Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 2 die Maii.
This Day the Counsel and Witnesses of the Lady Rosewell and Ellen Brisco Widow were heard, at this Bar, upon the Matter contained in the Bill to empower Sir John Drake Knight and others to make Sale of Lands, for Payment of the Portion of Ellen Briscoe Widow.
Lady Rosewell heard, concerning it.
Lodington, E. of Warwick's Servant, Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, and upon Oath made at this Bar, "That Thomas Lodington, a menial Servant to the Earl of Warwick, a Peer of this Kingdom (and owned by his Lordship to be so), was arrested, immediately upon the last Adjournment of the Parliament, at the Suit of Samuell Atkins Merchant, who not only encouraged the Keeper of the Prison of St. Katherin's to detain him, but promised to save him, and in case that the said Keeper should be laid by the Heels for the same, he would lie by him; and further, that the said Atkins did speak slighting Words of the Earl of Warwick, saying, That he would come to a Trial with his Lordship concerning his Privilege:"
To which Charge the said Samuell Atkins, by his Petition, confessed, "That he, being informed that the said Thomas Lodington was arrested upon several Actions, and that he was a Prisoner, did lay an Execution upon him for a Debt of Two Hundred and Three Pounds."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Lodington, being arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and detained in Prison by Neale, Keeper of the Prison at St. Katherine's, shall be forthwith released from his present Restraint; and that the further Consideration of the Criminal Part of this Business is referred to the Examination of the Committee of Privileges; before whom the said Neale, that first arrested the said Thomas Lodington, shall upon Summons appear before the said Lords Committees, to answer the said Offence; and afterwards their Lordships are to make Report to this House.