DIE Jovis, videlicet, 19 die Aprilis,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina
subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Covent. et Leich.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens etc.
p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thef. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Mag. Admirallus Angliæ.
Comes Oxon. Magn. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Southton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestr.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabrig.
p. Comes Holdernes.
p. Vicecomes Walingford.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Abergaveny.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mounteg.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herstm.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Wal.
p. Ds. Wotton.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Carew.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
Dying of Silks.
HODIE Billa, An Act against the false Dying of
Silks, was delivered into the House, by the Lord
Chamberlain, one of the Lords Committees to whom
the Consideration of Publick Bills was referred.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterburie, first of the Committee on the Bill against Informers, &c. brought in the
same Bill into the House, and shewed, that the Lords
Committees, attended by the King's Counsel, have met
and considered of the Bill. Their Lordships find the
Scope of the Bill to be good, but very many Inconveniencies in the Body thereof; yet, for that the Bill was
sent up hither from the House of Commons, with special Commendations; and for that His Majesty did also
command this House to have a special Care to expedite
the same; their Lordships thought fit, that a Conference be had with the Commons about the same.
The which generally was allowed of by the House;
and Mr. Attorney General was appointed to open to
the Lords the Inconveniencies and Exceptions against
the said Bill, whereupon Mr. Attorney came to the Clerk's
Table, and there first read the Body of the said Bill,
and then the Inconveniencies and Exceptions against
every Part of the same.
The Lord Sheffeild moved, That a Collection of
these Inconveniencies and Objections might be sent to
the Commons; with a Message, to pray a Conference,
as they may come the better prepared to give the
Lords Satisfaction therein.
The Earl of Arundell moved a Doubt, whether it may
stand with the Orders of the House so to do.
Message about Informers &c.
Message sent to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Hitcham
and Sir William Bird:
The Lords have taken Consideration of the Bill
against Relators, Informers, and Promoters, and find
therein many Inconveniencies and Exceptions against
the same; whereof their Lordships doubt not, but that
House will give their Lordships good Satisfaction:
Wherefore the Lords desire a Conference with Committees of that House; and that the Committees may
have Power freely to confer with a Committee of this
The Number of the Lords Committees is Twentyfour; the Place the Painted Chamber, at Two this Afternoon.
The Commons will appoint a Committee of Forty
eight of that House, to meet their Lordships, at the
Time and Place appointed, with Authority freely to confer with their Lordships, as is desired.
Agreed, That Mr. Attorney do deliver unto the Lord
Treasurer the Heads of the Inconveniencies and Exceptions against that Bill; and his Lordship to open the same
at the Conference, and thereof to make Report unto
The Earl of Arundell shewed, That (according to the
Order of the House 27 Martii) his Lordship, and the
other Lords joined in Committee with him, have examined divers, in causa Domini Cancellarii. The which
Examination he delivered unto Mr. Baron Denham, who
attended the Lords of that Committee.
The Earl of Hunt. declared, That his Lordship, and
the other Lords joined in Committee with him, had
also examined divers touching the same Cause; the
which Examinations his Lordship delivered unto Mr.
Serjeant Crewe, who attended the Lords of that Committee.
The Earl of South'ton declared, That his Lordship, and
the other Lords joined in Committee with him, had
also taken divers Examinations touching the same Cause;
the which his Lordship delivered to Mr. Attorney
Examinations concerning Lord Chancellor.
Mr. Baron Denham (coming to the Clerk's Table)
stood and read the Examination taken by the Earl of
Arundell, and the Lords joined with his Lordship:
The Examination of Sir George Hastings, Knight.
The Examination of Sir Richard Yonge, Knight.
The Examination of Bevis Thelwall.
The Examination of Sir William Bronker, Knight.
Mr. Serjeant Crew, in like Manner, read the Examinations taken by the Earl of Huntingdon, and the Lords
joined with his Lordship: videlicet,
The Examination of Christopher Awbrey.
A Letter written by Christopher Awbrey to the Lord
Chancellor, dated 22 Nov. 1619.
