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, 27 Februarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
HODIE 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable the most Excellent Prince Charles to make Leases of Lands, Parcel of his Highness's Dutchy of Cornwall.
Bishop of Hereford excused.
The Absence of the Lord Bishop of Hereford excused, for Want of Health.
Clough's Bill committed.
Manor of Temple Newsham.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Edmund Clough, Esquire, and other Bargainees in Trust, to convey the Manor of Temple Newsham, and other Lands and Tenements, in the County of Yorke, to Esme Stuart, Lord Aubigny, and Earl of March, and the Lady Catherine his Wife, or such as they shall nominate and appoint.
And was referred unto Committees: videlicet,
To meet on Thursday Morning, the First of March, by Eight of the Clock, in the Committee Chamber.
Memorandum, That this Day the Person of John Robinson, Servant to the Earl of Oxford, was removed from The Compter, in Woodstreet, and brought into the Court, by the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, with a Return of the said Sheriffs, on the Writ of Corpus cum causa, for the bringing hither of the said Prisoner, and also the Two Serjeants at Mace of London, that made the Arrest, videlicet, Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright, were brought into the Court, by the Serjeants at Arms attending this House; and the said Serjeants at Mace not shewing any Cause, by their Answer, to justify the Arrest, and detaining of the said Robinson in Prison; the Court Ordered, That the said Robinson should be forthwith discharged out of Prison, according to the Privilege of Parliament: And for that it appeared to their Lordships, that, by this Arrest, the Privilege of this High Court was wilfully infringed; and that the said Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright had, with Words of great Contempt, despised, and set light, the State, Honour, and Dignity of this High Court; it was therefore thought fit, that exemplary Punishment should be inflicted on the said Offenders; and thereupon Ordered by the Court, That they, the said Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright, shall, for such their Offence, on Thursday next, the First of March, about Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, be set on Horseback, at or near Westminster-Hall; neither of them to have or wear any Cloak or Hat; both of them to have, and bear fastened on his and their Breasts and Backs, several Papers, wherein shall be expressed their Fault, in bæc verba: For A Contemptuous Breach of The Privileges of Parliament, Belonging To The Servants of The Lords of Parliament, Aggravated By Contemptuous Speeches. And in that sort the said Offenders, Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright, are, with a soft and easy Pace, to pass thorow Holborne, unto the further End of Cheapside; and then to return, by the Gates of both The Compters, unto The Fleet, where they are to be delivered and left Prisoners. And it is further Ordered, That, forasmuch as the said Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright did extort from the said Robinson Five Pounds, Ten Shillings, over and besides Forty Shillings, which is conceived to be a competent and sufficient Recompence and Satisfaction for his Diet and Lodging, during the Time aforesaid, namely, whilst he the said Robinson was so by them, the said Offenders, kept and detained in the House of the said Reynoldes; therefore it is likewise Ordered by the Court, That the said Reynoldes and Wright shall repay unto the said Robinson the foresaid Sum of Five Pounds, Ten Shillings. Lastly, it is Ordered as aforesaid, That the said Offenders, Richard Reynoldes and Robert Wright, shall remain Prisoners in The Fleet aforesaid, until this High Court shall give Order for their Discharge and Enlargement.
Salisburie and Kirke's Naturalization.
Hodie Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Abraham Salisburie and Elizabeth Salisburie, the Son and Daughter of Peirce Salisbury, Englishman, and Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, David Kirke, Lewis Kirke, Thomas Kirke, John Kirke, James Kirke, Peter Kirke, Catherine Kirke, and Marie Kirke, Children of Gervis Kirke, Englishman, and Citizen and Mercer of London, 2a vice lecta. To be ingrossed.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis proximum, videlicet, primum diem Martii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.