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, 4 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Upon the Petition of Henry Lane, complaining that he, assisting the Serjeant at Arms to apprehend George Buttrice, to answer a Contempt to this House, touching Counterfeited Protections (prout 5 Aprilis), is now arrested, and prosecuted by the said Buttrice, in a Suit at the Common Pleas, for entering his House at the Time of such his Assistance; it was Ordered, The said Suit to be staid, and Buttrice to be brought hither by the Serjeant at Arms, to answer his Contempt.
E. of Arundell's Imprisonment.
The Lord Keeper signified to their Lordships, That, according to the Order of secundo Maii, he had moved His Majesty, from the House, on the Behalf of the Earl of Arundell; who answered, That it is a Cause He hath had a great deal of Care of, and is willing to give your Lordships Satisfaction, and hath it in His Consideration how to do it; but hath been interrupted by other Businesses, wherein Mr. Attorney hath had Occasion of much Conference with Him (as your Lordships are acquainted); but will, with all Conveniency, give your Lordships Satisfaction, and return you an Answer.
E. of Sussex's Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to the House, That one Peter Wood, Servant to the Earl of Sussex, is arrested in Norwich, in Contempt of the Privilege of Parliament; it was this Day Ordered, That a Habeas corpus, etc. be awarded, unto the . . . . . . . . ., to bring the said Peter before their Lordships; and that the Serjeant at Arms do cause the Party, at whose Suit and Procurement he was arrested, and the Bailiffs who arrested him, and Samuel Birch the Sheriff, to be brought before their Lordships, to answer their Contempt.
L. Wimbledon introduced.
Hodie Edward Lord Viscount Wimbledon was brought into the Parliament, in his Robes, between the Earl of Exceter and the Lord Viscount Maunsfeild, Garter going before, and placed next to the Lord Viscount Say and Seale.
Memorandum, He delivered to the Lord Keeper the Patent of his Creation, which bears Date at Readinge, nono die Novembris, Anno Primo Caroli Regis.
Precedent for trying the E. of Bristol reported.
The Earl of Devon reported, That the Lords Subcommittees for Privileges, etc. searching for Precedents (according to the Order of the Second of May), they found one, which gave them full Satisfaction, touching the Trial of a Peer in Parliament: videlicet, the Trial of the Earl of Northumberland, Anno 5° H. IV. and had given Order, That the Roll of that Parliament should be brought hither this Morning.
Which being read by the Clerk, the House was put into a Committee, to the End there might be a free and full Debate of this Business.
Orders concerning his Trial.
And the House being resumed; it was Ordered, as followeth: videlicet,
"1. Mr. Attorney General to prepare the Heads of the Charge against the Earl of Bristol, and to bring them in on Saturday next.
"2. The Earl of Bristol to receive the Charge at the Bar then.
"3. When the Earl hath heard his Charge, the Lords will determine whether he shall answer presently, or at what other Time, according as Occasion shall be ministered from the Earl, or otherwise. But the Earl is not to be inhibited, if he will answer presently.
"4. This Cause of the Earl of Bristol is to be retained wholly in this House.
"5. After the Charge is brought in, and the Earl's Answer, their Lordships to proceed to hear Mr. Attorney's Proofs amongst themselves, and then to put the Cause into a Way of proceeding in this House."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati proximum, videlicet, sextum diem instantis Maii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.