House of Lords Journal Volume 16
28 March 1699

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 16: 28 March 1699', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 16: 1696-1701 (1767-1830), pp. 421-425. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13711 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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DIE Martis, 28 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Cestr.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Schonburg.
Dux Newcastle.
March. Halifax.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Chesterfield.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Albemarle.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Memorandum, These Bishops were present in the House at Prayers; but withdrew before the Debate.

PRAYERS.

Okeover's Bill.

The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees, the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Okeover Gentleman, Son and Heir Apparent of Rowland Okeover, of Okeover, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, together with the said Rowland Okeover, to make a Jointure and Settlement, upon the Marriage of the said Thomas Okeover:"

Leeke's Bill.

As also the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Katherine Leeke an Infant, under the Age of One and Twenty Years, to settle and dispose of her Estate upon her Marriage:"

As fit to pass, without any Amendment.

ORDERED, That the said Bills be engrossed.

Ships Hawke and Rainbow to trade as English Ships, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Ships Hawk and Rainbow to trade as Englishbuilt Ships."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

M. Halifax.
M. Normanby.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Peterborow.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Epus. Londin.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Vesey's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Estate of Dudley Vesey, in Hintlesham, in the County of Suffolke, for the Payment of his Debts."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill be referred to the Committee above-named; to meet on Wednesday the Twelfth Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Leigh versus Langhorne.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Leigh; praying, That his Petition, formerly dismissed, may be retained and heard; to which Luke Langhorne and Susanna his Wife, and Sygismond Stydolph Esquire, are Respondents:"

These Lords following were appointed to be a Committee, to consider of the said Petition, and hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit; and report to the House what is fit to be done thereupon:

M. Normanby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Tankerville.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Longueville.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Audley.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

E. Warwick and Holland to be tried by himself:

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland; praying, "That he may be tried apart from the Lord Mohun:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall be tried apart from the Lord Mohun, as desired.

Lords sick, excused:

The House being moved, for excusing the Lords following from their Attendance at the Trial of the Earl of Warwick; they being very sick, and not able to attend; (videlicet,)

Comes Pembroke, Custos Privati Sigilli;
Comes Sunderland;
Comes Berkeley;
Comes Romney;
Comes Abingdon;
Viscount Weymouth;
Ds. Dartmouth;

Their Lordships were excused by the House.

Lords to keep their Places in the Hall:

ORDERED, That no Lord go out of his Place in Westm'r Hall; and if any Lord do, that Proceedings be stayed.

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

After a little Time, the House was resumed.

ORDERED, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do go into the Court in Westm'r Hall, and see that it is cleared, and a clear Passage for the Lords to it.

Then the House was called over by the Clerk; the Herald being at the Bar, to perfect his List, in order to see the Lords and others keep their proper Places in Procession to the Hall.

ORDERED, That the Lords now absent, who were here Yesterday, (and not excused) do immediately attend.

Adjourn to Westm. Hall.

Then the House adjourned to the Court in Westm'r Hall.

And the Lords and others went thus; (videlicet,)

First, the Lord High Steward's Retinue; then the Clerks of the Crown in Chancery and King's Bench; the Clerks of the House; then the Masters in Chancery, the Judges; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and his Deputy; Four Serjeants at Arms; the Barons, Two and Two, the Youngest first; then the Bishops, the Viscounts, Earls, Marquisses, and Dukes, according to their Precedence; then Four Serjeants at Arms, immediately before the Lord High Steward.

Who having all taken their Places in the Court below, the House was resumed.

The Clerks of the Crown in Chancery and King's Bench delivered His Majesty's Commission to the Lord High Steward, on their Knees; he sitting, as Lord Chancellor, on the Woolsack.

Proclamation being made for Silence; the Commission was read, as followeth, by the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench all the Lords standing up uncovered; (videlicet,)

"Gulielmus R.

Commission for L. Sommers to be L. High Steward.

"Gulielmus Tertius, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Johanni Domino Sommers, Cancellario Nostro Angl. Salutem. Sciatis, quod cum Ed'r'us Comes Warwick & Holland, nuper de Paroch. Sancti Martini in Campis, in Comitat. Midd'x, et Carolus Dominus Mohun, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Comitat. præd. coram Dilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Carolo Lee Milite, Samuel. Buck, Will'o Withers, et Fran'co Tysson, Armigeris, et aliis Sociis suis, Justiciariis Nostris, ad inquirend. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum de Comitatu Nostro Middl'x præd. ac aliis Viis, Modis, et Mediis, quibus melius sciverint aut poterint, tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quos Rei Veritas melius sciri poterit et inquiri, de quibuscunque Proditionibus, Misprisionibus Prodition. Insurrectionibus, Rebellionibus, Contrafacturis, Tonsuris, Loturis, falsis Fabricationibus, et aliis Falsitat. Monetæ hujus Regni Nostri Angl. et aliorum Regnorum sive Dominiorum quorumcunque, ac de quibuscunque Murdris, Feloniis, Homicidiis, Interfectionibus, Burglariis, Raptibus Mulierum, Congregationibus et Conventiculis illicitis, Verborum Prolationibus, Coadunationibus, Misprinonibus, Confæderationibus, falsis Allegantiis, Transgressionibus, Riotis, Routis, Retentionibus, Escapiis, Contempt. Falsitat. Negligentiis, Concelamentis, Manutenentiis, Oppressionibus, Cambipartiis, Deceptionibus, et aliis Malefactis, Ossensis, et Injuriis quibuscunque, nec non Accessar. eorundem, infra Comitat. præd. (tam infra Libertates quam extra) per quoscunque et quaiitercunque habit. fact. perpetrat. five commiss. et per quos vel per quem, cui vel quibus, quando, qualiter, et quomodo, et de aliis Articulis et Circumstantiis Præmiss. seu eorum alicujus vel aliquorum qualitercunque concernen. plenius Veritat.; et ad easdem Proditiones et al. Præmiss. audiend. et terminand. secundum Leg. et Consuetudin. Regni Nostri Angl. nuper assignat. de Felonia et Murdro per ipsos Ed'r'um Comitem Warwick et Holland et Carolum Dominum Mohun commiss. et perpetrat. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum Comitat. Nostri Midd'x præd. indictat. existunt: Nos, considerantes quod Justitia est Virtus exceilens, et Altissimo complacens, volentesque quod præd. Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland et Carolus Dominus Mohun de et pro Felonia et Murdro unde ipsi, ut præfertur, indictat. existunt, coram Nobis in præsenti Parliamento Nostro, secundum Leg. et Consuetudin. Regni Nostri Angl. audiantur, examinentur, sententientur, et adjudicentur, cæteraque omnia quæ in hac Parte pertinent debito Modo exerceantur et exequantur; ac pro eo quod Officium Senescalli Angl. (cujus Præsentia in hac Parte requiritur, ut accepimus, jam vacat;) Nos, de Fidelitate, Prudentia, provida Circumspectione, et Industria vestris plurimum confidentes, ordinavimus et constituimus vos, ex hac Causa, Senescallum Angl. ad Officium illud, cum omnibus eidem Officio in hac Parte debit. et pertinen. (hac Vice) gerend. occupand. et exercend.: Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea omnia quæ in hac Parte ad Officium Senescalli Angl. pertinent et requiruntur (hac Vice) faciatis, exerceatis, et exequamini cum Effectu. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westmonaster. Vicesimo Quinto Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Then the Lord High Steward took his Place on the Chair, placed for that Purpose before the State; and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Herald presented the Lord High Steward with the Staff, upon their Knees.

The Certiorari and Indictment found against Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland and Charles Lord Mohun were read, by the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Certiorari and Indictment of the Earl of Warwick, for Coote's Death.

"Gulielmus Tertius, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Holt Mil. Capitali Justiciario Nostro ad Placita coram Nobis tenend. assign. Salutem. Vobis mandamus, quod Indictamentum de Felonia et Murdro coram Justiciariis Nostris ad audiend. et terminand. pro Comitat. Nostro Midd'x capt. et coram Nobis in Curia Nostra jam remanen. et in Custodia vestra jam existen. unde Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland et Carolus Dominus Mohun indictati existunt, ut dicitur, cum omnibus ill. tangen. Nobis in præsenti Parliamento Nostro, sub Sigillo vestro, deliberetis indilate, una cum hoc Brevi.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Undecimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Chute."

"Virtute istius Brevis mihi direct. Indictament. infra script. de Felon. et Murdro unde infra nominat. Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland et Carolus Dominus Mohun indictati existunt, in Cur. dicti Domini Regis, coram ipso Rege nuper remanen. et modo huic Brevi annex. Domino Regi, in præsenti Parliamento infra mentionat. una cum hoc Brevi, juxta Formam ejusdem Brevis, libero, prout interius mihi præcipitur.

"Respons. infra nominat. Joh'is Holt, Mil. Capital. Justic. infra script.

"J. Holt."

"Midd's'x, ss.

"Memorand. quod ad Session. de Oier et Terminer Domini Regis tent. pro Comitat. Midd's'x, apud Hicks' Hall, in St. John Street, in Com. præd. Die Mercurii, (scilicet,) Septimo Die Decembris, Anno Regni Domini Nostri Gulielmi Tertii, Dei Gratia, nunc Regis Angl. &c. Decimo, coram Carolo Lee Milite, Samuel. Buck, Will'mo Withers, Franco Tysscn, Armigeris, et aliis Sociis suis, Justic. dict. Domini Regis, per Literas Patentes ipsius Domini Regis eisdem Justic. prænominat. et aliis, ac quibuscunque Quatuor vel pluribus eorum, sub Magno Sigillo dicti Domini Regis Angl. confect. ad inquirend. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum de Comitat. Midd'x præd. ac aliis Viis, Modis, et Mediis, quibus melius sciverint aut poterint, tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quos Rei Veritas melius sciri poterit, de quibuscunque Proditionibus, Misprisionibus Prodition. Insurrectionibus, Rebellionibus, Contrafacturis, Tonsuris, Loturis, falsis Fabricationibus, et aliis Falsitatibus Monetæ hujus Regni dicti Domini Regis Angl. et aliorum Regnorum five Dominiorum quorumcunque, ac de quibuscunque Murdris, Feloniis, Homicidiis, Interfectionibus, Burglariis, Raptibus Mulierum, Congregationibus et Conventiculis illicitis, Verborum Prolationibus, Coadunaticnibus, Misprisionibus, Confæderationibus, falsis Allegantiis, Transgressionibus, Riotis, Routis, Retentionibus, Escapiis, Contemptibus, Negligentiis, Concelamentis, Manutenen. Oppressionibus, Cambipartiis, Deceptionibus, et aliis Malefactis et Offensis quibuscunque, necnon Accessariis eorundem, infra Com. præd. tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quoscunque et qualitercunque habit. fact. perpetrat. five commiss. ac de aliis Articulis et Circumstantiis Præmiss. et eorum quidlibet, seu eorum aliquid vel aliqua, qualitercunque concernen. plenius Veritat.; et ad easdem Proditiones et al. Præmiss. audiend. et terminand. secundum Legem et Consuetud. hujus Regni dicti Domini Regis Angl. assignat. per Sacramentum Egidii Riddle, Ric'i Read, Rob'ti Legg, Josephi Partherich, Joh'is Marriott, Jonathan. Hall, Nich'i Baker, Rob'ti Teague, Thomæ Briggs, Will'i Brace, Thomæ Williams, Georgii Bishop, Thomæ Hodges, Joh'is Lynn, Samuel. Lee, Ric'i Rogers, Josephi Rogers, Joh'is Cheney, Joh'is Fowler, et Rob'ti Nicholson, proborum et legalium Hominum Comitat. præd. ad tunc et ibidem jurat. et onerat. ad inquirend. pro dicto Domino Rege et Corpore Com. præd. præsentat. existit, Quod Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland, nuper de Paroch. Sancti Martini in Campis, Com. Midd'x, Carolus Dominus Mohun, Baro Mohun de Okehampton, in Com. Devon, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Comitat. Midd'x præd. Ric'us French, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Com. Midd'x præd. Gen. Roger James, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Com. Midd'x præd. Gen. et Georgius Dockwra, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Com. Midd'x præd. Gen. Deum præ Oculis suis non habentes, sed Instigatione Diabolica motl et seducti, Vicesimo Die Octobris, Anno Regni Domini Gulielmi Tertii, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scoc. Franc. et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Decimo, Vi et Armis, &c. apud Paroch. præd. in Comitat. Midd'x præd. in et super quendam Ric'um Coote Ar. in Pace Dei et dicti Domini Regis nunc ad tunc et ibidem existen. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitiis suis præcogitates, Insult. fecere; et quod præd. Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland, cum quodam Gladio, Auglice, a Sword, de Ferro et Chalibe confect. Valor. Quinque Solid. quem ipsc idem Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland in Manu sua Dextra ad tunc et ibidem extract. habuit et tenuit, præsat. Ric'um Coote in et super Sinistram Partem Pectoris ipsius Ric'i Coote, prope Os Collar. Anglice, the Collar Bone, ipsius Ric'i Coote, ad tunc et ibider felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitata, percussit, pupugit, et inforavit, Anglice, aid strike, stab, and thrust in; dans eidem Ric'o Coote, ad tunc et ibidem, cum Gladio extract. præd. in et super dict. Sinistr. Partem Pectoris ipsius Ric'i Coote, prope Os Collar. Anglice, the Collar Bone, ipsius Ric'i Coote, Unum Vulnus mortale, Anglice, One mortal Wound, Latitud. Dimid. Unius Pollicis, et Profunditat. Quinque Pollicum, de quo quidem Vulnere mortal. præd. Ricu's Coote ad tunc et ibidem instant. obiit; et quod præd. Carolus Dominus Mohun, Ric'us French, Rogerus James, et Georgius Dockwra, ad tunc et ibidem, felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitiis suis præcogitatis, suere præsentes, auxiliantes, abettantes, confortantes, assistentes, et manutenentes præfat. Ed'rum Comit. Warwick et Holland, ad præfat. Ric'um Coote Modo et Forma præd. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitata, interficiend. et murdrand. Et sic Jur. præd. super Sacramentum suum præd. dicunt, quod præd. Ed'r'us Comes Warwick et Holland, Carolus Dominus Mohun, Ric'us French, Rogerus James, et Georgius Dockwra, præfatum Ric'um Coote, Modo et Forma præd. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitiis suis præcogitates, interfecerunt, et murdraverunt, contra Pacem dicti Domini Regis nunc, Coronam et Dignitatem suas, &c. Quod quidem Indictamentum præfat. Justic. dicti Domini Regis, per dictas Literas Patentes ipsius Domini Regis eisdem Justic. prænominat. et al. ac quibuscunque Quatuor vel pluribus eorum, sub Magno Sigillo dicti Domini Regis Angl. ut præfertur, confect. Postea, scilicet, ad Deliberation. Gaolæ dicti Domini Regis de Newgate, tent. pro Comitat. Midd'x præd. apud Justice Hall in Le Old Bayly, in Suburbiis Civitat. London, dicto Die Mercurii, scilicet, Septimo Die ejusdem Mensis Decembr. Anno Regni dicti Domini Regis nunc Decimo supradict. coram Fran'co Child Milite, Majore Civitat. London, Georgio Treby Milite, Capitali Justiciario dicti Domini Regis de Banco, Littleton Powis Milite, Un. Baronum Scaccarii dicti Domini Regis, Thoma Stamp Milite, Ed'r'o Clarke Milite, Aldermannis dictæ Civitatis London. Salathiele Lovell Milite, Servien. dicti Domini Regis ad Legem, ac Recordatore dict. Civitat. London. et aliis Sociis suis Justic. dicti Domini Regis, ad Gaolam dicti Domini Regis de Newgate de Prisonar. in eadem existen. deliberand. assign. per Manus suas proprias deliberaver. in Cur. de Record. in Forma Juris terminand. &c. Posteaque dictus Dominus Rex, certis de Causis, Indictament. præd. coram eo venire fecit terminand. &c."

