28 Junii, 1624.
Lord Stafford's Privilege.
MEMORANDUM, That whereas James Gilberle,
Gentleman, Servant to the Right Honourable
the Lord Stafford, was arrested, by the Bailiffs of the
Liberty of Westm. on the Twelfth Day of June 1624,
at the Suit of one William Vaugham, alias Proswell, upon a
Writ out of the King's Bench, being the first Process,
and detained in Prison of The Gatehouse, contrary to the
Privileges of the Parliament, as appeareth by an Order
of the 28th of May last, which declares that the said
Privileges do begin with the Writ of Summons, and
continue for Twenty Days after the End of every Session of Parliament; and the said James Gilberte making his humble Petition to the Lord Keeper of the
Great Seal of England to be relieved therein, according
to the said Privileges, he the said Lord Keeper subscribed
the same, as followeth: videlicet,
"15 Junii, 1624.
"Let Vaugham and the Bailiffs discharge the Petitioner: otherwise, upon Affidavit of their Refusal, a
Serjeant at Arms is to go for them, and carry them to
the Prison of The Fleet, for infringing the Liberties
of the Lords of Parliament.
"J. L. C. S."
And the said Gilbert exhibited another Petition to
the Lord Keeper, shewing the Refusal of the said Vaugham to deliver him; and Affidavit thereof made, and
unto the said Petition annexed. The Lord Keeper subscribed the same as followeth: videlicet,
"25 Junii, 1624.
"Let a Corpus tum causa be awarded, and the Petitioner brought before me, together with Vaugham
and the Bailiffs that have arrested him.
"J. L. C. S."
And the said Gilbert Vaugham being brought before
his Lordship on the 28th of the said June, by virtue of
His Majesty's said Writ of Corpus cum causa, his Lordship delivered him out of the said Prison of The Gatebouse; for that it appeared unto his Lordship that he
the said Gilbert Vaugham, being Servant to the said
Right Honourable the Lord Stafford, was arrested within Twenty Days after the End of this last Session of
Parliament, contrary to the said Order of Parliament of
the 28th of May last.