Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 4 die Junii:
Absent Lords excused.
THE Lord Chancellor excused the Absence of the Earl of Hertford, the Lord Bishop of Durbam, and the Lord Dacre, by reason of Sickness, wherewith they are all presently visited.
To punish the Abuses of the Sabbath.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterb. first of the Committees appointed to confer with certain of the Lower House, concerning a Bill, which the Lords had formerly received from them, for punishing of divers Abuses committed on the Sabbath Day, called Sunday, did now report unto the House, That the Committees of both Houses have this Morning met in the Painted Chamber; that, by the Committees of this House, some Things were shewed to be directly not well in the said Bill, and others which might therein be amended; to which when they expected some Answer or Satisfaction, on the other Side was alledged, that they had no Authority, or Warrant, to confer, but only to hear what should be said, which they would report unto their House; and thereupon the Lords Committees should hear further from them. And so his Lordship delivered back the said Bill into the House.
Memorandum, The Report last abovementioned, touching the Bill for punishing of divers Abuses committed on the Sabbath Day, called Sunday, was, by the Lords, ordered to be entered in the Journal Book of this House.
Lords Morley and Evre's Privilege.
Littletor and Clive arrested.
This Day Edward Taylor, a Constable, dwelling at Clerkenwell, and William Budd, Keeper of Newgate, were, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, brought before the Lords, to answer their Contempts, for that, as hath been informed, the said Taylor, by Colour of his Office, arrested William Littleton, Servant in ordinary to the Lord Morley, and Stephen Clyve, Servant to the Lord Evre, and carried them without Warrant to Newgate, where William Budd, Keeper of that Prison, abused them, by putting them into the Hole of the Prison; whereupon William Budd denying any Abuse by him committed in the keeping of the Parties while they were in Prison, and the Constable in his Excuse alledging that the said Littleton and Clyve did, in the Evening Time, break the Peace, and commit other Misdemeanors, for which he, according to his Oath, carried them to Newgate, being the Prison for that Place where the Offence was committed; forasmuch as it appeared to the Court, that the Matter had before this Time been examined by Mr. Nicholas Kempe, a Justice of Peace in Midd. it was therefore Ordered by the Lords, That the said Mr. Kempe shall have further Hearing of the Cause, and thereupon certify their Lordships the full and true State thereof, that further Order may be therein taken by this House, as shall appertain.
Privilege does not extend to a Breach of the Peace.
Memorandum, in the Case of Littleton and Clive abovementioned, the Lord Chancellor did in open Court declare and affirm, That no Privilege of Parliament doth protect any Man, in Case of Breach of the Peace.
Manor of Paineswick. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of a Decree in Chancery, made by the Consent of the Lord of the Manor of Paineswick, in the County of Gloucester, and the Customary Tenants of the same Manor.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 6m Junii, inter horam 9m et 10m.