DIE Mercurii, 10 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. St. Asaph.
L. President of the Council.
L. Privy Seal.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler de West.
Warcupp: King's Answer to Address concerning him.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
he hath moved His Majesty, from this House, concerning Edmond Warcupp Esquire: And His Majesty
says, He will take him into His Consideration. And
as touching One Hundred Pounds to be paid to the
Committee for Examinations, His Majesty says, He will
give Order for the speedy Payment of it."
Plunket desires to come to the Bar, and he will make Discoveries.
Captain Richardson, the Keeper of Newgate, upon
Oath given him at the Bar, informed, "That Mr. Plunket told him, that he hath something more to say to
their Lordships for His Majesty's Service; and that
what is his Knowledge of this Irish Plot, he will faithfully declare to them.
"That his Papers were all left at the Post House,
with his Man James Caunce.
"That there was' a Gentleman with him, that asked
him some Questions concerning my Lord of Tyrone;
and that he will tell their Lordships all he knows of
"That he believes there is some Kind of Plot against
the English in Ireland; and that he will discover how
and in what Manner it is.
"That if he had been examined concerning Transactions with the Spanish Ministers, he would have answered; but that he never knew, or had any Correspondence with, any French Minister.
"That the Catholics in England, Scotland, Ireland,
and Flanders, are under the Government of the Superior at Brussells, with whom he holds his Correspondence, and with the Spanish Ministers.
"That he hath been inclined to the Spanish Interest
from his Youth, and held Correspondence with
ORDERED, That Plunket be presently sent for.
Sir J. Butler, King's Servant, Privilege, versus Strode, High Bailiff of Westm. for arresting him.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Butler Knight;
shewing, "That, being a sworn Servant to the King and
Queen, with Fee and Wages, as Steward of His Majesty's Palace Court, and Marshalsea of His Household, and Attorney General to Her Majesty, which
was and is well known to Essex Stroude Esquire, Head
Bailiff of Westminster, and to John Lister, John Kinge,
and others, his Under Bailiffs, the said Bailiffs Yesterday arrested him (as he was going on the Service
of Their Majesties and this House), for no other
Cause, that the Petitioner knoweth of, but out of
Malice the said Essex Stroude beareth to him, for discharging his Duty according to Law, in restoring the
Possession of his Dwelling House in Yorke Buildings
to the Envoy Extraordinary of the Duke of Savoy;
and therefore praying, that he may be discharged
from the said Arrest:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir James
Butler be, and is hereby, discharged from the said Arrest; whereof the said Essex Stroude and his Followers,
and all other Persons concerned, are hereby required to
take Notice, and discharge him accordingly; and further, That the said Essex Stroude do attend the Pleasure
of this House To-morrow Morning.
Bill to clear London, &c. of Papists:
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the
freeing the City of London, and His Majesty's Courts
and Parts adjacent, from the Dangers which may arise
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
the Lord Chief Baron and Baron Gregory:
To deliver to them the Bill for freeing the City of
London, and His Majesty's Courts and Parts adjacent,
from the Dangers which may arise from Papists; and
desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Sir W. Walter versus Count. of Sheppy.
This Day the Counsel of Sir William Walter and the
Counsel of the Countess of Sheppey were heard at the
Bar, whether she ought to have Privilege of Parliament.
The House, for their better proceeding in giving
Judgement herein, made Two previous Determinations,
Noblewomen and Peers Widows, no Privilege of Parliament.
"This House taking into Consideration an Order
made on the 20th of March, 1676, whereby it is
declared, That Noblewomen and Widows of Peers
ought to enjoy the Privilege of Parliament: After
serious Deliberation had thereof, it is ORDERED,
by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, That the said Order of the 20th of March
aforesaid be, and is hereby, revoked, and declared
to be null and void."
"ORDERED and Declared, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Privilege of Parliament shall not be allowed to Noblewomen or Widows of Peers; saving the Right of
Upon this, the House made the Order ensuing:
Count. of Sheppey not allowed Privilege of Parliament.
"Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, as well
upon the Petition of Sir William Walter Baronet,
wherein he prayeth, That he may be at Liberty to
proceed in Suits at Law against the Relict of David
Walter Esquire, deceased, who, being created Countess of Sheppey, depending the said Suits, doth obstruct
his proceeding therein, by insisting on Privilege of
Parliament; as also upon hearing what was offered by
Counsel on the Part and Behalf of the said Countess:
After, serious Consideration had thereof, the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do
order and adjudge, That the Claim of Privilege of
Parliament made by the said Countess of Sheppy be,
and is hereby, dismissed this House."
ORDERED, That the Business concerning Protestant
Dissenters shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Trevor, &c. who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act prohibiting the Importation of Cattle
from Ireland;" wherein their Lordships Concurrence
Plunket examined, and remanded to Newgate.
Then Oliver Plunket was brought to the Bar, and
told, "That the Lords have received Intelligence that
he had some Discovery to make touching the Plot in
Ireland, which the Lords are ready to hear."
And, after he had made an impertinent Discourse,
nothing to the Purpose as was expected from him,
giving no Satisfaction to the House, he was commanded
to withdraw; and returned again to Newgate.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 11um diem
instantis Novembris, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic