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 Mercurii, 27 die Maii.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Bruce and others; who brought up a Bill, passed by the House of Commons, for confirming the Conveyances made, or mentioned to be made, in Pursuance of the Award by the King's Majesty, for composing the Differences between John Lord Marquis of Winchester and his Eldest Son Charles Lord St. John, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Sir Al. Zouch versus Redingfield.
Upon the Report of the Earl of Dorsett, made this Day from the Committee of Petitions, upon the Petition of Sir Allan Zouch and Dame Katherine his Wife, Plaintiffs, against Anne Bedingfeild Defendant, concerning a Decree in Chancery, which the Committee thought worthy of the Consideration of this House:
It is ORDERED, That both Parties shall be heard, at this Bar, by their Counsel and Witnesses, on Wednesday the Third Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning; at which Time the Parties concerned are to attend the said Hearing accordingly.
Cooke & al. in Custody for arresting Chamberlen L. Holles's Serv. released.
The House resuming the Consideration of the Petition of George Cooke, Danyell Higgeson, John Kempe, John Kendall, and Hugh Whight, presented to this House on Monday last, wherein they express their hearty Sorrow for their Offences committed against the Honour of this House, the Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, and in particular the Injury done to the Lord Holles, in arresting his menial Servant, and speaking unfitting Words of his Lordship; their Lordships were considering what further exemplary Punishment to inflict upon the said Offenders.
But upon the earnest Desire and Mediation of the Lord Holles, acquainting the House, "That the said Delinquents had been with, and sent often to, his Lordship, and have submitted themselves to him, and that the Bonds and Judgement unduly obtained from his Servant were delivered up;" the House inclined to shew them Mercy.
The said Cooke, Kendall, Higgeson, Kempe, and Whight, were hereupon brought to this Bar; and the Lord Chancellor, by the Direction of the House, told them, "That this House was resolved to have inflicted severe Punishment upon them, for their high Contempt to the Honour and Dignity of this House, and their Breach of the Privileges of Parliament, in arresting the menial Servant of the Lord Holles; but, upon his Lordship's earnest Desire and Mediation on their Behalf, the Lords have shewed this Mercy, as to remit unto them any further Punishment for their said Offences; with this Admonition, That they should be more careful for the future, not to do or speak any Thing against the Honour of this House, or any Member thereof, and not to break the Privileges of Parliament."