Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 3 die Decembris.
Votes from H. C. against the Canary Company Patent.
This Day being appointed to hear all Persons concerned in the Patent granted by the King to the Canary Company, but there being only Counsel appeared for the Patentees; the House took into Consideration what Course should be taken for proceeding herein, as this Business is brought from the House of Commons.
Then the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee of the whole House, having considered of the Votes brought from the House of Commons concerning the Patent granted by His Majesty to the Canary Company, are of Opinion, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider what Precedents have been formerly of this or the like Nature, and report the same to this House."
Count. of Huntingdon, Privilege: Brookes, her Servant, arrested.
Upon reading the Petition of Lucy Countess Dowager of Huntington, a Peeress of this Realm; and also upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by Job Brookes, Bailiff and Tenant to the said Countess, "That George Blagrave, of Derby, Yeoman, hath commenced a Suit at Law against him the said Job Brookes, for Lands belonging to the Inheritance of Theophilus now Earl of Huntington, and hath caused the said Job Brookes (whom he knew to be a menial Servant to the said Countess of Huntington) to be arrested, and also caused Thomas Benskin an Attorney to bring an Ejectment against the said Brookes, and hath entered and taken Possession of some of the Lands of the said Countess (sitting the Parliament);" all which being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
Blagrave and Benskin sent for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said George Blagrave and Thomas Benskin, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.