DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 12 die Martii,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina
subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Petriburgh.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asephen.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Covent. et Leich.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
|p. Vicecomes St. Alban, Mag. Canc. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thef. Angliæ.
p. Comes Wigorn, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Mag. Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundel.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestr.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabrig.
p. Comes March.
p. Vicecomes Doncastr.
p. Vicecomes Maunsfeild.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mountegle.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herstm.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scrope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Windsor.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
p. Ds. Mordant.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bl.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Cray de Gro.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
Mr. Bowyer, Clerk of the Parliament.
MEMORANDUM, The Lord Chancellor declared, That (Mr. Bowyer) the Clerk of the Parliament
was so dangerous sick, that he might not come to the
House, without Peril of his Life; and therefore was an
humble Suitor, that he might make Henry Elsyng his
Deputy, who hath also a Patent of the Clerk's Place
in Reversion; and his Lordship moved, to know the
Pleasure of the House, whether the said Henry Elsyng
should be admitted as Deputy Clerk.
And the Lords generally agreed thereunto.
Manor of Temple-Newsham.
Hodie, the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Edmund
Clough, Esquire, and other Bargainees in Trust, to convey
the Manor of Temple-Newsham, and other Lands and
Tenements, in the County of Yorke, to Esme Stuart,
Lord Aubigny, and Earl of March, and the Lady Katherine his Wife, or such others as they shall nominate and
appoint, was brought in by the Lord Chamberlain, one
of the Committees, with certain Amendments; The
which Amendments were presently Twice read, and the
Bill Ordered to be engrossed.
Charter House Hospital.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter
House, within the County of Midd. at the humble Petition, and at the Costs and Charges, of Thomas Sutton,
Esquire, which Bill was put to the Question, and assented
Hospitals and Poor Houses. Exped.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the reviving
and making perpetual of one Act, made in the Thirtyninth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth,
intituled, An Act for erecting of Hospitals, and Abiding
and Working Houses, for the Poor. Being put to the
Question, was assented unto.
Report made by the Earl of Arundell, &c.
Report concerning Protestation upon Honour.
(fn. *) The Earl of Arundell reported to the House, That
on Saturday last the Lords Committees for Privileges,
&c. attended His Majesty, according to the Order 3
Martii. And that His Majesty was pleased to rest satisfied, as well in their inquiring of the Privileges belonging to the Peers, as also that they did no way trench
into his Regal Prerogative therein, as the Judges had
suggested unto the said Committee; and his Lordship
further reported, That His Majesty was pleased of Himself to take Notice, that He understood that the Peers
conceived it a Privilege belonging unto them, to Protest
only upon their Honours, and not to be put unto Oaths,
in Suits, as ordinary Subjects were; whereunto the
Lords answered, It was very true, that the House had
taken Consideration of it, and found much Cause to
think, that, in the Times of sundry his Royal Progenitors, they had enjoyed that Privilege; which they
thought the Practice of latter Times had invaded, to their
Disadvantage, by incroaching upon it by little and little,
when they were not careful of it: But withal they told
His Majesty, that this now, was no Part of their Errand
to His Majesty; and therefore besought Him to conceive,
that what they spake was only as private Men, who
were no way at this Time authorized in this Point from
the House. His Majesty said, He understood it so; but
desired them to answer Him one Question ingenuously;
which was, "Whether they thought Protestation upon
"Honour or Oath to bind them more?" To which the
Lords all answered, una voce, That they conceived Protestation upon Honour to bind more than Oath did, as
being the same before God, and before the World (in
regard of the Trust given to their Degree) a far greater
Charge; adding, that they conceived the constant and
undoubted Privilege of trying Peers for their Honours,
Blood, Lives, and Estates, only upon their Honours,
did plainly prove it; and that they thought no passed
Age had produced any Example of Inconvenience in
the Practice of it: wherewith His Majesty seemed fully
satisfied; and bad them tell the House from Him,
that He willingly agreed to this Privilege, so as they
would take Care the common Justice of this Kingdom
might not suffer in it; and that He was so far from diminishing their Privileges, as that He would rather add
unto them any that was fit.
Sir Gyles Mompesson.
The Lord Chancellor, removing from his Place to
his Seat as a Peer, reported what passed at the Conference of both Houses on Saturday last; the Enducement of which Conference was, to clear the King's
Honour touching Grants to Sir Gyles Mompesson, and
the Passages in Procuring the same. The Effect of
which Conference was, That the King, upon the Petition of Sir Gyles Mompesson to have a Patent to reform the
Abuses of divers Inn-keepers, and a Warrant to compound for the Penalty of obsolete Laws, touching the
Prices of Horse-meat, referred the same unto divers
Judges for the Point of Law, and to divers Lords for
Point of the Conveniency.
Gold and Silver Thread.
His Majesty had the like Care in granting the Patent
of the Monopoly of the sole Making of Gold and Silver
Thread; and shewed how Sir Henry Yelverton advised
the same to be resumed into His Majesty's own Hands,
and, by Indentures, to authorize divers to govern the
same; which was first referred also by His Majesty to
the Consideration of divers of His Counsel; that the
Benefit arising to the King was set over to others, pro
tempore; that the Authority granted by the King was
much abused, in the Execution thereof; to the intolerable Grievance of the Subject, and much Imposture
was used in the Trade.
Order to prevent Lords speaking in their own Defence at Committees, &c.
The Lord Chamberlain declared that, at the said
Conference with the House of Commons, Two great
Lords (meaning the Lord Chancellor and Lord
Treasurer) spake in their own Defence, not being
allowed so to do, when the Committees were named,
and the said Conference directed and limited by this
House; which was against the ancient Orders thereof:
And therefore his Lordship moved, an Order to be
now entered, to prevent the like hereafter, which was
agreed unto; with this, that the said Two Lords should
give the House Satisfaction, by the Acknowledgment
of their Error herein.
Ld. Chancellor acknowledged his Error.
Whereupon the Lord Chancellor, removing to his
Seat as a Peer, did acknowledge, that, contrary to the
Orders of the House, he had spoken at the last Conference more than he had Direction by the House to
do; and acknowledged, That he had erred therein: the
which Acknowledgment the Lords generally accepted.
Ld. Treasurer acknowledged his Error.
The Lord Treasurer also made the like Acknowledgment. And it was specially moved by the Lords,
That these Acknowledgments should be entered by the
No Lords to be named Great Lords.
Moved by the Lord Spencer, and agreed unto, That
no Lords of this House are to be named Great Lords,
for they are all Peers.
Grievances complained of by the House of Commons.
The Lords, taking Consideration of the Grievances
complained of by the House of Commons, it was
Agreed, That a select Committee should be chosen, to
confer with the said House, as well to demand of them
such Letters Patents, Commissions, Warrants, Examinations, and other Writings, which concerned these
Grievances, as also to receive by Word of Mouth such
further Informations, as might conduce to the proving
of such Grievances as they had complained of.
Committees for Grievances.
The Names of the said Committees: videlicet,
The L. Admiral.
E. of Richmond.
E. of Arundell.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of South'ton.
E. of Cambridge.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. Bp. of Covent. and L.
L. Bp. of Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. of Bangor.
|L. Bp. of Salisbury.
To meet in the Painted Chamber, at such Time as
the House of Commons should agree unto, which
was desired to be with Expedition.
Message to the House of Commons for a Conference.
Mr. Attorney General and Sir William Bird were sent
to the House of Commons, to demand a Conference, ut
They returned Answer (after long Stay) that they accepted of the Lords Motion, and would appoint Fifty
of their House, to meet their Lordships, at Nine of the
Clock To-morrow Morning, who should bring with
them all the Letters Patents, Commissions, Warrants,
Examinations, and Writings, whereof they had made Use
in the Deliberation of the said Business of their Grievances now complained of; and should inform their Lordships of all other Proofs, which they verbally received,
concerning the same.
They excused the long Stay of the Messengers; for
that (when they came) they were in debating the Bill of
Subsidy, which is now ordered by them to be engrossed.
Order of the House.
Moved by the Lord Admiral, That the ancient Order
of the House is, That, before any new Business be begun,
the Matter in Hand be first determined, and this to be
Deputy Clerk of the Parliament to be sworn.
Moved by the Lord Bishop of Durbam, That the
Clerk of the Parliament being now sick, and a Deputy
appointed by him, That the Deputy may be sworn;
and Agreed, That the Lords Sub-Committees for the
Orders and Customs of the House, and the Privileges of
the Peers of the Kingdom, and Lords of Parliament,
may devise an Oath, for the said Deputy, and for other
the Ministers and Attendants of this Court, to take,
and to present the same to their Lordships.
The King moved not to grant the Office of Clerk of the Parliament in Reversion.
Moved by the Earl of Oxon. and agreed unto, That
whereas the Deputy now appointed by the Clerk hath
also a Grant from His Majesty of the said Office in Reversion, That the King be moved, not to grant any
more Reversions of the same Office hereafter, until the
House be first moved therein.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 13m Martii, hora octava, Dominis sic decernentibus.