House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 26 April 1641

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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 Lunæ, videlicet, 26 die Aprilis, Easter Monday.


A Message was sent from the House of Commons, by the Lord Viscount Faulkland:

Message from the H. C. for Conference about the Court of President and Council of the North.

To desire of their Lordships a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Court of the President and Council of the North.

The Answer to the said Message was:


That their Lordships will give a Meeting, in the Painted Chamber, presently, as is desired.

Lords Reporters appointed.

The Earl of Bath, The Earl of Bristoll, and the Lord North, were appointed to report the Conference.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and it was Ordered, That the Report of this Conference be made To-morrow Morning.

After this a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Justice Heath:

Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the London Petition.

To let them know that their Lordships are ready to give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the London Petition.

Lady Cope and Fisher to be heard.

Ordered, That the Committee for Petitions do fit on Thursday next, at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, to hear the Cause between the Lady Cope and Fisher.

Lord Treasurer's Privilege Brice arrested.

Upon Complaint made to the House, "That Walter Brice, Servant to the Lord Treasurer, was lately arrested, by Thomas Langley, Mercer, and Peter Osborne, a Serjeant, contrary to the Privileges of Parliament; and the said Thomas Langley, as is alledged, affirmed in most despiteful Manner, That he would arrest any of his Lordship's Servants, in like Manner, at his Lordship's Gate, for he did not care a Pin for Leave:" Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall attach and bring the Bodies of the said Thomas Langley and Peter Osborne before their Lordships, to answer the aforesaid Misdemeanors.

E. of Cleveland's and L. Philip Herbert's Suit.

A Bill of the Earl of Cleveland's was delivered in to this House, which was agreed upon, and consented unto, by the Counsel of the Lord Phillip Herberte; and appointed by this House to be read To-morrow Morning.

The Answer from the House of Commons to the Message was:

Answer from the H. C.

That they will give a present Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.

Lords Reporters appointed.

The Earl of Bath, Earl of Bristoll, Lord Viscount Saye, and the Lord North, were appointed to report the Conference.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Earl of Bath reported shortly the Effect of the Conference:

Conference concerning the London Petition reported.

"That the House of Commons have brought up a Petition delivered to their House, subscribed by many Persons of Quality in the City of London, and directed to both Houses of Parliament. The Petition was read publicly; and afterwards declared that the House of Commons did desire that their Lordships would take it into Consideration.

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"That after this it was delivered, Whereas both Houses of Parliament did wait on His Majesty touching the disbanding of the new Irish Army, the disarming of the Recusants in England, according to Law, and the removing of the Recusants from the Court, especially Mr. Walter Mountague, Sir Kenelme Digby, Sir Toby Mathewes and Sir John Winter; that their Lordships would be pleased to appoint some to know of His Majesty what Time He will appoint that both Houses may wait on Him, and receive an Answer therein; and desired their Lordships to let them know the Time, and they will conform themselves to it."

Bill of Attainder of the Earl of Strafford read.

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Lords to learn His Majesty's Pleasure when both Houses should wait on Him.

The Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord Chamberlain of the Houshold were appointed to attend His Majesty, to know when both Houses of Parliament shall wait upon Him, to receive an Answer to the Three Particulars before mentioned.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 27m diem instantis Aprilis, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.