Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 1 die Maii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Mr. May's Mare, &c. to be restored.
Ordered, That Mr. May shall have an Order for restoring of his Mare and Saddle, in the Hands of one Bulmer, in London.
Justice Mallet, further Liberty granted.
Mr. Justice Mallett was called in, and told (fn. 1) what their Lordships had Ordered upon his Petition, "That he shall have Liberty to lie at his Chamber at Serjeants Inne, in Chancery Lane, giving his Word to render himself at The Tower whensoever their Lordships shall think fit, and not go out of Town without acquainting this House therewith." And he promised, upon his Word, to obey their Lordships Order therein.
Lady Spencer, a Protection for her House.
Ordered, That the Lady Spencer shall have a Protection for her House, paying all Taxes and Rates, according to the Ordinances of Parliament.
Mr. Jackson, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Jackson shall have a Pass to go to Glo'ster.
E. of Portland's Goods protected.
The House being informed, "That some Goods of the Earl of Portland's are in the House of the Lord Stourton, and seized by the Assessors for the Parliament:" It is Ordered, That, (fn. 2) on the Earl of Portland's bringing in a Note of what Goods are his, they shall be protected and free from all Arrests and Seizures.
E. of Saucourt, a Pass beyond Sea.
Ordered, That the Earl of Saucourt, and his Eight Servants, Coffers, Portmanteaus, and Stuff, shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Sea.
Simpson, for arresting Wyeman, the Earl Holland's Servant.
and for Words against the E. of Holland.
Next, Wm. Sympson, that arrested Jo. Weyman, the Earl of Holland's Servant, contrary to the Privilege of this House, was brought to the Bar as a Delinquent, for saying, "Are you that base Fellow's Servant (meaning the Earl of Holland)?" and "He is a base Fellow, and a Roundhead." He denying the Words, these Witnesses were produced, and proved the Words:
Smith, the other Serjeant.
The House, taking this into Consideration, Adjudged, That the said Wm. Sympson, for the scandalous Words against the Earl of Holland, shall presently stand committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
"2. That he shall stand upon the Pillory in Westm. on Wednesday next, and (fn. 3) in Cheapside on Friday next, with a Paper on his Head, declaring his Offence.
"3. That he shall acknowledge his Offence at this Bar, and the Courts in Westm. Hall."
Smith, for Words against the Earl of Holland.
Also it was proved, by George Fenn, "That John Smith, a Serjeant, said, "That the Earl of Holland keeps none but Rogues."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That he shall, for the said scandalous Words, be committed to The Fleete, during the Pleasure of this House.
Elzey the Solicitor, who arrested the Earl of Holland's Servant,
And Mr. Elzey, the Solicitor that caused the said Weyman to be arrested, knowing him to be the Earl of Holland's Servant, was charged with it; but he denying of it, this House Ordered, That the Examination of this Business shall be referred to Mr. Justice Reeves, who shall call the Persons before him, and report the same to this House.
to remain in Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Elzey shall be kept in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher, until this Business shall be further examined.
The Commons to hasten the Charge against the Earl of Bath.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, at the next Conference, to desire them that they would hasten the Charge against the Earl of Bath, if they have any.
Wright, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Essex.
The House taking into Consideration the Charge brought up against Francis Wright, Parson of Wittam, in Essex;
He not appearing, Affidavit upon Oath was made, by Thomas Parker, "That he served the Order of this House on Francis Wright, on Saturday last, Personally upon him."
Hereupon this House proceeded to hear the Evidence against him; and these Witnesses were produced, to prove that he is a Common Drunkard and Adulterer, and the rest of the Crimes charged against him:
And, upon the Consideration of the whole Business, this House Adjudged, "That the said Francis Wright shall be presently sequestered from the Profits of the Living of the said Church of Wittam, and from officiating there. (Here enter the Judgement at large.)
"2. That Mr. Edmund Brewer shall officiate there.
Committed to The Fleet.
"3. That he shall be committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of this House."
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher shall attach the Body of the said Francis Wright, and bring him before this House.
Johnson and Talcot.
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland, and Lord Viscount Conway, and the Lord Lovelace, are added to the Committee to examine the Business between Mr. Johnson and Talcott.
Lady Mountague's Estate protected.
The House was this Day informed, "That the Tenants of Jane Viscountess Dowager Mountague have been lately discharged of paying any their Rents unto the said Viscountess, her Bailiff, or Agent, which is conceived to be done by reason of a late Ordinance of Parliament to sequester Two Parts of Papists Estates as well Real as Personal, although the said Viscountess is a Protestant, who, having always conformed herself to the Laws of the Land, hath chearfully and freely contributed to the Parliament, and is still resolved so to do:" It is therefore thought fit, and so Ordered by the Lords in Parliament, in regard that this Discharge is conceived to have been given through some Mistake, That all the Rents, Chattels, Goods, Household Stuff, Real and Personal Estate, of what Kind or Nature soever, of or belonging to the said Viscountess Mountague, shall be forborn to be seized, taken, received, driven, or carried away, by or by reason of the said Ordinance, or through any other Pretence whatsoever: Provided nevertheless, that this Order shall not stop or hinder any due Course of Law, or Ordinance of Parliament, that might be of Force if this Order had not been granted; and hereto all Parties whom this doth concern are to yield their Obedience.
Newton and Hill, Park-keepers at Windsor, sent for.
Ordered, That Jo. Newton and Ric'd Hill, Underkeepers of the Little Park at Windsor, shall be attached, and brought before the Lords in Parliament, to (fn. 4) answer divers Misdemeanors committed by them.
House adjourned till 10 a cras.