DIE Jovis, 30 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
|Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ricar, Ld. Craven's Servant, Privilege.
According to the Order Yesterday, Witnesses were
produced to make good the Evidence against George
James and Richard Page, that arrested Lewis Ricar,
menial Servant to the Lord Craven.
And Thomas Cooke and Ralph Marshall did aver upon
their Oaths, "That the said George James did know he
was Servant to the Lord Craven before the Arrest;
and that the said Richard Page did take Money of
the said Ricar for arresting of him, after he knew he
was the Lord Craven's Servant."
The said James asking Pardon for his said Offence;
the Lord Craven made it his Request to the House,
"That the said James and Page might be released without any further Punishment, having suffered already
by their being so long in Custody."
James and Page released.
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That the said George
James and Richard Page should have a Reprehension
given them for these Offences, with an Admonition to
take Heed how they do commit the like for the future.
And further it is ORDERED, That the said Richard
Page do restore to the said Ricar, what Monies he took
of him for his Arrest; and upon this they shall be released of their Restraint.
In Pursuance of this, the said James and Page were
brought to the Bar again; and kneeling as Delinquents,
the Lord Chancellor gave them a Reprehension and
Smith, Under Sheriff of Norfolk, brought to the Bar as a Delinquent.
Whereas Roger Smith, late Under Sheriff of the
County of Norfolke, was this Day brought to the Bar,
as a Delinquent, for refusing to execute a Judgement
of this House, dated the 26th of February, 1661, concerning the Inhabitants of the Town of Laystoff and
the Bailiffs of Yarmouth, which was now justified upon
Oath by Sir Henry Bacon Baronet and Sir John Pettus
Knight, who formerly did swear to the Truth of a
Narrative presented to their Lordships, subscribed by several Justices of Peace and other Gentlemen of Quality
of the Counties of Norff. and Suffolke, relating to the
said Judgement, as also for scandalous Words spoken by
the said Smith against the Honour and Dignity of this
High Court: The said Smith, being asked what he
could say for himself, made Answer, "That the Words
were spoken but by Way of Argument and Discourse,
with no Intention thereby to reflect upon this House,
or any Member thereof:"
But their Lordships, not being satisfied with this Answer, upon Consideration thereof, did order, That the
said Roger Smith do presently make his Submission, upon
his Knees, at the Bar of this House, before their Lordships, in these Words following; videlicet,
Form of Submission to be made by him at the Bar, and in the County.
"I do humbly beg your Lordships Pardon, and express my hearty Sorrow, for not executing your Lordships Order, and for any unadvised Words uttered by
me, which might have any Reflection upon your Lordships Judgement and Order, concerning the Matter in
Difference betwixt the Towns of Laystoffe and Yarmouth."
And it is further ORDERED, That the said Roger
Smith shall make the like Submission publicly, in the
Face of the Country, upon the Place, and at the Time,
appointed by this House for the Measurement to be
made between the Inhabitants of Laystoffe and the
Bailiffs of Great Yarmouth, according to a late Order of
this House, dated the Thirteenth of this Instant April:
And herein Obedience is to be given, as the contrary
will be answered to this House.
And lastly, That the said Roger Smith shall be released of his present Restraint or Imprisonment, paying
Then the said Roger Smith being brought again to
the Bar as a Delinquent, the Lord Chancellor gave him
a Reprehension, in the Name of the House; and he
having read the Submission aforesaid, the Lord Chancellor told him, "He was to make the like Submission
publicly, in the Face of the Country, upon the Place,
and at the Time, appointed for the Measurement to be
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting
certain Lands of John Coppleston Gentleman in Sir
Francis Vincent Knight and Baronet, Thomas Waldgrave
Esquire, Charles Cornwallis Esquire, Thomas Westlake
Gentleman, and their Heirs, to sell, for Payment of
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Thomas Childe and Sir Toby Wolridg Knights;
To deliver the Bill concerning Mr. Coppleston's Lands,
and desire their Concurrence therein.
E. of Kent's and Challoner's Bills.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Earl of
Kent's Bill, and the Committee for Mr. Challoner's Bill,
to which the Bishop of Oxon is added, do both meet on
Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet,
2um diem Maii, 1663, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,