Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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28 Junii, 1624.
Lord Stafford's Privilege.
MEMORANDUM, That whereas James Gilberle, Gentleman, Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Stafford, was arrested, by the Bailiffs of the Liberty of Westm. on the Twelfth Day of June 1624, at the Suit of one William Vaugham, alias Proswell, upon a Writ out of the King's Bench, being the first Process, and detained in Prison of The Gatehouse, contrary to the Privileges of the Parliament, as appeareth by an Order of the 28th of May last, which declares that the said Privileges do begin with the Writ of Summons, and continue for Twenty Days after the End of every Session of Parliament; and the said James Gilberte making his humble Petition to the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England to be relieved therein, according to the said Privileges, he the said Lord Keeper subscribed the same, as followeth: videlicet,
"Let Vaugham and the Bailiffs discharge the Petitioner: otherwise, upon Affidavit of their Refusal, a Serjeant at Arms is to go for them, and carry them to the Prison of The Fleet, for infringing the Liberties of the Lords of Parliament.
And the said Gilbert exhibited another Petition to the Lord Keeper, shewing the Refusal of the said Vaugham to deliver him; and Affidavit thereof made, and unto the said Petition annexed. The Lord Keeper subscribed the same as followeth: videlicet,
And the said Gilbert Vaugham being brought before his Lordship on the 28th of the said June, by virtue of His Majesty's said Writ of Corpus cum causa, his Lordship delivered him out of the said Prison of The Gatebouse; for that it appeared unto his Lordship that he the said Gilbert Vaugham, being Servant to the said Right Honourable the Lord Stafford, was arrested within Twenty Days after the End of this last Session of Parliament, contrary to the said Order of Parliament of the 28th of May last.