DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 28 die Aprilis,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bath. et W.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
|p. Epus. Lincolne, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
Comes Midd. Magnus Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevill, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
Comes Wigorn, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Buck. Mag. Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ.
Comes Cantabr. Senesc. Hospitii.
Comes Pembroc, Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Vicecomes Rochford.
p. Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Morley et Mont.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
Ds. Darcy de M.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. St. John de Bl.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Grey de Groby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
Ds. Arundell de W.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Mountague.
Ds. Cary de Lep.
Ds. Grey de W.
L. Treasurer's Cause.
THE Witnesses, whom the Lord Treasurer desired
to be examined on his Behalf, (fn. *) attended without; being
warned to be here for that Purpose, upon his Lordship's
Petition; and the House causing the Usher to go forth
and enquire whether any from the Lord Treasurer attended with Interrogatories to be exhibited by his Lordship, according to the Order made Yesterday, and being
certified that none attended; their Lordships Agreed (for
the gaining of Time), To swear the said Witnesses notwithstanding, to answer unto such Questions as shall be
demanded of them by the House, or by any Committee
appointed by the House, upon such Interrogatories as
shall be allowed of by their Lordships.
And these under-written were (fn. †) sworn ccordingly: videlicet,
Witnesses for him.
Jurati pro Domino Thesaurario, ex parte sua:
Sir Benjamyn Rudierd.
Sir Edward Wardour.
Sir Miles Fletewood.
Sir Walter Pye.
Sir Phillip Cary.
|Sir John Wolstenholm.
Sir Nicholas Fortescue.
Sir Arthur Ingram.
And the Witnesses tarried without, expecting to be examined, until long after that the Lord Treasurer had sent
a Petition to their Lordships, but no Interrogatories; and
then they were dismissed, divers of them being of the
House of Commons, and divers of them being Officers
in the Court of Wards.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Usury;
and committed to the
E. of Lincoln.
L. Viscount Rochford.
L. Bp. of Bath et W.
L. Bp. of Bangor.
L. St. John of Bl.
|Lord Chief Justice,
Mr. Serjeant Crewe,
Mr. Attorney General
|To attend the Lords.,
To meet presently, in the Little Committee Chamber.
Assurance of Sir Henry James's Lands to Lumley, Woodrosse and Cropley.
The Names of the Lords Committees on the Bill concerning the Lands of Sir Henry James, Knight, attainted
of a Premunire, etc. were read; and the Earl of Oxon,
Lord Berkley, and Lord Grey of Groby, added; and then
their Lordships withdrew themselves into the Painted
So also the Lord Bishop of Sarum, the Lord Danvers,
and the Lord Mountague, were added to the Committees
on the Bill concerning Ralph Starkey; and their Lordships withdrew themselves into the Lord Keeper's
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported the Bill concerning the Lands of Sir Henry James, Knight, etc. fit
to pass, with Amendments, and one Proviso.
The Lord President reported the Bill against Usury
fit to pass, without any Amendment.
vice lecta est Billa eadem, An Act against
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. moved, That the
Judges might consider whether this Bill did not tacitly
allow of Usury to be taken (which is against the Word
of God), for that it might then be a Scandal to our Religion.
And, upon the Judges Report, That the Bill might
be doubtfully interpreted in that Sense, the Lords
thought fit that a Proviso should be added to the said
Proviso added to it.
The Lord Keeper and Lord President penned the said
Proviso; which, being read Twice, was presently ingrossed, and fixed to the Bill, and read the Third Time.
Then the Bill, with the Proviso, was put to the
Question, and generally Assented unto.
The Petition of the Lord Treasurer (exhibited this
Afternoon) was read, in hæc verba:
"To the Right Honourable Assembly of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, in the Higher House of
"The humble Petition of the Earl of Midd.
Lord Treasurer of England.
"Most humbly shewing,
Ld. Treasurer's Petition.
"That, according to your Lordships Direction in
Answer to his Petition humbly presented Yesterday,
he hath appointed the Witnesses then named to attend the most Honourable House this Afternoon, to
be sworn to answer such Interrogatories as on his Behalf shall be exhibited.
"But whereas your Lordships did further direct that
the said Interrogatories should be presented this Afternoon, he most humbly desires your Lordships to be
truly informed, that, having neglected no Time,
since he received his Charge, to prepare his Answer,
he finds the Matters objected so many, and of so divers
Natures, that he cannot yet possibly finish the same in such
perfect and particular Manner as he ought and desires
to do, for your Lordships best Satisfaction, and the
clearing the Matters laid to his Charge in all Points.
"And therefore, his Answer being not yet ready,
whereupon both the Interrogatories themselves must
properly be grounded; and without which your Lordships Judgements of the Pertinency of the Interrogatories cannot be rightly informed; he humbly beseecheth your Lordships to respite those Interrogatories,
which, as soon as his Answer is finished, he shall forward with all possible Speed.
"And he doth once again humbly propound to the
Consideration of this most Honourable House (because therein your Lordships have not been pleased
to give Answer upon his former Petition), whether
your Lordships will not, in your Noble Justice, permit
him to have Copies of the Depositions taken, and to
be taken, in this Cause, on both Sides; without
which he shall be utterly disabled to make that just
Defence, which a Cause of this Importance to him
doth of Necessity require.
The Lords, upon the reading of this Petition, did all
Agree, That it is against the Order of this Court (as
well as of all other Courts) that a Delinquent should
have Copies of the Examinations before be answers.
And the Lords appointed the former Committee to
consider of an Answer to be made unto the Petition
the Lord Archbishop of Cant. and the Earl of Oxon
being added, which was reported to the House by the
Lord President, and afterwards read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Answer to Ld. Treasurer's Petition.
The Lords expected to have been obeyed, and not
to have been directed; and hold it for a Disrespect unto
the House, that Witnesses should be sent and sworn,
and no Interrogatories to be sent whereupon to examine them, as was required.
"The Copies of Depositions already taken for Proof
of the Charge was not directly prayed in the former
Petition; therefore it was not precisely answered.
But it is so unfit a Desire, as the Lords think the
Petitioner ill advised to make such a Request.
"And, according to the former Order of the House,
the Lords expect his Lordship's Appearance To-morrow Morning, and to hear such Answer as he shall
This Answer being read Twice, and approved of by
all their Lordships, a Copy thereof, signed by the
Clerk, was delivered unto Nicholas Younge, who brought
the Petition from the Lord Treasurer.
Manors of Stepney and Hackney.
Though the Day was far spent, yet, upon a Motion
unto the House, the Bill concerning the Copyholders of
Stepney and Hackney was read, for that it concerned the
Lord Wentworth, a Member of this House.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation
of the Copyhold Estates and Customs of divers Copyholders of the Manors of Stepney and Hackney, according to certain Indentures of Agreement, and a Decree
in the High Court of Chancery, made between the
Lord of the said Manors and the Copyholders.
And committed unto the
E. of Oxon.
L. Viscount Rochford.
L. Bp. of St. David's.
L. Bp. of Bristol.
L. St. John de Bl.
Mr. Serjeant Davis to attend the Lords:
To meet on Monday next, the 3d of May, at Eight,
in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 29m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona, Dominis