Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 31st of March, 1653.
ROBERT Manning, Roger Filewood Serjeant at Mace, and Thomas Hermdon his Yeoman, being summoned to appear before this Committee, appeared: And Robert Manning affirmed, That Toby Manning, who was also summoned, was not able, by Infirmity, to appear. Roger Filewood confesseth, That he did enter an Action in Wood-street Compter, London, about the 9th of February last, against Sir Thomas Walsingham Knight, to answer Robert Manning and Toby Manning, in a Plea of Debt of Two hundred Pounds; upon which he arrested the said Sir Thomas the same Day, at Chancery-Lane End; and put him into a Coach; and carried him to the Mitre-Tavern, over-against the said Compter; and there kept him, till Bail was taken upon the said Action; although the said Sir Thomas did affirm himself to be a Parliament-Man, and claimed the Privilege of a Parliament-Man: And that he did enter the said Action, and make the said Arrest, without any Order from the said Robert Manning or Toby Manning.
Mr. Wm. Tibbs, saith, That Sir Thomas told the Serjeant in the Tavern, that he was a Parliament-Man, and claimed his Privilege as a Parliament-Man: And when Thomas Wright, the Clerk who took the Bail, came thither, Sir Thomas said the same; and the Clerk replied, He could not be discharged without Bail: And the said Clerk refusing Mr. Tibbes, without some other would join with him, Sir Thomas would have deposited Sixty Pounds, rather than be further troubled; but, upon his Advice of the Hazard in getting the Money again, he forbeared it: And the said Mr. Tibbs procured one Mr. John Farley to join with him; and thereupon the said Sir Thomas was bailed and discharged; and the said Action was nonsuited this Day.
Resolved, That the said Roger Filewood be discharged of executing the Place of a Serjeant at Mace in the City of London; and be incapable of bearing such Office or Place in London, or elsewhere in this Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the said Thomas Hermdon be discharged of executing the Place of Yeoman in the City of London; and be disabled, and made incapable of bearing such Office or Place in London, or elsewhere in this Commonwealth.
Probates of Wills, &c.
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||27.|
|Col. Fielder,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Wm. Masham,||Tellers for the Noes:||13.|
|Col. Marten,||With the Noes,|
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the Committee appointed to receive Reports from, the Persons appointed to consider if Inconveniences in the Proceedings in Law: And that the Committee do meet this Afternoon; and report with all Speed.
|Sir John Bourchier,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Col. Lister,||With the Noes,|
|Col. Downes,||Tellers for the Yeas:||15.|
|Mr. Oldsworth,||With the Yeas,|