DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 14 die Maii,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina
subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lichf.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens, etc.
p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Mag. Admirallus Angliæ. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgewater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Holdernesse.
p. Vicecomes Doncaster.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Abergaveny.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mounteg.
Ds. Dacres de Her.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
p. Ds. Darce de Menell.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
p. Ds. Mordant.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Chandois.
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. Gerrard.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Carew.
Ds. Stanhope de Shelf.
p. Ds. Digby.
Anstruther, &c. take the Oaths of Supremacy, &c.
SIR William Anstrother, Knt.
Sir George Abercronne, Knt.
Patrick Abercronne, Esq.
Walter Balcanquall, Batchelor of Divinity,
|Having exhibited their Bill of Naturalization, did take Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, juxta formam Statuti.
The Petition of Mathias Fowles, to be bailed, was
read; and Ordered, That he be brought To-morrow
in the Afternoon; and, if the Court shall approve of
his Bail, then to be bailed here in open Court.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Yonge, Doctor of Divinity, and
Dean of Winchester; and, being put to the Question,
it was Assented unto, and sent down to the Commons.
Writ of Error brought in by the Chief Justice.
The Lord Chief Justice (first propounding it to the
House) did rise from his Place, and brought in the
Record of the Judgement given in The King's Bench,
in the Cause of Nicholas Stafford, who now hath brought
in his Writ of Error; and made Three Obeisances
before he came to the Bar; and then, after Three
Obeisances more, he laid it on the Lord Chancellor's
Wool-fack: The Clerk received the Record, and the
Transcript, and brought it to his Table.
The Lord Treasurer delivered a Petition, which Sir
Henry Yelverton exhibited to His Majesty; with His
Majesty's Pleasure, that it be read in the House; and
the same was read accordingly.
Sir Henry Yelverton lately sentenced in the Star chamber.
Sir Henrie Yelverton, in Michaelmas Term last, was sentenced in the Star-chamber, for Breach of Trust, in
the unwarrantable passing of a Charter to the City of
London, tending to the Disherison of His Majesty,
both in Matter of Kingly Power and High Prerogative,
and also in Matter of Revenue and Profit of the
Crown, and also to the Oppression and Grievance of
the Subject, by raising excessive Fees and Exactions.
The Sentence consisted of these Parts:
1. Imprisonment in The Tower.
2. A Fine of Four Thousand Pounds.
3. A Declaration of Disability and Unfitness to hold
the Place of Attorney.
Under this Sentence, Sir Henrie Yelverton suffereth
at this Day, for he is a Prisoner in The Tower, removed
from the Place of Attorney, and the Fine is leviable
upon him at His Majesty's Pleasure.
18th of April last, he was brought to the Bar in Parliament; and being there charged (inter alia) with
some Miscarriage touching the Patent of Inns, he
said, " (fn. *) If he ever deserved well of His Majesty, it
was in that;" adding, "That the King and Subject
were more abused by that Patent than by any other;
and that he suffers at this Day for that Patent, as he
30 April, he was again brought to the Bar; and, in
his Speech, uttered as followeth:
Sir Henry Yelverton's Speech.
"I cannot but present myself this Day before your
Highness and my Lords with much Fear, with more
Grief; for I am compassed with so many Terrors
from His Majesty as I might well hide my Head
with Adam. His Lordship's Displeasure wounds
me more than the Conscience of any these Facts;
yet had I rather die, than the Commonwealth should
receive so much as a Scratch from me.
"I, that in none of my Actions feared the great
Man, on whom they (by Sir Edward Villiers and
Sir Gyles Momposson) did depend, much less would
I fear them, (fn. *) who were but his Shadows; but,
my most Noble Lords, knowing that my Lord of
Buck. was ever at His Majesty's Hand, ready, upon
every Occasion, to hew me down, out of the honest
Fear of a Servant not to offend so gracious a Master
as His Majesty hath ever been to me, I did commit
them, videlicet, the Silkmen."
And, speaking concerning the Patent of Inns, he
said, "I cannot herein but bemoan my Unhappiness,
that, in the last Cause, labouring by all lawful Means
to advance the honest Profit of His Majesty, and
in this (with the Sight almost of my own Ruin)
to preserve His Majesty's Honour and the Quiet
of the People, I am yet drawn in Question, as if
I had equally dishonoured His Majesty in both.
