DIE Lunæ, 17 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Johannes Ds. Robertes, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Arundell de Warder.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the
Absence of the Lord Keeper, being not well.
This Day the House was called, and these Lords
following were absent:
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Comes St. Albans.
Absent Lords to be summoned.
ORDERED, That those Lords who were absent this
Day upon the Calling of the House, for whom no
Excuse was made, shall be summoned to give their Attendance, and answer for their Absence, this Day.
Belon, King's Servant, versus London and Keife, for taking his Goods in Execution.
Whereas Lodowicke London and Nicholas Keife, Under
Bailiffs of the City of Westminster, now in the Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for taking
in Execution the Goods of Peter Belon, One of His
Majesty's Servants in Ordinary, for Fifteen Pounds
and Ten Shillings, at the Suit of Nicholas Maubert, in
November last, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament,
and for speaking contemptuous Words against the Protection of the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's
Household, granted to the said Peter Belon, were this
Day brought to the Bar, where the Matter of Fact
was proved against them:
Maubert to repay the Money for which they were distrained.
And the House having heard what they and the said
Nicholas Maubert could alledge for themselves; it is
ORDERED, That the said Lodowicke London and Nicholas
Keife shall, on their Knees, at the Bar of this House,
acknowledge their said Offences, and ask their Lordships
Pardon, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock;
and shall likewise re-pay unto the said Peter Belon so
much Money as they received from him as Fees upon
their taking of his Goods in Execution; and that the
said Nicholas Maubert, at whose Suit the Goods of the
said Peter Belon were taken in Execution as aforesaid,
shall forthwith, upon Sight of this Order, re-pay unto the
Shillings recovered by him contrary to Privilege of Parliament as aforesaid, as he will answer the contrary
thereof unto this House.
Mason, D of Newcastle's Servant, released.
This Day Richard Mason, Servant to the Duke of
Newcastle, who was arrested on Wednesday Morning last,
and imprisoned in the Prison called The Compter of Woodstreet London, at the Suit of Bold Boughey, Warden of
The Fleete, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, was
brought to the Bar of this House, by virtue of a Writ
of Habeas Corpus, by which it appeared that the said
Richard Mason is in Execution for the pretended Sum
of Twenty Thousand Pounds.
But John Hill, the Serjeant that arrested the said
Mason, being brought to the Bar as a Delinquent,
humbly acknowledged his said Offence, and confessed
that he arrested him upon a Mean Process; but so soon
as Mason was brought into the Prison the same Day, an
Execution was laid upon him for Twenty Thousand
Pounds, at the Suit of the said Warden of The Fleete,
which was proved upon the Oath of Thomas Hodgson to
be a Debt upon no Consideration, but only a collateral
Security for the true Imprisonment of Sir John Digby,
and the Payment of his Chamber Rent so long as he
should continue a Prisoner in The Fleete; and the said
Sir John Digby being immediately after His Majesty's
coming into England released, but the Bond of the said
Mason not being taken up, the Warden of The Fleete
hath brought his Action for a Debt of Two Hundred
Pounds, owing to him for the Chamber Rent since his
being discharged out of The Fleete.
Hereupon this House made these Orders following:
"Whereas Richard Mason, being arrested, on the 12th
Day of this Instant February, at the Suit of Bold
Boughey Esquire, Warden of The Fleete, and now a
Prisoner in the Prison called The Compter of Woodstreet
London, was this Day brought to the Bar of this
House, by His Majesty's Writ of Habeas Corpus cum
Causa, directed to the Sheriffs of London; it appearing
to this House, that the said Richard Mason was arrested within the Time of Privilege of Parliament,
contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, (fn. *) he being a
menial Servant to the Duke of Newcastle, a Peer of
this Realm: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Richard Mason be, and is hereby, discharged of his
present Imprisonment, according to the Privilege of
Hill, who arrested him, to be released.
"Whereas John Hill, Serjeant at Mace of the Prison
called The Compter of Woodstreet London, now in the
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, for arresting Richard Mason, Servant to the
Duke of Newcastle, a Peer of this Realm, on Wednesday the 12th of this Instant February, at the Suit of
Bold Boughey Esquire, Warden of The Fleete, contrary
to the Privilege of Parliament, being brought this
Day to the Bar, did acknowledge his said Offence;
but pleading his Ignorance that the said Richard Mason was Servant to the Duke of Newcastle, he therefore prayed their Lordships Discharge: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the said John Hill shall,
on his Knees, at the Bar of this House, acknowledge
his said Offence, and ask Pardon of their Lordships
for the same To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in
E Northumb. versus Robson and Dodd.
ORDERED, That it is referred to the Committee for
Privileges, to examine James Robson and William Charlton sworn at this Bar this Day, what they can testify in
the Case of the Earl of Northumb. now depending
in this House against John Robson, to be made Use of at
the said Hearing.
Morley and Grenvile versus Elwes.
ORDERED, That on Wednesday Morning next this
House will take into Consideration what Judgement to
give, in the Case between Cutbert Morley and Bernard
Greenvile, and Jeremy and Henry Elwaies.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 18um diem instantis Februarii, hora
decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.