DIE Jovis, 19 die Februarii,
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Earl of Lecester Privilege.
THIS Day William Wyse, Alexander Lapworth,
and William Westley, were brought to the Bar, to an
swer the Complaint of the Earl of Leicester against
them, for executing of a Commission, in a Cause between the Daughters of Sir Robert Dudley and the said
Earl, upon the Fourteenth Day of January last, which
was within the Privilege of Parliament, they knowing
that the Earl's Commissioners could not be there, and
yet proceeded, and slighted the Privilege of Parliament,
and, upon Examination of the Cause, it appeared, that
the chief Fault rested upon William Wise, and that he
had caused divers Copies of a Decree to be printed, and
delivered abroad in the Country; wherefore the said
William Wise was committed Prisoner to The Fleet, for
his Contempt of the Privilege of Parliament, and for
printing of the said Decree, and publishing the same,
and to was Ordered, That all Depositions taken by
Commission, awarded out of the Chancery last Mi
chaelmas Term, to examine Witnesses between the
Daughters of Sir Robert Dudley, Knight, and others,
Plaintifss, and Robert now Earl of Leicestre, and the
Lady Letticc Countess Dowager of Leicestre, and others,
Defendants, which was executed at Coventrye on the
Fourteenth Day of January last, shall be suppressed.
And the said Alexander Lapworth and William Westley
were discharged of their further Attendance.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning
Put to the Question, and Assented unto per plures.
Foreign No bility.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Delivery of the
Petition concerning Foreign Nobility unto His Majesty,
on Tuesday, the Seventeenth of this February, whereunto His Majesty answered to this Effect: videlicet,
"That the Matter was of weighty Consequence,
and, as their Lordships had spent some Days to prepare the same, so He would take some Time to consider of an Answer thereunto.
"That the Form of the Petition, and the Manner of
Delivery thereof, was such that He could not but interpret well of the Manner of their Lordships Proceeding; yet He must say that it is easier to prevent
an Inconvenience, then to redress it being hap
Bishops thanked for then Sermons.
The House gave Thanks unto the Bishops of Lincolne
and Exceter, for their Sermons preached Yesterday at
the Fast; and Ordered them to print then said Ser
E. of Oxford.
The Earl Marshal reported the Petition unto His Ma
jesty, concerning the Earl of Oxon, penned by the
Committee, which was read 1a et 2a
vice, and generally
Agreed unto; and Ordered to be ingrossed; which
followeth in bæc verba: videlicet,
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and Peers in
the Upper House of Parliament assembled.
Petition or the House to the King in Behalf of the E. of Oxford.
"We do, with all Faith and Duty, represent unto
Your Majesty the great Grief and Sense we have of
the commiserable Estate of the Earl of Oxon, who,
sitting amongst us as a Peer, and being of so Noble a
Blood, and ancient an Honour in this Kingdom, still
continued in the Name of Vere, as we think few Sub
jects in any Country do go bevond har, is left holly
denuded of any Estate, to support this Honour,
which his Ancestors and Predecessors have so nobly
sustuned, in the Service of Your Royal Predecessors,
Kings of this Realm, for so many Ages, and of this
Kingdom; which, as it is fallen out wholly by his
Misfortune, and no Fault of his own, so we hold
ourselves bound to give this Testimony of him unto
Your Majesty, that, ever since he hath been Earl,
we have observed him to be, both in Mind and Carriage, full of Honour and Worth; and, as we discern
much Ability in him to serve Your Majesty in the
general, so we are credibly informed, by those that
are very well able to judge, that he hath, both for his
Discretion and Courage, won himself the Reputation
of an excellent Commander in the Was where he
hath served, we shall the less need to represent unto
Your Majesty of how great Consequence it is, both
to Your own Service and that of the Publick, to preserve ancient Honour, especially when it is accompanied with Virtue, since Your Majesty's Care and
Readiness to do it in the general, and to this Nobleman in particular, hath given us Cause rather to thank
Your Majesty than refresh Your Memory; but it being an Office becoming none so fitly as us, he being
both a noble and well deserving Member of our Body,
as also the Precedents of former Times shewing that
our Predecessors have laudably done the like, upon
the like Occasions, we do become most humble and
earnest Suitors unto Your Majesty, that You will be
pleased not only to employ him in Your Service, before
others of meaner Birth and Merit, as Occasion shall
be offered, but to take it into Your serious and
Princely Care, to give some Beginning to the Establishment of him and his Family in some grounded
Estate in this Kingdom; it being no less worthy a
Work in Your Majesty to give unto this Noble Person
and his some fundamental Means of Subsistance and
Increase, than it was in Your Noble Progen tors to
raise them to what his Predecessors were, both in
Honour and Estate.
