DIE Mercurii, 14 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. Berkley B.
Ds. Arundell W.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Gerard B.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Butler W.
Ds. Grey de Rol.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting
of certain Manors and Lands of Edward Bedell, of
Wood-Rising, in the County of Norff. Esquire, on certain Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts."
(fn. *) The Earl of Clarendon hath Leave to visit the Four
Lords who are Prisoners in The Tower, for One Time.
Bill to nat. Englishmens Children, born Abroad.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Children of His Majesty's English Subjects born in Foreign Countries during the late Troubles."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Lowe and Sir John Francklin:
To deliver the Bill for the Naturalization of Children
of His Majesty's English Subjects born in Foreign Countries during the late Troubles, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Countess of Huntingdon, Privilege, versus Brown and Walker, for arresting her
This Day John Browne, at whose Suit the Countess
of Huntington was arrested, and William Walker Attorney
in the Cause, were brought to the Bar of this House,
by the Serjeant at Arms, as Delinquents.
Having kneeled, the Lord Chancellor asked them,
"What they could say for themselves, to excuse them
from this great Offence, of arresting and attaching
the Body of the Countess of Huntington, contrary to
the Privilege of Peerage due unto her?"
Mr. Browne said, "He was misled in the Proceedings by his Attorney; and he was sorry for it."
Walker confessed he did only take out a Bill of Midd.
but was ignorant of her Privilege.
After they withdrew, the House apprehending this
Case to be a high and extraordinary Breach of the Privilege of Peerage, and therefore deserved to have inflicted upon the Offenders such an exemplary Punishment as may deter others for the future from committing
the like Breach of Privilege:
The Question being put, "Whether the whole
Matter of the Complaint of the Countess of
Huntington shall be committed to the Committee for Privileges, to report what they
think fit to be done upon it?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Hereupon the House made this Order following:
"Whereas Mr. John Browne, and Mr. William Walker his Attorney, were this Day brought to the Bar,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for
causing the Countess Dowager of Huntington to be
arrested and imprisoned, contrary to the Privilege of
the Peerage of this Realm, where they acknowledged
the Matter of Complaint charged on them by the said
Countess of Huntington in her Petition presented to
this House, and humbly begged the Pardon of this
House for their said Offence: It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred
to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the
Privileges of Parliament, and of the Peerage of this
Kingdom, to take the whole Matter of Complaint
charged on them the said John Browne and William
Walker into their Lordships Consideration; who are to
report to this House, what they think is fit to be done
Brown and Walker committed to the Black Rod.
Whereas Mr. John Browne, and Mr. William Walker
his Attorney, were this Day brought to the Bar, by the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for causing
the Countess Dowager of Huntington to be arrested
and imprisoned, contrary to the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm, where they acknowledged the
Matter of Complaint charged on them by the Petition of the said Countess of Huntington, presented to
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod do immediately take the Bodies
of the said John Browne and William Walker into his
Custody, there to remain till the Pleasure of this House
be further signified: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, &c.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 15um diem
instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,
P. Bath & Wells.