DIE Martis, 17 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
L. Privy Seal.
Duke of Somerset.
Duke of Grafton.
Duke of Beaufort.
E. of Oxon.
E. of Shrewsbury.
E. of Kent.
E. of Derby.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Bridgewater.
E. of Devon.
E. of Bristol.
E. of Clare.
E. of Westmerland.
E. of Manchester.
E. of Rivers.
E. of Peterborow.
E. of Winchilsea.
E. of Carnarvon.
E. of Strafford.
E. of Sunderland.
E. of Scarsdale.
E. of Anglesey.
E. of Carlile.
E. of Craven.
E. of Ayle'bury.
E. of Burlington.
E. of Litchfeild.
E. of Danby.
E. of Feversham.
E. of Radnor.
E. of Yarmouth.
E. of Nottingham.
E. of Abingdon.
E. of Gainesborow.
E. of Plymouth.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.
Ds. Butler de Weston.
Report concerning the Title of Lord de Grey of Ruthin.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Lords
Committees for Privileges to whom was referred to
consider of what Proceedings have been formerly in
the House concerning the Title of Lord Grey of Ruthin, have perused the Proceedings in 1640 concerning the said Title; and have ordered him to
report, That it is the Opinion of the Committee,
that the Lord De Grey is rightly summoned to Parliament, as lineally descended from Reginauld Lord De
Grey, who was summoned in Edward the Third's
Time by the Title of Lord De Grey of Rutbin."
The Question being put, "Whether to agree to
the Opinion of the Committee?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Awbrey versus Bradnox, in Error.
This Day was brought in a Writ of Error, wherein
Awbrey is Plaintiff, and Brodnox is Defendant.
Coke versus Fountaine, Cross Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward
Coke Esquire, an Infant, by the Lady Anne Coke his
Mother and Guardian, from a Decree made in the
Court of Exchequer, and several other Things in the
said Petition set forth; and praying, "That Andrew
Fountaine and William Guavas may put in their Answers
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Andrew Fountaine
and William Guavas may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their
Answer, or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, at
the Bar of this House, on Thursday the 26th of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon;
whereof the Petitioner or his Agent is to cause Notice
to be given to the said Andrew Fountaine and William
Guavas, to the End they answer accordingly.
E. Stamford brought to the Bar;
This Day being appointed for the Earl of Stamford
to be brought to the Bar; the Proceedings and Indictment found against him at Hix' Hall, London, for High
Treason, and returned hither by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari, were read.
His Lordship's Petition was also read.
Then he was brought to the Bar, by the Lieutenant
of The Tower and the Gentleman Usher of this House.
And kneeling until he was bid to stand up, by the Lord
Chancellor; the Lord Chancellor asked him, "What
he had to say to the House?"
He said, "he desired to hear his Charge."
Being then asked, "if he had any Thing more to
He said, "he hath been straitly confined by Sixteen Weeks Imprisonment; and was not allowed the
Liberty of Pen, Ink, or Paper, nor Friends to come to
him; and knows not what more to say, till he knows
Mr. Attorney General was asked, "how soon he
could be ready for his Trial?"
He answered, By this Day Sevennight; or sooner, if
their Lordships please."
to have Pen, Ink, and Paper.
Being called in again, the Lord Chancellor acquainted
him, "That the House had given Order that he
should have Liberty of Pen, Ink, and Paper, and
Friends to come to him: That the House hath appointed this Day Sevennight for his Trial; and if he
cannot be so soon ready, the House will consider fur
ther of it."
The Earl of Stamford said, "He knew not what to
say, not knowing his Crime; and he hopes the House
will be as kind to him as they have been to other
The House ordered the Trial to be, in Westminster
Hall, on the First Day of December; and that he be
called in, and told so by the Lord Chancellor.
The Earl of Stamford was again brought to the Bar
The Lord Chancellor told him, "That he should be
tried in Westminster Hall on the First Day of December."
The Earl of Stamford said, "How can it be thought
possible for me to prepare for my Trial, when I know
not what I am accused of?"
The Lord Chancellor said to him, "My Lord, in your
Petition, you say you are committed for High Treason."
Then the Earl of Stamford desired a Copy of the
Indictment; and offered a Record, which was laid upon
the Table, but not read. And so he withdrew.
Then the House made these following Orders:
Order for E. Stamford's Trial.
"ORDERED, That the Lieutenant of His Majesty's
Tower of London do carry back Thomas Earl of Stamford to the said Tower of London, there to remain in
safe Custody: And it is further ORDERED, That the
said Earl of Stamford shall, during his Imprisonment
there, have the Use of Pen, Ink, and Paper, and likewise the Liberty of Friends to come to his Lordship,
in order to his Trial; which Trial their Lordships
have ordered shall be in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday
the First Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock
in the Forenoon."
Address for High Steward; and for Westm. Hall to be prepared.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves
now present do attend His Majesty from this House,
humbly to desire His Majesty, in the Behalf of this
House, That a Place may be prepared in Westminster
Hall, wherein the House may sit for the Trial of the
Earl of Stamford; and also humbly to desire His Majesty to give Order for a Commission for a Lord High
Steward, in order to the Trial of the said Earl of
Smith versus Coleby.
The Petition and Appeal of Alexander Smith against
Coleby was heard by Counsel on both Sides; and the Report of what the Counsel said at the Bar to be made
Dominus Cancellarins declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 18um
diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis