House of Lords Journal Volume 15
31 January 1693

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 31 January 1693', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 207-210. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=11900 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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DIE Martis, 31 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterborough.
Epus. Bathe & Wells.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Angl. Senescallus.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Somersett.
Dux Ormond.
Dux Northumb'land.
Dux St. Albans.
March. Halifax.
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Oxford.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bolingbroke.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Craven.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Portland.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Scarborough.
Comes Warrington.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Willoughby of Par.
Ds. Chaundos.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Leigh.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Arundell of Tr.
Ds. Osboorne.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Capell.
Ds. Lempster.

PRAYERS.

L. President chose Speaker for Lord Mohun's Trial.

The House unanimously chose the Lord President Speaker, for the Trial of the Lord Mohun, pursuant to the Order of the House.

Who took his Place on the Woolsack.

And then he presented a Commission from His Majesty, for Speaker; which was read, as followeth; vi delicet

Commission for him to be Speaker.

"WILLIAM R.

"William and Mary, by the Grace of God, King and Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Thomas Marquis of Carmarthen, President of Our Council, Greeting: Know ye, that We, trusting in your approved Fidelity, Wisdom, and Discretion, and to the End such Matters and Business as to the Place and Room usually supplied by the Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, in Our Upper House of Parliament, may be in all Things executed as appertaineth, in the said House of this present Parliament now holden at Westminster, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as by the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper hath been accustomed; We have named and appointed, and by these Presents do constitute, name, and authorize you, from Day to Day, and from Time to Time hereafter, during Our Pleasure, to use, occupy, and supply, the said Room and Place of the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper, in Our said Upper House of Parliament, amongst the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled; and then and there to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal should or might in that Behalf do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room: Wherefore We will and command you the said Marquis of Carmarthen to attend and execute the Premises with Effect; and these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patents.

"Witness Ourselves, at Westminster, the One and Thirtieth Day of January, in the Fourth Year of Our Reign.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Lords coming] after the Evidence given, not to vote.

It was moved, "To know, Whether, if any Lord came after the Evidence given, he shall be called to give his Vote?"

Agreed, he shall not vote.

Counsel, Witnesses, &c. to address themselves to the Lords.

And it was also moved, "How the Counsel or Witnesses shall address themselves; whether to the Lord High Steward, or to the Lords?"

ORDERED, That the Prisoner, Counsel, and Witnesses, shall address themselves to the Lords; and that the Lord High Steward be desired to let them know it.

ORDERED, That the Lord Great Chamberlain do take Care to clear the House in the Hall.

Lords go to Westm. Hall.

Then the House was called over; and all the Lords present answered to their Names.

Which done, the Speaker adjourned into Westminster Hall.

And, being come there, the Speaker resumed the House.

The Clerks of the Crown presented the Commission, upon their Knees, to the Lord High Steward.

Then Proclamation was made for Silence; and, all the Lords standing uncovered, the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

L. President's Commission to be L. High Steward.

"GULIELMUS R.

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Marchioni Carmarthen Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Salutem: Sciatis, quod cum Carolus Dominus Mohun, nuper de Paroch. S'cti Clementis Dacor. in Comitatu Nostro Midd'x, coram Dilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Lanceloto Johnson Ar. Carolo Lee Mil. Samuele Buck, Andrea Lawrence, Will'mo Allestrey, Thoma Hariott, Theophilo Egton, Nich'o Grice, Armigeris, et aliis Sociis suis, Justiciariis Nostris, ad inquirend. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum de Comitatu Nostro Midd'x præd. ac aliis Viis, Modis, et Mediis, quibus melius sciverint aut poterint, tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quos Rei Veritas melius sciri poterit et inquiri, de quibuscunque Proditionibus, Misprisionibus Proditionum, Insurrectionibus, Rebellionibus, Contrafacturis, Tonsuris, Loturis, falsis Fabricationibus, et aliis Falsitat. Monetæ hujus Regni Nostri Angl. et aliorum Regnorum five Dominiorum quorumcunque, ac de quibuscunque Murdris, Feloniis, Homicidiis, Interfectionibus, Burglariis, Raptibus Mulierum, Congregationibus et Conventiculis illicitis, Verborum Prolationibus, Coadunationibus, Misprisionibus, Confæderationibus, falsis Allegantiis, Transgressionibus, Riotis, Routis, Retentionibus, Escapiis, Contempt. Falsitat. Negligentiis, Concelamentis, Manutenen. Oppressionibus, Cambipartiis, Deceptionibus, et aliis Malefactis, Offensis, et Injuriis quibuscunque, nec non Accessar. eorundem, infra Comitat. præd. (tam infra Libertates quam extra) per quoscunque et qualitercunque habit. fact. perpetrat. five commiss. et per quos vel per quem, cui vel quibus, quando, qualiter, et quomodo, et de aliis Articulis et Circumstantiis Præmiss. seu eorum aliquod vel aliquæ qualitercunque concernen. plenius Veritat.; et ad easdem Proditiones et al. Præmiss. audiend. et terminand. secundum Legem et Consuetudinem Regni Nostri Angl. nuper assignat., de Felonia et Murdro per ipsum Carolum Dominum Mohun commiss. et perpetrat. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum Com. Nostri Midd'x præd. indictat.: Nos, considerantes quod Justitia est Virtus excellens, et Altissimo complacens, volentesque quod præd. Carolus Dominus Mohun de et pro Felonia et Murdro unde ipse ut præfertur indictat. existit, coram Nobis in præsenti Parliamento Nostro, secundum Leges et Consuetudines hujus Regni Nostri Angl. audiatur, examinetur, sententietur, et adjudicetur, cæteraque omnia quæ in hac Parte pertinent debito Modo exerceantur et exquæsantur; ac pro eo quod Officium Senescalli Angl. (cujus Præsentia in hacParte requiritur, ut accepimus, jam vacat;) Nos, de Fidelitate, Prudentia, provida Circumspectione, et Industria vestris plurimum confidentes, ordinaverimus et constituimus vos, ex hac Causa, Senescallum Angl. ad Officium illud, cum omnibus eidem Officio in hac Parte debit. et pertinen. (hac Vice) gerend. occupand. et exercend. Et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, et omnia quæ in hac Parte ad Officium Senescalli Angl. pertinent et requiruntur (hac Vice) faciatis, exerceatis, et exequamini cum Effectu. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. Tricesimo Primo Die Januarii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

"Peripsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Which being ended; the Serjeant said, "God bless the King and Queen's Majesties!"

Then the Heralds and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod presented the Staff, on their Knees, to the Lord High Steward.

Proclamation was made, for all Persons to be uncovered.

Certiorari, Indictment, &c. read.

Then the Certiorari was read, by the Clerk of the Crown of the King's Bench, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Dilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Lanceloto Johnson Ar. Carolo Lee Militi, Samueli Buck, Andreæ Lawrence, Will'o Allestree, Thomæ Harriott, Theophile Egton, et Nich'o Grice, Armigeris, Salutem: Vobis mandamus, quod Indictamentum de Felonia et Murdro unde Carolus Dominus Mohun, nuper de Paroch. S'cti Clementis Dacor. in Comitat. Nostro Midd'x, coram vobis in Com. Nostro Midd'x præd. et penes vos jam remanen. indictat. existit, ut dicitur, cum omnibus ill. tangen. Nobis in præsenti Parliamento Nostro, sub Sigillis vestris, vel unius vestrum, deliberetis indilate, una cum hoc Breve.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm, Vicesimo Octavo Die Januarii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto."

"Virtute istius Brevis mihi et al. direct. Indictamentum in eodem Brevi mentionat. cum omnibus ea tangen. Domino " (fn. *) " Regi et Dominæ Reginæ, in præsenti Parliamento, sub Sigillo meo in isto Brevi content. in quadam Schedula huic Brevi annex. mitto, prout interius mihi præcipitur.