One Letter written by him to the Lord Chancellor,
dated the 21st of June, 1620; and One other Letter,
written by him to the Lord Chancellor, dated 19 July,
The Examination of Ralph Merefill, Scrivener.
The Examination of Tristram Woodward.
Mr. Attorney General, in like Manner, read first
the Brief of the Examinations taken by the Earl of
South'ton, and the Lords joined with his Lordship; and
then the Examinations: videlicet,
The Examination of Sir Rowland Egerton, Knight.
The Examination of the Lady Dorothee Wharton.
The Examination of Richard Keeling.
The Examination of Anthony Gardiner.
The Examination of Sir Thomas Perient, Knight.
The Examination of Sir Henry Elmes, Knight.
The Examination of Sir Edward Fisher, Knight.
The Examination of James Kennedy.
The Examination of Peter Vanlor.
The Examination of John Churchill.
The Examination of Sir Ralph Hansby, Knight.
The Examination of William Compton.
The Examination of Robert Johnson, Alderman of
The Examination of Samuel Jones.
The Examination of Sir Thomas Midleton, Knight.
The Examination of John Bunbury.
The Examination of John Kellet.
The Examination of Gabriel Sheriff.
The Examination of Richard Scott.
The Examination of John Childe.
The Examination of Henry Ashton.
The Examination of Thomas Hasellwood.
The Examination of Ralph More.
The Examination of Thomas Knight.
The Examination of Robert Bell.
The Examination of William Spight.
The Examination of Richard Peacock.
These Letters and Orders were also read: videlicet,
One Letter, dated the 14th of March, dated 1618,
written by the Lord Chancellor to the Company of
An Order made by the Lord Chancellor to relieve the
English Merchants of Vintners, dated 20 April.
Order of Reference by the Lord Chancellor to Sir
Thomas Love, dated 9th of May, 1619.
Another Letter of the Lord Chancellor to the Vintners, dated 9th of June, 1619.
These Examinations being read, the Earl of South'ton
signified, That Sir Thomas Smith, Knight, being to be
examined in this Business of the Vintners, is sick of the
Gout. His Lordship also declared, That his Lordship,
and the Lords Committees joined with him, have heard
a public Fame and Report, how that the Lord Chancellor, having ordered Matters in open Court, did afterwards alter and reverse the same Orders upon Petitions; that their Lordships, in the Time of this Cessation,
being desirous to know the Truth thereof, sent for the
Registers of the Chancery (who then were in the Country); and now, upon their Return, they have, upon
Search, found out some such Orders, altered and reversed upon Petitions, and required a longer Time to
search for more; and then the said Registers will give
their Lordships more full Satisfaction therein. The
which was generally approved of by the House.
The Clerk read the Examinations taken here in open
In Causa Domini Cancellarii: videlicet,
The Examination of John Hunt.
The Examination of Edward Shereborne.
The Examination of Sir George Renell.
The Examination of William Peacock.
The Examination of James Rolph.
The Examination of Robert Barker.
The Examination of Thomas Mewtas.
It was Agreed, That, forasmuch as these Examinations were taken by Three several Committees, and
some were taken here in the House, and the Examinations of the one spake of some of the same Things taken
by the other;
That the Three Committees do meet together (attended by the King's Counsel) to make One Brief of all
Agreed also, That the Three Committees, in causa
Domini Cancellarii, do continue to receive Complaints,
and take Examinations, in the same Cause; and that
their Lordships meet this Afternoon, in the Little Committee Chamber, after the Conference with the Commons.
The Lords Committees on the Bill against the Transportation of Iron Ordnance are to meet on Thursday
next, videlicet, the 26th of this April, at Two in the
Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lords Committees for the Bill of Sunday are to
meet on Tuesday, videlicet, the 24th of this April, at Two
in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Writs of Certiorari.
The Lords Committees for the Bill touching the
Writs of Certiorari and Supersedeas, are to meet also on
Tuesday next, the 24th of this April, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini
Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 24m instantis
Aprilis, Dominis sic decernentibus.