"And as Your Majesty will never place Your Goodness upon a Subject worthier every Way, so we hold
it for a constant Maxim, that (Virtue and Merit being
the only Means to attain Hereditary Honour at first)
it doth nearly concern Your Majesty and the whole
State to keep such Families as have attained it, in an
Honourable Means of upholding the same; and to
put it out of the Power of an unworthy Successor to
destroy the Foundation; those Persons who have both
the Honour of their Ancestors, and good Estates,
being doubly engaged to give a good and faithful Account to Your Majesty and the State of their Employment.
"So we pray that a flourishing and faithful Nobility, and all other Felicities, may ever attend Your Royal Throne".
These Lords were appointed by the House to deliver
the said Petition unto His Majesty, in all their Names
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
E. of Rutland.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Dorsett.
E. of Salisbury.
E. of Mulgrave.
L. Bp. of London.
|L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. Bp. of Co et Lich.
L. Bp. of Exceter.
And the Lord Chamberlain was appointed to move
His Majesty for a Time of Delivery of this Petition.
E. Pembroke Privilege Dunrich Arrest.
The Petition of Thomas Dudson, Under-Marshal of
the Marshalsea of The King's Bench, was read; shewing, That Edmond Donriche was committed by the Court
of The King's Bench; and he did but execute the Command of all the Judges in open Court, according to the
Duty of his Place, and according to his Oath.
That he is sorry for giving an Offence to this Honourable Assembly; and submitteth himself unto their Lordships Favour, praying to be discharged of his Imprisonment, and of the Cost, which he stands charged to
Ordered, To enter into Bond, to appear here next
Monday Morning (23 Febr.), et de die in diem, etc. and
then to have his Liberty in the mean Time; and these
Lords are appointed to examine the Costs and Charges
demanded of him by Dunriche: videlicet,
E. of Mulgrave.
L. Viscount Say et S.
L. Bp. of Co. and Lich.
|L. Bp. of Chester.
And it is also Ordered, The Parties undernamed to
appear before the Lords on Monday, the said 23d of
February, concerning the Complaint made of the Infringement of the Immunities belonging to the Stanneries; videlicet, Jo Keeling, Lewes Godfrey, Ambrose
Broughton, John Chomley.
Memorandum, The Lord Mohun made this Complaint,
and prayed these Parties might be warned to appear
here; which was granted.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, That, the Claim of
Precedency by the Lord Percy being referred to the
Lords Committees for Privileges, there happened a
Question, Whether the Son of an Earl, called by Writ,
ought to take Place in this House according to his Father's Barony.
Peers Eldest son called up by Writ Precedency.
After some Debate hereof, it was referred to the
Committee for Privileges to consider, whether, since the
Statute of 31st of Henry the Eighth, an Earl's Eldest
Son, called by Writ to his Father's ancient Barony, is
to take Place in the House according to his Father's
Barony or not; and so also of the Son of a Viscount;
and so also of the Son of a Baron, having Two Baronies:
And it was Agreed, That the said Committee shall proceed on Monday next, to determine the Precedency of
the two Baronies of Abergavenny and Percie, but not to
meddle with the other Matter referred unto them at that
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem proximum,
videlicet, diem Veneris, 20m diem instantis Februarii,
hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.