DIE Jovis, 24 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Dux Albemarle. Monmouth.
Comes St. Albaine.
Ds. North et Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wer.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Ds. Arundell de Tr.
Ds. Butler de West.
Lords take the Oaths.
These Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act
for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from
sitting in either House of Parliament:
William Lord Paget.
William Lord Bishop of Landaff.
Earl of Thanet.
Gilb't Earl of Clare.
Theophilus Earl of Huntingdon.
Sir Ol. Boteler versus Regem, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Oliver Boteler,
praying Judgement upon his Writ of Error depending
in this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Judges shall deliver
their Opinions in this House, upon the said Writ of
Error, so soon as they come from the Circuit, at which
Time their Lordships will give Judgement thereon.
E. of Danby's Petition to be admitted to Bail.
A Petition from the Earl of Danby, was presented to
the House; which was read, as followeth:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Thomas Earl of Danby,
Prisoner in The Tower of London;
"Most humbly sheweth,
"That your Petitioner hath been detained a Prisoner
in The Tower for above Three and Twenty Months
last past; during which Time of his Restraint, he
hath undergone several Sicknesses, and hath been, and
is still, very much impaired in his Health.
"Wherefore your Petitioner humbly prayeth,
that your Lordships would be pleased to
bail your Petitioner; he being ready to
give good and responsible Security to your
Lordships, in what Sum soever it shall please
your Lordships, for your Petitioner's Appearance, as your Lordships shall think sit
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
ORDERED, That the Debate of this Petition be put
off to Monday next.
Sir William Scroggs' Answer to his Impeachment.
The Answer of Sir William Scroggs Knight was read,
"The Answer of Sir William Scroggs Knight,
Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's
Bench, to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited against him, by the Commons of England in the late Parliament assembled.
"The said Sir William Scroggs, by and under Protestation, that there is no Manner of High Treason,
nor any Overt Act of High Treason, particularly alledged or expressed in the said Articles of Impeachment, to which the said William Scroggs can or is
bound by Law to make any Answer unto; and
saving to himself (and which he prayeth may be saved
to him), both now and at all Times hereafter, all and
all Manner of Benefit and Advantage of Exception
to the Insufficiency of the said Articles in Point of
Law, as well for that there is no Overt Act of Treason expressed therein, as for all other the Defect
therein appearing: For Plea thereto, he saith. That
he is in no Wise guilty of all or any the Crimes,
Offences, or Misdemeanors, of what Nature, Kind,
or Quality soever, by the said Articles of Impeachment charged upon him, in Manner and Form as in
and by the said Articles is supposed; which he is
ready to aver and prove, as this Honourable House
shall award: And humbly submitteth himself and the
Justice of his Cause to this most Honourable House;
and prayeth to be discharged of the Premises, and
to be hence dismissed, and acquitted of all the Matters, Crimes, Misdemeanors, and Offences, in and by
the said Articles of Impeachment charged upon him,
After this, a Petition of Sir Wm. Scroggs was read.
His Petition for a speedy Trial.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in this present Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Sir William Scroggs
Knight, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's
Court of King's Bench;
"That your Petitioner, the last Parliament, was impeached before your Lordships, by the House of
Commons, of several Articles, styled High Treason,
and other great Crimes and Misdemeanors.
"To which your Petitioner hath now, with the First
Opportunity, put in his Answer into this Honourable
"Your Petitioner humbly prays, that your
Lordships would be pleased to appoint
some short Day, for this present House of
Commons to reply; that so a convenient
Day may be appointed for the Hearing of
the Cause, that your Petitioner may no
longer lye under the Reproach of the Word
"And your Petitioner, as in Duty bound,
shall ever pray, &c.
Copies of Petition and Answer to be sent to H. C.
ORDERED, That the Copies of this Answer and Petition shall be sent to the House of Commons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Tymothy Baldwin and Sir Edward Low:
To communicate to them the Copies of the Answer
and the Petition of Sir William Scroggs Knight.
Bickerton versus Bickerton.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of George
Bickerton, from a Decree made in the Court of Exchequer, concerning divers Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in Horshall, Marbury, and New Hall, in the
County of Chester; in which Court, Elizabeth Bickerton Widow the Relict, and Elizabeth Bickerton the
Daughter, of George Bickerton, were Defendants, and
the Petitioner was Plaintiff; and praying, that the Defendants may put in their Answer, or respective Answers, thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Elizabeth Bickerton Widow the Relict, and Eliz. Bickerton the Daughter, of George Bickerton, be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answers to the said Appeal in
Writing within One Week next after the Service of this
Order upon them.
Repeal of 35 Eliz.
ORDERED, That the Bill for repealing the Statute of
35th Year of Queen Eliz. be taken into Consideration
To-morrow Morning, in a Committee of the whole
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 25um
diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis