DIE Veneris, 8 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Sir J. Packington's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir
John Packington and his Trustees to sell, or otherwise to dispose of, certain Lands, for the Payment of
his Debts, and raising Portions for his Younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Viscount Say et Seale.
Bp. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Howard Charl.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Tuesday
next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Prince's Lodgings.
E. of Pemb. excused.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Pembrooke's Absence
from this House is dispensed with.
Committee for Highways, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee that are appointed
to consider of the Acts for mending the Highways and
the Streets, and setting the Poor on Work, do meet this
Marquis of Worcester's Bill.
Next, was read the Alterations and Proviso brought
up from the House of Commons, which are to be
added to the Bill concerning the Marquis of Worcester's
Water-commanding Engine; and being Thrice read
over, and considered of,
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with
the Alterations and Additions now read, shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable John
Robinson to sell Land, for Payment of his Debts,
and making Provision for his Younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Earl of Cleveland is added to
the Committee for the Earl of Kent's Bill, and to the
Committee for the Bill for making Navigable divers
Rivers, in the Counties of Surry, Sussex, and Hampshire.
Report concerning Lodington, E. Warwick's Servant, being arrested.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Bolingbrooke, from
the Committee of Privileges, "That their Lordships
have, according to the Directions of this House, taken
into Consideration the Criminal Part of the Business
concerning the Arrest of Thomas Lodington, a menial
Servant to the Earl of Warwick, as it reflects on his
Lordship and his Privilege; and were thereupon of
Opinion, That Samuell Atkins, by whose Means Lodington was detained in Prison by laying his Execution
on him for Two Hundred and Three Pounds, and
speaking slighting Words of the Earl of Warwick,
should, by Order of this House, have made Submission at the Bar of this House as a Delinquent, for
intrenching on the Privileges of a Peer of Parliament:
But the Earl of Warwick (who is the Lord concerned)
informing the Committee, that the said Atkins had
already submissively applied himself to him, and further that (setting aside this Business) he was a Person
who had been in eminent Public Service for His Majesty both before and since His coming in, and therefore
desired of their Lordships that Favour, that he might
be passed by, if the Committee think fit: The Committee are of Opinion that (as a Salvo to any Breach
of Privilege to be made of the like Nature hereafter) this should be reported; yet that, as a Respect to the Motion made by the Earl of Warwicke,
the said Atkins may be passed by, if this House thinks
Hereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Samuell Atkins, upon the Reasons aforesaid, shall be
discharged and freed from any further Trouble concerning this Business.
Report concerning Fees upon Translation of Bishops, and Lords Descents, to be paid to the Officers of the House.
The Earl of Bolingbrooke reported, "That the Committee for Privileges, in Pursuance of the Order of
this House, dated the Fourth of this Instant May,
directing them to consider, whether any Bishop being
translated to another Bishopric, and every Temporal
Lord being created to a higher Temporal Honour,
or to whom it descends, is to pay Fees again to the
Officers of this House, according to the Rates mentioned in the Roll of Fees heretofore allowed by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, the First of May, 1640: Who have
considered of the same; and do find, That the said
Roll, wherein the several Fees due to the Officers of
this House are contained, were then examined and
tried by the Sub-committee of Privileges, and approved
of; and by the Sub-committee reported to the Grand
Committee of Privileges, and by them read over,
examined and approved of; and by the Grand Committee reported to the House; and after reading
of the said Roll there, and a mature Consideration
had thereof, it was allowed of, and confirmed by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, as appears by
the Record of this House, and subscribed with the
Hand-writing of the then Earl of Warwick, as the
Chairman of the Committee for Privileges: But,
by reason there was no Lord present at the Committee who had sat in that Parliament begun the
Thirteenth Day of April, 1640, the Committee desired the further Direction of the House what to do
The House hereupon being satisfied, by divers Lords
who were present when this Business was agitated in
the said Parliament 1640, that the same was done
and settled by that Parliament upon a very strict Inquisition and Examination, and mature Deliberation:
It is now ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Fees comprised in the said Roll are hereby ratified and confirmed.
Introduction of Peers, who come in by Descent.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it is referred to the
Committee for Privileges, to consider whether there
ought to be any Induction of any Peer to sit in
this House that comes in by Way of Descent; and if
they find that there is, then to consider in what Manner
it ought to be done; and to report their Opinions
hereof to this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, 9um diem
instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,