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 Jovis, 30 die Aprilis.
Ricar, Ld. Craven's Servant, Privilege.
And Thomas Cooke and Ralph Marshall did aver upon their Oaths, "That the said George James did know he was Servant to the Lord Craven before the Arrest; and that the said Richard Page did take Money of the said Ricar for arresting of him, after he knew he was the Lord Craven's Servant."
The said James asking Pardon for his said Offence; the Lord Craven made it his Request to the House, "That the said James and Page might be released without any further Punishment, having suffered already by their being so long in Custody."
James and Page released.
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That the said George James and Richard Page should have a Reprehension given them for these Offences, with an Admonition to take Heed how they do commit the like for the future.
Smith, Under Sheriff of Norfolk, brought to the Bar as a Delinquent.
Whereas Roger Smith, late Under Sheriff of the County of Norfolke, was this Day brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for refusing to execute a Judgement of this House, dated the 26th of February, 1661, concerning the Inhabitants of the Town of Laystoff and the Bailiffs of Yarmouth, which was now justified upon Oath by Sir Henry Bacon Baronet and Sir John Pettus Knight, who formerly did swear to the Truth of a Narrative presented to their Lordships, subscribed by several Justices of Peace and other Gentlemen of Quality of the Counties of Norff. and Suffolke, relating to the said Judgement, as also for scandalous Words spoken by the said Smith against the Honour and Dignity of this High Court: The said Smith, being asked what he could say for himself, made Answer, "That the Words were spoken but by Way of Argument and Discourse, with no Intention thereby to reflect upon this House, or any Member thereof:"
But their Lordships, not being satisfied with this Answer, upon Consideration thereof, did order, That the said Roger Smith do presently make his Submission, upon his Knees, at the Bar of this House, before their Lordships, in these Words following; videlicet,
Form of Submission to be made by him at the Bar, and in the County.
"I do humbly beg your Lordships Pardon, and express my hearty Sorrow, for not executing your Lordships Order, and for any unadvised Words uttered by me, which might have any Reflection upon your Lordships Judgement and Order, concerning the Matter in Difference betwixt the Towns of Laystoffe and Yarmouth."
And it is further ORDERED, That the said Roger Smith shall make the like Submission publicly, in the Face of the Country, upon the Place, and at the Time, appointed by this House for the Measurement to be made between the Inhabitants of Laystoffe and the Bailiffs of Great Yarmouth, according to a late Order of this House, dated the Thirteenth of this Instant April: And herein Obedience is to be given, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Then the said Roger Smith being brought again to the Bar as a Delinquent, the Lord Chancellor gave him a Reprehension, in the Name of the House; and he having read the Submission aforesaid, the Lord Chancellor told him, "He was to make the like Submission publicly, in the Face of the Country, upon the Place, and at the Time, appointed for the Measurement to be made."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting certain Lands of John Coppleston Gentleman in Sir Francis Vincent Knight and Baronet, Thomas Waldgrave Esquire, Charles Cornwallis Esquire, Thomas Westlake Gentleman, and their Heirs, to sell, for Payment of his Debts."
Message to H. C. with it.
E. of Kent's and Challoner's Bills.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Earl of Kent's Bill, and the Committee for Mr. Challoner's Bill, to which the Bishop of Oxon is added, do both meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.