Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 24 die Novembris.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Gommittee for the Journal.
Ordinance concerning Foreign Plantations.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance about Maryland.
L. Cromwell, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Cromwell; complaining, "That he was lately arrested, in Westm. Hall, by Thomas Arnewell the Under Sheriff of Midd. and Daniell Marwood and Thomas Gardiner, and one Wm. Moyle." (Here enter the Petition.)
Arnwell & al. sent for, for arresting him.
It is Ordered, That the Person of the Lord Cromwell, he being a Peer of this Realm, shall presently be released from his Restraint, and the Money to be restored to his Lordship again; that all the Persons that are confederate in this Business shall be summoned to appear before this House on Thursday Morning, to answer their Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, in arresting a Peer of this Land.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, desiring a Meeting with the Committee of both Houses.
"We did the last Weeke desire a Meetinge with the Comittee of both Houses at Derby House, where we did attend, according to the Advertisement then given to diverse of the Comittee by Mr. Frost; but there was not a full Number present: Wherefore we doe intreate your Lordship to appointe a Meeting this Afternoone at De'by House; and we remaine
Worcester house, the 24 Nov. 1646.
Langham & al. and Lymbrey & al.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Report of the Judges, concerning the Matter referred to them between Alderman Langham, &c. and Captain Lymbrey and others.
And then the House appointed the Answer, Reasons, and Allegations of Captain John Lymbery, Arnold Breames, and John Cradock, to the Petition of Sir John Cordell Knight, John Langham Alderman of London, and others, why no Proceedings ought to be further had upon the same before this House; which was read.
Protest against retaining the Cause in this House.
Memorandum, Before the putting the aforesaid Question, the Earl of Lyncolne and the Lord Hunsdon desired Leave to enter their Dissents to this Question, in case it was carried against their Votes; which being granted, they accordingly dissented, by subscribing their Names.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
Covenant to he read in Church
Dr. Harvey a Pass to the King.
Order for 7580£. per Annum, for the D. of York.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Yearly Sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Revenue, for the Maintenance and Support of the Duke of Yorke; and that the Committee of the Revenue do take effectual Care, and is hereby required, constantly and duly to pay the said Seven Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty Pounds accordingly, unto the Earl of Northumberland."
L. Cromwell's Petition, against Shergold, Arnwell, & al. for arresting him.
"That whereas your Petitioner, being a Peer of this Realm, by the Laws of the Land and the undoubted Customs of the Kingdom, ought to have his Person freed from Arrests or Restraint, upon any Civil Actions or Attachments: Yet so it is, may it please your Lordships, one Thomas Shergald, of Hindon, in the County of Wilts, Gentleman, well knowing your Petitioner to be a Peer of this Realm, did confederate, with Thomas Arnewell the Under Sheriff of Midd. and Daniell Marwood, with Thomas Gardiner of Salisbury, to put an open Affront and Disgrace upon your Petitioner in Westm'r Hall; and did arrest and carry him Prisoner to the Under Sheriff, then fitting in the Hall: And that whereas your Petitioner having lately sold a small Estate which he had in Wiltsshire, to raise Money to pay his Composition at Gouldsmiths Hall, and to supply his great Necessities; may it please your Lordships to be informed, one William Moyle your Petitioner's late Servant, and others his Confederates, taking Encouragement by the Example of the said Shergald and Arnwell, have attached the said Money of your Petitioners in the Hands of one Mr. Robert Gall of London Merchant, and go about to condemn it in the Sheriff's Court, contrary to the Laws of the Land, and the just ancient Privilege of all Peers of this Kingdom, especially in Time of Parliament.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays, your Lordships will be pleased to call the said several Parties before you, to answer their said Contempts; and that all Proceedings upon the said Attachments may be staid; and that such Punishment may be inflicted on the said Confederates, and such Reparation made to your Petitioner, as in your Wisdoms shall be found agreeable to Justice and Honour.