Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 11 die Martii.
Dr. Cragge, a Pass.
Dr. Colledon, Ditto.
Mr. Noell's Petition to be heard, who was sent up a Prisoner by Lord Grey.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Noell Esquire, Second Son of the Lord Viscount Campden; shewing, "That he is, by Direction of the Lord Grey, sent up a Prisoner, and now standeth committed to the Keeper of the Lord Peter's House, in AldersgateStreete: He desires he may be admitted to acquaint their Lordships with the Condition that he is in, and what hath lately happened unto him and his Tenants:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Henry Noell should be brought hither on Tuesday next; and then this House will appoint some few Lords to (fn. 1) hear privately what he can say, and afterwards to acquaint this House with (fn. 2) it.
Child, for Words against the King, to be committed and proceeded against.
Upon Information to this House, "That one Rob't Childe, of Barkhamsteed St. Peeter, in the County of Hertford, hath spoken traiterous and scandalous Words, in Derogation and Contempt of the Person and Dignity of the King, as apeared by reading the Copies of divers Informations; for the apprehending of the said Childe, His Majesty sent His Warrant to the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, to attach him, and send him to Oxford; but, in regard he is a Trooper in Colonel Goodwin's Regiment at Ayslebury, the said Sheriff cannot apprehend him, which made him write to the Earl of Salisbury, who acquainted this House therewith, to receive further Directions what to do therein:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Copies of the Examinations now read shall be sent to the Lord General, who is desired to give Order that the said Childe may be apprehended, and sent to Hertford Gaol, that so he may be proceeded against according to the Law.
Conisby, High Sheriff of Hertford, sent for, for slighting Words of the Parliament.
Upon Information to this House, "That Mr. Conisby, High Sheriff of Hertford, being advised to petition the Parliament, and acquaint them with this Business, and receive their Directions therein, he answered, That it was below him for to petition the Parliament:" Hereupon this House resented this as a great Indignity and Affront to the Parliament: Ordered, That the said Mr. Conisby the High Sheriff shall be attached, and brought before this House as a Delinquent on Monday Morning next.
Soldiers in Essex to be reported, who spoke scandalous Words of the Earl of Suffolk.
Upon Information to this House, "That some of the Soldiers in Essex spoke very scandalous Words against the Earl of Suff." Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Lord Grey of Warke shall bring in the Names of the Persons that spoke these Words, between this and this Day Sevennight.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords will sit P. M.
Moyser, Ashton and Nuttall, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Moyser Esquire, it is Ordered, That he shall have a longer Time, until the First Day of the next Term, to assign Errors in the Writ of Error depending in this House, between him and Ashton and Nuttall Esquire.