DIE Lunæ, 6 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
L. Chancellor, L. High Steward pro hac vice.
L. Privy Seal.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Herbert Cher.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Butler de West.
Memorandum, That these
Lords Spiritual were in
the House in the Morning; but none of them
went down into Westminster Hall.
Lords absent ordered to attend.
The House taking Notice, that some Lords were absent this Day, who were present all the Days of the
Trial of the Lord Viscount Stafford, and heard the
Evidence; did order, That particular Notice be given
presently to the Lords absent, to give their Attendance
on this House immediately; or else they are to be sent
to The Tower.
E. Dorset sick.
Dr. Frazier, upon Oath made at this Bar, testified,
That the Earl of Dorset is so sick, that he cannot at
present attend the Service of this House, without Peril
of his Health."
A Petition was presented to this House, from the Lord
Viscount Stafford; which was read, as followeth:
L. Stafford's Petition for Leave to offer some Matters to clear himself.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in
"The humble Petition of William Viscount of Stafford.
"Humbly shewing unto your Lordships, That he
hath some Things to offer unto your Lordships, in order
to clear himself; which he hopeth to do.
"Your Petitioner doth therefore with all Humility
most humbly beseech your Lordships, to give
him Leave to offer some Things unto your
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
No more Evidence to Points of Law already heard.
This Petition was agreed to be read publicly in Westminster Hall.
But the House declared, to hear no more Witnesses
nor Counsel to those Points in Law which their Lordships have given Resolutions in.
No Lord to sit near Lord Stafford, Managers, nor Witnesses.
ORDERED, That no Lords do sit near the Prisoner,
Managers, nor Witnesses, in Westminster Hall.
The Lord High Steward adjourned this House into
Proclamation was made, to keep Silence.
Proclamation was made, for the Lieutenant of The
Tower to bring Viscount Stafford his Prisoner to the Bar;
which was done.
L. H. Steward acquainted L. Stafford with the Resolution the House.
The Lord High Steward caused Viscount Stafford's
Petition to be read; and told the Prisoner, "That the
Lords are come to hear what he hath to say: But
gave him to understand, that the Process for hearing
any more Witness is closed; and that the Lords have
given an Answer already to the Points he mentioned."
L. Stafford heard in his own Defence.
Then the Lord Viscount Stafford made a long Discourse, of no new Matter; but a Repetition of Things
he had formerly said.
The Lord High Steward adjourned to the House
Absent Lords excused.
Thomas Noye and William Willaston, upon Oath made
at the Bar, did aver, "That the Lord Coventry is so sick,
that he is not able to give his Attendance on this
House, without Danger of his Life."
Upon this, the House excused his Absence.
Thomas Urwin upon Oath, deposed, "That the Earl
of Oxon is taken so ill, that he at present is not able
to attend this House, without Danger of his Life."
Hereupon the House excused his Absence.
ORDERED, That such Lords as were absent this Day
shall give a satisfactory Reason to this House for their
Question for Adjournment into Westm. Hall, to give Judgement, debated.
Then the House took into Consideration the Matter
of the whole Evidence, upon the Trial of the Lord
Viscount Stafford in Westminster Hall.
And, after a long Debate, it was moved, "That the
House may be adjourned into Westminster Hall presently, to give Judgement on the Lord Viscount Stafford."
The Question was propounded, "Whether to
adjourn To-night into Westminster Hall?"
Carried in the Negative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether this Question shall be put?"
The Votes were equal; and so it was carried
in the Negative.
Call of the House Tomorrow.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That this House shall be called over To-morrow, at Ten
of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Wycherley versus Tyler & al.
This House being moved, "That a Day may be
appointed, for hearing the Cause at the Bar, wherein
Daniell Wicherley is Plaintiff, and George Tyler and
others, Tenants of the Manor of Wem, in the County
of Salop, are Defendants:"
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament
assembled, That the said Cause shall be heard, by Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar of this House, on Wednesday
the Eighth Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the
Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said George Tyler
and the other Defendants, are to cause timely Notice
to be given to the said Daniell Wycherley for that Purpose.
Message to acquaint H. C. that the Lords will give Judgement To-morrow.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Tymothy Baldwin and Sir Samuell Clerke:
To acquaint them, that the Lords will be ready to
give Judgement on the Lord Viscount Stafford Tomorrow Morning in Westminster Hall, at Ten of the
Lieutenant of The Tower to bring L. Stafford to Westm. Hall Tomorrow.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Lieutenant of His Majesty's Tower of London
be, and is hereby, required to bring William Viscount
Stafford, now Prisoner there, to the Bar of this House
in Westminster Hall, on Tuesday the Seventh Day of this
Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 7um diem
instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic