DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 16 die Maii,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina
subscribuntur, præsentes suerunt:
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p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lichs.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
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p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Mag. Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Senescallus Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundel et Surr.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolcie.
p. Comes Dorset.
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. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
p. Ds. Darce de Menel.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Wal.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Har.
Ds. Stanhope de Shelf.
p. Ds. Digby.
Sir John Bennet.
JURATI in causa Johannis Bennett, Militis:
Thomas Whorewood, Esq.
Sir Edward Scory, Knt.
Earl of Mountgomery's Privilege. Reymes's Arrest.
John Somwell, who arrested Reymes, Servant to the Earl of Mountgomery, was this Day brought
to the Bar, and committed to The Fleet, for his Contempt.
Free Trade in Welsh Cloths, &c.
vice lecta est Billa (auecque le Proviso annex.),
An Act for the free Trade and Traffick of Welsh
Cloths, Cottons, Frizes, Linens, and Plains, in and
through the Kingdom of England and Dominion of
Wales; and, being put to the Question, was Assented unto.
Cursing and Swearing.
vice lecta est Billa (auecque le Proviso annex.),
An Act to prevent prophane Cursing and Swearing; and, being put to the Question, was Assented
These Two Bills were sent back to the House of
Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Hitcham, Sir William Bird.
Message from the Commons.
Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Edward Coke and others:
That, where they received from the Lords a Copy
of a Protestation, which concerned the accommodating
of the Business of that wicked and wretched Man
Floud; they do approve it in all Things, without Addition or Alteration.
Sir Henry Yelverton.
Whereas, on the Fourteenth Day of this May, being
present at the Bar, was charged by Sir Randolph Crewe,
Knight, one of His Majesty's Serjeants at Law, and
Sir Thomas Coventrie, Knight, His Majesty's Attorney
General, That whereas the said Sir Henrie Yelverton,
Knight, in the Term of St. Michaell last past, for Breach
of Trust and Misdemeanour by him committed while
he was Attorney General to His Majesty, videlicet, for
drawing (without Warrant) a Charter unto the City
of London, tending as well to His Majesty's Disherior,
as to the Grievance and Oppression of the Subject,
was sentenced, by the Court of Star-chamber, to be a
Person unfit to exercise or hold the Office of Attorney
General, and was further adjudged to be imprisoned
in The Tower of London, and to pay a Fine of Four
Thousand Pounds to His Majesty, the said Sir Hen.
Yel. being, by Force of the said Sentence, imprisoned
in The Tower, and still liable to pay the said Fine, was,
upon the Eighteenth Day of April last past, brought
to the Bar of this High Court, and charged, upon
the Complaint of the Commons, with some Miscarriage concerning Two Patents, the one for the making
of Gold and Silver Thread, the other for the licensing
of Inns and Hosteries; and being required to make
Answer thereunto, as touching the Patent of Inns and
Hosteries, he said, That, if he deserved well of His
Majesty, (fn. *) it was in that Matter; and that the King
and Subject were more abused by that Patent than by
any other; and that he suffered at that Day for opposing that Patent, as he took it. And, having the
Favour of this High Court to be advised of his Answer until the Thirtieth of the same Month of April,
and coming then again to the Bar, the said Sir Hen.
Yel. made a long and large Answer to the Particulars
of his Charge, as touching those Patents; and, in that
his Answer, uttered divers Speeches, by which he attributed all the Effects of that Sentence, videlicet, his
Sufferings, his Hindrances, which he escorned to the
Value of Twenty Thousand Pounds, his Ruin, his
Overthrow, unto his Opposition against that Patent
of Inns and Hosteries, to the great Scandal of His
Majesty, in Point of Honour and Justice; and, in the
same his Answer, the said Sir Hen. Yelverton uttered
sundry other Words of Scandal, which, though directly
and immediately they pointed at the Lord Marquis
of Buck. Lord High Admiral of England, charging
his Lordship with Matter of Opposition against the
said Sir Hen. Yelverton, to his Hindrance, Ruin, and
Overthrow; yet, by a Consequence, the same Words
reached to His Majesty, and fastened a Scandal upon
His Highness, in tolerating and giving Way to those
Courses, supposed by the said Sir Hen. Yel. to be
injuriously wrought by the said Lord Marquis, glancing,
and in a sort resembling them, to the Actions of Hugh
Spencer, and comparing himself to Mordeebey; and,
after the said Charge fully opened and pressed by His
Majesty's said Counsel Learned, this Honourable Court,
having the Defence and Extenuations of the said Sir
Henrie Yelverton to the same; but, the Day being far
spent, their Lordships did forbear to proceed to any
Sentence or Judgement at that Time. And afterwards
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, upon the 15th of
May, after long and serious Deliberation and Conference, and upon due weighing of the Speeches and
Words spoken before their Lordships in this High Court
of Parliament, did, with one Assent, no Man disagreeing, Resolve, That the said Sir Hen. Yel. was worthy
to be censured by this Court, for Words spoken by
him in this House, which did touch the King in
Honour; and did then also Agree what Censure to
pass upon him for the same; but, the Day being far
spent, they proceeded not to Judgement at that Time,
but Ordered the said Sir Henrie Yelverton to be brought
to the Bar this Day, to hear the same; who being this
Day at the Bar, and the Lords being in their Robas,
the Lord Chief Justice pronounced the Judgement, in
bæc verba: videlicet,
Sir Henry Yelverton's with Judgement.
