Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Die Lunæ, 19 die Maii.
Answer from the H.C.
Darrell and Drury.
Upon reading the Petition of Marmaduke Darrell Esquire: It is Ordered, That Wm. Drury Esquire shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer within a Fortnight after he shall be served with this Order; else the Cause is to be dismissed this House, and left to the Law.
Mrs Lyndsey, a Pass to go abroad.
Sir H. Compton's Petition, to be freed from Actions for Deb:.
Mr. Serjeant Fynch reported, "That (upon a Reference of the Petition of Sir Henry Compton) Mr. Justice Bacon, in the Court of King's Bench, saith, That the Course there is, in case any Man be committed for any Capital or Criminal Offence, they do not suffer any Actions to be charged upon him, except the Court be first moved; but then they always give Leave: And both the Judges affirm, in Civil Causes, the Court never stays any Suit or Action."
Letter from Admiral Swanley, that Haverfordwest is taken, and Milford in Danger.
Mess. Bruce, Holliburton, and Lowe, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That it is referred (fn. 1)
Ordinance for Mr. Peck to be Steward of the Chancery at Dover.
"Whereas the Place of the Steward of the Chancery Court of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns and their Members, hath been long void, by the Death of the former Steward, and Justice hath been much delayed, and the Suitors to the Court greatly prejudiced, for Want of a Steward to discharge the said Place: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Peter Pecke Esquire, Counsellor at Law, shall be Steward of the said Court; and he is hereby authorized and enabled to exercise, perform, and do, all and every such lawful Act and Acts, Thing and Things, as have been accustomed to be done by the Stewards of the said Court, or do belong to the Execution of the said Place; and also to have, receive, take to himself, and enjoy, all and every such Fee and Fees, Duties, Perquisites, and Privileges, as have been had, received, taken, or (fn. 2) enjoyed, by the Stewards of the said Court, or any of them, or do belong to the said Place, in as ample Manner as any Steward of the said Court hath formerly had, received, or enjoyed, the same."
Fifield's Petition, about Writs of Error in the Common Pleas to be certified into the King's Bench.
"That your Petitioner, being Clerk of the Errors of the Court of Common Pleas, hath in his Hands several Writs of Error, brought upon several Judgements directed to Justice Crawley, in the Vacancy of the Chief Justice, as Antient Judge of that Court, which, according to Law and the constant Precedents of that Court, ought to be certified under his Hand into the Court of King's Bench; and whereas the said Justice Crawley is now absent, whereby he cannot set his Hand to the Return of those Writs, by reason whereof much Damage and Delay may come to several Persons interested therein;
"Your Petitioner therefore doth humbly pray, that your Lordships would be pleased to make some speedy Order for his Direction herein, how and in what Manner he shall certify the said Writs into the said Court of King's Bench, as to your Lordships shall seem most fit and convenient for Redress of the said Grievances.