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, 28 die Martii,
Absent Lord excused.
|LORD Steward,||Excused, etc.|
|Earl of Sussex,|
|Lord Bishop of London,|
Ld. Percy introduced.
This Day, Algernon Lord Percy was brought into the House, in his Barons Robes, between the Lord Willoughby and the Lord Cromwell, Garter going before; his Lordship delivered his Writ of Summons, kneeling, unto the Lord Keeper; which being read, he was led to his Place, next unto the Lord Awdeley.
Message from the King, for the House to attend Him.
The Lord Keeper delivered this Message from the King: videlicet, "That His Majesty's Pleasure is, That their Lordships attend His Majesty To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Hall at Whitehall."
Judges Opinions concerning the Office of Great Chamberlain.
The Lord Chief Justice reported unto the House, That, according to the Orders of 20 and 22 Martii, he and his Brethren have again considered of the Title unto the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain; and that Three of them are of one Mind, and Two of them of another; wherefore they are ready to deliver their Opinions severally, and their Reasons for the same.
Mr. Justice Yelverton delivered his Opinion, That the Office of Great Chamberlain of England doth belong unto the Lord Willoughby, as Heir General unto Henry the last Earl of Oxon, deceased; and gave his Reasons for the same.
The Lord Chief Baron delivered his Opinion, That the said Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England is descended, and ought to belong, unto the Heir Male of Henry the last Earl of Oxon; videlicet, unto Robert de Vere, the now Earl of Oxon, and gave his Reasons for the same.
The Lord Chief Justice also delivered his Opinion, That the said Office is descended, and ought to belong, unto the said Robert de Vere, now Earl of Oxon, as Heir Male unto Henry the last Earl of Oxon, deceased; and gave his Reasons for the same.
Earl of Derby to be heard touching his Claim to it.
It is Ordered, That Counsel shall be heard here at the Bar, next Thursday Morning, upon the Petition of the Earl of Darby, and the Lady Elizabeth his Wife, for the said Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England; and that the Lord Willoughbie's Counsel shall be then heard also; and then, if Time will permit, the House to give their Resolution touching the said Office.
Duke of Bucks not to answer the Votes again him in the House of Commons.
The Duke of Buckingham signified unto the House, That he had lately received another Message from the Commons House of Parliament, that they had voted divers Particulars against his Grace; but deferred to proceed further against him for some Time, in which be might, if he would, send his Answer.
The House, understanding that the Particulars had been vote first at a Sub-committee, and after reported at the Grand Committee of the whole House of Commons, and there likewise voted before this Message was sent to the Duke, then Lordships (in this respect) thought fit, That his Grace should not answer.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse (fn. 1) usque in diem Jovis proximum, videlicet, 30m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.