"When Sir Gyles saw, I would not be wooed to
offend His Majesty in His Direction, I received a
Message from Mr. Emerson, sent me by Sir Gyles,
That I would run myself upon the Rocks; and that
I should not hold my Place long, if I did thus withstand the Patent of Inns, or to this Effect: Soon
after came Sir Gyles himself, and, like an Herald
at Arms, told me to this Effect: He had this Message to tell me from my Lord of Buck. That I
should not hold my Place a Month, if I did not
conform myself in better Measure to the Patent of
Inns; for my Lord had obtained it by his Favour,
and would maintain it by his Power.
"How could I but startle at this Message? For I
saw here was a great assuming of Power to himself,
to place and displace an Officer. I saw myself cast
upon Two main Rocks, either treacherously to forsake the Standing His Majesty had set me in, or
else to endanger myself by a By-blow, and so hazard
"I humbly beseech your Lordships, to think Nature
will struggle, when she fees her Place and Means
of Living thus assaulted: for now it was come to
this; whether I would obey His Majesty, or my
Lord, if Sir Gyles spake true: Yet I resolved, in this,
to be as stubborn as Mordecay; not to stoop, or pass
those gracious Bounds His Majesty had prescribed
"Soon after, I found the Message in Part made
good; for all the Profits almost of my Place were
diverted from me, and turned into an unusual Channel, to one of my Lord's Worthies, that I retained
little more than the Name of Attorney.
"It became so fatal, and so penal, that it became
almost the Loss of a Suit to come to me; my Place
was but as the Seat of Winds and Tempests.
"Howbeit I dare say, if my Lord of Buck. had
but read the Articles exhibited in this Place against
Hugh Spencer, and had known the Danger of placing
and displacing Officers about a King, he would not
have pursued me with such Bitterness.
"But my opposing my Lord in this Patent of Inns,
in the Patent of Alehouses, in the Irish Customs, in
Sir Robert Naunton's Deputation of his Place in
the Court of Wards:
These have been my Overthrow; and for these
I suffer at this Day, in my Estate and Fortune, not
meaning to say as I take it, but as I know, for my
humble Opposition to his Lordship, above Twenty
I suffer in my Estate by my Lord of Buck's Means;
knowing well, that I suffer in my Restraint justly,
for my Offence.
"My Heart tells me, I was faithful to him; I
sought no Riches but his Grace."
Charged with Scandal against His Majesty, and reflecting on the Marquis of Buckingham.
Which being read, and Sir Henry Yelverton brought
to the Bar, Mr. Serjeant Crowe and Mr. Attorney
General opened the Charge against him; and shewed,
that those Speeches of his did directly point at the
Lord Marquis of Buck. and by Consequence fastened
a Scandal on His Majesty.
And Sir Henrie Yelverton (having Leave) explained
himself touching the said Speeches, and did make
his Defence unto the same Charge, which was very
long. Then he was withdrawn; and Ordered, That
he should be brought again To-morrow in the Afternoon, and at that Time to be proceeded against.
Message from House of Commons, concerning Floud.
Message from the Commons, by Sir Edward Coke and
That, at a Conference between a Sub-Committee
of both Houses, touching the Sentence in the House
of Commons against Edward Floud, it pleased the Lords
Sub-Committees of this House to retire themselves,
and to bring back with them a Writing, containing
a Protestation to be entered, by Consent of the House
of Commons; with this, That they could not approve
thereof until it were agreed upon by this House. The
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of
Commons, humbly desire to know whether the same
be approved of here and corroborated, or no.
The Lords, having first consulted among themselves,
"The Lords have approved, and they do approve
and corroborate, the same Protestation." (V. 12
The Clerk delivered them a Copy under his Hand.
Memorandum, That the Lords Agreed, That their
Assenting unto this Protestation of the Commons,
and Delivery of a Copy thereof to be entered with the
Commons, should not conclude their Lordships from
proceeding to censure the said Edward Floud.
Lord Steward's Privilege. Nonne discharged.
According to the Order of the 12th of this May,
John Nonne, Servant to the Lord Steward, was this
Day brought before the Lords, by Sir George Reynell,
Knight, Marshal of The Marshalsea; by virtue of a
Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa, returnable this Day;
and the said John Nonne, by Order of the Court, was
discharged out of his Imprisonment in The King's Bench;
and that Sir George Reynell be not dampnified for the
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini
Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 15m diem
instantis Maii, hora 2a post meridiem, Dominis sic