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 Mercurii, videlicet, 26 die Martii,
Ld. Chamberlain excused.
Preserving His Majesty's Revenue.
E. of Bolingbrooke.
E. of Berks.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
L. Bp. of Bath. et W.
L. Grey of G.
Ld. Clifford introduced.
This Day Henry Lord Clifford was brought into the House, in his Parliament Robes, in the Manner accustomed; and delivered his Writ, kneeling, to the Lord Keeper; which being read by the Clerk, he was placed next above the Place of the Baron of Abergavenny. His Writ bears Date the 17th of February, Anno 3° Caroli Regis.
Ld. Fawconbridge introduced.
This Day Thomas Lord Fawconbridge was brought, in like Manner, into the Parliament House; and delivered the Patent of his Creation to the Lord Keeper, and he to the Clerk; and then was placed next under the Lord Mountjoy.
Petition against Recusants, &c. reported.
The Earl of Devon reported the Petition to the King, against Seminary Priests, Jesuits, and Popish Recusants, etc. drawn up by a special Committee appointed for the same (24 Martii), which was read first by his Lordship, and afterwards by the Clerk, and amended in One Place only; and then generally approved of by the House, and agreed to be delivered unto the Commons, to see if they will join therein with their Lordships.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning it.
That the Lords desire a Conference with the Commons, between a Committee of Thirty of this House, and a proportionable Number of their House, concerning a Petition to be preferred to His Majesty, against Seminary Priests, Jesuits, and Popish Recusants, in the Painted Chamber, at Three this Afternoon, if their Leisure will then permit it.
Conference, touching the Fast.
Memorandum, That, before this Message was sent, the Lords agreed and appointed the former Committee, appointed to confer with the Commons about the Petition for the Fast, to confer now again with them about this Petition.
Constable of Banbury's Petition.
The Earl of Devon also reported a Petition exhibited Yesterday to the Lords Committees for Petitions, concerning the burning of Banbury, which the Soldiers billeted there did threaten to fire; and complaining of divers Outrages committed by the Soldiers there, against the Constable; and that the Mayor and Justices peremptorily refused to do the Constable Justice, when he required it at their Hands, and bad them complain where they would.
This Petition being read, and George Phillipps (the Constable of Banbury) and John Haines and Henry Hollead sworn at the Bar, to make true Answers unto such Questions as should be demanded of them by the said Lords Committees for Petitions;
The Mayor and Justices of Banbury sent for.
It was Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending upon this House should forthwith bring before their Lordships the Bodies of Epiphany Hill, the Mayor of Banbury, and of William Knyte and John Nicholls, Justices of the Peace in the said Town, to answer this Complaint; and it was further Ordered, That the said Serjeant at Arms shall then also bring before them the Officers and Soldiers that committed that Outrage; and the Names of them were left to the Consideration of the said Lords Committees, after they had taken the Examinations of the said George Phillipps, John Haynes, and Henry Hollead.
Officers and Soldiers concerned in the Riot at Banbury sent for.
Henry Reynde, the Auncient.
Browne, a Soldier.
Edward an Irishman.
John a Welchman.
Lewes Braunch, the Serjeant; and
Captain Elvenston, Captain of the said Soldiers.
Witnesses, touching this Complaint.
Complaint against the Inhabitants of Witham, for insulting the Soldiers quartered there.
The Lord Admiral signified to the House, That a great Outrage was committed by the Inhabitants of Witham, against the Soldiers who are billeted there, occasioned by tying of Red Crosses on St. Patrick's Day unto the Tails and Foreheads of Dogs, the Soldiers being Irishmen: In which Outrage divers were sore wounded on both Sides; and, had not the Affray been pacified by the good Discretion of the Captain, it had proved very dangerous both to the Town and to the Soldiers; and his Grace moved their Lordships to take Notice thereof.
Rioters to be sent for.
E. of Devonshire's Bill.
E. of Bedd.
E. of Bristol.
L. Bp. of Co. et Lich.
L. Bp. of Bristol.
L. Viscount Say et S.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L. Bp. of Rochester.