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 Jovis videlicet, 6 die Decembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
William Swetenham's Petition.
THE Petition of William Swetenham, Bailiff of the Liberty of The Sanctuary of the Dean and Chapter of Westm. was read; complaining, that, whereas his Under Bailiff arrested Edward Leigh, at the Suit of Edward Brandon, for Debt, and afterwards the said Under Bailiff, knowing the said Edward Leigh to be privileged (as being Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Stafford) with the Consent of Buckley Brandon, Grandchild to the said Edward Brandon, and Solicitor in the said Arrest, did discharge the said Edward Leigh, in Obedience to the Privileges of this House:
And yet the said Buckley Brandon hath caused the said Petitioner to be arrested into The King's Bench for the same, at the Suit of the said Edward Brandon:
Whereupon it is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House shall bring the Bodies of the said Buckley and Edward Brandon before their Lordships on Saturday next, by Nine in the Morning, to answer this their Contempt.
Joane Floude's Petition.
The Petition of Joane Flood, Wife of Edward Flood, was read; wherein she humbly desired that her Husband's Trunk of Writings (which is in the Parliament House) might be delivered unto her; which was Ordered to be delivered accordingly, the Clerk first taking out such Popish Beads and Popish Books, which are therein.
Thomas Cole's Petition.
The Petition of Thomas Cole, Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxon, was read; complaining, that he and one Carre, being Sureties for Edward Tony, in Two Hundred Pounds Bond for One Hundred Pounds Principal Debt; and Tony having made over his Goods for the Payment thereof unto the said Carre, yet, by Combination between the said Carre and Peter Byrd, Under Sheriff of Gloucestershire, the Petitioner is sued to Execution. And although it did plainly appear unto the said Under Sheriff, that the Petitioner is Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxon, he the said Sheriff hath taken the Goods and Lands of the Petitioner in Execution notwithstanding.
Whereupon it was Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this Court shall bring the Body of the said Peter Byrd before their Lordships, on Saturday the 15th of this December, at Nine in the Morning, to answer his Contempt of the Privileges of this High Court.
George Bell's Petition.
The Petition of George Bell was read; shewing that, whereas he commenced a Suit in His Majesty's Castle Court at Windsore, against one William Callowe, upon a Bond of one Hundred Pounds, for which the said Callowe had put in sufficient Bail, upon which Suit the Petitioner had Judgement in the said Court about a Month past; sithence which Time, the said Callowe (who for Nine Months before had not been in those Parts) came to the Colehouse at Windsore (the common Prison for that Court) and stayed there many Hours for the coming of the Keeper of the same Prison; and then was taken in Execution for the Petitioner's Debt; and the said Callowe making it known unto the Keeper the next Day, that he was Servant to the Lord Stafford, and so to enjoy the Privileges of this House, he the said Keeper delivered the said Callowe out of Prison.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That this Collusion of the said William Callowe shall not discharge his Bail; but that the Bail of the said William Callowe shall still remain liable unto the Petitioner for the said Debt, in such Sort as before the said Collusion.
Sir J. Boucher.
Whereas Sir John Boucher, Knight, exhibited his Petition here the Third of this December, touching a Decree lately made in Chancery against him, which Petition is referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, &c. to consider whether it be a formal Appeal or no; whereon their Lordships are to meet at Two this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; it is this Day also Ordered, That the said Sir John Bowcher shall appear before the said Committee, at the same Time and Place; and that their Lordships shall order him to put in Security to appear here in Court, if they shall find Cause so to do.
River Thames to Oxford.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the making of the River of Thames navigable for Barges, Boats, or Lighters, from the Village of Bercott, in the County of Oxon. unto the City of Oxon; being put to the Question, it was generally Assented unto.
Exportation of Woollen Manufactures.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act restoring the Free Trade of Merchants of the Staple for the Exportation of Cloth, and all other Manufactures made of Wool, into Parts beyond the Seas.
And committed unto the
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench,
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer,
And the King's Learned Counsel,
|To attend their Lordships.|
To meet on Thursday, the 13th of this December, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 7m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.