"Respons. Lanceloti Johnson Ar. un. Justic. dictorum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ, ad inquirend. &c. infrascript.

"La. Johnson."

"Midd'x, ss.

"Memorand. quod per quandam Inquisitionem capt. pro Domino Rege et Domina Regina apud Hicks Hall, in St. John Street, in Com. Midd'x, Die Martis, (scilicet,) Decimo Septimo Die Januarii, Anno Regni Domini et Dominæ Nostrorum Gulielmi et Mariæ, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis et Reginæ, Fidei Defensorum, &c. Quarto, coram Lanceloto Johnson Ar. Carolo Lee Milite, Samuele Buck, Andrea Lawrence, Will'o Allestree, Thoma Hariott, Theophilo Egton, et Nich'o Grice, Armigeris, et aliis Sociis suis Justic. dictorum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ, ad inquiread. per Sacramentum proborum et legalium Hominum Com. Midd'x præd. ac aliis Viis, Modis, et Mediis, quibus melius sciverint aut poterint, tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quos Rei Veritas melius sciri poterit, et inquiri de quibuscunque Proditionibus, Misprisionibus Proditionum, Insurrectionibus, Rebellionibus, Contrafacturis, Tonsuris, Loturis, falsis Fabricationibus, et aliis Falsitatibus Monetæ hujus Regni Angl. et aliorum Regnorum five Dominiorum quorumcunque, ac de quibuscunque Murdris, Feloniis, Homicidiis, Interfectionibus, et aliis Articulis et Offens. in Literis Patentibus dictorum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ, eis et quibuscunque Quatuor vel pluribus corum inde direct. specificat, nec non Accessar. eorundem, infra Com. præd. tam infra Libertates quam extra, per quoscunque et qualitercunque habit. fact. perpetrat. five commiss. ac de aliis Articulis et Circumstantiis Præmiss. et eorum aliquod vel aliquæ qualitercunque concernen. plenius Veritat. et ad easdem Proditiones & al. Præmissa audiend. et terminand. secundum Legem et Consuetudinem hujus Regni Angl. assign. per Sacramentum Samuelis Philipps, Thomæ Head, Georgii Sparks, Thomæ Lynn, Joh'is Waterman, Will'i Keyse, Joh'is Usher, Will'i Pangborne, Arthur. Alliborne, Will'i Deverell, Jacobi Garrison, Anth'ii Hartley, Rob'ti Rogers, Thomæ Knight, et Thomæ Long, proborum et legalium Hominum Com. præd. adtunc et ibidem jurat. et onerat. ad inquirend. pro dicto Domino Rege et Domina Regina, et pro Corpore Com. præd. præsentat. extitit, Modo et Forma prout patet in quodam Indictamento huic Schedulæ annex.

"La. Johnson."

"Midd'x, ss.

"Juratores pro Domino Rege et Domina Regina, super Sacramentum suum præsentant, quod Ric'us Hill, nuper de Paroch. S'cti Clementis Dacor. in Com. Midd'x, Gen. et Carolus Dominus Mohun, nuper de Paroch. præd. in Com. præd. Deum præ Oculis suis non habentes, sed Instigatione Diabolica moti et seducti, Nono Die Decembris, Anno Regni Domini et Dominæ Nostrorum Gulielmi et Mariæ, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis et Reginæ, Fidei Defensorum, &c. Quarto, Vi et Armis, &c. apud Paroch. præd. in Com. præd. in et super quendam Will'um Mountford, Generosum, in Pace Dei et dictorum Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ nunc adtunc et ibidem existen. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitiis suis præcogitatis, Insult. fecer. Et quod præd. Ric'us Hill, cum quodam Gladio, Anglice A Rapier, de Ferro et Chalibe confect. Valor. Quinque Solid. quem ipse idem Ric'us Hill in Manu sua Dextra adtunc et ibidem extract. habuit et tenuit, præfat. Will'um Mountford in et super Dextram Partem Corporis, Anglice The Right Side of the Body, ipsius Will'i Mountford, prope Dextram Mamillam, Anglice The Right Pap, ejusdem Will'i, ad tunc et ibidem felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitata, percussit et pupugit, Anglice did strike and thrust; dans eidem Will'o Mountford adtunc et ibidem, cum Gladio extract. præd. in et super præd. Dextram Partem Corporis ipsius Will'i Mountford, prope dictam Dextram Mamillam ejusdem Will'i, Unum Vulnus mortale, Latitud. Unius Pollicis, et Profunditat. Vigint. Pollicum, de quo quidem Vulnere mortali præd. Will'us Mountford a præd. Nono Die Decembris, Anno supradicto, usque Decimum Diem ejusdem Mensis Decembris, Anno supradicto, apud Paroch. præd. in Com. præd. languebat et languidus vixit; quo quidem Decimo Die Decembris, Anno supradict. præd. Will'us Mountford, de Vulnere mortali præd. apud Paroch. præd. in Com. præd. obiit. Et quod præd. Carolus Dominus Mohun, Tempore Feloniæ et Murdri præd. per præsat. Ric'um Hill Modo et Forma præd. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitat. fact. et perpetrat. adtunc et ibidem, felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitat. fuit præsens, auxilians, abettans, confortans, assistens, et manutenens, præfat. Ric. Hill, ad præd. Will'um Mountford, in Forma præd. felonice, voluntarie, et ex Malitia sua præcogitata, interficiend. et murdrand. Et sic Juratores præd. super Sacramentum suum præd. dicunt, quod præd. Ric'us Hill et Carolus Dominus Mohun præfat. Will'm Mountford, Modo et Forma prædict. felonice voluntarie, et ex Malitiis suis præcogitat. interfecer. et murdraver. contra Pacem dictor. Domini Regis et Dominæ Reginæ nunc, Coron. et Dignitat. suas, &c.

"Billa vera."

"Anna Bracegirdle, de Paroch. infrascript, Spinster, £ X. separation.
Joh'es Bancroft, de Paroch. S'cti Pauli. Coven. Garden, Chirurgus,
Ric'us Rose, de Paroch. infrascript. Junctor,
Will'us Nuttall, de eadem, Yeoman,
Will'us Merry, de eadem, Yeoman,
Hamlet Bracegirdle, de eadem, Yeoman,
Dorothea Ux. Ric'i Browne, de eadem, Gen.

Sub Pona Imprison. Jur."

Ad pros. prox. Gaolæ Del. pro Com. Midd'x:

"Eliz. Walker, de Aldersgate, Spinster, Recog. £. X separatim."
Thomas Leake, de Russell-Street, Yeo-man,

Then the Lord High Steward went to the Chair.

L. Mohun at the Bar.

Proclamation was made, for bringing the Prisoner to the Bar, and his Precept.

Who being come, the Lord High Steward asked Leave to come to the Woolsack.

And the Lord High Steward told him, "He was not to hold up his Hand when arraigned;" and acquainted the Prisoner, Counsel, and Witnesses, "That they must address themselves to the Lords."

And then he acquainted the Lord Mohun upon what Account he was brought hither.

Which being done;

Indictment read.

The Indictment was read to the Lord Mohun again, by the Clerk of the Crown, in English.

Arraigned.

Then he was arraigned, and asked, "Whether Guilty, or Not guilty?" He said, "He was Not guilty."

And being asked, "By whom he would be tried?" He said, "By GOD, and his Peers."

Proclamation was made, for Witnesses to be brought into Court.

Then the Lord Mohun desired Pen, Ink, and Paper.

Which was allowed.

Counsel and Witnesses examined, and Counsel for the King heard.

Mr. Serjeant Thompson opened the Indictment; and Mr. Attorney and other Counsel and Witnesses were heard on His Majesty's Behalf; as also Witnesses for the Prisoner; and Mr. Solicitor heard, to sum up the Evidence.

Lords adjourn to the House.

