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 Mercurii, videlicet, 28 die Novembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
Killingworth Castle, &c. to the Prince.
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Dame Alice Dudley, Wife of Sir Robert Dudley, Knight, to assure her Estate in the Castle and Manor of Killingworth, and other Lands, in the County of Worwicke, for valuable Consideration, to the Prince his Highness and his Heirs. Committed unto the
To meet on Saturday next, the First Day of December, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
This Day Benjamin Crokey was brought to the Bar, by a Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa, according to the Order of the 26th of this Instant.
The Writ being read, and the Return thereof, and also the Petition of the said Benjamin Crokey; Awdeley, the Serjeant at Mace, who made the Arrest (and complained of in the Petition), was called to the Bar, and, being on his Knees, was charged for his contemptuous Speeches against the Privileges of this Court, mentioned in the Petition, and also for arresting the Petitioner, contrary to the said Privileges, he being the Lord Stafford's Man.
The Serjeant denied the said contemptuous Speeches wherewith he was charged, and shewed forth a Revocation, under the Lord Stafford's Hand and Seal, dated the 20th of June, 1621, disclaiming the Petitioner to be his Servant. Whereupon the said Awdley was discharged of his Contempt in the said Arrest.
The Petitioner also produced a Letter from the Lord Stafford, directed to the Lord Chief Justice, dated the 26th of the same June, testifying that he, the said Lord Stafford, was much abused in the procuring of the said Revocation.
Benjamin Crokey released.
Of all which the House taking Consideration, did order the said Benjamyne Crokey to be discharged and delivered out of the said Prison of The King's Bench; and also that Sir George Reynell, Knight, be discharged for such Delivery of the said Benjamyn Croky.
Lord Gerrard's Servant's arrested.
The House being informed, That Anthony Gelley, Thomas Brisbourne, and Hugh Percyvall, the known Servants of the Right Honourable Gilbert Lord Gerrarde, were arrested by John Kenrick, John Powell, John Smyth, and Edward Carrier; it is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do bring the said Offenders before their Lordships, on Saturday, the 15th of December next, to answer their high Contempt in Breach of the Privileges of this Court.
The House being put in Mind that the Consideration of the Information given to the Lord Stafford, whereupon his Lordship revoked the Protection of William Cowse, and disavowed him to be his Servant, was referred to the Examination of the Lords Sub-Committees of the Customs and Orders of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of the Kingdom, or Lords of Parliament; It is Ordered, That the said William Cowse (who is now Prisoner in Ludgate upon Execution) shall be brought before their Lordships, Tomorrow, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Little Committee Chamber; and their Lordships are to take such Order for his Enlargement as they shall think fit.
Prisoners of The Fleet.
The Petition of the Prisoners of The Fleet against Alexander Harris, the late Warden, is referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees for Petitions.
And their Lordships are to consider also of all the former Petitions exhibited, and in the Clerk's Hands, and of those also which are or shall be exhibited to this House hereafter (except the Petitions concerning Sir John Bennett); and their Lordships are to retain and /?/ject such of them as their Lordships shall think fit.
The Names of the Lords Committees for the said Petitions being first read; unto whom were added, Lord Bishop of Oxon, Lord North, Lord Mountague.
Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Cooke and others:
Bills from the Commons.
That the House of Commons hath commanded him to deliver unto their Lordships Five Bills; whereof Four were Bills of Grace.
1. The First is intituled, An Act to admit the Subject to plead the General Issue, in Informations of Intrusion brought on the Behalf of the King's Majesty, and to retain his Possession till Trial.
2. The Second, An Act for Relief of Patentees, Tenants, and Farmers of Crown Lands and Dutchy Lands, in Cases of Forfeiture, for not Payment of their Rent, or other Services or Duties.
3. The Third, An Act for the making of the Estates of attainted Persons liable for the Payment of their just and due Debts.
4. The Fourth is intituled, An Act for Ease in the obtaining of Licences of Alienation, and in the Pleadings of Alienations without Licence, or Pardons of Alienation without, in the Court of Exchequer and elsewhere.
The other Bill is intituled, An Act restoring the Free Trade of the Merchants of the Staple, for the Exportation of Cloth, and all other Manufactures made of Wool, into Parts beyond the Seas.
With this Message:
House of Commons desire a Session of this Parliament.
That the House of Commons are in such a Readiness with their Bills, that they humbly desire a Session of this Parliament before Christmas. And they do further humbly desire, that their Lordships will expedite all Bills with them, that they may be in the like Readiness against that Time.
The Lords, taking this into their Consideration, agreed to expedite such Bills as remained in this House. And thereupon the Names of the Committees which are sine die were read, and Ordered as followeth: videlicet,
Grants by Ecclesiastical Corporations to Queen Elizabeth.
Committees on the Bill to make good Grants by Collegiate and Ecclesiastical Corporations to Queen Elizabeth, between the Thirteenth and the Twenty-fifth Year of Her Reign.
Unto which Committee were added the Lord Bishop of Norwiche, the Lord Houghton, the Lord Mountague.
And their Lordships are to meet on Thursday next Week, being the Sixth of December, at Two, in the Painted Chamber.
Committees on the Bill for the general Quiet of the Subject against all Concealments whatsoever.
Unto which Committee were added, the
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L. Bp. of Exceter.
Their Lordships are to meet on Friday next, the last of this November, at Two after Dinner, in the Painted Chamber.
Dying of Silks.
Committees on the Bill against false Dying of Silks. Unto which were added, the
And their Lordships are to meet on Tuesday next, being the Fourth of December, at Two after Dinner, in the Painted Chamber.
Women convicted of small Felonies.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Women convicted of small Felonies; and committed unto the
L. Archbp. of Cant.
E. of Worwick.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Duresm.
To meet on Monday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning, in the Little Committee Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 30m diem instantis Novembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.