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 Martis, videlicet, 15 die Februarii.
Bp. of Durham and Bp. of Cov. and Lichfield bailed.
The House resolving Yesterday that the Twelve Bishops should be bailed, if they could find such Security as this House would approve of; hereupon James Maxwell, Esquire, Gentleman of the Black Rod, did, in open House, undertake to the Use of the King, Body for Body, That the Bishop of Durham and the Bishop of Coventry and Litchfeild shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight, being the Day of their Trial. Upon this, the said Two Bishops were released from their Restraint.
Book of Account of the Stores and Magazines of the Kingdom.
This Day a Book was delivered in by the Lord Chamberlain, which was presented to the Earl of Newport, Master of the Ordnance, which Book contained an Account of the Stores and Magazines of the Kingdom; and it is Ordered, That the said Book is referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora 2a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
E. of Bedford excused.
The Earl of Bedford was excused for his Absence this Day, being sick.
Bp. of Bath and Wells bailed.
Sir Edward Fish, Baronet, and Sir Robert Filmer, Knight, did undertake, Body for Body, That the Bishop of Bath and Wells shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, on Friday come Sevennight; and in the mean Time he is to be at Liberty.
Archbishop of York bailed.
Sir William Williams, Baronet, Thomas Leigh, Esquire, and Rice Williams, did this Day undertake to this House. Body for Body, That John Archbishop of Yorke shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight; and in the mean (fn. 1) Time he is to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Gloucester bailed.
John Adderley, of South Mims, in the County of Midd. Esquire, Owen Wynn, of The Inner Temple, of London, Esquire, and Edward Goodman, of The Inner Temple, Esquire, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That Godfrey Bishop of Gloucester shall appear before the Lords in Parliament upon Friday come Sevennight; and in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of St. Asaph bailed.
Herny Williams, of Maes Castle, in Comitatu Carnarvon, Armiger, Tho. Madryn, de Madryn, in Comitatu Carnavon, Armiger, and Thomas Owen, of The Inner Temple, Esquire, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That John Bishop of St. Asaph shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean (fn. 2) Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Landaph bailed.
Edward Lloyd, of Irod, in Comitatu Carmarthen, Gentleman, Henry Baker, of Westm. Gentleman, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That Morgan Bishop of Landaph shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean (fn. 2) Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Hereford bailed.
Marmaduke Royden, Esquire, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That the Bishop of Hereford shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight; in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Norwich bailed.
Edward Winniffe, of Brettenham, in Suffolk, Esquire, and Thomas Baker, of the City of Winchester, Gentleman, did this (fn. 2) Day undertake, That Joseph Bishop of Norwich shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Peterborough bailed.
Francis Connisby and John de Levall, Merchants, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That John Bishop of Peterborough shall appear before the Lords in Parliament on Friday come Sevennight; in the mean Time to be at Liberty.
Bp. of Oxford bailed.
John Whistler, Recorder of the City of Oxon, and Phanuell Mathewes, One of His Majesty's Servants, did this Day undertake, Body for Body, That the Bishop of Oxon shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, on Friday next come Sevennight; in the mean (fn. 2) Time to be at Liberty.
Watkins, Searcher of London's Petition.
Upon reading of the Petition of Edward Watkins, Esquire, His Majesty's Chief Searcher in the Port of London; it is Ordered, That the said Petition is hereby referred to the Committees for Petitions, or any Three of them, who are to meet upon the said Petition on Saturday next, being the 19th of this Instant February, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber; and, in the mean Time, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal is desired by this House to forbear sealing of the Patent for the Reversion of his Place.
Bill for exempting Four Counties from the Marches of Wales.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the exempting of Four Counties out of the Jurisdiction of the Marches of Wales shall be heard openly in this House, at the Bar, on this Day Month; and that all Parties herein (fn. 3) concerned are to have their Right.
Francis Greene for Words against the Protestant Religion sent for.
Upon Information made to this House, "That one Francis Greene, a professed Roman Catholic in Cambridge, hath spoken some dangerous and scandalous Words of the Protestant Religion;" it is Ordered, That he shall be sent for, by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, to answer the same before this House.
Sir Lewis Diyes to be examined.
Sir Lewis Dyves this Day appearing, according to the Order of this House; it is Ordered, That the Lords Committees shall meet with the Committee of the House of Commons, and examine him concerning the Letters that were sent to him from the Lord Digby.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. about it.
