House of Lords Journal Volume 4
30 December 1640

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 30 December 1640', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 4: 1629-42 (1767-1830), pp. 119. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35486 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 30 die Decembris.

PRAYERS.

Bp. of Rochester Leave to speak with the Archbp. of Canterbury. Serjeant Finch to speak with the E. of Strafford.

The Lord Bishop of Rochester had Leave granted him speak with the Archbishop of Cant.

Mr. Serjeant Finch had Leave granted him to speak with the Earl of Strafford.

Bp. of Bath and Wells's bail.

Memorandum, That this Day the Lord Bishop of Rochester appeared in Court, and consented to be joined with the rest of the Lords the Bishops in a Recognizance of Ten Thousand Pounds, as Security for the Lord Bishop of Bath and Welles; with Condition that he shall appear, and be present at the Judgement of Parliament against him; and did acknowledge a Recognizance to the same Effect; and accordingly his Name is inserted in the Recognizance entered into by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Bishop of Gloucester, and the Bishop of Oxon Yesterday.

Sir John Bramston bailed.

Johannes Bramston, Miles, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Domini Regis, Gulielmus Palmer, Armiger, de Hill, in Comitatu Bedford, et Tho. Dyke, Armiger, de Waldron, in Comitatu Sussex, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, etc.

The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That, if Sir John Brampston, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, shall appear Personally here before the Lords in Parliament, and be present at the Judgement of Parliament against him, if any shall be; then this Recognizance to be void, else to remain in Force.

Lord Chief Baron to put in sufficient Bail.

The Lord Chief Baron Davenport tendering such Bail as their Lordships disliked, they did Order, That he put in sufficient Bail this Day Sevennight; videlicet, the 6th of January next; in the mean Time, his Old Recognizance to remain in Force.

Baron Trevor bailed.

Thomas Trevor, Miles, unus Baronum Scaccarii, Johannes Trevor, Miles, Tho. Trevor, Esquire, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Decent Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, &c.

The Condition of this Recognizance is of the same Tenor as the Lord Chief Justice Bramston's is.

Judge Barckley bailed.

Robertus Barckley, Miles, unus Justiciariorum Banci Regis, Robertus Heath, Miles, Serviens ad Legem Domini Regis, Johannes Lentall, Miles, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, &c.

The Condition of this Recognizance is the same as the aforesaid.

Judge Crawley bailed.

Franciscus Crawly, Miles, unus Justiciariorum Communis Banci, Franciscus Crawly, Armiger, Christopher Rotheram, Esquire, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, etc.

The Condition of this Recognizance is the same as the aforesaid Conditions.

Baron Weston bailed.

Richardus Weston, Miles, unus Baronum Scaccarii, Edwardus Littleton de Pileton hall, in Comitatu Stafford, Miles, et Ricardus Weston, de Interiore Templo, Londini, Armiger, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi Decem Mille Libras, levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum, ad usum Domini Regis, etc.

The Condition of this Recognizance is the same as the aforesaid Conditions.

Ordered, That all the old Recognizances of the Judges are vacated, except the Lord Chief Baron's.

Mr. Longuevile versus E. of Kent, touching the Baronies of Hastings and Ruthin.

This Day the Counsel of Mr. Longevile was heard at Bar, and gave an Answer to what was Yesterday argued by Serjeant Rowles; and craved Judgement for Mr. Longevile, for the Titles of the Baronies of Ruthin and Hastings.

Hereupon it was Ordered by the House, That, upon Monday come Sevennight, this Business shall come to Judgement before their Lordships; and, in the mean Time, the Counsel to deliver in to this House, with all convenient Speed, such Precedents and Records as have been urged on both Sides; and to be left here, that their Lordships may have Resort unto them as Occasion serves; and that all such Lords as please shall have Briefs delivered unto them, of the whole State of the Cause from both Sides.

Turner discharged out of Prison.

It was reported from the Lords Committees for Abuse in Imprisonments, etc. That they have considered of the Petition of John Turner, a Prisoner in the Common Gaol of The Gatehouse in Westminster, having a Wife and Three small Children, etc. hath been imprisoned in several Prisons more than Thirteen Years, especially Fifteen Weeks close Imprisonment in the Bishop's Prison, for refusing to take the Oath ex Officio, where he was put in a close Room, with a Window over a Sink-hole, with the Stink whereof he was ready to be poisoned, and gave him no Sustenance, nor suffered his Friends to come unto him: Hereupon the Lords Committees have thought fit, That the said John Turner be forthwith discharged out of Prison, by Order of this House; which accordingly was Ordered.

Adjourn.

Dominus Capitalis Justicarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Magni Sigilli, declaravit pr├Žsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 31m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.