The House was adjourned to the House of Peers; and the Lords and Attendants went back in the same Order as they came down.

The Lords being come to the House of Peers, the Lord High Steward resumed the House.

Bishops Protestation delivered.

Then the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, for himself and the rest of the Bishops, delivered in a Protestation; which they desired may be entered.

Which was read, as followeth:

"The Lords Spiritual of the House of Peers do desire the Leave of this House, to be absent from the Trial of the Lord Mohun; by Protestation, saving to themselves and their Successors all such Right in Judicature as they have by Law, and of Right ought to have."

Then the Bishops asked Leave to withdraw;

Which was granted.

House not to proceed in L. Mohun's Case:

Upon Debate,

"Whether the House shall now proceed in the Case of the Lord Mohun?"

This Question was put, "Whether the House shall now go on?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

"Dissentient:

Protest against that Resolution.

"Because it may be of dangerous Consequence, in Case of Blood.

"Pembroke.
Somerset.
Norfolke.
Halifax.
Huntingdon.
Bedford.
Devonshire.
Dorsett.
J. Bridgewater.
Mulgrave.
Scarbrough.
Westmorland.
Radnor.
Lawarr.
Cornwallis.
Monmouth.
Shrewsbury.
Arundell.
Northumberland.
Kent."

After the abovesaid Question, the Orders following were made:

Peers absent when the House called.

"It being moved, To consider what shall be done to any Peer or Peers that shall be absent upon calling over the House presently: It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That all the Peers that were present at the Trial of the Lord Mohun, and are now absent, shall severally pay One Hundred Pounds to the Clerk of the Parliaments, to be disposed of for the Benefit of the Poor of the Parishes in Westminster; and, in Default of Payment thereof on or before this Day Sevennight, they shall be committed to The Tower of London."

Lords present at the Trial, called over.

Then the Peers being called over that were present at the Trial this Day; and the Earl of Fauconberge, Lord Viscount Newport, Lord Lovelace, and the Lord Leigh, being absent; the following Order was made:

Lords present at the Trial, and absent now, fined 100 1. each.

"ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Earl of Fauconberge, Francis Lord Viscount Newport, John Lord Lovelace, and Thomas Lord Leigh, who were now absent at the Calling of the House after the Adjournment out of Westminster Hall, shall severally pay, or cause to be paid, to the Clerk of the Parliaments, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, to be disposed of to the Poor of the Parishes in Westminster; and, in Default of Payment thereof on or before Tuesday the Seventh Day of February, next, they shall be committed to Their Majesties Tower of London; and that the abovesaid Lords be summoned to attend the House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."

Peers at the Trial, if absent Tomorrow, to be committed.

ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That if any Peer or Peers who were this Day present at the Trial of the Lord Mohun, shall be absent, and not attend this House To-morrow; he or they shall be committed to Their Majesties Tower of London.

L. Mohun remanded:

It is ORDERED by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Charles Lord Mohun shall be, and he is hereby, remanded Prisoner to Their Majesties Tower of London.

To the Right Honourable Rob't Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of Their Majesties Tower of London, his Deputy and Deputies.

To be brought To-morrow:

ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of Their Majesties Tower of London, do bring Charles Lord Mohun, now Prisoner there, to the Bar of this House in Westminster Hall, To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Counsel and Witnesses to attend.

ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Their Majesties Counsel, Witnesses, and all other Persons concerned in the Lord Mohun's Trial, shall attend this House To-morrow, in Westm. Hall, at Ten of the Clock.

Consideration of the absent Peers adjourned.

ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of what shall be done to the absent Lords that were summoned, shall be adjourned until after the Trial of the Lord Mohun.

Adjourn.

Dominus Senescallus Angl. ut Orator Procerum pro hac Vice, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, (videlicet,) primum diem Februarii jam proxim. futur. hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Hitherto examined by us, this 18th Day of March,

J. Bridgewater.
Stamford.
Craven.
Culpeper.

Footnotes

* Origin. Rege.