Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 17 die Novembris.
Report concerning the Title of Lord de Grey of Ruthin.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Lords Committees for Privileges to whom was referred to consider of what Proceedings have been formerly in the House concerning the Title of Lord Grey of Ruthin, have perused the Proceedings in 1640 concerning the said Title; and have ordered him to report, That it is the Opinion of the Committee, that the Lord De Grey is rightly summoned to Parliament, as lineally descended from Reginauld Lord De Grey, who was summoned in Edward the Third's Time by the Title of Lord De Grey of Rutbin."
Awbrey versus Bradnox, in Error.
Coke versus Fountaine, Cross Appeal.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Edward Coke Esquire, an Infant, by the Lady Anne Coke his Mother and Guardian, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, and several other Things in the said Petition set forth; and praying, "That Andrew Fountaine and William Guavas may put in their Answers hereunto:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Andrew Fountaine and William Guavas may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer, or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday the 26th of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner or his Agent is to cause Notice to be given to the said Andrew Fountaine and William Guavas, to the End they answer accordingly.
E. Stamford brought to the Bar;
This Day being appointed for the Earl of Stamford to be brought to the Bar; the Proceedings and Indictment found against him at Hix' Hall, London, for High Treason, and returned hither by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Certiorari, were read.
He said, "he hath been straitly confined by Sixteen Weeks Imprisonment; and was not allowed the Liberty of Pen, Ink, or Paper, nor Friends to come to him; and knows not what more to say, till he knows his Charge."
to have Pen, Ink, and Paper.
Being called in again, the Lord Chancellor acquainted him, "That the House had given Order that he should have Liberty of Pen, Ink, and Paper, and Friends to come to him: That the House hath appointed this Day Sevennight for his Trial; and if he cannot be so soon ready, the House will consider fur ther of it."
Order for E. Stamford's Trial.
"ORDERED, That the Lieutenant of His Majesty's Tower of London do carry back Thomas Earl of Stamford to the said Tower of London, there to remain in safe Custody: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Earl of Stamford shall, during his Imprisonment there, have the Use of Pen, Ink, and Paper, and likewise the Liberty of Friends to come to his Lordship, in order to his Trial; which Trial their Lordships have ordered shall be in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the First Day of December next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Address for High Steward; and for Westm. Hall to be prepared.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White Staves now present do attend His Majesty from this House, humbly to desire His Majesty, in the Behalf of this House, That a Place may be prepared in Westminster Hall, wherein the House may sit for the Trial of the Earl of Stamford; and also humbly to desire His Majesty to give Order for a Commission for a Lord High Steward, in order to the Trial of the said Earl of Stamford."