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.
Mr. May's Mare, &c. to be restored.
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.
Mr. Jackson, a Pass.
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.
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:
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.
Smith, for Words against the Earl of Holland.
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.
The Commons to hasten the Charge against the Earl of Bath.
Wright, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Essex.
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.)
Committed to The Fleet.
Johnson and Talcot.
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.