DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 2 die Maii, post meridiem,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lichf.
p. Epus. Carlien.
Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens etc.
p. Vicecomes Mandevil, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Magn. Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Southampton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suff.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomerie.
p. Comes Bridgewater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes Holdernesse.
p. Vicecomes Doncastr.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mounteg.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Shepst.
Ds. Darce de Menell.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
p. Ds. Mordant.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Paget.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Walden.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Spencer.
Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Harr.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
Ds. Stanhope de Shel.
p. Ds. Digby.
Commission to Chief Justice to be Speaker.
THE Lords being come, the Clerk read a new
Commission to the Lord Chief Justice, in hæc verba:
James, by the Grace of God, King of England,
Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,
&c. To Our Trusty and Well-beloved Sir James Ley,
Knight, and Baronet, Chief Justice of the Pleas before
Us to be holden, assigned, Greeting.
"Know ye, that We, trusting in your approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion, and to the End the
Place and Room usually supplied by the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England,
in the Upper House of Parliament, may be in all
Things executed as appertaineth, in the said House,
this present Parliament now holden at Westm. amongst
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled,
as to the Office of the said Lord Chancellor, or the
Lord Keeper, hath been accustomed; We have named
and appointed, and, by these Presents, do constitute,
name, and authorize you, from Day to Day, and from
Time to Time, hereafter, during Our Pleasure, to
use, occupy, and supply the said Room and Place,
of the said Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, in Our
said Upper House of Parliament, amongst the said
Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled; and
then and there to do and execute all such Things as the
Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal,
should or might do, if he were there personally present,
using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore,
We will and command you, the said Sir James Ley,
to attend and execute the Premises with Effect. And
these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf. In
Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters
to be made Patents. Witness Ourself, at Westm. the
First Day of May, in the Nineteenth Year of Our
Reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the Four and Fiftieth.
"Per ipsum Regem, propria manu signatæ,
The Commission being read, the Lord Chief Justice
went to the Speaker's Place; and then Prayers were
The Lord Treasurer shewed, That His Majesty's
Pleasure is, that he deliver unto the Lords a Message of
a double Nature: 1. Of an Account what is done.
2. A Signification what is to be done.
Great Seal sequester'd.
The First is, That the Prince his Highness presented
their Lordships Suit to His Majesty, that He would be
pleased, as the Case stood, to command the Seal from
the Lord Chancellor. That Yesterday his Lordship,
the Lord Steward, the Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl
of Arundell, at the King's Command, went to the Lord
Chancellor, and received from him the Great Seal, and
delivered the same unto His Majesty; who, by Commission, hath committed the same to the keeping of
them, the Lord Treasurer, Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl of Arundell.
Sir Henry Yelverton.
The Second is, His Majesty commanded him to signify unto their Lordships, That He understands that Sir
Henry Yelverton, being called here before them the
other Day as a Delinquent, answered not as a Delinquent,
but as a Judge, or Accuser, of a Member of this House,
the Lord of Buckingham. And whereas heretofore,
in his first Speech here in this House, he touched the
King's Honour, saying he suffered for the Patent of
Inns (or to that Effect), he was so far from excusing or
extenuating of that his Offence the last Day here, that
he hath aggravated the same.
Wherefore, His Majesty's Pleasure is, that Himself
will be the Judge of that which concerns His Majesty;
for that which concerns the Lord of Buckingham, his
Lordship hath besought His Majesty, that that might
be left to the House; and so His Majesty leaves that
wholly unto their Lordships.
This Message being delivered, the Lords conceived
that the King would not have taken the Judgment of
Sir Henry Yelverton, as touching His Majesty's Honour,
out of their Hands; but that His Majesty was informed,
that their Lordships had referred it back unto Him.
Wherefore it was moved, That the House be humble
Suitors unto His Majesty, That, whereas it once pleased
Him to make this House judge of those Words here formerly spoken by Sir Henry Yelverton, which touched His
Majesty's Honour, that His Majesty be pleased not to
resume this out of their Hands, but give their Lordships
leave to continue Judge thereof.
And, to the End it might be the more freely discussed
and determined, whether their Lordships shall make
such their humble Suit or no unto His Majesty, and in
what Manner His Majesty shall be moved therein, the
House was adjourned ad libitum.
Committee to attend the King with a Message.
The House being resumed, it was Agreed, That
a Committee of the whole House attend His Majesty,
at such Time as His Majesty shall be pleased to admit
them; and that the Lord Archbishop of Canterburie
his Grace, in the Name of the whole House, present His
Majesty with this Message: videlicet,
Sir Henry Yelverton.
"Whereas it pleased Your Majesty, in a late Speech
of Your Majesty's in this House, to require us to do
You Justice upon Sir Henry Yelverton, in a Matter
concerning Your own Honour; since which Time,
some Words have been used by Sir Henry Yelverton
in this House, which Your Majesty conceived rather
to aggravate than extenuate his Fault: Whereupon
Your Majesty did this Day signify, by the Lord Treasurer, that of what concerns Your Honour Yourself
would be the Judge. The Lords, knowing Your
Majesty's Tenderness of the Privileges of this House,
and their own Zeal unto Your Majesty's Honour, do
humbly beseech Your Majesty to continue Your Majesty's Resolution; otherwise this Alteration may
strike some Fear into us, that we are not held so tender and zealous of our dutiful Affections, in point of
Your Majesty's Honour, as we desire You should think
us to be, and are most ready to yield due Proof
This Message was delivered unto the Lord Archbishop of Cant. his Grace, in Writing.
Gent. Usher and Serjeant at Arms to summon Lord Chancellor to Judgment.
Agreed, To proceed to sentence the Lord Chancellor
To-morrow Morning; wherefore the Gentleman Usher
and the Serjeant at Arms, Attendants on this House,
were commanded to go and summon him the Lord
Chancellor to appear here in Person To-morrow Morning, by Nine of the Clock; and the Serjeant was commanded to take his Mace with him, and to shew it unto his
Lordship at the said Summons.
Sir John Bennett.
The Names of the Lords Committees to take Examinations in the Cause of Sir John Bennett, Knight: videlicet.
E. of Arundell.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of South'ton.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. Bp. of Covent. and Lichf.
Mr. Justice Chamberlaine,
Mr. Justice Winch,
Mr. Serjeant Crewe,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.
Continuatum usque diem Jovis, tertium Maii.