DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 20 die Maii,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Durham.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Co. et Lich.
Epus. Bath. et W.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Gloucestren.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Grey de G.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Grey de W.
p. Thomas Coventrey, Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
p. Comes Marleborough, Mag. Thesaurar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Manchester, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
Comes Wigorn, Ds. Cust. Privati Sigilli, et Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Dux Buckingham, Mag. Admirallus Angliæ.
Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ.
Comes Pembroc, Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Oxon.
p. Comes Kantii.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgewater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantaber.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Angles.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bolingbrooke.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Berk.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mulgrave.
p. Comes Monmouth.
p. Vicecomes Maunsfeild.
p. Vicecomes Rochford.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
p. Ds. Conway, Prin. Sec.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Percy.
p. Ds. Delawarr.
p. Ds. Berkley.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Stourton.
p. Ds. Vaux.
p. Ds. Mordant.
Ds. St. John de Ba.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
Ld. Chamberlain excused.
THE Lord Chamberlain excused.
Martin et Ux. versus Blakiston in Error.
It was this Day Ordered, at the Petition of Roger
Martine, of Long Melford, in the County of Suss.
Gentleman, and Ann his Wife, That a Writ of Scire
facias shall be awarded, out of the Office of the Petty
bag in the Chancery, to be directed to the Lord Bishop
of Durham, to give Warning to Marmaduke Blakiston,
Clerk, returnable the 14th Day of June next, ad andiendum quosdam Errores in Recordo et Processu, ac etiam
in Redditione Judicii, Loquelæ quæ fuerunt in Curia Domini
Regis nunc, coram ipso Rege, inter ipsos Rogerum et Annam
et prædictum Marmaducum, in Placito Debiti super Recognitione, et ad faciendum et recipiendum quod Curia Parliamenti Domini Regis considerabit super Præmissis.
His Majesty's Answer unto the Petition of the
House, concerning the Earl of Arundell, on the 19th
of this May, at Whithall: videlicet,
His Majesty's Answer to the Petition of the House, on Behalf of the E. of Arundel.
"I see that, in your Petition, you acknowledge Me
a King of as much Goodness as ever was; for which
I thank you; and I will endeavour, by the Grace of
God, never to deserve other. But in this I observe
you contradict yourselves; for, if you believe Me
to be such as you say, I am (fn. *) sure you have no Reason to mistrust the Sincerity of My Promises; for
whereas, upon often Petitions made by you to
Me concerning this Business, I have promised to give
you full Answer with all convenient Speed; by than
again importuning of Me, you seem to distrust My
former Promises. But it may be said there is an
emergent Cause, for that I have delivered a Member
of the House of Commons. In this, My Lords, by
your Favours, you are mistaken; for the Causes do
no Ways agree, for that he that was committed of
the House of Commons was committed for Words
spoken before both Houses; which being such as I
had just Cause to commit him, yet because I found
that they might be Words only misplaced, and not ill
meant, and were so conceived by many honest Men,
I was content, upon this Interpretation, to release
him, without any Suit from the Lower House; whereas My Lord of Arundell's Fault was directly against
Myself, having no Relation to the Parliament; yet,
because I see you are so impatient, I will make you
a fuller Answer than yet I have done; not doubting
but you will rest contented with that.
"It is true, I committed him for a Cause which most
of you know; and, though it had been no more, I
had Reason to do it. Yet, My Lords, I assure you,
I have Things of far greater Importance to lay to his
Charge, which you must excuse Me to tell you at this
Time, because it is not yet ripe; and it would much
prejudice My Service to do it. And this, by the
Word of a King, I do not speak out of a Desire to
delay you; but, as soon as it is possible, you shall
know the Cause; which is such as I know you will not
judge to be any Breach of your Privilege; for, My
Lords, by this I do not mean to shew the Power of
a King, by diminishing of your Privileges."
This being read again;
Committee for Privileges.
It was Ordered, The Committees for Privileges to
meet on Monday next, at Two in the Afternoon, and to
consider how further to proceed with dutiful Respect to
His Majesty; and yet so as may be for Preservation of
the Privileges of the Peers of this Land, and the Liberties of the House of Parliament.
Dyed and Dressed Cloths.
The Earl of Westm'land reported the Bill for venting
of Dyed and Dressed Cloths fit to pass, without any
Alteration. But the Merchants of the Turkey Company
had desired a Proviso to be added for them. Their Petition to that Purpose was read, and the Bill re-committed to the former Committee, with Addition of these
Lords: videlicet, *
Newcastle Coal-trade to be secured.
The House being moved to consider of the maintaining of Eight Ships and Two Pinnaces to secure the
Ships of Newcastle; and a Provision made by the Lord
Admiral that (among other Things) the Measure of
Sea-coals in London, which the City now claimeth, and
(as was affirmed) did heretofore anciently belong unto
the Admiralty, might be converted to that Purpose,
in Case the Right thereof belongs to the Admiralty;
The Consideration hereof was referred to the Lords
Committees for Defence and Safety of the Kingdom;
and the City is to have Notice thereof, and to shew their
Right unto the same.
The House was also moved to consider of the Contribution to be paid to Denginesse, out of which an Allowance might be made for the said Eight Ships and Two
Pinnaces; and yet the same Sufficiently maintained.
Building large Ships.
And also to consider of Five Shillings on the Ton to
be allowed by His Majesty (as heretofore), towards the
Building of every Ship of above an Hundred Ton as it
may be settled again in such Sort as formerly it was, to
encourage the Subjects to build Ships of the bigger
Burthen; and that they might be ordered to build those
Ships in such Manner as there might be Use made of
them in Time of War.
And also to consider of the Building of Ships so as
they may be fit for Pursuit as well as for Burthen; and
the Ship-wrights to be called for that Purpose.
Committee for Safety and Defence of the Kingdom.
All which was referred to the Consideration of the
Lords Committees for Defence and Safety of the Kingdom.
And these Lords were added to the said Committee;
videlicet, Earl of Devon, Lord Viscount Wimbleton, and
the Lord Conway.
To meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Sir Francis Browne's Privilege.
This Day Sir Francis Browne was brought before the
Lords, by virtue of the Habeas corpus cum causa granted
The Writ and Return being read; the Creditor
Jervis Gore (who appeared also) denied Sir Francis to be
a Privileged Man at the Time of the Arrest; but it was
affirmed by some of the Lords to the contrary; and that
he was then Servant to the late King. It appeared also
that the said Sir Francis was arrested on the 16th Day of
February 1624, on which Day that Parliament was prorogued.
Ordered, The said Sir Francis Browne to be remanded to The Fleet, and to be brought again by Habeas corpus before the Lords Committees for Privileges,
etc. on Monday next, at Two after Dinner; and their
Lordships to consider of his Enlargement. And for
that the said Jervis Goore gave very contemptuous
Speeches of their Lordships Order for him to appear
here, when it was shewn him (as was affirmed this Day,
upon the Oath of Francis Weston), he the said Jervis
Gore was committed to The Fleet, during the Pleasure of
Momorandum, That, upon the Reading of the Names
of the Lords Sub-committees for Privileges, etc. and to
peruse and perfect the Journal Book;
Every Order to be read, before it is entered.
It was this Day Ordered, The Clerk to read every
Order first in the House, before it be entered.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ,
22m diem instantis Maii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.