Die Martis, videlicet, 15 die Februarii.
Bp. of Durham and Bp. of Cov. and Lichfield bailed.
The House resolving Yesterday that the Twelve
Bishops should be bailed, if they could find such Security as this House would approve of; hereupon James
Maxwell, Esquire, Gentleman of the Black Rod, did,
in open House, undertake to the Use of the King,
Body for Body, That the Bishop of Durham and the
Bishop of Coventry and Litchfeild shall appear before the
Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight, being
the Day of their Trial. Upon this, the said Two Bishops
were released from their Restraint.
Book of Account of the Stores and Magazines of the Kingdom.
This Day a Book was delivered in by the Lord Chamberlain, which was presented to the Earl of Newport,
Master of the Ordnance, which Book contained an Account of the Stores and Magazines of the Kingdom;
and it is Ordered, That the said Book is referred to
the Consideration of the Committee appointed for the
Defence of the Kingdom.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem
hujus instantis diei, hora 2a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
E. of Bedford excused.
The Earl of Bedford was excused for his Absence
this Day, being sick.
Bp. of Bath and Wells bailed.
Sir Edward Fish, Baronet, and Sir Robert Filmer,
Knight, did undertake, Body for Body, That the Bishop
of Bath and Wells shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, on Friday come Sevennight; and in the mean
Time he is to be at Liberty.
Archbishop of York bailed.
Sir William Williams, Baronet, Thomas Leigh, Esquire,
and Rice Williams, did this Day undertake to this
House. Body for Body, That John Archbishop of Yorke
shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday
come Sevennight; and in the mean (fn. *) Time he is to be
Bp. of Gloucester bailed.
John Adderley, of South Mims, in the County of Midd.
Esquire, Owen Wynn, of The Inner Temple, of London,
Esquire, and Edward Goodman, of The Inner Temple,
Esquire, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That
Godfrey Bishop of Gloucester shall appear before the
Lords in Parliament upon Friday come Sevennight;
and in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of St. Asaph bailed.
Herny Williams, of Maes Castle, in Comitatu Carnarvon,
Armiger, Tho. Madryn, de Madryn, in Comitatu Carnavon, Armiger, and Thomas Owen, of The Inner Temple,
Esquire, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That
John Bishop of St. Asaph shall appear before the Lords
in Parliament on Friday next come Sevennight; in the
mean (fn. *) Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Landaph bailed.
Edward Lloyd, of Irod, in Comitatu Carmarthen,
Gentleman, Henry Baker, of Westm. Gentleman, did
this Day undertake, Body for Body, That Morgan
Bishop of Landaph shall appear before the Lords in
Parliament on Friday next come Sevennight; in the
mean (fn. *) Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Hereford bailed.
Marmaduke Royden, Esquire, did this Day undertake,
Body for Body, That the Bishop of Hereford shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come
Sevennight; in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Norwich bailed.
Edward Winniffe, of Brettenham, in Suffolk, Esquire,
and Thomas Baker, of the City of Winchester, Gentleman, did this (fn. *) Day undertake, That Joseph Bishop of
Norwich shall appear before the Lords in Parliament
on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean Time to
be at Liberty.
Bp. of Peterborough bailed.
Francis Connisby and John de Levall, Merchants, did
this Day undertake, Body for Body, That John Bishop
of Peterborough shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight; in the mean Time
to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Oxford bailed.
John Whistler, Recorder of the City of Oxon, and
Phanuell Mathewes, One of His Majesty's Servants,
did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That the
Bishop of Oxon shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean
(fn. *) Time to be at Liberty.
Watkins, Searcher of London's Petition.
Upon reading of the Petition of Edward Watkins,
Esquire, His Majesty's Chief Searcher in the Port of
London; it is Ordered, That the said Petition is hereby
referred to the Committees for Petitions, or any Three
of them, who are to meet upon the said Petition on
Saturday next, being the 19th of this Instant February,
by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted
Chamber; and, in the mean Time, the Lord Keeper of
the Great Seal is desired by this House to forbear sealing of the Patent for the Reversion of his Place.
Bill for exempting Four Counties from the Marches of Wales.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the exempting of Four Counties out of the Jurisdiction of the
Marches of Wales shall be heard openly in this House,
at the Bar, on this Day Month; and that all Parties
herein (fn. †) concerned are to have their Right.
Francis Greene for Words against the Protestant Religion sent for.
Upon Information made to this House, "That one
Francis Greene, a professed Roman Catholic in Cambridge, hath spoken some dangerous and scandalous
Words of the Protestant Religion;" it is Ordered,
That he shall be sent for, by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, to answer the same before this
Sir Lewis Diyes to be examined.
