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 Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Junii,
Absent Lords excused.
Earl of Norwich,
Queen's Jointure Bill.
Mr. Baron Trevor,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.|
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Isaac Asteley, Henry Asteley, Thomas Asteley, and Bernarde Asteley, Children and Sons of Jacob Asteley, Knight, one of the younger Sons of Isaac Asteley, late of Melton Constable, in the County of Norff. Esquire, deceased.
Sir Robert Ayton's ditto.
Sir Robert Dyell's and Kirke's ditto. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Robert Dyell, Knight, one of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Privy Chamber, and George Kirke, Esquire, one of the Grooms of His Majesty's Bedchamber.
De Gerbier's ditto.
Navigation and Fishing in America.
Discovering and Repressing Recusants.
Sir Francis Coningsby & Ux.
Tho. Coningsby's Petition.
Ordered to attend.
And the Petition of Thomas Conningesby, younger Brother of the said Sir Francis, and of the Feoffees in Trust of the Lands in Question against the said Order, was also read, and rejected. And the said Order, made 31 May, was affirmed, notwithstanding these Two Petitions, for that the Lords Committees for Petitions averred they had heard their Petitions, and their Counsel, divers Times before herein. And it was Ordered, The said Thomas Coningsby to be sent for, to answer the said scandalous Petition.
Star-Chamber' to put Reynde's Sentence in Execution.
Message to the H. C. that they are ready to give Judgement against Manwaring.
Dr. Manwaring at the Bar.
Commons demand Judgement against him.
"The Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, of the Commons House of Parliament, have impeached before your Lordships Roger Manwaringe, Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, of divers enormous Crimes, for which your Lordships have convented him before you, and examined the said Offences. And now the Commons have commanded me their Speaker, to demand Judgement against him for the same."
Judgement pronounced against him.
"Whereas Roger Manwaringe, Doctor in Divinity, hath been impeached by the House of Commons, for Misdemeanors of a high Nature, in Preaching of Two Sermons before His Majesty, in Summer last, which are since published in Print, in a Book, intituled, Religion and Allegiance; and in a Third Sermon, preached in the Parish Church of St. Gyles's in the Fields, the Fourth of May last: And their Lordships have considered of the said Doctor Manwaring's Answer thereunto expressed, with Tears and Grief for his Offence, most humbly craving Pardon therefore of the Lords and Commons; yet nevertheless, for that it can be no Satisfaction for the great Offences wherewith he is charged by the said Declaration, which do evidently appear in the very Words of the said Two Sermons, their Lordships have proceeded to Judgement against him; and therefore this High Court doth adjudge:
"4. That he shall be suspended, for the Term of Three Years, from the excercising of the Ministry; and, in the mean Time, a sufficient Preaching Minister shall be provided out of the Profits of his Living, to serve the Cure. This Suspension and this Provision of a Preaching Minister shall be done by the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
"7. That his said Book is worthy to be burnt; and that, for the better effecting of this, His Majesty may be moved, To grant a Proclamation, to call in said Book, that they may be all burnt accordingly, in London, and in both the Universities; and for the inhibiting the Printing thereof hereafter, upon a great Penalty.
Report of the Bishop of London's Answer to the Message of the Lords.
"That the Lord Bishop of London answered, That he received a Letter from the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells the last Summer, for the Printing and Publishing of Dr. Manwaring's Two Sermons, by His Majesty's Command. And that thereupon his Lordship did give way for the Printing thereof, without further Examination; and caused these Words; videlicet, ["Published by His Majesty's Special Command"] to be put on the Front of the said Book, that it might appear to be printed by His Majesty's Authority, and not by his Lordship's Approbation."
Whereupon the said Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, being present, said, "That he could give no sudden Answer unto this Report; but acknowledged that he wrote the said Letter unto the Bishop of London, by His Majesty's express Commandment, That the said Two Sermons should be printed; which Letter, he said, he wrote the last Summer from Woodstocke, when His Majesty was there."
And the Earl of Mountgomery affirmed, upon his Honour, "That he was then present at Woodstocke; and heard His Majesty command the Bishop of Bath and Wells to cause the said Book to be printed; and that the said Bishop desired His Majesty to think better of it, for that there were many Things therein which will be very distasteful to the People."