DIE Martis, 29 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Præses Concilii Domini Regis.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell de T.
Ds. Butler de M. P.
Message from H. C. with the Answers of the Five impeached Lords.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Trevor and other:
To return the original Pleas of the Earl of Powis,
Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre, Lord Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Belasyse.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to confirm
certain Leases made by John Drake and others, and
to enable Sir Francis Drake to make a Jointure, and
raise Portions for his Daughter and Younger Children."
E. of Danby at the Bar:
This Day Thomas Earl of Danby was brought to the
And, having kneeled, the Lord Chancellor, by Direction of this House, told him, "That the Lords have
received a Message from the House of Commons, to
desire their Lordships to send for him, to know, whether he will rely upon, and abide by, the Plea of
To which the Earl of Danby said, "This Question
was new to him, and of very great Importance; and
did not know what Answer to give at present: Therefore desired some Time to advise on it."
And being demanded, "What Time?"
He desired "Till this Day Sevennight."
Then, the Earl of Danby being withdrawn, the House
ORDERED, That he should have till Saturday next.
To declare whether he will abide by his Answer put in.
Upon which, his Lordship being called in again, the
Lord Chancellor told him, "That in regard he says,
This Matter was new unto him, and of great Importance, the Lords have given him till Saturday, to advise therein; and then to give in his Answer."
Bill to clear London and Westm. of Papists.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider of
the several Amendments in the Bill for clearing the
City of London and the Parts adjacent from Papists.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the
Committee of the House have been in Consideration
of the Amendments in the Bill for clearing the City
of London from Papists; and the chief Point now in
Question was, whether the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy shall be inserted in the several Places of
the Bill where the Declaration is mentioned; which
is resolved to be inserted."
To which the House agreed; and ordered the Bill to
be engrossed accordingly.
ORDERED, That the Lord Sandys is added to the
Committee for Privileges.
Five impeached Lords complain of their Witnesses being imprisoned:
Upon reading the Petition of William Earl of Powis,
William Viscount of Stafford, William Lord Petre, Henry
Lord Arundell of Wardour, and John Lord Belasyse;
shewing, "That, in order to their Defence upon their
Trials, they have sent for, from beyond the Seas,
Christopher Towneley, Henry Hall, and Daniell Gifford, being very material Witnesses; which Witnesses
are imprisoned upon Suspicion of being Priests, as in
the Petition is alledged; and praying, that they may
be discharged from their Imprisonment:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Warrants by
which the said Christopher Townley, Henry Hall, and Daniell Gifford, were committed to Prison, shall be brought
before this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in
To give in the Names of such of their Witnesses as are beyond Sea.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That neither the
Earl of Powis, Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre, Lord
Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Belasyse, being Prisoners
in The Tower, nor any of them, shall send for any Person or Persons from beyond the Seas, to be used as Witnesses upon their respective Trials, unless they shall
first give in the Name or Names of such Person or Persons, to be allowed of by this House.
Countess of Portland, Privilege: Recusancy.
Upon reading the Petition of Frances Countess of
Portland; praying, "That this House would be pleased
to intercede to His Majesty, for perfecting His Royal
Pardon granted to her, for her being convicted of
Recusancy in the Year 1674; which Conviction a
Steward of hers hath taken Advantage of, to her
Prejudice, upon a Trial for a considerable Sum of
Money of her's detained by him:"
King to be moved, to perfect her Pardon.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord
Privy Seal, and Viscount Fauconberg do attend His Majesty, humbly to move Him, from this House, "That
His Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Order
for the perfecting of His said Royal Pardon granted
to her, which, by reason of the late Change made in
the Management of His Majesty's Treasury, now
stoppeth for Want of a Doquet to be issued by the
Commissioners of the said Treasury, without which
the said Pardon cannot regularly be perfected."
Indictments against the Five impeached Lords brought in.
This Day the several Indictments, whereby William
Earl of Powis, William Viscount Stafford, William Lord
Petre, Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour, and John Lord
Belasyse, are found guilty of High Treason, by the Grand
Jury, before the Justices for the County of Midd. sitting
at Westm. on the Third Day of December, 1678, were
brought into this House, by virtue of His Majesty's
Writs of Certiorari for that Purpose issued.
Caryll, Leave to stay in Town.
Upon reading the Petition of John Caryll the Elder,
of Harting, in the County of Sussex, Esquire; shewing,
"That having obtained His Majesty's License to pass
beyond the Seas, which he intending to pursue, was
by a Fit of Sickness hindered from performing, and
had thereupon License from His Majesty in Council
to stay in Town for a Month, for the Recovery of his
Health; which Time is expired; and yet he remains
so weak, as that he cannot with Safety be removed,
as appears by the Certificate of his Physician:"
Upon Consideration thereof, it is ORDERED, by the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled,
That the said John Caryll, with his Servants Arthur Philips, Robert Randall, Susan Luckin, and Mary Mills, be,
and are hereby, authorized and permitted to stay in and
about the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties
thereof, for the Space of One Month from the Date of
this Order, for the Recovery of his Health; but no
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 30um
diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic