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 Lunæ, 13 die Martii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Absent Lords excused.
|EARL of Pembrok,||Excused, &c.|
|Earl of Suffolke,|
|Earl of Warwick,|
|Lord Viscount Walling ford,|
|Lord Bishop of London,|
|Lord Bishop of Chester,|
Forgery of the E. of Huntingdon's Protection.
George Gardner and George Buttrice were brought to the Bar, to answer their high Contempt, for counterfeiting the Hand and Seal of the Earl of Huntingdon unto Protections.
George Gardner denied the Forgery; affirming that he had many such Protections from one Tymothy Chastleton; and that he sold them unto divers.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms shall cause the said Tymothy Chastleton to be brought before their Lordships.
And that the said George Gardner shall be in the mean Time committed to The Fleet; and their Lordships appointed the said Gardyner to be brought hither again when the said Chastleton shall be here.
George Buttreye also denied the Forgery; but confessed that he bought one of the said Protections of the said Gardyner, not knowing that it was forged; and denied that he knew of any more.
Whereupon the said George Buttrey is committed to The Fleet, during the Pleasure of the House.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of a Branch of a Statute, made in the Third Year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King James, intituled, An Act for the better discovering and repressing of Popish Recusants.
(Which Bill was first reported by the Lord Viscount Say et Seale), put to the Question, (fn. 1) and Assented unto.
Sir Thomas Munson. Privilege. E. of Midd.
Upon the Motion of the Earl of Clare, the Lords Committees appointed to consider what Damages the Earl of Midd. shall yield unto Sir Thomas Munson, &c. are this Day appointed to consider of the Report thereupon made 28° Maii, 1624, post meridiem, videlicet, in the Parliament begun Anno 21° Jacobi Regis, and to report to the House what is fit to be done thereon.
Sir Richard Lydall's Bill:
It is Agreed, That Sir Peter Vanlore may withdraw the Bill which he hath exhibited, for the Sale of Sir Richard Lydall's Land, and present a new Bill to the House, if he please.
Lady Purbeck's Privilege.
The Serjeant at Arms that attends this House is commanded to require the Sheriffs of London to send hither, on Wednesday next, Joseph Coningham and Thomas Mosse (the Two Serjeants), who arrested the Lady Purbecke.
Fisher and Wrenham; touching the Bill to annul Cases made by John Wrenham.
Whereas Sir Edward Fisher, Knight, exhibited his Bill this Parliament, to reverse all Orders and Decrees, made in the Court of Chancery, for Confirmation of certain Leases and Mortgages, made by John Wrenham, unto his Wives, Sisters, and other his Friends, of the Manor of Graunt Courts, and other Lands, within the County of Norff. in the said Bill mentioned; the which Bill was committed to a select Committee of this House, and Counsel on both Sides heard at full before the said Committee. And whereas it was reported to the House this Day, by the Lord Bishop of Norwich, That the said Committee do think it fit that the said Bill shall sleep for ever, and also that the said Sir Edward Fisher and John Wrenham, and the Assignees under the said Wrenham, mentioned and intended in the Bill, shall (fn. 2) become bound unto each other in the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, to stand unto and perform the Award and final Determination of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, upon the whole Merit of the Cause. And whereas it was further reported this Day, That the said Sir Edward Fisher and John Wrenham, and the Assignees, did mutually agree thereunto; it is therefore Ordered, That the said Bill shall sleep for ever; and that the said Parties shall be bound each to other in Five Thousand Pounds, to stand unto and perform the Award and Arbitrement of the Lord Keeper herein; and that such Award as the Lord Keeper, as Arbitrator, shall make herein, shall be final, and shall conclude each and every of them from all other Suits hereafter, touching any of the Causes contained in the said Bill.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.