persons suspected to be guilty
of the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person
may be issued; and that the Lords Committees for
examining Witnesses in order to the Discovery of
the said horrid Design against His Majesty's Person
may be intrusted to insert the Names of the Persons to
be attached, as also of the Persons who shall execute
the said Order, to prevent a Discovery and Escape of
the said Persons:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That such a blank Order of Attachment shall be
issued, so as among the Names to be inserted the said
Lords Committees insert not the Name of any Peer of
this Realm to be attached by virtue thereof.
L. Chief Justice's Account concerning L. Carington and L. Brudnell.
The Lord Carrington, being in his Place, acquainted
the House, "That he was informed that his Name was
spoke of in the House of Commons, as if he had
been guilty of the horrid Design against His Majesty,
which he abhors; and that his Lordship hears that
there is a Warrant out against him, from the Lord
Chief Justice of England. His Lordship pleaded his
Innocence; and submitted himself to their Lordships
Hereupon the House sent to the Lord Chief Justice,
to come, that they may receive an Account from him of
Who, being come, did let the House know, "That,
being sent for Yesterday by the House of Commons,
he took the Examination of William Bedloe, upon
Oath, in the Speaker's Chamber; who (among other
Persons) accused the Lord Carington to be, with several other considerable Persons, in a Confederacy,
for raising Money and Men, to carry on the Design
against the King's Person and Government; and that
William Bedloe said, in his Examination, "He knew the
Lord Brudnell, and that he is in the Conspiracy;
and that the Lord Brudnell told Bedloe, That he was
then going into the North, to further it; and that the
Lord Carington was to raise Five Thousand Pounds, and
a proportionable Number of Men, to join therein with
the Lord Bellasise:" That the Lord Chief Justice did
issue out his Warrant for the Lord Carrington to appear
before him, and delivered it to the High Constable,
who was to seek the Lord Carrington late last Night,
and early this Morning, but could not meet with him:
That the Lord Chief Justice did intend to come Yesterday, to give this House an Account of his Proceedings; but the House was up."
After Consideration had hereof, the ensuing Question
"Whether that the Lord Carington shall be com
mitted to the Custody of the Black Rod, upon
the Information given by the Lord Chief
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
L. Carington committed to the Black Rod.
Upon Information received this Day from the Lord
Chief Justice of England, concerning the Lord Carring
ton, a Member of this House:
It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Carrington
shall stand committed to the Gentleman Usher of the
Black Rod attending this House, there to remain in safe
Custody till further Order: And this shall be a sufficient
Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Edward Carteret Knight, Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod attending this
House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every
This Day Charles Price, who was one of those Per
sons sent for to be taken into Custody by the Serjeant
at Arms about the late horrid Design, was brought to
the Bar; and being asked, "Whether he knew Mr.
Spalding, the Under Governor of Chepstow Castle?"
He said, "He did." Then he was told, "That he was
charged for Confederacy to deliver up Chepstow Castle
to the Earl of Powis;" which he denied; was or
dered to withdraw.
Whereupon the House made this Order:
"Whereas Charles Price, who was to be taken into
Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
hath this Day appeared at the Bar, denying what is
charged on him: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the said Charles Price shall stand committed to the
Prison of The King's Bench, there to remain in safe
Custody till further Order; and that the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, or his Deputies, take
Care to convey him to the said Prison: And this shall
be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
"To Sir George Charnock Knight, Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, and to the
Marshal of The King's Bench, and their
respective Deputies, and every of them."
The Lord Chancellor told the Lord Carrington what
the House had resolved concerning him, and upon what
Grounds; and asked him, "Whether he had any Thing
further to say at this Time?" And this Lordship said,
No; only submitted himself to their Lordships Pleasure."
Disabling Papists from sitting in Parliament, &c. Bill.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee, to
proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for the
more effectual preserving the Person of His Majesty.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the
Committee have spent some Time in Consideration of
the said Bill; and are now ready to report the same,
when the House shall please to appoint."
And the House ordered the said Report to be made
E. Powis's Writings to be restored to him.
Upon the Petition of the Earl of Powis, now a Prisoner in The Tower for Treason; praying, "That some
Writings of his (which, being seized, are now in the
Custody of the Clerk of the Parliaments) may be
viewed; and that such of them as relate only to private
Persons Settlements and Concerns, may be restored
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Andrew
Hackett Knight, One of the Masters in Chancery, be,
and is hereby, authorized and appointed to persue the
said Writings, and sort them so, that what of the said
Writings shall appear to be only of private Concern to
particular Persons Settlements of Estates, may, by Order
of this House, be delivered to the Earl of Powis, or
such Person as he shall appoint to receive the same.
Sir P. Barnwell, Leave to go to Ireland.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Sir Patrick Barnwell Knight
be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted to have free
Liberty to travel forward, on his direct Way hence to
his own House in Ireland, without the Lett, Stay, or Interruption of him in his Journey thither by any Person
or Persons whatsoever; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
L. Lumley, Leave to come to Town.
The House being moved, "That, the Lady Lumley
(Mother to the Lord Lumley) being now very sick in
Town, the Lord Lumley may be permitted to come to
his said Mother, and abide with her during her Sickness:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord
Lumley be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted to
come to and abide in Town with his said Mother the
Lady Lumley during her Sickness, but no longer.
Report of King's Answer concerning a Proclamation for Discovery of Powel's Murder.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Lords with
the White Staves have presented to His Majesty the
Second Address, for a general Pardon and considerable
Reward to be given to such Person or Persons as shall
discover what is become of Mr. Powell, who hath
been some Time missing, and of whom there are strong
Presumptions that he is murdered: His Majesty observes this Address to be imperfect in the same Manner
as the First Address was; but His Majesty, understanding what your Lordships mean by it, if it be left to
Him, will do thereon what shall be sitting."
Which the House Agreed to.
Oates's Application for Money.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That
Mr. Otes had sent to him for Two Hundred Pounds,
whereas he hath had paid him already One Hundred
and Twenty Pounds, to supply his Necessities."
The House left it to His Majesty.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 20um
diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis
Hitherto examined, this 9th of December, 1678, by us,