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 Veneris, videlicet, 16 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt;
Confirming Sutton's Hospital.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the establishing and confirming of the Foundation of the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-house, in the County of Midd. at the humble Petition, and only Costs and Charges, of Thomas Sutton, Esquire, and the Possessions thereof.
Lower Convocation House's Privilege. Witney's Servant arrested.
The Petition of the Lower House of Convocation was read, complaining of an Arrest, by one Dyos, an Undersheriff of Herefordshire, upon a Servant of James Wittney, one of the said Convocation.
Ordered, The Serjeant at Arms to bring the said Undersheriff to answer the said Contempt.
Lane versus Baud.
The Petition of Robert Lane was read, for a Deed remaining in the Chancery, concerning the Lands in Wallgrave, now in Question between him and Ferdinando Baud; and the Examinations of the said Cause to be brought hither by the particular Officers, at the Hearing of the said Cause, appointed to be here at the Bar on Tuesday next, 20 May.
Ordered accordingly. And the Petition, with that underwritten, and signed by the Clerk, was delivered to the said Lane.
(fn. 1) Privileged Persons arrested, &c.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act
Committed to the Lords Committees for Privileges, etc.
Witnesses in the Earl of Huntingdon's Case versus Sir Henry Shirley.
Jurati in causa Comitis Huntingdon, versus Henricum Sherley, Baronettum:
Sir Henry Skipwith, Knight and Baronet.
Sir John Skevington, Knight.
Walter Ruddings, Esquire.
Thomas Everard, Gentleman.
Petition of Right.
The House was adjourned ad Libitum, and the Committee upon the Petition of Right withdrew.
The Committee being returned, and the House resumed; it was Ordered, and Agreed, The said Committee to meet at Two this Afternoon; and the House to meet at Three, to hear what Propositions shall be brought from the said Committee, as the House may take Knowledge thereof, and take Copies if they please; and then to adjourn the Debate thereof till To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in pomeridianum hujus diei, hora 3a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
THE Proposition offered by the Committee was read: videlicet,
Amendment of the Petitions of Right.
The Petition to be altered thus:
"That no Freeman be (for not lending of Money, or for any other Cause contrary to Magna Charta and the other Statutes insisted upon, and the true Intention of the same, to be declared by Your Majesty's Judges, in any such Manner as is before mentioned) imprisoned or detained."
Ordered, Nothing returned to the House from this Committee to bind or conclude any Man's Opinion, further than to be the Subject of a Debate To-morrow.
The Petition of the Countess Dowager of Dorsett was read, in hæc verba:
Countess of Dorsett's Petition, touching her Claim to the Baronies of Clifford, Westmerland, and Vescy.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of Anne Countess Dowager of Dorsett, late Wife of Richard Earl of Dorsett, deceased, and Daughter and sole Heir of George Earl of Cumberland, Lord Clifford, Westm'land, and Vescy.
"That Henry Lord Clifford, Westmerland, and Vescy, rightful Heir of Robert de Clifford, summoned to Parliament by that Name in the Eight and Twentieth Year of Edward the First, as a Baron, which Henry had also and enjoyed the Names, Stiles, and Dignities of Lord Westmerland and Vescy, all which he had in Fee Simple, descended from his Ancestors; the same Henry, by the late King Henry the Eighth, was created Earl of Cumberland, to have to him, and the Heirs Males of his Body issuing; after the Death of the said Henry and Henry his Son and Heir, and of George his Son and Heir, Father of the Petitioner, without Heir Male issuing of his Body, the said Earldom descended to Francis Earl of Cumberland, Brother of the said George; and the Names, Stiles, and Dignities, as well of Clifford as Westmerland and Vescy, are descended to the Petitioner, and she of Right ought to enjoy those Names, Stiles, and Dignities, and by them be called.
"Yet so it is (may it please Your most Excellent Majesty) that the said Francis Earl of Cumb'land hath published, that the Name of Lord Clifford, and also (as the Petitioner is informed) the Name of Lord Vescy and Westmerland do pertain unto him; and Henry Clifford, his Son and Heir Apparent, by the Name of Henry Clifford, Chevalier, was summoned to this present Parliament, and calleth and stileth himself by the Name of Lord Clifford, and claimeth and useth the Place of the Title of Lord Clifford, belonging as aforesaid to the Petitioner, to her great Wrong and Disherison.
"She therefore prayeth, That Your Majesty will admit of her Claim of the said Stiles, Dignities, and Places, of Clifford, Westmerland, and Vescy, that she and her Heirs may have and bear those Stiles and Dignities, and use the Place belonging to them; and to give Order and Direction that the said now Earl of Cumb'land, and the said Henry his Son and Heir, may from henceforth forbear to stile themselves by any of those Names; and she shall daily pray, etc."
The King's Reference of it to the House.
"It is Our Pleasure, That the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in this Parliament, calling both the Petitioner and the within-named Henry Eldest Son of the Earl of Cumberland, and also the said Earl, and examine the Contents of this Petition, and certify Us what they think in Justice doth pertain; and thereupon full Right shall be done to these Parties."
Witnesses in Connisby's Case.
The Parties underwritten are to be required to attend the Committee for Petitions, on Tuesday next at Two post meridiem, ad testificandum in the Cause of Sir Francis Connesby, Knight, and to be sworn first in the House, at Nine that Morning; videlicet, Tho. and Eliz. Milles, Henry Davison, Tho. Woodward, Danyell Saywell.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Sabbati, 17m diem instantis Maii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.