House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 1 November 1656

Pages 448-449

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Saturday, the 1st of November, 1656.


THE House being informed, That George Hill the Attorney, and William Raby the Bailiff, that arrested Mr. Throckmorton, were at the Door; they were brought in to the Bar:

And, being examined, Raby saith, He arrested Mr. Throckmorton by Mr. Hill's Direction: The Warrant bare Date the 2d of September; and he did not know then he was a Parliament-Man: But Mr. Throckmorton said, If it had been Parliament Time, he could not have arrested him, because he was chosen a Parliament-Man: And that Mr. Hill employed him; and saith, That, he believeth, Mr. Hill did not know then he was a Parliament-Man: But afterwards he told the said Raby, If any Damage come, it would fall on him. Hill saith, He did not know him to be a Parliament-Man; and, as soon as he did hear that the House had voted him his Privilege, he did offer him up the Bail-Bond: And he hath it, and nothing done on it; and did offer him what Damage he had sustained by the Arrest; and was sorry that it was done: Saith, that he was in Danger either to be liable to an Action of Escape, or under the Displeasure of the House; he chose rather to cast himself upon the Mercy of the House.

The Question being propounded, That the said George Hill, for the said Offence, be fined and imprisoned;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir John Trevor, Tellers for the Noes: 65.
Sir Gilbert Pickering, With the Noes,
Major-General Lilborne, Tellers for the Yeas: 62.
Mr. Robinson, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the said Hill and Raby be brought to the Bar, and there, kneeling, shall be rebuked for their Offence, and told the Danger of it, and required to make their Submission, and Declaration of their Sorrow for their Offence; and that they do give Satisfaction to Mr. Throckmorton for the Damage they have done to him.

And being brought to the Bar, and there kneeling, Mr. Speaker did pronounce the said Judgment accordingly.

That the said Hill and Raby did severally, upon their Knees, make an Acknowlegement of their Offence; and profess their Sorrow for it; and promised for the future not to do the like: And then were commanded to withdraw.

Resolved, That the said Hill and Raby be discharged of their Imprisonment, paying their Fees.

Masham's Estate.

Mr. Francis Bacon reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill for raising Portions, and making Provision for the younger Children of Wm. Masham Esquire, deceased: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

Resolved, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.

Small Debts.

An Act for Recovery of small Debts, and relieving of Persons in Cases of small Trespasses within their respective Counties was this Day read the Second time; and, the Question being put, that this Bill be rejected;

The House was divided.

The Yeas sat.

The Noes went forth.

Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Noes: 89.
Sir Edward Rhodes, With the Noes,
Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Yeas: 47.
Mr. Cromwell, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Bill was, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Hyland, Major-General Boteler, Judge Advocate Whaley, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Butler, Colonel Cock, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Moody, Mr. Carey, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Solicitor, General Disbrow, Colonel Wilton, Baron Parker, Colonel Edwards, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Bisse, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Pedley, Colonel Jo. Jones, Mr. Whitgrave, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Colonel Rous, Mr. Fotheringill, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Lord Deputy, Major Aston, Mr. Downing, Lord Broghill, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Sidenham, Lord Lambert, Mr. Sheild, Mr. Collins, Mr. Disbrow, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Attorney General, Sir John Hobart, Colonel Castle, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Crook, Colonel Clerk, Colonel Beamont, Captain Crofts, Mr. Brisco, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Wall, Colonel Hewson: And all that come, to have Voices: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.