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, 23 die Februarii,
Abuse in the Wine Trade.
Whereas Complaint was this Day made to the House, That Merchant Strangers have brought into this Kingdom divers Wines, of the Growth of France, which they have sophisticated with unwholesome Roots and other unwholsesome Things, and do utter the same for French and Rhenish Wines; it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament assembled, That the Lord Mayor and Al dermen of London shall, by virtue of this Order, have Authority (and they are hereby required) to make diligent Search and Enquiry after all sophisticated, arti ficial, and falsified Wines, within the City of London: and that they shall break in Pieces all such Vessels, which, either now or hereafter, they shall find containing such artificial, sophisticated, or falsified Wines; and shall let out the said Wines into the Streets; to the End that none of His Majesty's loving Subjects may receive any Prejudice at all by them hereafter.
Derrick Garret to attend.
Memorandam, That the last mentioned Order was made upon the Petition of the Wine Merchants, which was read this Day; wherein they complained, That one Dericke Garrett, a Stranger, had brought over the said Wines. And it was further Ordered, The said Dericke Garrett to be brought, by the Serjeant at Arms, before the Lords, on Wednesday, the Five and Twentieth of this February, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning.
E. of Leicesters Privilege.
E. of Oxford.
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported, That the Lords Committees (appointed by the House) did on Saturday last deliver to His Majesty the Petition concerning the Earl of Oxon; that His Majesty received it very graciously, it coming from the whole House; and answered, That (fn. 1).
Erection of an Academy.
The Motion made the last Session of Parliament for an Academy to be erected, for the educating of the Children of the Nobility, and of the Gentry of Worth, of the Kingdom, was this Day renewed by the Earl Marshal; whereupon there was a Committee appointed to consider thereof, and of a Grant to be obtained from His Majesty, to enable certain Persons to be ca pable of such Lands as shall be given towards the said Academy.
Lane versus Band.
Whereas the Cause between Robert Lane and Ferdinando Bande was appointed to be heard here at the Bar on Thursday, the Six and Twentieth of this Fe bruary, by Council on both Sides; it is this Day Ordered, upon the Petition of the said Ferdinando Band, That (in respect his Counsel are to attend the Judges in their Circuits) the Hearing of the said Cause shall be deferred until Tuesday next after Low Sunday, videlicet, 24 die Aprilis proximi; on which Day it is to be heard.
E. of Pembrokes Privilege Stannaries Ditto.
Whereas it was Ordered the Nineteenth of this Fe bruary, That Thomas Dudson, Prisoner in the Fleet, for the Arrest of Edmond Dunrich, a Stannary Man, and Servant to the Earl of Pembrooke, should be brought hither this Day, and certain Witnesses in the said Order mentioned, to prove a Plot and Practice for the Infringement of the Liberties of the Stannaries; the said Dudson appeared, and the said Dunrich exhibited a long Petition of the whole Manner of Proceedings against him in the King's-Bench; and prayed, that Dudson, and some other Officers of that Court, might be interrogated concerning the same, and of some Words spoken by one of the Judges of the said Court.
The Petition being read, the Parties were withdrawn, and the House considered thereof. Dunrich being brought to the Bar again, and kneeling, the Lord Keeper (by Commandment of the House) rebuked him for this general Scandal laid on the Court of the King's Bench, wherein he doth fix no Charge upon any in particular, but petitioneth that this House would interrogate the Officers of that Court to win out somewhat against them; and therefore his Petition is rejected; but, if he will charge any one with Particulars, their Lordships will hear him.
Garter Claims a Fee from each Lord at his Introduction as well as Cration.
The Earl of Arundell signified to the House, That Garter Principal King of Arms hath exhibited a Peti tion to this House, claiming a Reward, or Fee, of every Lord, for his first Entrance and Placing in Parliament, as well of Lords coming in by Descent as by Creation and Summons; and moved, That this Petition might be referred to the Sub-committee for Privileges, and they to report their Opinion to the House; which was Ordered accordingly.
"That whereas it doth appear, by the Black Book of the most Renowned Order of the Garter, and is manifested by divers other Rolls, Books, and Writings, as well in the Time of King Henry the Eighth as of late Times, That Garter King of Arms was to receive of every Lord, for his first Entring and Placing in the Court of Parliament a Reward, or Fee, according to their Lordships several Estates and Degrees, as well of Lords coming into this Honourable House by Descent as by Creation and Summons; in Consideration whereof the said Garter is, at the Begin ning of every Parliament, to make up a perfect Roll, by which your Lordships are called, and duly marshaled, at your first coming to the same; as also several Rolls for great Officers of Your most Honourable House; and One for the Clerk of the Parliament, whereby the said Clerk may give your Lordships your due Places in the Journals, which other wise cannot be by him performed; and further, your Lordship's Petitioner, by an Order made in this most Honourable House the 39th of Elizabeth, ought to attend, at some certain Time, in the End of every Session of Parliament, to direct and see that your Lordships be orderly marshaled in the said Journal Books; moreover, upon the Conclusion of every Parliament, a perfect Roll is to be made up by Garter, according to ancient Custom, and ingrossed in Vellum, to remain a Precedent for future Times, for your Lordships due placing, as well in Parliament as in other Assemblies; divers of which Rolls, made by your Petitioner's Predecessors, are now the principal Authorities to decide Questions of Precedency of many of the Nobility, whereof divers being created in one Day, and others being Barons by Writ summoned at one Time, hath no other certain Record remaining, to prove their Precedency and first Summons, but the aforesaid Rolls and Books; besides many other useful Services, which Your Lordships receive by the aforesaid Rolls; the making of which every Parliament (in Form as anciently accustomed) will be near as much Charge unto the Office of Garter as the Benefit which will arise by the aforesaid Rewards and Fees.
"Your Petitioner therefore most humbly craveth, that your Lordships would be pleased to continue unto him those ancient accustomed Rewards and Fees, which your Honourable Ancestors have heretofore pleased to bestow upon your Petitioner's Predecessors, in Guerdon of their Services before expressed; and that Your Honours would be pleased to Order the aforesaid Rewards and Fees to such Certainty as to your Lordships shall seem meet, as, in like Cases, Your Lordships do unto other Officers of your most Honourable House And your Petitioner and his Successors shall be ever bound, and much encouraged to perform with all Diligence the aforesaid ancient and wonted Services belonging to their Office; and to pray for your Lordships, etc".