Sir Lewis Dyves this Day appearing, according to
the Order of this House; it is Ordered, That the
Lords Committees shall meet with the Committee of
the House of Commons, and examine him concerning
the Letters that were sent to him from the Lord
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Robert Rich and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. about it.
To let the House of Commons know, that Sir Lewis
Dyves is come, according to the Order of this House,
and is ready to be examined.
Cooper and Wilgress.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this
House, his Deputy or Deputies, shall attach, or cause
to be attached, and brought before the Lords in Parliament, the Bodies of John Cooper and Daniell Wilgric,
to answer their high Contempt, for disobeying an Order made by this House, as appeared by Affidavits
read this Day in the House.
Committee to prepare a Bill concerning Wines.
Lords Committees appointed by this House to consider of Heads for a new Bill against Sophistication of
Mr. Justice Reeves,
Mr. Justice Foster,
Mr. Justice Heath,
Ds. St. Johns.
Any Three of their Lordships to meet on Monday
next, at Three a Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Painted Chamber; and afterwards shall have
Power to adjourn themselves as they shall see
L. Keeper's Chaplain to read Prayers.
Ordered, That the Chaplain of the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, for the Time being, shall attend from Time to Time, to say Prayers before the
Lords in Parliament; and, in his Absence, the Lord
Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, shall appoint some other
to do that Service.
The Messengers (fn. *) return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That their Committee will be ready to meet with
the Committee of Lords, for Examination of Sir Lewis
Certificate of Defects of the Stores in the Office of Ordnance.
The Book which was delivered into this House by
the Lord Chamberlain, from the Earl of Newport, presented to his Lordship from the Officers of the Ordnance, being a Certificate of the Defects of the Stores,
was read; and then it was sent, by Serjeant Ayliff and
Serjeant Glanvile, to the House of Commons, with
The Messengers returned with this Answer:
Sent to the H. C.
That they have delivered the said Book to the House
Examinations in Captain Appleton's Business.
Mr. Justice Foster reported the Examination of the
Business concerning Captain Appleton.
E. of Denbigh Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Denbigh hath Leave to be absent from
this House for a few Days.
Inigo Jones's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause of Inigo Jones, depending now before the Lords in Parliament, upon a Charge
brought up from the House of Commons against him,
shall be heard at this (fn. *) Bar on Friday the 25th of this
Instant February; and all Parties interested therein are
to have Notice, and attend the Hearing accordingly.
Message from the H. C. with the Ordinance for the Militia, with an Amendment.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pierpointe; who brought up the Ordinance of Parliament concerning the Militia of this Kingdom, with an Amendment, desiring this House to join
with the House of Commons therein; which being read
and considered of, it is Ordered, That this House
agrees fully with the House of Commons in the said
Ordinance, with the Amendment.
L. Keeper, Leave to be absent Tomorrow.
The Lord Keeper desired Leave of the House to be
absent To-morrow, in regard of his ill Health; and the
House dispensed with his Absence To-morrow, and appointed that the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
shall sit Speaker To-morrow.
Next, divers Gentlemen of the County of Yorke were
admitted in, who delivered a Petition to this House;
which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet;
Petition of Yorkshire.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers,
now in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Knights, Gentlemen, Citizens, and other Inhabitants, within the County
and City of Yorke,
"That the Blood of our Brethren, spilt in most
human Sort by the barbarous Rebels in Ireland,
cries loud to Heaven for Justice and Vengeance; that
hindering Supplies to support the small Remainder of
those which yet remain unslaughtered, hath rendered
the former untainted Honour of this Nation an Object of Scorn and Obloquy; that protracting the Redress
of many pressing Evils, and deferring the hopeful Remedies of threatening Dangers, enforceth the whole
Kingdom to groan and tremble, under a fearful Apprehension of succeeding Mischiefs and Calamities.
"We do therefore humbly and earnestly desire that it would please this Honourable
House, with all Readiness and good Affection, to unite their Wills and Endeavours
with the House of Commons, who have hitherto with unwearied Patience contributed
their Parts to the universal Good and Safety of all His Majesty's Dominions, that so
the Realm of Ireland may be speedily and
effectually relieved, the Honour of this
Kingdom (by God's Blessing and Favour)
redeemed, illegal Pressures removed, malicious Delinquents punished, and imminent
Dangers (by putting the Land into a Posture of Defence, fully disarming and securing the Papists, intrusting Places (fn. *) in
confident Hands) lessened; that, as your
high Birth and eminent Titles do rightfully
claim due Honour and Respect, so your
Alacrity and ready Care to co-operate for
the General Security, both from Foreign
and Domestic Enemies, may justly challenge that we should heartily pray, &c.
Thanks given to the Petitioners.
The Gentlemen were called in, and had Thanks given
them for the Expressions of their Care of the Protestants
in Ireland, and of the Public; and were told, "That
their Lordships will take their Petition into speedy
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
videlicet, 16m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.