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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DIE Martis, videlicet, 15 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
MATHIAS Fowles recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Mille Libras.
Alphonsus Fowles, de Civitate Westm. in Comitatu Midd. recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Quingentas Libras.
Gulielmus Bennett, de Westm. prædicta, recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Quingentas Libras.
Johannes Sharpe, de Westm. prædicta, recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Quingentas Libras.
Condition, That Mathias Fowles shall appear here in Court, upon Two Days Warning in Writing left at the now House of the said Alphonsus Fowles, in St. James's Street (otherwise called Pettie France) in Westm.
Fowles released from Prison.
Whereupon the said Mathias Fowles was discharged out of the Prison of The Fleet.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. first of the Committee of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Explanation of a Branch of (fn. 1) a Statute, made in the Third Year of the King's Majesty's Reign of England, intituled, An Act for the better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants, brought in the said Bill; and reported, That the Committee thought the same fit to receive a Third Hearing in the House; whereupon,
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa eadem; and, being put to the Question, it was Assented unto.
Sir Henry Yelverton to be censured.
The Lords, being put in Mind of their Appointment Yesterday, to proceed against Sir Hen. Yelverton at this Time, it was put to the Question, Whether the said Sir Hen. Yelverton is worthy to be censured for Words spoken by him in this House, which touch the King's Honour; and generally Agreed unto by all, nemine dissentiente.
The Time being spent, and most of the Lords having not their Robes ready, as not expecting to give Sentence against Sir Hen. Yel. at this Day, they Agreed notwithstanding what Censure they will give against him: videlicet,
1. To be fined to the King's Majesty, at Ten Thousand Marks.
2. To be imprisoned in The Tower, during the King's Pleasure.
3. To make such Acknowledgment of his Fault and Submission to His Majesty, as shall be prescribed unto him by this Court; the same to be here at the Bar, either in the King's Presence or in His Absence, at the King's Pleasure.
The Lieutenant of The Tower had Warning given him by the Gentleman Usher (being so commanded by the House), to bring Sir Henrie Yelverton hither To-morrow Morning, by Nine of the Clock.
Causes of his Censure.
The Lords agreed to be here To-morrow Morning in their Robes, and to proceed to sentence Sir Henrie Yelverton:
1. For the Matter, touching the King's Honour.
2. For the Scandal of the Marquis of Buck. (Lord Admiral).
3. For the Matter complained against him by the Commons.
Memorandum, That the House agreed to move the King's Majesty, to mitigate Sir Henrie Yelverton's Fine. Whereupon the Prince his Highness offered to move His Majesty therein.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciatius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 16m instantis Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.