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 Veneris, videlicet, 1 die Junii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Carolus Princeps Walliæ.
Report concerning Sir John Kennedy's Cabinet, 800£.
THE Lord Chief Justice reported, That he and Mr. Justice Chamberlyne (according to the Order of 18th of May) had taken the Examination of Isaac Sutton, of whom Sir John Kynnedy had bought the rich Cabinet, now remaining in the Custody of the Clerk; the which Examination was read; whereby it appeared that the said Sir John Kynnedy alone was bound unto the said Isaac Sutton for the Payment of Eight Hundred Pounds for the said Cabinet.
The Petition of Nicholas Jesse read, who desired not to be excluded out of the Bill of Collegiate and Church Leases.
The Corporation of Glovers Petition.
The Petition of the Glovers within London and Five Miles Compass, for a Corporation to be granted unto them, was read.
Lady Yelverton's Petition.
The Petition of the Lady Yelverton (fn. 1) was read, touching her Husband Sir Henry Yelverton's Imprisonment and Fine.
Ld. Morley's Tenants Petition.
The Petition of the Lord Morley's Tenants to be relieved in the Dower of the Lady Morley, and of an Extent prosecuted by Sir Henry Compton, was produced; but, being long, it was not read, but sent to the Committees for Petitions as read, with the other Three Petitions.
Sir John Bennet the Younger.
The House being moved by the Lord Wentwoorth, on the Behalf of Sir John Bennett the Younger, That, whereas he stands engaged for his Father, Sir John Bennett the Elder, for divers Debts, amounting to the Sum of Eight and Twenty Hundred Pounds: videlicet, unto Edward Allen, Sheriff of London, Three Hundred Pounds; unto James Ayscough, Gentleman, Five Hundred Pounds; unto Mr. Bankwoorth, in Bowe-Lane, Three Hundred Pounds; unto Mr. John Cordell, Two Hundred Pounds; and to the Lady Craven, Fourteen Hundred Pounds; for the Payment whereof, certain Lands and Leases, expressed in the Petition of Sir John Crofts, exhibited in this House, are conveyed unto the said Sir John Bennett the Younger and others, by the said Father; the which he offers unto the said Creditors for the said Debts; but the Creditors be scrupulous to accept thereof, for Fear that Sir John Bennett the Elder being here complained of, the same may be subject to his Censure hereafter in this House. It was thereupon Ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this High Court of Parliament, That the said Debts be levied out of the said Lands and Leases, by the present Sale thereof.
The Petition and Information of Geffery Passamore (Prisoner in The Fleet), was read; whereby he informed the House of scandalous Speeches used by one Thomas Jermy, a Prisoner also in The Fleet, touching the late Sentence against Flood.
Passemore and Jermey.
Ordered, The said Geffry Passmore and Thomas Jermey to be brought hither presently; and also the Witnesses whom the said Passmore cited to have heard the same scandalous Words: videlicet, Dr. Proctor, John Eyres, John Scory, and Anthony Bugbury.
Precedents of Adjournments and Prorogations.
Mr. Attorney General read divers Precedents, out of divers Journal Books, of the Form of Adjournments of Parliaments; and shewed the Difference between an Adjournment and Prorogation; and how that the Word "Prorogare" is often-times used for "Adjournare," but the Word "Adjournare" never used for the "Prorogation" of a Parliament: He shewed also, that, a Parliament being adjourned by the House, all Committees were of Force, and the Bills remain in statu quo prius; but an Adjournment by Commission from the King determines all Committees; and they cease till the next Sitting of the Court; but the Bills are preserved in statu quo prius.
The House moved, That it be signified unto His Majesty, That they humbly leave the Manner of the Adjournment of the Parliament unto His Majesty; and desire to know His Majesty's Resolution therein; which they will most willingly obey.
Jurati in causa Thomæ Jermy:
Juratus in causa Terwhytt:
Their Examination committed unto the
L. Archbp. of Cant.
E. of Oxon.
E. of Dorsett.
L. Bp of Chester.
L. Bp. of Covent and Lich.
L. St. John.
Sir Robert Rich to attend the Lords.
To meet in the Painted Chamber, at Three this Afternoon; and they have Power to send for more Witnesses to be examined, if they see Cause.
Books of Account concerning Gold and Silver Thread. Wages of Servants in that Employ.
Whereas, upon Search of Writings touching Gyles Mompesson (amongst other Things), divers Books of Accompt, concerning Gold and Silver Thread, being found in the Office kept for executing the Commission thereof, were found and brought into the Parliament, and are yet detained; whereby the Commissioners can neither accompt with their Servants, nor know what Money is due unto divers poor Men who wrought unto them, whereby they remain unpaid:
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Books of Accompts be delivered unto Sir Edward Villiers, Knight.
Sir Edward Villiers.
It is Ordered also, That it be signified to the Commons, that the Lords do find Sir Edward Villiers clear of those Matters mentioned by (fn. 2) them in their Declaration.
Sir John Bennet's Bail.
It is Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice do take this Bail of Sir John Bennett, for his Appearance here at the next (fn. 3) Access of the Parliament: videlicet,
Sir John Bennett himself to be bound in Seven Thousand Pounds; and the rest in Twelve Hundred Pounds a piece.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 2m diem instantis Junii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.