DIE Mercurii, 23 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
|Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii, &c.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii, &c.
Comes St. Albans.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Arundell de Warder.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
Thornbury, Oldbury, &c. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming
of certain Articles for settling the Customs of the
Manors of Thornbury, Oldbury, &c."
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A Petition was presented to this House, from the
Earl of Banbury; which was read, as follows:
E. of Banbury's Petition, for his Writ of Summons.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Nicholas Earl of
"That your Petitioner hath the Honour to be a Peer
of this Realm by Descent, and is legally entitled, by
Right of Inheritance, to the Dignity and Honour of
Earl of Banbury, and ought therefore to have and
enjoy his Voice and Seat in Parliament, and all other
Privileges and Pre-eminences to such Dignity belonging; and hath always, in all Taxes and Payments of
Poll-money and Benevolences, paid such Sums, and
in such Proportions, as to the Quality and Degree of
an English Earl did appertain: Nevertheless, your
Petitioner hath not yet had the Honour to receive
from His Majesty such a Writ of Summons to Parliament as is usually granted to other the Peers of this
"Wherefore, since your Petitioner is well assured
that no legal Impediment can be objected and
proved against him, he most humbly prays
this Honourable House, That he may receive
such a Writ of Summons to the Parliament
now sitting, as may enable him to serve His
Majesty there according to the Duty of his
Place and Quality.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
Upon this, the House made this Order following:
"Upon reading the humble Petition of Nicholas Earl
of Banbury this Day, praying that he may receive
such a Writ of Summons to the Parliament now sitting, as may enable him to serve His Majesty there
according to the Duty of his Place and Quality: It is
ORDERED, That the said Petition be referred to the
Lords Committees for Privileges; whose Lordships,
having considered thereof, are afterward to report
their Opinion to the House."
Proceedings against the E. of Strafford to be expunged in the Journal.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees for
Privileges are hereby appointed to observe the Directions of an Act of this present Parliament, intituled,
"An Act for Reversal of the Attainder of the Earl of
Strafford, in vacating and expunging out of the
Journals of this House, those Proceedings which by
that Act are appointed to be razed."
Hyde, E. Rivers' Servant, sued by Ridge, Walley, & al.
Upon Complaint and Oath made at the Bar of this
House, by William Hyde, menial Servant to the Earl
Rivers, a Peer of this Realm (and so owned to be, by
his Lordship this Day), "That he is sued and prosecuted, in several of His Majesty's Courts in the County
Palatine of Chester, by Robert Ridge of the City of
Chester Vintner, Richard Walley of Frodsham in the
County of Chester Shop-keeper, and others, for some
Affairs relating to the said Earl, in the Time of Session of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, notwithstanding that the said William Hyde
did insist upon his Privilege, and shewed them a Protection under the Hand and Seal of the said Earl,
which they gave no Respect unto, but proceeded in
the said Suits by Richard Barker their Attorney:"
Ridge & al. sent for.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert
Ridge, Richard Walley, and Richard Barker, be, and are
hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House,
on Wednesday the Sixteenth Day of March next, at Ten
of the Clock in the Forenoon, to answer to the said
Complaint; and that all Proceedings against the said
William Hyde, by them the said Robert Ridge, Richard
Walley, and others, or their said Attorney Richard Barker, be staid during the Privilege of Parliament, as they
and every of them will answer the contrary to this
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
26um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.