"The Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this High
Court of Parliament do Award and Adjudge:
"1. That he, the said Sir Henrie Yelverton, for his
Speeches uttered here in this Court, which do touch
the King's Majesty in Honour, shall be fined unto
the King's Majesty at Ten Thousand Merks.
"2. That he shall be imprisoned in The Tower,
during the King's Pleasure.
"3. That he shall make such Acknowledgment
of his Fault, and such Submission to His Majesty,
as shall be prescribed unto him by this Court; the
same to be made here, at the Bar, either in the
King's Presence, or in His Absence, at the King's
This Judgement being pronounced against the said
Sir Henrie Yelverton, for the said Speeches which touched His Majesty in Honour, and the Prisoner being
withdrawn; the Lords took into their Consideration
that the said Words, and many others spoken here in
this House, at the same Time, by the said Sir Henrie Yelverton, did directly tend to the Scandal of the Marquis
of Buck. Lord High Admiral of England; and therefore, by their Lordships Appointment, the said Sir
Henrie Yelverton was called in again, and brought to
the Bar, and was charged with the same scandalous
Speeches, by the said King's Serjeant and Attorney General; and whereas the greatest Matter of Averment,
on his Part, did depend on a Message, which he the
said Sir Henrie Yelverton affirmed was delivered him
by Mr. Thomas Emerson from Gyles Mompesson, the
Deposition of the said Mr. Emerson (taken here in
Court the Eighth Day of this May) was read by the
Clerk, wherein the said Thomas Emerson did, upon his
(fn. *) Oath, absolutely deny the said Message: and the
said Sir Henry Yelverton having Leave to speak for
himself, and being heard without Interruption, he did
not give the House any good Satisfaction for the
scandalous Speeches here by him uttered against the
said Lord Marquis of Buck. Wherefore (he being
withdrawn from the Bar, and the said Marquis also
withdrawing himself out of the Parliament Presence)
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal having long debated the Matter, their Lordships did Resolve, That the
said Sir Henry Yelverton was worthy to be censured,
for false and scandalous Words spoken by him in this
House, against the said Lord Marquis; and being
fully Agreed on their Censure for the same, the Lord
Marquis of Buckingham was called in; and, the
Prisoner being brought to the Bar, the Lord Chief
Justice pronounced the Judgement against him, in bæc
Sir Henry Yelverton's second Judgement.
"The Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this High
Court of Parliament do Adjudge and Award:
"1. That Sir Henry Yelverton, Knight, for his
false and scandalous Words, uttered in this High
Court of Parliament, against the Lord Marquis of
Buckingham, Lord High Admiral of England, shall
pay Five Thousand Merks unto the said Marquis.
"2. That he shall be imprisoned.
"3. That he shall make such Submission in this
Court to the said Lord Marquis, as this Court shall
This Judgement being given, it pleased the Lord
Marquis of Buck. freely to remit unto the said Sir
Henry Yelverton the said Five Thousand Merks; for
which the said Sir Henry Yelverton humbly thanked his
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury his Grace
moved, That the ignominious Speeches, complained
of to be spoken by Edward Floud, might be examined.
Whereupon the Examination thereof was committed
L. Archbp. of Cant.
E. of Southampton.
E. of Dorsett.
L. Bp. of Bangor.
Mr. Justice Winck,
Mr. Justice Dodridge,
|To attend the Lords.
To meet To-morrow Morning, near the Parliament Presence.
Message from the Commons. Bishop of Landaff accused.
Message from the Commons:
That it would please the Lords to call to their Remembrance the Complaint against the Lord Bishop of
Landaffe, for an Offence proved to the House of Commons by the Testimony of Randolph Damporte, and
divers Witnesses; wherefore the Commons demand
Judgement against him for the same.
The Lords have been busied with many Matters of
great Importance; but the Commons shall shortly hear
from them touching the said Complaint.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini
Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem craftinum, videlicet, 17m instantis
Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.