House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 20 February 1641

Pages 167-168

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Die Sabbati, videlicet, 20 die Februarii.


Arundel River.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for making a River Navigable, from the River of Thames to Arundle, in Sussex.

Committed to

The L. Treasurer.
L. High Chamberlain.
E. Marshal.
E. of Cambridge.
E. of March.
E. of Holland.
E. of Westmerland.
E. of Dover.
L. Viscount Mountague.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Carlile.
L. Bp. of Chichester.
Serjeant Ayliffe &
Serjeant Whitfield
E. Nottingham.
E. Dorsett.
E. of Warwicke.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. North.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Werke.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Perp inte.
Ds. Savill.
Ds. Dunsemore.


Their Lordships, or any Seven of (fn. 1) them, to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, in the Afternoon.

E. Dorset Leave to speak with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Ordered, That the Earl of Dorsett have Leave to speak with the Lord Archbishop of Cant.

Witness in Ld. Strafford's Cause.

Juratus in Causa Comitis Strafford, Sir Foulke Hunkes; and afterwards received an Injunction for Secrecy.

Marquis of Winchester's Bill.

Memorandum, The Lord Marquis of Winchester's Bill, with the Amendments, is to (fn. 1) be reported and read on Monday Morning next.

Dr. Pocklington's Petition Rejected.

A Petition of Dr. Pocklington's was read, and rejected.

Propositions for the Treaty with The States.

After this, the House proceeded to the Debating of the Four Propositions concerning the Treaty with The States.

The Propositions were read; and, after some Consideration of the great Importance of the Business, and for the more Expedition, the House appointed these Lords Committees following, to consider of the whole Business touching and concerning the Four Propositions of The States, referred to this House from His Majesty, and to give an Account to this House thereof: videlicet,

L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
E. of Bath.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Sarum.
E. of Warwicke.
E. of March.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Dover.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Viscount Conwaye.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Exon.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North.
Ds. Kymbolton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard de Charl.
Ds. Grey de Werke.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Pawlett.
Ds. Goringe.
Ds. Savill.
Ds. Dunsemore.
Ds. Herbert.

Mr. Devick to attend that Committee.

Mr. Devicke appointed to attend the Committee in this particular Business, having received an Oath of Secrecy.

Their Lordships, or any Nine of them, are to meet on Monday the 22d of this Instant February, at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Parliament House.

The Lords Committees to have Power to appoint such a Number of themselves as they please, from Time to Time, to join with the Commissioners appointed by the King (fn. 1) to treat with The States Ambassadors, in this great Business.

Lords appointed to acquaint His Majesty with the House's Resolution about the Propositions.

These Lords following were deputed by the House, to let His Majesty know what the Resolutions of the House were concerning the Four Propositions referred to their Lordships from His Majesty: videlicet,

The E. of Cambridge.
E. of March.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Holland.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.

Umsrevile committed for forging Lord Awdley's Protection, and Brandt discharged.

This Day Wm. Umfrevile was brought to the Bar, for counterfeiting the Hand and Seal of the Lord Awdley, in a Protection, and (fn. 2) selling it to Marcus Brandt, for Six Pounds: Hereupon it was Ordered, The said Umfrevile having confessed the Fact, that he shall be committed to The Fleet, there to remain until he make his humble Submission to this House in general, and to the said Lord Awdley in particular; and that the said Brandt doth stand right in the Opinion of this House, and freed from any Blame in this Particular, having sustained much Wrong from the said Umfrevile; and Brandt to have his Recognizance of Five Hundred Pounds for his Forth-coming to be vacated and discharged.

List of the Visitants to Sir George Ratcliffe read.

The List of the Names of such Persons that have visited Sir George Radcliffe in The Gatehouse thie Week, was read.

Ld. Roche's Petition versus Earl of Strafford.

Ordered, That a Petition of the Lord Roches, against the Earl of Strafford, be referred to the Committee appointed for Sir Peire Crosebie's Cause.

Ld. Keeper Littleton introduced.

This Day the Lord Keeper Littleton, Baron of Mounslowe, was introducted, between the Lord Willoughby de Earsby, and the Lord Grey de Warke, being all in their Robes; and the Lord Keeper carrying the Great Seal in his Arms, the Gentleman Usher with his Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Lord Great Chamberlain with his White Staff, and the Earl Marshal going before him, came to the Wool-sack, where Garter delivered him his Patent of Creation and Writ of Summons; and then his Lordship, with low Obeisance, kneeled down, and laid them upon the Chair of State; and afterwards (fn. 3) they were delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament, who carried them to his Table, and read the Writ of Summons, dated 19 die Februarii, 16° Caroli Regis; which being done, he was brought and placed upon the Barons Form, according to his Creation, and afterwards to his Place upon the Earls Bench, appointed him by the Statute.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 22m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Deest in Origin.
  • 2. Origin. sold.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.