To let the House of Commons know, that Sir Lewis Dyves is come, according to the Order of this House, and is ready to be examined.
Cooper and Wilgress.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, shall attach, or cause to be attached, and brought before the Lords in Parliament, the Bodies of John Cooper and Daniell Wilgric, to answer their high Contempt, for disobeying an Order made by this House, as appeared by Affidavits read this Day in the House.
Committee to prepare a Bill concerning Wines.
Lords Committees appointed by this House to consider of Heads for a new Bill against Sophistication of Wines:
Any Three of their Lordships to meet on Monday next, at Three a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; and afterwards shall have Power to adjourn themselves as they shall see Cause.
L. Keeper's Chaplain to read Prayers.
Ordered, That the Chaplain of the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, for the Time being, shall attend from Time to Time, to say Prayers before the Lords in Parliament; and, in his Absence, the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, shall appoint some other to do that Service.
The Messengers (fn. 4) return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That their Committee will be ready to meet with the Committee of Lords, for Examination of Sir Lewis Dyves.
Certificate of Defects of the Stores in the Office of Ordnance.
The Book which was delivered into this House by the Lord Chamberlain, from the Earl of Newport, presented to his Lordship from the Officers of the Ordnance, being a Certificate of the Defects of the Stores, was read; and then it was sent, by Serjeant Ayliff and Serjeant Glanvile, to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.
The Messengers returned with this Answer:
Sent to the H. C.
That they have delivered the said Book to the House of Commons.
Examinations in Captain Appleton's Business.
Mr. Justice Foster reported the Examination of the Business concerning Captain Appleton.
E. of Denbigh Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Denbigh hath Leave to be absent from this House for a few Days.
Inigo Jones's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause of Inigo Jones, depending now before the Lords in Parliament, upon a Charge brought up from the House of Commons against him, shall be heard at this (fn. 4) Bar on Friday the 25th of this Instant February; and all Parties interested therein are to have Notice, and attend the Hearing accordingly.
Message from the H. C. with the Ordinance for the Militia, with an Amendment.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pierpointe; who brought up the Ordinance of Parliament concerning the Militia of this Kingdom, with an Amendment, desiring this House to join with the House of Commons therein; which being read and considered of, it is Ordered, That this House agrees fully with the House of Commons in the said Ordinance, with the Amendment.
L. Keeper, Leave to be absent Tomorrow.
The Lord Keeper desired Leave of the House to be absent To-morrow, in regard of his ill Health; and the House dispensed with his Absence To-morrow, and appointed that the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas shall sit Speaker To-morrow.
Next, divers Gentlemen of the County of Yorke were admitted in, who delivered a Petition to this House; which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet;
Petition of Yorkshire.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers, now in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Knights, Gentlemen, Citizens, and other Inhabitants, within the County and City of Yorke,
"That the Blood of our Brethren, spilt in most human Sort by the barbarous Rebels in Ireland, cries loud to Heaven for Justice and Vengeance; that hindering Supplies to support the small Remainder of those which yet remain unslaughtered, hath rendered the former untainted Honour of this Nation an Object of Scorn and Obloquy; that protracting the Redress of many pressing Evils, and deferring the hopeful Remedies of threatening Dangers, enforceth the whole Kingdom to groan and tremble, under a fearful Apprehension of succeeding Mischiefs and Calamities.
"We do therefore humbly and earnestly desire that it would please this Honourable House, with all Readiness and good Affection, to unite their Wills and Endeavours with the House of Commons, who have hitherto with unwearied Patience contributed their Parts to the universal Good and Safety of all His Majesty's Dominions, that so the Realm of Ireland may be speedily and effectually relieved, the Honour of this Kingdom (by God's Blessing and Favour) redeemed, illegal Pressures removed, malicious Delinquents punished, and imminent Dangers (by putting the Land into a Posture of Defence, fully disarming and securing the Papists, intrusting Places (fn. 5) in confident Hands) lessened; that, as your high Birth and eminent Titles do rightfully claim due Honour and Respect, so your Alacrity and ready Care to co-operate for the General Security, both from Foreign and Domestic Enemies, may justly challenge that we should heartily pray, &c.
Thanks given to the Petitioners.
The Gentlemen were called in, and had Thanks given them for the Expressions of their Care of the Protestants in Ireland, and of the Public; and were told, "That their Lordships will take their Petition into speedy Consideration."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.