The Lord High Steward asked Leave for the Judges to be covered.

Which was granted.

E. of Warwick at the Bar:

Proclamation being made for the Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London to bring to the Bar Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland:

He, by the Deputy Governor, immediately brought him; and the Earl, kneeling, was bid stand up.

The Lord High Steward represented to him the State and Condition he was in; and how he stood indicted, and for what.

The Earl of Warwick and Holland then desiring Pen, Ink, and Paper: It was allowed him.

The Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench read the Indictment to him in English; and arraigned him; asking him, "If Guilty, or Not?" He pleaded, "Not Guilty."

Then the Clerk asked him, "How he would be tried?" He said, "By GOD and his Peers."

After Proclamation for all Persons to come in, who could give Evidence against Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland; the Lord High Steward asked Leave to come to the Woolsack. Which was granted.

Then the King's Attorney General, and others of the King's Counsel, opened the Evidence; and several Witnesses were fully heard upon Oath.

The Earl of Warwick and Holland was acquainted, by the Lord High Steward, "That this was the Time for him to make his Defence."

Who was heard; and several Witnesses for him (but not upon Oath).

He proposed Mr. French to be heard as a Witness, who was One of the Accessaries, and had been found Guilty of Manslaughter, but not burnt in the Hand, nor had His Majesty's Pardon.

The King's and Lord Warwick's Counsel were severally heard to that Matter. And then the Judges, being thereunto required, gave their Opinions against French's being examined, he having not been burnt or pardoned.

Whereupon the House agreed, he was not a legal Witness; and so not heard.

