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, 28 die Aprilis,
Bp. of Chester's Leave to be absent. Tully's Petition.
The Petition of William Tully (who arrested Sir Henry Fynes, Knight), was read; wherein he confessed his Fault, and submitted himself to the Court; humbly desiring to be enlarged of his Imprisonment for the same. Whereupon it was Ordered, He should be brought to the Bar, to make his personal Submission presently; and, being brought to the Bar, he made his humble Submission; and thereupon he was discharged.
Hodie Frauncis Broade was brought into the Court, by the Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa; which Writ, with the Return, being read by the Clerk, he was discharged and set at Liberty; and the two Serjeants, Thomas Blackden and Richard Phelce (who arrested him), were, for their Contempt, committed to The Fleet.
Welsh Cloths, &c.
Contentious Suits against Peace Officers.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enlarge, and make perpetual, the Act made for Ease in pleading against troublesome and contentious Suits, prosecuted against Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Constables, and certain other His Majesty's Officers, for the lawful Execution of their Office, made in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's most Happy Reign.
Sir Henry Yelverton no produced, being ill.
The Lieutenant of The Tower being called, and required to bring in the Body of Sir Henry Yelverton (according to the Order of this Court of the Eighteenth of this April), he excused Sir Henry Yelverton's not coming, for that he is so troubled with the Rheum and Tooth ach, that he is not able to speak; and he (the said Lieutenant) being sworn, did aver the same upon his Oath, The Lieutenant being withdrawn;
Committee to visit Sir Henry Yelverton in The Tower.
The Earl of Dorsett, the Earl of Warwick, the Lord Bishop of Bangor, the Lord Hunsdon, the Lord Walden, and the Lord Grey, were (by the House) sent to The Tower, to view the Person of the said Sir Henry Yelverton, and to examine the Truth of this Excuse delivered by the Lieutenant.
Lieutenant of The Tower reprimanded.
And the Lieutenant, being called in again, was blamed for his Neglect herein, that, having received an Order from the House, to bring Sir Henry Yelverton before their Lordships this Morning by Nine of the Clock, he brought him not, nor made his Excuse of his Disability to come until now, after Ten; and he was required to be more careful herein hereafter.
In regard that His Majesty, in a late Speech in this House, had said, That the objecting of the Writs of Quo Warranto, in the Business of the Inns, against Sir Henry Yelverton, was somewhat strange unto him; it was moved in the House, That the Lords should endeavour to give His Majesty Satisfaction of the Reasons thereof; which Motion was liked of; and Agreed, That the Lords hereunder named should wait on His Majesty to that Purpose, at such Time as His Majesty should be pleased to admit them to His Presence; and to make known to His Majesty, that the same was particularly objected against Sir Henry Yelverton, in the Declaration of the Complaint of the Lower House to their Lordships; and to shew His Majesty the Number of them that were molested thereby, under the Officers Hands of the Crown Office, and how few were legally proceeded against.
L. Bp. of Duresme.
L. Bp. of Co. and Lichf.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of a Branch of a Statute, made in the Third Year of the King's Majesty's Reign of England, intituled, An Act for the better discovering of Popish Recusants.
Lord Cromwell's Privilege. Nanton arrested.
The Earl of South'ton signified unto their Lordships, That John Nanton, the Lord Cromwell's Man, going down into the Country, was arrested in Northamptonshire, where he had Occasion to stay; and the Parties that made the Arresc refused to accept of any Bail, &c.
Whereupon it was Ordered, That a Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa be directed to the Sheriff of North'ton, to bring the Body of the said John Nanton before their Lordships, on Tuesday the Day of May next, by Nine in the Morning. And that a Warrant be made for the Serjeant at Arms, to cause the Bodies of, who made the said Arrest, to be brought into the Court, the same Day, to answer their Contempt against the Privileges of this High Court.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Michaell Samborne, Richard Samborne the Younger, Thomas Samborne, Margaret Samborne, and Mary Samborne, the Children of Richard Samborne the Elder, of Mayden Newton, in the County of Dorsett, Merchant.
E. of Leicester's Leave to be absent.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Percie Browne and Mary Browne, the Children of Sir William Browne, Lieutenant Governor of His Majesty's late Cautionary Town of Vlushing, deceased.
The Petition of Jeffrey Passemore was read; who humbly desired to be enlarged out of The Fleet; being committed thither for the arresting of Samuel Booth, Groom of His Majesty's Courser Stable (V. 13 March, 1620).
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 30m diem instantis Aprilis, hora octava, Dominis sic decernentibus.