DIE Sabbati, 17 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Præses Concilii Domini Regis.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. Willoughby Parham.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell Treryse.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day George Duke of Buckingham took the Oaths
of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed
the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more
effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House
This Day Arthur Earl of Essex took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the
Declaration against Transubstantiation, in Pursuance to
the Act made in the 25th Year of His now Majesty's
Reign, for preventing the Dangers which may happen
from Popish Recusants; his Witnesses being first sworn
at the Bar, to prove the Truth of his Certificate concerning his receiving the Sacrament of the LORD'S Supper.
The Lord Robertes reported, "The Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill for Sale of the
Lands late of Charles Dale, deceased, have met, and
heard all Persons concerned; and the Opinion of the
Committee is, that the said Bill is fit to pass, without
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Sale of the
Lands late of Charles Dale, of the County of Rutland, Esquire, deceased, for Payment of his Debts,
and Provision for his Daughters and Coheirs."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That the Duke of Bucks is added to the
Committee for Privileges, and to the Committee for Examinations.
The Earl of Clare, Earl of Westmerland, Vicecomes
Campden, Vicecomes Yarmouth, Lord Delawar, and Lord
Mannors, are added to the Committee for Privileges.
Commons desire the Bishops may not be present at the E. of Danby's Trial.
The Lord President reported, "That the Lords Committees have met the Committee of the House of
Commons this Morning, and gave them an Account
of the Resolution of the Lords passed Yesterday, concerning the Trials of the Five Lords in The Tower,
videlicet, Earl of Powis, Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre, Lord Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Belasyse;
and also of the Desire of the Lords Spiritual, to withdraw themselves from the Trials of those Lords, reserving the Liberty of entering their usual Protestation; and delivered to them a signed Copy of what is
entered in the Journal of the House of Peers concerning this Matter; which is all they had in Command.
"To which the Commons answered, That the Vote
of the House of Commons, which they acquainted the
Lords with Yesterday, concerning the Bishops, extends to the Earl of Danby, as well as the said Five
Lords; whereas the Lords Vote relates only to the Five
Lords: And therefore they desired to know what Answer the Lords give as to the Earl of Danby.
"They further objected, that they conceived that
their Vote was to the Right of the Thing; and that
the Bishops have no Right to be at any One Vote in
any Capital Case; and they conceived the Earl of
Danbye's Case to be a Capital Case, as well as the
Cases of the other Five Lords; and that, if the Bishops
may have Leave to withdraw, it implies a Right, which
if they have it is a new Court, which the Commons
cannot admit of.
"The Lords did then let them know, there is no
Day yet appointed for the Trial of the Earl of Danby; and that the Lords Spiritual will be absent at
all the Parts of the Trials of the Five Lords; and
that the Protestation they now desire to enter will
be the same as in the Earl of Strafford's Case. Then
the Commons said, they could not proceed to treat
of any other Proposal, till such Time as this Business
about the Court be settled."
Committee to search Precedents concerning Trials of Peers and Judicature.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Committee for Privileges are hereby appointed further to search for and
consider Precedents and Ways of proceeding on the
Trials and Judicature of Peers; and to advise of Directions and Methods fit to be observed therein, for the
Preservation of Order and Regularity in the Trials of
the Lords now appointed; and all Circumstances usually
occurring in such Trials; and to report to this House on
Monday next; and for this End to sit this Afternoon.
Lawson, Solicitor to the Popish Lords, released upon Bail.
Upon Report made from the Lords Committees for
Examinations, "That their Lordships have examined
Mr. Henry Lawson, Solicitor to the Five Lords now
Prisoners in The Tower, upon the Information of
Richard Child put in against him; which he denies to
It appearing to their Lordships that he is a Protestant,
and is assigned by this House to solicit the Business of
the said Lords; it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the said Henry Lawson shall forthwith appear before
Edmond Warcupp Esquire, One of His Majesty's Justices
of the Peace for the County of Midd. and Liberty of
Westm. and enter into Recognizance to appear whenever he shall be summoned, and thereupon be discharged
from any further Attendance at present concerning this
E. of Thanet's Privilege, concerning Brough Mill, Coniston, etal. to be discharged.
Whereas Mr. John Coniston, William Dargue, and
John Whorton, were, by Order of the Third Instant,
summoned to appear this Day, to answer for a Breach
of Privilege suggested to be by them committed against
the Earl of Thannet, by turning his Tenant John Horne
out of the Possession of Brough Mill, in the County of
Westmerland: It appearing this Day, upon reading the
Petition of the said John Coniston, William Dargue, and
John Whorton, and their Affidavit annexed; and also
upon examining the said John Horne at the Bar, "That,
on the 25th of April last, he was in possession of the
said Mill for a Year, ending that Day, as Tenant to
Mr. Tuston, Brother to the said Earl; and not willing
to hold the said Mill any longer, the Title being in
Controversy, the Possession thereof was taken from
him, by the said John Coniston, for the Use of the
said Mr. Tufton:"
Upon Consideration had thereof; it is ORDERED, by
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Coniston, William Dargue, and
John Whorton, be, and are hereby, discharged from
their Appearance this Day, or any further Attendance
concerning this Matter.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 19um diem
instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined, this 21 of
May, 1679, by us,
Anglesey, C. P. S.
P. Bath & Wells.