Then His Majesty's Solicitor General desired of the Earl of Warwick and Holland, to know, "Whether he had any Thing further to say?" He answered, No."

Mr. Solicitor having summed up the whole Evidence:

Adjourn to the House:

The House adjourned to the House of Lords; and the Lords and others returned back in the same Manner as they came down; save only the Judges, who stayed in the Hall.

The House being resumed;

Bishops Protestation on withdrawing.

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, in Behalf of himself and the rest of the Bishops, offered a Protestation.

Which was read, and agreed to, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"The Lords Spiritual of the House of Peers do desire the Leave of this House, to be absent from the Trial of Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland; by Protestation, saving to themselves and their Successors all such Right in Judicature as they have had by Law, and of Right ought to have.

Then he asked Leave, "That they might withdraw:" Which being agreed to, they immediately withdrew.

ORDERED, That the Court in Westminster Hall be cleared, and the Passage to it lighted as much as may be: And it is recommended to the Lord Great Chamberlain, to see and give Order that it be done accordingly.

Method of Peers giving their Judgement:

It was proposed, and agreed, "That those Peers who were of that Opinion, should declare it in these Words (when they severally give their Judgements in the Court below); "Not Guilty of the Felony and Murder whereof he stands indicted, upon my Honour; but Guilty of Manslaughter."

Agreed, "That the Earl of Warwick be told, he can have the Benefit of the Statute for Manslaughter but Once."

The House being again called over by the Clerk:

Adjourn to Westminster Hall:

The House was adjourned to the Court below; and the Lords and others went down in the same Manner as before; save only the Bishops, who had Leave to withdraw as before.

Peers give their Judgement.

The Lord High Steward being seated on his Chair, and Proclamation for Silence made; the House proceeded to Judgement.

And the Lord High Steward began with the Youngest Baron first; and asked him, "Whether Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland is Guilty of the Felony and Murder whereof he stands indicted, or Not Guilty?"

He answered, "Not Guilty of the Felony and Murder whereof he stands indicted; but Guilty of Manslaughter, upon my Honour."

In the same Words the Lord High Steward asked every other Peer; and they answered to the same Effect.

The Lord High Steward gave his Opinion, standing at the Chair; as he did, when he asked the other Lords their Judgements.

E. of Warwick found guilty of Manslaughter.

Then the Lord High Steward declared, "That Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland was acquitted of the Felony and Murder whereof he stood indicted; but was found Guilty of Manslaughter."

After, Proclamation was made for the Prisoner to be brought to the Bar.

Who being there; the Lord High Steward acquainted him, "That the Peers had unanimously acquitted him of the Felony and Murder whereof he stood indicted; but found him Guilty of Manslaughter." And then asked him, "What he had to say, why Sentence of Death should not pass upon him?"

He craved the Benefit of the Statute of Edward the Sixth.

The Lord High Steward said,

"My Lord,

"Your Lordship hath demanded the Benefit of your Peerage, upon the Statute; and your Lordship must have it by that Law: But I am directed by their Lordships to acquaint your Lordship, That you cannot have the Benefit of that Statute Twice; and therefore, they hope, your Lordship will take Care to behave yourself in such Manner for the future, as that you may never fall into the like Misfortune; and they hope your Lordship will take Warning by what has now happened. And your Lordship is discharged."

The House adjourned to the House of Lords, and went back in the same Manner they came down.

Being come thither, and the House being resumed, the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)

E. Warwick discharged:

"Whereas Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland was this Day tried, and found Guilty of Manslaughter only; to which he pleaded the Statute of Edward the Sixth: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he lies under in His Majesty's Tower of London, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

"To the Right Honourable the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, and to the Deputy Governor thereof."

Ld. Mohun to be tried.

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Lord Mohun shall be tried in Westminster Hall To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon."

Ld. Mohun remanded;

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Lord Mohun shall be, and he is hereby, remanded Prisoner to His Majesty's Tower of London, there to be kept until further Order.

"To the Right Honourable the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, and to the Deputy Governor thereof."

and to be brought again.

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, or the Deputy Governor thereof, do bring to the Bar of this House, in Westminster Hall, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, the Body of Charles Lord Mohun, now in his Custody; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

"To the Right Honourable the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of His Majesty's Tower of London, and to the Deputy Governor thereof."

Witnesses to attend.

"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That those Witnesses who attended this Day, on Behalf of His Majesty, against Edward Earl of Warwick and Holland, do attend To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock, in Westminster Hall."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.